Basic Info

Manoj Soni

More than 15 years

Bhopal, India

Master's Degree

Senior Management

Work Experience

General Manager at LAGBUS Asset Management Ltd

Experience Details

General Manager

C-Level Executive/GM/Director, Logistics/Supply Chain, Operations/Management

Senior Management (e.g. VP, CEO)

 Shouldering P & L responsibility for the operations and handling a gamut of areas including administration, day-to-day operations, maintenance of buses, scheduling of buses, crew management and management of fleet
 Driving 14 franchise operators for smooth functioning of 54 routes across the state, while ensuring seamless day-to-day operation of 5 depots across state altogether responsible for operation of 3500 buses.
 Responsible for designing SOPs and preparation of budget with presentation to Board
 Playing a stellar role in leading forecast, assessment, procurement of spares & vendor management
 Liaising with Government personnel including Ministers, Mayors, Administrative officers and Commissioners among others
 Devising & driving strategies with an objective of bringing in operational excellence, process improvement and cost efficiencies
 Monitoring Fuel consumption and ensuring that there is no pilferage. Keeping track of mileage of vehicles
 Keeping track of all the vehicles
 Responsible for improving KMPL, CPKM & EPKM of state owned vehicles.
 Responsible for Re-organizing & developing policies & Procedures for organization
 Accredited for conceptualizing the plan for urban mass transportation for entire Lagos state that has successfully won “Top executive of Nigeria in transportation industry” award

Operations/Administration
 Managing proper Scheduling of Buses in line with ABCD analysis of trips to increase revenue
 Crew Management & settling critical disputes also dealing with union matters.
 Making full effort to reduce variable expenses to the minimum, so that the total expenses remains controlled.
 Preparing Budget and presenting it in front of Management and to see to it that budgeted figures are achieved.
 Planning for improvement in passenger per bus per direction.
 Analyzing fuel consumption report.

Purchase/Vendor development & Fleet Management
 Develop vendor for purchase of spares, Negotiating price with vendor and Settle claims with vendor
 Employed cost-conscious purchasing and procurement measures, obtaining the best prices and quality for equipment, parts, and supplies, utilizing contacts to find dependable contractors and mechanics, and maintaining accurate inventory.
 Strong administrative detailing created and updated all maintenance files.
 Central corporate figure for resource and input. Provided insight into operational needs and budget development for each depots
 Regularly auditing 10% of fleet monthly for mechanical defects. Recording and tracking maintenance files.
 Launched a fleet standardization initiative. Introduced unity in engine types and models for each location to ease repairs process and expedite part retrieval. Reallocated busses during summer months to avoid service disruption.
 Responsible for annual operating and capital budget. Provided budget and ask for answer of expense questions for all depots
 Negotiated price, terms, conditions and rates with auto manufacturers, remarketers, importers, dealerships and suppliers of after-market products.
 To see to it that fleets are well maintained as per the company standards
 To see to it that all accessories in vehicles are up-to date so that customer get comfortable ride.


Company Details

LAGBUS Asset Management Ltd

Lagos, Nigeria

More than 1000 employees

Transportation

www.lagbus.com

May 2014 to present (3 years 5 months)
General Manager at Prasanna Purple Mobility Solution Pvt Ltd

Experience Details

General Manager

C-Level Executive/GM/Director, Operations/Management

Senior Management (e.g. VP, CEO)

 Worked as General Manager and was shouldering P&L responsibility
 Taking care of Day to Day activities and leading entire team
 Heading Operation, Maintenance, Procurement, Vigilance, HR, & Finance Team
 Liaison with government officials, representing company in all meetings
 Worked closely with world-bank team on ESSMAP Project
 Introduced improved E-Ticketing machines, which could read smart cards & give real time information to server, these having resulted in better planning of trips in routes & increased EPKM
 Drove multiple efforts that cumulatively led to increased revenue by improving EPKM (Earning/KM) from Rs. 27.82 to Rs. 35.00
 Played a vital role in implementing ERP, in turn leading to improvement in MIS & other reports which eventually resulted in increase in revenue & sales for organization
 Introduced new concept of 2 day special drive every week, the same having led to control cash leakages.
 Drove initiatives such as arranging driver training program & Maintenance training program, KMPL/Mileage incentive program, recognition of best driver program as engagement efforts
 Appointed special team for routine maintenance which helped in increasing KMPL/Mileage from 2.20 KM/ Liter to 3.75 KM/Liter of vehicles.
 Recognized for capability & performance in a short span of time and duly promoted from Deputy General Manager to General Manager in just 3 months
 Instrumental in getting the Best City Bus Operator award in India (By HUDA) for the organization


Company Details

Prasanna Purple Mobility Solution Pvt Ltd

Bhopal, India

More than 1000 employees

Transportation, Travel and Tourism, Logistics and Supply Chain

www.prasannapurple.com

Feb 2012 to May 2014 (2 years 3 months)
Operation Head at Mega Cabs Ltd

Experience Details

Operation Head

Operations/Management, Tourism/Travel

Senior Management (e.g. VP, CEO)

 Worked as Operation Head and was shouldering P&L responsibility
 Taking care of Day to Day activities and leading entire team
 Heading Operation, Maintenance, Procurement, Vigilance, HR, & Finance Team
 Liaison with government officials, representing company in all meetings
 Have increased fleet size from 250 to 1500 in Mumbai under attachment scheme.
 Keeping track of competitors activities and accordingly planning strategy for the company
 Managing union issues and to ensure it is addressed diplomatically.
 To ensure that availability of cabs and drivers are always there.
 Improved ridership’s by 15% by corporate tie ups.
 Drove initiatives such as arranging driver training program & recognition of best driver program as engagement efforts
 Planning for deployment of vehicles and availability of vehicles at peak hours.


Company Details

Mega Cabs Ltd

Mumbai, India

501-1000 employees

Transportation, Travel and Tourism

www.megacabs.com

Sep 2009 to Feb 2012 (2 years 5 months)

Achievements


1. I have been awarded as best transport professional in Nigeria.
2. Brought 300 busses back on-road which were grounded for more than 2 years, by implementing overhauling project
3. Was successful in increasing EPKM Earning Per Kms by 38% and KMPL from 1.8 to 3.9 Kms/Ltr



1. Have increased EPKM from 27.82 to 35.00 Rs/KMS
2. Have increased KMPL from 2.2 to 3.7 Kms/Ltr
3. Have been awarded as best City Bus Operator award in India by HUDA
4. Was also appreciated by Mayor of Bhopal for successful implementation of BRT in Bhopal



1. After my joining reduced operating expenses by 20% within 3 months
2. Have centralized purchase of spares for PAN India and was successful in saving INR 1.00 Million every month by purchasing material directly from Manufacturer and started direct Import
3. Have increased cabs under attachment schemes from 250 to 1500
4. Was successful in increasing daily number of trips.



Education

MBA in Logistics & Transportation

Education Details

MBA

Logistics & Transportation

NIBM, India

C / Good / 65 - 75%

Logistics, Economics

N/A

NIBM
2007 - 2009
Bcom in commerce

Education Details

Bcom

commerce, accounts and finaince

University of Mumbai, India

C / Good / 65 - 75%

Accounts & Finance Economics Taxation

N/A

University of Mumbai
1997 - 2000
High School - Other

High School Details

Other

Chetana Collega

India

1997

Not specified

N/A

Chetana Collega
1997
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Self-assesed Skills

Languages

English

English

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Hindi

Hindi

: Fluent

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: Fluent

Marathi

Marathi

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Tools and Technologies

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office

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More than 7 years

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

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More than 7 years

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint

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More than 7 years

Fields of Expertise

Transport Management

Transport Management

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5-7 years

Fleet Management

Fleet Management

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5-7 years

Crew Management

Crew Management

: Expert

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5-7 years

Route Management

Route Management

: Expert

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5-7 years

Scheduling of Vehicles

Scheduling of Vehicles

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3-5 years

Key Skills

Analytical, Leader, Planner, Communicator, Innovative

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