Sr. Manager, HR Business Partner at Indigo (Greater Boston Area, MA)

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About Indigo

Indigo Ag is a mission-driven company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. We innovate across a breadth of technology and science disciplines to help enhance agriculture's long-term sustainability and profitability and mitigate the climate crisis. We seek to positively impact the world through the digital and biological solutions we bring to the market, creating a more resilient earth, healthier economies, and thriving communities. Our people build partnerships, explore the science, and engineer the technology to help grow the future of sustainable agriculture. The only way to achieve it is through a unique combination of expertise – from Fortune 500 to academia, soil science and agriculture, to tech start-ups.

We’re an international agtech startup pioneering an ambitious mission in a high-growth industry where agriculture meets technology to solve our toughest climate and economic challenges. Through the use of data-driven insights, natural microbiology, and innovative digital technologies, Indigo is partnering across the supply chain, ultimately cultivating a scalable climate solution and enhanced partner ecosystem that beneficially serves farmers, consumers, and the planet alike. 
As a Sr. Manager, HR Business Partner you will work with Business Leaders to lead the People and Talent processes and strategy across the Technology Organization. 
This role requires you to think proactively about complex people challenges. You’ll be creative in your approach and with a willingness to roll up your sleeves to get the job done. You’ll collaborate with People team members and business leaders to develop and implement strategies, processes, and take a leading role in bringing these to the Technology organization.
Working closely with our leaders and your HR colleagues, you will play a key role in helping to shape and drive performance, organization design, retention, and DEIB efforts here at Indigo. Structuring strategic people solutions to enable leaders to focus on creating the most technologically sophisticated Climate change fighting program in the world. 


Strategic Partner: Become a thought partner for business leaders on people matters and help think through strategic priorities:

  • Establish strong internal relationships with supported business functions
  • Gain a solid understanding of how assigned business units operate as well as how they fit into the broader Indigo organization 
  • Establish relationships with department managers to address performance issues for employees 
  • Own engagement data for business units, including timely action plans on data 

Employee Perception: Employees view the People Team as strategic, capable, and willing to help:

  • Be seen as a “one-stop-shop” for functions to approach for People support 
  • Support POD development for People Operations functions 
  • Train managers on Goal Development best practices 
  • Manage feedback tools and engage with employees based on company feedback 
  • Be capable of contributing beyond the HR discipline 

Data Insights: Determine what data and analytics will help inform department heads with a focus on employee engagement and attrition mitigation:

  • Synthesize trends and data from check-ins and engagement surveys 
  • Develop action plans to address any issues or trends at hand 
  • Use data to create and justify people processes 

Talent Development: Lead and facilitate a focus on talent development at a functional level:

  • Learn Indigo’s performance review process and contribute feedback on other best practices and strategies to be implemented 
  • Flawlessly and consistently manage performance reviews across Indigo business units 
  • Identify and facilitate new hire, new manager, and best practices training as needed 


  • Strong People-related consultation and understanding of "what great HR looks like" and how business needs drive and influence the People agenda 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate clearly and concisely 
  • Have a bias for action and a willingness to act on mission-critical business issues and seize opportunities as they arise 
  • Have failed enough times to become fearless about getting operational “bugs” resolved 
  • Can dive in and work with all levels in a complex technology-driven environment, building trust and open communication along the way 
  • Know how to optimize manager and leader capacity by utilizing a deep understanding of the business needs from multiple perspectives 
  • Has a passion for and has been known as an advocate for driving diversity, inclusion, and culture within client groups by partnering with the DEIB lead, while engaging leaders in high-impact action plans and tracking progress 
  • Are passionate about building and iterating quickly; strongly believe in constant improvement and ownership 
  • Like to own problems end-to-end but know when a hand-off is necessary 
  • Comfortable making decisions with 80% certainty 


  • Has 8+ years HR Business Partner experience in a tech environment 
  • Experience successfully partnering with People COE’s to roll out annual People Process 
  • Track record of identifying and area of improvement, identifying a solution and taking it through to implementation 
  • Have a track record of successful strategic results, by proposing and planning innovative solutions to organizational challenges that can be scaled company wide 
  • Have supported a buildout of HR infrastructure and policies to help an organization meet align to changing employment laws 
  • Experience coaching and advising on varied talent topics including employee experience, employee relations, performance management, rewards and recognition, talent management, organizational structure and total compensation philosophy 
  • Demonstrated results working with business leaders to drive operational excellence through change management best practices 


At Indigo, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and team members. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), national, social or ethnic origin, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, marital status, family or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, family medical history or genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Indigo believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion among our team members are critical to our success. We seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. 

If you’re applying for a job in the U.S. and need reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

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On the edge of Charlestown, we are within walking distance to restaurants and bars. The Sullivan Square T and bus stop is also right next door! We are currently working remote/hybrid with the exception of our fantastic Biotrinsic team who work from the office and lab space here.

An Insider's view of Indigo

What projects are you most excited about?

Our mission is to provide agronomists with unbiased real-time data we are collecting across thousands of acres at the ground level and from space. It's such a thrill to be working on the data and analysis perspective of this massively cross-disciplinary team that helps agronomists initiate data-powered conversations to provide substantial results.


Principal Data Scientist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since joining Indigo in 2018, I’ve launched our agronomist drone program, program managed an international soil health innovation competition, evangelized for our geospatial data analytics team, and built a decision-making tool to help growers begin their regenerative journey. The only thing that limits your career at Indigo, is your own curiosity.


Sr. Product Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

Since joining Indigo in 2018, my manager has always provided me with great feedback and room to focus on growing my skills from a dedicated API Engineer to having a strong full stack foundation. Simultaneously I’ve been encouraged to pursue a Tech Lead Manager role; a position I now occupy thanks to my hard work and the company's trust and support.


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What are Indigo Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns

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