Sowmya started working at AMCO-Saft India four years ago as the Customer Service Manager for sales execution. In India, Saft’s operation is a joint venture with AMCO. Two years in, she also became responsible for the Logistics department. Her role is to be the bridge between the company and the customer: she meets clients from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka to understand their needs and how best we can execute and deliver the batteries for their projects.
She interacts daily with customers and enjoys the strong human aspect of her job. Even within Saft, she works as part of a team for elements such as forecasting and delivery organization. She loves tackling new challenges, putting her problem-solving skills to the test, and being rewarded by a smooth project execution and on-time delivery.
In the past, she has worked with Siemens for NTPC’s Ultra Mega Power Project to build a power plant in India. The project’s power was generated using Saft batteries, which were just waiting for a dispatch clearance when political issues slowed NTPC’s progress and postponed the awaited authorization. Sowmya spent a week in New Delhi meeting NTPC authorities from various levels until the NTPC agreed to speed up the building of the site and grant the clearance. Having a key role in such an important project involving so many batteries was a proud moment for her.
Large projects like this one are why she started working at AMCO-Saft, which she found attractive because of its size and Saft’s leading position in nickel-cadmium. Following her degree in Industrial Engineering from the Indian Institute of Industrial Engineering and her mini-MBA from the Indian Institute of Science, she had worked for 15 years in other manufacturing industries like Tyco Electronics and Lapp India and liked Saft’s more dynamic environment. She appreciates all the different sectors her work covers and is proud to see how Saft’s batteries are helping her country grow. The Ultra Mega Power Project, for example, is part of an initiative from the Government of India.
Despite her enthusiasm for her job, Sowmya knows how to balance it with her personal life. Her weekends are dedicated to her two sons, with whom she shares her passion for traveling. With her husband and children, she loves to go on long drives, visit Indian temples, and sometimes go to the beach on vacation.