Supply Chain Manager

POSTED: September 25, 2019
BUSINESS: Inari Agriculture, Inc.
START DATE: Immediate Availability

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Supply Chain Manager, eager to be part of a growing purpose-driven start-up, to establish and manage the daily operations of Inari’s seed supply chain operations. This position will be based at our West Lafayette, IN location.


  • Lead supply chain team
  • Develop standard operating procedures for key seed supply chain activities, and provide overall coordination including production planning, sourcing, logistics, and working with our commercial team in warehousing and inventory management
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key vendors
  • Collaborate with other Inari business partners to ensure coordination and consistency of operating principles
  • Establish metrics and KPIs to monitor performance of the seed supply chain, and leverage insights to continuously improve the operation
  • Maintain a culture of continuous process improvement


  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Business, Biology or a related field
  • At least 7 years of experience managing seed supply chain operations
  • Familiarity with the SCOR model and its implementation
  • Knowledge of basic agriculture or biology and excellent management skills including understanding of matrix organizations
  • Ability to effectively communicate - both verbal and written
  • Proven ability to build strong teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals. Foster open dialogue and collaboration
  • Aptitude for developing people in various roles and levels through coaching, feedback, and exposure to new experiences to meet both performance goals and personal development goals
  • Ability to plan and align people and resources for successful execution
  • Capacity to manage ambiguity; deal comfortably with change and able to decide and act
    without having the total picture
  • Accountability; act with a clear sense of ownership and ensure that others do the same
  • A positive and entrepreneurial attitude. Ability to challenge the status quo to spark improved strategies, methods, and practices in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Curiosity; desire to continuously learn and have a meaningful impact
  • Creative and strategic thinking, willingness to be bold 
  • A collaborative approach, open to giving and receiving ideas, perspectives, and feedback


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