Agricultural Innovation Expert

Indigo is a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. With a vision of creating a world where farming is an economically desirable and accessible profession, Indigo works alongside its growers to apply natural approaches, conserve resources for future generations, and grow healthy food for all. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes to improve crop health and productivity, Indigo’s portfolio is focused on cotton, wheat, barley, corn, soybeans, and rice. The company, founded by Flagship Pioneering, is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil.  www.indigoag.com

The role of the Agricultural Innovation Expert is to deliver interactive learning modules to the agricultural industry in a custom-built mobile classroom that reaches thousands of farmers and Ag professionals each year.

Outcomes & Responsibilities:

  • Achieves a 9/10 rating for meetings from attendees
  • Becomes a highly sought-after resource by Account Managers that desire meetings in their area
  • Successfully learns Indigo content and becomes one of the five most knowledgeable people about Indigo and its offers
  • Achieves assigned sales rate and repeat attendee rate among growers and prospective partners
  • Lead 7-8 meetings per weeks with growers and prospective partners 

Competencies:

  • Analytical
  • Passion for teaching
  • Ability to generate constructive dialogue
  • Effectively engage and control a room
  • Clearly and accurately convey the assigned messages in a humble, open-minded manner
  • Excellent communicator: to the point, engaging, some charisma, energetic and generally positive demeanor
  • Comfortable with Ag topics (agronomy/markets/ag tech/etc.)
  • Able to field difficult questions in a personable, empathetic manner
  • Leader - able to quickly encourage trust in themselves and the topics they address

Qualifications:

  • Top quality public speaker
  • 10 years of experience in Agriculture
  • Willing and able to travel extensively (4-5 days/week for 3-4 weeks/month), while maintaining high energy
  • Deep understanding of Agriculture from a very broad perspective across multiple sectors of Ag from both a grower and Ag professional’s perspective on these sectors 

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