Senior Hedging Specialist

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 Senior Hedging Specialist will create strategies to mitigate Indigo’s hedging price risk and provide customers an excellent experience. This position will play a key role in strategic planning and working with various teams to align with grower satisfaction.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure alignment of GCS metrics around customer satisfaction
  • Support the design and implementation of Portfolio Management and Grower Pricing order management systems
  • Meet with Account Managers and key members of Food and Fiber Team to align needs
  • Learn all aspects of current offers
  • Minimize fill times for grower orders
  • Help train growers and grower-facing Indigo teams
  • Conduct risk and trading efficiency analyses used to inform trading activities
  • Anticipate challenges in executing trades and regional risk differences that influence trading strategies
  • Understand and embody Indigo’s mission and core values

 

Competencies:

  • Strong phone communication with diverse audiences (farmers, internal teams, etc.)
  • Comfortable working with all market participants (including growers, buyers, and internal stakeholders)
  • Strong sense of integrity; able to find balance between questioning authority and adhering to policy
  • Technologically literate
  • Data driven; propensity to use data to inform decisions
  • Takes clear ownership for mistakes
  • Able to maintain composure and stay calm during busy times
  • Strategic thinker
  • Analytically minded; able to perform basic market analyses
  • Flexible, able to anticipate change

 

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years professional experience
  • Experience managing risk exposure in commodity markets
  • Personal or professional experience with agriculture strongly preferred
  • Experience with at least one code/query language preferred
  • Understanding of physical grain markets
  • Exposure to Latin American agriculture markets preferred
  • Experience with international currencies preferred
  • Knowledge of international trading regulations preferred
  • Proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese preferred

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