Desta is a for-profit, for-impact organization that has a technology platform and a network of village managers to make available income generating and cost saving products and services in remote rural areas. With a strong focus on Agriculture, Education and Health, Desta aims to contribute significantly to rural prosperity.
Chief Operating Officer / Vice President - Operations
10/18/2016 1:55:28 AM
Chief Operating Officer / Vice President - Operati
Mumbai / Wardha
Lead the expansion of DESTA in new districts in India
Develop fool proof systems and processes
Drive sales and social impact with DESTA franchises
Create incentive structures internally and for franchises
Communicate with existing suppliers and service providers to carry out daily operations
Responsible for inventory, order and cash flow management
Build team and create a healthy working environment
Develop partnerships with other organizations to aid operations
Work with other managers to help innovate new business models
Unquestionable integrity and dedication to the cause of Desta to increase income of poor people on a large scale
At least five years experience in rural sales for a tier 1 or tier 2 FMCG/consumer durables/agriculture/financial company
MBA from a top business school/rural management institute. Operations major preferred.
Demonstrated experience of successfully building new projects from scratch
Strong analytical ability
Leadership experience for at least three years is a must
Should have great networking and communication skills
Ability to function in a uncertain startup environment and have an entrepreneurial bent of mind.
Good experience of using technology to drive businesses
Should be eager to do running around and hands on work
Need a very high dosage of optimism and patience
Need strong family support to excel in such a fast paced startup
Location:Wardha, Maharashtra (for initial six months). Mumbai/Nagpur later. 50% travel.
Compensation: Competitive, but cannot be the primary driver. We are looking for leaders who can grow with the organization for many years to come. A high amount of compensation will be directly linked to performance. Some compensation might be in equity as well.
The problems that DESTA is solving are very complex and have remained largely unsolved in many parts of the world. So, if you have the enthusiasm, competence, and perseverance, please send in your resume with cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the label andlt;COOandgt; in the subject of the email.