AgroStar is hiring a

Procurement - Associate/Sr. Associate

Pune, India
Full-Time

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.

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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.

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:.

 

About Role:

Vendor on boarding and compliance

  1. a) Vendor negotiation and code creation
  2. b) Ensure the fulfilment of all legal compliance and documentation from vendor
  3. C) Coordinating with category manager, warehouse team, transporters and Finance & Legal team to resolve vendor process-related issues
  4. d) Preparing system reports in MS Excel
  5. e) Prepare vendor performance reports in MS Excel

Assist Crop Protection, Crop Nutrition & Vegetable Seed category

  1. a) Check on the system for the stock for all products and update on stock out situations at FC and Store level.
  2. b) Reconcile inventory w.r.t. system and highlight needful correction. Keep inventory at optimum level.
  3. c) Daily check on product movement from the system and streamline inventory planning to fulfil orders by coordinating with concerned stakeholders.

Purchase Order

  1. a) Create new purchase order as per specification and booked order
  2. b) Update system for stock replenishment and raise PO to fill the gap of demand V/s Supply
  3. c) Close all aging open POs
  4. d) Coordinate with vendors & FC team for order status, dispatch and inward.

Follow up

  1. a) Following up vendors for documentation & stock updates
  2. b) Coordinate with the FC & Store team on stock receivable and tracking of all dispatch.
  3. c) Follow up with the Sales Team (ACC, App and Store) on the order status of stock in the system.

 

This role will be based out of Pune.

As an ideal ‘Agstar Purchase Executive, you will need:

  • Graduate from a reputed institute with hands on experience of working in an organization.
  • Agri Input Industry experience will be a plus.
  • 2 - 5 years- experience in Supply chain operations, purchase or warehouse management will be preferred
  • Strong knowledge of Excel.
  • Results oriented and self-motivated.
  • Team player and good communication skill to work with team members across functions
  • Strong work ethics
  • Open for moderate travel