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Mr. Vivek Deshpande

Visiting Faculty

Mobile: 9881075518


20 Years of comprehensive Human Resources Management experience in the areas of Talent Management, Strategic Employee relations, Employee Engagement, Performance Management and Compensation & benefits.


Diversified experience in Automobile, FMCG, Technology, Electronics and Engineering Industries. Experience in setting up Green Filed projects. Exposure to Global HR systems.


Date of Birth : 21st August 1974

Marital Status : Married

Languages Known : English, Hindi,Marathi

Valid passport : Available

Address : B-201,Soham Riveria,next to Sun Plant,off Singhgad Road, Anandnagar,  Vadgaon (Bk), Pune- 4110051, Maharashtra State.


  • Strong exposure in Talent Management of industry as per Skill & competency requirements and developing succession plan for critical positions and career planning for potential resources.

  • Exposure in driving various OD interventions such as Implementation of Competency and role based new designation structure, Employee Satisfaction Survey, Employee Engagement Survey and restructuring organisations and redefining responsibilities.

  • Excellent track record of Establishing HR Department for Greenfield projects. 

  • Strong exposure in developing & implementing a clear Employee Relations strategy for the organization, to promote Proactive employee relations and collaborative culture for enhancing productivity and promote discipline. Signed Productivity linked 5 Long term wage


Talent Management

  • Talent Planning, developing succession plans for critical positions, creating talent pools.

  • Analyzing Talent requirements in consultation with Functional Heads.

  • Overseeing the management of the complete recruitment life-cycle for sourcing the best talent from diverse sources, after identification of staffing requirements. Creating talent pipeline to meet future requirements to reduce recruitment cycle time.

Learning and Development

  • Create a base ground for building a strong relationship between the management and the employees through effective on boarding and placement of new joinees.

  • Identifying training needs across all levels through mapping of skills and competencies.

  • Ensuring active involvement of the reporting managers in the L&D of their team members.

  • Compliance of Training records as per ISO 9002/EMS 14001/QMS requirements.   

Performance Management

  • Implementing complete life cycle of performance management for all level of employees.

  • Competency assessment of high potentials using assessment centers.

  • Periodic performance reviews and Appraisals for all level of employees.

Performance Management

  • Implementing complete life cycle of performance management for all level of employees.

  • Competency assessment of high potentials using assessment centers.

  • Periodic performance reviews and Appraisals for all level of employees.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Analyzing Compensation and Benefits Market trends through participation in surveys.

  • Designing Compensation and benefit structure in line with trends at all levels.

  • Designing retention plans for the critical talent.

  • Exposure in Formulating & implementing remuneration policies.

Strategic Employee Relations

  • Designed and Executed Employee relations strategy as per business requirements.

  • Designed and executed business driven ER interventions like disengagement and Manpower restructuring.

  • Established Joint participative forums to promote collaborative work environment.  

  • Signed & executed 5 productivity linked long term settlements with the trade unions.

  • Constructive engagement of unions (both internal & external) for maintaining harmonious and productive working environment.

  • Proactive IR management anticipating future concerns and building contingency plans to address the same.

  • Handled Lay-off, strikes, go-slow situations, safeguarding the interests of the organization.

  • Devised effective monitoring system for the statutory compliance under various labour legislations.


Aug’03-Sept’03 with DNS ( as HR-Executive (IT Company)


Feb’99-Dec’00 with Ahemdenagar Forgings Ltd., Kuruli, Chakan, Pune as a Personnel Officer (Greenfield Project)


Jun’98-Jan’99 with A.S.Electronics, Pune as Management Trainee (Corporate Office)


Since Nov’13 working with US (Fortune 500 MNC) Corning Technologies India Pvt. Ltd. as Plant HR Manager

Leading HR function for optical communications, manufacturing plant. Key responsibilities include, Talent Management, Staffing, HR Budget, Compensation and Benefits, Employee Engagement, Strategic Employee Relations, Performance Management, Statutory compliance, general administration, Local environment management, government liaisioning and CSR programs.

Significant Contributions

  • Developed staffing strategy for next 3 years.

  • Rolled out “retention Plans” for the critical talent.

  • Prepared labour relations strategy to maintain positive work environment.

  • Participation in climate survey, values deployment and culture building plans.

  • Developed “CSR Plan” for the Plant.

  • Introduced performance management system for the associates.

Oct’06 – Nov’13 worked with UK MNC JCB India Ltd. as Asst. General Manager-HR

Lead Heavyline India Business Unit HR functions. Key responsibilities include Strategic Employee Relations, Talent Management, Manpower Planning and HR Budget, Compensation and Benefits, Employee Engagement, Performance Management, Statutory compliance, Local environment management and liaisioning.Part of central HR team and Employee Relations Council for the site.

Significant Contributions


  • Recipient of “ Special Recognition: Cash Award” 2012

  • Recipient of “Outstanding people management-JCB India Award”2011

  • Member of “Site Employee Relations Council” 

  • Executed “Designation project” across Pune Site for Management staff.

  • Signed Two Productivity Linked settlements with Union amicably.

  • Handelled successfully Business driven interventions such as disengagement of 50 employees without any disruption and managing lay-off during down turn.

  • Received Appreciation Award from JCB for the year 2007

Oct’03 – Oct’06 worked with Hindustan Unilever Ltd. Pune (Beverages-Exports Business Unit) 

Handled Proactive employee relations, discipline management, employee training and development initiatives, welfare and CSR activities, change Management with respect to new practices as per LTS, engagement and disengagement of FTCs, Implementation of ISO,TPM,FWS standards, statutory compliance and Govt. office liaisioning.


Significant Contributions


  • Promoted as a “Unit HR Manager” and Identified as High Performing (HP) and Fast track employee.

  • Successfully disengaged 150+ FTC  workmen without any disruption

  • Fixed Term Employees (FTCs) system implementation & restructuring.

  • Key team player in Productivity Improvement schemes.

  • Handled ER issues like strike, go-slow situations firmly.

  • Handled CSR initiatives for the unit effectively.


Dec’00 – Aug’03 worked with German MNC INA Bearings India Pvt. Ltd. Pune as Executive- P& A (Greenfield Project)


Independently Handled HR responsibility to manage green-field project,HR System Set-up, drafting HR Manual, execution of HR systems as per INA Germany guidelines, project recruitment, training and development, legal compliance and govt. liaisioning and General administration.


Significant Contributions


  • Successfully Handled Project recruitment of operators & executives.

  • Instrumental in devising & implementing Operator Skill Development Program.

  • Implemented TS16949 & EMS/ ISO 14000 system as per International Standards.


  • MSW (Labour Welfare, Personnel Management and Industrial Relations) From Karve Institute of Social Service, Pune with First Class (1998)

  • Masters in Law and Legislature (LLM)  from Pune University (2011)

  •  Bachelors in Science (Geology) from Fergusson College, Pune (1995)

  • Bachelors in Law and Legislature (LLB) from Symbiosis Law College, Pune (2006)

  •  Diploma in Labour Law and Labour Welfare (DLL & LW) from Symbiosis Law College, Pune (1999) with First Class.


  • Attended APAC Regional HR conference at Shanghai & Global HR Conference in Corning, NY USA.

  • Participant of  “ Executive Development Programme” (EDP) by JCB India 

  • Participated in Two days workshop on “ Mentoring and Coaching skills “by JCB India 

  • Participated in Three days “Capstone Business simulation” workshop by JCB India 

  • Participated in Two days, competency based  “Thomas International Development Centre” by JCB India 

  • Internal auditor Training  for “IMS (ISO9002,EMS)”,organized by JCB India

  • Attended Three days program “Developing Safety Commitment”, designed for Hindustan Unilever by Due Pont, USA.

  • Attended Three days “HR Skills workshop” organized by Hindustan Unilever.

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