Muhammad Afzal

Muhammad Afzal

Skills

Skills

Bilingual

 Fluent in English, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Siraykhi, Kashmiri

Soft Skills

  Ability to structure the unstructured, ability to think coherently and logically,ability to generate creative ideas, aptitude for research and analysis, ability to think on feet, able to think outside the box,  emotion awareness, self-management, self-confidence, patience, self-awareness, presentation, facilitation, communication, influence, team player, skilled in dealing with difficult people and situations, interpersonal skills, able to negotiate, able and willing to mentor, organized and fully aware of HIPAA privacy policies and procedures  

Work History

Work History
May 2009 - Present

Assistant Manager

Undisclosed
  • Manages expenses, profits and loses to ensure the financial stability of the operation
  • Completes DSR and shift analysis reports
  • Conducts competitor surveys as per direction of upper-level management
  • Ensures accuracy of pump readings
  • Manages employees including employee relations issues, follow through and communicate concerns to upper-level management as necessary
  • Manages merchandising of the facility by directing sales promotions
  • Implements new programs and communicating to vendors, sales representatives and other appropriate personnel on marketing activities
  • Uses suggestive selling techniques
  • Handles customer complaints promptly
  • Adheres to company policy and procedures as related to State and Federal laws governing restricted beverage and tobacco sales
  • Performs service transactions in accordance with Company policy such as alcohol beverage and tobacco sales, lottery sales and redemptions, vendor coupon redemptions and company approved credit card charges
  • Follows all company policies related to safety, security and EEO laws
  • Ensures bank deposits are completed daily
  • Preparing accident and incident reports immediately
  • Operates all point-of-sale equipment efficiently
  • Screens applicants and oversees the new hire application process
2009 - Present

Interpreter/Translator

Free Lance Interpreter/Translator/ Independent Contractor
  • Rendered correct concepts/meanings between source and target languages following clarity, tone, complexity and style from one language into another
  • Provided strict renditions of the messages including every detail of the conversation
  • Employed instruction follows and managed the conversation/call flow
  • Understand the terminologies in the following industries: Medical, Business and Technology.
  • Interpreted during the committees and international meetings held within the European projects – Provided simultaneous translation of oral and written information from Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Siraykhi, Kashmiri to English
  • Provided professional translation services for project proposals and official communications within the international partnership and international delegates
  • Translated medical materials, technical and scientific texts, user/automotive manuals, web pages, software localization, medical device software, press releases, patents, subtitles and tourist guides for clients
2006 - 2009

Project Manager/Startegic Analyst/Consultant

Kashan Consultants

Managed various projects of Power Generation/Renewable Resources in different towns with the staff of 80-170 by installing solar systems.Completed  projects not only in time but also with full customers satisfaction. 

  • Strong analytic skills – experience developing, explaining different aspects of projects 
  • Ability to prioritize multiple requests and optimize delivery with goal of customer satisfaction 
  • Ability to collaborate and work with people of varying backgrounds and levels of expertise, exercise diplomacy in communication of difficult concepts
  • Capable of self-teaching analytically-driven modeling and business intelligence techniques
  •  Motivated, self-starter, strong work ethic.The ability to be self-motivated and self-directed
  • In depth technical knowledge and ability to learn new technologies
  • Ability to interact with senior management and collect requirements
  • Able to lead a team, use judgment and operate under ambiguity
  • Excellent problem solving, quantitative and analytic skills
  • Project management, scheduling and planning 
  • Team player, excellent communication skills
  • Efficiency and effectiveness focus 
2004 - 2006

Project Manager/Consultant

Sameer Enterprises

Managed different projects of Enhancement and Extensions of businesses using the best  tools of advertisement having customers satisfaction to achieve ultimate goals of  production and extension.

  • Team player with ability to collaborate across business partners - internal, external and third  party
  •  Ability to analyzes and understand business problems and  challenges of the customer                
  •  Establishes and maintains effective professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and effective time management skills
  •  Process and project management orientation
  •  A strong sense of urgency in everything 
  •  Efficiency and effectiveness focus 
  •  Goal oriented and dedicated 
2003 - 2004

Project Manager/Analyst

S&S Limited
  Managed various projects of expanding wireless networks for different mobile companies and  upcoming radio  networks with the best available staff.
  • Ensuring completion of projects within time with  customer satisfaction
  • Ability to build and maintain trusted relationships with internal/external clients
  • Strong aptitude and desire to learn multi-channel marketing concepts.
  •  professional behavior and promote positive working relationships                          
  • Collaborator and team player - Ability to work with associates 
  • Provide leadership and drive closure for employee 
2002 - 2003

Project Assistant Manager (Remote)

Kays Associates

Managed Windows 2000 project to migrate over 3,000 seats and 100+ servers in four different geographies and 450 remote laptops. Budget: $1.2M; Staff: 12

  • Successfully completed roll-out $200K under budget and 3 months ahead of schedule; exceeded customer satisfaction targets, standardized disjointed desktop back-end, and stabilized infrastructure.
  • Led pilot migration to test processes, anticipate deployment challenges, and maximize efficiencies.
  • Substantially increased application response time by initiating a capacity planning analysis project to research storage trends and make recommendations on when to add storage.

Education

Education
2002

Certification in Computer Sciences

Comsats
2001

BS

Islamic International University

Certifications

Certifications

PMP (In Progress)

Project Management Institute