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 role of People Manager, Argentina will be the custodian of Indigo’s culture and values in the geography, will implement the global processes and tools, and will integrate the local and culture-specific requirements into people-related practices.

 

Responsibilities:

1. Own the local recruiting process:

  • Become an expert on Indigo’s recruiting process and hiring values
  • Collaborate with hiring managers to scope roles, manage headcounts, and source local talent
  • Run local recruitment processes by coordinating with global recruitment and local sourcing companies

2. Ensure leadership team in local office is high-functioning:

  • Facilitates team building by applying a high performance team approach
  • Able to diagnose team deficiencies and to work with other stakeholders to put in place plans to address them
  • Acts as a coach and as a model within the team

3. Executes the global People strategy at the local level

  • Embraces the business partnering principles by being an active part of the local executive team
  • Balances global and local priorities
  • Leverages best practices

4. Partners for the success of the local business:

  • Embraces the business partnering principles by being an active part of the local executive team
  • Balances global and local priorities
  • Leverages best practices

5. Ensures Indigo’s core values are lived fully in the local office, and fosters employee engagement

  • Tiny Pulse scores in each country are at or higher than set levels
  • Policies and sensitive decisions are handled with high integrity consistent with global People team; manages local employee relations in line with Indigo values and culture

6.  Collaborates with central People team and cross-functionally with other key stakeholders (Legal, Finance, etc.) to ensure core People processes are in place and high-functioning, including:

  • Compensation and benefits
  • Recruitment
  • Onboarding
  • Learning & Development

7. Owns the Performance and Talent Management process at local level

  • Top talent is nurtured and included into global talent plans
  • Performance is calibrated to ensure consistency and objectivity
  • Underperformance is addressed according to Indigo values

Competencies:

  • Gatekeeper of Indigo’s culture
  • Strategic thought partner to the country head
  • Smart, with strong business acumen
  • Excellent communicator
  • Prioritizes transparency
  • Rational thinker
  • Unafraid to challenge the status quo
  • Maintains a positive attitude and sense of humor amidst chaos
  • Commands respect from the country head and leadership team
  • Empathetic
  • High energy, positive “can-do” attitude
  • Operates from a place of trust, respect, and assuming good intent
  • Able to balance business and people priorities
  • Excellent people judgment; able to gain a pulse on the office
  • Operates with an unbiased, objective point of view
  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity
  • Willing to roll up their sleeves and get into the details; hands-on

Qualifications:

  • Experience working in an international organization
  • Significant experience in organizational design
  • Experience being a business partner; experience working in a matrix environment
  • Deep understanding of local talent market, local talent laws, and employment matters including industry standards for benefits, compensation, etc.
  • Experience recruiting and building a team a plus
  • Understanding of the industry a plus
  • Experience building something from scratch a plus

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