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Social Media Manager

Wyncote, PA
March 22, 2020

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GAURAV SONAVANE 857-***-****


Northeastern University, Boston, MA - Master of Science in Project Management (GPA- 3.84) Dec 2019 Relevant Coursework: Project Quality Management, Global Project Management, Leading & Managing Technical Projects Northeastern University, Boston, MA - Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GPA- 3.53) May 2018 Relevant Coursework: Operations & Supply Chain Management, Financial Reporting and Managerial Decision Making University of Mumbai, India - Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering May 2017 Relevant Coursework: Industrial Engineering Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Production Planning and Control TECHNICAL SKILLS & CERTIFICATIONS

Visualization Tools: Lucid chart, Visio, Microsoft PowerPoint, Tableau Application Software: MS Project, Outlook, Minitab, Microsoft Excel, Project Planner, Microsoft Teams Certifications: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Harvard Manage Mentor: Project Management PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Project Manager, International Enrollment Management at Northeastern University Aug 2019 – Dec 2019

Leveraged technical, business and global perspective, ensuring a smooth work-flow and communication among the US and international stakeholders spread across 9 countries

Assessed the project needs to optimize enrollment process for admissions and operations team by enhancing the application portal

& revamped the communication plan for prospective/enrolled students that effectively facilitated in accomplishing quarterly targets

Implemented risk mitigation strategy by launching an internal CRM Ticketing system, streamlining the project operations by reducing the turnaround time for solving various admission/application-related queries

Oversaw and coordinated with cross-functional teams and SMEs, establishing technical solutions for new application portal

Generated, updated and maintained meeting minutes, instructions documents, project plans, and status reports, illustrating the information effectively through Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office and Project Planner Facility Assistant, Athletics Department at Northeastern University June 2019 – Dec 2019

Exhibited a sense of urgency as well as exceptional problem solving and active listening skills to meet the needs of the patrons

Maintained an organized, clean and professional environment for the patrons, peers and athletes

Provided end-to-end support to the Building Supervisor by executing the protocols for safety and risk management

Mentored and trained new employee regarding the facility policies, rules and procedures Project Coordinator, Grad-Dreams Education Pvt. Ltd. Feb 2016 – July 2016

Supervised team of 10 while recording and analyzing top 1500+ universities and uploaded data into Whizstorm system

Performed end-to-end process ownership for compiling, assessing, remodeling, and streamlining accurate data in Whizstorm system

Facilitated development of User-Interface and pilot features by providing recommendations to IT team on Advanced tools for students to track "Application-Admission" process, a search engine to 50,000+ programs, and Chatbot for accessible communication

Collaborated with the Operations Manager and the IT team to develop and execute the overall Quality Assurance strategy for maintaining uniformity of data throughout the system Supply Chain Intern, Rudra Traders Pvt. Ltd. Sept 2015 – Feb 2016

Identified KPI’s and revamped the workflow operations, resulting in 16% increased efficiency and a fiscal turnover of $3 million

Structured and implemented a process improvement plan to operational challenges by conducting root cause analysis and integrating enhancements throughout the inventory and warehouse management systems

Amended First-in-First-Out & ABC Analysis for processing farm-produce procured products, reducing the waste of the product

Developed consignment selection guidelines to optimize the cash-flow and minimize the possibility of rejection ACADEMIC PROJECTS

Capstone Project: Beyond Walls, Northeastern University, Boston Dec 2019

Benchmarked similar projects for structuring the roadmap, assessing the success criteria, stakeholder and sponsor requirements

Coordinated and collaborated with a team of 8 to design the Integrated Project Plan, including Communication, Quality and Risk Plan

Incorporated inputs within MS Project, determining critical path, schedule estimation and Earned Value for each project phase Pawfect: Your Paw-sonal Chauffeur’, Northeastern University, Boston Dec 2017

Evaluated and created a business model for Pet mobility service designed for busy pet owners by conducting pre-market research for understanding target demographics, value preposition and their latent needs

Mapped compelling marketing plan by launching a video, illustrating the holistic business approach on every social media platform Executed break-even analysis, considering crucial business aspects for forecasting the return on investment and profitability ACHIEVEMENTS

Inter-University Case Study - 2018 competition finalist, organized by Brandeis Consulting Association

Represented Northeastern University Cricket Club during 2018-2019 League Games, Regional and National Championship

Co-founder and Event Manager of Inter-College sports festival “Sportzilla” at Datta Meghe College of Engineering

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