Varun Thunuguntla

Varun Thunuguntla

Works at:

General Electric (GE)

Location in:

Paris, France

Varun Thunuguntla

Currently

Works at:
General Electric (GE)
Location in:
Paris, France

Bio

Masters student in International Business with 4 years of marketing and relationship management experience in GE and Google, seeking Marketing & Sales/ Business Development positions in international organizations.

Varun has worked/studied in

  • France
  • India
  • Singapore
  • United States of America

Varun speaks

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Indian
  • Tamil
  • Telugu

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Work

2011 – present

Corporate Sourcing Analyst - Contract Management

General Electric (GE) , France
  • Highly visible cross-business sourcing role, requiring strategic vision, result delivery, project and stakeholders management
  • Help deliver $1.5M cost savings by developing and implementing projects, strategies, for all GE European Businesses for joint process improvement, outsourcing, strategic changes with functional leaders
  • Data gathering and analysis of supplier performance, increasing supplier rating scorecard, developing KPIs for supplier management
  • Create database on supplier spend and supplier delivery portal for data exchange and contract management
  • Hold Quarterly Business Reviews and work with suppliers to claw back price rebates based on volume spend
  • Lead virtual teams with point persons in each business and contribute to building, implementing best-in-class sourcing processes
  • Communicate with business General Managers and other senior staff, obtain sign-off for projects, work with businesses and suppliers to manage and track implementation of Corporate contracts
  • Internal marketing & promotion of back office Corporate Sourcing function (Indian team of 12 people) and Knowledge Management System
2006 – 2009

AdWords Account Associate - Management & Strategy

Google , India
  • OSO Recognition Awardee for outstanding core job performance. Also awarded two Peer Bonuses for helping in team development.
  • Account Manager and Strategist for a portfolio of high spending clientele in the Finance vertical. Served, defended, and increased revenue for 60-80 accounts (base of $4-$8mn)
  • ‘Visitor’ to San Francisco (6 weeks) to understand the Finance World, collaborate and bring down new processes, help Relationship Managers understand their ‘book of business’ better.
  • Tied together external economic indicators, internal marketing intelligence and account performance for creating yearly/quarterly client plans fitting consumer behavior through ROI, Branding techniques.
  • Trainer for best practices and methods for the Proactive support team and for analyst roles.
  • Led, mentored, and monitored team member performance to meet individual and team targets as a Projects Quality Analyst.
  • As part of the hiring team as a Recruiter, hired high quality candidates for Google jobs, visited campuses across India regularly.
  • ‘Policy Room Manager Bin member,’ reviewed grey areas and policy violations by AdWords clients.
2005
(Jun – Aug)

HR Intern

S4C - Solutions for Corporates , India
  • HR Intern, S4C - Solutions for Corporate: Payroll Processing and interviewing of candidates for positions in various Industries.
2004
(Jun – Aug)

Collections Officer Intern

Citigroup , India
  • Collections Officer in the ‘Rewrite Department,’ Citibank: Handled high end clients and converted outstanding into long term loans.

Work

2011 – present

Corporate Sourcing Analyst - Contract Management

General Electric (GE) , France
  • Highly visible cross-business sourcing role, requiring strategic vision, result delivery, project and stakeholders management
  • Help deliver $1.5M cost savings by developing and implementing projects, strategies, for all GE European Businesses for joint process improvement, outsourcing, strategic changes with functional leaders
  • Data gathering and analysis of supplier performance, increasing supplier rating scorecard, developing KPIs for supplier management
  • Create database on supplier spend and supplier delivery portal for data exchange and contract management
  • Hold Quarterly Business Reviews and work with suppliers to claw back price rebates based on volume spend
  • Lead virtual teams with point persons in each business and contribute to building, implementing best-in-class sourcing processes
  • Communicate with business General Managers and other senior staff, obtain sign-off for projects, work with businesses and suppliers to manage and track implementation of Corporate contracts
  • Internal marketing & promotion of back office Corporate Sourcing function (Indian team of 12 people) and Knowledge Management System
2006 – 2009

AdWords Account Associate - Management & Strategy

Google , India
  • OSO Recognition Awardee for outstanding core job performance. Also awarded two Peer Bonuses for helping in team development.
  • Account Manager and Strategist for a portfolio of high spending clientele in the Finance vertical. Served, defended, and increased revenue for 60-80 accounts (base of $4-$8mn)
  • ‘Visitor’ to San Francisco (6 weeks) to understand the Finance World, collaborate and bring down new processes, help Relationship Managers understand their ‘book of business’ better.
  • Tied together external economic indicators, internal marketing intelligence and account performance for creating yearly/quarterly client plans fitting consumer behavior through ROI, Branding techniques.
  • Trainer for best practices and methods for the Proactive support team and for analyst roles.
  • Led, mentored, and monitored team member performance to meet individual and team targets as a Projects Quality Analyst.
  • As part of the hiring team as a Recruiter, hired high quality candidates for Google jobs, visited campuses across India regularly.
  • ‘Policy Room Manager Bin member,’ reviewed grey areas and policy violations by AdWords clients.
2005
(Jun – Aug)

HR Intern

S4C - Solutions for Corporates , India
  • HR Intern, S4C - Solutions for Corporate: Payroll Processing and interviewing of candidates for positions in various Industries.
2004
(Jun – Aug)

Collections Officer Intern

Citigroup , India
  • Collections Officer in the ‘Rewrite Department,’ Citibank: Handled high end clients and converted outstanding into long term loans.

Education

2010 – 2011

Grenoble Ecole de Management

Masters in International Business (Masters)
2003 – 2006

Loyola College; University of Madras

B.A. Economics (Bachelors)

Achievements

  • Bourse d'Excellence Eiffel Scholarship
  • Friar Oswald Mathias Scholarship
  • OSO Recognition award Google
  • Star of Loyola award

Additional Info

Website
fr.linkedin.com/in/varungupta85