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Head of Global Field Science Operations 24 views

United States- Remote

About Indigo
Indigo Ag is a mission-driven company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. We innovate across a breadth of technology and science disciplines to help enhance agriculture’s long-term sustainability and profitability and mitigate the climate crisis. We seek to positively impact the world through the digital and biological solutions we bring to the market, creating a more resilient earth, healthier economies, and thriving communities. Our people build partnerships, explore the science, and engineer the technology to help grow the future of sustainable agriculture. The only way to achieve it is through a unique combination of expertise – from Fortune 500 to academia, soil science and agriculture, to tech start-ups.
The Global Field Sciences team provides in-field product performance characterization, uses world-class scientific standards, delivers decisive, reliable data across all relevant crops and regions to many stakeholders. The team provides data-based decision support, drives product selection, informs high quality regulatory dossiers for product registration, and performance data sales support that meets customer needs. The Global Field Sciences team focuses on internal and external customers alike, using great communication, respect and a focus on safety and quality.

Owns and constantly optimizes Global Field Science Operations end-to-end:

  • Accountable for seasonal planning, protocol generation and trial placement in cross functional cooperation with product management, the data science team, regional field science leads, and other internal teams
  • Accountable for global contracting process with Contract Research Organizations (CRO) in cooperation with the legal team 
  • Responsible for in-season project management, including quality assurance and optimizes Statements of Work (SOW) every cycle based on learnings
  • Supervises small plot or machine data capture from CROs (after planting, mid-season, after harvest) and other data providers (e. g. soil sampling, remote sensing) as required per the SOW 
  • Supervises small plot or machine data capture from commercial or academic cooperators in coordination with regional commercial teams as agreed internally and documented in respective Material Transfer Agreements (MTA) 
  • Accountable for timely data upload into ARMDB, world class quality control and expedited submission to data science teams
  • Is the primary cross-functional contact for the operational implementation of approved strategic projects, e.g.

  • Implementation of new trial formats like field screening assays or next generation customer demonstration trialing
  • Implementation of trial site selection aided by remote sensing
  • Implementation of sub-field small-plot trial placement
  • Translation of requirements from product management and data science teams into trialing protocols
  • People Leadership

  • Leads a team of trial QA coordinators and data QC specialists
  • Key Competencies

  • Has in-depth understanding of agronomy and is grounded in relevant trialing best practices 
  • Derives deep insights from large and potentially complex field trial results
  • Is an expert in leading global operations as well as cross-functional projects
  • Is passionate about staying current on new practices and technologies, and sets the direction of their projects accordingly
  • Has experience with the creation of regulatory bio-efficacy dossiers
  • Experienced working in multinational and multicultural organization(s)
  • Ability to connect the business needs with technical input and output
  • Ability to iterate, learn and adapt quickly; extremely agile
  • Ability to gain consensus working collaboratively and cross functionally with internal and external parties
  • Understands their impact to the success of the Biologicals business
  • Is extremely organized, obsessive about quality and has a passion for data
  • Qualifications

  • 5-10 years’ work experience in field trialing, results interpretation and project management
  • Advanced degree in agronomy or a related field, MSc preferred, PhD a plus
  • Proven track record of working with business partners and technical partners to design, deliver, and improve on efficient operations
  • Experience in managing complex programs with a team of regional peers
  • Proven ability to manage a high-performing operations team
  • Experience overseeing complex data pipeline processes a plus
  • This role is home-based in one of Indigo’s key markets with a preference for the United States, some travel to be expected
  • #LI-JW2
    At Indigo, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and team members. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), national, social or ethnic origin, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, marital status, family or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, family medical history or genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Indigo believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion among our team members are critical to our success. We seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.
    If you’re applying for a job in the U.S. and need reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email and let us know the nature of your request and contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address. 
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