(May 2012 - May 2013)

Roles, Responsibilities & Accomplishments:

  • Strategically managed all aspects of the HR function for 400+ retail stores across southern India region, including recruitment, hiring, & training of staff, budgeting, establishing policies & procedures, performance appraisals, conflict resolution, grievances, & motivation of employees to meet the organization goal of INR 500+ Cr PA business & 1600 employee’s strength.
  • Supervised 6 HR team members and maximized their knowledge by effective training, monitoring, and directing their best practices and compliances.
  • Strengthened relationships with functional departments, making HR a strategic partner in process development, staffing, and employee relations at the regional office and 400+ retail outlets across South India.
  • Collaborated & administered 23+ blended learning workshops that achieved the knowledge, skills, & behavioral changes to meet business goals.
  • Conduct interviews & collaborate with managers to select the most qualified & suitable resources for existing & newly operated 40+ retail stores.
  • Oversaw & administer statutory compliances, payroll activities, and benefits, ensuring that approximately 1600 union and non-represented employees are paid correctly biweekly & monthly without any statutory & legal issues.
  • Institutionalized employee engagement and benefit programs to strengthen employee motivation and relationships and
  • Administered HR policies & performance appraisal supporting business goals.

Incorporated as Bata Shoe Company Private Limited in 1931, the company was set up initially as a small operation in Konnagar (near Calcutta) in 1932. In January 1934, the foundation stone for the first building of Bata’s operation - now called the Bata. In the years that followed, the overall site was doubled in area. This township is popularly known as Batanagar. It was also the first manufacturing facility in the Indian shoe industry to receive the ISO: 9001 certification.

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