Profile

Rakesh excels at creating a strategic vision. For each function, he then translates it into an achievable action plan that teams can understand and follow to turnaround a business or accelerate growth. His robust sales/marketing/business development strategies consistently deliver growth and margin improvement. Rakesh has wide experience in the B2B oil/gas, aerospace, rail, automotive, civil engineering, industrial engineering/manufacturing and electronics within UK, EMEA, USA and SE Asia. Click here for LinkedIn profile.

Sample Projects

Strategic Planning/Sales Growth:  Developed and implemented focused 5-year strategic plan including a detailed sales and marketing transformation programme. Order intake increased by 15%, pipeline opportunities increased by 20%. Measured results by implementing a new KPI system.

Strategic Planning/Sales Growth:  Created sales growth plan, increasing sales in the first quarter by 8%, ultimately increasing sales by 15%. In addition, found and negotiated a 3 year contract of £20M growing the business further and halved working capital turns.

Business Turnaround:  Reversed the decline of a £15m business. Restructured the Senior Management team and improved the Sales/marketing and Key Accounts teams. Instigated QDIP board to improve communications, boost morale and improve customer service. Introduced and implemented sales best practices improving win rate by up to 15%. Negotiated long term contract with a major OEM company value £2m, secured new RFQ value £20m.

New Product/Channel Development process:  Developed and implemented a new channel development process for new / existing markets resulting in incremental sales of £800k for a leading provider of testing equipment. Developed new NPD toll gate process and implemented a new product road map toll gate process. Successfully launched 3 new products.

Employment History

2018-Current Consultant, The Consultancy Company
2007-Current Director, RVR Management Limited
Key interim Assignments:
Head of Business Unit, G4S
Group Sales/Marketing Director, Wrogel Capital (H&H)
Group Marketing Director, Mabey Group
Group Business Development Director, Ametek Airtechnology
Head of Sales, Danaher
1996-2007 International Sales/Marketing Manager, ELCO Europe

Qualifications

Master’s in Business Admin (MBA), Leicester University
Diploma Management Studies, Leicester University
Diploma in Marketing, Chartered Institute of Marketing
HND Electrical Electronic Engineering, Sheffield University