Supply Chain

VP - Supply Chain Operations

Bangalore, Karnataka   |   Full time

About Ninjacart

 

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 140 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 next 18 months.

 

We are funded by Accel Partners, Nandan Nilekani, Mistletoe(Japan) & Qualcomm Ventures. To know more about us, visit https://goo.gl/n22Z5d

 

Supply chain @ Ninjacart

Ninjacart aims at building the next generation supply chain that can change the way vegetables and fruits reach our plate and improve lives of India’s 58% workforce i.e farmers. Ninjacart is looking for a Process driven and results-oriented individual to own supply management for Ninjacart. You can know about our supply chain @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JxUU0RnvYQ&t=2s

 

We are in an aggressive growth phase thus looking for leader who is fungible, has ability and hunger to work in diverse start-up settings in functions ranging from capacity planning, network design, operations planning, operations execution, logistics and analytics. As a VP-Supply Chain operations, you will own and manage the complete supply chain operations for ninjacart. You will drive processes, consistency, innovation and people capability while making our supply chain future ready

 

Responsibilities

  • This role will be responsible for leading cross functional teams to develop and implement innovative supply chain models to delight the customer at the lowest possible costs in the unique Indian context

  • Design, Build and Execute one of the finest customer centric and profitable supply chain in India for fresh goods in ambient temperature with a strong focus on cost and speed

  • Deliver key metrics such as On time delivery, fulfillment and quality - boringly consistent everyday

  • Prepare Ninjacart supply chain for tomorrow - Define and build process, people capability and capacity to deliver business growth needs

  • Own supply chain strategies and deploy them to drive down cost, improve speed and reliability

  • Drive continuous improvements, lean operations, 5S and other best practices of supply chain operations

  • Improve consistency, reliability and predictability of Ninjacart supply chain

  • Manage cross-functional projects to drive efficiency against plans and objectives to meet commitments and goals

  • Develop a strong people capability, training and ecosystem to build tomorrow’s operation’s leaders

  • Drive a supply chain evolution and efficiency through products, process and people

  • Strong driver of process and excellence

Requirements

  • Strong academic and professional credentials with a proven track record of outstanding accomplishment and progression

  • 10+ years of experience in supply chain operations, leading teams and developing people

  • Subject matter expert in supply chain operations and logistics

  • Experience in high frequency, high intensity and low cost supply chain operations

  • Experience in capacity planning and management - Scaling up warehouse infra, process to handle more capacity

  • Strong people manager - handled layered teams with more than 200+ people - Experience with team development, performance management and delivering results

  • Strong process and data orientation

  • Excellent creative thinking skills with emphasis on developing innovative solutions to solve complex problems that may not have one clear answer

  • Ability to think strategically and execute tactically

  • Demonstrated ability to influence Board level executives to on field executives.

  • High degree of business ethics and accountability

  • Strong business and financial acumen

  • Should be analytically very strong and will be responsible for dealing with the support team and the priority issue

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