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Director, R&D Program Prioritization

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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

The role of Director, R&D Program Prioritization will drive synchronization and harmonization of inputs, outputs and processes for microbial product development decision-making across R&D. They will also drive pipeline review preparation and facilitate discussions including scenario planning. They will report to the Head, R&D Program Management and be located in Indigo’s Boston, MA office.

Responsibilities

  • Create process and plan to utilize and provide input on R&D portfolio tools to monitor portfolio progression, update and provide strategic recommendations to governance, senior leadership, and BoD on the microbial pipeline.
  • Own and implement process to update Stage Gate process map on a regular basis and use to inform capacity, data flows. 
  • Develop an understanding of capacity constraints by stage, and develop a capacity model for resources (human and physical) to be used in the prioritization process
  • Develop and propose a set of R&D portfolio KPIs and drive the use of these KPIs into the prioritization process and in decision-making.
    • Develop a means to track these KPIs over time and perform trend analyses, reporting these and high-lighting concerns to Sr Management.
  • Collaborate with R&D Product Management and Business Intelligence to create new and augment existing dashboards to provide transparent dashboards to be used by governance and Senior Leaders
    • Views should include prioritization, microbial staging, portfolio progression, capacity utilization and other measures as defined. 
  • Partner directly with senior leaders to ensure preparation, implementation and follow-up of scientific and pipeline-related decisions and action.
  • Create a model for R&D investments that provides +/- 20% accuracy to budget and develop a format/process to communicate this information to senior stakeholders.
    • Using the budget model, develop portfolio level reports that will create transparency around investments for governance and Sr Leadership (including CEO, CIO, and Board of Directors) and show opportunities for trade-offs by using scenario analyses.
  • Develop project budgeting, risk assessment and resource management methods, tooling, and procedures which will provide value-added decision-making support
  • Supports R&D and Crop Teams with 5-year business plan and budgeting activities, including aggregating and synthesizing organizational KPIs

Competencies

  • Highly experienced in constructing and using models for financials, resource, and capacity measures. 
  • Understands capacity measures, including team-based resources vs functional area resources and how to apply them in determining functional capacity
  • Well-organized approach to capturing priorities and following through on action items
  • Able to translate stakeholder needs to system/process improvements; able to effectively communicate technical concepts to non-technical or less technical audiences
  • Able to bring structure to loosely defined processes and to develop requirements and process when presented with ambiguity
  • Able to work with and present to Senior Leaders
  • Think not only in terms of highlighting issues but also in terms of identifying and implementing solutions
  • Flexible mindset, able to remain composed amidst stressful situations
  • Driven, self-starter with exceptional organizational skills
  • Clear, concise, and direct communication style; able to “call to action”
  • Able to be an “owner” for all processes created; takes pride in their work and deliverables
  • Able to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Able to identify and manage complex interdependencies between tasks
  • Able to influence team members and stakeholders without direct management authority
  • Must be willing to do necessary tasks, even menial ones, with joy!

Qualifications

  • B.S. or M.S. in a science discipline and/or business or finance + ≥10 years’ well-rounded experience across business functions (manufacturing, R&D, operations, commercial / sales & marketing, etc.)
  • Total experience includes 4+ years of working as a consultant in a high-impact (e.g. Biotech) industry
  • Experience with financial systems and models, project management systems, and the development of portfolio level systems
  • Experience working in highly analytical positions
  • Experience in projects that deliver process and/or systems to drive operational efficiencies a plus
  • Experience managing programs and projects involving organizational change management a plus
  • Ag or food production industry experience 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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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

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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
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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