Gaurav Agarwal

Gaurav Agarwal

9 Years 8 Months Overall Experience
A seasoned operational excellence professional with almost 10 years of experience in handling operational and process improvement projects which are strategically aligned with larger organizational goals. A change agent with proven delivery of targeted improvements by amalgamating the operational requirements with division level strategy encompassing sustainable growth, robust processes – across variety of projects including ERP (SAP) implementation, cost reductions and value chain analysis. An excellent team player with sound interpersonal, analytical, planning, and negotiation skills – all leading to building long-lasting relationships with external and Internal Stakeholders.

Functional Areas



NIT – Rourkela
B. Tech, Electrical Engineering



Central Coordinator for International Student Meet – an event for celebrating Golden Jubilee of NIT Rourkela


Worked as central co-coordinator for National Student Convention – NIT Rourkela Represented NIT at MHRD


Certificate of Honor for best science project


Played as all-rounder in branch cricket team for 4 consecutive years and won thrice


1st /3rd price in Dance competition for three years in a row – at NIT, Rourkela


Outstanding Contribution Award – at CIL

2019 & 2020

N-Kumar Innovation Award – Highest Award of CIL for Innovation



Six Sigma Green Belt



CIL, India (Maharatna PSU)

7 months  


Sept’21 – Mar’22

  • Spearheaded cross-functional team of 35, responsible for IT, infrastructure planning, budgeting & scheduling improvement processes and materials management.
  • Steered diversification in portfolio of services as demanded by other Plants.
  • Implemented innovative ideas for process optimization by developing in-house expertise, which resulted in saving of INR 9.00 million annually.
CIL, India

4 years 3 months

Deputy Manager

June’17 – Sept ’21

  • Developed and implemented SOPs related to different International Standards.
  • Led digital transformation of procurement process through online portals.
  • Played the role of a functional consultant in company-wide implementation of SAP encompassing all stages from blueprinting, customization through iterative process, end user training to go-live.
  • Oversaw the integration of SAP modules of PM (plant and maintenance), MM (materials management) and Finance; Key member of Change Management team during SAP implementation.
CIL, India

3 Years 7 months

Assistant Manager

July’13 – June’17

  • Implemented ideas to optimize operational cost which resulted in savings of INR 20 million annually in electricity charges and 1.40 million in direct labor cost. 
  • Aligned external and internal stakeholders for a refund of INR 110 million from the Public Works Department of Government of Maharashtra.
  • Used innovative technology to improve material handing process which directly enhanced the working environment for the team deployed in plant.   
  • Improvement in Asset Management System based on the useful life of assets resulting in a reduction in breakdown hours and thereby costs.
CIL, India

2 year

Management Trainee

July’12 – July’13

  • Analyzed operational data across all variable cost parameters to identify areas of improvement and presented the findings to the leadership team.
  • Investigated historic 3 years of material procurement data and devised a procurement strategy, ensuring wastage reduction and inventory control.
  • Acted as a catalyst for digitization of various activities such as billing and purchase order placements, leading to transparency and elimination of redundancy.