K O - Head Operations - Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Cherian K O

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India


Head Operations


Talented professional with more than 22 years of progressive accomplishments leading operations, logistics and project management initiatives for start-up companies and diversified corporations. Strong strategic planner, problem solver, and persuasive leader. Committed to managing operations and projects flawlessly while consistently delivering desired results and contributing to revenue producing activities.

Cross functional team building, communication and interpersonal skills. Interact well with stakeholders, focus groups and governmental agencies. Keen ability to see the “Big Picture” while staying abreast of business details and tight deadlines. Recognised for consistent success in developing systems, processes and procedures to streamline operations, increase revenues and enhance profit performance.

Work History

Head - Operations, based in Bangalore (Seconded from ABL Biotechnologies Limited)

Falma Laboratories

July 2010 - July 2013

Develop and implement procedures, control systems for maintaining hygiene and quality standards of operations.
• Ensuring that production costs are under control by maintaining a tight costing and finance management
• Leading efforts for streamlining processes and generating cost savings in operations.
• Ensuring profitability of operations with control on Cash Flow; budgets and expenses.
• Conceptualising and implementing sales and marketing plans in tune with macro business plans.
• Implementing Marketing Plans to build customer preference and drive volumes.
• Enabling maximum customer satisfaction by closely interacting with customers to understand their requirements and customising the product and services accordingly.
• Handling operational functions like Managing Staffing, Recruitment, Performance Review and Appraisal.
• Interacting with the design team to redesign the factory to suit current WHO GMP norms.
• Interacting with the Government bodies to obtain clearances for the project
• Identify and shortlist suppliers of equipments
• Production Planning and scheduling
• Planning and Scheduling purchase of Raw materials and Packing Materials
• Closely working with the QA/QC to recreate the Protocols and SOP's.
• Managing Labour and HR related Issues
• Building up new customer confidence and managing existing customers.
• Creating Documentation and managing Exports of products to Nigeria

Head - Operations, based in Chennai

ABL Biotechnologies Limited

February 2008 - June 2010

• Sourcing of raw materials from various vendors.
• Managing the various production units under Loan License for Tablets, Capsules, Softgels, Liquid orals and injections.
• Ensuring that the products being manufactured are delivered to distributors on the planned schedule.
• Creating Annual, Monthly and weekly Budget plans
• Manpower Planning and recruitment
• Was responsible for processes that translated raw sales forecasts into meaningful demand forecast for use in capacity planning, production planning and inventory planning

Sr - Manager Operations, based in Trivandrum

ABL Biotechnologies Limited

May 2006 - January 2008

• Responsible for setting up a brand new pharmaceutical formulation facility with GMP certification.
• Worked with the design team to conceptualize the Softgel facility.
• Interacted with statutory governmental agencies for grant of approvals for the plant
• Travelled to China with technical team for selection and finalization of production equipment.
• Handled all the cargo imports for machinery with customs and clearing the same.
• Developed pharmaceutical grade raw material suppliers with extended lines of credit
• Tied up transportation for dispatch of finished goods, statewide and nationwide

Manager - Plant Operations

ABL Biotechnologies Limited

March 2000 - April 2006

• Was responsible for the production of the various formulations that were developed and contract manufactured across different manufacturing plants.
• Ensuring that the products being manufactured are delivered to distributors on the planned schedule.
• Creating Annual, Monthly and weekly Budget plans
• Budget planning

Sr.Commercial Officer, based in Visakhapatnam

ABL Biotechnologies Limited

April 1995 - February 2000

• Handled all the cargo imports with customs and cleared the same.
• Developed Markets for Shrimp seed in Calcutta and Bangladesh.
• Tied up Seed transportation by Air with the Airlines.

Systems officer

ABL Biotechnologies Ltd

April 1992 - March 1995

Was responsible for setting up the EDP Systems and then progressed into Logistical support systems and Operations.



December 1991 - March 1992

Visakhapatnam from December 1991 to March1992

This company was the Indian counterpart of National Computing Centre, UK. As faculty member my responsibilities included teaching and corporate training under the British organizations standards.

• Coordinated Student selection, and staff development efforts for the opening of the unit in Visakhapatnam.
• Did exceedingly well in Corporate training
• Hired, trained and mentored three additional faculty members.

Sales Executive I


February 1990 - March 1991

was responsible for converting existing users of electronic typewriters to users of Computers. This company was a distributor for computer peripherals during the initial stages of the computer industry's growth in India.

• Grew business revenue within 4 Months.
• Negotiated a sizeable lump sum sale for company's first Corporate Sale.
• was awarded best salesman of the year


Qualifications & Certifications

B Com

Kalinga University

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