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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 experience

Aug 2007Present

Manager, OMD

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

Project Management Consultant

Veredus Corporation
Mar 2001Oct 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 1999Mar 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 1997May 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

19951997

M.B.A.

Goa Institute of Management
19921995

B. Sc.

St. Stephen's College

Certifications

PMP

Project Management Institute