Sunday, May 6, 2012

Job Posting: Supply Chain Manager- India

Come join Driptech, a for-profit, impact-focused, high-visibility startup selected as a 2012 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, named by BusinessWeek as one of the world's most intriguing new companies, and voted by its readers as one of the top 5 most promising social ventures in America.

Driptech is laser-focused on making affordable irrigation technologies for small-plot farmers in developing countries.  Our early-stage, VC-funded, Mountain View-based venture is scaling up for high-volume commercial rollout in India.  By joining the Driptech team you will be part of a compelling social venture that aims to produce a global impact.

Driptech is seeking a Supply Chain Manager - India, based in our Pune, India office, reporting to the India Country Head with functional reporting to the Global Director of Business Operations. This individual will serve as a critical on-the-ground manager for Driptech’s supply chain operations as we expand our sales throughout India.  This individual will manage a small local team and must have a track record of successfully establishing new operations that can scale efficiently. 

The ideal candidate will have experience in global logistics, distribution, order management and thrive in a fast-paced, startup environment.  The candidate must also be proactive in solving problems as they arise and hold self and team members accountable to a high standard of professionalism. 


Supply / Demand Management
•    Implement a centralized inventory forecasting model that coordinates projected customer demand with production planning that ensures optimum stock levels. Coordinate information from different data sources from across the company, controlling for accuracy.
•    Oversee stock inflows (e.g. receiving) and outflows (e.g. sales dispatches) in a timely, accurate and trackable manner meeting customer requirements.  Develop IT systems that tracks data on customer delivery, product returns/exchanges, warranty related issues, etc.
•    Be responsible for regular reporting per accounting requirements such as reconciliations or audits.
•    Manage local supplier relationships including overseeing the purchasing process.

Warehouse Management
•    Implement best practices for material handling & storage.
•    Train and manage warehouse staff on best practices.
•    Manage company’s warehouse(s) considering factors such as: overhead costs, time to market, operational convenience, availability of manpower and transport.
•    Manage warehouse lease and insurance agreements.
•    Implement processes and controls in daily operation of warehouse(s) to prevent against damage, theft, loss, fraud, or other mishandling.  

Logistics & Transportation
•    Identify and manage on-going relationships with cost effective shipping lines for import and export needs;
•    Work with production to set shipping schedule according to sales forecasts
•    Track shipments in transit, at Port, in Customs Bond.

Domestic (inter-state within India):
•    Identify reliable transporters with fleet strength sufficient to support in-state and inter-state transport requirements. Implement transporter performance measurement system considering cost, lead time, commitment, consistency and quality of vehicles.
•    Manage the process required for inter-state transportation, coordinating with local authorities, and serve as a resource for trouble shooting special logistics situations.

Background and Skills:
•    PG degree or MBA preferred
•    Minimum 5 Years of experience
•    Able to build and implement new systems with little oversight
•    Highly proficient in managing data and databases
•    Ability to be based in Pune, India
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, Hindi, and preferably Marati
•    Detail oriented and precise in presenting data and reports
•    Punctual and disciplined
•    Able to prioritize and handle high pressure situations

Desired Extras:
•    Experience working in a startup or multi-national corporations
•    Experience in sourcing and manufacturing operations
•    A passion for addressing the needs of small-plot farmers

Driptech offers competitive salary and benefits packages commensurate with our funding stage. We will also make available support for relocation to Pune, India.

How to Apply:
Please submit your cover letter and resume to with "Supply Chain Manager - India" in the subject.
To learn more about Driptech, please visit our website at

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