Strategy Manager

Title:  Strategy Manager
Posted on:  March 19, 2014
Experience:  10+
Education:  Masters
Bio Brief: 




Seeking challenging assignments to leverage experience and expertise with an organization of repute



§  Techno CommercialProfessional offering 11 years of experience in Power Sector with expertise in Strategy Planning and Business Development

§  Currently associated with TATA Project Ltd, Secunderabad as Manager

§  Conversant with MS Office, MS Projects  and Primavera V6

§  Business Excellence Coordinator for Power Generation Department

§  Consistently ensured quality & process compliance, successfully maintained customer’s satisfaction, developed business through relationship management and quality control

§  Keen communicator with ability to relate to people across all hierarchical levels, liaising with Government official , Internal management, team and colleagues


Competency Matrix 


§  Strategic Planning & Implementation

§  Business Research & Analysis

§  Project Planning

§  Project Coordination & Execution

§  Project Management

§  Resource Planning

§  Operations

§  Client/Customer Relationship Management


Professional Experience


TATA Project Ltd, Secunderabad                                                                                               (Jul’08 – Present)

A Leading Indian in EPC Business, Deal with Major Projects Related to Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution

Manager (Reporting to Business Unit Head)


Key Deliverables:





Strategy Planning  & Business  Development  


  • Core team member for Strategic Planning by providing market research, competitive intelligence and customer intelligence – maximizing company’s ability to identify and win new business.
  • Developed Strategy map for the Business Unit  in line with corporate strategies
  • Facilitating Business Development Head in carrying out Business Research as per Power Sector in New line of Business and Geography
  • Prepared dashboard to senior management for Business Review
  • Head /Responsible for  various Cross Function Teams, working in close coordination with different support functions like Supply chain / Engineering / IT and TBEM
  • Team member working in close coordination with corporate Marketing team to develop Marketing Communications for SBU.
  • Provide support to Tender team in developing L2 level Schedule  
  • Maintaining and updating a centralized data related to Technical and Progress for whole SBU (Self Initiative)


Central Planning


§  Spearheading entire Central Planning issues like:

o    Designing/Reviewing Balance score card

o    Ensuring compliance to action plans

o    Collaborating with Safety Team and Project Manager in analysing and resolving any safety issue

o    Data Analysis and Collection from different departments viz., Finance / Business development / Quality / HR / Business Excellence

§  Finalizing the Service Level Agreement (SLAs) between our SBU and other support function departments like Engineer / HR / Contract / IT etc.

§  Monitor, measure and communicate project progress, potential risks & delays to Senior Management



Project Management


§  Liaising with Consultants, Vendors and Clients for evaluation and execution of the project

§  Responsible for Project Planning for Electrical related Package (on MS Projects)




Key Achievements:

§  Associated with Power Generation Project worth Rs. 2000 Crores

§  Effectively handled Package related to electrical in M/s MahaGenco Bhusawal BoP Projects 2 X 500 MW Thermal Power Plant

§  Selected as a Key Member for Process Mapping and Development in the Organization

§  Won Silver in TATA Business Excellence Model (TBEM) for being a part of Tata Group External Auditors

§  Cross Function Team Member for developing Online Balance Score for the Company

§  Successfully managed to break the monopoly of M/s Bajaj Electronics in Lighting field of EPC business and saved around 2 Crores

§  Climbed the ladder and achieved Manager position within a short span of time for consistent performance


PHILIPS, New Delhi                                                                                                                  (Dec’04 – Jun’07)

A Leading European MNC in Lighting, Consumer Electronics and Medical System

Asst. Manager (Reporting to Project Director)


Key Deliverables:

§  Involved in all project related activities including Project Planning/Execution/Tendering etc for Northern Region including high mast and poles

§  Analyzed various project requirements with respect to utilities and machines

§  Administered overall project operations to ensure on time completion

§  Evaluated and executed (Sub) Contracting works in collaboration with Contractors and Clients 

§  Prepared technical specifications and finalized the requirements estimates 

§  Carried out negotiation of third party quote’s (LT Panels, Cables etc.)  for tendering


Key Achievements:

§  Efficiently managed

o    Khumbhal Garh Fort Lighting  (Out Door)

o    C-DOT R&D Building (Indoor)

o    Varanasi Airport Apron Lighting

§  Successfully managed and closed5 Projects from inception till completion


TYCO,New Delhi (July 04- Dec 04)

A US MNC involved in executing telecom projects and manufacturing power conditioning equipments

Sr. Engineer (Reported to Regional Manager)


Key Deliverables:

§  Handling telecom project activities, and ensuring effective utilization of available resources.

§  Preparing periodic reports on day to day operations of projects to facilitate decision making by top management

§  Ensuring that the site operations are carried out smoothly with erection, commissioning & procurement operations

§  Liaison with contractors, sub contractors, clients, & consultants and determining technical specifications, approvals for smooth execution of projects


Key Achievements:

§  Spearheaded Hutch Operation and Maintenance activities of around 250 sites in Delhi & NCR

§  Ensured cost savings by effective allocation of the task to the team members

o    Saved approximately Rs. 500/Month/Site


KLG, New Delhi                                                                                                                        (Jun’03 – Jun’04)

Indian company in Power sector with software section as their backbone providing technical assistance to many State Electricity boards and Power Distribution Company

Sr. Engineer (Reported to Manager)

Key Deliverables:

§  Conducted Energy Audits & Quality Checks at various levels of work viz., Linking, Survey, Meter Replacement & Reading etc

§  Oversaw the inventory levels and ensured ready availability of materials to meet the project requirements

§  Liaised with Clients, Supervisors and Sub-vendors and ensured ready availability of materials at cost effective rates


Key Achievements:

§  Led and managed a team of over 70 technical staff for successful completion of project activities of power in North Delhi Power Ltd (N.D.P.L)

§  Effective inventory management


Adlec System Control (P) Ltd                                                                                                   (Aug’01 – May’03)

Leading Low Tension (L.T) Control Panel manufacturing company in North India

Quality Control Engineer         


Key Deliverables:

§  Ensured compliance and adhering to quality standards for incoming materials viz., Air Circuit Breaker, MCCB, CT, PT, Relays, Contractors, UPS etc

§  Designed control circuit of main LT panel, MCC, AMFC, PCC, SWDB, DB, Starter (Star/ Delta in Auto CAD)

§  Verified assembly lines of panels & fitting of accessories in feeder panel to ensure the delivery of the project as per drawings and clients’ specifications

§  Performed testing on 7 tank process viz., Degreasing, Derusting, Phosphating and Frames before painting and powders coating

§  Carried out testing and commissioning  of numerous equipments (LT panel, MCC, AMF, PCC, SWDB, DB, starters like Star/ Delta, DOL etc)


Educational Credentials


§  International Project Management Association : IPMA – D Level Certification  2012

§  Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Executive) with Operations (Major) and Finance (Minor) from IMT Ghaziabad in 2008

o    Won First Prize in New Product Idea Trade Fair Organize in IMT Ghaziabad Feb’08 by University of Applied Science Vorarlberg , Austria

§  B. Tech (Electrical Engineering) from A.I.E.T Faridkot in 2001

Training Programs Attended


§  Training on Primavera for Planning

§  Negotiation Skills

§  Business Development


Personal Profile  

Date of Birth:                      31st October, 1980
Languages Known:              English, Hindi, and Punjabi
Passport No:                      G1533692
References:                                    Available upon request
(Shikher Kanwar)
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