Indigo: Head of Internal Sustainability
500 Rutherford Ave, Suite 201
Boston, MA 02129

Employee Testimonials

Jesse Deardorff
Cassandra Ball
Trudi Baker

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What if nature could be harnessed to help farmers sustainably feed the planet? Since 2014, Indigo has questioned agriculture's full value chain to improve grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health. The companys scientific discoveries and digital innovations have amplified new value from soil to sale, benefiting more than 10,000 growers to date. Indigo is also the company behind The Terraton Initiative, a global effort to drawdown one trillion tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide by unlocking the potential of agricultural soils. In 2019, Indigo was ranked #1 on CNBCs Disruptor 50 list. Headquartered in Boston, MA, Indigo has additional offices in Memphis, TN; Research Triangle Park, NC; Sydney, Australia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Basel, Switzerland; and So Paulo, Brazil.

The role of the Head of Internal Sustainability will be responsible for driving the strategy and execution of Indigos internal/corporate sustainability efforts. The most urgent initial focus will be around understanding Indigos carbon footprint and creating a plan to move Indigo to being carbon positive. Beyond that project, this person will also be responsible for creating a broader sustainability strategy and building the culture within Indigo to focus collectively on sustainability for decisions both at the corporate level and so that every employee at Indigo understands our values and mission around sustainability and how that affects our business and cultural decisions.

Given the clear and essential connection to Indigos company culture, this person will report directly into the Chief People Officer but will work cross-functionally with many Indigo leaders, including the CEO, on ensuring Indigos commitment to sustainability is embedded across the entire organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the formulation of the companys long-term sustainability vision, mission and operating

principles, and lead the development of a high-level strategy to support them

  • Secure and leverage senior level commitment and support for integrating sustainable

development into core processes and decision-making

  • Serve as the companys leader and go to expert for sustainability and serve as the central point of contact for any and all interfaces with external stakeholders about Sustainability
  • Foster a culture of sustainability through ongoing organizational communications and education so that Indigo is recognized as one of the leading companies across the globe for its own internal efforts towards becoming carbon positive
  • Drive forward the Indigo carbon footprint project, resulting in a clear and compelling story of Indigos current carbon footprint and path forward
  • Successfully drive the operations and reporting within our internal sustainability initiatives
  • Create a compelling and innovative method for Indigo to report on environmental performance that is well-designed and transparently communicates our goals, ambitions and progress

Competencies:

  • Incredibly and genuinely passionate about Indigos mission
  • Well-versed in current corporate sustainability standards and trends
  • Strong ability to collaborate cross-functionally
  • Good strategic thinker; understands the context and can architect a vision
  • Strong bias for action, ability to manage process
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced and ambiguous environment
  • Compelling communicator, good storyteller both orally and through slide presentations

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of work experience, ideally with 5+ years of environmental sustainability experience in a fast-growing corporate environment
  • Experience building a corporate sustainability program
  • Success working cross-functionally with executive or CEO-level stakeholders
  • Consistently exhibits company values in all interactions with our stakeholders
  • Has built a broad network in the sustainability space
  • Experience with employee engagement and/or customer experience, a plus

Indigo is committed to living our values, specifically creating a work environment where everyone feels respected, connected, and has opportunities to learn and grow. As part of living our values, we strive to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where everyone feels they can be themselves and has an equal opportunity of succeeding.

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.