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MBA Intern - 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/

We have an extraordinary opportunity to help farmers harness nature to feed the planet in a sustainable manner. Our biological advancements enable us to work with farmers to improve agriculture in a way that creates enormous economic value while benefiting the environment and providing consumers with a more natural food supply. The MBA Intern will work with the Innovation Team and its collaborators (e.g., Indigo Partners, R&D) to find, value, communicate, and operationalize technologies that enable Indigo to bring the future of agriculture into the present.

 

Outcomes:

  • Assist the Innovation Team leadership in crafting business cases for the incorporation of existing and emerging technologies into the Indigo Model in 2019 and 2020 that can create outstanding value for farmers, consumers, and the environment
  • Create a framework by which the Innovation Team will value technologies and work to create a portfolio approach to project selection
  • Conduct phone interviews with cutting edge technology companies and key opinion leaders
  • Present analyses compellingly and clearly to Innovation Team leadership, as well as internal collaborators, via Powerpoint

 

Attributes and Competencies:

  • Working knowledge of basic business analysis tools and concepts such as NPV, IRR, and DCF
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Passionately devoted to improving farmer profitability, consumer health, and the environmental sustainability of our food system
  • 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
  • Demonstrate grower empathy in interactions with all stakeholders (E.g., growers, to Innovation Team Leadership, to internal collaborators, companies, and KOLs)

Qualifications:

  • First-year MBA candidates with a strong track record of academic excellence (3.5+ undergrad GPA)
  • Academic background in business, math, engineering, science, agronomy, or related field
  • Ag and food work experience preferred
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • GraphQLLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • 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
Job Training & Conferences
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