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I've an experience of more that 20 years in pre and post print production and graphic designing. During my tenure worked with different companies at various positions and handled all sorts of work related to printing and publishing.
Senior Manager Production
2009 - 2014
Job Profile: Responsible for complete production process from pre-press to post press to digital, quality assurance, vendor development, logistics with cost effectiveness. Managing a team comprising of production managers, production executives, graphic designers and production editors New Initiatives: • Development and implementation of formal production manual specifying workflows, procedures for production, designing and pre-press. • Successful transition of pre-press process from editorial to production • Transition of Key Boarding from editorial to production • Developed software for estimation of production cost for books facilitating the process of budgeting. • Developed Purchase order formats and implementation of the same for all production activities. • Designed and implemented Daily status sheet of books under production for ready reference on the status of the production stage • Developed the complete team for pre-press and ePub • Developed the process of maintaining the record of allotted ISBN for all books produced by the organization. Streamlined • The procedure for paper requisition for the planning of forth coming books • Ensure paper stock statements are Monthly submitted by vendors to help in audit of paper stock with the vendor on a monthly bases • Ensured compliance of norms with Government body controlling the issuance and consumption of International Standard Book Number (ISBN). Developed an online process for fast verification. • Implemented the procedure for sound storing of Processing Material in the warehouse. • Created Excel coding files which are in sync with the Designing data
Kalyani Navyug Publications
2007 - 2009
Key Responsibility areas •Development of publishing team to achieve budgeted production targets •Planning and budgeting for new projects •Smooth publishing and printing operations •Warehouse management
2005 - 2007
Job Profile: Heading one of the EPG college team comprising of facilitators, programmers, readers and quality controllers Function •Responsible for planning and quality delivery of projects •Coordinating with project managers and trouble shooting for smooth operations •Coordinating with the clients on regular basis to achieve customer satisfaction Training Program •Leadership Development Program, September 2006; Organized by iQuotient Consulting P. Ltd Significant Contributions: •Instrumental in developing the yearly business plan for the operations team and its monthly review, assigning KRA’s, measurement criteria, Budget levels and Review mechanism and ensuring compliance of SLA’s •Successfully implemented Business Process Reengineering to enhance the operational excellence. •Introduced and successfully implemented organization restructuring to reduce lead time and increase operational efficiency by clubbing the Operational teams with the Project Management teams. •Created new value added operational teams to successfully handle massive client interface. •Introduced the STAR (Save Talent at Risk) program with the Talent engagement Team to retain high performance employees. •Promoted as Head (Operations) for the most prestigious, fastest growing and the highest revenue accruing SBU (College) in the company in a span of 10 months for displaying exemplary performance.
Amity University Press (AUP)
Manager Production/ Publishing
2003 - 2005
Job Profile: Heading Production and Publishing of primary school books Functions: Coordinating with authors, editors, illustrators, graphic designers, and printers. Responsible for overall production, managing quality, planning, cost controlling. Warehousing and distribution management
2000 - 2003
Job Profile: Heading a team of graphic designers to accomplish all designing and printing activities. Functions: Designing and publishing of course material, managing warehousing of courseware and distribution, publicity campaigns and corporate relations. Achievements at Rai • Development of centralized in house courseware • Initiated the publishing of monthly magazine - “Just Career” • Designed a book Rethinking India authored by Mr. Vinay Rai, Chairman Rai University and Prof. Richard D’Aveni: Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, US
1989 - 2000
Printing unit at Paharganj was closed down in the year 2000 following the Supreme Court regulation on factories running in residential areas.