George Joseph Kalayil

Assistant Professor

Educational Qualification

  • MBA ( Marketing) from Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore
  • B.E. ( Electronics and Communication) from Bharathiar University
  • Alumnus of St. Xavier’s Collegiate School, Kolkata

Employment History

  • 7 years of experience with Spencer’s Retail ( Part of the RP-Sanjiv Goenka group) across Chennai, Cochin and Trivandrum in diverse roles such as operations, buying and merchandising.
  • A brief stint at Hypercity Retail Ltd, Mumbai ( then part of the K Raheja group) as Assistant Category Manager for Beverages. It was a National Role.
  • More than 5 years of experience as Regional Manager – Kerala for T.I.M.E. Kids, the pre-school division of T.I.M.E. Pvt. Ltd.
  • Founded and set up a couple of early-education ventures currently operating successfully.

Key Responsibilities Held

Handled buying and merchandising for categories like Staples and FMCG for Spencer’s stores across Kerala.

Responsible for the operations of 65 franchise centres of T.I.M.E. Kids across Kerala.

Appointed 50 new franchisees of T.I.M.E. Kids in a span of 4.5 years.

Managed a team of 4 direct reportees and 65 indirect reportees.

Teaching Interests

Marketing and Retail

A certified trainer in Retail. Responsible for training store employees of Spencer’s stores.

More than 400 hours of Business Orientation Sessions conducted for New Franchisees of T.I.M.E. Kid

Conferences / Seminars / Workshop Attended

Completed a 3-day certificate program in Retail Management at International Management Institute, New Delhi in February 2009.

Participated in a 2-day program on Finance for Non-Finance Professionals at Spencer’s Chennai in February 2010.

Participated in a 4-day program on Delivering Results Effectively at Spencer’s Chennai in November 2009.

Attended outbound programs on Leadership, Team-Building and Change Management held at Pegasus Institute in Bangalore and Pondicherry in 2008, 2010 and 2011.