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Logistics Manager

Indigo, Basel, Switzerland

Harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet


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, Basel, Switzerland, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil. http://www.indigoag.com/      

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Commercial Operations and Marketplace/Business Development teams to build third-party logistics setup and fulfillment processes to execute launch of key businesses in 2020, addressing:
    • Options for road, rail, and waterway transportation set up for grains within Europe
    • Potential external service partners
    • Transactional documentation setup
    • Integration into Commercial Operations processes
    • Organizational setup and hiring of key team members
  • Leads and owns fulfillment processes for logistics in the context of European Commercial Operations covering areas such as:
    • Transactional and process mapping
    • System setup in coordination with other teams and functions, including third-party logistics interfaces
    • Documentation and contract management
    • SOPs
    • Performance and quality metrics
  • Directly manage transactional activities and work hands-on alongside Commercial Operations team members to ensure smooth fulfillment and scale-up of Commercial Operations in Europe
  • Personally accountable for managing relationship with third-party service providers
  • Collaborate with Business Development and Business Units to develop the long-term vision for opportunities in transport for Indigo Europe

Competencies:

  • Strong focus on execution and tactical results
  • Comfortable with ambiguity
  • Thinks about Commercial Operations holistically
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-starter; independent; curious
  • Collaborative, strong people skills and relishes being part of a high performing team
  • Loves continual learning, flexible in approach, not set in their own ways
  • Comfortable with technology
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Pays great attention to detail in developing and driving weekly implementation plans; able to follow up and execute
  • Able to lead and energize Commercial Operations team; inspires commitment to Indigo’s mission and values
  • Bias towards action, drives KPI achievement
  • Results-oriented and process-driven
  • Roll-up sleeves mentality

Qualifications:

  • 8-10 years of Logistics experience in road, rail, and waterways for grain commodities in and across major European countries
  • Prior experience leading a team is a plus
  • Track record of managing 3PL providers, both contracting, execution, and performance management
  • English fluency required with second or third European language preferred
  • Able to be based in Basel with willingness to relocate in the future

Indigo is committed to living our values, specifically “creating a work environment where everyone feels respected, connected, and has opportunities to learn and grow.” As part of living our values, we strive to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where everyone feels they can be themselves and has an equal opportunity of succeeding.

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About Indigo

About us 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, grow healthy food for all, and conserve resources for future generations. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes to improve crop health and productivity, Indigo’s portfolio is focused on cotton, wheat, rice, corn, and soybeans. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA, with commercial and customer service based in Memphis, TN.

Want to learn more about Indigo? Visit Indigo's website.