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Indigo // helping farmers sustainably feed the planet
 
Product, Full Time    Boston, MA    Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2019
 
   
 
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Product Marketing & Strategy Co-op

Indigo is a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. With a vision of creating a world where farming is an economically desirable & accessible profession, Indigo works alongside its growers to apply natural approaches, conserve resources for future generations, & grow healthy food for all. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes to improve crop health & productivity, Indigos portfolio is focused on cotton, wheat, barley, corn, soybeans, & rice. The company, founded by Flagship Pioneering, is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, & So Paulo, Brazil. www.indigoag.com

This co-op will have be motivated to understand the inner workings of our organization by providing support on the Indigo's Five Year Plan & other top company priorities, such as the international expansion of Marketplace, the launch of Carbon Marketplace, joint efforts with our Commercial team on our crop offerings, & the development of our Cotton & Water business. While on the Strategy team, this Co-op will engage cross-functionally to provide strategic, holistic thinking on company-wide projects & launches.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Researches key items related to a business plan & summarizes key takeaways in a format team members can use in analysis
  • Lead & gather key research for business plans (i.e., addressable market size)
  • Accomplish an operational task within a business plan
  • Gather required inputs with for the Five Year Plan, including acres planted/harvested, total production, APH & baseline crop P&Ls
  • Gather data from USDA (NASS, etc - similar international sites)
  • Pull research in a summarized manner for key strategic decisions (i.e., gathering backup & details for International Expansion of Marketplace)
  • Understand & embody our purpose & core values
    • Excited by Indigos mission; believes that Indigo can fundamentally change the agriculture industry; can clearly articulate passion for our mission & values
    • Optimistic & innovative; solution-oriented; shows no signs of cynicism
    • Will be widely viewed as someone who personifies our core values, is committed to them, & leans on them when making decisions. Specifically:
      • Demonstrates a track record of high integrity - doing the right thing, owning mistakes, conducting oneself honestly
      • Values, communicates & interacts with others with high levels of transparency & respect
      • Collaborates well across functions; creates an inspiring & collegial work environment

COMPETENCIES

  • Excellent analytical potential
  • Baseline Excel knowledge/experience
  • Baseline PowerPoint skills
  • Ability to draft first versions of summarized research & data gathering to support strategic initiatives with high quality
  • Ability to learn quickly & adapt to requirements to complete projects
  • Able to effectively manage ambiguity
  • Strong interest in Indigo's mission, including the overall desire to help the company achieve goals
  • Highly organized & ability to multitask
 
 
 
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