Vik Sharma

Summary

Today’s dynamic business environment needs collaborative and customer-focused teams to deliver exceptional quality products and services. These teams must be able to work with shifting priorities, demands, and timelines to generate expected results. I have extensive experience in managing such efficient teams that positively impact bottom-line.

I form partnerships with customers and SMEs to understand their Learning & Education priorities and create training strategies that align with their business goals. I provide strategic leadership to develop training systems that influence business results. I have run cross-functional teams educing cooperation from a variety of resources including customers, management, and other departments to assess, develop, and manage effective learning and people development strategies.

I am currently leading Education & Training division at Tropicana Products Inc (a Division of PepsiCo).

Work History

Work History
Aug 2007 - Present

Manager, OMD

Tropicana Products Inc (A Division of PepsiCo)
Oct 2006 - Jul 2007

SAP Readiness Consultant

Tropicana Products Inc (A Division of PepsiCo)

Site readiness Communication and Training lead for SAP deployment.

Manage Legacy System co-ordination for SAP deployment to provide real-time data and tools across the organization. Primary responsibilities include:- Ensure Legacy teams and Project teams are communicating effectively- Facilitate standing and ad-hoc meetings- Facilitate workshops and information sharing (bridge knowledge/understanding gaps)- Align Legacy teams with Project’s management processes and expectations, including those specific to each phase of delivery- Prepare work plans and milestones- Conduct progress tracking- Manage change and scope control- Manage project risks and issues

Oct 2006 - Apr 2007

Project Management Consultant

Veredus Corporation
Mar 2001 - Oct 2006

Program Manager

ca (Computer Associates)
• Manage projects using the best project management practices • Coordinate and manage scope, time, quality, resources, and budget of multiple projects to achieve desired goals • Determine business needs, gather expectations, perform cost/benefit analysis, and evaluate and validate project scope • Manage projects to an acceptable level of risk by balancing scope, time, and quality • Evaluate project status and present Progress, Trend, Variance, Milestone and Earned Value Reports to senior management and stakeholders • Provide training strategy analysis, recommendations, and implementation requirements for clients, addressing strategic, organizational, process, and technology requirements • Build project teams and allocate project-wide roles and responsibilities to ensure maximum performance • Mentor and coach other Project Managers to ensure overall success of the organization
May 1999 - Mar 2001

Senior System Manager

• Integrate project components into a cohesive whole that meet customers' (Microsoft, IBM, & ca) requirements • Ensure clear and open communication with a positive, collaborative environment for the team • Setup well-balanced matrix teams for better utilization of resources • Build organizational capabilities to deliver balanced and integrated solutions to customers with expected business results • Lead cross-functional teams to develop successful prototypes to expand customer base • Encourage sound relationships and establish trust across internal constituent organizations to ensure successful product launch • Created performance indices to improve capturing, measuring, & understanding project performance
Apr 1997 - May 1999

System Associates

NIIT Ltd.
• Spearhead several projects that involve development and implementation of LMS through inception to the completion of the project life cycle • Build, develop, and lead large scale teams on a global scale • Provide leadership, direction, and operational support to meet PM requirements for transformation programs • Develop and implement initiatives to meet organizational PM goals • Ensure initiatives meet the strategic objectives of the company • Primary point of contact with customer management team to establish trust and understanding with the customer

Education

Education
1995 - 1997

M.B.A.

Goa Institute of Management
1992 - 1995

B. Sc.

St. Stephen's College

Certifications

Certifications

PMP

Project Management Institute