Cluster expansion manager-GJ

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 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 map 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 the Economic Times' Best Startup Award 2016, under the 'Social Enterprise' category. 

In The Media

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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:

Job Description

As a Cluster Expansion Manager @ AgroStar, you will be responsible for the effective expansion of the stores of a particular state. We are looking for an experienced Territory Manager to organize and launch the stores.

The key responsibilities will include:

  • Identify target sites in high potential locations
  • Develop market strategies for new centre expansion in the assigned geographies
  • Achieve no. of store openings in the markets identified as per the business
  • Plan and Conduct financial analysis and technical feasibility of the site.
  • Streamline and formulate robust legal agreement for new stores with aim to ensure statutory adherence and mitigate organizational risk exposure
  • Maintaining strong relationships with existing and prospective landlords
  • Will be responsible to find potential partners who can run the store, the expansion manager also needs to run the BGV check on the partners according to AgroStar guidelines.
  • Once the potential partners has been identified the manager need  to set up the stores according to company’s expectations
  • Will be responsible for end to end execution of the stores (designing the store according to the specifications and standards of AgroStar)
  • Identifying the store catchment of potential customers and carry out the demand generation plan 
  • Responsible for collecting the documents from the partners and complete the on boarding process  
  • Responsible for the hygiene check of the stores and providing customer service according to our guidelines. Regular supervision and monitoring of the stores
  • Ensure all the store staff and franchise partner appointed in cluster are trained on SOP's

As an ideal Candidate, you will need:

  • A minimum of 6-8 years’ experience working in a retail environment, ideally in a managerial role.
  • Should be comfortable with travelling four to five days in a week
  • Must have complete knowledge of the local areas of the state the person will be handling
  • Agri knowledge is a must to have
  • Should be able to communicate in the local language of the state
  • Good to have a degree in Agriculture
  • Must be a hustler and a smart communicator
  • Must to have a good farmer connect
  • Candidate from farming background will be an added advantage

We are looking for enthusiastic intrapreneurs who want to work at the ‘grass-roots’ 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.