Senior Manager, Corporate Development

Senior Manager, Corporate Development

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 Senior Manager, Corporate Development role provides an opportunity to be at the center of the Indigo Enterprise, leading key activities, priorities, and initiatives with the CEO and CEO’s Chief of Staff. This role is directly responsible for driving the company to the next level of value and positive change to the industry. Sitting on the Corporate Development team is a job unlike many others. This team is comprised of the most talented, well rounded individuals, interested in running a business line in the future, starting a company, or being a general manager or CEO. Future members should be humble, respectful and willing to put in the time, energy, and effort to realize the opportunity and vision to change the world. 

Responsibilities:

  • Build operational and execution oriented plans to execute on key priorities set by the BOD and CEO (current and not limited to) building and achieving sales goals, strategy development, financing goals, and building out nascent critical functions
  • Work with Indigo executives in developing new business plans and medium-term plans across the Company
  • Work across the organization with key executives in starting up new business lines within Indigo with organizational alignment
  • Help deliver upon organizational goals and objectives
  • Dive in and work on pressing priorities
  • Ensure best-in-class, flawless execution on all projects
  • Roll up sleeves to get done what needs to be done to position Indigo to achieve its near-term goals and long-term vision

Competencies:

  • Humble, respectful and willing to put in the time/energy/effort to realize the opportunity and vision to change the world
  • Very Smart
  • Well-rounded business athlete with the motivation to be a part of something much bigger than any one person could be. Very strong PowerPoint, Excel, financial modeling.
  • Highly Organized
  • Highly flexible in adapting between personal objectives and a dynamic CEO schedule / objective
  • Attention to detail
  • Thrives in a dynamic environment
  • Highly adaptable and flexible to the changing needs of the organization
  • Outstanding communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Hungry and has the ambition to take their career to the next level and be a future CEO / General manager
  • Fully aware of the opportunity being on this team represents, and attracted to this position because if it
  • Optimistic believer in Indigo and our mission
  • Willingness to travel substantially for the needs of the Company (predominantly domestic travel)

Qualifications:

  • 5-8 years of professional experience
  • Demonstrated success in a similar role in another company
  • Investment Banking, Private Equity, Consulting skillset or other relevant experience
  • Pre- or post-MBA

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