Suresh Kumar Sharma

 098156 17384
sureshacu@gmail.com

Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight. - Henry R. Luce

Career Objective Personal Details

To lead corporate strategy, market expansion, partnerships and best practices development within a high-growth organization by creating and being part of winning teams. Male, Married, Indian, Born on February 7th 1969.

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A versatile and result oriented professional with 15 years of experience in Business Development, Brand Management, Corporate Communications and Sales & Marketing. Experienced in both strategic planning and tactical management that has led to increase in both profitability and market penetration for the organizations served. Bring over 15 years of experience in overseeing operations, involving conceptualization, setting up and managing Profit Centers which requires deep-understanding of critical business drivers in multiple markets and industrial sectors. Highly disciplined, dedicated and focused person with strong interpersonal and analytical skills coupled with entrepreneurial leanings. Innovative Thinker with broad-based expertise in operations, strategy and business development with ability to quickly analyze key business drivers and develop strategies to grow the bottom-lines. Keen strategist with expertise in managing entire operations with focus on profitability and optimization of the resources with good attention to details without losing sight of the BIG PICTURE. A proactive planner in market plan execution, marketing communication and corporate communication, media buying/planning, ATL & BTL forms of advertising, competitor and market analysis, key account management and financial planning. Can coordinate several concurrent activities viz. Sales & Marketing, advertisement, Brand Management, distribution, package development, sales forecasting & promotional planning with result oriented approach. A Team player with an intrinsic ability to lead besides being devoid of inhibitions, a highly energetic and enthusiastic person with a creative temperament and a flexible outlook. My strengths lie in extracting important information from clutter, defining exact needs, handling details, setting & meeting deadlines and implementing decisions. Highly motivated person with great people management skills, capable of easily accepting broad responsibilities with little requirement of overhead supervision, managing workplace conflicts and thrive on imminent dynamic changes. Innovative leader with a proven track record of building and managing teams, promoting a success-driven atmosphere and cross-team collaboration. Skilled strategic planner and problem solver adept in identifying operational roadblocks, and developing tools and processes to optimize efficiency. Have the acumen to solve day-to-day problems with common sense approach & native wisdom. Above all, a good judge of men & effortlessly perceive nonverbal messages.

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Competencies


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Strategy Planning & Implementation Business Development & Lead Generation Brand Management Profit Centre Operations

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Team Leadership Negotiation & Deal Closure Corporate Communication & MR

Revamped the Website from just website to informative & interactive website. Initiated creation of internal newsletter as a communication channel on current happenings & updates. GTL. IBM. Reviewing and interpreting competition after in-depth analysis of market information for providing inputs to modify/ restructure Student Enrollment strategies. These innovative initiatives employed are bearing fruits today. CII. CDs. the group currently operates 3 full fledged campuses with 26 colleges and a combined strength of 12000+ students with 1400 plus employees under the single brand. direct mailers. The task force focused on Admissions & Marketing in addition to successfully launching new Colleges and Courses. As Co-Head of Admissions & Marketing. trade associations. Brand Management ♦ Repositioned fastest growing Educational brand operating in a highly competitive region with adequate ATL & BTL support. Driving business growth through identification & penetration of new market segments for attainment of targets. newsletters. district Sonepat (close to New Delhi). Determination and Perseverance anything can be accomplished. Three more Campuses are in the pipeline and at various stages of launch. Developed marketing partnerships with PR agencies. Effectively implemented the PR strategy to build positive disposition & perception. The group is currently expanding to open State-ofthe. which help achieved TOM Recall for the brand. advertisements. Created website content.Outlook Through Innovation. Help Developed web links for the R&B Brand on the various same sector websites. Devising and deploying Marketing Communication & PR strategies. Developed promotional materials which projected the strengths of the Group and solution offerings like sales collateral. Developing and reviewing group MIS reports for critical decision making. PHP Chamber of Commerce. channel partners and print media to promote Group’s strengths. Instrumental in executing MOU’s and mutually beneficial tie-ups with various leading National and International organizations (Infosys.Art Medical campuses in Kundli.Bahra Group is one of the pioneers of Professional and Technical Educational Group in the Northern Indian region. Hoshiarpur and Mohali. Chandigarh (July 2004 – Sept 2009) Deputy Director Reporting to Vice-Chairman Profiles held with the group  Admissions & Marketing  Corporate Relations & Placements Rayat . Business Development ♦ Successfully launched and expanded operations of the Group from Five College-One Campus entity to 26 Colleges-Three Campuses Group operating at three different locations. layout and messages to communicate to the audience effectively. Noteworthy contributed in forging tie-ups with leading Indian & multinational companies for their long term Just-Out-College manpower sourcing and mapping student profile & placements with that. Increased awareness through well thought out and executed marketing communication efforts. Wipro) on Academia-Industry partnership initiatives from scratch. created highly successful team (Specialty Task Force – STF) with in-house grooming and sensitizing program. Rayat & Bahra Group. Initiated diversification & development processes in strategically synergistic segments in order to capitalize on the emerging market opportunity in Healthcare & Hospitality. Defining the ‘Marketing Plan’ for admissions to the group including Rayat London College. conceptualize ♦ Professional Experience ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ . Developed alliances with institutions like NHRD. Established in the year 2001.

000 student participation. Heading and motivating teams towards a common goal. Ensuring that the visiting companies get the ‘right candidate’ at the right time. Event Management ♦ Inviting companies from various sectors for campus drives. pedagogy and delivery mechanism. planned. Organising regular workshops and symposiums for the academia on new trends in Education and related areas. registration of the candidates. conducting the entire process to finally displaying the results and handing over the appointment letters are handled effectively and efficiently. Liaison with Companies ♦ Establishing and maintaining a relationship with companies across all sectors – Management. ♦ Coordinated with advertising agencies to ensure effective communication of the brands strengths and core competencies through advertisements so as to enhance and improve capitation fee collections. Formulating business plans for different products by implementing corporate policies & strategies to achieve organizational goals. Working closely with them to formalize the module content. peers & students community. Making presentations to these companies and informing them about finer details and key differentiators with all detailed information regarding the group . Organising and Conducting ‘Train the Trainer’ sessions for them. Created & Compiled Soft Skills training modules (another First for the educational sector and the industry Benchmark) for the students of various professional courses which were very well received by industry. Manpower Planning. Student profile and strength. As Chief Coordinator of the core team. Successfully brought in positive energy and ownership across the spectrum. Engineering. 36. corporate and the bureaucracy. new initiatives. profitability & debtors as well as identifying business gaps. who planned and executed Rayat-Bahra’s First Mega Job Fest May’08 (Three days) with 150 corporate participating. training the marketing team on making effective presentations in various schools and colleges of the region. “TIMES OF INDIA & RAYAT-BAHRA HR SUMMIT’09” where more then 100+ corporate honchos and HR leaders from this Region registered their presence.about Infrastructure. Boost Academics by induction of professionals from the industry as visiting/guest faculty. Undertaking periodic business analysis for business volume. Training & Development ♦ Identifying and recruiting Trainers for conducting sessions for students. Strategy Planning/ Business Operations ♦ Strategizing long term business directions for maximum profitability in line with corporate strategies & goals. Pharmacy and Hotel Management. procedures and processes across the group’s Colleges & Verticals. Identifying the target audience for various programs.and create video & still films with professional team. Conceptualize. Designing and scheduling the annual Media Plan. It helped our capitation fee revenue by more than 200% YOY basis. Develop recruitment strategy and lead recruitment initiatives ensuring that talent pipelines are available to meet the growth needs of the Group both present and future. ♦ Professional Experience ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ . Nurturing an active pool of human resource from varied fields like academia. Also making sure that all details pertaining to the organization of the event – right from hospitality. It showcased our Strengths to execute the event of that grandeur & scale with zero defect to various stakeholders. This was the First ever initiative taken by any educational sector in the region & was an unprecedented success. Develop and direct the implementation of human resource policies.000 student walk-ins from the region and more than 4500 job offers and then its sequel. Operating above 90% manpower deployment in the key departments consistently. the Second Mega Job Fest on June’09 with 65 Corporate and 20. managed and executed First HR Summit’09 for the Group christened.

Team & Resource Management ♦ ♦ ♦ Carry out HR role and provide processes. Monitoring revenues.Bass. win. colors or styles) ensuring that best sellers are fully potentialised and monitoring slow sellers in conjunction with buyers. ♦ ♦ ♦ Proactively worked with retail buyers to plan the range of products to be sold. Managing. As Co-head new business development department. forecasting and utilizing market understanding to create sales targets and budgets. RFIs and RFPs. (Feb 2000-June 2004) AGM (Merchandizing) 100 % EOU Reporting to Managing Director Brands Handled Quiksilver.Gave strategic direction to all the departments that I lead during the course of stay with the group. Customer Relationship Management ♦ ♦ Gathering information related to customer reactions/feedbacks on products. Maintaining a comprehensive library of appropriate data. Professional Experience ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Neva Garments. Eveline International (Ludhiana).loss reviews and pipeline analysis. Analyzing every aspect of the best and worst sellers (for example. the best selling price points. Ludhiana (Nov 96. Perform competitor analysis by identifying competitive trends and early warning trends on threats and opportunities in the competitive landscape. Profit Centre & Strategic Management.H. Give presentation to Members of management team to take informed decisions to support aggressive growth plan. Interacting with suppliers along with the buying team to negotiate lower prices to reduce input costs. account performance. and customer support . Directing all marketing initiatives to acquire new clients to support business growth. solution offerings and strategy. Manager (Sales & Marketing) Reporting to Executive Director (A Duke Group Company) Profile ♦ Responsibilities covered managing the technical documentation team. Planning stock levels. Oxford. content creation and marketing plan. expenses & margins and project profitability analysis regularly. Van Heusen. policies and compensation for sub-contractors besides developing & executing programs for employee motivation. created quick response system to timely respond to RFQs. Analyzing data and managing quarterly reviews for the management’s consumption. Additional analysis on performance of the unit in terms of manpower utilization. Monitoring market trends & analyzing previous season's sales and reporting on the current season's designs and trends. G. Geoffery Beene. Ashworth Business & Strategy Development ♦ Analyzing. training and supervising staff. ♦ Creating and executing strategic market plans – Market research to provide data for expansion and business analysis. moving stock and making sure that best-selling products are always available.Jan 2000) Sr.

vendor relations. competition & analyzing market trends. Future Brand progress plans. Develop sales strategies and setting sales targets & compiling and analyzing sales figures. TOM recall & Imagery. Brand management. Plan and coordinate prospect communications. and independently executing them without hand-holding or supervision from senior management. marketing collateral. Trade Development plans. PR & Analysis . promotions end to end. Conceptualizing and executing events for customers for loyalty drive. agencies for local product and campaign creative from briefing to final creative. sales kits and newsletters. The role entails taking ownership of various communication initiatives. Out of Home visibility Handling Out of Home visibility via Outdoors and other available / innovative media. Oversee advertising. Quarterly newsletter for customers / retailers on new schemes and upgrades. Coordinate with marketing team to develop customer communication messages and material including persuasive sales PPT presentations. printers and producers of support services and products. Handling Below the line activities. Ensuring brand presence in Branded retail outlets. ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Events Sales Promotions / BTL / ATL Sales promotional tie ups with retail chains for cross promotions. presentations. sales tools. Monthly spends budgeting and planning Product wise. Strategy Development & Planning Professional Experience Enhance sales by strategizing innovative promotional activities & working in tandem with field force on planning & execution. Corporate communication and Event management. Analyze monthly information analytics for senior management Collecting customer feedback and market research for strategic analysis to identify target markets to reach them. ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Responsibilities ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Maintain Brand Visibility. ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Handling annual launches / Retail outlet launches and Product launches / Press conferences. Selecting and managing outsourcing.division. PR. New town roll outs. Press / Print media ads/Radio spots – From conceptualizing to briefing to coordinating with agencies on final roll out of radio jingles /local press and print media. Coordinating with print media on job execution. Develop Consumer base via BTL & ATL. Brand building. Print & Communication Coordinating with external vendors and advt. ♦ ♦ ♦ Monitor all production plan timetables and keeping production moving toward completion in stipulated time schedule. Creative. special events and tradeshow activities. Ideated sales communication messages that aided the sales team in effective product presentation. Keeping up to date with en vogue products. Market Research (local product performance surveys).

Tesco. pricing. KAIZEN Practitioner. Controlling and Monitoring the Man. Job entailed relationship management and interaction with Senior Defense Officers. Awarded special contribution citation by CMD. Key Responsibilities ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Responsible for market mapping. Handled 150 years Celebration of Gorkha Regiment of the Indian Army on turnkey basis on not for profit initiative. Help set-up HIV AIDS help line for Northern India in association with CII Chandigarh. 2 years in National Cadet Corps (NCC). H&M. Carrefour. Won several prizes at school & College sports meets. Outdoor & BTL Analysis. Competitors Overview & Analysis. Day to day Administration. Monthly Market surveys on Retail Showroom / Outlet Performance. Marketing & Procurement. Chess player. disable in action brave hearts. Beyond Curricular ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ . Interacting & Dealing with the Buyers and their Representative. Volunteered for a program aimed at educating the illiterate. forecasting. training to production team. Highly aware and well versed with National & International affairs. Procuring Export Orders from Buying Houses. Western Command 21st Oct 2007. Conferred rare honor of given the Gorkha Sword and the cap by none other than Commander-in-Chief. Awarded Special Certificate by Honorable Governor of Punjab. war widows and their dependents. and formulating strategies for infant garment segment. Head of Pre-Production Team. Ludhiana (July 93.♦ ♦ ♦ Handling PR / Media Relations with Publications & Agencies. Machine and Method.Oct 96) Dy. Sumeet Exports. Gen SF Rodrigues on 15th August 06. Recruitment and Training of production staff & workers to keep high level of motivation. Staffing. order procurement and purchase and on time delivery of orders. Entrepreneurial Experience Approved Defense Supplier (April 1991 . Was responsible for prospecting. budgeting. Founder Member of NGO – DESIRIZ engaged in rehabilitation of Ex-serviceman. Material. 100% EOU) Brands Handled Mothercare.June 1993) ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Worked as Approved Defense Supplier for two years. Profit Centre & Strategic Management Coordinate between Productions. Responsible for Planning. Implementing decisions and Meeting Deadlines. product planning. Organizing. Special contributions in carrying out camps in the rural area generating awareness about Drug menace and career awareness. Manager (Merchandizing & PPC) Reporting to General Manager (India’s largest exporter of kid’s garments.

Edison Thanks for your time and regards. Kurukshetra) – 1996 (IGNOU. Suresh Kumar Sharma 098156 17384 .Academic Qualifications MA (English) MBA (Marketing) – 1992 (Kurukshetra University. there are no rules here .we're trying to accomplish something. -Thomas A. New Delhi) Hell.

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