Director of Global Strategy, Microbial Innovation

| Greater Boston Area

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. www.indigoag.com

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.

The role of Director of Global Strategy, Microbial Innovation will own and execute the master plan of Indigo microbial innovations. It develops capital allocation strategy and ROI rationales for microbial innovation investments. It drives innovation priorities and execution plans across commercial geographies, crops and logistics.

Responsibilities

  • Own master plan for Indigo to have the fastest and highest impact microbial innovation in agriculture, spanning every major stress and crop in agriculture 
  • Create a prioritized roadmap of rolling out microbial R&D functions in each geography
  • Collaborate with GeoInnovation to develop and implement a harmonized strategy for product efficacy (RD and commercial) data development and assessments that matches the global commercial business needs
  • Deliver microbial innovation master plan for developing microbial products across all of Indigo’s future commercial geographies
  • In accordance with 5-year business plan timing, collaborate to define and deliver our target product profiles across all geographies
  • Own ad-hoc assessment of near-term strategy/business evaluation in collaboration with Business Development and Strategy team
  • Implement performance indicators, robust monitoring, and measurement process on a quarterly dashboard that directly links to strategy to implementation and shows clear ownership by Microbial Innovation sub-functions

Competencies

  • Strategic and visionary; can see the future and break it down into clear achievable steps
  • Ability to foresee potential roadblocks and proactively develop roundabouts to overcome those
  • Comfortable leaning into ambiguity; able to prioritize opportunities based on both quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Methodical, process driven
  • Clear understanding of ag tech ecosystem and the vision for where it can and should go
  • Execution-oriented, driven to spike the ball in the endzone every time
  • High EQ
  • Capable of learning new concepts and envisioning a future that combines technical details from disparate fields
  • Very agile, fast-paced
  • Highly collaborative
  • Capable of influencing R&D stakeholders without authority
  • Capable of managing several high priority projects simultaneously
  • Able to build a A+ team
  • Strong individual contributor as we work to scale the team; driven to own the implementation of the strategy
  • Ability to distill and synthesize complex concepts into clear and actionable strategies to multiple audiences (lab team, R&D leadership, Board of Directors)
  • Entrepreneurial

Qualifications

  • 10+ years’ experience, including consulting experience, ideally in biotech or biology-related field
  • Strong technical background (Ph.D in engineering, biological science, physical science or similar, MBA is beneficial)
  • Experienced in working in global setting. International experience
  • Location Boston, MA, ability to travel
  • Deep experience in global agricultural and food system R&D and global commercial organizations a plus

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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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • RLanguages
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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

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
401(K)
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
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
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