Rolls Royce, Product Owner
January 2014 - Present, Derby, England, GB
Ensures maximum delivery of value to customers through the effective scoping, slicing and prioritising of work to be done – including projects and minor enhancements. Collaborate on a daily basis with suppliers, developers and testers to help create the best solution for users
Plans the stages of the project or programme, reviews actions and amends plans as necessary; coordinates and supervises the activities of the project team. Communicates status externally; work with business (sales, support and transition) to prepare them and users for arrival of new functionality
Inspects the product progress at the end of every Sprint and has the authority to accept or reject work done. Decide on deployable increments of functionality in conjunction with stakeholders – aligned to the key business cycles and other, known and emerging, constraints.
Assesses the functions, objectives and requirements of the organisation seeking advice; and identifies problems concerned with business strategy, policy, organisation, procedures, methods and markets to design the solution.
Produces reports and recommendations concerning marketing and sales strategies for senior management. Keeps up to date with products and competitors.
Fundtech Financial Messaging, Product Owner
September 2013 - November 2013, Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
SWIFT Project Implementations: Constructed, maintained and defined the product roadmap. Prioritised iteration (sprint planning) and defect backlog grooming and management. Managed daily Scrums, Sprint Planning Meetings and Sprint Reviews and Retrospectives. Project-managed large-scale initiatives involving the transition of programs to new IT platforms, business continuity plan, integration with MQ series, and the merger of disparate systems of financial institutions to payment systems of SWIFT.
October 2012 - June 2013, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
Manage clients, vendors and Insight development teams to identify business and technical requirements
Develop unified strategies and architectures for EDI and B2B
Perform site readiness and performance assessments
Support unified EDI/B2B solutions for clients based on industry best practices
Provide knowledge transfer and detailed design/operational documents to clients
Provide quality assurance documentation review and peer review on projects
Develop and manage relationships with clients and internal teams
Project management of current EDI/B2B projects
The Consultancy Academy, Associate Consultant
January 2011 - October 2012, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
Developing a sales channel for a client in the domain on Security & Video survelliance
Developed a framework to achieve a sustainable supply chain after evaluating the supply chain performance of Unilever, one of the biggest FMCG Companies.
Managed a project to launch a new psychometric testing tool “Indicate” for entrepreneurs in Sereniti Ltd., UK which generated revenue of £50K.
Improved the post-graduate registration process by 40% at the University of Sheffield with necessary recommendations and achieved 35% cost reduction.
Xchanging Plc, Consultant
March 2008 - September 2010, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Provided SWIFT payment messaging consulting services to more than 60 financial institutions located in Asia Pacific region.
Managed Anti-Money laundering/Fraud consulting & implementation projects for organisation in India & Australia.
Generated revenue of £100k through selling/renewing service and maintenance contracts for clients in India
Effectively managed projects worth of € 150k in India, Nepal and Australia.
Played vital role in planning product strategy and road map. Also presented market and product required documents along with the features and reasoning.
Developed messages of the product for the consumers in the market. Redefined client segmentation using sales data and customer research.
Assisted in managing the entire product cycle from the beginning.
Conducted personal research to ensure that the customers get what they see in the advertisement.
Business analysis in various environment and regions from Private banking to Central banks
RFP/RFI answering and revision.
Lakshmi Vilas Bank Ltd., Asst. Manager
October 2006 - March 2008, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Successfully managed a domestic payment messaging system project roll out across all the branches by adapting Six Sigma methods which improved efficiency by 60%, customer satisfaction by 85% and reduced cost by 45%.
Managed Payment HUB with 15 users for RTGS, NEFT and SWIFT applications.
Defined standards & procedures for administration of servers including security, backups, storage & user management.
Managed and negotiated with Third party vendors such as Wipro, Oracle etc. on service delivery and contracts.
Saroj IT Solutions Pvt Ltd., Sr. Consultant
November 2004 - September 2006, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Analysed and evaluated the Supplier and supply chain performance for Sun Motors ( A Hero Honda motorbike retailer in India). Analysis followed by a full scale ERP implementation, implementing Six Sigma processes, project for Sun Motors (A Hero Honda motorbike retailer in India) and achieved 10% reduction in headcount, 15% reduction in cost, and improved supplier performance by 48%.
Improved customer satisfaction by 78% with the setup of a web based user friendly helpdesk system.
Acted as a leader within the firm during the process of product planning and marketing.
Developed marketing strategy, messaging and marketing materials for new product that attracted 2 new clients and generated revenue over £70k in first 12 months.
Managed the entire product cycle from the beginning.
Ensured product quality for the customers to avoid negative feedback in future.
Product specification and development follow-up.
Matrix Software Solutions, Project Trainee
March 2013 - November 2004, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
As a Project Trainee involved in requirement analysis, designing and developing solutions.
Successfully developed and implemented projects for a Pharmaceuticals retailer and a Logistics organisation to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
Effectively worked in a team of 12 members.