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. www.indigoag.com

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.

The role of Director of Global Strategy, Microbial Innovation will own and execute the master plan of Indigo microbial innovations. It develops capital allocation strategy and ROI rationales for microbial innovation investments. It drives innovation priorities and execution plans across commercial geographies, crops and logistics.

Responsibilities

  • Own master plan for Indigo to have the fastest and highest impact microbial innovation in agriculture, spanning every major stress and crop in agriculture 
  • Create a prioritized roadmap of rolling out microbial R&D functions in each geography
  • Collaborate with GeoInnovation to develop and implement a harmonized strategy for product efficacy (RD and commercial) data development and assessments that matches the global commercial business needs
  • Deliver microbial innovation master plan for developing microbial products across all of Indigo’s future commercial geographies
  • In accordance with 5-year business plan timing, collaborate to define and deliver our target product profiles across all geographies
  • Own ad-hoc assessment of near-term strategy/business evaluation in collaboration with Business Development and Strategy team
  • Implement performance indicators, robust monitoring, and measurement process on a quarterly dashboard that directly links to strategy to implementation and shows clear ownership by Microbial Innovation sub-functions

Competencies

  • Strategic and visionary; can see the future and break it down into clear achievable steps
  • Ability to foresee potential roadblocks and proactively develop roundabouts to overcome those
  • Comfortable leaning into ambiguity; able to prioritize opportunities based on both quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Methodical, process driven
  • Clear understanding of ag tech ecosystem and the vision for where it can and should go
  • Execution-oriented, driven to spike the ball in the endzone every time
  • High EQ
  • Capable of learning new concepts and envisioning a future that combines technical details from disparate fields
  • Very agile, fast-paced
  • Highly collaborative
  • Capable of influencing R&D stakeholders without authority
  • Capable of managing several high priority projects simultaneously
  • Able to build a A+ team
  • Strong individual contributor as we work to scale the team; driven to own the implementation of the strategy
  • Ability to distill and synthesize complex concepts into clear and actionable strategies to multiple audiences (lab team, R&D leadership, Board of Directors)
  • Entrepreneurial

Qualifications

  • 10+ years’ experience, including consulting experience, ideally in biotech or biology-related field
  • Strong technical background (Ph.D in engineering, biological science, physical science or similar, MBA is beneficial)
  • Experienced in working in global setting. International experience
  • Location Boston, MA, ability to travel
  • Deep experience in global agricultural and food system R&D and global commercial organizations a plus

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.

Apply for this Job

* Required
  
  


U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary)

Individuals seeking employment at Indigo are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.

Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file.

Race & Ethnicity Definitions

If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows:

A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.

An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.

An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.


Form CC-305

OMB Control Number 1250-0005

Expires 1/31/2020

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

Why are you being asked to complete this form?

Because we do business with the government, we must reach out to, hire, and provide equal opportunity to qualified people with disabilities1. To help us measure how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you have a disability or if you ever had a disability. Completing this form is voluntary, but we hope that you will choose to fill it out. If you are applying for a job, any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way.

If you already work for us, your answer will not be used against you in any way. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we are required to ask all of our employees to update their information every five years. You may voluntarily self-identify as having a disability on this form without fear of any punishment because you did not identify as having a disability earlier.

How do I know if I have a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.

Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Blindness
  • Deafness
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Autism
  • Cerebral palsy
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Schizophrenia
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Major depression
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Impairments requiring the use of a wheelchair
  • Intellectual disability (previously called mental retardation)
Reasonable Accommodation Notice

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

1Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp.

PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.