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‘B’ Block, Koramangala, Bangalore , India
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Senior level assignments in Marketing
/ Merchandising / Vendor Development / Sourcing with an organization
of repute in the Apparel Industry.
Astute Manager with over
years of experience in the Textile industry with Exporters / Buyers
expertise in Sourcing, Buying, Merchandising, Marketing, Logistics,
Production & Quality Fabrics & Apparels
Displayed skills in handling
key accounts for business development activities and ensuring maximum
customer satisfaction for repeat and referral business.
in merchandising operations ensuring maximum customer satisfaction
Hands on experience in
conducting online random quality checks to ensure adherence to quality
standards committed to the buyers at all stages.
Played a key role in
executing large volumes of Woven and Knitted production for different
buyers and shipped out best quality products within stipulated time.
Possess keen understanding
of Washes, Printing , Dyeing Process and Embroidery
Expertise in the development
of sourcing strategies, vendor identification, development and analytical
assessment to strengthen supply chain effectiveness
skills with demonstrated abilities in building, managing and driving
OILILY SOURCING BV India Liaison
Office, Bangalore, India
March – July
Oversee all operations of a Liaison
Office, especially identifying new suppliers, planning, quality, delivery.
Set up India operations RBI permission,
setting up bank account, negotiating and finalizing office space, hiring
people, negotiating and ordering all office equipment.
Controlling expenses and
staying within approved budget and cost cutting
Increased sourcing from
India by % to an overall of % India ended up being the biggest
Spearheaded effort to achieve
above % as an LO on time delivery & .% defect rate.
NIKE INC., India Liaison
Office, Bangalore, India.
Manager May – March
Asst. Field Merchandising Manager
July – May
Transportation & Logistics Manager
Was hired to manage all logistics and
transportation related functions for NIKE Apparel product. Set up SOP’s
to achieve % documentation errors and seamless shipping procedures.
As an Asst. Field Merchandising Manager,
initiated and managed the product development process from the kit /
proto request stage to the actual prototype and through to a fully developed
& confirmed style ready status for production and distribution within
established timelines, working closely with developers and product techs.
Review, update and analyze reports
specific to product process.
As an Operations Manager, was responsible
for all raw materials, salesmen samples, production, social compliance
audits and Nike Supply Chain management.
Key result :
Helped in implementing and
training the team in Nike Supply Chain project
% on time delivery and
.% defect rate
Strengthened Corporate Compliance
across the source base
Nominated as Super User
for Nike Supply Chain project implementation for India office and training
Built & implemented
SOP’s for suppliers and internal teams for operations.
Bali Nirwana Garments, Jakarta,
Asst. Merchandising Manager
Responsible for costing, sourcing of
new clients, sampling department & production planning.
Ranka Fashions Pvt. Ltd.,
– Marketing Feb Nov
– Merchandising Feb Jan
Marketing & Merchandising, client
development , product development, sampling, production planning, sourcing
of suppliers of fabrics and accessories and also responsible for Import
& Export documentation.
Pavan Apparel Co., Madras, India
Asst. Merchandising Manager
Communication & coordination with
buying agents/clients, sampling and production followup.
In charge of export documentation.
Weekender, Madras, India
Asst. Sales Manager shop floor
Dugar Apparels, Madras, India
Trainee Production Coordinator
In training for two years in all departments
of the factory, working my way up from packing & dispatch,
production, fabrics, sampling, sourcing, documentation, merchandising
Formulating all round
development strategies, with accountability for profitability; forecast
and prepare annual budget. Financial budgeting for operating expenses,
analysis of expenditure against budget, controlling expenses and staying
within approved budget, cost cutting and approval of monthly funding
and ensure achievement of targets through a strong marketing approach
Identifying and developing
vendor source for achieving cost effective purchases of raw materials
and reduction in delivery time.
Assessment of the performance
of vendors on various criterions such as percentage for rejections,
quality improvement rate, timely delivery etc
with vendors for timely deliveries and quality checks as well as ensuring
efforts in harmony with the business objectives
with buyers, both external and internal
for profitable product merchandising.
Following up on orders
from the time they are placed by the buyers till their final delivery
to the buyers as per time and quality standards committed to them.
Monitoring the procedures
& systems followed in production to ensure compliance with the quality
norms & standards of the company.
Operations and Supply
Overseeing logistic functions
& negotiating with shippers/transporters
for cost effective transport solutions and clearances.
Lead, manage and direct
a team of people in capacity planning, delivery execution of raw materials
and garments from sales samples to bulk production stage while also
managing the transportation/documentation department. Was also
responsible for audits for Social Compliance.
Logistics and transportation
related functions for NIKE Apparel product. Primary contact for Home
office and inbound transportation staff on origin transportation issues,
including consolidator, forwarder and carrier relations, program management
and integrity of documentation and systems information
Coordinating with designers
and technically skilled professional to introduce new designs in the
markets as per requirements.
planning, production and costing of the products after due approvals
by the buyers of the samples.
with production, quality control and logistics departments to ensure
smooth functioning of all production activities.
BUYERS WORKED WITH:
Brittania/Levis, Gotcha Co., Zannier/Absorba,
H.Landers, Printemps, Studio Aventures, De Bijenkorf, Luhta Oy/LFashion
Group, Karstadt, Massimo Dutti, Quicksilver, A & F, AEO, Columbia
Sportswear, Zara, Bershka, Tommy Hilfiger & Oilily.