career - Spowdi

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As a growing startup, we are always looking for new stars to join our team. See below who we are looking for right now. And if that is not you, maybe you should tell us why we should be looking for you.

Please send your application to career@spowdi.com

Job Positions:

Supply Chain Manager – India

Background

Do you want to be a part of an innovative enterprise that develops and produces the world’s most energy-efficient, solar-driven irrigation system for the hundreds of millions food producers around the globe? Spowdi is looking for a business-oriented Supply Chain Manager who wants to join an international company in strong growth. As SCM, you will become a key stakeholder in the end-to-end supply chain, including sourcing, procuring, planning, manufacturing, and distributing products and services around the globe. You will be part of the local company management team; you will report to the global management and are expected to be engaged both on a strategic and an operational level.

About Spowdi

Spowdi is a green tech company aiming for global impact through millions of small-hold farmers. The world runs on fossil fuel to a large extent, and so does agriculture. Many of the world’s 500 million small-hold farms are dependent on irrigation systems that are either run by diesel or by the fossil-powered energy grid. Spowdi wants to see the agricultural sector cut its ties to fossil. We have a patented solar-powered solution for distributing water that is not only emission-free but is also better suited for irrigation than the commonly used diesel pumps. Spowdi has subsidiaries in India and Spain, and our first product on the market is Spowdi Mobile Pro. It is a system designed to grow more food with less water and no emissions, which will both enhance living conditions for millions of people and help reach the UN sustainability goals.
 

Job description

As a SCM, your day-to-day tasks will be to build an optimal production plan against forecast and customer orders, analyse utilization, capacity, and incoming goods to create the right conditions for a cost-efficient supply chain with an efficient service level. You will work closely with a wide range of partners from all over the world, where you will be the owner and single point of contact for your products in the short-term horizon.

In this role, you will work cross-functionally to develop innovative, responsive, and sustainable supply chain solutions that enable high-quality products developed in partnership with the rest of our team. You’ll use your industry knowledge and strategic supplier relationships to optimize total cost of ownership for our global supply chain in support of the business. Since the supply chain has touchpoints in so many areas, the SCM will oversee all the ripple effects across programs and teams, ranging from sourcing and procurement, logistics to legal, manufacturing, finance, and product development. You will play a strategic role not just within supply chain operations but across the entire business.

It is a full-time position that is based in Bangalore, India.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute global supply chain strategies. Shape a vision for the future, promote continuous improvements and embrace innovation.
  • Develop supply chain strategies that support and meet company strategy, company performance objectives, and customer expectations.
  • Translate plans into operational activities that produce timely, measurable outcomes that will meet Spowdi’s mission and goals.
  • Manage suppliers to ensure production readiness, assurance of supply, and overall quality in support of product builds and operations.
  • Manage raw materials, semi-finished and finished goods distribution, and inventory plans.
  • Manage supply chain risk and compliance while creating flexible and responsive supply chain solutions. Drive cost reductions and influence partners for cost-effective supply chain solutions.
  • Maintain close collaboration with internal partners including R&D, Sales, Marketing, and Operations to drive innovative, cost-effective, and high-quality solutions and continuous improvements that support our overall product launch, life cycle assessment, and sustainability goals.
  • Monitor current market conditions, technology roadmaps and identify supply/demand.
  • Design, develop and maintain scalable and reliable analytical tools, dashboards, and metrics that drive key decisions and resource prioritization.
  • Handle multiple projects at once, deal with ambiguity and rapidly changing priorities.

 

Qualifications

The successful candidate must have an interest in continuous improvements within the value chain and our ongoing development projects. We are looking for candidates that have a passion for delivering a high customer value and have a strong sense of responsibility. The ideal candidate will not only raise the bar on providing the proper supply at the right time but is a person who actively participates with a solid curiosity to understand the business end-to-end.

  • Ability to rethink operations across the organization, comfortable with change management, and possess the ability to mobilize people and encourage innovation, rather than staying comfortable with antiquated technology and procedures.
  • A self-starter comfortable with ambiguity, with great attention to detail, and a proven ability to work in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment.
  • 6+ years of experience in the supply chain area.
  • Significant experience from global supply chain management, with a high degree of complexity.
  • Interested in and knowledgeable about Life cycle assessments (LCA).
  • Leadership role or significant interface as part of teams, leading teams, and working cross-cultures preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of supplier diversity and sustainable procurement practices.
  • University degree in Engineering / Business / Supply Chain or equivalent working experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Kannada, Hindi, and English, both written and spoken.

Please send your application letter and CV to career@spowdi.com

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