Assistant Manager Procurement - Category

Pune 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 | Entrepreneur | 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-


Inventory Management

(a) Check on system for stock for all categories and update on stock out situation

(b) Conduct stock Audit in System and tally with warehouse

(c) Daily check on product movement from system and streamline inventory planning to fulfill orders by coordinating with concerned stakeholders. 

(d) monitoring non/ slow & fast moving items and prepare an action plan to maintain inventory as per guidelines

(e) ensure on non/ slow moving inventory not more than 5% of total inventory

(f) ensuring on time RTV and disposal for near to expire or expired, damaged goods.

(g) make sure writeoff inventory value is not more than 2% for particular month / FY.

Assist Seed (Field Crops) Category

(a)Check on system for stock for all products and update on stock out situation.

(b) Conduct stock Audit in System and tally with warehouse .

(c) Daily check on product movement from system and streamline inventory planning to fulfill orders by coordinating with concerned stakeholders.

Purchase Order

(a)Create/coordinate for new purchase order as per specification and booked order 

(b) Update system for stock replenishment and raise PO to fill the gap of demand V/s Supply 

(c) Close all ageing open POs d) coordinate with vendors & Wh team for order status, dispatch and inward.

Follow up

(a) following up vendors for documentation & stock updates

(b) Coordinate with warehouse team on stock receivable and tracking of all dispatch.

(c) Follow up with call center team on order status of stock in system.

App Content

Coordinate with the App & Content team to make live budgeted products on mobile App.

Ideal candidate-

  •  Candidates with minimum 2-5 years’ experience in Crop Protection & Seed companies. 
  •  Strong market & geography knowledge. (Agri space)
  •  Excellent in Microsoft Excel
  •  Excellent interpersonal & negotiation skills 
  •  Excellent networking & relationship management skills.
  •  Business & financial acumen, ability to strategize. 
  •  Ability to work across functions, deep dive & execute. 
  •  Ready to travel extensively to rural locations.
  •  Extra Miler - Believer in Hard work 
  •  Self-Learner – Can learn quickly from anyone & everywhere 
  •  Collaborator – Can build great relations with our Team member, Customers, Supplier and other Stakeholders.
  •  Hands on (Doer) – Ready to roll up sleeved & get hands dirty to execute 
  •  Passionate – Self-motivated, can uplift & inspire people. 
  •  Empathetic – Being humble, good listener and grounded. 
  •  Own & Execute – Believes in our mission & work as a partner with us not just an employee.

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.