Assistant Manager - HRBP

Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India | HR | 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. 

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:.

Key Responsibilities:

  • HR Operations and Special Projects :Provide necessary support to HR Ops team to manage day-to-day HR operations and facilitating smooth implementation of systems, processes and policies to support business and handling special projects.
  • Talent Development :Capability building of AgroStar employees to build and nurture development charter of all employees.
  • Talent Acquisition :Work with Functional Head & other stakeholders for Manpower planning; followed by ensuring timely hiring of resources with minimal lead time for an effective employee management cycle to achieve smooth operations in business in partnership with Talent Acquisition team.
  • Employee Engagement : Ideate, develop and ensure implementation of employee engagement and team building initiatives to create a positive work environment and add to productivity.
  • Partnering with business to understand business trends, challenges and plan interventions accordingly.

Key requirements :

  • 4 - 6 years of relevant HRBP work experience working closely with business leaders in a dynamic complex setting with multiple functions.
  • MBA is mandatory.
  • Must have experience in handling disciplinary issues and running RnR in organization.
  • Should be good with excel and has analytical mindset.
  • Good to have hands on experience in organisation design.
  • Strong communication and Outstanding interpersonal skills: Must display patience, a sense of humour, and a desire to help at all times to effectively function as the front-line contact for all employee issues.
  • Bias for action, strong work ethic, and desire to achieve excellence.
  • Experience with highly ambiguous and/or start-up environments.
  • Commitment to continuous process improvement in people strategies and initiatives.
  • Empathetic – Being humble, good listener and grounded.
  • Own & Execute – Believe in our mission & work as a partner with us not just an employee.
  • Ability to relate to, influence, and coach employees at all levels in the organization.
  • An enthusiastic team player with a strong drive to create a positive work environment.