Head of R&D, Brazil

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 São Paulo, Brazil. www.indigoag.com

The role of Head of R&D Brazil is responsible for the management, coordination and completion of all aspects of Indigo agricultural microbial products development and commercialization in Argentina.

The role serves as an R&D business partner for the Head of Indigo Brazil, reporting to Vice President, Indigo International R&D Business Partner.

 

Responsibilities:

  1. Be an R&D business partner for the Head of Indigo Brazil on all aspects of R&D in Brazil:
    1. balance the functional priorities with the business priorities to deliver local business results
    2. facilitate technical decision making and communication from global to local and local to global
    3. serve as a single point of contact for R&D for Indigo Brazil and global organization
  2. Lead locally the Focused sourcing platform of Indigo Research and Product Development for Brazil
  3. Connect Indigo BrazilTarget Product Profiles (TPP’s) with deliverables to Indigo Focused sourcing and Leveraged programs in Brazil
  4. Execute locally all aspects of Indigo Agricultural Microbial Products Development and Commercialization for Brazil business
  5. Provide pre- and post-commercialization Technical support to Commercial team and to Customers
  6. Manage locally Indigo Quality Assurance and testing
  7. Manage locally CRO partnerships
  8. Manage locally R&D partnerships
  9. Manage locally Regulatory Affairs
  10. Build and lead the Technical Team of Indigo Brazil to execute and deliver the above listed

 

Competencies:

  • Passion for Agriculture and Sustainable solutions  
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically
  • Ability to connect the business needs with technical input and output
  • Solutions oriented
  • Well-structured communication skills (technical and to the business) internally and externally
  • Team oriented style and strong work ethics
  • Strong record keeping, organizational and multitasking skills
  • Ability to gain consensus working collaboratively and cross functionally with internal and external parties
  • Ability to iterate, learn and adapt quickly as the technical and business landscapes evolve; extremely agile
  • Experienced working in multinational and multicultural organization
  • Ability to prioritize to address conflicting demands

 

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of technical agribusiness experience in Brazil
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in agricultural engineering, agronomy, agribusiness
  • Strong expertise and experience in commercializing innovative agricultural products
  • Able to be based in São Paulo

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