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....

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Product Project Manager to join our diverse and rapidly growing team. As Inari has continued to develop gene edited products, the need for management of these products and integrating the complex set of cross-functional activities has become increasingly important. This role will be based in Inari’s West Lafayette, IN location and will report to the Director, Project Management. 

As a product project manager, you will…

  • Work with Director, Project Management and a cross-functional Product Leadership team to build project teams to meet objectives 
  • Develop, monitor, and report on project progress for our crops
    • Create project plans with clear milestones, deliverables, and accountabilities
    • Ensure projects move forward against timelines
    • Monitor progress, identify risks, and develop mitigation plans
    • Manage project resources and identify additional resources / adjustments required with key project team members 
  • Ensure projects move through Stage Gate governance process and manage timelines and issues for appropriate handoff to commercial development teams
    • Align project development objectives across Commercial, Science, Product Development, IP, Legal, and Regulatory teams during the development process. 
    • Create cross-project reporting for the Leadership Team and organization that outlines key metrics for projects in the product creation process - map of subprojects by phase, metrics of subprojects that are on/off timelines, resources required by project, etc.
    • Partner with the cross-functional project team members to complete post-project learnings to share with the organization and leadership team to inform future projects.  

 You Bring…

  • BS degree in Ag or Science related field required.
  • Experience in agriculture required. 
  • Experience in project management.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret critical paths, anticipate bottlenecks, draw conclusions, and prepare clear and concise reports and recommendations tailored to an audience.
  • Superior presentation skills and ability to present ideas and concepts to staff and management at all levels.
  • 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.