: Senior Product Manager, Transport
500 Rutherford Ave, Suite 201
Boston, MA 02129

Employee Testimonials

Terri Moses

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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. 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; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Basel, Switzerland; and So Paulo, Brazil.

As a Senior Product Manager for Indigo Transport, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with many teams across the organization to define a best-in-class software offering. We believe that a deep understanding of customer problems is critical to delivering value and is the cornerstone of what makes our product team tick. In this role, you will lead the development and market fit strategy for a B2B software offering and will have responsibility for the overall success of that product. This includes everything from market research to getting into the nitty gritty with your team of dedicated engineers and designers. Youll need to define your products north star, and then show others in the organization how we get there.

What does a successful product look like at Indigo?

A successful product helps to solve real world problems, and simultaneously moves our business forward. Part of your job will be to balance tactical problem solving and the prioritization of feature requests from key customers; youll also need to identify new opportunities that will contribute to generating critical mass and market fit. Well-considered metrics will help you know if youre making good decisions and moving in the right direction. 

How do we work?

We are not perfect. In fact, we are learning through trial and error every day, continually designing ways to work better ourselves. We try new things, take risks, make educated guesses and move quickly. We are an agile shop, and believe that the trifecta of product management, software development and user experience design is the key to building the right software solutions. A growth mindset, excellent communication and collaboration skills are a must.

Responsibilities:

Product

  • Collaborate with multiple teams across the Indigo organization to:
    • Determine the short and long-term vision for your product
    • Define business impact of delivering on that vision
  • Create and maintain a detailed product roadmap, aligned with the commercial goals of your global offering leads
  • Evaluate partner strategies (internal and external)
  • Understand market competition and product positioning

Platform

  • Develop deep understanding of existing / planned platform solutions and capabilities, and be the champion for new services needed to support your product
  • Analyze 3rd-party vendor landscape and explore partnership / integration strategies when relevant
  • Analyze competitive landscape to identify areas where Indigo can provide unique value

Process

  • Assume primary Product Ownership responsibilities (roadmap, user stories, prioritization, stakeholder buy-in, release management)
  • Participate in agile software product management and development best practices; champion those best practices across the organization
  • Ensure the voice of the customer is a key component in prioritizing and defining your work
  • Define metrics that can drive your decision-making, and rally your team around them 
  • Ensure successful commercialization and launch of new solutions, maintaining alignment with your sales and operations counterparts

Communication

  • Establish clear and concise communications channels with cross-functional stakeholders (i.e. Business, Engineering, Marketing) to provide visibility into the plans for your product
  • Establish trust and ongoing communication with internal & external customers
    • Facilitate feedback and discovery for key decisions
  • Clearly articulate product value and your plans for increasing that value to senior management
    • Engage in healthy debate and defend your position when necessary
  • Be an evangelist for your product and advocate for the resources needed to be successful

Competencies:

  • Ability to balance customer-centricity, stakeholder expectations and technical feasibility for a software product line, clearly articulating and evaluating tradeoffs
  • Ability to define, gain buy-in from stakeholders and drive product vision for a specific software product or product line
  • Excellent cross-functional communicator, able to work with a diverse set of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to translate business needs into product roadmap and technology specifications and use cases
  • Innate eye for taking complex problems and solutions and breaking them down to deliver incremental value
  • Highly aligned and deep understanding of company strategy, mapping strategy to execution
  • Process orientation with strong time-management skills and demonstrated ability to quickly change course, as needed
  • Decisive and well-informed decision-maker
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively work as a member of a team, with great listening and oral and written communication skills
  • Able to structure and process qualitative and quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions
  • Proactively brings new ideas to the table, spanning people, process and product
  • Comfortable wearing different hats, depending on the needs of the moment

Qualifications:

  • 7-10 years Product Management and Leadership Experience  
  • Proven track record of building and delivering excellent customer-facing software products
    • Bonus if first-to-market, enterprise software and/or machine learning product
  • Experience working directly with software engineering teams in an agile/lean development environment
    • Bonus if demonstrated success across Web and Mobile solutions
  • Active Communication skills (communicating out and listening successfully)
  • Market-facing launch experience

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

Daniel Glasgow
Software Engineer

"What drew me to Indigo was the opportunity for growth. Not just personal growth, although that’s appealing too, but the growth of the whole product. There are a million paths to pursue and we’re not penned in by existing structure."

Terri Moses
Terri Moses
Contract Management Specialist II

“There are always going to be companies that think what worked in the past will work in the future, but this is a company that never wants to settle, in an industry that needs to refocus. What’s good for Indigo is what’s good for the grower, consumer, and the planet."

Ibrahim Abdullah
Ibrahim Abdullah
Manager, Engineering and Laboratory Operations

"Here, I have so much freedom—I get to really be creative. Not many companies do what Indigo does: It’s helping the farmer, it’s helping the planet. I really like the mission that the company stands by and the way they treat their employees. It doesn’t feel like you’re at work—this a very nice environment to be in. You want to work harder because you know they [other employees] have taken it so far. When you love what you’re doing, it doesn’t even feel like work."

Kelsey Steinbeck
Director, DevOps

"Working at Indigo allows me to make a positive impact on our Planet while also being part of industry disruption and innovation. I get to combine personal goals of doing positive things in the World while still getting to work on innovative technologies and solutions. It really can’t be beat!"

Jazmin Gonzalez-Rivero
Senior Software Engineer
“You can make a marketplace for any product, alcohol, carpets, cars – whatever. But you don’t always get an opportunity to build a marketplace for something that actually matters. Giving farmers new ways to transact on their grain can make the difference for their business, their families, and even their communities. The feeling for me of, ‘Hey, I am going to help farmers make more on every bushel,’ there’s nothing else like that. It’s why I come into work every day."