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Manager/Senior Manager - Category Inventory

Gurugram , Category
Who we are:
Grofers is built around the idea that all Indians should be able to access high-quality products at affordable prices, and be given the opportunity to upgrade their lives. As part of this mission we want it to be easy for our consumers to make healthier and better choices in buying everyday products, and we do it by making an assortment of high-quality grocery products accessible, affordable and available at their doorsteps, on their preferred schedules.

Grofers, as a platform, brings together the consumers looking for everyday essentials, partners that are serving their needs efficiently and manufacturers looking for a conduit to the consumers. All of this magic happens through our proprietary technology stack.

It's a $600 Billion challenge to solve, which is why we are looking at hiring smart, articulate and ambitious individuals to be a part of the team building the future at Grofers. If this seems exciting to you, join us! Read more about us here.

Why you will love working with us:
  • Customer love: We always put the interests of customers ahead of our own. We work hard to earn and keep their trust, and to bring them delight
  • Bias for action: We dream big, take risks and have a strong bias for action. In difficult situations we make sound decisions and take thoughtful action
  • Frugality: We are always looking for ways to do more with less - by creating the highest leverage possible with our time, as well as resources
  • Confidence: We are tenacious and optimistic, and do not take no for an answer. Our people are quietly confident and openly humble
  • Challenge status-quo:  We are candid, authentic and transparent. We speak our mind, make connections that others miss and t;ake smart risks
  • Learner’s mindset: We keep learning and evolving to be able to meet our audacious goal of empowering every Indian to lead a better life
About the role:
Looking to hire a person who will be working in close coordination with category and inventory leads to achieving key deliverables like availability, excess reduction, assortment rationalization, reporting and tracking. The person should be a go-getter and should ensure quality deliverables with minimum assistance.

What you will do everyday:
Grofers - Brands Relationships:
  • Strengthen the Grofers-Brands relationship with regular touchpoints and connect
  • Be an effective communicator with partner brands and drive availability and Fill Rate for top manufacturers
  • Proactively bridge the gaps in the demand and supply side thereby minimizing the potential sales loss
  • Devise short term and long term business plans in consultation with category leads
Process Excellence:
  • Drive strategic initiatives in collaboration with operations and category team for setting up various processes
  • Creating business impact by ensuring the processes are being followed at designated nodes
Strategic Discussions:
  • Be a part of all key discussions with category, inventory, product, warehouse and data team (Bucketing, DOI, STOs, Space, Assortment etc)
  • Constantly strive towards making the current processes more efficient
Demand Planning:
  • Plan the demand for various categories and ensure purchase orders are in line with the plan
  • Initiate regular discussions with the inventory team to ensure orders are being placed in the right quantity and time
Skills you need to do the job:
  • Minimum 2-5 years of relevant experience
  • Proficiency in working with MS Excel
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving skills & logical ability
  • Result oriented with a high degree of ownership
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Go-getter attitude to ensure expected results are achieved