Friday, February 23, 2007

My career path .....Market Research my profession

I started my career with a service associate of Kotak Mahindra car loans as Sales Executive in 1997.
Next year I got a chance to join IMS Health, ( ,now known as ORG-IMS Research) a leading market research agency in Global level as Field Research Officer. This was the first company (corporate) I worked with and remained there for more than 5 years. I joined Cochin as in charge of Kerala and moved to Chennai with more responsibilities. My role was to co-ordinate field data collection, compilation and reporting to HO. I have developed a string of distributors, retailers and hospital from were we get purchase and sales data electronically for our research purpose. In Chennai I was again successful in empanelling leading specialist doctors (cardiologists, neurologist, diabetologist etc.), for information gathering. The statutory benefits like ESI, PF, Gratuity etc., Periodical trainings and ESOP (Employee Stock Option Plan) were the outstanding attractions, which stuck me with IMS Health for more than 5 years.

In 2003 October, I was compelled to come back and settle down in Cochin, to be with my parents in obligatory circumstances. At the same time I got an opportunity with M/s. Milma Foods Ltd. (this was a JV between MILMA and Mother Dairy) as Sales Consultant and worked there for nearly one year. Later this company closed due to some changes in governmental policies.

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