Robin Agarwal

Robin Agarwal
Works at:
Plant Impact
Location in:
Manchester, United Kingdom

Robins connections

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Works at:
Plant Impact
Location in:
Manchester, United Kingdom

Bio

I have over 5 years of industry and consulting experience working within business development and operation functions in major organisations. Subsequently, I have developed strong lean operational and project management skills while working on strategic planning, business case development, sales support and operations management projects.

Robin has worked/studied in

  • India

Robin speaks

  • English
  • French
  • Hindi

Robin has experience in

  • Consulting

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Work

2011 – present

Part time Consultant

Plant Impact , United Kingdom
  • Worked with the company’s CEO on doing the global competitor analysis and evaluate the market positioning of the company’s product portfolio. Analysis was used for reviewing the company’s business strategy.
  • Identified new market opportunities for various products of the company and prepared recommendations on the market segmentation based on customer insights.
2011 – 2012
(Dec – Mar)

Consultant

BMW , Germany
  • Led a multi disciplinary consultant’s team to recommend BMW supplier networks on the use of web 2.0 technologies in meeting their supply chain strategic objectives.
  • Conducted the global best practices study on how companies are using new technologies in their organisations to bring strategic change.
2011
(Jun – Sep)

Consultant

Adene, National energy agency, portugal , Portugal
  • Worked with the agency director to develop the business case and optimisation of the electric car infrastructure project in private spaces. Presented the business case to the industry consortium working on this project.
  • Based on consumer market research done by the team, developed the subsidy structure amounting to €15M for the project pilot phase users, to promote the electric car infrastructure.
  • Presented the project in the annual energy expo of Portugal attended by more than 300 people from industry, academia and government alike.
2009 – 2010
(Jan – Jan)

Director

Jagbros Consultants PVT LTD , India
  • A start-up company that identified and developed innovative media solutions for advertising for different business sectors
  • Built strategic partnerships with several media vendors and key organisations to deliver thebusiness solutions.
  • Developed the models for capital requirement during the fund raising process for the company and worked on negotiations with a number of investors in India.
  • Won business from new clients for the company that included Mahindra First Choice (car service sector), Airtel (telecoms) and Indian Oil Ltd.
  • Lobbied senior governmental and non-governmental officers to secure necessaryauthorisations to facilitate the business.
2007 – 2009

Assistant Manager

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. , India
  • The £8Bn Mahindra Group’s automotive division manufactures and markets utility and light commercial vehicles. Market leader in utility vehicles in India which currently accounts for around half of the Indian market employing more than 10K people.
  • Liaised with vendors, internal customers and the manufacturing team on the implementation of lean systems. Reduced work-in-process inventory levels by 45% and customer rejection levels from 5% to 3% within 6 months.
  • Led several cost saving initiatives on the factory floor, resulted in total annual savings of £350K.
  • Identified process control opportunities from the time and motion study. Implementation of the changes resulted in a 15% increase in production.
  • Conducted audits and training for TPM and Lean manufacturing systems like 5S, Poke-yoke, Just-in-time and Kanban.

Work

2011 – present

Part time Consultant

Plant Impact , United Kingdom
  • Worked with the company’s CEO on doing the global competitor analysis and evaluate the market positioning of the company’s product portfolio. Analysis was used for reviewing the company’s business strategy.
  • Identified new market opportunities for various products of the company and prepared recommendations on the market segmentation based on customer insights.
2011 – 2012
(Dec – Mar)

Consultant

BMW , Germany
  • Led a multi disciplinary consultant’s team to recommend BMW supplier networks on the use of web 2.0 technologies in meeting their supply chain strategic objectives.
  • Conducted the global best practices study on how companies are using new technologies in their organisations to bring strategic change.
2011
(Jun – Sep)

Consultant

Adene, National energy agency, portugal , Portugal
  • Worked with the agency director to develop the business case and optimisation of the electric car infrastructure project in private spaces. Presented the business case to the industry consortium working on this project.
  • Based on consumer market research done by the team, developed the subsidy structure amounting to €15M for the project pilot phase users, to promote the electric car infrastructure.
  • Presented the project in the annual energy expo of Portugal attended by more than 300 people from industry, academia and government alike.
2009 – 2010
(Jan – Jan)

Director

Jagbros Consultants PVT LTD , India
  • A start-up company that identified and developed innovative media solutions for advertising for different business sectors
  • Built strategic partnerships with several media vendors and key organisations to deliver thebusiness solutions.
  • Developed the models for capital requirement during the fund raising process for the company and worked on negotiations with a number of investors in India.
  • Won business from new clients for the company that included Mahindra First Choice (car service sector), Airtel (telecoms) and Indian Oil Ltd.
  • Lobbied senior governmental and non-governmental officers to secure necessaryauthorisations to facilitate the business.
2007 – 2009

Assistant Manager

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. , India
  • The £8Bn Mahindra Group’s automotive division manufactures and markets utility and light commercial vehicles. Market leader in utility vehicles in India which currently accounts for around half of the Indian market employing more than 10K people.
  • Liaised with vendors, internal customers and the manufacturing team on the implementation of lean systems. Reduced work-in-process inventory levels by 45% and customer rejection levels from 5% to 3% within 6 months.
  • Led several cost saving initiatives on the factory floor, resulted in total annual savings of £350K.
  • Identified process control opportunities from the time and motion study. Implementation of the changes resulted in a 15% increase in production.
  • Conducted audits and training for TPM and Lean manufacturing systems like 5S, Poke-yoke, Just-in-time and Kanban.

Education

2010 – 2012

Manchester Business School

FT MBA Programme (MBA)
2002 – 2006

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FOUNDRY AND FORGE TECHNOLOGY

B.Tech, Manufacturing Engineering (Diploma)

Clubs

Not a member of any clubs

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