Microbial Business Development & Licensing Co-op

  • Indigo
  • Boston, MA
  • Nov 03, 2020

Job Description

Indigo improves grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health using 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, Basel, Switzerland, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil. http://www.indigoag.com/

The Microbial Business Development & Licensing Co-op can make real-world impact by leveraging personal motivation, initiative, and previous experience to drive Indigo’s mission. They will support key initiatives across the company relating to Indigo's pipeline development and assisting future product launches. They will work cross-functionally internally and with external partners. It is highly encouraged to apply if you have a strong desire to sustainably improve agriculture and global food systems, regardless of academic background.   

Due to COVID-19, the duration of this Coop assignment will be remote. Our team has seamlessly integrated co-ops during in fully remote assignments in 2020 and maintained exceptional productivity. In addition, Indigo’s People Team will provide resources, professional guidance, and support to ensure an exciting, healthy, and productive experience.

OUTCOMES

  • Design, deliver, and maintain analyses to support business critical decisions:
    • Develop a deep understanding of the different departments in the company, their functionality, and where process improvements can be made
    • Work collegially within a cross-functional team to get guidance on assumptions and outcomes
    • Visually organize project findings, create data visuals, and present to small groups
    • Own 3rd party inventory tracking and competitive monitoring of the microbial product landscape
  • Develop leads and maintain opportunities to supplement and support Indigo’s product pipeline:
    • Scout, model, and assess fit of microbial product opportunities for use in all of Indigo’s global markets
    • Conduct outreach to potential collaborators and work with people of different backgrounds
    • Communicate ideas and opportunities to multiple groups within the organization and gather feedback
  • Support team out-licensing goals to grow market adoption of Indigo’s microbial assets:
    • Grow in understanding of agricultural markets outside of row crops and support team with logistics for getting microbial product samples in external field evaluation platforms with relevant seed companies
    • Discover new partners for Indigo to expand use of microbial library. Examples of these partners include drug discovery platforms, bioplastics development, and bioremediation services

 

DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND CAPABILITIES

  • Alignment with Indigo's mission and core values
  • Strong analytical capabilities and the ability to take the initiative
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with MS Office, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, and data analysis is a plus
  • Spanish, Portuguese, German, or French proficiency is a plus
  • Preferred applicants will be undertaking their 2nd or 3rd Coop, but first time Coops may apply

 

SALARY $3000/month

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION AT INDIGO

Agriculture and sustainability affect all of us, and our goal is to better reflect the diversity of the global communities we impact by promoting equal opportunity in all of its practices, especially when it comes to growing our team. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Organization Type

Company  

Sectors

Food & Agriculture

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