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11/11 Ankita Kumari
HR at AB InBev

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AB InBev - Senior Manager - Agriculture Development Program (4-10 yrs)

Jaipur/Rajasthan Job Code: 763397

Primary Purpose of Role-

Owner and overall lead for the Agriculture Development program for ABI in India. Along with the development and up-skilling of the team of agronomists and field officers internally, this person will also be the central point of contact with all external stakeholders - driving the quality-growth and reputation building of the program across the supply chain.

Program & team management -

- Crop Protocol a) implementation by team and b) adoption by farmers

- Co create, implement and review larger strategic special projects (as and when finalized)

- Leading the Field Agronomist in their day-to-day operations, and carrying out monthly reviews to check the monthly proceedings.

- Constantly opening up gaps and addressing them through internal expertise or necessary external collaborations

- Drive, develop and foster strong ABI culture of continuous improvement within Agro Team.

- Broadening the vision and operation of our field demonstration projects - in order to make it a centre of visual demonstration, showcasing all the best practices at one point, and a centre to calculate the Farm Income

- Planning and organizing the Field Day in India

- Overall budget management of the program

External relationship management-

- Monitoring the overall farmers relationship Management

- Managing the Mandi/Vendor Relationship to ensure Supply Security

- Driving external partnerships along with the field agronomists, partnership supervisor and research agronomist

- Making critical reports and presentations to external partners and stakeholders

- Partnership Development- Bringing new partnerships that can support and upscale the overall development of the program

- Be the driver of reputation with all external stakeholders - including working on creating external communications material

Internal relationship management-

- Ensuring integrated working with the research, B&Q, raw material & the larger procurement team

- Work in tandem with the R&D team, and to ensure that knowledge flow takes place smoothly between the two teams

- Collaborate with the legal and corporate affairs team on a continuous basis to understand legal compliance and its impact to the business - Subsequently, work with internal and external legal support for filing and managing of Agro operations in the country

- Working closely with GBR team for Data Analysis of Commercials Production

- Supporting Field Agronomist in identifying the most suitable growing regions for malt barley cultivation.

Procurement Process :

- Ensuring the smooth Procurement operations and creation of effective Pricing and Buyback Policy

- Drive a focus on Barley quality, and create the best-in-class barley growing and procurement program

- Ensure a reliable supply of high-quality raw materials through local sourcing and competitive commercial terms

Education level and/ or experience :

- Minimum MSc in Agriculture / MBA in Agro Business

- 4+ year work experience, will be preferred

- Experience of having worked in managing teams will be preferred

Skills and/or knowledge :

- Experience of working with farmers to understand major challenges in a production environment

- Familiarity with small grains production practices, with a perspective on how to improve crop productivity and work in a collaborative mode with the farmers

- Must have experience in developing, implementing, and running agro-business programs

- Understanding of working with farmer co-operatives/producer organizations will be preferred

- Developing partnerships relevant to internal needs of the program and team

- Ability to work in a team by taking everyone along and effectively managing multiple projects & initiatives

- Previous experience with research and development teams will be preferred

- Candidates with experience in managing team of agronomists and field agri officers will be preferred

- Proficiency with computers, MS office & diagnostic computer/agro software

- Experience in presenting business proposals and budget proposals

- Valid driver's license & willing to travel

- Needs to overcome socioeconomic and cultural barriers to understand the core of the issues being faced by our farmers and team on the field

- Unwavering focus on quality, ethics and a policy of taking - no-shortcuts-

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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