Strategic Projects Director

| Greater Boston Area
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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 the idea factory for Indigo. We are an interdisciplinary team of business, science, and technology professionals that drive radical change in agriculture through new systems of farming.

To develop and deploy these systems, we:

  • Identify, create, evaluate, and accelerate new opportunities that span technological and business innovations. We drive these innovations.
  • Draw inspiration from our own diverse experiences but are always seeking perspectives from a broader ecosystem of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Establish a strategic vision but are not afraid to get in the weeds on operationalizing a new business unit.
  • Set ambitious goals and stretch our limits but take the time to pause and reflect on our work.

The Strategic Project Director will work with the Systems Innovation Co-Leads and the Chief Innovation Officer to lead high priority explorations into new technologies, business, and ideas that could fundamentally change Agriculture. This role will own slide material development and communication of high priority projects and team strategies to be delivered to Board Members, Investors, and at Quarterly Leadership Offsites.

Responsibilities:

  • Become known by Indigo’s leaders as the go-to resource within the Systems Innovation team for business-critical projects
  • Own the development and delivery of materials for board meetings and company offsites that provide technical strategies and project execution plans
  • Deliver a framework for prioritizing, directing, and resourcing requests received from executive team and business unit leads to meet timelines
  • Develop and own training materials and lead training sessions with team members for slide building and storytelling across the team
  • Handle incoming investor diligence requests

Competencies:

  • Strong communication and presentation skills, able to communicate and collaborate with a wide range of audiences
  • Able to distill complex topics into easily digestible components that can be quickly understood
  • Excellent storyteller with strong slide building skills
  • Ability to motivate rapid action and influence without authority
  • Quick thinker, able to prioritize and respond logically in real-time
  • Analytical and scientifically curious
  • Strong project manager: can set up a project plan and manage many workstreams as well as expectations
  • Business-minded, able to look at things in terms of value creation, cost/benefit, etc.
  • Capable of juggling multiple priorities with a rapid internal pace of work
  • Flexible & comfortable with ambiguity
  • Strong connection to Indigo’s mission
  • Willing to do necessary tasks, even menial ones, with joy

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in related field required; Masters degree a plus
  • 5+ years’ work experience in a consulting, technical, innovation, or design field required
  • Experience working closely with a team of scientists or engineers required
  • Experience leading teams required
  • Experience in highly independent roles required
  • Experience developing new frameworks for ambiguous situations required
  • Strong experience presenting to and interfacing with executives required
  • Efficient Excel and PPT skills (shortcuts) and fluent in data visualization tools and best practices
  • Based in Boston, minimal travel

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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Technology we use

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

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
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