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A result-oriented professional with 8 years of proven track record in different functions of Human Resource Management in India and Overseas, now looking for a challenging role in Senior Management profile. 

My early exposure to three green field projects, imbibed me to understand the business realities in my career. Overall, my biggest motivator is my entrepreneurial thinking, customer focus,  overarching my thirst to excel, perseverance to learn, win and to be a podium finisher at all odds describes my personality. 

Work experience

2019-08present

Partner & Chief of Operations - Talent

Sternberg India

Sternberg, India is an ISO 9001: 2015 learning organisation established in 2012, aimed to provide learning inter-
ventions and to provide HR consultation to its clients.

  • Designed and implemented competency platform for businesses to create long-term strategies in develop-

ing organisational talent.

  • Provide expertise to design, develop, and implement talent review mechanism process in creation of inter-

nal bench for top talents.

  • Guiding organisation to leverage on Artificial Intelligence, integrated with ATS to ensure smart screening of profiles and utilized the advantage of converting passive candidates into a potential hire
  • Developed training courses to focus on building functional and technical capabilities in line with the client's

business and functional requirements.

  • Leveraged on technology to deliver training programs to the clients to learn at their convenience, thereby al-

lowing them to control the administration of e-learning, learning portals, LMS, webinars, mobile learning

  • Implemented many new programs based on the client's need based on the ADDIE model and developed the client's internal trainers' capabilities to design new programs based on their competency model.
  • Developed interventions and approaches for resolving competency deficiencies based on competency frame-

work requirement

2018-052019-07

National Head - Talent Acquisition

Indus Towers Limited

Recruited to direct HR for its most prominent business unit and grown in the Corporate ladder to head TA func-
tion for the organization. In this role, partnered with other directors and senior executives to develop employee
initiatives, foster employee engagement, mobilize and recruit right talent on time.

  • Developed and executed the workforce planning framework aligned comprehensive hiring and mobility

strategy for all functional areas, geographies, and business entities

  • Designed and developed proactive recruitment strategies based on talent market availability, existing internal

candidate pool and diversity initiatives.

  • Refined Talent Acquisition processes, SOPs and aligned systems for hiring managers and partners to deliver

and enhance Candidate Experience and Interview Experience.

  • Designed and implemented Assessment Centers along with psychographics to hire, the best fit
  • Developed and managed to hire metrics (i.e. time to fill, retention, interview to hire ratio). Ensured ROI on re-

cruitment activities (i.e. career fairs, advertising, agencies, etc.)

  • Designed a framework and shared recommendation for hiring managers throughout the business to improve

their interviewing skills and hiring decisions

2016-022018-05

Head -- HR & Admin

Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, IN

Responsible for effective delivery of people strategies; includes rewards management, staffing, engagement, de-
velopment, employee relations and payroll management for 1200 workforce and an annual operating
budget over INR 120 mn.

  • Designed and implemented, large-scale divestiture initiatives; Instrumental in enhancing employee experi-

ence by executing department-specific action plans through coaching, mentoring programs.

  • Developed and executed robust employee engagement action plans that supporting the priorities, and achieve a culture of excellence, lowered the turnover levels from 18% to 7%, and achieved 0% Hi-Pot

turnover

  • Deployed action plan to delve into engagement survey results and created actionable interventions, with key
1996-042018-01

Commissioned HR

initiatives with the Subject Matter Experts (SME's) on process and policy development in goal setting, recruiting, talent management, performance management, compensation, health and safety, re-
ward and recognition. Served as a partner and first point of contact across the organization representing spe-
cific needs to HR leadership bodies

  • Created a forum for employees to get counselled, coached, and consult with business leaders and defined

their IDPs and supported the business in its adherence to IDPs.

  • Worked on continuous improvement in HR processes, continually and built innovative concepts, promoted

new ideas to build Culture, while recognizing local geographical based differences

  • 2-
2012-042016-02

Manager - HRBP

Dharwad Plant, Dharwad, IN

COE - L&D, Talent Acq.
Transformed HR into a true strategic business partner in the repercussion of end-to-end HR restructuring. Cham-
pioned HR vision while forging sustainable HR infrastructure, systems, processes, & practices

  • Managed full recruitment cycle (source, prescreen, schedule, background, references, offer, onboarding, etc.) for the unit and ensured seamless onboarding of 600+ new recruits.
  • Designed and developed zero-based budgeting for entire HR and Administration function
  • Created and maintained an environment of equal opportunity, diversity and competitive advantage in support of the company's diversity and inclusion strategic plan.
  • Implemented and supported HR programs and processes such as; performance management, compensa-

tion planning, employee development and succession planning to align with business strategy

  • Managed employee relations activities, including providing channels for employees to report issues, man-

age investigations and create an avenue to dialogue with managers/leaders, thereby easing out differences
fairly and productively.

  • Created a training strategy to develop leadership skills to deliver courses internally or utilizing vendors

for larger-scale efforts.

  • Partnered with business partners and designed growth avenues through REACH, D2G, NEEM, earn while

you Learn, to enhance growth with the effective employee life cycle.

  • Designed, developed Operatives Competency Framework, and executed tools to identify the current

skills, mapped to requirement, and built many career progression avenues to improve the skill levels.

2007-072012-03

Manager - Manpower Planning

Ashok Leyland Group
  • Ashok Leyland (Ennore Plant) Dy. Manager - Industrial Relations
  • Ashley Alteams (Manufacturing) Asst. Manager - HRBP
  • Ashok Leyland (UAE Plant) Section Head - International Ops--HRBP
  • Ashok Leyland (Ennore Plant) Management Trainee

Joined as a Management Trainee grown up in the ladder to be a part of International Business Unit, leading HR
function and its deliveries. Further, moved to various group companies and JV organisations to integrate the Ashok Leyland polices to all its JV organisations.

  • Lead the hiring initiative for overseas operations across the globe and successful in onboarding 150+ em-

ployees and 400+ workmen, within a period of 6 months to support start of production.

  • Designed Orientation and Induction program to integrate 1200+ staff and operatives into the rope-in pro-

grams for overseas operations.

  • Designed mobility policies, providing support to the overseas employees while being repatriated from an

overseas location to India operations.

  • Created and implemented succession planning for all levels, so there is a constant pipeline of workforce

manned and available amid talent mobility from one unit to other

  • Ensured the efficient utilisation of workforce resourced and its deployment of the current workforce
  • Designed and implemented pay, benefits, incentives, and separation/severance systems for overseas units
  • Developed Total Rewards platform and evaluated job descriptions. Aligned the compensation package

based on productivity and quality output parameters.

  • Implemented Time and Motion parameters to for the shop floor line to ensure there are minimal manhours

leakages and ensured high productivity.

  • Designed and implemented Employee Grievance Mechanism and improved IR services in the areas of Can-

teen Management, Transportation and Medical Insurance

  • Part of the management core committee team for LTS with union and successfully got a win-win situation for

management and union representation, for the betterment of significant stakeholders.

PROFESSIONAL Certifications

Oct 2012Present

Behavioural Interviewing Skills

TATA MOTORS LIMITED

Certified trainer for conducting " Behavioral Interviewing Skills" 

Aug 2011Mar 2012

Assessment & Development Centers

ASHOK LEYLAND LIMITED

Certified internal assessor for Ashok Leyland in conducting  Assessment Centers & Development Centers

Languages

Tamil
100%
English
90%

Achievements

  • Recognized as "Best HR Head in India" evaluated by The Human Factor for the most significant, noteworthy, and innova
  • Won Employee of the Year Award: Gold Card Appreciation from CEO - Indus Towers for significant contribution in cre
  • PGDM (HR) - 2007 - Chennai Business School, recipient of • Certified Professional in Designing and Implementation of
  • special award from HE Governor of Tamil Nadu Assessment Centers and Competency Framework
  • Reported directly to CEO and managed approx. 1200 people and operating functional budget of INR 120 million
  • Achieved highest employee engagement levels, improved customer satisfaction (99.4% satisfied) and increased business
  • profitability (by 4% EBITA)
  • Achieved Gallup India score of 4.96, led the organization to be among top decile for 3 consecutive years. (2018-19: 4.96
  • 2017-18: 4.84, 2016-17: 4.71
  • tive contribution for Indian Industry and specifically in the Human Resources domain
  • ating High Performance Culture in the organization and in enhancing Financial, Health & Physical Wellbeing of the employ
  • Developed sustainable learning environment under ASDC under National Employability Enhancement Mission (NEEM)
  • improved employment opportunities. The scheme was well appreciated by the council and captured under Skill India
  • Project by Government of India
  • Achieved highest level of human productivity measured at 173% and ensured greater outcome to lower input

Certifications

  • Certified Professional in Designing and Implementation of
  • Certified Thomas Profiling Professional
  • Certified Train the Trainer, for Behavioural Event Interview
  • DNIIT Certified, NIIT Limited

Hobbies & interests

Philatelist Antique Collector Reading on AI and IOT Data Warehousing and Mining using statistical tools

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