Associate Director Product

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, 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.

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:

Product Management at Agrostar is all about Customer Obsession. The Product lead will be spearheading all our sales driven products (Agroex, Genie, Internal CRM and more !) All our products are driven towards providing the best possible experience to our end user - farmers. The product lead will be playing a critical role in getting neck deep in solving complex problems related to our products, getting them streamlined with full focus in providing a 7 star experience to our farmers. At Agrostar, there are no boundaries to imagination! We encourage every new idea and inspire each other to go beyond the comfort zone to Think Big! 

Job Responsibilities

  • Innovation:  Overseeing the innovation and improvement of the business’s product as well as the day-to-day product activities in such a way that ensures that the product is constantly growing to suit the consumers’ needs.
  • Product Conceptualization : Ensures conceptualization from a platform and a long-term view with a problem first, data-driven and test & iterate approach.
  • Collaboration: A high level of collaboration with different departments and different levels will be required. Work very closely with the engineering department, design, sales, marketing, and other departments to deliver the business’s product into the market.
  • Product/Market Evaluation:  Responsible for spearheading investigation and analyses on the product and the product market. The candidate is then expected to process this information, identify opportunities, and present these to the leadership team.
  • Problem Resolution:  Apart from identification, responsibility to resolve  strategic issues, which potentially impair the whole department’s ability to meet the product’s financial, strategic and technical goals
  • Set and reinforce product goals: Actively monitor key business metrics and adjust team priorities as appropriate to deliver on financial and customer adoption goals.
  • Coach & mentor PMs, APMs and/or Product operations.

Job Requirements:

  • The candidate must have 8-10 years of experience in product management Preferably; this experience will be inclusive of at least 5 years experience in leading product teams and product strategy.
  • Engineering Background with mandatory. MBA will be preferred.
  • Strong analytical and data-driven approach in day-to-day work. 
  • Strong leadership skills with an ability to move  peers as well as juniors and have them follow a common vision.
  • Experience working on sales generating products will be preferred.