Indigo: Senior Project Manager
500 Rutherford Ave, Suite 201
Boston, MA 02129

Employee Testimonials

Jesse Deardorff
Cassandra Ball
Trudi Baker

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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. www.indigoag.com

The role of Senior Project Manager is a key driver of the success of cross-functional business and technology programs within Indigo. This individual is responsible for building a team, creating a plan, driving the execution of that plan, and clearly communicating progress of the programs and projects they manage. This role requires a combination of demonstrated experience in managing applicable cross-functional programs along with the aptitude, attitude, and energy to drive forward progress in an environment with many competing priorities. This position will report to the Head of Business Program Management and will work closely with people from virtually every part of the Indigo organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Establish rapport with key stakeholders across relevant functions including:
    • Finance
    • Supply Chain
    • Commercial
    • IT
    • Product Management
    • Software Engineering
  • Take over program management responsibilities for one large cross-functional program
    • Create and maintain project plan
    • Establish consistent and effective project communications with project stakeholders
    • Drive day-to-day project execution through a cross-functional group of project team members and stakeholders across multiple workstreams
  • Hire and direct the work of team members (full-time or contractor) within the Business Program Management team
  • Independently manage and seamlessly integrate assigned projects into overall business and technology roadmaps as appropriate
  • Actively support the build out of the Indigo Business Program Management function through
    • Contributions to our project management methodology, processes, and procedures
    • Enhancements to standard deliverable templates including project plan templates, communication plans, status reports
    • Recommendations and implementation of tools for centrally tracking and managing programs, projects, and tasks
  • Establish relationships with leaders from across multiple Indigo functions and be sought out to help in other areas of the business, ultimately taking on responsibility for managing additional programs and projects.

Competencies:

  • Able to translate stakeholder needs to system/process improvements; able to effectively communicate technology concepts to non-technical or less technical audiences
  • Able to bring structure to loosely defined processes and to develop requirements and process when presented with ambiguity
  • Well-organized approach to capturing priorities and following through on action items
  • Able to manage a program consisting of multiple projects involving stakeholders and resources from multiple departments
  • Thinks not only in terms of highlighting issues but also in terms of identifying and implementing solutions
  • Proactive in engaging the appropriate teams / resources for a given activity and aware of which teams / resources are not required (e.g., those that can be informed at a later date)
  • Understands the handoff between project / program management and other resources and stakeholders within a project (i.e., knows when to own a task vs. when to assign to someone else on the team)
  • Flexible mindset, able to remain composed amidst stressful situations
  • Driven, self-starter with exceptional organizational skills
  • Clear, concise, and direct communication style; able to call to action
  • Able to be an owner for all processes created; takes pride in their work and deliverables
  • Able to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Able to identify and manage complex interdependencies between tasks
  • Able to influence team members and stakeholders without direct management authority

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience in cross-functional project and program management or other relevant technology experience (e.g. business analysis, development, engineering)
  • Well-rounded experience across different technologies (Cloud technologies, Custom web / app development, ERP systems, CRM systems, financial systems, LIMS, etc.)
  • Well-rounded experience across different business functions (order-to-cash, procure-to-pay, finance & accounting, commercial / sales & marketing, sales operations, etc.)
  • Experience in projects that deliver technology systems to drive operational efficiencies a plus
  • Experience managing projects that combine technology and business process workstreams required
  • Experience managing programs and projects involving organizational change management a plus
  • Experience managing agile software development projects a plus
  • Experience capturing and developing use cases, requirements, and UAT processes for technology systems
  • Scrum master certification or PMP certification nice to have
  • Ag or food production industry experience a plus
  • Willing to be based in Boston (we will pay for relocation), with occasional travel required

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.