Category Head - Ecommerce

Job description

Company Overview:

Plantix is India’s leading digital ecosystem connecting farmers, local retailers and agri-input producers. It is the world’s most downloaded app for farmers - combining artificial intelligence and the expertise of leading research institutions around the globe. Millions of customers use the Plantix Crop Doctor to diagnose crop problems, get recommendations about treatments and the best suited products at their local store. For the first time in their farming life, many are now able to obtain an accurate diagnosis and the right treatment. On top of this, we provide detailed advice on how to avoid crop loss and to minimize pesticide and fertilizer use. With Plantix, we are able to make a meaningful impact in farmers’ lives.

We have also built the country’s largest digital B2B platform, the Plantix Partner App for for agri-inputs - connecting tens of thousand local retailers. The company has over 1000 products listed in the product catalogue, offers transparent pricing, easy payment and business management.

We are looking for a AVP Purchase to manage a group or category of products for Plantix. You will be responsible for best sourcing practices and overall growth of a product category to maximize consumer appeal. Relationships with vendors and product range management will also be part of your duties.

An excellent candidate must have extensive experience in understanding consumer needs and the agri-tech environment. They must have a commercial mindset and full comprehension of marketing and sales principles. Exceptional communication skills are also key for this role.

The goal is to increase sales and profitability of business to drive sustainable growth.

The role is to execute the App's and multi-channel initiatives corporate wide to maximize revenue, profits and our customers' experience for all product segments and work cross-functionally and with Senior Management to ensure efficient and effective execution of strategy and roadmap.

Job requirements

Your Role:

-Creating and developing a long-term plan and strategy for development of all categories.

- Develop strong working relationships with buying, marketing and merchandising teams.

- End to end management of product i.e. from supplier to customer.

- P&L owner for the group of categories managed.

- Team Management: manage a team of Category Owners, Catalogue, and Vendor Acquisition resources. Develop and coach team.

- Manage Portfolio of Categories: New brand acquisition and pricing strategy, managing product portfolio and inventory management. Shape long term portfolio expansion built on macro trends.

- Vendor management: vendor sourcing & management, vendor relationship management.

- Category Analytics: proficient in analytics to identify growth areas and execute.

Professional Competencies:

- 5-7 years proven experience as a Category manager or similar role in E-commerce. Agri-tech experience is preferred but not mandatory

- Agile experience is preferred

- Experience in e-commerce Category lifecycle management

- Understanding of data analysis and forecasting methods

What we offer:

  • Great learning and growth opportunities
  • Opportunity to work on a great product and have a big impact
  • Modern and well-equipped office in the center of Indore with a creative and inspiring environment
  • Company-sponsored health & accidental insurance coverage and much more!

Sounds super interesting? Apply here!