Quality Assurance Manager

Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India | Farm Solutions | Full-time

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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. 

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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:.

Objectives of this Role

  • Interpret, build upon, and comply with company quality assurance standards for Seeds,CP and CN.
  • Carefully maintain complaint and non-conformance processing through records and tracking systems, including root cause and corrective actions.
  • Document quality assurance activities with internal reporting and audits.
  • Proficient with all the polices related to Seeds ,CP & CN.
  • Develop new standards for production and design, with improvements as needed, and create testing protocols for implementation across Seeds ,CP & CN.
  • Identify training needs and take action to ensure company-wide compliance.
  • Pursue continuing education on new solutions, technology, and skills.

Job Responsibilities

  • Plan, execute, and oversee inspection,sampling of Seeds CP & CN and submit the sample for designated labs and testing results of confirm quality conformance to specifications and quality deliverables to team members.
  • Assist operations and local quality function in tracking, documenting, and reporting quality levels
  • To co- ordinate with external and internal customer for smooth functioning of activity and communication across team members.
  • Analyze and investigate product complaints or reported quality issues to ensure closure in accordance with company guidelines and external regulatory requirements.
  • Monitor risk-management procedures, and maintain and analyze problem logs to identify and report recurring issues to management and product development.
  • Provide training and support to quality assurance team on systems, policies, procedures, and core processes.
  • This will be a travelling job so would be required to travel in and out of Gujarat.

Skills and Qualifications

  • MSc(Agri) in Agro chemicals/Seed technology/Pathology/Entomology/plant breeding
  • Relevant experience should be minimum 4 years.
  • Should be proficient in Gujarati language
  • Should be open to travel
  • Strong Network and relationship skills with internal and external stake holders
  • Sound Knowledge of all the Rules & Regulation/polices of Seeds ,CP & CN including various acts,BIS specifications etc .
  • Develop SOP for Quality Assurance & Compliance and Implementation successfully across Seeds,CP & CN
  • Superb computer competence, including database management
  • Knowledge of quality assurance terminology, methods, and tools
  • Analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of testing best practices, version control practices and defect management practice
  • Should be adaptable, initiative taker and have strong interpersonal Skills.