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Research Analyst (April 2008 – till date)
Zebec Marine Consultants & Services (Cochin)
Zebec Marine Consultants & Services, is based in Mumbai and excel in offering Project Management for Ship Building projects of Foreign Vessel Owners. Their Marine Projects division with which I was involved, provides techno-economic feasibility studies for clients looking forward to invest in:
- Shipyard/Port/Cruise Terminal & Marina Development
- Cargo Logistics Solutions
- Turnkey Solutions
Our clientele include companies in the following sector – port, power, logistics, marine tourism, cement, shipyards and coal blocks. A brief of tasks and achievements during my tenure with Zebec are as follows:
? Performed extensive experimental research by interviewing end-users, competition & prospective clients, as part of the feasibility study undertaken
? Performed Business Development visits to understand various operational bottlenecks which arose from the Economic Recession of 2008-09, and translate them into feasible Business solutions
? Aided in the process of bidding tenders – which includes proposal submission , estimating manpower and other resource requirements, and arriving at project cost estimates and timelines.
? Took initiative in developing the framework for projects, the most notable of which was to study the feasibility of a Coastal and Inland Waterway vessel, which targeted road movements in Central Indian and South wards.
? Since the team was based in Mumbai, I was responsible for representation and data gathering for projects based out of South India.
Senior HR Executive ( June 2006 – February 2008)
Alamy Images India Pvt. Ltd. (Trivandrum)
Alamy Images is a British Stock Photo agency having the largest database of stock photos on the planet. Its clients include newspapers, tabloids, magazines, media companies, news networks, and corporate buyers from all over the world. Headquartered in Oxford, their support division operates out of Trivandrum, India. I was mainly responsible for recruitment and was part of rapid expansion plans, where we added on 70 employees to our rolls.
? Performed HR functions such as recruitment, payroll, leave management, employee record maintenance and benefits management
? Interacted with various functional/process owners regarding recruitment, leaves, payroll, tax benefits, training, and other requests
? Developed training modules for employees and conducted induction programs for new members joining the company
? Document processing, employee verification and providing
? Migrated the entire employee database into Microsoft Access and demonstrated advanced usage of Excel to generate reports.
? Regularly met with Vendors and helped cut down costs while not compromising on quality of service and timeliness
? Contributed to creating employee friendly policies keeping in mind budget constraints.
? Handled grievances and took continuous feedback from employees
? Conducted Interviews (both entry and exit)
Senior Executive – IT Search (April 2005 – June 2006)
Info edge India Pvt Ltd (Bangalore)
Info edge is based in Noida, and are pioneers in the dotcom business. Their flagship product happens to be naukri.com, an online job portal. I used to be part of a recruitment solutions team named Quadrangle, and worked in the capacity of Senior Executive, where responsibilities included interacting with major clients and have their requirements serviced.
? Provided recruitment solutions to clients included IBM, Intel, Capgemini, Bosch, Intel, Wipro, Hewlett Packard, nVidia, Kyocera, Wipro and Mcafee.
? Visited Client offices on a regular basis to understand requirements
? Continuous good rapport helped us gain the status of “premium vendor” with most of our clients
? Focused on Quality and made sure they were met
? Provided assistance to the team in scheduling interviews, calling candidates and informing the interviewer.
Market Research Trainee (April 2004 – May 2004)
Objective: Identifying the right promotion for Lipton’s Iced Tea.
Sample surveyed: 500
Since it involved studying the competition and buyer behavior, descriptive research was selected as method of study. It involved:
? Conducting surveys and focused groups outside retail shops in Bangalore
? 25 Food World Outlets were chosen to conduct surveys
? Targeted crowd in the 30’s and late twenties, which included working professionals and homemakers
? Observed other summer drinks, and identified ways of differentiating Lipton’s Iced Tea from the competition
? Studying retail promotional activities
Conclusion: From our findings we came to conclude that Lipton would have to promote its iced tea as an all time drink, instead of just another summer drink. Since the competition hadn’t figured of road shows or college fests, we suggested it as a great means to attract a younger crowd.
MBA, Marketing - Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore(April 2005)
B.Sc.IT , Manipal Academy of Higher Education(June 2003)
? Worked as part time web designer with Rich soft India Pvt. Ltd.
Certificate in Hardware Engineering - IIHT, Bangalore
Certificate in Business English - Cambridge University
? Excellent Communication skills
? Good knowledge of spreadsheets and PowerPoint
? Sound analytical skills
? Resourceful and Research oriented
? Good understanding of Computer Hardware, Networking & the Internet
Date of Birth January 7, 1982
Marital Status Married
Current CTC 367000 INR
Expected CTC Negotiable
Willing to relocate Holds a Valid Indian Passport