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Gautam Malkani, B.Eng.Mgt. '03

(Electrical Engineering) | Finding Big Benefits in a Global Company

In 2005, after he’d earned his degree in Electrical Engineering and Management and followed it up with an MBA at McMaster, Gautam Malkani’s goal was to find a position with a Fortune 50 company. He also wanted a chance to put technology to work to deliver value to a company known for its supply chain. 

Joining Procter & Gamble’s Toronto Global Business Services Organization as a Solutions Manager allowed him to meet both goals, and more than a decade later, continues to offer him the opportunity to grow his career. 

“I never thought I’d be with a company for over 13 years, but P&G offers great compensation and  benefits and I’m surrounded by highly motivated and engaged talent throughout the organization, which makes it very exciting to come to work every day,” says Malkani.

Now a Senior IT Leader, Malkani is responsible for leading several global technology initiatives related to P&G’s procurement of supplies from more than 120,000 suppliers in over 80 countries. 

Currently he’s involved in implementing a cloud-based solution for P&G operations in Canada and Puerto Rico that aims to improve stewardship, lower costs and provide better user experiences. He is also leading breakthrough work to improve the analytics that provide insights to the division.

 Since joining P&G, Malkani says he’s enjoyed a range of work and training opportunities, as well as the opportunity to travel to a number of locations around the globe to solve complex problems. 

“I’ve also enjoyed reinventing myself with leading new ideas and delivering more value in IT and shared services spaces,” he says.

Malkani suggests today’s students reach out to alumni for help and connections, and urges selectiveness when entering the job market.

“I know this is easier said than done, especially when there are bills to pay, but be principled about what you want for your first job, because it is a trajectory for your future career choices.”