Transport Strategy Associate at Indigo

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What if nature could be harnessed to help farmers sustainably feed the planet? Since 2014, Indigo has questioned agriculture's full value chain to improve grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health. The company’s scientific discoveries and digital innovations have amplified new value from soil to sale, benefiting more than 10,000 growers to date. Indigo is also the company behind The Terraton Initiative, a global effort to drawdown one trillion tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide by unlocking the potential of agricultural soils. In 2019, Indigo was ranked #1 on CNBC’s Disruptor 50 list. Headquartered in Boston, MA, Indigo has additional offices in Memphis, TN; Research Triangle Park, NC; Sydney, Australia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Basel, Switzerland; and São Paulo, Brazil. 

Indigo is working to harness nature to sustainably feed the planet.  We have discovered a transformational opportunity to improve global crop yield and reduce the use of agricultural chemicals and fertilizers by utilizing the core microbiome inside plants to confer material yield and crop protection benefits across a variety of crops, geographies and stresses.  The challenge and opportunity for Indigo is to gain critical first mover advantages by scaling quickly and effectively (~$1B 2020 revenue.)

The Transport Strategy Associate, will lead efforts to enhance, monitor, and manage alignment of Transport strategy with performance reporting to the Vice President of Transport.  This role is responsible for developing key Executive deliverables supporting the strategic dialogue and maintaining key business KPI’s for the Transport team.  They will be comfortable collaborating with cross-functional business leaders to understand organizational pain points, in order to build out reports and dashboards that will provide insights for data based decision making.  With technical skills to complement their analytical experience, they will solve business problems, collaborate across teams, and be passionate about data and having an impact on their team.


  • Become familiar with Business Intelligence Looker, Salesforce, and custom software platforms to be able to generate accurate on-demand reports and dashboards for business users
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of the BI team, our data warehouses, tools and resources in the Unified Data Platform (UDP)
    • Become acquainted with team processes and best practices
    • Understand existing documentation
    • Become proficient using Looker and other supporting tools within the BI function (Snowflake, Git, Jira etc.)
    • Support data quality efforts including cross system reconciliation, record merges and general clean up
  • Assume ownership of key business’ KPIs and drive business dialogues around performance
    • Understand KPI definitions and data sources
    • Run weekly / monthly reports and develop insights into performance
    • Assume ownership of relevant LookML models
    • Utilize reports to provide regular metric updates to the relevant business
  • Augment current development processes through applying own experiences and help form documentation for the team going forward
  • Take ownership of key management presentations (e.g., Board Presentations, Operating Committee, IRP Board Documents) working with the VP of Transport
  • Support other business units with requirements and materials development
    • Product business requirements
    • Marketing strategy support
    • Commercial Training material development
  • Understands and embodies our mission & core values
    • Excited by Indigo’s mission; believes that Indigo can fundamentally change the agriculture industry; can clearly articulate passion for our mission and values
    • Optimistic and innovative; solution-oriented; shows no signs of cynicism
    • Will be widely viewed as someone who personifies our core values, is committed to them, and leans on them when making decisions. Specifically:
      • Demonstrates a track record of high integrity - doing the right thing, owning mistakes, conducting oneself honestly
      • Values, communicates and interacts with others with high levels of transparency and respect
      • Collaborates well across functions; creates an inspiring and collegial work environment


  • Strong analytical thinker with ability to decipher/determine highest priority, most impactful data outcomes
  • Passion for concise and thorough documentation
  • Ability to create and communicate findings from data-focused analyses with a variety of technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Perform detailed data exploration and validation from a variety of sources and pays attention to detail
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with business teams to ensure proper data collection for robust reporting
  • Highly flexible and comfortable with ambiguity, creative
  • Ability to serve as subject matter expert for business teams regarding strategic and operational metrics


  • 3+ years of experience data modeling, BI dashboard design, or analytics experience
    • Experience translating functional requirements into easy-to-use, flexible reporting solutions and dashboards
  • 3+ year business experience in sales or business operations type of roles
  • Technical requirements:
    • Intermediate SQL proficiency (any dialect)
    • Experience with data cleansing and data quality management
    • Experience using Looker or other visualization tool (e.g. Spotfire, Tableau, Google Studio) to build reports and dashboards
    • 3+ years of experience with Salesforce / Einstein Analytics, Python, R, Excel or javascript (D3.js)
  • Individual contributor with experience leading projects or as a project lead
  • Broad industry experience preferred (data science, tech, life sciences, etc.)
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, growth environment
  • Bachelor’s degree, required

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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