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Vice President, Desta Rural Channel

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 to lead Desta’s vast rural marketing and distribution channel in villages.


Overall PnL responsibility for Desta’s rural channel
Create and implement efficient policies for logistics, cash collection, marketing and inventory management
Expand Desta’s sales management team and lead expansion of Desta into 30-50 districts
Manage a growing team of 3 District Sales Managers and 18 Sales Co-ordinators
Build an effective and healthy working environment
Define and carry out a sales incentive plan for sales staff and village managers
Establish and maintain a high level of service for Desta’s village managers

Preferred Qualifications:

Need to have at least two years hands on experience in implementing sales and logistics policies
Prior business leadership and PnL responsibility experience is preferred
At least two years experience in consulting in logistics/sales team management is preferred
MBA from a top school preferable
Prior entrepreneurial experience is preferred
Experience of working in agriculture/rural industry is preferred
(Very) Strong analytical and problem solving skills required
Need to have an obsession for efficient and effective operations
Should have exceptional networking and communication skills
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
Willingness and commitment to put in many hours to build a successful organization for years to come
Location: Mumbai

Travel: 25%

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 complex and challenging, with the potential of a very high reward in terms of making a real difference in the world, for millions of Indians. 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, Desta Rural Channel> as the subject line.


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