Category Manager - Farm Implements

Pune Full-time

As a category manager for Farm Implements, the primary responsibility of this position is to create
and manage the vendor portfolio of AgroStar’ Farm implements business and deliver the below:

1. Brand Relationships
The primary responsibility of this position is to build a strong product portfolio of brands in the Farm
implements category. You will work closely with GM/DM level executives of various multinational and
national brands in the Farm implements industry. 
- You will work on creating a strong portfolio for AgroStar’s customers. 
- Build and maintain relationships with brands across various companies. 
- Monitor supplier performance and trend.

2. Build strategies for achieving sales targets: 
-Work closely with Direct Sales & Marketing team for achieving sales targets. 
-To monitor and track product movement, category contribution and develop strategies to liquidate
slow movers and distress inventory with regional sales teams and initiate actions.
Forecasting & Planning: 
- Study and analyze customer requirement & trend, stock inventory at optimum level, and forecast
purchase planning.

Desired Skillsets & Personality Traits:
- Candidates with minimum 7-10 years’ experience in Farm implement manufacturing companies. 
- Strong market & geography knowledge. 
- 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, Suppliers
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 partner with us not just an employee.