Microbial Business Development & Licensing Co-op at Indigo

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Indigo is a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. With a vision of creating a world where farming is an economically desirable and accessible profession, Indigo works alongside its growers to apply natural approaches, grow healthy food for all, and conserve resources for future generations. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes to improve crop health and productivity, Indigo’s portfolio is focused on cotton, wheat, rice, corn, and soybeans. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA, with commercial and customer service based in Memphis, TN. www.indigoag.com

The Microbial Business Development & Licensing Co-op will support key initiatives across the company relating to Indigo's pipeline development and assisting future product launches. They will support the group with leading, synthesizing and explaining key analyses related to business-critical opportunities. They will work cross-functionally internally and with third party partners and consultants. It is highly encouraged to apply if you have a strong desire to sustainably improve agriculture and global food systems, regardless of academic background. This position will run from July 2020 – December 2020 (exact dates TBD).

Responsibilities:

  • Develop leads and maintain opportunities to supplement and support Indigo’s product pipeline:
    • Find and vet leads to add to the licensing pipeline by understanding product needs
    • Conduct outreach to potential collaborators to confirm if they are a fit with the Indigos goals (Candidates should be comfortable with email and speaking on the phone)
    • Support efforts to find and access the best technologies in the industry, which compliment strategic needs, such as nutrient use efficiency, seedling disease control, and increased yield
    • Communicate ideas to multiple groups within the organization and gather feedback
  • Design, deliver, and maintain analyses to support business critical decisions:
    • Develop a deep understanding of the functionality of the different departments of the company and communicate between technical teams and strategic partners
    • Work collegially with cross-functional team to get guidance on assumptions and outcomes
    • Ability to visually organize project findings and present to a small group of people
    • Model the different opportunities that potential partners could provide and determine what opportunities are 2020 targets and what projects will support future needs
    • Manage inventory management requests and update the competitive monitoring database
    • Fulfil ad-hoc requests of team, with leadership approval
  • Support Indigo's Global Product Development:
    • Develop critical understanding of the opportunity and market barriers that exist in all geographies
    • Support efforts related to evaluating partners and potential economics and deal structures
    • Align future product launches with opportunities that exist within R&D's product pipeline
    • Ability to work with people of different backgrounds with confidence and cross-cultural competence

Competencies:

  • Strong analytical capabilities and the ability to take the initiative
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Strong interest in the agriculture industry and alignment with Indigo's mission and core values

Qualifications:

  • Interest or experience in agriculture, food, biology, or biotechnology a plus
  • Previous Salesforce or CRM experience a plus
  • Previous work experience is highly recommended
  • Multiple language proficiency encouraged

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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Location

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!

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.

Jyoti

Principal Data Scientist

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful Indigo team member is someone willing to continuously learn and improve, regardless of experience or role. Whether you’re an Engineer, Account Manager, Business Analyst, or Scientist, successful team members keep the bigger picture in mind and bridge disciplines to solve problems facing the incredibly complex system that is agriculture

Hilary

Software Product Manager

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Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
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Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
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401(K)
Company Equity
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Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
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Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
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