1. K KESHAV RAM
A professional with qualitativeexperience in HR (Complete Employee Life Cycle) includingProject
Management – HRIS, SAP MM Module, Administration,InfrastructureManagement, Supply Chain
Extensive background in HR affairs includingexperiencein processes and policies, employee recruitment,
on-boarding,learning& development, retention, conflictresolution, benefits and compensation,
employee relations,legal compliance, reference check and change management.
Grass Root level experience in Event Management, Travel arrangements, Office Space Search,Lease
Negotiations, OfficeAdministration & Facilities,InsuranceManagement, Service Provider Contracts,Third
Party Logistics Management, Domestic and International Cargo Movements, and New Factory Set Up as
per Global Guidelines
A strongaptitude for learning and seeking knowledge.
Highly adaptableto new environments with constancy in providingservice.
Capability of setting up new world-classfacilities.
Work experience in SAP, Agresso, CRM and HRIS (Prosoft, HLMS, Taleo) Technologies.
HRIS, Talent Acquisition, Employee Engagement , HR Operations, Employee Relations & Retention Management,
Performance Appraisal, HRPractices,Policies & Procedures, Metrics and Databases,Design and implementation of
HR Projects,Initiated e-projects in learningand development, CSR activities.Work exposure in SAP, Agresso, Taleo,
CRM & HLMS Technologies.
Dec 2014 – Sep 2015 Sweett Group
(UK based Cost Consultancy Group)
Manager – HR
Jul 2008 – Sep 2014
Harting Technologie Gruppe
(Germany Based Technology Solutions
Manager – HR &
Jun 2000 – Jun 2008
Landmark Infotech Systems and
Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
(UAE based IT & ITES Company)
Manager – HR & Operations
Feb 2000 – May 2000
India’s National News Paper
Executive Secretary to
May 1993 – Jan 2000
(Indian BFSI Giant)
Executive Secretary to
2. SUCCESS STORIES:
Made HARTING feature in GPTW 2012 under study perspective.
HRIS Implementation in following platforms – Taleo in Landmark Infotech, Prosoft, HLMS
implementation in Harting, Agresso ERPin Sweett..
Launched the E-leave E-exam and E-evaluation & HRIS platforms for India
Reduced operating costs by more than 20% on lease renegotiations.
Set up 3 first-rate facilities and a world class manufacturing facility.
Was successful in release of HR newsletter at Sweett
Sweett Group is a global provider of professional services for the construction and management of building
and infrastructure projects with an integrated network of 58 offices in 18 countries across 5 continents
offering cost consulting, quantity surveying, project management and a whole host of specialist services.
REPORTING LINE: GROUP HR DIRECTOR, APAC REGION & MD, INDIA
Ownership for India subsidiary HRfunctions
Handle 450+ employees & 250+ contract staff for on shoreprojects covering India,Sri Lanka, Bangladesh,
UAE regions and off shore projects of UK
Reporting lineto Group HR Director, APAC region, Hong Kong & MD, India.
Have 5 reportees to me
Process Gatekeeper of UK ComplianceLaws
HRIS implementation through Agresso ERP
HR operations & administration, Payroll Administration,TalentAcquisition & Retention, Local statutory
compliance– PF, ESI, Workman Compensation
Responsiblefor People Health & Safety – Firstof all priorities
Benchmark Compensation & enhance employee benefits schemes, Employee Engagement functions
Responsiblefor Timesheets complianceand WIP analysis(work – bill)
SWEETT (UK) GROUP
Dec 2014 – Sep 2015 Manager – HR
3. The HARTING Technology Group, a German MNC skilled in the fields of Software Creation, RFID
Technology, Industrial Data Management, Networking, and Mechatronics, is a world leader in making
Industrial Connectors. The 70 year old company has 3500 employees working under it generating a
REPORTING LINE: HR MANAGER, ASIA PACIFIC AND CEO INDIA
Responsiblefor recruitment in the region and achieved 100% of the target all theyears,Best in Asian RIM
within the Group
Ensured Minimal man-day loss on accountof employee exit and replacement.
Brought in diversity of talent among the team by hiringdiverseworkforce from different facets.
Ensured that the exit interview is done and analysisof sameis fed back to the relevant system.
Effectively recovered company assets from employees across all locationsin India.
Responsiblefor Trainingin the region and carried out 120% of the budgeted training programmes every
year, Best in Asian RIMwithin the Group
Ensured that the employees are fit in as per the budgeted plan and look out for various
avenues/resources for the purpose.
Ensured employee development as per development needs highlighted through performance
management process and people planning.
Monitored skill gap analysis.
Generated performance improvement plans with the CEO & Asia Pacific Functional Managers for the
people in the concerned area.
Implemented change initiatives,supportingcontinuous improvement in sales and back officefunctions..
Introduced E-learning and E-exam & evaluation- an onlineweb based training,test evaluation &
feedback process in the region
CORE HR FUNCTIONS:
Launched the HRIS portal for India after a through analysisof functions and management MIS
requirements alongwith E Exam, evaluation and Appraisal platforms
Midyear Review - Ensured that MYR is done between manager & employee and provided directions on
HARTING TECHNOLOGY GROUP
Jul 2008 – Sep 2014 Manager – HR & Administration
4. Annual Appraisal - Ensured that YER are well written, and took responsibility for the calibration of the
region team and executing the bell curve performance appraisal. Compiled data meticulously to ensure
Focal Point Discussion - Enabled such discussions between manager, employee & HR and confirmed that
the employee is provided feedback with relevant data and developmental inputs.
Organization Health Survey - Ascertained employee participation by ensuringaccuracy in data and
effective administration and follow-up with sales team apartfrom working closely with the managers to
bringout insights,create& driveaction planning.
People Planning Process - Coached the team and planned budgeted headcount for the regional team. Also
supported the RM in building peopleplan for the region team and ensure that the movements arein line
with the people planningprocess.
Happy Team Survey – Ensured the participation of the team and take corrective action as per employee
Performed HR and Risk Reporting Review from the monthly MIS report.
Reached out to the employees to ensure good connectivity and resolved issues in minimumtime.
Implemented CES & CSR activities asper Global Recommendation Committee Action Points.
Ensured that all relevantHR processes arecommunicated to the employees on time.
Imparted organizational values and Codeof Conduct to the employees through appropriate
communication,highlightingdeviation and beingthe rolemodel.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
Pushed performance through compensation.
Provided monthly payroll inputs for the region to C&B to process salary and necessary allowances.
Periodical communication and reviewof incentive schemes among team members.
Worked on sales incentivefiles and validated with finance team for attainingrighttargets and payouts
Suggested compensation fitment for the new hires in the region.
Ensured communication of benefits to the team and support them in getting appropriateclaims.
T&E Process - Conveyed the process appropriately to the frontlineand ensures that employees fill their
T&E on time so that itis processed timely.
Coordinatingwith architects and vendors for the effective execution of projects in the Building
Infrastructuredomain.Lease negotiation with Landlord with comparisons on the current cost.
Have set up a new offices in Bangalore,Mumbai, Gurgaon and Chennai and a Green Field manufacturing
unit in Chennai
Responsiblefor an area or site budget and implementation of costsaving,quality improvement, and/or
efficiency strategies.Plan,Foresee Officespacerequirement in consultation with the BU Heads
5. Managinggeneral administration functions like:facilities,space,environment, employee health and
safety, aesthetic management, engineering and fleet management, cafeteria, guest house, procurement,
Responsiblefor planning,execution and review of Security and Transportation procedures.
A liaison to governmental agencies and local associationswith authority to resolveissues.
Statutory Compliances as per local ruleof land – PF, professional tax,ESI,sales tax,excisereturns,
customs duty, SVB assessmentand maintenance.
InsuranceManagement – GPA, GMC, PD & BI, D & O, CGL, MarineInsurance– propose, negotiate and
Vendor Management (Negotiation, Deployment, Checking Service Quality and Quantity as per SLA, and
approvingpayments as per PO/Work Order payment terms).
Managingthe company warehouses - Third Party WarehouseManagement – SLA, Review of Monthly
Invoices,and Renewal. Logistics –material movement within India for customers and reexport to Parent
Company in Germany. Import clearances fromFactories atZhuhai and Germany.
Responsiblefor Travel Desk – Visa Process,Tickets,Last MileFerry/Rail network, Hotels etc.
Responsiblefor Cost Management; Proven expertise in preparation of annual operatingplan,annual
budget, daily costtracking,costanalysisand costcontrol,monthly provision and cash flow,quarterly
review of budget v/s actuals and MIS.
Ensure quality of work by adheringto company servicestandards.
LandmarkInfotechcatersto the PointOf Sale Solution,TransportationManagementSoftwareand
Application,Warehouse ManagementSoftware DevelopmentandITInfrastructure SupportServices,
CRM Management(Call Centre/BPOdeliveryvertical)forthe Landmark Gulf Group andother companies
inIndia.It alsofeaturedaBPO and a CertifiedITTrainingInstitute (specializinginMSandOracle).
Foundedin1973 in Bahrain,the LandmarkGroup operatesover1800 outletsencompassingover24
millionsquare feetacrossthe Middle East,Africaandthe IndianSubcontinent,employingover45,000
people andgeneratinganetincome of US$ 4.5 billion.
REPORTING LINE: BUSINESS CONTROLLER, UAE AND CEO INDIA
Human Resource – implementation of HRMS – Taleo - recruitment, training,appraisal, manpower
planning work force deployment at site
Mass Recruitment – Campus Recruitment
Body Shopping for all group companies located in UAE, UK
LANDMARK INFOTECH SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD.
Jun 2000 – Jun 2008 Manager – HR & Operations
6. Statutory - PF, ESI, Professional Tax
Setting up of a new workplaceand restructuringthe organization.
Takingcare of leaseagreements and Govt. agencies liaison.
Import, STPI activities and SIPCOTliaison
Logistics –Manpower deployment atcustomer site
Procurement - Inventory and Capital
Kasturi and Sons Limited, popularly known as The Hindu, publishes India's most respected and admired
daily newspaper, The Hindu; Business Line (a.k.a. The Hindu Business Line), a dailybusinessnewspaper;
Frontline - India'smostrespectedcurrentaffairsmagazine (fortnightly);andSportstar,India'sonlyweekly
Directors Estate Management
ShriramGroup isa 40 yearoldfinancial servicesconglomerate headquarteredinChennaiwithanoverall
customerbase of 7.5 million,35,000 employeesacross2,800 offices,withAssetsunderManagementof
aroundINR 76,000 crore.
Coordinating with Press and Agency with regard to release of advertisements & Press Releases
Travel & Stay arrangements for Executives - In charge for conveningConference at All India Level
Operations - Hire Purchase/Lease- MIS - Documentation
May 1993 – Jan 2000 Executive Secretary to President
Feb 2000 – May 2000 Executive Secretary to The Executive Editor
7. Human Resource - Recruitment - Release of advertisements, shortlistingcandidates,organizeinduction
Funds flow management - To check bank balanceatbranch level
Ombudsman - Grievance redressal for employees & depositors
Preparingand analyzingarrearsstatement of defaulted cases.
To check collection statement and red listarrearscases
Responsiblefor the Social welfareactivities of the Group which run an Old Age Home, Orphanageand 3
Public Schools near Chennai.
Master’sDegree inPublicAdministration - MPA
Bachelor’sDegree inMathematics –B.Sc.
PostGraduate DiplomainComputerApplications - PGDCA
Workingexperience inSAP,CRMforSalesand CustomerSupportModules
Workingexperience inHRISforHR modules
Workingexperience inInqueryfore-training,e-exam&e-evaluation modules
ShorthandandTypewriting - SeniorGrade