Mon, Feb 29, 2016

In Focus

Year of passing from IIT K : 2003
• Current company name : IBM Global
Business Services
• Designation: Package Solution Consultant
• Current Location: Chesterbrook, PA

“Being from the the Pioneer batch of MBA 2003, we had to face certain challenges in getting recognized and get a face in the job market. It was exciting that we were learning the subject for the  first time in a group of talented Engineers, scoring marks and at the same time working hard on placements. Placement job included collecting email addresses and contact numbers of HR head of different organizations. I remember Nishant, Varadarajan and Gopal working all night on placement activities and distributing work amongst us. All this after  finishing assignments of Dr AP Sinha or group assignments of Dr Varman in the hostel. In IITK MBA, we learned how to move and develop as a group and yes our hard work in placement did show colors when the combined efforts of teachers and students helped companies like LML, Ingersoll Rand, TCS come to campus to select candidates from a less renowned MBA college.
I remember the days of MBA full of assignments, activities, photo copies, canteen food – Maggi, alu paratha obviously, Diwali celebration with hopping professors quarters for nice treats – special mention to Dr AP Sinha, Dr Veena Bansal. Still remember the wonderful Dahi Vadas, and Cholla Baturas made by Dr Veena Bansal in 2001.

Another very interesting part of IITK MBA was the multiple onsite projects we had to do in Consumer Behavior, Organization structure . We got to see what the outside world looks like with so many tours. We did sell T shirts in Hall Dining in one of Dr AP Sinha’s project and went to Hotel Landmark “N” number of times to meet the HR person in Dr Varman’s project. It was so much fun. All is well that ends well. I got a Campus placement in Ingersoll Rand India Ltd as Management Trainee in 2003. I left Ingersoll Rand in 2007 and joined IBM. Currently I am working with IBM as Advisory Consultant based at Chesterbrook, PA. I work in ERP (SAP ECC) in Sales and Distribution Module as a Functional Consultant. My Sales background from Ingersoll Rand (Worked as Branch Manager Sales selling Road and Mining machinery to Private and
Government contractors in Orissa and then in Bihar and Jharkhand) has really helped me understand the details of Sales process, Distribution channels, Consignment sales, Taxation etc. IBM has given me a broad experience with respect to working in multiple North American locations (Country Canada and USA) and with clients from different industries like Johnson and Johnson (Pharma), Caterpillar (Heavy engineering), Cascades (Paper), AmerisourceBergen Corporation (Drug distributor). IITK MBA has helped me build the confidence in me to take on any task and do it with endurance and perfection.”

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