Indigo: Director, Global Real Estate and Facilities
500 Rutherford Ave, Suite 201
Boston, MA 02129

Employee Testimonials

Jesse Deardorff
Cassandra Ball
Trudi Baker

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Director, Global Real estate & Facilities

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 So Paulo, Brazil. http://www.indigoag.com/

Responsibilities:

Meets and develops relationships with key stakeholders and real estate external consultants

  • Works with People team to ensure seating decisions match business objectives and are communicated clearly to executive team

Develops a strategic plan for Facilities for 1-5 years and communicates to key stakeholders

  • Develops short and mid-term RE plans for national and international sites
  • Aligns future facilities plan with estimated employee requisitions
  • Prioritizes real estate requisitions

Develops a full understanding of our 5-year growth plan and ability to match against global footprint

  • Develops a full understanding of Indigos global footprint

Successfully leads and manages the Facilities team

  • Develops a global facilities staffing plan

Immediately manages existing several capital projects to deliver office, laboratory, greenhouse, manufacturing and/or warehouse facilities

Every global office is recognizable when you enter the office space as Indigo while maintaining some local flair

Indigos facilities are considered world-class (e.g. awards)

  • Every person who walks into Indigos office immediately feels a positive energy and wants to come to work here

Launches an environmental sustainability plan for all of Indigo facilities

  • Indigos deep commitment to a workplace that focuses on wellness and sustainability is obvious to all who walk into our office space

Competencies:

  • Strong team leader, inspires and encourages development of the already high-performing Facilities team
  • Strong functional leadership; executive presence
  • Excellent manager and leader; able to drive a team
  • Calm, unflappable
  • Team player with ability to work cross functionally
  • Able to communicate across various types of departments
  • Excellent cross-functional communication skills
  • Communicates up and down in a positive manner
  • Customer-service oriented
  • Able to manage various service providers in high tension discussions i.e. brokers, banks, architects, etc.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, potentially ambiguous environment
  • Flexible and strategic; able to adapt fast to changes
  • Totally bought into and passionate about Indigos mission
  • Understand the importance of the interplay between culture and office space
  • Understands and can manage/lead construction projects
  • Strong understanding of building systems, construction, and employee safety
  • Highly organized with various projects, able to communicate across various types of departments
  • Astute as to business and realistic as to growth vs. expense constraints
  • Strong business acumen and financial analysis skills
  • Business-oriented; thinks with a business and employee lens to a situation
  • Ability to identify and target regional commercial real estate opportunities to support Indigos growth both in the US and internationally

Qualifications:

  • 15+ years of working experience
  • Experience in heading a corporate facilities team, required
  • Experience leading and managing office and lab space build outs, required
  • Corporate, multi-national/multi-billion-dollar real estate management experience, preferably in a tech company
  • Bachelors degree in a science or engineering field, nice to have
  • Background in engineering coupled with a masters in management, nice to have
  • Experience running laboratories and greenhouse spaces, nice to have
  • Experience with environmental health and safety and security, preferred
  • Proven emergency response track record and training, preferred
  • International work experience, required
  • Foreign language, preferred
Full-time

Employee Testimonials

Jesse Deardorff
Jesse Deardorff

Our plan is focused on the growers and helping them achieve maximum profitability using a unique set of tools. On top of offering a dynamic product, developing relationships and partnerships with growers will be key to achieving our goals.

Cassandra Ball
Cassandra Ball

I love the lab culture of Indigo. It's great being surrounded by both hard-working and fun-loving people. Most of our experiments are challenging and having the support of coworkers throughout the day really makes it fun for me.

Trudi Baker
Trudi Baker

From the early days when the whole company consisted of less than 20 people, I remember EVERYONE would gather for lively brainstorming sessions, the founder of the company, bench scientists, data scientists, lab techs, an attorney - everyone participated and listened and learned from each other's experiences and opinions. Today Indigo is much larger, but this spirit of open communication and collaboration is still strong. We collaborate through our everyday work, through software like our online innovation exchange where we bounce ideas off each other, and through "hands-on" brainstorming sessions where we learn a new assay and some of the points which are most challenging and can share ideas about how to make it more efficient.