Basic Info

Venkatachalam Iyer

More than 15 years

Vadodara, India

Master's Degree

Senior Management

Work Experience

H R Advisor at Self Employed

Experience Details

H R Advisor

Human Resources

Senior Management (e.g. VP, CEO)

Provide Strategic consulting in HR Start up, Policy Formulations, Employee Relations/Industrial Relations and Statutory Compliance's.


Company Details

Self Employed

Vadodara, India

1-10 employees

Consulting Services

N/A

Dec 2016 to present (1 year)
Head HR at United Creations

Experience Details

Head HR

Human Resources

Senior Management (e.g. VP, CEO)

Led the HR, Employee Relations and Expatriate Management functions for 3000+ employees.


Company Details

United Creations

Jordan

More than 1000 employees

Retail

N/A

Jun 2016 to Oct 2016 (4 months)
Group Head HR at Export Trading Group

Experience Details

Group Head HR

Human Resources

Senior Management (e.g. VP, CEO)

Leading the HR functions, for 26 countries in Africa & Middle East. Key job responsibilities include:
1.H R Strategy: Establishing and putting into place HR practices and processes.
2. Talent Acquisition & Management: Manpower mapping, Recruitment to retention initiatives & Succession planning
3.Compensation & Benefits: Advise management about the overall compensation & benefits structure for the organization keeping in view the current market scenario, trends & specific talent requirements.
4.Performance Management: Facilitate for KRA setting for key personnel in consultation with top management and in line with the company’s business objectives and goals./ Design & implementation of KRA based Performance Management System
5.Training & Development: Facilitate for training need assessment for employees based on current job responsibilities & skill sets and individual, departmental & organizational needs./ Monitoring of Training activities & post training evaluation.
6. Organizational Development: Managing Diversity at work place./ Organizational re-structuring suiting the needs of the organization./Diversity Management


Company Details

Export Trading Group (multinational)

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

More than 1000 employees

FMCG

www.etgworld.com

Jul 2012 to May 2016 (3 years 10 months)
Group Head HR at Bidco Africa

Experience Details

Group Head HR

Human Resources

Senior Management (e.g. VP, CEO)

Was responsible for entire gamut of HR for approximate 3000 employees across Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda operations of the company.

Key Achievements:

 Launched Internship program- with local universities- to tap & train local talent in various functions and absorb them as future leaders. This was extended to several Management universities in India also.
 Designed & successful implementation of KRA based Performance Management System
 Designed & implemented Career & Succession planning to assist the Management in identifying high potential / key individual employees.
 Carried out HR initiatives like Employee Satisfaction Survey, HR Audits & updated/revised all HR policies, procedures, services & systems in line with the company objective & goals.
 Successfully launched & institutionalized concepts of 5S/5K, Suggestion Scheme & Continuous improvement as part of Kaizen & HR initiative.
 Effective contract labor management – outsourcing of variable labor, resulting in size-able financial cost reduction and bi-partie productivity related wage settlement.
 Led core team for successful implementation of SAP – HCM


Company Details

Bidco Africa (multinational)

Thika, Kenya

More than 1000 employees

FMCG

www.bidco-oil.com

Dec 2009 to Jun 2012 (2 years 6 months)
Senior General Manager- HR at The Sandesh Limited

Experience Details

Senior General Manager- HR

Human Resources

Senior Management (e.g. VP, CEO)

Reporting to the Managing Director and led a team of 8 for HR &
Administration and Employee Relations functions for 1000+ employees.


Company Details

The Sandesh Limited

Ahmedabad, India

More than 1000 employees

Media Production

www.sandesh.com

Sep 2008 to Nov 2009 (1 year 2 months)
Manager- Corporate HR at Bell Granito Ceramica Limited

Experience Details

Manager- Corporate HR

Human Resources

Manager

Reporting to the Unit Head, led a team of 6 for HR & Employee relations matters for 1500+ employees at Plant and 150 employees at Corporate Office.


Company Details

Bell Granito Ceramica Limited

Vadodara, India

More than 1000 employees

Manufacturing

N/A

Aug 2003 to Feb 2007 (3 years 6 months)
Manager- Personnel & HR at Banco Products India Limited

Experience Details

Manager- Personnel & HR

Human Resources

Manager

Reporting to the Head HR, Led a team of 8 and directed the effective delivery of all human resources functions for 2 units handling more than
2000+ employees.


Company Details

Banco Products India Limited

Vadodara, India

More than 1000 employees

Automotive

N/A

Jan 1996 to Feb 2003 (7 years 1 month)

Achievements


Formulated & implemented HR policies resulting in streamlining of various HR activities.

Introduced Target based Incentive Scheme for workers, the first of its kind in the company, enabled 20% increase in productivity.


Handled HR budget exceeding $40 million P/A.

Developed and implemented policy and procedures relating to all phases of human resources activity.

Built a comprehensive Talent Acquisition strategy, enabling average of 21% revenue growth since 2013.

Established and monitored employee pay scales. Revamped existing compensation and benefit plans, enabling a saving of approximate $ 16000 P/A on administrative charges, brokerage, etc.

Contributed for organizational re-structuring- resulting in alignment of employees under a structured Band Matrix and Business Verticals.
Introduced Key Result Area based Performance Management System.



Led core team for successful implementation of SAP – H C M module.

Handled strike of 1500+ casual labours. Successfully negotiated and entered into a productivity linked wage settlement with Union.

Designed & implemented Career & Succession planning to identify & groom key employees. Enabled having 2nd/3rd line in place to meet any eventuality.

Improved Performance Management process by introducing K R A/K P I based system.


Education

Technical Diploma in Human Resources Develpoment

Education Details

Technical Diploma

Human Resources Develpoment

M S University of Baroda, India

B / Very Good / 75 - 85%

Human Resources Development Organizational Behavior Organizational Development H R Practtices

N/A

M S University of Baroda
1993 - 1994
Technical Diploma in Labor Laws

Education Details

Technical Diploma

Labor Laws

M S University of Baroda, India

B / Very Good / 75 - 85%

Labor Laws

N/A

M S University of Baroda
1992 - 1993
Master of Social Work in Social Sciences, HR, Labor Laws

Education Details

Master of Social Work

Social Sciences, HR, Labor Laws, Social Work

M S University of Baroda, India

B / Very Good / 75 - 85%

Social Case work Social Group Work H R Management Organizational Development

N/A

M S University of Baroda
1990 - 1992
B A in Arts

Education Details

B A

Arts

M S University of Baroda, India

B / Very Good / 75 - 85%

Political Science History

N/A

M S University of Baroda
1987 - 1990
High School - Other

High School Details

Other

New English School

India

1987

C / Good / 65 - 75%

N/A

New English School
1987

Certifications

Certificate details

Kaizen Practitioner

Dec 2011

N/A

N/A

N/A

Kaizen Institute of India

Got Certified as Kaizen Practitioner for Total Service Management

Training and Courses

Training/Course Details

Train The Trainer

Jun 2003

Ahmedabad Management Association

Got Certification as a qualified Trainer, which helped in the Training & Development activities whilst in job.

Training/Course Details

Internal Auditor

Dec 2012

DNV

Certified as Internal Auditor for Quality Management Systems and SA 8000.

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Self-assesed Skills

Languages

English

English

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

Gujarati

Gujarati

: Fluent

: Advanced

: Fluent

: Fluent

Hindi

Hindi

: Advanced

: Intermediate

: Fluent

: Fluent

Tamil

Tamil

: Beginner

: Beginner

: Advanced

: Advanced

Tools and Technologies

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

: Expert

: High

:

More than 7 years

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint

: Advanced

: High

:

More than 7 years

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

: Intermediate

: High

:

More than 7 years

SAP- HCM

SAP- HCM

: Intermediate

: High

:

1-3 years

Fields of Expertise

Employee Relations

Employee Relations

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Compensations & Benefits Management

Compensations & Benefits Management

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Talent Acquisition & Management

Talent Acquisition & Management

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Performance Management

Performance Management

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

H R Budgeting

H R Budgeting

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Manpower Planning

Manpower Planning

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Organization Development & Restructuring

Organization Development & Restructuring

: Advanced

: High

:

5-7 years

Training & Development

Training & Development

: Advanced

: High

:

More than 7 years

Expatriate Management

Expatriate Management

: Advanced

: High

:

More than 7 years

Key Skills

Leader, Communicator, Initiative, Flexible / Adaptive, Team Player

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