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/       

Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the VP, Agronomy and drive key priorities
  • Will be “Second in Command” in decision making
  • Build operational and execution-oriented plans (largely in PowerPoint and Excel) to execute on key priorities (current and not limited to) building and achieving Commercial sales goals
  • Work across the Agronomy teams, commercial organization, GeoInnovation, Systems Innovation and key executives to align Agronomy initiatives
  • Facilitate project management-oriented process to deliver on Agronomy goals and objectives within the Agronomy department and across other functions dependent of agronomy support.
  • Manage the annual budget process
  • Manage the 5-year business plan development in coordination with commercial strategy and corporate development
  • Partner VP, Agronomy and develop vision and lead execution of strategy
  • Help refine the vision and roadmap for Agronomy function
  • Lead analyses and support to make key decisions
  • Lead the development and execution of various Agronomy initiatives
  • Manage projects with multiple cross-functional teams across the Boston and Memphis offices to execute on key Agronomy initiatives
  • Develop new business cases, own the development, and manage the development
  • Implement key strategic initiatives, core to Indigo’s vision and lead evaluation of key assets with a focus on bringing the CEOs vision and the company mission to life
  • Work closely with Strategy and Business Development to lead and VP, Agronomy highly effective strategic planning processes that result in clear directives for the Agronomy business unit
  • Work with all business stakeholders involved in the projects underway within Agronomy and has a strong understanding of Agronomy’s impact across the organization.
  • Leads project check-ins with cross functional stakeholders and reporting out on project progress and potential risks.
  • Establishes relationships with all key stakeholders, and can articulate their pain points and needs from Project Management
  • Collaborate with Commercial Strategy and complete a communication and implementation plan
  • Develops cohesive communication plan to ensure all agronomy functions are well-informed about progress in all relevant projects/initiatives
  • Transition projects to operations
  • Develop tools and templates to support Agronomy functions 

Competencies: 

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, ambiguous environment
  • Able to bring structure to loosely defined process and guide the definition and prioritization of requirements.
  • Able to synthesize complex problems and propose a path forward
  • Identify outcomes, despite “noise” and roadblocks and path to achieve them
  • Can effectively communicate across organization, anticipate and resolve issues with project team and other functions
  • Excellent analytical capabilities, top tier financial modeling skills/experience, and insight development (data to insights)
  • Able to manage many projects consisting of multiple stakeholder groups within and outside Agronomy
  • Ability to work with people with different ideas and styles
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; able to communicate clearly and succinctly with team members and leadership
  • Strong PowerPoint and storytelling skills for all levels of the organization, from CEO to field staff
  • High level of accountability and follow-through
  • 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 to develop skill sets
  • Deep curiosity of inter-departmental process and decision making
  • Ability to see linkages and unrealized dependencies
  • Willingness to question existing processes in order to improve

Qualifications: 

  • 5-7 years experience implementing cross-functional projects.
  • Hands-on experience building, maintaining, and summarizing project plans
  • Proven aptitude for process improvement scaling business
  • Practical experience product launches in large matrix organizations with various functional stakeholders
  • Experience managing projects that impact a sales process
  • Based in Memphis, TN, ability to travel up to 30%
  • MBA required

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