Director, Portfolio Management

| 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


Responsibilities:

  • Create and manage end-to-end portfolio view of our microbial pipeline including scientific and business data to update senior leadership and our board. Create a framework and portfolio view for R&D investments and consolidate investment information into one single source.
  • Create transparency around investments to CEO, CIO, and Board of Directors to create accuracy to budget in collaboration with the Finance team.
  • Pipeline progress and industry benchmarking data, identifies trends, risks and gaps. In collaboration with R&D and Crop Product Management stakeholders develops specific strategies to enhance/optimize Company’s pipeline. Takes on special initiatives to increase portfolio maturity in the organization.
  • Partners directly with senior leaders and the Project Management team to ensure preparation, implementation and follow-up of scientific and pipeline-related decisions and actions. Manages team of colleagues within R&D Project and Portfolio Management to ensure portfolio strategy, portfolio prioritization, crop strategies, and communication is aligned.
  • Develop program/project budgeting, risk assessment and resource management methods, tooling, and procedure which provides value-added decision support.
    • Leads strategic initiatives to improve portfolio linkage as well as develop mechanisms to effectively respond to internal strategic imperatives and changing business dynamics.
    • Conducts workshops to assess organizational needs for project and portfolio management.
  • Partners closely with R&D, Crop Product Management and Finance to develop cross functional portfolio assessments, including scenarios and trade offs; collaborates with R&D Sr. Leaders on RDLT and R&D business support (HR, Finance) to ensure business led decisions, harmonized execution, and resource allocation in the portfolio.
  • Identifies “what great looks like” and builds a highly talented team to drive successful integration of objectives. Coaches crop teams as related to scenario planning and decision analysis and provides strategic guidance.
  • Supports team with 5 year business plan and budgeting activities by aggregating and synthesizing organizational KPIs.
    • Develop and track R&D organizational KPIs and benchmark performance against those.
  • Understands and embodies our mission & core values.

Competencies:

  • Able to be a thought partner to various cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to understand Science.
  • Able to construct visuals that aid in decision-making.
  • Experience managing in a matrix organization.
  • Highly analytical, capability to synthesize variety of data.
  • Able to bring structure from complexity.
  • Experience with financial modeling.
  • Collaborative and team-first mentality.
  • Able to understand science and finance.
  • Performs necessary tasks, even menial ones, with joy.

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience.
  • 4-5 years of experience as an employee or consultant in a high-impact (e.g. Biotech) industry.
  • Able to build and understand financial models.
  • Experience working in highly analytical positions.
  • Experience in portfolio management/strategy development required.
  • Some science (specifically biology, biochemistry, or related field) background required.




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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • GraphQLLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
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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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