Business / Research Analyst (Value Chain) – Experienced (3+ years)

In this role, one is expected to have deep  research and analytical skills to build a framework around data collection mechanisms based on the requirement of a client / business. Should have considerable knowledge in analytical tools and frameworks to present valuable insights in simple and effective way serving the needs of a client / business. 

You can expect specific questions around the positioning of the company in the value chain and product/service categories in which they operate. The questions suggested below provide can serve as a good preparatory questions set for a sales roles across the value chain: 

  1. What criteria should farmers used to get the most appropriate seeds for their cropping?
  2. What are the financing challenges faced by small & medium scale farmers? What approaches/solutions are currently popular in resolving smallholder finance issues?
  3. What sorting and grading innovations are finding adoption for fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, milk and meat? 
  4. What cold chain innovations are finding adoption for fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, milk and meat? 
  5. Who are the critical players (stakeholders) in a food & agribusiness network? 
  6. How are incentives distributed for different stakeholders in a food distribution system? 
  7. What are the market realities of the fruit and vegetable sector?
  8. Which regions & product categories are receiving investments with the food & agribusiness? 
  9. How can digital technologies support smallholders in improving the accessing, choosing and affording of right inputs?
  10. How can digital technologies support smallholders in addressing the market side challenges for SHFs?
  11. What are the benefits of temperature control in food products while in transit?
  12. What role does packaging play in triggering purchase at the level of the consumers?
  13. How can accounting help in taking better decisions while running a company?
  14. What are the fundamentals and principles beneath the standard accounting practices that are followed by companies?
  15. Why is it important to have complementary value proposition to build a scalable and profitable business?

If you are comfortable in answering and having a good discussion on the above questions we wish you a lot of success. If you would like to have preparation support we recommend you the following digital school courses:)