: Senior Product Manager - Indigo Marketplace for GMAs
500 Rutherford Ave, Suite 201
Boston, MA 02129

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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 the Senior Product Manager of Indigo Marketplace for GMAs, 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 agile squad.

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 feature requests from key customers, alongside features that will help move the overall product to critical mass and market fit.

How do we work?

We are not perfect. In fact, we are learning through trial and error every day. 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 best software solutions. A growth mindset, excellent communication and collaboration skills are a must.

Responsibilities:

Platform

  • Develop deep understanding of existing and planned platform solution and capabilities
  • Analyze 3rd-party vendor landscape and propose partnership / integration strategy, if relevant
  • Analyze competitive landscape and present an assessment of areas where Indigo can provide unique value

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
  • Define and create detailed product roadmap
  • Create and prioritize use cases
  • Evaluate partner strategy (internal and external)
  • Understand market competition and product positioning

Process

  • Assume primary Product Ownership responsibilities (roadmap, user stories, prioritization, stakeholder buy-in)
  • Participate in agile software product management and development best practices; champion those best practices across the organization
  • Ensure that voice of the customer is a key component in prioritizing and defining your work

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 on key decisions
  • Clearly articulate product value and your plans for increasing that value to senior management

Competencies:

  • Ability to balance customer-centricity, stakeholder expectations and technical feasibility for software product line, clearly articulating 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 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

Qualifications:

  • 7-10 years Product Management Experience
  • Proven track record of building and delivering excellent customer-facing software products
    • Bonus if first-to-market and/or enterprise software
  • Experience working directly with software engineering teams in an agile/lean development environment
  • 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

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!"

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."

Cassandra Ball
Cassandra Ball
Sr. Research Associate

"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
Senior Manager

"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."

Lisa Hoopes
Sr. Software Product Manager

"I'm psyched to be building products that will help Growers sustainably feed the planet and put healthy food on people's plates. Working alongside genuine, kind, smart individuals I get the chance to combine my passion for health, nutrition and technology every day... and that's awesome."

Rachel Raymond
COO, North America

"I've spent my whole career in agriculture and always have been interested in the way technology can change farmers' lives. For US farmers, better technology might mean more profitability and the chance to keep the farm in the family for another generation. For farmers in many places in the world, like Central America or Southeast Asia, technology can mean the opportunity to send the next generation to school rather than keeping them home to help on the farm. We all count on farmers to be there for us, and bringing technology to the market that can make their lives easier is the most rewarding facet of Indigo's mission and my role within it."

Eda Reinot
VP, Regulatory

I find the most rewarding part of my job at Indigo is the opportunity to work with colleagues who have extraordinary talent and passion for what we are trying to accomplish as a company.