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Gramhal is a mindful working place. We believe that until we fix what is broken inside, we cannot fix what is broken outside, and hence we focus on the inner change of our employees.
WE ARE INVITING YOU TO JOIN US
Manager (Agri-business Sales)
The Manager will work closely with the leadership team of Gramhal and will play an important role in providing farmers seamless post-harvest services. Currently, we are working with Soybean and Arhar Dal. In the next six months, we are planning to expand to four new crops - Chickpea, Bengal Gram, Groundnut, and Sesame. The manager will be responsible to do an in-depth study of value chain of these crops and build relationships with multiple buyers - who are either processing plants or retail distributors. Once the relationships are established, the manager will be responsible for day to day operations like order fulfillment, accounts, and logistics. In addition to this, the manager will support the Gramhal team in building sales strategy for new crops and geographic expansion.
Base Location: Yavatmal, Maharashtra
Joining Date: Immediate
Apply by: 10th February 2020; (The opportunity is on rolling basis. Please apply at the earliest.)
Remuneration: As per market standard and commensurated with your experience and qualification
The role will provide extensive opportunity to work across the supply chain of multiple crops from farmers to the buyers. The role is challenging as it will require shifting your location to Yavatmal district in Vidarbha region. This region in infamous for highest number of farmers’ suicides. If you are passionate about solving the problem of agricultural distress in India, we are excited to meet you. We are a problem focused startup and are constantly iterating our solution to create a perfect service model that can genuinely address farmers’ need. Thus, we are looking for an individual who has a learning mindset and the agility to adapt to the changing demand of our work.
We will prefer if you have prior experience in sales, especially in agricultural supply chain, and rural livelihoods. Nonetheless, feel free to apply - years of work experience and a college degree are not barriers. The role requires extensive travel thus a willingness to travel is an important criteria for us. The candidate must be proactive and motivated. The person should take ownership and independently execute the projects.
Gramhal provides an entrepreneurial, supportive and flexible work environment that encourages independent thinking and leadership development. The organization not only focuses on its employees’ ability to perform the role but also supports them to grow personally.
If you are interested:
We believe that to respect each other’s time and effort, transparency and accountability in the recruiting process is of utmost importance. Hence, we are providing the details of the process and would request you to keep this in mind as you interact with us. We will be following the principles of blind recruitment, therefore we will not ask for your CV until the third stage. There are four steps to the selection process.
The interested candidate must fill this google form https://forms.gle/LpWUUemrUZnb2aDFA
Language is not a restriction for us. You can submit the response in any of the three languages – English, Hindi or Marathi. You will hear back from us within 24 hours whether your application is moving forward or not. If your application is moving forward, then we will schedule our first call at a mutually convenient time.
The second stage will involve a 45 minute call with one of the team members of Gramhal. The first part of the call will be devoted to introduce you to Gramhal, and address your queries. The second part will be to better understand you as a person, your expectations and aspirations. The aim of the call will be to understand whether we are fit for each other. Please do ask as many questions as you have so that you can also take an informed decision about joining us. After the call, the candidate will have to send a written response of less than 100 words about their reflection of the call – what did you like about the call, what did you not like about the call, how did you feel? If you forgot to ask anything include it here. You will hear back from us within 24 hours of your reflection submission whether your application is moving forward or not. If your application is moving forward, then we will schedule our second call at a mutually convenient time.
The third stage will be a 60 minute Skype call with the Gramhal team and will involve a more in-depth discussion about the job responsibilities and the required skillset. We will require your CV at this stage. You will hear back from us within 3 days of the call whether your application is moving forward or not. If moving forward, you will be required to meet us in person at our Yavatmal office.
This is the last stage, where we will call a handful of applicants to visit us in Yavatmal and to spend two days with us on the field. We will pay for the second AC train ticket or airfare, whichever is lower. For professionals, who are currently working somewhere, we will try to plan the trip on weekend. As soon as the visits of all the applicants is completed, we will collate the results and let you know about the final selection.
If you chose to apply, and do not move forward at any stage, we humbly request you to not consider it as a rejection; the aim of our selection process is not to reject anyone but to find a mutually fit person, who is equally excited about our work. Gramhal will always be grateful to you for putting your time and energy to go through our selection process.
Gramhal believes in workforce diversity. We encourage applications from women, the LGBTQ community, minority communities, historically deprived communities, indigenous groups, other marginalized groups, and persons with disabilities. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
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