- Set up the contract farming model in Assam.
- Lead for better Storage Protocols among all Team Members, Assisting Regional Manager
- Lead the relationship building with local government officials & administrative officers drawing strategic alliance for business sustainability in Assam.
- Assist regional manager in structuring of AOP for the region
- Ensuring identification and thereafter sustaining uninterrupted supplies of Potato for the plant – month wise / season wise. Identify / create / develop / grow / Sustain new as well as existing agro contract/Non-contract farming pockets.
ØEnsuring implementation of Contract Farming norm / seed sale / Vendor data base.
- Identification and development of third-party cold store as per PIH norms for seed / chip grade, maintenance of long term potato stocks as per protocol.
- Ensure online accounting and documentation of material stored in chip grade/ seed as per SOX requirement in coordination with commercial team at local level & HO.
- Ensure identification of key supplier - farmers / traders / cooperatives / association / groups / NGO and sustain strategic relationship with them.
- Ensure discipline amongst partners / suppliers / effective administration and implementation of company policy and standards.
- Own and drive the Engage Everyday - CSR agenda to develop sustainable relationship with farmers and other stakeholders
Accountabilities – list in priority order the main accountabilities/deliverables of the role, including key measures. These should be clearly the responsibilities of the
- Ensuring identification and thereafter sustaining uninterrupted supplies of Potato for the Assam plant – month wise / season wise. Identify / Create / Develop / Grow / Sustain new as well as existing agro farming pockets
- Execute contract farming procurement as per planning for the year.
- Acting as Frito Lay’s primary contact point for farmers/ vendors for purposes of deciding prices, obtaining technical guidance, conducting quality checks
- Identify the new vendors/pockets that would complement / supplement existing plan and increase penetration of program and create opportunities to increase quality.
- Arrange for timely procurement of material and supply to plant as per requirement & stocks as per plan for year.
- Ensuring identification and thereafter sustaining long storage stores for uninterrupted supplies of Potato for all the plant – month wise / season wise with in quality specifications
- Execute annual long storage plan for chip grade & Seed grade potatoes in third party storage.
- Identify the new cold storage locations to mitigate the growing demands of potatoes in off seasons.
- Ensure the storage of potatoes in pre-audited cold stores as per PIH protocol for selecting storages.
- Visit the store periodically and assure the quality maintenances of PIH stock as per set protocols-
- Conducting a physical verification of sample of potatoes to detect any other imminent defects
- Loading and un loading potatoes in the chamber as per company protocol
- Periodical cook test to have a clear understanding on TPOD.
- Setting & negotiating the commercial & operational terms with cold store.
- Ensure identification of key supplier - farmers / traders / cooperatives / association / groups / NGO and sustain relationship with them
- Counseling and coaching to farmer members and growers on best farming practices
- Build relationship with Vendors and identify potential new vendor / association / NGO etc to mitigate the growing requirement with specific quality norms
- Maintain ongoing relation ship with the farmers, key members government and suppliers.
- Ensure discipline amongst partners / suppliers / effective administration and implementation of company policy and standards. Also, maintain relationship with local government officials & administrative officers.
- Get agreements signs off from vendors/ cold stores
- Ensure proper documentation as per SOX documentation, buying / procurement documentation , transit documents
- Implement Ex-Deal purchases / F.O.R deals
- Set up quality labs and conduct cook test and report buying standards
- Liaison with local government officials – agricultural / horticulture – arrange field visits and increase farmer connect & get third party endorsement
ØEnsuring implementation of NCF norms / supplier data base and APMC mundi relations.
- Daily updating and maintenance of dispatch records for all procurements, contractual jobs for loading /unloading, submission of Mundi Tax and reconciliations
- Handling queries ensuring accurate documentation and completion of formalities as per QC protocol
- Drive the Agro capability development agenda for the agro region – driving the agri-technological knowledge sharing and competency building within the team.
- Drive the agenda developed centrally on agro competency development
- Mentor the new joinees on Agro techno-commercial skills
- Continuously share internally and externally the agro best practices/ Storage practices
- Own and drive the Agro Engage Every Day - CSR agenda to develop sustainable relationship with farmers and other stakeholders
- Collaborate with other team members to build Agro EED calendar
- Monitor and ensure compliance of plan vs actual
- Contributing towards effectiveness of own department:
- Participating actively in team meetings to analyze short falls, problems, concern areas with others and developing action plans
- Implementing action plans
- Understanding, supporting and resolving problems of other team members
- Developing and maintaining service orientation in the department
- Providing inputs to the manager in developing the AOP.
- Learning continuously and upgrading own abilities:
- Seeking feedback from team members and seniors
- Reflecting on own competencies and possible gaps
- Setting learning goals
- Monitoring implementation of these goals
- Continuously updating knowledge from external environment
- Education: Graduate/ PG in Agriculture/ MBA – Marketing / Supply Chain
- Functional Experience: Approx 5-7 years of experience
- Language: English, Hindi, Local language preferred
Job Type: Regular