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.
Would you love to join our dynamic team of over 250 people? We are looking for an experienced Purchase Manager for our Guntur, Andhra Pradesh Depot.
What would be your Role?
Act to make key decisions and impact all tactical objectives in real time. Buying and building assortment, selecting the target market, shaping pricing strategy, planning promotional events and sales
Ensure efficient and timely forecasts for product demand to ensure the sustainability of inventory
Ability to get best in class pricing through strategic alignment and strong negotiation and stakeholder management skills
Place appropriate orders to ensure product availability that meets retailer demands
Follow up with suppliers as needed, to confirm or change orders
Vendor Co-ordination & maintain strong working relationships with our vendors
Day to day communication with sales team related query
Compare product deliveries with issued purchase orders and contact vendors when there are discrepancies
Monitoring stock levels and identifying purchase needs
Minimize out of stock cases for fast moving products in a data driven manner
Liaise with warehouse staff to ensure products arrive in good condition
We are looking for:
Candidates having education background in B.Sc./M.Sc.-Agriculture
2-5 years of experience in the respective industries : Fertilizer/Agrochemical Industry
Strong and in-depth market & geography knowledge
Candidates having exposure to manage sales remotely and strong bend towards products, competition, etc.
Should have worked on the ground and should have a strong understanding of Crop coverage and Crop-Product relationships
Excellent interpersonal skills can work well with cross functional team members and can manage sales remotely
Good Presentation and Communication skills
Desired personality traits of being a self-learner, collaborator and extra miler