||Feb …… Q.V.C
Multi Media Retailer – U.S, Europe & Japan
Designation – Merchandising Manager
Strategizing & Managing the merchandising
and sourcing operations from India, Bangladesh across all the apparel
Feb – Jan Unisource
Worldwide Pvt Ltd.
Affiliated to: Steve and Barry’s University Sportswear –
U.S retail chain + stores and counting.
Sourcing Regions: Mauritius, Madagascar,
Middle East and Far east.
– Chief Country Representative / Manager
China, Mauritius & Madagascar
Heading entire commercial
operations like sourcing, negotiations, order allocation/processing
and materials management. Liaising for project purchases as well
as various interfacing department for funds planning. Comprehensive
experience of handling a wide range of garments/products and
expertise in effectively managing Product Development. Skilled
in developing reliable vendor source for timely procurement of
materials; assessing the vendor capacity through technical audits
of factories. Executed technical audits of over factories
in Indian Ocean region. Possess interpersonal, analytical & negotiation
skills with proven track record of achieving numerous cost savings,
Product & Brand Expansions during the career span. Proven ability
to successfully analyze organization's critical business requirements,
potential opportunities and develop innovative and costeffective solutions
for increasing revenues as well as improve customer service offerings.
Possess crosscultural experience; living and working in countries like
India, Dubai, Sharjah, Mauritius, Madagascar, China, Belgium, France,
U.S, Canada and U.K.
Product range: Knits, Woven
Shirts, Denim Bottoms, Menswear Ladies wear, Kid swear, Accessories.
Jan – Feb
Concepts Buying Services.
Direct licensee – Levi’s Docker’s U.S & Canada
Markets: U.S, Canada, U.K, Europe France
Sourcing Region: India,
China, Taiwan, Egypt
– Product Manager Knitwear and Woven
the team of merchandisers and the quality controllers for
Levi’s Docker’s, Red Tab U.S and Canada, Firethorn Canada,
Weir Golf Canada, Rainforest U.S, Nick Hilton
Product range included; Knits Golf
Line Solids, Yarn Dyed, Printed & Performance, Woven Shirts Men’s
& Women’s, Knits Ladies Tops, Kids wear, undergarments, trousers.
BiAnnual range presentations,
Bookings and meetings at head offices in U.S and Canada. Presenting
at their annual business meet.
sourcing and developments from across the globe India, China, Taiwan
Controlled and monitored the quality
and the production from the factories/suppliers/mills with the team
of quality controllers.
Monitored the quality standards with
various factories and ensuring the consistency in high quality levels.
Directly working with Buyer’s &
HOD’s of various departments e.g.Design, Merchandising, Technician,
Quality, Logistics, Sales etc..
Selected the production development/seasonal
ranges, cost negotiations.
Order allocations with various factories
across different categories.
May Department Stores Intl Inc.
U.S based chain of retail stores – New Delhi
Designation Market Representative
Managed the Men’s wear /
Kids / Ladies Wear both woven & knits for the brands JOHN ASHFORD
/ EXCEED / LORD & TAYLOR.
Controlled total process of
development / sampling including the tracking and keeping information
of competitor activities.
Managed all the approvals
Lab dips, fabric, fits, trims etc.
Managed the hard lines glass
& metal works and sourcing new vendors for the same.
Range presentations to the
head office – U.S and order bookings.
U.K based buying house liaison office – New Delhi
Merchandiser / Quality Controller
Managed high fashion knitwear
range for ladies wear / men’s wear / kids wear and accessories for
the brands FCUK / Nichole Farhi and Great Plains
Total Process of Development
/ Sampling for the knitwear range Ladies wear / Men’s and Kids wear
for all the seasons involving the concept and Design execution with
the Designers and vendors; confirming the proto’s to London in correct
design, details, fabric, trims and color. Working closely with the designers
from London to achieve this in time for range presentations.
Controlled all the processes
like the approval of lab dips, yarns, knit downs, trims and following up on the timely submissions
of all the above and also seeking the comments / approvals from London
on time to meet the delivery dates.
Final / Initial / Mid line
inspections of the production at the source and marked for any comments
Checked and controlled the
weekly production status from the vendors to monitor the movement and
progress of the goods.
Indus Clothing Ltd. – Lee Cooper
Designer / Merchandiser
Designed and developed the
entire knitwear and jackets woven range for Lee Cooper. Profile included
sourcing, branding, vendor development, costing, range presentations,
Fabric sourced from Ludhiana
for new flat knits range for men’s and ladies wear. New vendors developed
for the same. Vendor developed for circular knits in Ludhiana. Vendors
sourced for printing jobs.
Introduced a range of printed,
tie and dyed knitted garments for the Summer collection; vendors
that specialized in these jobs were introduced. The market responded
very well toward the collection with large repeat orders.
Profile also included range
presentations and order bookings from various distributors all over
India enriching skills of sales and marketing for higher booking.
Overall knitwear turnover
improved to threefold with the Lee Cooper knits range receiving better
acceptance and response from the market.