Senior Manager- Crop Protection

Pune | Category | Full-time

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About AgroStar: AgroStar is India’s foremost AgTech start-up with a mission of #HelpingFarmersWin. Shardul and Sitanshu, started AgroStar with a vision to solve two of the biggest problems in Indian agriculture - Lack of guidance for scientific/sustainable farming & limited access to great quality farm inputs. ● Today AgroStar serves millions of farmers across 5 Indian states via an omnichannel approach. Along the journey we have built India’s largest agronomy advisory center, a highly engaged digital farmer network with over 5 million users and a retail network of 1500+ stores. These channels, powered by technology, work in tandem to enable us to solve the problems faced by farmers at scale. And we are just getting started.. ● Funded by prominent investors like Chiratae Venture Partners, Aavishkaar Ventures, Accel Partners, Schroders Capital, Evolvence Group, Hero Enterprise, and CDC we are rapidly growing our agri-input platform and making strategic investments to solve other large farmer problems like market linkages and access to credit.

 

The Role: As Senior Manager - Crop Protection, you will be responsible for: ● The primary responsibility of this position is to build a strong topline and bottomline in the 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 .

 

Qualifications we look for: ● Minimum 6 to 9 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 ● 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.

 

 

Most importantly, we are looking for passionate intrapreneurs who want to work at the grass root level, drive impact in India’s biggest sector & Help Farmers Win! A bit more about us: The AgroStar Solution - as described by our farmers ● AgroStar Last Mile Delivery - from the lens of our partner, Brijesh Thakkar ● An orange farmer’s story - Shri. Anil Deshmukh - Amravati, Maharashtra ● About INI farms - Helping farmers to sell globally AgroStar in the news: ● CNBC Startup Street - Interview with Shardul Sheth ● Series D Announcement - USD 70 Mn ● INI acquisition - establishing output market linkage vertical