About Inari...

Inari is the SEEDesign™ company. We embrace the diversity and complexity of nature in every aspect of our business to drive innovation – to push the boundaries of what is possible. Through our unrivaled technology platform, Inari uses predictive design and advanced multiplex gene editing to develop step-change products. We are taking a nature positive approach to unlock the full potential of seed that will transform the food system. The results will lead to more productive acres delivering value creation for farmers and a more sustainable future for our planet.

Our success is dependent on great minds, collaborating to generate bright ideas and deliver exceptional outcomes.

We have over 200 employees, with research sites in Cambridge, MA (USA) and Ghent (Belgium), as well as a product development site in West Lafayette, IN (USA). We’ve deliberately built a team that brings diversity of thought to all aspects of our business, to generate new ideas, approaches, and ways of operating. And we've intentionally combined experience with potential, bringing agriculture industry experts with the desire to innovate together with bright minds from academia, human therapeutics, software, and consulting. If you want to be part of a diverse and inclusive team developing unique solutions to feed the world while protecting our planet’s natural resources, we’d love to hear from you!

About the role....

The Field Operations Manager will develop, execute, and manage Inari’s product evaluation network. This role will collaborate with functional and cross-functional teams across Cambridge, West Lafayette, and Ghent, Belgium as well as our company collaborators to develop and implement best management practices for field evaluation of Inari pre-commercial products. Additionally, this role will lead/participate in team efforts to improve field testing, product selection, and commercialization using novel approaches to data acquisition, analyses and machine learning.

As Field Operations Manager, you will…

  • Be responsible for coordinating and facilitating the development and execution of all external field testing activities.
  • Work with external testing groups and internal stakeholders on protocol development, locations selection, contract negotiations, logistics, data acquisition, data management, and data quality to ensure successful product evaluations in the field. 
  • Oversee the field testing budget and identify opportunities to increase efficiencies, cost savings, as well as streamline processes and procedures. 
  • Continually evaluate the product evaluation network for gaps and opportunities for improvement.
  • Be responsible for the timely and accurate delivery of testing material and data to, and from, our product evaluation network. 
  • Work with internal and external teams to efficiently and accurately collect, analyze, summarize and interpret field trial data.  
  • Continually identify and evaluate innovative capabilities to acquire, analyze and interpret data. 
  • Share field trial results with internal and external stakeholders as needed.
  • Learn and apply all regulatory, stewardship, QMS, and EHS requirements in field testing programs. Adhere to company trait stewardship requirements as necessary in field testing and training programs and drive awareness with internal and external stakeholders.

 You Bring…

  • Required: BS degree in Crop Sciences, Agronomy, Soil Science, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Business
  • Required: 5+ years of field research testing experience
  • Preferred: MS degree in Crop Sciences, Agronomy, Soil Science, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Business with 
  • Preferred: 7+ years of field research testing experience and knowledge of row crop production practices. 
  • A strong understanding of traits, germplasm, field testing, experimental design, database management, data analysis, and row crop production practices.
  • A strong sense of purpose and drive to develop unique, high impact solutions.
  • Adaptability and enthusiasm for new challenges, innate curiosity, and a passion for learning.
  • Creative and strategic thinking, willingness to be bold and take risks, and the ability to recognize and learn from failure.
  • A collaborative mindset that is open to giving and receiving ideas, perspectives, and feedback.
  • Ability to work both independently and deliver on responsibilities within a highly collaborative environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a diverse range of individuals and audiences.

Employee Experience

  • Employee organized groups, regular social events, and volunteer opportunities provide ways for us to forge personal connections and have fun
  • A strong focus on professional development, with both internal and external learning opportunities
  • Collaboration opportunities with external stakeholders through interactions with our Scientific Advisory Community
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance; competitive parental leave

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Our Diversity
Inari is proud of our diverse and talented workforce, and committed to maintaining an environment and business practices that reinforce our commitment to equal opportunity. All employment decisions are based solely upon individual competence, track record of performance, and qualifications related to the scope of responsibility of the job, without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.