Dhruv Paliwal
Skill Score
Rookie (2/6)
Information Technology Professional and Business Services
Program Manager at Microsoft

Dedicated and passionate candidate with an MBA from KJ SIMSR, Mumbai seeks a position in a management capacity; coming with 4 years of experience in business operations and proficiency in steering companies to fulfilling their mission.

Evaluated for Product Manager and Growth PM role archetype
Performance by Category
Top Skills
Metrics definition Listening Negotiation Writing and presentation Product vision Business model design Market analysis Product roadmap Build vs buy vs partner Feature prioritization Data retrieval Product requirements User journey and personas User research User feedback review Stakeholder alignment Agile methodologies Performance tracking Growth experiments Pricing strategy Market positioning Digital marketing Sales training and support Marketing collateral Distribution planning Relationship building
Skill Progression

Program Manager

• Developed industry-specific strategies, priorities, and execution plan for all strategic engagements, ensuring alignment throughout the team and key stakeholders (clients, partners, product teams, engineering, business development, CSA, etc.)
• Supporting group manager and PMs across the industry on client innovation and product incubation projects with budget planning and tracking, preparing fund proposals, aligning with internal stakeholders
• Executing internal communications strategy and programs. Reviewing, supporting, and helping to refine work of team members with relevant content (e.g., partner/customer decks, event decks, demos, team presentations, etc.)
• Orchestrating team’s preparation for monthly business reviews, rhythms, and quarterly executive syncs to assess team’s impact and reprioritize as needed.
• Developed monthly status updates on top priorities to key stakeholders, ensure smooth collaboration
• Managing the team’s rhythm of business (ROB) and communications cadence.

Sales And Marketing Specialist

• Identifying the key trends at brand/region/SKU level with planning short term and long term sales to meet the business objectives
• Contributed actively and proactively in facilitating the retail sales operations
• Responsible for delivering on key business and engagement metrics as per agreed targets. e.g. UPT, ATV, ASP, LFL
• Understanding Consumer Behavior and developing a feedback research report
• Formulating sales strategy by analyzing sales data of the previous year

System Administrator

• Led implementation of SaaS based server and application monitoring tool for the Media & Entertainment customer. Tool aided application leads with alerting performance anomalies, dashboarding and reporting.
• Worked on automation of the code deployment process and the server monitoring (using cloud technology), which saved substantial man-hours and scaled application development
• Co-led on Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Support of a web application that empowered engineers to visualise/identify application performance bottle necks and increase their productivity.
• Experience in an AGILE and Scrum environment, organized, held, and contributed to business and technical workshops
• Planning and executing all aspects of Pre-sales executive briefings that inform and inspire customers to work with Tata Consultancy Services

Degree Programs

PGDM – General Management, Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Bachelor of Engineering (BE), Industrial and Production Engineering

Licenses and Certifications

Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Fundamentals

Learning Excel: Data Analysis

Picking the Right Metrics

Create a Go-to-Market Plan

Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Fundamentals

Microsoft Certified: Power Platforms Fundamentals

SQL for Non-Programmers

Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals

Learning Program Management

Business Analysis: Business Benefits Realization

Agile Requirements Foundations

Azure Machine Learning Development: 1 Basic Concepts

Business Analysis Foundations

Data Science Foundations: Fundamentals

BHC3 + Microsoft Alliance