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Portfolio - Vishal Shah

  1. 1. Portfolio - Vishal Shah Over 3 years of supervisory experience in the area of marketing Objective : Seeking a challenging position in the area of Marketing Professional: Market Research, Marketing Strategy and Business Development Education: MSc in Management ( Marketing ) from France Canadian Credentials of Academic : Four year of Bachelor’s degree, Specializing in Commerce Marketing Professional Toronto, Canada
  2. 2. Competence <ul><li>Posses excellent market research/ analytical skills with innovative ability to obtain market intelligence (both qualitative and quantitative) </li></ul><ul><li>Proficiency in Marketing Strategy for commercial products </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent time management & project management and decision-making skills </li></ul><ul><li>Strong ability to work independently, maintaining a high level of self-motivation and discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent organizational skills and detailed oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent English verbal and written communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>IT Skills : Excellent working knowledge of MS Office 2007, </li></ul><ul><li>All Windows OS </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent Working Knowledge of ETHNOS ( Software for surveys and data analysis ) and Adequate Knowledge of SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Education & Certification <ul><li>Master of Science in Management , Specialization in Marketing 2002-2005 </li></ul><ul><li>EUROMED Marseille, Ecole de Management (Grope ESC), France </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian credentials of academic: Four year Bachelor’s degree, specializing in Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Attended International Seminar on “Entrepreneurship and Creativity” 2002-2005 </li></ul><ul><li>and “Organization & Leadership in Development Processes” in Euromed Marseille </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor of Science in Chemistry 1997-2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Sardar Patel University, Gujarat, India </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian credentials of academic: Three year Bachelor’s of Science Degree, </li></ul><ul><li>Specializing in Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Microsoft University 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Professional Experience <ul><li>Market Research Specialist for India , DJ’s Health Mantra Ltd, London, U.K. 10/2008-02/2009 </li></ul><ul><li>(Project – Finding New Business Opportunity) </li></ul><ul><li>Market Research Specialist and Marketing Assistant 02/2007-03/2008 DJ’s Health Mantra Ltd, London, U.K ; is a retail business start up, Specialise in the elite organic healthcare products and alternative medicines and therapies </li></ul><ul><li>Market Research Assistant (Consumer Insights) 01/2006-12/2006 Banking & Security, Financial Services BL, Gemalto, France. </li></ul><ul><li>A World Leader in Digital Security (Financial Services – Payment Cards, </li></ul><ul><li>Telecommunication – Mobile chip, ID & Security, 11,000 employees’ world wide) </li></ul><ul><li>Product Marketing and Business Development Assistant 06/2000 -07/2002 </li></ul><ul><li>I.T Consultancy Group Ltd, Gujarat, India. </li></ul><ul><li>Authorized Channel Partner of Microsoft, Gujarat, India </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian Experience: </li></ul><ul><li>Sales Associate, Future Shop, Toronto 06/2008-10/2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Admin & Management, MorGuard , Mississauga, Canada 04/2008-06/2008 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Achievements & Key Findings <ul><li>Market Research Specialist and Marketing Assistant, DJ’s Health Mantra Ltd, London, U.K </li></ul><ul><li>Achievements </li></ul><ul><li>Breakeven point had achieved 3 months earlier than forecasted due to effective marketing strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Established over 1400 loyal clients database in a year </li></ul><ul><li>Key Findings </li></ul><ul><li>We found that 90% of UK’s clients were spending on health care products </li></ul><ul><li>Overall clear demand for dietary supplements and especially age range “15-34” is more interested in sport nutrition products </li></ul>
  6. 6. Achievements & Key Findings <ul><li>Market Research Assistant (Consumer Insights), Banking & Security, Financial Services BL, Gemalto, France </li></ul><ul><li>Achievements </li></ul><ul><li>Press Release within this key project – Market Research on Banking Card Holder’s Expectation </li></ul><ul><li>Saved 25% of project budget </li></ul><ul><li>Key findings   </li></ul><ul><li>Consumers are overall happy with their payment card </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Speed, Convenience and Security </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Clear demand for more security over the internet </li></ul><ul><li>Readiness for more usage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>if there is a loyalty program added (especially Malaysia, Germany, UK, Australia and Mexico) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If more convenient (such as contactless payment ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strongly responding for differentiation, such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovative graphical design for the card bodies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The age range ‘15-24’ is especially interested in payment cards with different shapes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo Card: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>U.S.A, Australia and Malaysia could be the first target </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consumers aged ’15-49’ being the most interested </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Overall clear demand for faster-contactless transaction payment card </li></ul><ul><ul><li>especially in the U.S.A, U.K, Mexico and France </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strong demand for the contactless mobile payments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>specifically in the U.S.A, Australia, Malaysia and Spain </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. References Company Name & Address Position Held From To Reporting Person Future Shop , Richmond Hill, ON Canada L4C 0A8 Sales Associate 06/2008 10/2008 Anjum Muhammad Department Sales Manager T: 905.780.3900 Morguard 55 city centre drive, suite 1000 Mississauga, ON L5B 1M3 Admin & Management 04/2008 06/2008 Nilay Dhruva Accounting Supervisor E: [email_address] T: 905.281.5981 DJ’s Health Mantra Ltd , London, UK Market Research Specialist and Marketing Assistant 02/2007 03/2008 Raaj Jain Director of Marketing E: raaj@healthmantra.co.uk Gemalto , Marseille, France Market Research Assistant (Consumer Insight ) 01/2006 12/2006 Jerome Ajdenbaum Director, Product Marketing Now He is Head of Marketing, Payment Product Line at Oberthur Card Systems, France E:Jerome.ajdenbaum@iteon.net Marc Gemeto Director of Strategic research, Corporate Strategy E: Marc.Gemeto@gemalto.com