Lead Event Coordinator

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 Lead Event Coordinator will plan and execute high-end field events in more than 120 locations throughout the U.S. This role requires exceptional interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and logistical capabilities. The Lead Event Coordinator will be required to travel 1-2 times per month.

Outcomes & Responsibilities: 

  • Provide support for channel partners
  • Implement interim processes for managing transportation, buyer outreach, grower, outreach, food, maintenance, presenters, materials, and coordination with local Commercial team
  • Implement permanent processes for managing all elements
  • Pull data from Salesforce to run relevant outreach processes

Competencies:

  • Process oriented
  • Highly organized with attention to detail
  • Works well cross-functionally, as they’ll have to give requests to multiple parts of the organization, especially commercial
  • Proactive with the ability to resolve problems and issues
  • Works quickly and thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to communicate succinctly and effectively
  • Exceptionally organized. Knows how to implement processes from scratch to stay coordinated
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time
  • Ability to adjust to change quickly
  • Customer service-orientation
  • Personable and motivated by maintaining and building relationships
  • Poised and professional
  • Calm under pressure
  • Comfortable with software tools
  • Comfortable with calls after hours
  • Able to manage small team if needed

Qualifications:

  • Previously held a position where coordinating schedules/ logistics was a primary responsibility
  • Able to travel 1-2 times per month (more in the first 2 months as we set processes and learn)
  • Has coordinated highly complex schedules for multiple people/assets previously for at least 3 years
  • Meeting/event planning experience for at least 3 years
  • Ability to schedule 90 days in advance for 120 locations
  • Memphis - based

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