Associate Director - Last Mile Delivery

Pune, Maharashtra, India | LMD | 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 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.

About the Role

We are looking for a highly passionate, dynamic & young leader for the role of Lead – Last Mile Operations based at HO, Pune. Primary responsibility to manage and coordinate a team of 100+ (and growing fast) Delivery Partners across 5 States .

 Key areas of responsibility:

  • Managing the Last mile delivery operations cost and efficiency
  • Building and expansion of delivery chain across state at district and taluka level.
  • Manage & monitor performance of delivery partners
  • Implement and build scalable & seamless processes
  • Work closely with Technology for automated process & product development
  • Manage P&L of the LMD vertical

 This role will be based out of Pune

 As an ideal ‘Agstar AD - LMD , you will need:

Requirements

  • 8+ years’ experience in high volume operational setup, preferably in consumer businesses (eCommerce, Logistics). Startup experience will be a bonus.
  • Engineering with full time MBA would be preferred. ( MBA from top or Tier 2 institute would be an added advantage).
  • Should have handled geographically dispersed teams
  • Desired personality traits of being a self-learner, collaborator, hustle and extra miler.
  • Great attitude and fulfil promise to deliver solutions
  • Strong presence of mind and assertive nature.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and be able to liaise with top management with ease.
  • Balance priorities of managing and inspiring teams of people, projects of varying complexity, and the daily operations of the business while maintaining focus on the work that is most critical to success
  • Ready to travel extensively