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IT Category Manager

| 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. http://www.indigoag.com/

Responsibilities:

  • Build and develop strong partnerships with external partners and internal stakeholders
    • Within 45 days, identify and meet with the key stakeholders of each type of spend associated with the assigned categories, in order to learn and document business requirements and specifications for the desired products and services needed (routine and special requirements).
    • Within 90 days build strong rapport with suppliers
  • Determine categorical and procurement spend
    • Within 90 days, have a working knowledge of the assigned categories of spend, understand the existing suppliers and review all contracts and purchase orders that are active
    • Within 90 days conduct detailed spend analysis by category
    • Within 90 days develop cost saving targets
    • Within 90 days conduct market and competitive conditions by category
    • Within 90 days become a procurement superuser for the Oracle System
  • Determine category needs and develop overall Indigo indirect category procurement strategy
    • Within 90 days, establish a process for stakeholders to request future purchase needs and design a process to serve those needs (negotiations, contract creation and completion, identify new and/or improve suppliers)
    • Within 150 days, develop the beginning structure and content of a written strategy for each assigned category

 

Competencies:

  • Category strategy development, business integration and execution
  • Business value optimization
  • Strong negotiation skills (contract)
  • End to end knowledge of the Procure to Pay process
  • Able to influence others, anticipate needs and be proactive
  • Strong project management skills
  • Data-driven/strong analytical skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Market analysis
  • Demonstrated experience in working with Reverse Auction tools and electronic catalog systems

Qualifications:

  • Experience with enterprise procurement systems (Oracle ERP preferred)
  • 8-10 years of procurement experience preferred
  • Able to travel; 20% on average
  • Bachelor degree required; MBA preferred: Procurement, supply chain or related degree (FC pref: Eng Bach; MBA)
  • Lean Six Sigma experience/cert preferred
  • Experience in spend analysis, market and benchmark analysis
  • Experience in a manufacturing or life sciences industry (preferred)
  • Memphis- or Boston-based (1 manager in each)
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • GraphQLLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

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
Job Training & Conferences
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