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, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil. www.indigoag.com

The role of the Technical Development Manager is to delight Indigo growers with world-class crop advisory services based on technical insights gained from their own trials and Indigo’s broader technical pool of insights. Indigo Technical Development Managers will have the opportunity to work with a group of forward-thinking growers that want to develop microbiome products and help growers to sequester carbon in their soils by converting to regenerative agricultural practices. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to: planning and implementing field trialing as well as synthesizing and effectively communicating insights from trials, field scouting, crop monitoring, regenerative ag and inputs recommendations, soil sampling, and crop budgeting/planning with the ultimate goal of maximizing grower profitability via crop yield and carbon credits. The Technical Development Manager will have the opportunity to create lasting relationships with a core grower base, to partner with Indigo Account Managers to help growers succeed financially and promote sustainable, biological products as well as regenerative farming practices that are good for the environment.

Responsibilities: 

  • Builds relationships and trust across Indigo’s global technical community as well as the European team and our customers
  • Develops Indigo’s portfolio of products and manage all appropriate studies and regulatory dossier creation with contractors and/or internal teams (participates in portfolio advancement process, manages small plot and large strip trial)
  • Supports development of grower-facing elements of carbon model calibration where appropriate, incl., but not limited to soil sampling and managing soil sampling contractors
  • Demonstrates the value of Indigo’s technology through all appropriate means
  • Act as the technical counterpart for in-market commercial colleagues
  • Plans and implements European CRO & IRP field trialing programs
  • Geographical area is Europe with a short-term focus on Germany that will be extended to neighboring countries when the need arises

 Competencies: 

  • Skillful communication of agronomic/technical subjects
  • Deep understanding of agronomy, product evaluation and regenerative agriculture
  • Experience with and high interest in microbial biostimulants and seed treatments as well as sustainable agriculture
  • Able to interpret trial results, scientific literature and tech tools to provide data driven information
  • Loves continual learning, agile in approach, not set in their own ways, not a “know it all”
  • Strong relationship management
  • English language skill a must; command of one or two more European languages a strong plus

 Qualifications: 

  • 2-5 years of experience in a leading agronomy role
  • Master or Bachelor degree in Agronomy, Agro-Ecology or similar
  • Experience in a European core market (managing trial series, tech grower advice or similar)
  • Solid understanding of regenerative ag and managing conversion challenges (e.g. weed or pest pressure)
  • Has strong knowledge of farming, may have farming background

 

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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