Seed Operations Associate

POSTED: October 7, 2020
BUSINESS: Inari Agriculture, Inc.
START DATE: Immediate Availability


This is a great opportunity for an exceptionally talented operations candidate to join our Seed Operations team.  The primary function of this position is to fulfill seed requests from inventory seed or externally procured seed.  You will be responsible for maintaining relationships with Inari legal and regulatory employees for the purpose of seed requests.  You will also contribute to the greater Seed Operations team by contributing to process development. This position is based in West Lafayette, IN at the Purdue Research Foundation campus, but offers partial remote flexibility.



  • Manage the physical onboarding of seed into the Inari seed stock
  • Manage the seed request process in order to distribute seed in line with team needs, supply, legal and regulatory requirements
  • Support the operations team with regulatory requirements such as obtaining phytosanitary certificates related to seed movement
  • Distribute seed internally based on requests received, inventory, and established priorities
  • Coordinate with seed quality personnel for quality testing related to seed requests
  • Support the Seed Operations team in physical and electronic maintenance of the seed inventory
  • Interact with multiple teams across departments to meet deadlines and company goals related to seed acquisition and distribution
  • Operate seed counters to fill orders
  • Manage seed shipping and receiving compliant with Inari policies and federal, state and local laws
  • Manage and order supplies as needed
  • Contribute to process development and continuous improvement related to seed


  • BA or BS in Agronomy, Plant Science, Ag Sales or related field.   
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously
  • 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


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