Varun Kumar

Varun Kumar

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27 years

High performing and result oriented professional with expertise in Product Development and Customer Validation of John Deere construction equipments.

  • Automotive/ Transportation

... Functional Expertise

  • Strategy

... Committee

  • Corporate Workshop Committee

... Achievements

  • Executive Member of Corporate Workshop Committee, XLRI, responsible for conducting online & offline workshops.
  • Won 2nd Prize in “Ecothon Case Study Competition” organized by Jain University.
  • Received 2 “WoW Awards” - John Deere individual recognition award.
  • Received “Star Team of The Month” for successful execution of 14 mt excavator project.
  • Presented the in-house developed low-cost cooling system in JohnDeere’s 6th “Region 1 Technical Conference” TECHCONNECT. Received “Certificate of Appreciation” for the same.

Work Experience | 70 months

... Career Highlights

Senior Engineer - John Deere India Pvt. Ltd. 

Product Development and Customer Validation

  • Spearheaded development of a new cooling system for an award-winning project and also earned recognition by Senior Leadership for best practices and enterprise-wide partnership.
  • Orchestrated prototype build and validation testing of 14 mt excavator machine beating timeline which helped JD enter China Market in mid size machine segment.
  • Co-developed a low cost cooling solution for motor grader, delivering cost saving of 17,000 USD annually.
  • Reduced project timeline by 2 months on product validation testing of two Wirtgen road construction machine projects, collaborating with teams across India, France and Germany.
  • Authored 2 global validation procedures and test techniques to improve test consistency.

Strategic Planning and Capability Development

  • Developed test competencies in HVAC domain thereby bringing two projects to India worth $40,000 in FY’21 by collaborating with external vendors and leveraging their existing infrastructure.
  • Built SOPs and solid processes, reducing test time by 20%.