Mahindra: The Achiever’s Utopia
My nine-year journey at Mahindra hasn’t been a mere add-up of years, but a cluster of wholesome experiences that each year brought on.
Scratching the Field
It almost feels as though MVML and I have grown together. Joining in 2008 as a GET at Chakan, I recollect that the plant was still in its nascent stage. Today, it has evolved to become a state-of-the-art, fully-automated, one of the finest facilities in India.
Within a year of setting up, MVML released Maximo. At that time, I worked in an executive’s role, before moving into a managerial role in the Factory Planning Department. Taking course from the grassroots to touching base as a manager, I have built my journey as an innovator.
Self-Development on a Treadmill
The critical experiences I collected along the way expanded my perspective across issues. Some of which include planning and readiness of service infrastructure, project management, concern escalation and timely resolution of the same.
Today, my prior experience helps me plan projects effectively, but that was never the end game. On learning about Mahindra’s Educational Assistance Policy, I upgraded my functional domain. It assisted me to complete my Executive Post-Graduation Program course in Business Management (EPGPBM) from Symbiosis, Pune.
The Achievement Timeline
Mahindra has tagged along my growth from an executor to an innovator. As a team, we invented the friction roller bed (FRB) system as against existing power roller bed (PRB) system in the Intershop Conveyor. This earned us a Patent File Award certificate—an Engineer’s Oscar, signed by Mr. Rajan Wadhera – President Automotive Sector.
Mahindra has showered me with recognition and appreciation by felicitating my efforts with Excellerator award, 2 Rise awards at different levels and over 15 Spot awards. I have also won the Innovation Fair competition twice.
We were also recognised as the Best Innovative Department for the year 2016!
Nine Years of Nurturing
Mahindra is my first company, and I hope for it to be the last as well. My nine-year journey has been a climb towards the summit, where I have cultivated richer experiences with each passing year.
It transformed an inexperienced graduate to a dauntless professional. As the lyrics of a famous Bon Jovi track—Summer of 69 would have it, Mahindra has given me ‘the best days of my life’.
What’s your story been so far?