Brand Manager

Industry / Sector / Domain

Consumer Technology

Location

Mumbai

Experience Range

2-5 years

Company Profile

Our client is a leading D2C home decor and furnishing firm based in Mumbai backed by marquee private equity funds.

The Role

We are looking for an experienced Brand Manager who is passionate about building products that customers love. You will join a dynamic and fast-paced environment and work with cross-functional teams to design, build and roll-out products that deliver the brand’s vision and strategy.

Job Profile

  • Gain a deep understanding of the brand position and the customer experience. Identify and fill product gaps and generate new ideas that grow market share, improve customer experience and drive growth for the furniture brand.
  • Create buy-in for the Product / Brand vision both internally and with key external partners. Develop product pricing and positioning strategies.
  • Translate product strategy into detailed requirements and prototypes.
  • Scope and prioritize activities based on business and customer impact.
  • Work closely with sourcing teams to deliver products with quick time-to-market and optimal resources
  • Drive product launches including working with category heads, public relations team, executives,
  • and other product management team members.
  • Evaluate promotional plans to ensure that they are consistent with product line strategy and that the message is effectively conveyed.
  • Act as a product evangelist to build awareness and understanding.

Candidate Profile

  • Design graduate with 2-5 years experience – from a top Design institute is mandatory. Having an MBA degree will have an added advantage. 
  • Proven working experience in product management. 
  • Proven track record of managing all aspects of a successful product throughout its lifecycle
  • Proven ability to develop product and marketing strategies and effectively communicate
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  • Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in the furniture category.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job.
  • Skilled at working effectively with cross-functional teams in a matrix organization.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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Warehouse Manager

Industry / Sector / Domain

Consumer Technology

Location

Pune

Experience Range

8+ years

Company Profile

Our client is a fast growing India’s first D2C pet care start-up

Job Profile

  • Ensure the warehouse operates at peak efficiency, with customer satisfaction being the primary goal, by supervising, organizing, directing, and training warehouse employees and establishing, monitoring, and managing operation goals.
  • Inventory Controlling and Audits on regular intervals.
  • Develop warehouse operations systems by determining product handling and storage requirements, equipment utilization, inventory management, gate processes, and shipping.
  • Communicating with other departments, staff groups for resolving operational challenges and process improvement.
  • Oversee daily operations, while controlling and managing inventory and logistics
  • Inspect equipment, tools, and machinery regularly, and oversee general maintenance as needed
  • Drives cost savings with a focus on Visibility, Variability and Velocity.
  • Develop and ensure that established policies, rules and regulations and procedures are followed.
  • Oversee and manage logistics utilized to transport products to customers and internal facilities, communicating with drivers and air partners to ensure efficient delivery of packages
  • Reviews the loading and unloading schedules to maximize efficiencies and reduce expenses.

Candidate Profile

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and extensive knowledge of purchasing, supply chain and warehousing policies.
  • 8+ years of experience with a Pharma or E-commerce company.
  • Demonstrates expert functional, technical and people and/or process management skills as well as customer (external and internal) relationship skills.
  • Proficient knowledge of warehouse procedure and policy
  • Advanced Knowledge and Excellent Command over Excel.
  • Resilient, influential with a Can do/will do attitude
  • Strong analytical & communication skill, Problem Solving Techniques and Good Stakeholder Management Skills

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Strategy Analyst- Office of CEO

Industry / Sector / Domain

Consumer Technology

Location

Pune

Experience Range

5-8 years

Company Profile

Our client is a fast-growing India’s first D2C pet care start-up.

Job Profile

  • Assessing market trends and competitors.
  • Work directly with the founders to solve key product problems and develop new revenue channels.
  • Planning, implementing and managing proposed recommendations and projects.
  • Conduct customer development conversations, carry out market and industry research and iterate on product-value propositions with live customers to arrive at product-market fit.
  • Build and establish powerful business and data partnerships that can drive the growth of our products.
  • Build a partner ecosystem that can help us in shaping our product roadmap and unlocking growth opportunities.
  • Bring together our existing product offerings and design new ones to drive key business metrics for the company.
  • Research, model, evaluate, and plan go-to-market strategies.
  • Work closely across multiple functions (product, growth, sales, and R&D) to optimize and execute strategic partnerships.
  • Develop and build relationships across the data ecosystem to further help us strengthen our business.
  • Owns strategic plans and ensures compliance with these strategies.
  • Responsible for the development of a decentralized activity planning process and ensuring its adoption across the businesses. 
  • Collaborates with executives and managers to develop long-range, strategic goals for the organization.
  • Identifies and reviews pricing and market trends; analyzes and applies this information in the development of strategies for individual market segments.
  • Monitors business climate, trends in technology and development, and government activity in areas of the company’s current and anticipated product lines.
  • Leads trials concerning new business initiatives, pilot programs, and regional rollouts; based on results, make, recommends, and implements adjustments and modifications.
  • Collaborates with business unit administration and line managers to produce business and product plans that are profitable; evaluates these plans on a periodic basis.
  • Serves as a negotiator with third parties for potential mergers or product acquisitions.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Candidate Profile

  • Experience of minimum 5 years with an MBA degree.
  • Able to quickly understand the business, its key drivers and issues
  • Comfortable with conducting both primary (interviews, surveys) and secondary (desk-based) market research
  • Excellent analytical skills, being able to digest large amounts of data (numerical and text), identify the key issues and present these in a concise and clear manner to non-subject matter experts
  • Able to deliver ‘client-ready’ (accurate, consistent, polished) output in PowerPoint, Excel and Word format that clearly communicates key messages
  • Strong problem-solving ability. 
  • Strong Team player.
  • Possess a high level of integrity
  • Collaborative – able to lead deliverables and also collaborate across the team
  • Independent ownership of projects and deliverables is a prerequisite.
  • Can adapt and fit into a supportive and team-oriented culture.
  • Possess outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and have the confidence to liaise with and time-manage the executive management team.
  • Implementation oriented: recommendations grounded in reality, willing to roll-up sleeves and get hands dirty as required.

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Head of Research & Development

Industry / Sector / Domain

Consumer Technology

Location

Pune

Experience Range

10+ years

Company Profile

Our client is a fast-growing India’s first D2C pet care start-up.

Job Profile

  • Ensures and consolidates that the growth of the technical “know-how” within the working group is shared and constantly increasing
  • Leads development projects for multiple categories. 
  • Incorporates relevant design expertise and experience in projects in line with brand/product strategy
  • Encourages creativity and guide in R&D teams
  • Actively searches for best-in-class technologies among domestic & global competitors and develops innovation roadmap
  • Partner with product managers to assure customer focus and target costing; co-develops product roadmaps
  • Coordinates with product development managers defining the right allocation of the resources
  • Cooperates with design committee to ensure brand-consistent design of product ranges
  • End-to-end responsible for developing products and driving innovation according to product roadmap
  • Maintain a relevant product suite to support strategic growth objectives
  • Support execution of product and manufacturing portfolio strategy – including innovative ways to successfully commercialize new products
  • Determine and execute improved technologies used by suppliers, competitors, and customers.
  • Establish and maintain testing procedures for assessing raw materials, in-process and finished products.
  • Keep current with changes in technologies and regulation for the countries where we do business.
  • Manages and develops a cohesive work team, absent disruptive conflicts within the team.
  • Identify avenues to achieve sustainable goals either through sustainable raw materials or packaging or technology.

Candidate Profile

  • Education in Food Science, Biochemistry or a related discipline.  Advanced Degree highly preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of industry experience in product development with recognized National/Multinational food or pharma manufacturing company
  • Must come from a commercialization background with at least 3+ years of experience managing a team of individuals, Director level experience preferred
  • Ability to translate business goals into an RDT strategy
  • Strong business/financial acumen
  • Self-motivated, performance driven and ability to excel in an action-oriented environment
  • Drives accountability for self, team and cross functional partners
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Strong customer / consumer focus
  • Track record of building and maintaining high performing teams

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Senior Designer

Industry / Sector / Domain

Consumer Technology

Location

Pune

Experience Range

8+ years

Company Profile

A fast growing India’s first D2C pet care start-up

Job Profile

  • To create & lead great campaign ideas. 
  • Oversee all design projects, from conception to delivery across offline & online media. 
  • Responsible for designing illustrations and infographics that reflect the brand’s  communication strategy from promotion of new product launches, marketing  and promotional campaigns etc.  
  • Guide and review junior designers’ work to ensure high quality and timely delivery. 
  • Drive innovative ideas to portray fresh concepts for the brand. 
  • Lead the design for product packaging for multiple formats. 
  • Maintain brand consistency throughout all our marketing projects
  • Liaise with the digital team to maintain the aesthetic of the brand and not impact user friendliness. 
  • Liaise with marketing and design teams to ensure timely deliverables. 
  • Stay up-to-date with industry developments and tools and train the team members

Candidate Profile

  • Qualified Bachelors in design or Graphic design degree. 
  • Proven experience of minimum 8 years as a Graphic Designer. Should have a strong portfolio of designs for various media formats & product packaging. 
  • Proficient in design tools like Corel Draw, Illustrator, Photoshop, (Adobe suite will be an advantage).
  • Creative mind- set to generate great campaign ideas.
  • Excellent communication skills .
  • Should have an eye for details.
  • Prefer analytical mind and strong quantitative skills.
  • High empathy.

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Warehouse Manager

Industry / Sector / Domain

Consumer Technology

Location

Pune

Experience Range

8+ years

Company Profile

A fast growing India’s first D2C pet care start-up

Job Profile

  • Ensure the warehouse operates at peak efficiency, with customer satisfaction being the primary goal, by supervising, organizing, directing, and training warehouse employees and establishing, monitoring, and managing operation goals.
  • Inventory Controlling and Audits on regular intervals.
  • Develop warehouse operations systems by determining product handling and storage requirements, equipment utilization, inventory management, gate processes, and shipping.
  • Communicating with other departments, staff groups for resolving operational challenges and process improvement.
  • Oversee daily operations, while controlling and managing inventory and logistics
  • Inspect equipment, tools, and machinery regularly, and oversee general maintenance as needed
  • Drives cost savings with a focus on Visibility, Variability and Velocity.
  • Develop and ensure that established policies, rules and regulations and procedures are followed.
  • Oversee and manage logistics utilized to transport products to customers and internal facilities, communicating with drivers and air partners to ensure efficient delivery of packages
  • Reviews the loading and unloading schedules to maximize efficiencies and reduce expenses.

Candidate Profile

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and extensive knowledge of purchasing, supply chain and warehousing policies.
  • 8+ years of experience with a Pharma or E-commerce company.
  • Demonstrates expert functional, technical and people and/or process management skills as well as customer (external and internal) relationship skills.
  • Proficient knowledge of warehouse procedure and policy
  • Advanced Knowledge and Excellent Command over Excel.
  • Resilient, influential with a Can do/will do attitude
  • Strong analytical & communication skill, Problem Solving Techniques and Good

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Growth Manager

Industry / Sector / Domain

Consumer Technology

Location

Mumbai

Experience Range

6-8 years

Company Profile

A global firm backed by a leading investment finance conglomerate that makes sustainable products

Job Profile

  • To lead and execute marketing for domestic and global enterprise clients to boost sales growth.
  • Drive B2B marketing programs / campaigns of firms clients ranging from distributors to large Fortune 500 enterprises.
  • Partner with creative agencies to strengthen the brand image on various social media platforms, create reach via e-mailers for new and existing clients.
  • Liaison with the sales team to conduct market research and based on the insight create target campaigns/communications.
  • Drive growth expansion in new areas with new product lines along with the senior leadership

Candidate Profile

  • 6-8 years of experience in marketing with expertise in sales for the B2B sector, 
  • Having international marketing experience such as EU, North America, South-East Asia will have an added advantage. 
  • Proven experience of working with  marketing agencies and B2B sales teams.
  • Should have an entrepreneur mindset, ability to lead a team, and be self-driven.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Should be able to adapt to work in the fast-paced and agile environment 

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Product Manager

Industry / Sector / Domain

Consumer Technology

Location

Pune

Experience Range

8-10 years

Company Profile

A leading D2C pet care player in India

Job Profile

  • Responsible for designing and implementing new and existing product strategy and roadmap.
  • Lead end to end product life cycle management
  • Understand and analyse current and anticipated consumer trends to design new products/ product variants that are associated with a pet’s nutritional or wellness needs. 
  • Keep a tab with both Indian and international pet products and explore innovation as a first movers in the industry. 
  • Liaison with the marketing team to launch or rebrand the product- positioning, sku requirement and other marketing collaterals. 
  • Partner with sales and customer support teams to understand the customer’s buying behaviour and gaps to create or improve products to achieve customer satisfaction goals. 
  • Explore opportunities for new business ventures in pet-care product segments.
  • Work with external third parties to assess partnerships and licensing opportunities

Candidate Profile

  • Experience of 8 to 10 years in product management in the pet-care food industry.
  • Mandatory canine & Feline nutrition knowledge. 
  • Proven track record of defining and launching products that meet and exceed business objectives and grow product portfolio
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Subject matter expertise in a particular pet foods market. 
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams in a collaborative manner. 
  • Strong analytical/ excel skills
  • Being a vet will have an added advantage

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Ecommerce Manager

Industry / Sector / Domain

Consumer Technology

Location

Pune

Experience Range

5-9 years

Company Profile

A leading petcare company in India

Job Profile

  • Responsible for managing the E-Commerce/D2C business and managing the P&L for the online retail channel, delivering on short-term and long-term plans, including delivering against budgets.
  • Maximizing online sales performance through effective management and development of the team, ensuring the long-term strategy is at the heart of all decisions.
  • Build brand e-commerce strategy that complements Company website strategy ensuring all projects support brand strategy and contribute to growth targets by setting KPIs and tactical changes.
  • Liaising and influencing cross-functionally within the senior management team, ensuring all stakeholders are engaged on E-Commerce activity, projects, and strategy, and knowledge, assistance, and insight are acquired where needed.
  • Managing the marketplaces, namely Amazon, Flipkart & Bigbasket, and planning the presence of the organization – in terms of the strategy, management, forecasts, and results. These include short- and long-term objectives, customer metrics, and overall performance.
  • Oversee the day-to-day marketplace E-commerce operations, customer service, updates, post listings, promotions, merchandising, maintenance and performance.
  • Develop budgets for all phases of marketplace E-commerce and execute marketplace promotions to maximize growth.
  • Manage relationships with digital agencies and external third parties in the marketplace effectively to drive growth
  • Develop and implement the assortment and inventory plan to match the sales plan. Work with other divisions to maximize inventory & provide ongoing strategic insights and recommendations of new marketplaces channels with growth plans.
  • Collaborate with marketing, operations, finance, sales & customer service to drive the success of the eCommerce business.
  • Improve the e-commerce experience and feature sets by evaluating new payment solutions, customer communication tools, mobile solutions, merchandising tools, and other enhancements
  • Actively advocate for e-commerce business across all levels of the organization.
  • Working closely with analytics, product, and category managers will be crucial to optimize and scale on marketplaces

Candidate Profile

  • Experience of 5-9 years with qualified MBA from Tier-1/Tier 2 b-school. 
  • Preference to talent with experience in the D2C/ FMCG sector.
  • Strong knowledge of the marketplace.
  • Hands-on experience of an e-Commerce platform – Shopify.
  • Prior experience working in a high-growth startup scaling experience (from lakhs to crores).
  • Should have his own contacts and connections with other vendors or suppliers.
  • Must possess knowledge of the supply chain process, commercials to improve the user journey by displaying relevant products on the website. 
  • Should be an animal lover or a pet parent.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills. 
  • Good team management and leadership skills. 

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Head of HR

Industry / Sector / Domain

Consumer Technology

Location

Pune

Experience Range

12-15 years

Company Profile

A leading D2C pet care company in India

Job Profile

  • Understanding the high paced business objectives and designing HR strategy to achieve it.
  • Set up HR practice and streamline current policies and frameworks based on the changing and growth of the organisation.
  • Design sustainable organisation structure and define job bands/responsibilities across all levels.
  • Study industry salary standards and design compensation to attract and retain employees.
  • Partner with leaders to understand the people’s needs and address the same in the timely manner. Ensure the department maintains the highest standards of internal policies and legal standards
  • Strategies efficient talent acquisition strategy to recruit culturally fit talent. Advise stakeholders on the availability of talent in the market and create a good pipeline.
  • Drive learning programs across all departments for both technical and soft skills development.
  • Act to support the human factor in the company by devising strategies for performance evaluation, staffing, training and development etc
  • Create a career path for high performing and high potential employees as a long term retention strategy.
  • Identify and set-up a culture of values that reflects high integrity, accountability, compassion for the cause and a high performing environment. Ensure the employees are aligned to the set culture.
  • Create a work space where employees feel safe to express their thoughts and create an unbiased grievance redressal and invoking disciplinary action when required
  • Report to senior management by analyzing data and using HR metrics
  • Serve as the point of contact for all things employment relations.
  • Supervise the work of HR personnel and provide guidance

Candidate Profile

  • Experience of 12 to 15 years with years an MBA (HR Specialisation preferred)
  • Should have currently/in past led and drive HR initiatives for a start-up and played an important part in building up the start-up
  • Strong compliance knowledge.
  • Quick decision making ability.

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