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What if nature could be harnessed to help farmers sustainably feed the planet? Since 2014, Indigo has questioned agriculture's full value chain to improve grower profitability, environmental sustainability, & consumer health. The companys scientific discoveries & digital innovations have amplified new value from soil to sale, benefiting more than 10,000 growers to date. Indigo is also the company behind The Terraton Initiative, a global effort to drawdown one trillion tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide by unlocking the potential of agricultural soils. In 2019, Indigo was ranked #1 on CNBCs Disruptor 50 list. Headquartered in Boston, MA, Indigo has additional offices in Memphis, TN; Research Triangle Park, NC; Sydney, Australia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Basel, Switzerland; & So Paulo, Brazil.

The Innovation Development functions mission is to continually develop Indigos Innovation capabilities by driving:

  • the innovation strategy (overall & platforms)
  • masterplans for the expansion of its existing platforms
  • the launch of new innovation platforms & capabilities
  • the management system for the innovation function to support resource allocation, portfolio & platform investments, & the management of the interfaces to other business functions of Indigo

Responsibilities:

  • Development of strategies for Indigos Innovation functions & related new business & technology opportunities covering all its platforms (Microbial Innovation, Geoinovation, DataInnovation, Systems Innovation, & Indigo Research Partners)
  • Development & management of the technology development & platform investment pipelines & product launch pipeline plan
  • Development & execution monitoring of the masterplans (including technology roadmaps, new business opportunities, & geographical footprints) for the expansion of Indigos innovation platforms in accordance with business priorities, innovation strategy & available resource envelopes
  • Development & evaluation of the strategic & annual resource allocation (Opex, Capex) priorities for the Innovation functionensuring ROI maximization
  • Initiating & driving the launch of new innovation platforms & capabilities including early operational work while working cross functionally
  • Own & design entire projects including setting key milestones, managing cross functional meetings, & holding others accountable
  • Lead & manage a team of direct reports

Competencies:

  • Thrives in fast paced environment & first-principles basis for developing strategy
  • Entrepreneurial experience & world view, sees setbacks as opportunities
  • Energized by tackling challenging, complex problems. Solution oriented mindset
  • Versatility & interest to be exposed to different scientific disciplines, ability to adopt & converse quickly with subject matter experts
  • Practical, organized & able to partner well with business unit owners & operators
  • Team player, with experience orchestrating complex projects across multiple functions
  • Strong communicator; able to inspire with stories about & with technology. Able to communicate well across product & engineering organizations
  • Ability to bridge from the realm of ideas & possibilities to the factual & extant
  • Able to lead cross-functional project teams
  • Inspiring leader & day-to-day manager

Qualifications

  • Significant experience in product, strategy, or consulting roles within fast-moving, technology-focused companies or sectors
  • Advanced degree (M.Sc., PhD, etc.) or technical experience demonstrating experience in overcoming the challenges of discovering, innovating & developing
  • Experience in partnering with business unit owners & operators on strategy work on emerging technologies
  • Previous experience within Agriculture, life sciences or software/digital technologies
  • Past successes in the development of new idea/products
 
 
 
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