• New Delhi, India
Deepak Singh Solanki

Deepak Singh Solanki

A competent professional with 14 years of experience covering Operation Management and Social & Commercial Marketing.

Career Objective

Intend to build a long and growing career with leading development and health sector Organisation with committed & dedicated people, which will help me to explore myself fully and realize my potential. Willing to work as a key player in challenging & creative environment.

My goal is to transit my enthusiasm, creativity & experience into a position, where I continue to provide the strategic and tactical leadership critical to retaining valued target of an organisation. I am certain that my presence in team will prove to be beneficial to organisation.

Core Competencies

Skills
Operation/Project Management
Handling overall operation of existing national programmes and responsible to develop new national programs proposals. Time to time programme review within team as well as with implementation partners. Team management by analyzing core competency of available human resources. Data analysis, preparing programme reports and other statements to provide feedback to management.
Manpower Management and Team Handling
Leading national (RMs and SMMs) team to ensure efficiency in operations and meeting of individual & group targets. Conducting meetings for setting objectives and designing or streamlining processes to ensure smooth functioning of operations. Creating and sustaining a dynamic environment that fosters development opportunities and motivates high performance amongst team members.
Training & Development

Determining training needs within team as well as for partners and implementing agencies. Developing training modules and faculties for conducting in-house as well as field training programs for enhancing skill levels. 

Communication and Behavior change
Macro and micro level planning of mid-media communication and behavior change program. Selection of activity, tools, IEC material and target places for effective mid-media communication. TOT to communication coordinators and field level training to IPCs.
HIV prevention and Family Palnning

Working for Targeted Condom Promotion Program (under National AIDS Control Program, MoHFW, Govt. of India) focuses geographically on high priority districts with additional emphasis on ensuring demand generation, behavior change and ensure availability of condoms among HRG, Bridge and Vulnerable Population.

Supply Chain and Distribution Management

Responsible for National demand forecasting & managing supplies, ensuring optimum inventory levels with channel partners to ensure timely deliveries of products to the customers. Exploring new programme partners to expand product reach in the market and coordinating with the present partners to assist them to promote the product.

Work History

Work History

National Operations Manager

Key Deliverables:

  • Responsible for NACO National Condom Promotion Program operation (Govt. Free Supply and Social Marketing).
  • Provide leadership to Region/state teams for NACO condom promotion program at national level.
  • Provide technical support to NACO for develop detailed condom promotion plan involving all stakeholders like State AIDS Control Societies, Social Marketing Organisations, State Health Department and other development partners.
  • Provide technical assistance to NACO for designing and managing national condom promotion program budget and ensuring high operational efficiency.
  • Provide technical assistance to NACO for effective supply chain management of free condoms and minimize the wastage.
  • Responsible for national estimation of free condom requirements for NACO programmes.
  • Handle liaising and coordination with procurement department of MoHFW for timely indenting and procurements of condoms.
  • Provide technical assistance to NACO on capacity building, monitoring and evaluation of condom promotion program under Targeted Interventions (TIs) Program for high risk, bridge and migrant population.
  • Provide technical assistance and support to NACO on implementation of implementing the Condom Social Marketing Programme (CSMP).
  • Providing strategic and operational support to Social Marketing Organisations (SMOs) for executing Condom Social Marketing Programme.
  • Review tactical plans of Social Marketing Organisations and support them to develop effective plan for expanding condom market and increasing the number of condoms selling outlets.
  • Responsible for planning and execution of demand generation and behavioral change activities on condom promotion in the region.
  • Periodic field level evaluation and validation of SMOs program.
  • Pilot innovations for promoting condom use and support its scale up.
  • Documentation of the NACO condom promotion operation works and supports its dissemination.

Noteworthy Accomplishments: 

  • Successfully develop and handle national team of 4 Regional and 22 State level managers of TSG-NACO.
  • Successfully run NACO condom promotion operation with close coordination of all 36 State AIDS Control Societies (SACSs).
  • Successfully implementing NACO targeted Condom Social Marketing Programme (CSMP) in 24 states and 395 priorities districts across India.
  • Initiate Condom Social Marketing among TI-NGOs with adequate targets to minimize free condom supply and maximize paid condom uses among HRGs and Bridge Population.
  • Coordinating and monitoring all special interventions of NACO at the state level such as Female Condom Program, Condom Vending Machine (CVM) Program, Migrant Health Camps and RRE.
  • Initiated scientific formula based demand estimation for free condoms to minimize wastage.
  • Initiated weekly tracking of free condoms status at TI NGO level for effective inventory management and monthly tracking of free condom inventory at SACS.
  • Overall social marketing condom distribution in rural area has grown by over 150% (from 351 in 2007-08 to 878 million pcs in 2013-14).
  • Increasing accessibility of social marketing condoms at High Risk sites and THP areas helped in reducing demand and wastage for free condoms.
  • Initiated GPS based real-time monitoring in Condom Social Marketing program.

Regional Manager-East

Responsible for NACO Condom Promotion Program (Govt. Free Supply and Social Marketing) of eastern region states (Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.

Apr 2007 - Jan 2010

Category Manager

Company Profile: -Sapat International Pvt. Ltd. founded in 1897 and has a 116 years legacy in Tea Industry of India. Presently Sapat is among the top 10 packaged tea company in India and leader in packaged tea in Maharashtra. In M.P. Sapat came with 2 brands Parivar Tea & Sahyadri in years 2005.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Handled modern trade and retail sales channel of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Supervised primary and secondary sales.
  • Optimum utilization of resources i.e. stockiest chain and manpower to achieve the desired objective.
  • Planning and monitoring brand promotion activities.
  • Utilization of budget with maximum output.

Notable Contributions:

  • Successfully launched Sapat flowered tea CHAI TIME in MP.
  • Established brand in all leading modern trade in MP.
Aug 2000 - Mar 2007

Area Manager

Company Profile: -Jyothy Laboratories Ltd. is having turnover of Rs 1000 Croresa and biggest field team network in FMCG sector. UJALA supreme is Market leader in Fabric whitener and blue.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Handled and Coordinate CFA and distributer network.
  • Developed team members to achieve the desired sales objective by proper training, route scheduling and brand promotion activities.
  • Attained desired objectives by optimum utilization of manpower and other utilities provides by the organisation.
  • Utilization of budget for maximum output.

Notable Contributions:

  • Successfully launched MAXO range of mosquito repellents in highly competitive segment.
  • Successfully re-defined UJALA positioning thru launch new SKUs in market.

Workshops Attended

  • Attended 3 days World Bank workshop on Art of Knowledge Exchange (Link) with NACO team, September 2014 at New Delhi.    
  • Attended 3 days Global Health Conference on Social Marketing & Franchising (Link), December 2013 at Kochi.
  • Attended orientation workshop on Research Methodology- Data sampling and area identification for programme validation, December 2011 at New Delhi.
  • Attended workshop on National Folk Media Campaign with NACO team, September 2011 at New Delhi.

Education

Education

Bachelor of Science in PCM

1996

Devi Ahiliya University, Indore

Master in Business Administration (MBA)

1999

GNIM, New Delhi

Master in Social Work (MSW)

2014

Shobhit University, Meerut

Technical Proficiency

MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.) and Internet Operation.

Hobbies

Traveling  and Implementations of Innovative Ideas

An Overview

Associated with TSG (Technical Support Group (funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) of National AIDS Control Organisation-GOI as National Operations Manager for Condom Promotion Programme

Major Topics Handled

1 Health, Reproductive and HIV/AIDS.

2 Program Planning and Budgeting

3 Social Marketing of Health Products- Contraceptive.

4 Demand Generation and Behavior Change.

5 Training, Monitoring and Support.

6 Supply Chain Management.

7 Liaising and Coordination.

8 Commercial Marketing and Sales Operation.

Personal Dossier

Father’s Name: Late Shri M. S Solanki                                                Date of Birth:  12/02/1976 Nationality: Indian                     Marital Status: Married Language: English, Hindi         Present Address: A-772, Dharam Vihar Apartment, Plot No. 2, Dwarka Sector-10,  New Delhi- 110075

Current Project