High Plains Commercial Intern

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 farmers 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, 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 Indigo Model was launched in the High Plains in 2017.  Grower feedback was immediate and impressive.  In addition, Trusted Advisors including Crop Insurance Agents, Ag Lenders, Seed Partners and Crop Consultants immediately recognized a new opportunity to improve grower client profitability by partnering with Indigo Ag to recommend the Indigo Model. Because of this strong interest, Indigo is seeking an Intern to support the Channel Partner Strategy including building relationships with and supporting marketing activities for Trusted Advisors.

 

Outcomes:

In the assigned Region, work with Manager of Channel Strategy, Regional Account Manager and Territory Account Managers to implement the Channel Strategy in support of the 2018 Hard Red Winter Wheat (HRWW) program, specifically to:

  • Complete channel strategy marketing plans with Territory Account Managers
  • Call on existing and prospect Channel Partners to support marketing tactics as defined by each Territory channel strategy marketing plan
  • Support the Channel Partner in the execution of local marketing tactics
  • Capture necessary Trusted Advisor/grower information in SalesForce that supports the Territory Account Manager and Channel Partner in providing exceptional customer support for existing and prospect Indigo growers
  • Complete a presentation to Indigo leadership that describes the project, deliverables and results achieved
  • Other activities that support Channel Strategy development

 

Competencies:

  • Clear communication skills
  • Self-starter; independent
  • Collaborative, extremely strong people skills
  • Loves continual learning, agile in approach, not set in their own ways, not a “know it all”

 

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate studying in an agriculture-related field
  • Demonstrated competencies in time management, project management, interpersonal skills, Microsoft office tools, and personal leadership
  • Exhibits drive, ambition, goal orientation, and customer satisfaction

 

Program Agenda:

  • 10 weeks - working with Territory Account Managers developing Channel Partner relationships, implementing local marketing tactics and supporting other go-to-market tactics that increase leads for grower contracting opportunities for fall wheat
  • 1 week – travel to Memphis, TN commercial office to observe sales operations, supply chain function, food/fiber demand generation group, Grower Customer Service or other Indigo support functions to gain an appreciation of sales support functions
  • 1 week – visiting Boston, MA science and research office to observe behind-the-scenes product development including Research & Development, IT, People, Finance and Leadership functions. In addition, join a Professional/social event with all interns and key leaders/contacts at Indigo where you’ll deliver a presentation on project deliverables and key learnings through the Indigo intern experience

 

Location:

  • Manhattan, Wichita, or Hutchinson, KS


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