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 Innovation team evaluates and deploys hardware and software technologies across the Indigo value chain that can deliver higher profitability, sustainability, and quality in Indigo’s crops.  The Innovation Intern will support key initiatives in the Innovation Team and across the company relating to Indigo's R&D, analysis of the AgTech landscape, and future challenges of the agriculture industry. The Intern will support the Innovation Team by leading, synthesizing, and explaining key analyses related to business-critical opportunities. The Intern will work cross-functionally internally and externally with partners and consultants. 
 
 
OUTCOMES

1. Design, deliver, and maintain analyses to support business critical decisions:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the functionality of the different departments of the company
  • Work collegially with cross-functional team to obtain guidance on assumptions and outcomes
  • Translate key takeaways from analysis into clear presentations
  • Model the different opportunities that potential partners could provide and determine which fit the goals and needs of the current organization
  • Support other functions to analyze key strategy questions
  • Demonstrate advanced problem understanding and solving capabilities
  • Fulfil ad-hoc requests of team, with leadership approval

2. Develop thorough understanding of agricultural innovation ecosystem:

  • Find and vet leads to map out innovative opportunities for both Indigo and growers
  • Conduct outreach to potential collaborators to confirm if they are a fit with the Indigo's goals
  • Candidates should be comfortable with email and cold-calling, as this is a key part of this role
  • Support efforts to find and access the best technologies in the industry, to compliment the technologies being developed internally by Indigo
  • Screen commercial landscape for supporting technologies and present organized results
  • Communicate ideas to multiple groups within the organization and gather feedback

 
REQUIREMENTS

  • Enjoyable to work with and team-first attitude
  • Strong analytical capabilities and the ability to take the initiative
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Strong PowerPoint Skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Strong organization
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Alignment with Indigo's mission and core values
  • Interest or experience in agriculture, food or biotechnology a plus
  • Previous work experience is highly recommended

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