Saurabh Bathla

Category Head

Sector: Automotive Jobs

Member Since, November 6, 2020

About Me

  • Academic Level Master’s Degree
  • Experience 11 Years
  • Gender Male
  • Industry Management
  • Date of Birth 04 09 1985


I am a  business manager with a demonstrative history of   P&L management, strategy ,business expansion, strategic tie-ups & performance management.
I have a total of 10 years of experience in the Venture development domain. I have mostly worked  with startups having funding of more than $30 million and 300+ employee size. I think my professional experience in Mobility & Used Vehicle space can add value to the company.


  • Product Management (2020 - Present) Institute of Product Leadership

  • MBA (2012 - 2013) Asian Institute of Management, Philippines

  • Bachelor of Electrical & Electronics Engineering (2004 - 2008) Panjab University ,Chandigarh

Work & Experience

  • Credr(Market Place for Used Two wheelers ,Total Funding $20M ,400+ Employee) (2018 - Present ) Category Head

    -Managing P&L of the region. Achieving Top-Line for the financial year. (Trending projection of 40%+ YOY growth). Manage all aspects, strategic guidance to execution, of operations to drive INR 60 Million (target FY 2019-20) in annual sales. - Launched and expanded two category of Sales services(Offline & Online) in a single region. - Forged Major OEM tie-ups with Hero ,Suzuki ,TVS to reduce the cost of sales by 20%. --Reduced manpower cost in sales by 25% through direct incentive. -Forming alliances & partnerships across Banking, Financial Institutions to generate incremental revenue by 10% from loan default Vehicles. -Forming Pan India alliances & partnerships with Major companies Rental companies ,EV companies ,Grocery companies, Food aggregators , Bike Taxi companies, Ecommerce companies ,Insurance companies ,Road side assistance companies and Quick service Restaurant chains for procurement and servicing of Vehicles.

  • Zipgo(A Intra city Bus aggregator Platform, Total Funding $52M,250+ Employee) (2015 - 2018 ) VP -Enterprise Sales

    -Managing P&L of the region. Achieving Top-Line for the financial year. (Projection of 30%+ YOY growth). -Responsible for Building and Managing Corporate sales operations ,Customer experience, Customer pricing and offline Marketing team. - Manage all aspects, strategic guidance to execution, of operations to drive INR 80 Million in annual sales -Conceptualized and implemented Dynamic pricing for the Intra city Bus Industry in the form of Offer pricing for Bus Operators that reduced our supply cost by 20%. -Drive strategic initiatives to decrease the customer acquisition cost by 20%. -Reduced operation spend & improved sales mix to make brand EBITDA positive

  • Kwality Drug House (2014 - 2015 ) Manager -Business Development

    -Key Account Management –Strengthening relationships & Joint partnership for business growth. -Channel sales Management & Development. -Setting up partnerships with companies in Philippines for export development. -Setting up of operations and inventory management systems to plug the leakages of goods. -Improve the credit control process by setting up of automated systems and efficient purchase management which led to a decrease of 20% in working capital.

  • Reliance industries Limited (2008 - 2012 ) Manager

    Operation & Logistics: -Led the implementation team of Total Quality Management(Kaizen,5s) and lean manufacturing principles across the manufacturing plant, which resulted in saving of 100 man hours in daily reporting process. -Designed protocols and SOP for waste , In stock and ware house management which led to the saving of $.5 million. -Developed a Risk Management and Internal Audit Plan; Performed Qualitative Risk Assessment to identify risks associated with the operations. -Implemented, evaluated & designed procedures- PSM, MIQA, Incident investigation, AYDUT, Work permit, HIRA, Interlock By-passing Waste Management, OHM. -Led the implementation of Overall Equipment Effectiveness & Total Productive Maintenance plan. Purchase: - Developed procedures for Selection & Evaluation of vendors for procurement. -Led a cross-functional team of five to negotiate pricing of contracts of $1m with vendors. -Managed $2m sourcing budget; built and deployed a cost-reduction program which led to $.2m savings. Strategy: - Led the team for the development of model for internal customer satisfaction index which resulted in increased Customer satisfaction index from 3.2 to 3.6. - Successfully lead a team to implement AT Kearney’s Maintenance excellence framework. - Developed an audit strategy for operation reliability in coordination with the Shell Company.

  • Philips India (2007 - 2007 ) Intern

    Identification and analysis of bottle necks in manufacturing operations ,recommendations led to decrease in production run time by 5%.

Honors & awards

  • 2013 Clinton Global Initiative Asia winner Award

    Developed a business concept into a full scale business plan for the social startup –Poshnam . It also involved pitching ideas to investors from US for fund raising. This program was mentored by President Bill Clinton, Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus .