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A-Senior Manager

Hyderabad

  • Organization: ICRISAT - The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
  • Location: Hyderabad
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date:

Key skills

Business Incubator o

Strategic planning

client servicing

marketing

Additional/Preferred Skills

Team work

computer skills

Communication

Preferred Qualifications

B.Sc (Ag) with MBA

The Agri-Business Incubator (ABI) & BioNCube is committed to nurturing viable agribusinesses to succeed by promoting progressive and enterprising entrepreneurs with effective management, agri-technology support, business planning, feasibility studies and networking & mentoring though incubation services. The Senior Manager shall administer the ABI and BioNcube operations on a daily basis and scaling up its operations through internationalization. 

ICRISAT invites applications from dynamic Indian nationals for the post of Senior Manager for its Agri-Business Incubator (ABI) & Bio-Ncube at Agribusiness and Innovation Platform (AIP) under Global Research Program – Enabling Systems Transformation. This position is based at ICRISAT Headquarters, near Greater Hyderabad, Telangana State, India.

ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. ICRISAT and its partners help empower those living in the semi-arid tropics, especially smallholder farmers, to overcome poverty, hunger, malnutrition and a degraded environment through more efficient and profitable agriculture.

ICRISAT is headquartered in Patancheru near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. For more details, see www.icrisat.org

Objective :

The Agri-Business Incubator (ABI) & BioNCube is committed to nurturing viable agribusinesses to succeed by promoting progressive and enterprising entrepreneurs with effective management, agri-technology support, business planning, feasibility studies and networking & mentoring though incubation services. The Senior Manager shall administer the ABI and BioNCube operations on a daily basis and scaling up its operations through internationalization.

Responsibilities:

Strategic planning, networking, promotion & marketing, domestic & international development of ABI program & BioNcube, scale-up, revenue generation, program replication, internationalization, liaise with international donors.

  1. Overall administration of ABI & BioNcube and integration with AIP-ICRISAT
  2. Review and formulate pre-incubation activities, incubation services, and post-incubation support that ensures ABI-ICRISAT offers top-notch service to start-up incubatees
  3. Proactively meet the needs of the incubatees, and assist them with technology validation, business development, mentoring, and funding among other services
  4. Help with go-to-market strategy and assist with fundraising for the incubatees through ABI-ICRISAT Seed Fund, HNIs network, and Angel Investors/VCs
  5. Plan and execute workshops/events/webinars/expos to promote incubation services, incubatees and generate a pipeline of new incubatees and partners
  6. Preparation of business plan every five year in sync with ICRISAT strategic plan and submission to ICRISAT management for implementation
  7. Analyze operations & financial performance in accordance with the business plan
  8. Develop mechanisms of working with ICRISAT scientist on PPP mode to enhance the outcomes of ICRISAT
  9. Internationalization of ABI & BioNcube as a scale-up strategy to enhance its operation in the global arena
  10. Development and leading of international networks of agribusiness incubators
  11. Liaise with the international donors for establishment of agribusiness incubators in the developing countries of the world
  12. International marketing of incubator for scaling up its operations and for providing softlanding support services to global agribusiness entrepreneurs
  13. Generate resources through conventional and innovative programs and adopt new revenue generation mechanisms
  14. Liaise with the COOs of other program of AIP in enhancing the operations of AIP for enhanced impact
Competencies:

  1. Prior experience in running an agribusiness incubator will be added advantage
  2. Good writing & communication skills (English - written and spoken) and networking skills Experience working in a multicultural team will be preferred
  3. Willing to travel to the work locations

Educational qualification & Experience: B.Sc (Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Other agricultural sciences) with MBA and min 12-15 years of experience in related fields.



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