Manager - Farm Solutions (UP)

Pune, Maharashtra, India | Farm Solutions | 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 Bertelsmann India, IDG Venture Partners, Aavishkaar Ventures and Accel Partners. AgroStar is the winner of Economic Times' Best Startup Award 2016, under the 'Social Enterprise' category.

Headquartered in Pune, AgroStar has current operations in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh & Uttar Pradesh.

In The Media

Fortune | Economic Times | Agribusiness Global | Yourstory | Entrepreneur 

 

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.

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.

 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:

 A. Roles and Responsibilities


1. Agriculture professional with sound techno commercial skills with ability to lead a team of Agriculture experts in Farm Solutions team of State operations
2. Finding effective solutions of different crop issues that meet commercial requirements of the states & provide technical support to crop advisors for handling complaints & ensure effective solution within defined timelines.
3. Sale support for Agrostar E- platform team: ensure floor support, prepare Product sales budget planning & briefing and actively involved in seasonal/Regional crop planning with team.
4. Identify training need and facilitate necessary trainings of his own team and also Sales/Field/offline Store team and ensure effective translation into the sales.
5. Efficiently coordination with various teams including Procurement, Marketing field sales, Offline stores to achieve sales target of state.
6. Effectively participation in the projects related to onboarding of new products/services& further contribute for the creation of effective marketing tools for App, Retail store, online and offline businesses in the state
7. Stay updated with current market trends, agriculture related information or requirements, changes and updates in regulatory aspects and government orders the state.


Key Requirements


1. Person should be MSc Agriculture preferably in the area of Agronomy or Horticulture, or Entomology or Pathology from a reputed university.
2. He should be having minimum 4-5 years relevant field experience in sales and product development.
3. He should be having good People management experience by handling a team of agriculture professional in the state
4. Outstanding techno commercial skills and sound knowledge of Agriculture situation in the state and various crops season and best agronomic practices in the state
5. Strong interpersonal skills with ability of building effective networking and relationship with internal and external stakeholder
6. Possess solid analytical, problem-solving capability, and decision-making skills and greater adaptability in new environment.
7. Result oriented and move fast attitude to deliver results in defined timelines.