Manager, Systems Innovation

| 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/

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

The Manager will lead core initiatives on the Innovation Team to discover, value, communicate, and operationalize systems of technologies and data that enable Indigo to bring the future of agriculture into the present.

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
  • 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

 

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
  • 5-7 years of work experience, ideally in strategy, product management, or highly complex and creative environments
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Technology we use

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