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Resume for Rajiv S. for Purchasing / Procurement / Personal Care, Apparel, Fashion & Beauty in Bangalore City, India

Occupation: Purchasing / Procurement Industry: Personal Care, Apparel, Fashion & Beauty
Country: India City: Bangalore City
State: Karnataka ZIP: 560037

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An Accomplished Professional in the Garment Industry with a quest to handle more challenges. 

Name      :    Rajiv S.  

Age and Date of Birth         :    Yrs

Contact No.                                   :    + Professional competency years in Sourcing of Garments / Fabrics for Leading Export Companies, Buying Agencies / Buying Houses and Indian Retail Industry.  
  • Have worked at middle management levels in Export houses & Buying houses / Agencies and Indian Retail Industry which has given me an exhaustive understanding of the demands of the Global / Indian Apparel Industry. Successfully Performed lateral roles according to the requirements of the organization
  • Professionally competent to negotiate and provide workable / feasible options for any bottle necks to the acceptance of the company and Vendors by developing longlasting relationship based working
  • Problem solving and analytical abilities with excellent Vendor Relationship Management.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Down to earth, unpretentious personal style
  • Cultural sensitivity and global mind set
  • Expert in developing highly motivated and organized teams that produce results
  • Current Assignment  

    Worked as Asst. General Manager –Apparels with Reliance Retail Ltd Garment Division – A subsidiary of Reliance Industries Ltd August to March at their Apparel Corporate office in Bangalore. 

    I headed the Men’s Casual Wear Category for one year and now

    I head the Sourcing of Women’s Western wear category. 

    Core responsibilities

    Sourcing of Garments for the company’s Retail operations on a F.O.B basis

    Sourcing of Fabrics and development of newer fabrics to suit the company’s need

    Developing the sourcing strategy for my divisions 
    Advise and support external / internal customers on their requirements 
    Locate, evaluate, qualify, develop, and maintain a consolidated supplier base to meet current and future needs 
    Understand and monitor key spending trends, cost drivers, market factors, geographic considerations, and strategic importance of critical commodities in order to implement appropriate sourcing strategies  
    Provide customers and the management regular updates on sourcing / product status and programs  
    Play critical role in new Product Development Processes   


    Delivered results
  • Conducted the First MillWeek for Reliance Retail Ltd with more than leading garment and Fabric manufacturers from India showcasing their products to all the categories and design teams of Reliance Retail Ltd
  • Reduced procurement cost   by % from the first season to the current season
  • Developed more than suppliers and helped their transition from export backdrop to domestic needs, who are now actively into garment production meeting required quality and time driven schedules 
  • Developed new product lines in stretch fabrics at almost % lesser cost and more stable in nature
  • Produced Denim Garments at % lower prices from Rs. per piece to Rs. per piece and still ensured customer delight with consistent quality
  • Apparel is the highest contributing vertical in all the Reliance Retail Vertical in terms of GIMROF
  • Was a member of the Startup team in
  • Developed key expertise in strategizing the sourcing of garments from the base manufacturers eliminating the middle men without compromising quality thus resulting in reduction of cost on a consistent basis

    Worked with P.T Sainath Industries in Jakarta, Indonesia, as Fabric Head and merchandising of Denim programs of Target, for a relatively short period


    Monitoring of the Fabric Orders, Price negotiations, Developments and sourcing of Newer fabrics as per customer needs and managing the team of fabric executives / Chasers.

    P.T Sainath is a million US$ company and the customers include names like KMart, Target, Meijers, Gap as the major ones and many Smaller Accounts

    I returned back to India as my father took terminally ill.  

    Previous Jobs :

  • Worked as General ManagerSourcing, Celebrity Fashions Ltd, Chennai, June February .
  •         I reported to the Executive Director. I was a Core team member of the management. 

    Profile: Overall responsibility of the Fabric sourcing of the company’s turnover of m US$.

    Staff strength – in sourcing dept 

    Delivered results

    Successfully sourced piece goods worth million USD 

    Comparative cost of procurement brought down by % to %

    Enhanced the vendor base from South East Asia which gave the company more options and resulted in reduction of costs due to the healthy competition between the vendors

    Implemented independent decisions on commercial acceptability by buyers resulting in reduced lead times and timely execution of orders

    Ensured all the claims due to the company by the suppliers as a result of smart Vendor Management  

  • Was employed with “William E. Connor & Associates Ltd” as ‘Fabric Manager’ heading the Fabric Cell since June’ to May in their India Liason office at GurgaonDelhiN C R.
  • I was given the responsibility of the Fabric Division at WECA. The Indian office controls the operations of WECA’s regional offices of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Mauritius.  

    About the company :

    William E. Connor and Associates Ltd is a Multinational Apparel and Home textiles Sourcing/Buying agency with + offices in countries around the globe head quartered in Hong Kong. 

    The company’s annual Turnover is about . billion US$ of which Indian office contributes approx m US$.  

    Core Responsibilities:

    Setting up of systems for the Fabric division at WECA India.

    I contributed mainly to the developmental work of larger Fabric projects and arrange for newer qualities from Indian and FarEastern mills for customer visits and inhouse reference. 

    The other key responsibility that I handled is involvement on Non Conformities in sync with the merchandising teams.

    I also laid the base in India office to set up a state of art web based computerized Fabric library which could be shared between all international offices of WECA with help from the company’s headquarters at HKG.

    Here I reported to the Managing Director


    Pottery Barn, M & S, William Sonoma, Lands End All Divisions, Dillards All Divisions, Susan Bristol, Mar Max, Mother Care are among the major customers. The company is into procurement of Home textiles and Apparels. Apparel contributes about %, Home Textiles share from the Indian office is about % US$ followed by % from the Hard Goods segment.  

  • Worked with “T C N S Ltd” as  “Divisional Head Sourcing” for their Woven Division since Aug to June .  My job responsibilities included sourcing of fabrics from mainly Far East, Indian mills and South India.
  • Profile of the company “T C N S Ltd” is a US$ M company with Production facilities at New Delhi, New Delhi N C R’s, Bangladesh and Chennai with a liaison office in Hong Kong.


    Job Responsibilities      

    Total responsibility of the Fabric Division for Sourcing and Development.

    Lead a team of people reporting to the Vice President

    Catered to merchandising teams who handled different Accounts for their Developmental and production needs for Bangladesh Production facilities and Chennai Dress pant facility.

    Delivered Results 

    Guided the team on daytoday work and Sourcing of Fabrics from China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Indian mills and the South Indian Power loom sector.

    Overall responsibility of Fabric Development and Production, Approvals, Quality and delivery of different blends of fabrics ranging from cotton, CVC, CVS, linens and linen blends, PV, Wool and Woolen blends, stretch and bistretch fabrics.

    Reporting to the management on the Fabric Data Analysis on a biyearly basis.

    Monitoring of the Fabric production from India and China & and Shipping of the same to Bangladesh units.

    Price negotiations of the Purchases and identification of new vendors.

    To reduce Fabric costs and maximize Fabric utilization.

    Annual Sourcing to the tune of million USD

    At T C N S, worked with the following Mills  

    Far East           :  Colorich Enterprises, San Aurora Pacific Limited, Qualitex Fabrics, Richtide Industries Ltd, Perfecta, Fansky Industries Ltd, P T Batam Tex, Grandtex, Cosmos, China Dyeing, Unitrading, Mint Corporation Etc…

    Indian mills          :    Vardhman, Ashima, Jct, Nahar Ind. Enterprises, Sailakshmi Industries, K G Denim, Rainbow Denim, Arvind Denims, Morarjee Brembana, Banswara Syntex, Reliance Industries, Sutlej  Industries, Reid And Taylor, Birla VXL   Etc…

    Auto loom sector :    Worked with almost all the leading manufacturers in the Auto loom and Power loom sector in South India.  

    Have traveled numerous times to China, Hong Kong and Indonesia  & within India / South India for Sourcing, Production follow up, Relationship building and inspection of sensitive pc goods at all the production centers. 

  • Worked with “Ambattur Clothing Limited” in their corporate office as
  • Senior Manager Purchase” for one year during

    Delivered Results

    Involved in Sourcing, Development and Purchase of Fabrics, which included price negotiations and guiding a team of fabric executives for the daytoday functions. Reported to the Director – Purchase.

    Involved in daytoday monitoring of the Inputs required for the execution of the confirmed orders along with the Fabric executives.

    Was instrumental in setting up a Fabric library and reduction of the commission paid to Trim Suppliers/Consolidators from Hong Kong.

    Handled procurement for the Company worth million USD

    Brought down the commission on accessories paid to consolidators by % which resulted in savings of approximately million USD  

    Profile of the company :  A C L is the th largest exporter of Apparels from India with an annual turnover of

    US$ M approx.


    Banana Republic, Gap Men’s and Ladies, Eddie Bauer, Espirit, Liz Claiborne, Ann Taylor, Diesel, Kohl’s, A & F, Ralph Lauren, Levis, NEXT, Diesel and Jones to name a few.  

    Apart from the mills that I have worked with in the past, here I had the opportunity to interact with mills like Baird McNutt, Ulster weavers Both Ireland, Orta Anadulu Turkey, Winnitex, Mansun Fabrics, Remky, SiroTex, China – Hong Kong Korea and Arvind Mills, Vardhman & Morarjee Brembana in India to name a few… 

  • November    to Aug – During this period was employed by       
  • “Capital Mercury Shirt Corporation”, a New York based Buying House in the capacity of “Manager –Fabrics” at their India Liaison Office at Bangalore initially for

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