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Dilip from United Kingdom applies for Blue Card Germany

Systems analysts

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Profession:

Name of profession: Systems analysts Name of latest business sector: Information Technology Latest occupation/title: IT Consultant Latest main activities:

Education:

Completed education: master Title or Qualification: Master of Business Administration (MBA) Specialisation: Information Technology Additional trainings:

Preferred countries:

1. Preferred country | region / city: Germany | 2. Preferred country | region / city: Luxembourg | 3. Preferred country | region / city: United Kingdom |

Language skills:

1. Language skills: english => excellent 2. Language skills: spanish => reasonable 3. Language skills: Hindi => excellent

Personal note /detailed application:

PROFILE: A highly proactive consultant with several years of experience in designing strategic, value-driven technology and business solutions for financial services firms across India, Kenya and the UK. Creates success by partnering with clients to align technology investments with strategic goals to deliver true business automation value. Strong ability to understand business requirements, articulate a vision, assess risks and evaluate and recommend enterprise architecture models and platforms for IT-enabled business transformation. Excellent presenter, advisor and communicator recognised for ability to forge solid relationships with teams, leadership, clients and partners.

KEY SKILLS: IT Strategic Planning, Enterprise Architecture & Frameworks, Post-merger IT rationalisation, IT Portfolio Analysis, Project Management (Waterfall, Iterative, RAD, AGILE (SCRUM) methodologies), Oracle PL/SQL, J2EE, MS Project, MS Office, Systems Integration, Documentation and Business Case development, Business Intelligence (BI), Client Relations, Business Process Improvement.

CAREER HISTORY:
IT Consultant (Sep 2012 - )
Simplyhealth, Andover, UK
Simplyhealth is the UK's largest Health Cash Plan and Dental insurance provider with over 3 million customers and £340m in revenue.
• Reviewed the post-merger enterprise architecture with external consultants to propose a simplified IT platform for Simplyhealth Group. Devised a portfolio analysis tool to evaluate the feasibility and fit of projects in overall IT/Business Strategy.
• Recommended a single document management system across the group to eradicate duplicate templates of customer letters and efficient management of claims. Proposed and assisted implementation of DOCStore solution and its interfacing with claims processing system.
• Initiated strategic review with senior business managers to improve efficiency of several business processes. Managed yearly savings of £75,000 in one instance and reduced process-time from three months to three weeks, in another.

Independent Consultant (MBA Project / Internship) (Apr 2012 - Aug 2012)
IT Strategy/CIO Advisory Team, Atos Consulting, London, UK
• Led a team of three MBA interns on a research project to explore how organisations can benefit from social media. Applied a hypothesis-based approach and gathered evidences through interviews and research-review to validate the hypotheses. Delivered a thought leadership paper for Atos Consulting.
• Managed a strategy project to analyse and assess the business, operational and IT strategy of four businesses in Kenya. Recommended socio-economically viable changes. Identified training needs for senior managers.

IT Consultant/ Onsite Project Coordinator (Sep 2007 - Aug 2011)
Simplyhealth, Andover, UK (Client)
• Delivered portfolio of projects (PULSE) – budgets in excess of £3m in the UK. Coordinated onsite and offshore teams across India and the UK. Developed an effective and transparent communication system that enabled high-quality software deliveries on schedule and within budget.
• Successfully negotiated and implemented the IT project delivery strategy - based on cost-benefit. Consulted key stakeholders in Change Management, Business Systems Analyst and IT teams on scope, planning, costing, and resource allocation to ensure the business benefit are realised.
• Analysed the impact of proposed increase in Insurance Premium Tax in 2010 in the UK. Designed a simplified solution and led the IT implementation team of four to review premiums on over a million policies and print three million letters. In-house printing saved the client £125,000.
• Devised and implemented the strategy of long-term customer relationship. Built an effective customer-focused team of eight through workshops and individual training to cultivate a strong self-efficient division. It led to excellent customer feedback useful in winning two more insurance accounts (£4.5m).
• Redesigned the Output Management System to handle large volumes (35k-40k) of letters resulting from 13,000 claims and other financial transactions every day. Reduced the back-up time from 16 hours to two hours and also improved the system performance significantly.
• Project managed redesign, development and implementation of Group Reconciliation. The new functionality allows reconciliation of more than 600,000 policies each month.
• Performed Gap Analysis in Business Requirements on several key business initiatives. Successfully led design, development, testing and implementation of large-scale IT projects whilst managing associated risks. Achieved the highest customer satisfaction rating (7/7).
• Assessed the Disaster Recovery (DR) plan by breaking it down into its component parts and their interrelationships. Produced a standard DR plan with clear milestones, associated risks and recommendations at each stage. Subsequent DR in 2011 was the first ever successful DR exercise.
• Trained Simplyhealth’s IT teams helping them become self-sufficient in their respective modules in PULSE. Moreover, succeeded in helping them to build a sense of ownership and pride in the work they did.
• Conducted several workshops with senior client managers to understand their business problems on a new project in Leeds, UK. Internally recruited a team of 12 with relevant skills. The team exceeded the customer expectations.

Senior Software Engineer (Aug 2005 - Aug 2007)
Mastek Ltd, Mumbai, India
With 3200 employees and revenues in excess of $250m, Mastek Ltd provides enterprise IT solutions and services to financial services, healthcare and government sectors across the globe.
• Analysed and evaluated business requirements of the client. Raised clarifications to gather missing information. Translated these requirements into technical designs ready for code development.
• Re-designed three modules New Business, Claims Processing and Policy Servicing to build features to serve a new line of health-insurance business. The new design is flexible enough to accommodate further changes and can be easily scaled to serve fast growing volume of health-insurance policies.
• Revised the standard coding practices that led to improved software-quality and reduced the development time by 15%. In addition, developed a re-usable search functionality used throughout the project, which further shortened the development time by several hundred man-hours.

ACADEMIC EDUCATION:
Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Sep 2011 – Sep 2012)
Cranfield School of Management, UK
• Mergers and Acquisitions project: Analysed Simplyhealth’s acquisition of Denplan to produce and present a detailed report on synergies, risks and opportunities around the transaction. The key findings and recommendations were well acknowledged by Simplyhealth management team.

Bachelor of Engineering (Information Technology) (First Class) (Sep 2001 - Jun 2005)
University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Spanish (preliminary)
 

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