This is a great opportunity for an experienced Project Manager to join our diverse and rapidly growing team. As Inari has continued to develop gene edited products, the need for project management of these products, integrating the complex set of cross-functional activities has become increasingly important. This role will be based in Inari’s W. Lafayette, IN location and will report to the Director, Project Management.


  • Work with the cross-functional Product Leadership team to build and lead project teams to meet objectives
  • Develop, monitor, and report on project progress for our products
    • Create project plans with clear milestones, deliverables, and accountabilities
    • Ensure projects move forward against timelines
    • Monitor progress, identifying risks and plans for mitigation
    • Manage project resources and identify additional resources / adjustments required with key project team members
  • Ensure products move through the Stage Gate development governance process and manage timelines and issues for appropriate handoff to commercial development teams
    • Align project development objectives across Commercial, Science, Product Development, IP, Legal, and Regulatory teams during the development process
    • Create cross-project reporting for the Leadership Team and organization that outlines key metrics for projects in the product creation process – map of subprojects by phase, metrics of subprojects that are on/off timelines, resources required by project, etc.
    • Partner with the cross-functional project team members to complete post-project learnings to share with the organization and leadership team, to inform future projects


  • At least 5 years in a project manager role in an agricultural company with a track record of managing a portfolio of products and cross-functional projects
  • Experience in project management
  • Ability to analyze and interpret critical paths, anticipate bottlenecks, draw conclusions, and prepare clear and concise reports and recommendations tailored to an audience
  • Superior presentation skills and ability to present ideas and concepts to staff and management at all levels
  • Self-starter with close attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented environment and collaborate in cross-functional teams in a fast pace, dynamic team setting
  • Ability to work both independently and deliver on responsibilities within a highly collaborative environment
  • A collaborative mindset that is open to giving and receiving ideas, perspectives, and feedback
  • A strong sense of purpose and drive to develop unique, high impact solutions
  • Creative and strategic thinking, willingness to be bold and take risks, and the ability to recognize and learn from failure
  • Adaptability and enthusiasm for new challenges, innate curiosity, and a passion for learning
  • Flexibility to adjust plans and approaches based on evolving needs and business requirements
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate with senior leadership, peers, and staff at all levels and from a wide range of backgrounds (agriculture, computer science, commercial, basic biology)


  • Previous use of Project Management software a plus
  • Familiarity with Google suite tools