Business Planning Manager

Pune | 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.  One such solution is our AgroStar app on the Google Playstore, which is one of the most loved apps in the farmer community.

The company is funded by prominent VCs like IDG Venture Partners , Aavishkaar Ventures 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 Forbes

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 

As a Business Planning Manager at AgroStar, you will need to:

  • Analyse financial and operational results to better understand company performance
  • Communicate to senior management the reasons behind the product/department performance and results
  • Provide detailed analysis and  commentary on cost centre results
  • Review operations and recommending new productivity or cost saving initiatives
  • Prepare business cases to support new investment, strategic and other business decisions.
  • Review existing processes and procedures to develop recommendations for improvement efforts.
  • Evaluate previous budgets, expenditures to develop and implement future budgets
  • Communicate results and recommendations to senior management for improvements that will lead to cost reduction, revenue generation and streamlining operations
  • Provide insights to senior management around financial modelling, forecasts and profitability

Job Requirements

  • CA/ MBA (finance) from a top institute.
  • Startup experience will be a plus.
  • 2 - 5 years- experience in financial and business planning
  • Strong knowledge of Excel, Dashboard, Business reports (knowledge of sql, python / R will be a plus)
  • Highly analytical and data driven, but also have a passion for creativity and forward-thinking flair
  • Team player and excellent communication skill to work with team members across functions
  • Self-motivator who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment and can handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong work ethics

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.