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, Basel, Switzerland, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil. http://www.indigoag.com/      

The role of Head of R&D, Europe is responsible for the management, coordination and completion of all aspects of Indigo Agricultural microbial products development and commercialization in Europe. The role serves as an R&D business partner for the Head of Indigo, Europe, reporting to Vice President, Indigo International R&D Business Partner.

Responsibilities 

  1. Be an R&D business partner for the Head of Indigo Europe on all aspects of R&D in Europe:
    • Balance the functional priorities with the business priorities to deliver local business results
    • Facilitate technical decision making and communication from global to local and local to global
    • Serve as a single point of contact for R&D for Indigo Europe and global organization
  2. Lead locally the Focused sourcing platform of Indigo Research and Product Development for Europe
  3. Connect Indigo Europe Target Product Profiles (TPP’s) with deliverables to Indigo Focused sourcing and Leveraged programs in Europe
  4. Execute locally all aspects of Indigo Agricultural Microbial Products Development and Commercialization for Europe business
  5. Provide pre- and post-commercialization Technical support to Commercial team and to Customers
  6. Manage locally Indigo Quality Assurance and testing
  7. Manage locally CRO partnerships
  8. Manage locally R&D partnerships
  9. Manage locally Regulatory Affairs
  10. Build and lead the Technical Team of Indigo Europe to execute and deliver the above listed

Competencies

  • Passion for Agriculture and Sustainable solutions  
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically
  • Ability to connect the business needs with technical input and output
  • Solutions oriented
  • Well-structured communication skills (technical and to the business) internally and externally
  • Team oriented style and strong work ethics
  • Strong record keeping, organizational and multitasking skills
  • Ability to gain consensus working collaboratively and cross functionally with internal and external parties
  • Ability to iterate, learn and adapt quickly as the technical and business landscapes evolve; extremely agile
  • Experienced working in multinational and multicultural organization
  • Ability to prioritize to address conflicting demands

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of technical agribusiness experience in Europe
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in agricultural engineering, agronomy or agribusiness
  • Strong expertise and experience in commercializing innovative agricultural products

Indigo is committed to living our values, specifically “creating a work environment where everyone feels respected, connected, and has opportunities to learn and grow.” As part of living our values, we strive to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where everyone feels they can be themselves and has an equal opportunity of succeeding.

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