Ninjacart is India's Largest Agri marketing platform, solving one of the toughest supply chain problems through technology. We connect vegetables and fruits farmers directly with businesses. At one end, we help farmers get better prices and deal with consistent demand and on another end, we help retailers to source fresh vegetables at competitive prices directly from farmers. We do this effectively at lower cost, better speed and larger scale using integrated supply chain powered by technology, data science, infrastructure, and logistics network.
We move one 150 Tonnes of vegetables from farm to 2200+ retailers on daily basis within 12 hours in Bangalore and Chennai. We are 600 people company. We work with 3000+ farmers. We aim to grow to 1000 tonnes of daily volumes in the next 18 months.
Ninjacart aims at building the next generation supply chain that can change the way vegetables and fruits reach our plate and improve the lives of India's 58% workforce i.e. farmers. The Supply chain team at ninjacart moves the produce from one store to another in less than 10 hours and ensures on-time delivery and fulfillment while keeping the cost lower.
As a City Sourcing Head, you will be tasked with the most important role at ninjacart - build strong farmer network and procurement channels.
Strong evangelist of the ninjacart value proposition for farmers
Head the entire local direct farmer sourcing initiatives. This includes highly perishable and daily purchase products
Build a sustainable and scalable sourcing network
Own farmer happiness and the better livelihood for farming families
Own fulfillment and pipeline building for local sourcing products
Explore new farming cluster for around the year supply at competitive market prices
Drive 50 member team to build strong farmer relationships
Hire, Train and develop a high-performance sourcing team
Set clear goals, incentive structure and targets and drive them effectively
Improve the productivity of the sourcing team by identifying and filling the current training gaps and performance management systems
Required Skill-sets / Education:
3+ years of strong sales experience from FMCG / Consumer durables / Telecom Industry / Healthcare / Pharmaceuticals / Agriculture and allied industries
Solid understanding of sales fundamentals
Thorough knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, MS Access is desirable
Must have managed at least 5 direct reportees and large layered teams - Esp field sales team
Proven people manager and team builder with references
Tamil or Telugu linguistic proficiency is a big plus but not necessary
Good communication & presentations skills, ability to motivate the team to achieve targets, fostering a high level of team growth and contribution
Must Have Attributes
Exceptional problem-solving skills with a strong commitment to improving things every day
Excellent eye for detail, able to deep dive and good problem-solving skills
Ability to take decision based on sound logical arguments
Self-starter/multi-tasker, confident, resourceful with good presentation skills