Indigo improves grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health through the use of natural microbiology and digital technologies. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes and agronomic insights, Indigo works with growers to sustainably produce high quality harvests. The company then connects growers and buyers directly to bring these harvests to market. Working across the supply chain, Indigo is forwarding its mission of harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil. http://www.indigoag.com/      

The Corporate Development organization will evaluate, develop, and execute high value internal and external strategic initiatives core to Indigo's vision, strategic and market positioning, and organizational effectiveness while maintaining alignment with Indigo senior management, the Board, current and future Investors, and other important external stakeholders, or potential partners. 
  
The Co-op for the Corporate Development and the Corporate Development organization will play a role in and across the Indigo organization to help with a variety of strategic projects and initiatives.   
  
The position reports to and will closely partner with the VP of Corporate Development, in addition to working closely with other functions including Commercial, Strategy, and Business Development. 
 
Key Outcomes for the Corporate Development Co-op

  • Develop business plans for novel new businesses that would be core to Indigo's strategic positioning within 5 years 
  • Evaluate various business model choices for the core business and value capture strategies with the Corporate Development and Commercial teams 
  • Manage key workstreams as Indigo pursues private or public equity and debt transactions 
  • Assist management in preparing mission-critical analyses and materials to be ultimately used for Board and Investor presentations 
  • Develop a robust process to regularly evaluate Indigo's competitive landscape 
  • Evaluate novel businesses and business models that enable Indigo to achieve its target of ~$1B in revenues by 2020 
  • Assist in managing logistics for special events and CorpDev activities 

Key Competencies 

  • Develop business plans for novel new businesses that would be core to Indigo's strategic positioning within 5 years 
  • Evaluate various business model choices for the core business and value capture strategies with the Corporate Development and Commercial teams 
  • Manage key workstreams as Indigo pursues private or public equity and debt transactions 
  • Assist management in preparing mission-critical analyses and materials to be ultimately used for Board and Investor presentations 
  • Develop a robust process to regularly evaluate Indigo's competitive landscape 
  • Evaluate novel businesses and business models that enable Indigo to achieve its revenue target
  • Assist in managing logistics for special events and CorpDev activities 

Key Competencies 

  • Passion for Finance, Economics, with a very strong detail orientation
  • Demonstrate strong strategic and critical thinking skills
  • Understands and can communicate financial concepts in plain terms to varying audiences. 
  • Has experience in Financial Modeling, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Exceptional resourcefulness in getting the job done
  • Work autonomously and in a self-directed manner but always within the expectations of and parameters set by the VP Corporate Development and other business leaders
  • Set and maintain high standards for self and the team
  • Communicate both positive and negative issues in an open, direct, and straight-forward manner.
  • Possess strong EQ (interpersonal, communication and relationship building skills
  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills and well-structured communication skills
  • Demonstrate a team-oriented style and strong work ethic
  • Demonstrate an appropriate balance of confidence and humility
  • Hands-on leader.
  • Team building and management

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