Pooja Shah

Pooja Shah

Kingsport, TN, US



Project manager with over 7 years of procurement, quality and process compliance, construction management, vendor administration, supply chain management and auditing experience in multi-disciplinary projects.


• Process champion (ISO 9001:2000 exposure)
• Requirement analysis and scope of work devisal
• Request for Proposal: issuance and response
• Contract negotiation and purchase order execution
• Cost estimation and budget preparation
• Scheduling, sequencing and resource allocation
• Risk Management & Total quality management
• Property Management
• Coordination & execution of multi-faceted projects
• Cost and schedule conformance as per project plan


Edifice Architects, Hyderabad, IN, Project Manager

Projects Led:
Tata Group, Bank of America, Novartis, Convergys, Synopsys, Verizon Data Services

Project Manager
•Worked collaboratively with client and contractors to capture project requirements, scope of work, T&C, staffing needs and fees paving way for strong grounding of project plans and deliverables.
•Removed bottlenecks and cost escalation by conducting coordination meetings involving designers, consultants and vendors enabling seamless flow of relevant information.
•Proactively managed changes to ever dynamic SoWs by performing scenario analysis, estimating change implications and devising contingency plans to reduce ripple-effects.
•Complied with ISO 9001:2000 principles across all projects – having a process based & system oriented approach and seeking continual improvement led to customer satisfaction, business leanness & competitive advantage.
•Streamlined management effort across three simultaneous projects showcased multi-tasking skills and allowed company to manage extra work load while undergoing resource crunch.
•Accomplished corporate marketing activities such as opportunity management and new business development. Developing successful client relationships in prior projects led to 95% repeat clients and reduction in marketing costs.
•Prepared vendor contracts and negotiated lower fees for contractual work, allowing project to create buffer for contingency.
•Conducted market research and sourced alternative finish materials that yielded cost saving, time gain and customer appreciation

Mar 2006 - Jan 2010

(Self Employed), Hyderabad, IN, Designer & Project Manager

Owned and executed end-to-end activities of three projects worth $50,000. Challenges included – taking calculated risks, applying design philosophies, staying abreast with current trends and paying attention to minutest project detail. This resulted in development of management style and network of industry contacts.

Jul 2004 - Jan 2006

Naval Zamwar & Associates, Nagpur, IN, Designer & Coordinator

• Won a bank’s designing project among three competing design companies by architecting creative design and a compelling bid report and presentation.
• Precision in drawings led to fewer draft reworks, smooth on-site execution and savings in man-hours and time.
• Exposure to diverse portfolio of work – retail space, residence and office – increased adaptability and ability to deliver quick results on new projects.

May 2002 - May 2004


Nagpur University, Nagpur, IN, Bachelors, B Tech (Interior Design)

Jul 1998 - May 2002


Miscellaneous, 1st Place

• Graduated top 1% GPA at University of Nagpur – B.S. (1998-2002).
• Organized and facilitated five day workshop ‘Unifest 2000’ designed to expose students to vocational training and hands-on activities and experiences during second year at University of Nagpur (1999).
• Ranked second in high school for academic success in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (1997-1998).


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