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Vice President, Agriculture Products

Date Posted: 31-8-2012
Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Contact Person: Nishant Banore
Company/Business Name: Desta
Phone: +919769459234
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This is a senior management role in the company to lead company’s all research and product management work in Agriculture.

Responsibilities:

Lead the identification of new agriculture inputs and implements that can be introduced on the Desta franchisee network
Establish and manage relationships with suppliers
Manage forecasting and pricing of products
Provide agriculture expertise to village managers via Desta Krishi Salla Kendra
Contribute to the research and planning of Desta’s new projects such as scalable organic farming model, livelihood training programs in villages, new products under Desta Innovation Labs, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

Graduate/Post Graduate in Agriculture/Rural management
At least five to seven years experience in managing products with top agriculture inputs companies
Experience working with variety of Agriculture projects in India
Strong network in agriculture industry in India
Need to have strong financial and negotiations skills
Should be comfortable with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
Should have exceptional networking and communication skills
Ability to function in an uncertain startup environment and have an entrepreneurial bent of mind
Need strong family support to excel in such a fast paced startup
Unquestionable integrity and dedication to the cause of Desta to increase income of customers on a large scale
Location: Mumbai

Travel: 30-40%

Compensation: Competitive. Compensation would be in cash and stock. Compensation cannot be the primary driver. We are looking for leaders who can grow with the organization for many years to come.

The problems that Desta is solving are very complex and have remained largely unsolved in many parts of the world. So, if you have the enthusiasm, competence, and willingness to work hard, please get in touch.

Please send in your resume with an brief explanation of “Why you are the best fit for this position” to info@destaglobal.com with < VP, Agriculture Products> as the subject line.
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