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Manager, Seed Applications

| 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/

The role of Manager, Seed Applications will be responsible for the coordination of formulations, treated seed, and protocols to primarily support field trial studies. These efforts will be to support existing products in the development pipeline as well as supporting the development of new, unproven products. This position will require excellent management skills to align efforts and timing across the Bioprocess, Formulations, Seed Treatment, Manufacturing, and Field Trial teams as well as identifying and developing relationships with external contract research partners. The Manager Seed Treatment will initially require hands on, sample preparation, but could eventually utilize and/or lead a small team. The position is based at Indigo’s offices in Boston, but will require some travel (up to ~25%) to partners as required.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and coordinate the delivery of formulations and treated seed for both US-based and international Field Trial studies
  • Source, prepare, and receive raw materials necessary for formulation and seed treatment
    • This includes active ingredients, additives, seed, and other
  • Transfer seed treatment protocols to partners to apply Indigo formulations
  • Coordinate timing with respective groups for each step required to deliver treated seed for each study
  • Identify and coordinate seed treatment both internally and with external partners
  • Document relevant information of the formulations, seed, protocols, and other details that are used as inputs to Field Trials

 

Competencies:

  • Expertise, experience, and/or the ability to apply background to coordinate and conduct seed treatment of microbial formulations and other commercial products
  • Basic understanding of microbial, pesticide, and other commercial seed treatments
  • Manage timelines and workflow across multiple groups to provide on time delivery of treated seed for research studies
  • Strong organizational skills and documentation of inputs to the product
  • Excellent communication of timelines and expectations across groups
  • Team player and advisor to Formulations, Field Trials, and Project Management
  • Experience or ability to potentially lead a small team
  • Forward thinking, innovative, flexible, and able to change directions rapidly
  • Work in a safe manner in both laboratory and production environments
  • Strong managerial skills including time management, communication, and prioritization
  • Excellent attention to detail and documentation of product inputs

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in seed treatment or other relevant industries
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering, physical or biological sciences, or relevant field of study
  • Prior experience taking unproven seed treatment formulations or other relevant technologies from the lab to commercial scale
  • Experience in a technical service environment is a plus
  • The position is based in Boston and requires a full-time presence in Boston
  • Able to travel up to 25% of the time both domestically and internationally
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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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
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
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