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Agronomy Product Innovation Manager

| Greater Boston Area

Indigo is working to harness nature to sustainably feed the planet. We have discovered a transformational opportunity to improve global crop yield and reduce the use of agricultural chemicals and fertilizers by utilizing the core microbiome inside plants to confer material yield and crop protection benefits across a variety of crops, geographies and stresses. The challenge and opportunity for Indigo is to gain critical first mover advantages by scaling quickly and effectively (~$1B 2020 revenue.)

The Agronomy Product Innovation Manager connects Indigo Agronomy with other innovation hubs at Indigo. This role will serve as a sounding board for product development, giving agronomic and real world advice for product development that feeds sustainable agricultural practices. This individual is also the beta tester, version improver, and creative thinker on how an agronomist or grower would use the technology. This role reports to the Product Innovation Lead.

Outcomes & Responsibilities:

  • Partner with Indigo Innovation to identify technology solutions for transitioning growers in the adoption of regenerative ag practices and real-world agronomy problems
  • Support product development through agronomic and practical advice
  • Test new products and software in the field and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Manage deployment of new technologies to the field team and drive adoption through effective training
  • Maintain and evaluate product performance
  • Collect and report field base opinions and suggestions to developers
  • Scale and deliver support to teams adopting new innovative solutions
  • Develop and deliver new management strategies with new technologies that can become agronomic revenue streams
  • Collaborative work with IRP and Innovation to scale and deliver road tested technology to field team
  • Develop sound novel management strategies through farm financial modeling and analysis

Competencies:

  • Agronomy expertise and demonstrated experience in working with growers in adopting new technology
  • Project management
  • Ability to distill farm-based problems into actionable new initiatives
  • Ability to leverage new technologies to influence farming practices and profitability
  • Practically-minded and inductive thinker
  • Understanding of product development and launch process
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Thrives in a highly dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Flexible
  • Strategic, forward-facing vision to proactively start new initiatives
  • Thrives in a learning environment
  • Demonstrated applied learning for new technologies
  • Discover and vet market research to define opportunities with products
  • Analytical
  • Results and process driven
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Demonstrated ability to embrace new technology
  • Understands and embodies our purpose & core values
  • Understands our purpose and core values and what makes Indigo different from other companies
  • Demonstrates personal and/or professional passion for our core values
  • Widely viewed as someone who personifies our core values, is committed to them, and leans on them when making difficult decisions

Qualifications:

  •  BS degree and MS ag-related subject required
  • 5+ years of experience in ag business
  • Ability to travel up to 50%
  • Experience operating in a highly dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Experience developing and deploying new agricultural products
  • Familiar with statistical analysis and data visualization software
  • Passionate and influential about the realized gains of sustainable ag practices
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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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