Director, Systems Innovation at Indigo

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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. http://www.indigoag.com/

Systems Innovation is an interdisciplinary team dedicated to the creation of systems that drive radical change in farming, data, technology, and biology.

The Director will collaborate across Indigo to lead the development and implementation of high-level strategic plans, conceive and launch new business units in support of a system of Beneficial Agriculture, and build and manage a world-class team to achieve Indigo’s mission.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead high-impact initiatives to incorporate cutting-edge ag technologies into Indigo’s businesses by crafting strategy, managing internal and external relationships, and leading meetings
  • Lead new business plan creation, launch new business units, and stand up new functions and initiatives in collaboration with Innovation Leadership, Corp Dev, Business Development, other Indigo Teams
  • Manage multiple key initiatives simultaneously and deliver on time and with the highest standards
  • Create frameworks for finding, valuing, and operationalizing new technologies that enable Indigo’s business model
  • Create visually compelling slides in PowerPoint to communicate core findings across Indigo and to outside stakeholders
  • Partner with Systems Innovation leadership to craft team strategy that supports Indigo’s objectives and Innovation Team mission
  • Attract, develop a team of A players into the highest performing team anywhere. Manage a team of 5-15+ people over time.

 

Competencies:

  • Advanced proficiency in PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
  • Outstanding communication skills
    • Respond promptly and clearly via email
    • Conduct phone interviews
    • Deliver presentations, with and without PowerPoint, to all stakeholders, including senior leadership
    • Seeks first to understand, then to be understood
  • Highly adaptable and flexible to the changing needs of the organization
  • Ability to hold and understand several complex ideas simultaneously across cross functional teams
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with an insatiable interest in cutting-edge technologies who thrives in a dynamic environment
  • Ability and willingness to lead
  • Highly organized
    • Schedule calls and meetings with internal and external stakeholders
    • Use collaboration tools effectively (email, text, slack, Confluence) to coordinate work across teams
  • Demonstrate grower empathy in interactions with all stakeholders (E.g., growers, to Systems Innovation Leadership, to internal collaborators, companies, and KOLs)
  • Willingness to travel at least 1 time per quarter to the field to learn about, deploy, and maintain technologies
  • Completes necessary tasks, even menial ones, with joy

Qualifications:

  • Undergrad degree in business, math, engineering, science, or related field with 3.5+ GPA
  • 7-10 years of work experience, ideally in strategy, product management, or highly complex and creative environments
  • 5+ years consulting experience at tier 1 consultancy preferred
  • MBA or PhD with strong academic achievement preferred
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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!
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