Shaibal Chakravarty

Senior Consultant , Retail & Consumer Goods

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Business Research project management Electric Vehicles Management Consulting
Experienced Senior Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the Information Technology and Automobile Industry. Skilled in IT Consulting,Digital Strategy & marketing,Automobile R&D projects, Hybrid Vehicle Development,Project Management and Engineering. Strong consulting professional with a PGP focused in Strategy Leadership and Operations, from Indian School of Business.

Senior Consultant, Retail & consumer goods at Cognizant Consulting

Aug 2018 - Present

• Process Consulting for a retailer based in the US, to help them modernize their Two-way Point of Sale process and make their item appraisal process more robust • Contributing to key RFP wins for consulting projects from several clients(including new logos), across geographies • Helped identify existing inefficiencies across all areas of business for a leading apparel retailer in the US • Devised a Go–To Market strategy on Cognizant’s capabilities around B2C sales channels for a leading wine manufacturer • Maintained operations for a portfolio of several accounts belonging to a particular geography

Senior Consultant, Strategy & Marketing , Digital Systems & Technology at cognizant

Sep 2017 - Aug 2018

• Editor of 'The Digest' monthly newsletter from Digital Systems & Technology • Authoring the “Digitally cognizant” blog, which is subsequently published by the leadership • Conducting and Coordinating Analyst discussions with advisory firms • Writing White papers and Articles on selected topics of promotion in Internal as well as Paid media

Senior Consultant-Engineering & Manufacturing Solutions at Cognizant Business Consulting

Apr 2016 - Aug 2017

Responsibilities: • Driving signature projects from the stage of conceptualization to the commissioning stage consisting of idea generation & screening, creation of road-map (value proposition, concept definition, business case development) • Creating & managing budgets to keep close track of project delivery related schedules and for timely updating of stakeholders • Evaluating possible design solutions to improve cost, quality and performance; implementing Value Analysis & Value Engineering initiatives to achieve standardization and reduce costs • Collaborating with stakeholders and making recommendations that significantly impact business operations Highlights Across Projects: Manufacturing IT Capability Assessment for a leading Pharmaceutical Manufacturer • Provided offshore consulting leadership on assessing and analyzing manufacturing IT systems in the areas of, Production, Quality, Inventory and Maintenance (PQIM) for 4 multi-site international production facilities • Developed content for “Consulting recommendations” based on critical processes and IT systems landscape of Pharmaceutical manufacturing • Recommended the short and long term road map of IT integration • Created milestone assessment decks , final report and presented the same at client leadership meetings, with great success

Manager-Advanced Integration at Tata Motors Limited

Mar 2012 - Mar 2015

Shaibal was the project manager of the LPO1622 parallel hybrid bus, TATA motors’ first indigenously developed parallel hybrid bus .He is responsible for managing all the activities before testing, validation and the final launch of the vehicle. All these activities are carried out in coordination with many internal departments like Indoor testing (IDT), Outdoor testing (ODT), ERC Engines etc. and external technology partners like M/S WABCO, M/S TM4 etc. After successfully showcasing the vehicle in Auto Expo 2014 the ministry of urban development (MOUD) has asked for the demonstration of 5 plug in parallel hybrid buses with different city level applications. These vehicles are run in 5 different cities to kick off the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020.I am presently coordinating with our New Product Introduction and marketing teams to finalise the product specifications for different markets. In the past he was also part of a cross functional team (CFT) for the building of TATA Motors’ Series Hybrid bus which is presently running in Madrid, Spain. Because of this earlier stint I am also working with the homologation department for carrying out the validation and certification trials at ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) The bus is equipped with the state of the art AMT (Automatic manual transmission) controller for which he is responsible for carrying out HIL trials and implementing the same in the Hybrid controller ECU The start of production(SOP) of the hybrid bus is at December 2015, after successful completion of the stage gates.


MBA in Strategy & Leadership, Operations Management at Indian School Of Business (ISB) ,Hyderabad

Mar 2015 - Mar 2016

Bachelor Of Technology (B.Tech), Electronics & Communication at Visvesvaraya National Institute Of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur

Jul 2003 - Apr 2007

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