PROJECT OPPORTUNITIES: LIVE PROJECTS
Project Objective: A study to understand best practices in packaging for consumer packed goods products with a focus on cost-reduction techniques and innovation
Project Description: A study to understand best practices in packaging for consumer packed goods products with a focus on cost-reduction techniques and innovation
Profile: Looking to interview former R&D/packaging employees from companies such as Reckitt Benckiser, Henkel, Lysol - or current experts in R&D and packaging from CPG companies such as: Unilever, Procter & Gamble, L'Oreal, and other CPG companies of this type
Could also include material/machinery provider companies for these CPG companies to understand new developments/ innovations
Expertise: R&D with expertise in packaging especially in innovation and cost-reduction
Focus on PET, HDPE and Aerosol
Screening Questions: 'Packaging/bottle best practices in CPG
Innovation in cost-reduction, sustainability (ex. Plastic reduction), product improvements
Project Objective: Transformation project for the client needs a PMO
Project Description: Client is a leading consulting firm that needs an expert for a PMO role for one of their transformation projects to handle the teams across the globe for their end client. The expert should be able to gather requirements, manage the teams, liaision between the stakeholders and create synergies
Project Objective: To benchmark Product pricing at a product / grade level, with peer companies/ competitors -to explore the optimal pricing strategy
Project Description: Our client is a leading manufacturer of carbon, alloy, and special steel long products, used in the Automotive industry. They have state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Punjab and Odisha. The client uses a dedicated route of steel making i.e. Electric Arc Furnace - Secondary Refining - Vacuum Degassing Route – Con-cast with Electro-Magnetic Stirring / Snorkle Casting practices. The range of products manufactured are approved by Auto OEMs and Tier 1 Suppliers. The company supplies its products directly to forging manufacturers, who supply to end-use OEMs/Tier 1 companies. It would like to benchmark its Product pricing at a product/grade level, with peer companies/ competitors -to explore the optimal pricing strategy - so it can potentially enhance margins/realisations. This needs a field-level study to gather precise price benchmarks
Project Objective: provide end to end Contracting support around contractual and commercial agreements
Project Description: Responsibilities:
Review, draft and negotiate, Client facing/Service Contracts like MSAs, CSAs, RFPs, SOWs, NDAs, LCAs, RFPs, Proposal Responses etc.), SaaS/cloud agreements, data processing agreements (DPAs), and support the continuous improvement of standard form agreements and legal processes;
Reviewing, negotiating new RFP’s and associated T&Cs, MSA/CSAs, Standalone Agreements, Exceptions table etc. in an end to end manner with limited to no supervision;
Assist inhouse counsel in coordination of deals or others type of legal work as required and collaborate with other stakeholders and brief leadership. It may require that work highly autonomous manner;
Manage cross-functional stakeholders on legal issues and risks, approval processes, human resources, company policies and procedures, intellectual property, privacy and regulatory compliance, and business strategy as part of commercial transactions, and day-to-day business operations;
Respond promptly to legal requests from Sales, Finance, Business Development, Tax, Human Resources, and other internal clients, summarizing and communicating legal concepts that business people can implement; and
Manage agreements so that it contracts are compliant to company policies and risk tolerance.
Project Objective: Client is looking for a product management expert who has robust functional knowledge of Lead to Cash processes is a must (billing expertise and working knowledge of Zuora is a plus)
Project Description: Functional consultant who meet the following requirements -
- Robust functional knowledge of Lead to Cash processes is a must (billing expertise and working knowledge of Zuora is a plus)
- 4-6 years of experience gathering requirements, defining user stories, development and curation of backlog
- Proven experience of interacting with business stakeholders across geographies
- Project management, status dashboarding skills is a plus
- Quick learner and ability to ramp-up quickly
Project Objective: Establishing various FMCG product categories at convenience stores at petrol pumps in rural markets
Project Description: Our client, a Global Consulting Firm is working with their end client that is venturing into the FMCG Industry. The end client is into the energy sector having petrol pumps in rural areas of India. With almost 500 sq ft of land availability, they would like to establish convenience stores to make the best use of the place. The primary objective is to get people buying from these convenience stores at petrol pumps. The client would like to understand 1. Rural business model – success factors and challenges 2. Product categories' variance across rural locations 3. Margin / Earnings of in these projects; Challenges faced 4. Project success in Rural areas.
Project Objective: Supply Chain, Procurement Specialist for a large Indian Automobile Manufacturer
Project Description: Our client, a large consulting company is working with an Indian multinational automotive company that manufactures motorcycles, scooters, and three-wheelers. The client is looking to hire full-time Senior Consultants, Managers who could work with the delivery team as well as the end's client's team.
Project Objective: Consulting firm is looking for Senior expert who understands Procurement operating models (leading practices & trends)
Project Description: Client is looking for Senior leaders with experience in setting up leading Procurement Shared Service centers for global organizations, Procurement Transformation (Digital), Global and Shared Services Org structures for Procurement etc.
Project Objective: Expert knowledge required for Semiconductor sourcing crisis
Project Description: Client is looking for an expert in semiconductor sector
- Expert in sourcing semiconductor based products
- Understanding of key sources of semiconductor - OEMs/ distributors globally
- Drivers of sourcing semiconductor based products and hence what can be done to address the current crisis
- Relationships with key suppliers
Project Objective: Inputs for the overall market strategy in the FMCG and OTC Segment
Project Description: Looking to empanel experts for inputs on the overall market strategy in the FMCG sector during the pitch and delivery stage
Project Objective: Cost Reduction for Key starting materials for API Manufacturing
Project Description: Expert Inputs on Key Starting material cost reduction both from price and consumption perspective
Project Objective: A packaging generalist who can help the client for cost optimisation
Project Description: Packaging expert who knows about following:
- Has Expertise in drop test method,
- Knows how to reduce cost of Duplex and Kraft paper (alternatives to Duplex paper)
- Has expertise on can printing cost (knows about various printing options)
- Know about the possibility of reducing void space in unit cartons (especially ceiling fans)?
- Know about GSM and Bursting strength (BF) and Ways to reduce GSM without impacting BF significantly?
- Any experience with fans/ mixer/ water heater/ air cooler earlier?
Project Objective: Conduct a clinical study on Coherent Waters impact on Immunity
Project Description: Our client is an inventor/pioneer of a product that creates "Coherent Water", a form of water that has many potential health benefits on consumers. They have an established technology and are selling their product in India since recently. They want to undertake a clinical research study in India covering potentially 20-30 participants, to establish the effect of consuming Coherent Water on certain health parameters, more specifically to immunity or to increased vitality. This may be demonstrated through careful selection of biomarkers such as T-cells or ATP levels. They are looking for a freelance clinical research professional - who can help organise and conduct the study, end to end - including setup of clinical protocol, review, data analysis , documentation and report writing. The professional would need to liaise with relevant laboratories for the necessary measurements. Recruitment of candidates for the study would be handled by the client.
Project Objective: Shape and manage the front-end / customer facing systems and data architecture for the organisation
Project Description: Our client is a leading financial advisory and wealth management firm. The company has embarked on a significant Digitisation journey since the last few months - that entails a revamp and enhancement of its customer facing systems ( including Salesforce), and creation of an integrated architecture that will enable the best user-experience (for customers, sales / relationship managers) - as well enable capture of data from all touchpoints in the user journey and advanced customer analytics.
They are looking for an Enterprise Architect - with prior experience in a relevant context - to help them architect and manage this journey, interfacing with external vendors & consultants.
Project Objective: Expert should have experience in Financial planning and analysis addressing elements of the operating model, people, process, technology, reporting, governance, risk and compliance with the aim of generating greater effectiveness
Project Description: Expert who has an understanding and can augment the team at the client's for Process and Control Reviews, Business Process Reengineering, cost optimization, risk based internal audits and financial plan modelling.
Project Objective: Change management role for a large Program implementation project with a leading consulting firm to augment their team with the end client
Project Description: Expert needs to have worked with several large program implementations with experience on program planning, , communication planning, stakeholder management working across geographies
Project Objective: Establish strong HR Practices for a leading Alcobev manufacturer
Project Description: Our client is a leading global Alcoholic Beverages manufacturer and marketer. It is undertaking certain urgent and important HR Projects which includes the following:
1) Recognition framework – evaluate options based on the understanding as per the client's Indian Subsidiary Context, recommend a solution, create/update policy, define the governance framework. 2) background verification policy and escalation framework 3) HR Dashboard for country Executive committe 4) create a repository of executive coaches and understand their fitment for the client's assignments
Project Objective: HR Manager to lead and supervise a team and also work in an Individual Performer role
Project Description: Looking for HR Manager who has rounded experience in PMS, Recruiting and employee engagement. Willing to Work as an individual performer as well as have ability to build and manage a small HR team
Project Objective: To gain understanding on the best practices to set up and institutionalize a corporate venture capital arm in India.
Project Description: Project Context
The Consulting firms client wants to understand best practices to set up and institutionalize a corporate venture capital arm in India.
Which companies in India are currently operating/ gearing up to operate a CVC?
What are the typical target profiles of investment (size, investment focus, etc.) for these companies?
What would be the typical org. structure / team requirements to set up a CVC unit?
What would be a typical plan of action (30-60-90 day plan) to establish CVC arm?
Project Objective: Operate an effective Logistics and Customer Service function
Project Description: Our client is a leading skincare manufacturer and marketer. They are looking for an Interim-lead for the Logistics and Customer Service function who will be part of the Supply chain leadership team. This would involve overseeing the operations and execution of all logistics and distribution and customer service processes - servicing general trade, modern trade and eCommerce segments.
Project Objective: Establish a strong Supply chain planning function and CoE for a leading Alcobev manufacturer
Project Description: Our client is a leading global Alcoholic Beverages manufacturer and marketer. It is undertaking a transformation and org restructuring of its supply chain and manufacturing organisation. There are significant changes planned to make its Supply chain organisation future ready - covering its plants / distilleries across India and the market facing planning functions. This will entail re-engineering its forecasting, planning and S&OP processes and establishing a strong CoE with the right digital platforms / enablers
The client is looking for a seasoned advisory partner - to work with their internal teams - to drive this transformation program and build internal capacity
Project Objective: Learning workshop should cover theory and then support them on a framework which they can use for their planning
Project Description: A leading Pharma major would like to conduct a 1-2 day learning workshop which would cover
2. Support them on a framework which they can use for their planning,
3. Expert who is hands on with channel and tools being used in the market
4..Expert should explain the concepts
Project Objective: Project Management during the complete Transformation Process
Project Description: Our client is a leading Indian plywood and laminates manufacturer. It is a successful family-run business, seeking to transform itself into a fast-growing, efficient professional organization. It is in the process of selecting a Strategy consulting firm - to drive its Transformation journey. The client hence wants to engage a consultant with prior experience in transformation projects with prior consulting experience to represent them in running the program and delivering to its objectives. The PMO consultant will need to work closely with senior leadership of the client- and the Strategy consulting firm's team
Project Objective: Identify experts in ESG and Sustainability to support client programs - sales and delivery
Project Description: The client is a leading consulting firm. They are looking for ESG / HSE experts to support specific client pitches.
Project Objective: Enable scale-up of Plant protein pilot plant
Project Description: Our client is a leading Agri-inputs company. It has launched an initiative to produce plant based proteins from Soya. It has invested in a Pilot plant and is looking to stabilise the process and scale up Production
They are looking for a Process Technology expert to help address issues in the production process and guide the commercial scale up plan
Project Objective: Lean, Six Sigma, TPM, Operations Excellence
Project Description: The client, a global consulting firm is looking for consultants with experience in operations excellence in the auto-component industry. The consultant should have experience in working in Aluminum Die Casting. The consultant should be well versed in the machining processes.
Project Objective: An effective business transformation journey
Project Description: Our client is a leading Indian plywood and laminates manufacturer. It is a successful family run business, seeking to transform itself to a fast growing, efficient professional organisation. It is in the process of selecting a Strategy consulting firm - to drive its Transformation journey.
The client hence wants to engage a senior advisory partner - with prior consulting experience to help shape / structure this journey, help define outcomes - and represent it in discussions with the Strategy consulting firm. It also needs support on building its internal program management capabilities and bring on board a PMO lead for the journey
Project Objective: Shared Services design
Project Description: Our client is a leading Advisory firm. It is starting a project to assess the shared services strategy and design SSC processes and organisation - for a Banking client in the Middle East. They are looking to bring on board a consultant with about 10 years experience to project manage the program / support the as-is and strategy assessment phase.
Project Objective: Setup of a sustainable distribution channel for industrial plastic piping systems
Project Description: Our client is a quality manufacturer of thermoplastics piping solutions. It manufactures and markets a broad array of products includes PP and PPH pipes and fittings, Plastic sheet & profile solutions & sprinkler irrigation systems. It is seeking to expand its industrial business - which is largely B2B - by setting up a distribution channel of dealers and by investing in Branding - so that it also helps a foundation for future international growth
They are looking for experienced consultants who have hands-on experience in setting up/ operating distribution channels in an industrial business - to help them define their strategy and then hand-hold the implementation and scale up of the distribution channel.
Project Objective: Lean Six Sigma, TPM, Shop floor productivity, Operational Improvement
Project Description: An operations consultant who is very familiar with the methodologies of TPM, Six Sigma, Lean, Shop floor productivity improvement in the Process Manufacturing Industry.
This will be for an engagement of 8 months that can be permanent if joined immediately- else temporary
Project Objective: Client needs a marketing expert to create a GTM for the B2B business and create distribution channel for the existing business. Also aid in creating new market entry into export market for the products.
Project Description: The expert should be able to expand the marketing base and increase their sales and expand into new markets. Client wants to explore export market. Currently the company has 10 dealerships across India, wants to grow their customer base and increase market share.
Project Objective: Sales & distribution channel expansion for an Industrial Equipment Company
Project Description: The client, A Global Consulting Firm is looking for a consultant for a Channel Development Project for an Industrial Equipment Company. The work involves extensive traveling Pan India starting with states like Maharashtra/ Gujarat. The consultant needs to establish strong vendor/ distributor relations in the states, by meeting with channel partner owners, and onboarding them as per the clients requirement and policies
Project Objective: A product manager with ability to create a vision and also oversee execution of employee experience solutions like intranet , knowledge management and collaboration.
Project Description: 1. Oversee the implementation of new / revamped employee app/intranet
2. Oversee the implementation of Sap Success factors working closely with the developing team.
3. Re-imagining the employee experience journey’s… to get the new intranet design right in collaboration with the Head of UX
4. Day-to-day oversight of tactical matters like new work types etc…
5. Work with Ent Architect on the roadmap for collaboration tool and knowledge mgt tool.
Project Objective: Cost Reduction and Efficiency improvement
Project Description: The client is a leading Consulting firm. It is looking for augmenting its delivery team with freelance consultants with strong experience in Operations consulting. The skills they are looking for include:
- Metals & Mining: Reliability centred maintenance / Asset productivity/ optimisation
- Cement : Manufacturing / Supply Chain / Logistics
Project Objective: Expert to provide inputs during the sales pitch and project delivery
Project Description: The consulting firm is looking to empanel experts across Pharmaceutical Industry to be empaneled with them and support the team during project pitch and project delivery
Project Objective: someone who understands the source – train – hire model and can prepare a report on the market sizing and competition analysis.
Project Description: Client is a learning solutions company for the BFSI and financial sector. They need an expert to do a market research and competitor analysis to guide them with their future plans.
Project Objective: Project Management for large scale Transformation and Capital Project Build program for an International client
Project Description: A leading consulting firm is undertaking a Transformation program for an International end-client. The work will delivered remotely out of home location
There are two types of programs - large transformational programs (e.g. IT/ digital, organisational change, etc.) and Capital build (e.g. setting up new plants). The consulting firm is looking for experienced freelance consultants -with prior experience in similar context
Strong Project management experience for large cross-functional programs is a must
Project Objective: IT Solution and Strategy Design: Feasibility study Exploring business processes and uncovering process inefficiencies hampering business performance; Implementation Plan recommendation
Project Description: Client is looking for your support to formulate our IT strategy for our Fundraising function covering below aspects.
1. IT Solution/IT Strategy Design - Devising a full-scale IT strategy working either for modernization of our existing IT or introduction of new technologies analysing our process needs.
2. Feasibility Study – Exploring business processes and uncovering process inefficiencies hampering business performance or new initiatives. Auditing the IT environment: IT applications, application integrations, databases and , development infrastructure.
3. Implementation Plan recommendation - Proposing an IT solution and delivering a well-structured clear plan for its implementation: project timeline, budget, required IT resources defined.
Project Objective: Application of demand consumption, alternate vendors, specification change, etc
Project Description: Cost optimization engagement of a large pharmaceutical company in India.
Project Objective: Need an Expert Consultant - who can work with the Promoter family and key professional leadership - to help define and articulate its Vision, Purpose and Values
Project Description: The client organisation - a promoter drive conglomerate in the Agri sector has grown rapidly over the years and diversified from its core business of Seeds to allied post harvest solutions. It has brought on board professional leadership and management for several business units, while restructuring the business over the last few years. In order to enable it's next phase of growth and diversification, it would like to ensure that the organisation moves on the right path - aligned with its founding Purpose and Values.
The client is hence looking for an Expert Consultant - who can work with the Promoter family and key professional leadership - to help define and articulate its Vision, Purpose and Values
This needs to be through a well-defined consultative process - and should deliver an outcome that helps clarify and align their future growth choices / business portfolio
Project Objective: Client wants to build a Brand Architecture and Portfolio strategy for each of the sub brands within their product range
Project Description: Client is a leading textile company which has a range of products. They have an established brand, however they want to build brands for each of the product range and align with their overall brand. And thereafter define the brand marketing and the communication strategy of the same and implement the same which is thus known to their customers.
Project Objective: End to end R&D Transformation with key focus areas being Initiation to Launch timeline reduction and FTR (First time right) improvement.using the tools DOE, QBD, etc.
Project Description: R&D – We are pursuing an opportunity for end to end R&D Transformation with key focus areas being Initiation to Launch timeline reduction and FTR (First time right) improvement. We are looking at people who have experience in Generics R&D space and having implemented/improved FTR using the tools DOE, QBD, etc. Pharma API/Formulations related development understanding is also handy (Both analytical and formulation development including improvement done in the areas of Pivotal BE studies) We will be looking at him/her as SME for the engagement. The involvement might/will vary depending on the skills the person would carry. If the DOE/QBD skills are very strong then we might engage as a lead trainer to run some sessions and handhold teams in projects. If the person is more from development expertise then he will be only for SME for a few days a month.