Sustainability Manager, Facilities

 

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:

 

Determine Indigo’s key sustainability indicators

  • Create methods to measure the environmental impact of Indigo’s laboratories and facilities (not just carbon footprint)
  • Create a roadmap of short-, medium-, and long-term initiatives with timeline and deliverables
  • Determine Indigo’s corporate carbon footprint with the support of an external Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) provider

 

Switch all flatware to reusable dishware, but do so that it is not a bottleneck in the sink

  • Improve signage in offices to boost sustainability (i.e. mixed recycling or paper only)
  • Ensure all flatware and silverware are reusable at all Indigo sites

 

Develop and distribute regular impact reports

  • Generate monthly reports of water, utilities, waste, etc.
  • Complete and present a gap analysis on Indigo’s environmental sustainability
  • Perform an audit of the day-to-day materials (kitchen supplies, office supplies, etc.) used by employees across office with recommendations for how to reduce footprint
  • Gather and package all data for Indigo’s LCA analysis
  • Define and introduce compliance monitoring plan with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

 

Present a plan to implement water, waste, and energy efficient technologies in the labs and facilities

  • Present a plan to curb waste generation
  • Develop plan ensuring all deliverables are met for B-Corp successful eligibility

 

Interface with Carbon Team to ensure alignment on mission and goals

 

Competencies:

  • Hands-on and willing to jump in – no task too big or too small
  • Self-starter, but can take direction and feedback
  • Analytical, data- and solution-oriented
  • Outside the box thinker
  • Excellent time management and multitasking skills
  • Excellent track record for completing projects on-time and on-budget
  • High attentional to detail
  • Excellent speaker/presenter/communicator
  • Proactive personality avoiding reactive situations
  • Collaborative, team player who works well across different teams and with outside vendors

 

Qualifications:

  • 5-8 years of work experience with emphasis on environmental sustainability and responsibility
  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred
  • Degree in an engineering or science field preferred
  • Degree in sustainable development preferred
  • Management experience, preferably in sustainability and project management
  • Experience with conducting Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)
  • Experience in construction projects, architectural design process, building management systems, and waste management and minimization strategies
  • Well-versed in Green building certifications/ratings (e.g. LEED, WELL)

 

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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