For nearly five years, Sneha Ravindra Parab, Deputy Manager, Employee Relations, Mahindra Auto Sector, has marshaled a team of 4,500 blue-collar associates to mobilize forces on the factory floor with clockwork precision. From looking under the hood of the car to resolving employee issues on the shop floor, she has done it all with élan to ensure efficient operations at Mahindra’s Auto Sector Plants in both, Nashik and Kandivali, Mumbai.
With a Masters in Labour Studies from Maharashtra, Sneha joined the Mahindra Automotive Sector as a Management Trainee – Employee Relations under “Young Sparks Program”. Since then, she has been sparking change and leading the charge from the front. During the first few months of induction, Sneha was welding, painting and assembling vehicles on the production line. Armed with the necessary hands-on experience soon Sneha started training associates, handling organizational development, and conducting employee engagement activities. Today, she is the only female member in a team of eight who together deal with labor unions, handles grievances and manages Industrial Relations from Mahindra’s Kandivali plant. Sneha has consistently been the ‘Achiever of the Year’, a coveted title conferred by the Chief of Manufacturing Operations, Automotive Sector.
Appreciating the work atmosphere of the organization, Sneha says, “If you ask me why I have been with the Mahindra Group for 5 years, the answer to that is simple
– I love the work culture of the organization. Whether it is providing equal opportunity to everyone in the Company, or felicitating employees for their contribution – the Group values the uniqueness of every individual working here.”