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Soniya V Pradhan

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Aundh
Pune- 411007
Phone no: 0091-9822561111
Email add: soniyapradhan@gmail.com

PROFILE

A result driven Leader with track record of being an excellent innovator,


communicator, team builder, people sensitive, culturally sensitive, sound knowledge
on operational management, sales management, international trade & business
practices.
Ability to identify and solve problems within the organization and find opportunities in
global markets, thereby portray leadership skills.

CAREER OBJECTIVE:

To continue on an exigent and responsible position in your company, so that I may


offer my knowledge and abilities to help the company enjoy its continued success, and
use my preceding experience in Shanghai to its best equivalence. This would also help
me to grow as an individual.

WORK EXPERIENCE:
Full Time:

VFS Global, China


Nov 2007- October 2009

Last Designation:
Unit Manager- India, France, Greece, Italy, Belgium, UK, Canada visa application
centers, Shanghai

Job profile:
• To develop the image of the brand VFS and help procure business from
Consulates and Embassies.

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• To ensure maximum walk ins and people assistance for visa related problems
within an application centre.
• General management- India, France, Greece, Italy, Belgium, UK, Canada visa
application centers, Shanghai
• Job responsibilities include to liaison with the respective consulates in
Shanghai, relation building and team work.
• Content management: in terms of document vetting, website development and
problem solving related to visa enquiries.
• To be a point of contact: with the applicant and the Consulate, management of
the centre, in terms of logistics and operations, systems and functioning,
• Operations and IT: To test new software for the Visa application centers across
China, website development, content support for the website and visa
application forms.
• HR related: Staff hiring and retention for the centre, training for new staff.
• New centre launch and set up: Setting up of the various visa application
centers in terms of hardware procurement, staff appointment, contract
handling with the Consulates, system and software specification development.
• Liasoning between the Chinese partner and the Consulate, in terms of
functioning of the units and centers.
• General management of the units and process management.
• Profits and Business plan: To develop a business plan predicting profits and
expected applicants and thereby make targets for the entire staff.
• Media and PR: Handle the media and PR for the opening of the new centre and
have a press conference; organization, invitations, ceremony.
• Advertising: Promote the centre so as to attract advertisers like airlines,
restaurants to as to generate sales.

Hermanos Kaybee (HK) Shanghai, SHANGHAI.


May 2007 – Oct 2007

Company Profile:
Singapore based company with offices in Japan, Singapore, South America, Middle
East, China and India dealing with exports of mainly fabric and other items to South
America, South Africa, Russia, Dubai, and Indonesia amongst other countries.

Designation
Marketing Executive

Sales and Marketing:

Marketing profile:
To develop new customers from new markets all across the world-for textiles and
garments.

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To source fabric from China, to continuously service those thus building relationships.
Sales profile:
To achieve set targets in terms of revenue for company through existing customers,
pitch to get repeat orders for textiles.

• Developing new customers, coordinating with buyers for sample development,


costing, and new orders.
• Negotiating price of new orders with factories.
• Follow up with the factories for execution of orders.
• Timely updating the customer about the status of the order.
• Preparation of export documents.
• Ensuring follow up till container dispatch.
• Sampling and payment follow up.
• Tracking of shipment and informing client about transshipment details and
delivery status of shipment.

Internships:

1. Radio Mirchi, Pune (India)


2.5 months
April- June, 2006

Project Title:
Business Development
Description:

• Developing alternate revenue streams to increase profits for Radio mirchi


• To assist sales team on sales calls by selling airtime to local clients

Problem:
Sectors like airlines have a lot of last minute tickets which do not get sold. They do
not extensively advertise on radio in Pune.
In the consumer durable sector there is a lot of competition and they do not use
on-air advertising that much of an extent as video or print.
Objective:
To tap the problem and ensure maximum sale and capacity utilisation for these
sectors.
Result:

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Successfully managed to create a feasible business proposal to lure sectors like
airlines and consumer durables to advertise on radio.
The plan involved selling last minute air tickets to ensure maximum capacity
utilisation for the airline and thereby achieving a percentage of their sales for
radio mirchi by on air advertising.
For consumer durables it involed huge seasonal sales through elimination of
middlemen and on air radio activity, to get a percentage of the total sales for
radio mirchi.
Achievement:
The project has been implemented.

2. Zensar technologies limited:


Pune
30 DAYS
FEBRUARY 2006

Project Title:
Event Management and content support.
Description:
• To help organize the Global partnership Weekend for Zensar Technologies,
the corporate get together for Zensar partners and clients in terms of
logistics, travel, events and performances, sight seeing, hotel and stay as
well as interaction.
• Content development for the corporate brochure and design for letter
heads and the in house Zensar E-magazine.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

DEGREE UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE YR OF SPECIALISA % CLASS/GRADE


PASSING TION
MBA Symbiosis SIBM 2007 MARKETING 77.2 DISTINCTION
International COMMUNICA
University TIONS
BSC PUNE FERGUSSON 2005 ZOOLOGY 78 DISTINCTION
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, AND
PUNE BIOTECHNOL
OGY
XII MAHARASHTRA FERGUSSON 2002 PHYSICS, 78 DISTINCTION
BOARD COLLEGE, CHEMISTRY,
PUNE BIOLOGY &
GEOGRAPHY
X MAHARASHTRA ST. JOSEPHS 2000 GENERAL 85.3 DISTINCTION
BOARD HIGH
SCHOOL,
PUNE

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ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS

• Invitation from Zensar technologies to join them in the year 2007


• One of the 4 students to crack an international placement from SIBM, 2007
• The only student to get 3 job offers on- campus interviews in 1 day
• ( Bharati, ICICI & Kaybee)
• Ranked ‘2nd’ in Symbiosis International University (SIU) for MARCOM, 2006
• Letter of Appreciation, for generating successful leads from Radio Mirchi
Vice President and Station head-Pune station, 2006
• Club Service Director-Rotaract club of Pune-Riverside, 2004
• Runner up in Ganesh Festival car rally, 2004
• 1st runner up in the Rotaract Mr and Miss Asia, 2003-2004
• Runner up at the OORJA-intra college fest for Hindi dramatics, 2002-2003
• Awarded CHOIR singing- school, 1997-1999
• 'A' grade in Academics , prize awarded consistently from 1996-1999
• House captain in ST.JOSEPH'S Pashan-Pune, from 1996-1999
• 'B' grade in 'Intermediate' and 'C' grade in 'Elementary' ART examination,
1998
CO- CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

• Member of the Red Cross Society, Shanghai organizing various Blood


Donation camps and Earthquake relief activities in the year 2007-2009.
• Social Service at school and college level with Rotaract, 1995-2006
1. Tsunami relief work, 2004 (Chennai)
2. Nirmalya collection drive during Ganesh festival, 2000-2006
3. Blood Donation drive with Rotary Club, 2002
4. Rotaract Dandiya- Events and sponsorships, 2002-2004
5. Visit to Old age home (St. Crispin’s), 1999, Old clothes donation, St.
Joseph’s fund 1994-2000
6. Adoption of a child in terms of education and clothes from Baner
local school, 1995-2000
• Member of INTERIM ALUMNI TEAM-SIBM, 2005
• Kathak dancer, 13 years of experience with stage shows and
examinations, 1989-2002
• Singing and Dramatics, 1994-2003, Car rallies, 2000-2005
Learnt German upto '1st level' , 2000-2002
• Voracious reader of fiction based novels
• Keen interest in Para sailing and Water sports
• Member of Organising committee for college fests and intra college
events, 2000-2007
• Completed 3 levels of Chinese on private basis at I Mandarin Learning
centre, Shanghai (March- September, 2008)

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PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Fathers Name: Vivek R Pradhan

Date of Birth: 04th January, 1985

Marital Status: Single

Languages known: English, Hindi, Marathi (Written and spoken)


German (written and reading) Chinese (spoken)

Passport Number: H 3404883

Nationality: Indian

Hobbies & Interests: Traveling, meeting people and reading.

PERSONAL TRAITS:

• Innovative, optimistic, influential and with a confident outlook.


• Good communication skills and orator ship.
• Firm commitment towards completing assigned tasks.
• Sincere towards my work and task oriented.
• Problem solver and people person.

Any references and certificates as required would be furnished upon request.

I do solemnly acknowledge that the information provided above is true to the


best of my knowledge.

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