Indigo is a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. With a vision of creating a world where farming is an economically desirable and accessible profession, Indigo works alongside its growers to apply natural approaches, grow healthy food for all, and conserve resources for future generations. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes to improve crop health and productivity, Indigo’s portfolio is focused on cotton, wheat, rice, corn, and soybeans. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA, with commercial and customer service based in Memphis, TN. www.indigoag.com 

The role of Transport Strategy, Business Development Lead, will work on defining core strategies for Indigo Transport including how we develop commercial offerings and driving the execution of Transport Business Plans.

 Responsibilities:

  •  Develop and prioritize commercial offerings required to achieve Transport business plan
  • Prioritize offerings, including a view on value impact and implementation effort required
  • Lead the assessment of initiatives to determine feasibility, requirements for success and impact on Transport platform objectives (e.g., engagement and trust)
  • Lead the project management execution of the Transport business plan (supported by Transport staff)
  • Learn business, priorities and assume project management leadership
  • Lead the operationalization of key commercial initiatives
  • Drive answer to key choices / trade offs around how to operationalize
  • Develop recommendations that can be tasked by Transport leadership
  • Lead the execution, supported by key members of the Transport team and drive cross functional support as needed
  • Support key components of M&A/JVs, technologies or meaningful investment work.
  • Drive answer of valuation and ROI analysis of key questions (informed through third party research and internal experts)
  • Lead the international expansion strategy including entry strategy for Argentina, Brazil and Australia
  • Understands and embodies our purpose & core values
  • Understands our purpose and core values and what makes Indigo different from other companies.
  • Demonstrates personal and/or professional passion for our core values.
  • Widely viewed as someone who personifies our core values, is committed to them, and leans on them when making difficult decisions.

 

Competencies:

 

  • Excellent analytical capabilities and strong financial modeling skills/experience
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Strong story building and PowerPoint skills
  • Able to draft meeting ready versions of presentations to support strategic initiatives
  • Self-starter and ability to work with little guidance
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to requirements to complete projects
  • Strong interest in Indigo’s mission and helping company to execute to achieve goals
  • Strong desire to learn and develop skill sets
  • Willing to travel and work long hours
  • Able to manage ambiguity and work on multiple workstreams simultaneously
  • Takes ownership in work
  • Highly organized and able to multitask

 Qualifications:

  • Five plus years of work experience
  • Banking, private equity, consulting and/or strategy/business development experience
  • Agriculture experience not necessary
  • Experience managing others, able to do so in a respectful and productive manner that helps develop others
  • Ability to work cross functionally in a positive and team-oriented way whether as a project lead or as a contributor

 

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