Head Of Operations

Pune, Maharashtra, India | Operations | 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 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 

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:

Job Responsibilities:

  • Build out and directly lead an operations organization across India to enable AgroStar to scale
  • Work closely with our fulfillment centre and last mile delivery teams. Help them define region level supply growth and management goals and strategy to achieve them.
  • Develop acquisition and lifecycle engagement strategy for our last mile partners and execute this strategy through data-driven analytics and focused incentive plans
  • Motivate and leverage existing and new staff across levels and regions to continually up-level their results, expectations, and stretch for increasingly higher levels of impact across all core operational metrics
  • Work closely in a matrixed environment with procurement, marketing and sales teams to ensure smooth end to end operations.

Job Requirements:

  • Btech / MBA from a Tier 1 school
  • 12-15 years of experience in ecommerce / FMCG companies
  • Deep, hands-on management of functions that included combinations of the following: operations, supply chain, warehousing, operations planning and project management is expected.
  • Excellent understanding of P&L
  • Unparalleled business judgement and critical thinking skills with the ability to use data to quickly establish highest value priorities and develop a strategy to pursue them
  • High energy and motivational leadership driven by personal influence and example with direct staff, peers, and senior leaders across all company functions
  • Strong experience managing teams across multiple offices and territories
  • Desired personality traits of being a self-learner, collaborator and extra miler
  • Ability to own and execute with a hands on attitude