Manager-First Mile Operations

Pune.Maharashtra Full-time

AgroStar is India’s foremost AgTech start-up with a mission of #HelpingFarmersWin through right advisory and solutions, powered by data and technology. It was started with a  vision to solve two of the biggest problems in Indian agriculture - Lack of guidance for healthy and sustainable farming AND limited access to quality farm inputs for consistent and qualitative farming. 

 With technology at its core, we have built an innovative & sustainable ecosystem that includes products such as a customized enterprise sales solutions that maps data of farmers' crop life cycles, India's first online farmer community, online agri-advisory with online shopping for inputs and an incomparable logistics solution for last mile rural connectivity. 

We have procured and partnered with leading national and international brands for major agri-inputs like seeds, crop nutrition, crop protection and farm implements, that are needed for farming and we deliver them at the doorstep of farmers. Thus, our efforts at AgroStar are focused to become the driving force to equip our farmers with the power of knowledge to farm better and smarter, through technology and up to date expert advice.  

The company is funded by prominent VCs like Chiratae Venture Partners, Aavishkaar Ventures, Bertelsmann and Accel Partners. AgroStar also takes pride to have Snapdeal’s Kunal Behl and Rohit Bansal as its early investors and mentors. AgroStar is the winner of Economic Times' Best Startup Award 2016, under the 'Social Enterprise' category. 

In The Media

Fortune | Economic Times | Agribusiness Global | Yourstory | Entreprenuer Tech Crunch

Our Team

We are a team of highly motivated individuals, who are willing to push beyond the ceiling, initiate new ideas and take challenges head on. Apart from coffee, working in an extremely fast-paced, dynamic work culture is what we passionate souls thrive on. We ride against the tide as time is never enough and there’s always more to do.

Our mission of ‘Helping Farmers Win’ is a tall task as we try to bring change and development to the grassroots of India. We need heroes who are dedicated to the mission, live the dream and drive it with passion. If that sounds like you, here’s more about the role:

 About the Role

  • Route Planning and Network designing,to get a streamline First Mile processes in place.
  • Monitoring and planning daily pickup operations across the cities within defined SLA
  • Very quick with solving Logistics problems.
  • Onboarding and training new drivers/transporters to be used for FM transportation
  • Own the end to end operations of First Mile Logistics which include infrastructure, people, and processes.
  • Strong Vendor Management skills 
  • Understanding city level pickup operations and implement new processes around pickup to optimize overall FM cost Also,managing cost, quality,and efficiency to achieve operations 
  • To work closely with Hub & WH team to settle any disputes arising due to stock mismatches during pickups
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  • Ideal Candidate-
  • Must have 3-6 yrs of work experience.
  • Worked in FM/LM role as Area/Cluster manager in E-com or as city/Area head in other transport aggregation platform for at least 2 years
  • Extremely good with Coordination 
  • Highly Flexible and high on energy
  • Prior leadership experience (experience in managing blue collar workers such as delivery executives is a big plus) 
  • Exposure to vendor / supplier management will be added advantage
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to prioritize in order to meet daily, weekly, and long-term requirements and goals
  • Must have customer service skills and be able to maintain a consistent, high level of service. 
  • Must have ability to multitask, manage multiple accounts and establish priorities. 
  • Understand lean operations strategies (especially concepts relevant to services industry)

We are looking for enthusiastic intrapreneurs who want to work at the ‘grass root’ level and want to make a difference to India’s biggest sector. We hope this excites you as much as us and looking forward to the next few conversations.