Director, Risk Management

| Greater Boston Area

Director, Risk Management

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, conserve resources for future generations, and grow healthy food for all. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes to improve crop health and productivity, Indigo’s portfolio is focused on cotton, wheat, barley, corn, soybeans, and rice. The company, founded by Flagship Pioneering, 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:

  • Take on role of leading Indigo’s Business Risk Committee (BRC)
    • Prioritize, prepare materials for, and lead BRC meetings
  • Build relationships across the company and facilitate a proactive view on Risk Management
    • Work with Controller to establish and enforce pricing and terms on “new” business
    • Ensure Indigo follows “best practice” trading procedures
  • Implement third-party risk software successfully and ensure proper testing
  • Automate risk reporting via new technology
  • Work with finance to establish and capture Non-GAAP reporting as it relates to Hedging
  • Capture and report risk and trading information to stakeholders
  • Support Indigo’s financing efforts by instilling Investor confidence
  • Create and present relevant materials and act as the Risk Management SME

 

Competencies:

  • High integrity
  • Detail oriented
  • Comfortable expressing their opinions in challenging environments
  • Viewed as a trusted resource/ asset across the organization
  • Ability to interact/ influence at senior levels of the organization
  • Ability to work cross functionally with finance to support financial reporting
  • Not a “no” person, but someone who can think creatively to manage risk and still achieve business objectives
  • Commercial partner mindset
  • Ability to comfortably accept change and function in an ambiguous and rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to communicate complex, technical topics that a non-expert can understand

Qualifications:

  • 5 + years of commodity hedging/ risk management experience
  • Knowledge of derivatives
  • Strong executive presence
  • Knowledge of Ag & commodity markets
  • Language; English required, Spanish and Portuguese nice to have
  • Knowledge of international markets
  • ERM experience, nice to have
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