A brief introduction
I am an experienced proposal writer and bid manager. I am also skilled at process improvement, data analysis, quality and lean management. I am analytical, systematic, thoughtful and possesses exceptional abilities in planning and execution. As a recognition of my excellence in bid and proposal management, I was made the vice president of the APMP's chapter in Hyderabad. For my research and insight into RFP/ RFI process improvement, I have been awarded a Six Sigma Green Belt.
I am deeply passionate about understanding and empathizing with internal and external customers that I interact with. I possess advanced degrees in Business Administration and Psychology that help me do this better than most.
I aim to use my education and experience to supplement the creation of empathetic, enjoyable and easy-to-read business proposals.
Certified Professional - APMP
Foundation Certified- APMP
AWS Business Professional
Lean Six-Sigma Green Belt
Shipley Proposal Certification
Microsoft: Proposal Writer
This is probably the most exciting part of my career thus far. My job is to provide research driven business proposals that are compelling and compliant. As a Shipley consultant, I have learnt from legends in my field like Larry Newman, Brad Douglas, Sam Singh and Vasudev Murthy
I have worked to sell solutions catering to Azure Migration, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, Digital Transformation, Internet of Things and Virtual Reality
Aconex- Bids and Proposals Lead
2016 - 2017
During my work with Aconex, I have worked on the creation of RFP and RFI responses for clients across the world. All the proposals I've written are Shipley-standard-compliant. I have also worked on tools like RFP 365 to automate the RFP responses.
I collaborate with a globally dispersed team of legal heads, consultants, delivery teams, product managers, sales teams and HR in creating customised RFP responses
Microland- Lead, Bid Management
At this point of my career, I worked on creating proposals, building solutions, met with clients to understand their problems, performed in-depth market research, analysed global opportunities and have been involved deeply in beating the competition. I have also been instrumental in creating partnerships with other vendors who would make our business offer out-of-the-box solutions.
HCL Technologies- Associate Business Analyst
2013 - 2015
This was my first job. During my work with HCL, I was heavily trained in a wide variety of skills such a time management, collaboration and quality. The team I led identified the reasons that contribute to RFP response delays. This finding saved over 50000 hours per year across HCL, which in turn translated to savings over $2 Million.
For the research, inferential analysis, and improvement program, that I led, I was awarded a Green Belt for Lean Six Sigma Process Improvement.
I love playing the guitar, piano, the ukulele and the kalimba. I also enjoy singing songs, writing poetry.
You would otherwise find me reading, teaching math to kids, travelling or playing tennis
Mahatma Gandhi College
I pursued a part-time masters degree in Psychology to understand why people do what they do. I also wanted to understand how people make conscious and subconscious decisions.
Other than General Psychology, I was exposed to knowledge areas like Behavioral Economics and Nudge Theory- which formed the basis of the various international research papers that I published.
I took my MBA very seriously, after having learnt hard lessons during my engineering. My study was not limited to academic books, as I had the wonderful opportunity to rub shoulders and be mentored by professors like Dr. Ray Titus, Dr. Debashish Sengupta, Dr Madhumita GM, and Dr. Mike Raisinghania.
My professors were also authors of famous books and their wisdom rubbed on to me. I learnt many things, including management principles, leadership, communication and business writing. I learnt from my professors that it is difficult to understand business if we do not understand people. That inspired me to pursue Psychology after my MBA.
RVR and JC College of Engineering
During my Bachelors, I pursued Mechanical Engineering. I always desired to see what the future may look like. Based on my grip on the subjects I loved most, I designed things like the break-n-fix- guitar, the underwater-mining robot and other fancy things. I also assisted in building our college's famous automobile that runs on water and electricity.
It was here that I learnt the art of public speaking, writing and the joy of poetry, music and art.