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  About opportunity

Skill set

  • Category Management
  • Merchandising
  • Product Marketing and Promotions
  • Stock and Vendor Management

Our Purpose and Impact

An Entrepreneurs’ haven.
Tathastu offers the largest AI/ML playground of consumer data for data scientists, AI experts and technologists to build upon. Powered by Future Group’s extensive consumer businesses, Tathastu is designed as an entrepreneurs’ haven that encourages everyone to work with ’the owners’ mindset.’
We are leading the creation of next generation consumer interactions by combining artificial intelligence, data science and emerging technologies with consumer platforms that are loved, trusted and admired by every Indian.
Tathastu operates on four pillars: Commerce, Fulfilment, Fintech and Data. Currently, we are hiring for Tathastu (Content)

About the opportunity

What you’ll be doing:

  • You’ll working on both the category top-line and bottom-line
  • Defining product strategy and roadmap for achieving the ABP.
  • Planning for achieving category wise net margin delivery.
  • You’ll working on ensuring merchandise availability and quality
  • To make sure optimum racking capacity is maintained with right product mix at the stores
  • Minimalistic customer complaints on product by closely monitoring the merchandise quality of the brands
  • You’ll be regularly monitoring the market pricing of the products
  • You’ll be Expansion of product lines and implementation of successful exit strategies for non-performing brands
  • You’ll have ownership of the Inventory Management
  • Maintaining SKU count for line and SKU productivity
  • Managing inventory and effectively planning and forecasting of inventory in order to maintain the profitability of inventory flow
  • You’ll be responsible for performing marketing of products and product line to promote sales in coordination with the marketing teams.
  • You’ll ensure SOP adherence and manage stock ageing
  • SOP Adherence in stock inwards and returns at the store
  • Stock ageing maintenance as per the guidelines and stock churning season wise.
  • You’ll be responsible for the stock management for smooth promo implementation through stock fulfilment ratio, promotion management and liquidation of aged merchandise


  • Have to imbibe a hands-on approach, self-starter and ability to work independently
  • 7 - 8 years of experience
  • Detail-oriented, excellent analytical, strategic conceptual thinking, strategic planning and execution skills
  • Excellent time-management and communication skills

What you’ll bring to the team:

  • Your knowledge of the product and the merchandising.
  • Your expertise in interactions with other stakeholders
  • Developing strong working relationships with other departments.
  • Regular interactions with the store teams.
  • Arranging training sessions for the store staff about product knowledge.
  • Your experience in Vendor management
  • Working closely with the vendors for acquisition of products
  • Negotiating pricing, delivery and payment terms with the vendors


Tathastu offers complex business cases to solve, while working in an environment of “Learning, Sharing and Growing”

Interview process and prep notes

At Tathastu, we believe in ‘live in’ interviews, where you will spend a week and work from our offices. In this duration you’ll get a flavour of what’s unique about our culture and working style and also go through our in-depth interview process

Scenario Assessment

Problem Solving, Simulation Exercise, Business Acumen, Ideation
Show us your ability to identify problems, collaborate, innovate and ideate in a competitive and fast moving environment, to eventually build the best products and product features, with an eye for business growth and domination.

Past Project Assessment

Implementation, Execution, ROI On Actions/ Decisions, Scope Of Improvement, Business Turnaround
After the thorough assessment of the basic prerequisite abilities, we shall continue by understanding more about your previous work, key professional milestones and other important aspects of your work, including your timing, skill in implementation and execution. We will go through the business, ROI impact due to your decisions in the past, and have a candid discussion on areas of improvement.

Role Based Assessment

Ideation, Business Model Design, Business Acumen,Revenue Generation & Understanding
Now that we are cognisant of your abilities, proven skills & experience, be prepared to answer tricky questions on Ideation, Business Models and Revenue Generation.

Team Fitment

Behavioural Assessment, Culture Fit, Project Knowledge, Role Operation
Be yourself. It works out better for everyone if we’re genuine. Everyone here is focused on our mission, so you should figure out what it is.
At Tathastu, we have a unique and value driven culture that we stand for. We’d like to get to know you better and see how we can succeed together.


  • Indianness: Believing in the Indian way and in oneself
  • Leadership: In thought and in business
  • Respect & Humility: In dealing with everyone within & outside the organization
  • Introspection: For continuous learning, self-development and personal excellence
  • Openness & Adaptability: Open to new ideas, knowledge and proactive in meeting challenges emerging from changing business scenarios
  • Valuing and Nurturing Relationships: With customers, business associates, stakeholders, communities and society
  • Simplicity & Positivity: To foster innovation, speed and imagination
  • Flow: Learn and be inspired from the universal laws of nature


  • Rolling recognitions
  • Data wins debates
  • Rolling appraisals
  • Open door meetings
  • Rewards for risks
  • 30 mins daily reflections
  • ‘Yes, and’ or ‘Yes, let’s’ meetings
  • Clarity and simplicity in Presentations
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