Sr. People Systems Manager

  • Indigo
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Sep 04, 2021

Job Description

We’re an international AgTech startup pioneering an ambitious mission in a high-growth industry where agriculture meets technology to solve our toughest climate and economic challenges. Through the use of data-driven insights, natural microbiology, and innovative digital technologies, Indigo is partnering across the supply chain, ultimately cultivating a scalable climate solution and enhanced partner ecosystem that beneficially serves farmers, consumers, and the planet alike.

Our mission is unique, and therefore our teams are too: from multigenerational farming gurus who understand the land as though it were an extension of themselves, to cutting-edge techies on the frontier of innovation, our teams are a reflection of the range of the stakeholders we serve: the Earth, the Farmer, and the Consumer.

Indigo’s Sr. People Systems Manager will be a subject matter expert for all People Team systems, including day-to-day operations as well as future-looking improvements. He or she will own and maintain our current People Team systems, as well as utilize technology to continuously improve our systems, resulting in increased efficiency and ease of use.


Serve as Subject Matter Expert for Workday on a global level:

  • Leads the People Team’s involvement in Workday implementation
  • Develop and deliver training material, ad-hoc end-user support materials, and process documentation of business processes
  • Own system integrations through Workday
  • Ensure Workday data is clean and updated
  • Provide advice/best practices for configuration of the system

Assess current and future technology to maximize solutions and identify gaps:

  • Meet with key stakeholders across the company to identify current needs and future asks
  • Work with business leads to prioritize needs
  • Work with IT to come up to speed on HRIS Roadmap

Own the day-to-day operations of all People-related systems:

  • Builds reports as needed
  • Maintains data integrity
  • When things go wrong, performs root cause analysis – resolves risks, defects, and issues with top-notch communication to all stakeholders
  • Coordinates and owns system updates, version releases, etc. to ensure the minimal-to-no impact of business functionality
  • Constantly seeks out process/automation improvements
  • Establish strong, positive relationships with all external vendors

Understands and embodies our mission & core values:

  • Excited by Indigo’s mission; believes that Indigo can fundamentally change the agriculture industry; can clearly articulate passion for our mission and values
  • Optimistic and innovative; solution-oriented; shows no signs of cynicism
  • Will be widely viewed as someone who personifies our core values, is committed to them, and leans on them when making decisions. Specifically:
    • Demonstrates a track record of high integrity - doing the right thing, owning mistakes, conducting oneself honestly
    • Values, communicates, and interacts with others with high levels of transparency and respect
    • Collaborates well across functions; creates an inspiring and collegial work environment


  • Able to manage multiple, changing priorities. Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Positive attitude
  • Intrinsic love of all things tech
  • Team player, flexible and adaptable
  • Puts structure around ambiguity
  • Strong, proactive communication. Advises and influences
  • Willing and able to roll up sleeves and get things done
  • Aligned with being part of a modern People Team
  • Strong collaboration across department/function
  • Builds, not just maintains, with a constant eye to new products and emerging needs to help us be more efficient
  • Customer-focused mindset
  • Operates in a process-oriented way
  • Detail-oriented, produces work with very minimal errors


  • 7-10 years experience with Workday; implementation experience preferred
  • Experience in a company with at least one of the following characteristics:
    • High growth
    • 1,000+ employees
    • Publicly-traded
  • Knowledge of US and Global data laws
  • In-depth knowledge of HRIS events and cycles (open enrollment, benefits, etc.)
  • Experience setting up automated feeds
  • International experience preferred

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.

Organization Type



Food & Agriculture

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