Basis Analyst

Indigo Boston , MA 02298

Posted 4 weeks ago

Basis Analyst

Indigo is a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. With a vision of creating a world where farming is an economically desirable and accessible profession, Indigo works alongside its growers to apply natural approaches, conserve resources for future generations, and grow healthy food for all. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes to improve crop health and productivity, Indigo's portfolio is focused on cotton, wheat, barley, corn, soybeans, and rice. The company, founded by Flagship Pioneering, is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and So Paulo, Brazil.


  • Generate daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly reports for use by internal Indigo stakeholders working with growers making grain marketing decisions

  • Create framework to approach basis decision timing

  • Partner with data science to create robust models for basis prediction / scenario analysis

  • Actively support Indigo for Grain Sales


  • Analytical problem-solving approach

  • Understanding of fundamental inputs into basis changes

  • Expertise in Rail or River or Geography basis systems

  • Clear communication of basis analysis with complexity appropriate to a variety of audiences

  • Ability to make recommendations with strong supporting analysis

  • Ability to write code preferred

  • Knowledge of international cash/basis markets a +

  • Comfortable in a rapidly changing environment


  • 5-10+ years of cash grain trading experience would trade more experience in place of a degree (if quantitatively focused skillset)

  • Light on Ego

  • Passion for helping growers make financial decisions

  • Network of basis related contacts

  • Comfort using some analysis tool (Excel, Tableau, Spotfire, etc.)

  • Travel up to 20% (dependent on location)

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Basis Analyst