Manager/Sr. Manager - Category

Pune, Maharashtra, India | 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 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.

Know more about our culture : Culture@Agrostar

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:

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • The primary responsibility of this position is to build a strong topline and bottomline  in CP business category.You will work on creating a strong portfolio for AgroStar’s customers. Build and maintain relationships with brands across various companies. Build strategies for achieving targets pertaining to sales. Work closely with the Direct Sales, Farm Solution & 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.
  • Study and analyze customer requirements,trends and plan product launches and portfolio expansion .

 As an ideal ‘Agstar’ Senior Manager, you will need:

  • Minimum 5-8 years’ of experience in the Agrochemical industry. MBA Agri Business Preferred (Product/Brand Manager or  Zonal Marketing Manager)
  • Strong and in-depth CP market & Geography knowledge.Preference to candidate having strong work experience in Western & Central India
  • Should have worked on the ground for at least 2-4 years and should have a strong understanding of farmer pulse, Crop coverage and Crop-Product relationships.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills can work well with cross functional team members and can manage sales remotely .
  • Good Presentation and Communication skills
  • Desired personality traits of being a self-learner, collaborator and extra miler.
  • Strong in numbers and has strategic ability to drive results.
  • Ready to travel extensively to rural locations.