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Employment Type:
Intern/Co-op
Posted:
2/20/2019
Job Category:
Business Development
MBA Intern - Innovation
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Indigo | Boston, MA
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Job Description

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. http://www.indigoag.com/

We have an extraordinary opportunity to help farmers harness nature to feed the planet in a sustainable manner. Our biological advancements enable us to work with farmers to improve agriculture in a way that creates enormous economic value while benefiting the environment and providing consumers with a more natural food supply. The MBA Intern will work with the Innovation Team and its collaborators (e.g., Indigo Partners, R&D) to find, value, communicate, and operationalize technologies that enable Indigo to bring the future of agriculture into the present.

Outcomes:

* Assist the Innovation Team leadership in crafting business cases for the incorporation of existing and emerging technologies into the Indigo Model in 2019 and 2020 that can create outstanding value for farmers, consumers, and the environment
* Create a framework by which the Innovation Team will value technologies and work to create a portfolio approach to project selection
* Conduct phone interviews with cutting edge technology companies and key opinion leaders
* Present analyses compellingly and clearly to Innovation Team leadership, as well as internal collaborators, via Powerpoint

Attributes and Competencies:

* Working knowledge of basic business analysis tools and concepts such as NPV, IRR, and DCF
* Advanced proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
* Outstanding communication skills
* Passionately devoted to improving farmer profitability, consumer health, and the environmental sustainability of our food system
* Ability to hold and understand several complex ideas simultaneously across cross functional teams
* Entrepreneurial spirit with an insatiable interest in cutting-edge technologies who thrives in a dynamic environment
* Demonstrate grower empathy in interactions with all stakeholders (E.g., growers, to Innovation Team Leadership, to internal collaborators, companies, and KOLs)

Qualifications:

* First-year MBA candidates with a strong track record of academic excellence (3.5+ undergrad GPA)
* Academic background in business, math, engineering, science, agronomy, or related field
* Ag and food work experience preferred

About Indigo

Indigo Biosciences is a preclinical contract research organization, serving clients involved in pharmaceutical R&D, biotechnology, and related sectors. We offer high quality services and products that facilitate drug discovery / drug development, the analysis of active ingredients, and molecular toxicology. We specialize in evaluation of the effects of small molecules on nuclear receptors, a major class of therapeutic drug targets involved in cancer, diabetes, atherosclerosis, obesity, and many other diseases.