Manish Pahuja

Management Consultant | Publishing Professional

Business Strategist, Husband & Father, Technology Addict

Hello, My Name is Manish

Astute professional with 19+ years experience.
Part management consultant.

Currently working at Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, I strategise on technology, content management, product development, product life cycle support, operations, workflow improvement, global procurement, marketing & change management.

Also experienced in handling marketing strategy, manufacturing activities, performance / productivity analysis, and business intelligence & analytical tools.

As a management consultant, I advise on entire gamut of operations, with expertise in product development, operations, technology, marketing strategy and business intelligence.

My Profile


Leverage cognitive skills, to link policies, programs, systems & actions into one synergistic delivery plan, prioritised by the business strategy.


Accelerating Agility & Empowering Business by delivering dynamic UX from reusable & upgradable UI components on high/low fidelity prototypes.


Lead Content Strategists, Specialists & Developers into actionable content development and deliver compelling products via cost effective strategies.


Ideas & Design based value addition to render “The Brand” as Recognisable, Memorable, Favoured, Distinctive, Preferred & Satisfactory.


Process Optimisation with emphasis on cost take-outs and managing more with less, by simplifying steps, reducing effort and eradicating errors.


Improve supply chain performance by defining supplier evaluation & selection processes, pricing protocols & agreements and risk management strategies.


Provide change management thoughts, align strategies and lead the effort on system implementations to build a cohesive and efficient team.


Construct knowledge management as a demand-led activity linked to business goals, and run / monitor initiatives as benefit-delivery programs.


Advisory services for achieving organisational and operational efficiency, process effectiveness & cost take-outs, to domestic / international businesses.

My Strenghts

"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."
— Mahatma Gandhi


My Resume

My Education
1992 - 2005

1992 - 1996

Bachelors Degree

Alumni of Motilal Nehru College, South Campus, Delhi University, I completed my degree in humanities in 1996. English, Hindi, History, Political Science & Economics were the main subjects. An active participant in the college extracurricular activities & sporting events as well.

1994 - 1996

Masters Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA)

Batch Topper with Excellent grade (A+) in Post Graduate Diploma of Computer Application programme run by UPTRON ACL, affiliated to University of Lucknow. The curriculum encompassed 1040 hours contact programme on MS-DOS, MS-WINDOWS, UNIX, Assembly, C++, COBOL, Visual Basic etc. along with emphasis on hardware & networking technology.

2002 - 2005

MBA (PGDBM) - Marketing and International Business

Pursued this course from IMT’s Distance Learning Centre as a woking professional, to enhance my learning curve in business management concepts. Emphasis subjects included International Marketing & Business, with last term being fully devoted to dissertation and practical project approach.

Work Experience
1996 - Now

2014 - Now

General Manager

Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt Ltd.
Manage strategic direction and operations of Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt. Ltd., Asia’s leading medical publishers. Responsible for the leadership, training, motivation, and direction of 135 people including seven senior managers in the areas of content management, design, operations, marketing and technology.

2012 - 2014

Senior Production Manager

SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd.
Led the team of content designers, production editors, project managers and developers to improvise on operation workflows, incorporating suitable publishing technologies enabling seamless delivery of multiple product output types from single source. The role also included the shared responsibility of Marketing Strategy and Supply Chain Management. SAGE also provided me with the valuable experience in handling offshoring for both Books and Journals publishing streams.

2009 - 2012

Head - Sourcing & Manufacturing

LexisNexis India Pvt Ltd.
Head the product manufacturing operations for RELX India (previously known as LexisNexis), Law publishing vertical of Reed Elsevier. Job role entailed Lean Manufacturing, Multinational Sourcing, Negotiation, Vendor Management, Offshoring, Digital Asset Management, Digital Workflow implementation. Learnings from this rigorous strategic role gave my career a significant push and also opened up a whole new world of opportunities on consulting front.

1998 - 2009

Production Manager

Oxford University Press India
The beginning of my learning curve in publishing business, by acquiring knowledge of print manufacturing techniques, material sourcing & print buying principles, and vendor management skills to contribute to the division’s yearly requirement of more than 3.5 million units, which only moved northwards as years passed. OUP’s senior management team entrusted their faith in my ability by providing me a chance to work for their most prestigious A&G Product Division. The OUP experience still continues to boost my career.

1996 - 1998

Project Coordinator

Managing and coordinating projects approved under Indo-Norwegian Technical Collaboration Programme (IND-040). Management and disbursement of Funds to Indian partners in the approved projects. Rigorous Follow-ups with Indian institutes about progress of the projects. Extensive Traveling to Indian Institutes for gathering first hand information of on-going projects. Regular reporting to Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and Development Counselor, Norwegian Embassy.


AlpineSoft IT Solutions

I had the pleasure of working with Manish on a few technology automation projects and hats off to his intelligence and problem solving skills. A man with solution for all situations, Manish’s advise is always a value add to enhancement of business opportunities.

Arvind Kanaujia

Iris Vacation

Both as a thinker and a doer, Manish is a "burn-the-box" creative. He plans in terms of mission and vision, and suggests execution at a high level with a relentless focus on innovation and results. Working with him was a pleasure.

Mukesh Gupta
Finance Head


We have been engaging with Manish to deliver lectures on role of technology in publishing & book production for our publishing courses. He has also been an active member on paper purchase and technical committees.

M. Sikandar
Former Director

Arieon Technologies

Manish is a highly dedicated resource and a sharp leader. Manish’s performance is commendable in high pressure situations. He is highly skilled in matters of Vendor Management & Technology. His quick response and problem solving attitude is appreciated not only by his team or superiors, but also at the customer level.

Ajay Jaiswal
Vice President (Sales & Marketing)


Manish is my customer but at the same time he is always available as a friend, which helps me reach out to him for any professional guidance. He has helped us realize our potential in delivering highest quality services as per his requirements. You can’t ask for more knowledgeable, professional, focused and honest person working for…

Ameet Chauhaan
President and CEO


Manish is a professional with leadership abilities to handle a gamut of commercial & technology operations. Working with Manish on a number of projects, I could see that he was highly focused, energetic and driven professional. He consistently took on challenging roles and then performed over and above what was expected of him. It was the norm for him to over-deliver.

Neeraj Malhotra
Ex-Managing Director

Skills & Expertise

Strategic Management

Marketing Strategy

Digital Technology

Content Management



supply chain



Business Intelligence





Cost Efficiency


Financial Audits

HR & Compliance

Market Research

New Business Development

P&L Management


Web Technologies


SAP Implementation Project

Key User for Material Management (Purchase Module) for Oxford University Press on SAP Implementation in OUP

Dec’03 – Jul’05 (New Delhi, India)

BookMaster Implementation Project

Project Leader for BookMaster Implementations (Editorial/Production Module) for LexisNexis

Sep’09 – Dec’09 (Gurgaon, Haryana, India)

BookMaster Implementation Project

Project Leader for BookMaster Implementations (Editorial/Production Module) for LexisNexis

Sep’09 – Dec’09 (Gurgaon, Haryana, India)

Project Tracking & Productivity Analysis Dashboard

Project Conceptualiser & Developer for SAGE

June’13 – July’13 (New Delhi, India)



Consulting Projects


Hours Worked


Yearly Projects


Invited Lectures

Work Process

I am a process improvement enthusiast. I believe that organizations continually need to improve their process to maintain fitness and competitive edge.

Market Research
Business Plan

The need for process improvement is assessed via affect of Leadership changes, economic cycles, mergers and acquisitions and reorganization, on strategic priorities. The appropriateness of process improvement also typically varies across functions. Its most important to determine where - and where not - to focus attention while deciding upon which processes to tinker with.

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