Senior Recruiter, Commercial & Business Operations

  • Indigo
  • Oct 14, 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 experts who understand the land as though it were an extension of themselves, to cutting-edge technologists and scientists 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. 

We are currently seeking a Senior Recruiter who will work cross-functionally with key Commercial and Business stakeholders to help build out our Biologicals, Carbon, Crop Marketing, and Crop Production teams, amongst others. An ability to creatively leverage your passion for, and prior knowledge of the agriculture community is a huge plus. This role will be a core part of Commercial & Business recruiting and Indigo’s talent brand and will require outstanding people skills, a strong ability to execute, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.


Be a thought partner to the Commercial & Business organizations to successfully lead recruiting efforts for open roles:

  • Meet weekly with Commercial and Business hiring managers to drive efficient progress on all roles, reporting relevant metrics and data
  • Contribute to new ideas for improving the recruiting process and diversity and inclusion efforts
  • Track candidate pipelines in real-time and provide insights to Hiring Managers regarding DEI metrics, blockers, and candidate feedback in order to adjust sourcing & hiring strategy

Become an expert on Indigo’s recruiting process and provide leverage to hiring managers for all open roles by owning the full-cycle recruitment process: 

  • Understand Indigo’s overall recruiting process and facilitate various meetings as needed
  • Actively source strong candidates for key open Commercial and Business Ops positions
  • Within 3 weeks, successfully step in as the primary screener for candidates at top of the funnel
  • Confidently conduct in-person & Zoom interviews and reference calls
  • Manage technology used to complement the hiring process including digital interviews, relocation software, and assessment tools
  • Manage additional recruiting projects as needed

Ensure a top-notch Talent-brand, Candidate and Customer Experience:

  • Identify key conferences, events, and meetups where Indigo should have a strong presence to build the brand, and ensure strong Indigo representation at these events
  • Work closely with the Recruiting Operations team to create strong content for Indigo brand, with an emphasis on Ag, BioTech, Sustainability
  • Ensure an exceptional recruiting experience for candidates and Indigo employees

Communicate Indigo’s story in a clear and compelling way that excites candidates:

  • Learn the Indigo story, key elements of the talent brand proposition, and demonstrate a strong ability to communicate the story and reasons to work at Indigo
  • Ensure any external recruiter partners know the Indigo story and are seen as an extension of the Indigo Recruiting team


  • Passionate about learning and embodies Indigo’s mission and core values
  • Passion for people; genuinely interested and curious about what motivates and excites people
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work quickly and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable with ambiguity; able to take initiative when a path is not clear
  • Positive attitude and high energy; approaches situations with optimism and enthusiasm
  • Highly data-driven
  • Strong organizational skills with a natural affinity towards process and getting things done
  • Good with follow-up and follow-through
  • Collaborative; excellent team player


  • 3 years (minimum) in a full cycle recruiting role at a fast-paced start-up company or recruiting firm, specializing in high-growth industries
  • Strong network and understanding of the  Ag & BioTech communities, a plus
  • Startup + hyper-growth experience strongly preferred
  • Proven track record with sourcing candidates from a variety of diverse talent pools
  • Demonstrated passion for building talent brand in a growing organization

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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