big company seeks "intra-preneur" in Delhi
January 23, 2014 7:49 AM

I work for a large, industry-leading company in B2B chemical/mechanical equipment, with presence in 60+ countries. The company is launching a spin-off in Delhi for B2-small-B sales and distribution. We're looking for someone to be an "intra-preneur" on the ground. This is the IDEAL opportunity for someone who sees themselves as entrepreneurial, but isn't quite ready to take the leap solo, whether it is for cultural expectations, concerns about funding a start-up, or whatever.

The post requires a readiness to interact with people from different walks of life and to communicate across cultures in India and with our team based in Paris, so naturally I thought of CSers!

Big company is looking for people through some more conventional recruitment methods, but since we're looking for a kind of unconventional person, we're also looking at *less* conventional recruitment e.g. through networks like CS. I'm not active in Delhi CS and have not yet been to India, but I am active in Paris and wherever I travel.

Excuse me for not publicly announcing exactly which company and which field but this is a very competitive industry and the project is still hush-hush. I'll be happy to talk about it further if you send me an e-mail, ideally with a URL for linkedin or a CV.

The full description:

The business development is the next step in launching a spinoff with a new business model to bring industrial equipment to small-scale craftsmen. The aim is to reach clients that are not currently served by our organization. This new approach will bring clients quality, affordable services while allowing them to develop their skills. This global company’s growing importance in India motivates us to find new ways to support the growth of local businesses and communities in these regions.

As a leader in business development, you should be ready to identify and bring in the best partners for the supply chain in this new model’s distribution network. The lead must report and keep up communication with our team based in Europe as well as local general management. This is a leadership role in a new spinoff which wil be highly visible within the Group at an international level. The business developer will specifically be responsible for the following:

Phase 1: ~6 months
• Solidify the business plan
• Identify local small business owners as potential “partners” in the distribution network
• Make it happen! - Create a supply chain plan before actual business starts
Phase 2:
• Motivate potential “partners” to join the distribution network as a franchise
• Organize distribution of our equipments and services to partners

This position entails entrepreneurial opportunities in a new spinoff with the support of a large group: logistics, data collection, promotion, all in a model designed to grow India’s small businesses.

• An entrepreneurial drive
• Highly-organized self starter
• Exceptional ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and field partners
• A desire to continually improve the systems and functioning of the organization
• Demonstrated ability to work with people of different cultures and backgrounds
• Ability to anticipate business needs and take action to ensure continuous operations
• Ability to think outside the box to leverage resources and control costs
• Flexibility, resourcefulness, a cheerful attitude and a good sense of humor are critical

• Strong ability to network
• Experience in business planning
• Fluent English and Hindi

• Drivers license

payscale: competitive; to be discussed
job type: contract
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