Site Manager

POSTED: November 7, 2018
BUSINESS:  Inari Agriculture, Inc.
START DATE: Immediate Availability


About the role…   

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Site Manager, eager to be part of a growing purpose-driven start-up, to establish and manage the daily operations of Inari’s new plant operations facility at the Purdue Research Foundation campus in West Lafayette, IN. 

About Inari... 

Inari Agriculture, Inc. is an exciting early stage, high growth company working to create a winning global food system for all.  We’re taking a revolutionary approach to transform plant breeding and contribute to a transparent agriculture system that is climate resilient and respectful of the environment, promotes nutrition and health, empowers all farmers, and can continue to feed the growing global population. To solve these hard problems for world changing impact, we’re fearless in asking the questions no one else is, and determined to find the answers no one has yet.   

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

Started in 2016 in Cambridge, MA, we have over 60 employees, and are now expanding our research and development capabilities with new facilities and teams in West Lafayette, IN and Ghent, Belgium.  Our interdisciplinary R&D team brings expertise in biology, agronomy, genetics, data science, and software engineering, and is supported by an exceptional global Scientific Advisory Board.  If you want to be part of a diverse and inclusive team developing unique solutions to feed the world without starving the planet we’d love to hear from you!   


  • Cultivate relationships and serve as the Inari spokesperson and representative in the Purdue, West Lafayette, and Indiana ecosystems.
  • Aligned with company strategy, lead and manage overall site operations and administration for Purdue on both a strategic and day to day basis including: facilities management, people, site health, safety and environment and US field locations.
  • Directly manage Purdue greenhouse and company supply chain teams. Locally manage day to day and operational matters of other team members based in Purdue but reporting to other Inari leaders.
  • Manage the supply chain (seed resource management) to include: company-wide collection, inventory, management, disbursement to researchers, breeders, and collaborators, and seed increase including counter-seasonal nurseries.
  • Develop and manage third party relationships related to contracted field trials, production and other services.


  • Bachelor's degree in Biology or related field; Horticulture, Botany, or other plant biology degree preferred.
  • At least 5 years of experience managing complex teams, operations, sites or projects
  • Knowledge of basic agriculture or biology and excellent management skills including understanding of matrix organizations
  • Ability to effectively communicate - both verbal and written
  • 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 and take risks.
  • A collaborative approach, open to giving and receiving ideas, perspectives, and feedback.
  • Demonstrated 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 the total picture.
  • Accountability; act with a clear sense of ownership and ensure that others do the same.

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