Merchandiser


Abhijit Kundu 's Resume from Kolkata, any where in india, India
ABHIJIT KUNDU
21, Harimati Sarani; Garia Station Road;
Kolkata-700084; West Bengal
Mobile: (0)974xxxx479
 Email: abkxxxx@gmail.com
 
In quest of professional enrichment in Merchandising & Marketing / Business Development with an organisation of high repute preferably in Hi-Fashion Export /Import / Retail Sector to enhance my career and help the organisation meet goals.
 
P R O F E S S I O N A L   S Y N O P S I S
A result oriented professional with 10 years of rich experience in Merchandising & Marketing, Business Development, Relationship Management and Team Management in Export & Retail Sector.
 
Dynamic global executive, worked in top leadership positions with expertise in sourcing, manufacturing, product development, supply chain covering apparel, home, textiles & Accessories .Brings multi country exposure of working with more than 10 countries globally.
 
Skilled in working in sync with the set parameters & motivating the team members for achieving business and individual goals.
 
Expertise in implementing business plans, brand promotion & market plan execution with proven ability to achieve the pre-set sales targets and increase company’s sales with maximizing resource utilization.
 
E D U C A T I O N A L   Q U A L I F I C A T I O N
Graduate: B.A (History) from Netaji Nagar College, Calcutta University.
 
P R O F E S S I O N A L   Q U A L I F I C A T I O N
 MBA in Retail & Supply Chain Management from National Institute of Business Management (NIBM)
 
C E R T I F I C A T I O N/ TRAINING
Certificate Course on Fashion Design in Entrepreneurship Development from Small Scale Industries Development Organization (SISI), Kolkata.
 
Comprehensive Program on Fashion & Clothing (CPFC) from National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Kolkata.
 
Diploma in E-Business from State Youth Computer Training Centre, Kolkata.
 
P R O F E S S I O N A L   E X P E R I E N C E
 
PINNACLE FASHIONS, Kolkata, West Bengal (INDIA)
http://pinnaclefashions.co.in/
 
Assistant Manager of Business Development & Sales, August 2012 – Present
 
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Financial planning - Kept a watch on corporate financial department plans covering sales, margins, mark-down and inventory and working accordingly.
 
Organization Manufacturing & Exporter Garments & Accessories .Dealing with buyer like Nick Bronson ,Foreever bizu ,Nice Things,Roy Accessories,Tessell Novex also handle the Bharat Tissu Pvt Ltd,(Bangalore). The series of importers based in Europe,US and Australia dealing with major account .
 
Manage production timelines, reviewing reports and recommending solutions to exceptions. Practice sense of urgency in managing time effectively and efficiently.
 
Coordinate and facilitate daily meetings with designer, merchandising and sourcing channels.
 
Manage initial to final costing process to achieve initial mark-up goal to the program and department level by understanding product cost matrices.
 
Manage and support new cost-savings identified to reduce costs or revenue growth opportunities identified to drive revenue.
 
Recommend product alternations and modifications as necessary to meet the department’s specialized, technical and cost needs.
 
Partner with sourcing channels to manage development and sampling strategy; manage exceptions to program level Time & Action calendar. Strategize in program placement post development to meet high quality execution and product integrity.
Support the implementation plan and processes in pre-production and production to support company’s new pipeline P2M – Product to Market.
 
Support business goals and objectives to meet department gross margin and average cost of goods each season.
 
Build/maintain strong partnerships across all functions. 
 
Build and maintain customer focus.
 
Resourceful and efficient in working with multiple teams across the organization.
 
Participate in the training task force to help provide information and development opportunities within Women’s Department.
 
Negotiation with shipping. Supervise and guide preparation of shipping documents.
 
Supported the development of divisional seasonal strategies and business objectives for the department, division & brand.
 
Coordinated sample development process to ensure that samples are produced and delivered on a timely basis. 
 
Drove initial raw material/garment costing to align with retail strategies; manage resolution of cost concerns between concept meeting and presentation. 
 
Kept current on market knowledge and innovations within garment construction technology; challenge current vendors to work with new technologies in accord with sourcing strategy; reach outside base where necessary to access innovation. 
Researched, developed and monitored new industry trends in fabric/ trim/ embellishment techniques and competitive analysis.
 
Recommended garment construction to meet Byer California standards. 
 
Met with accessories vendors to create and design garment trims for six seasonal markets annually.
 
Worked with manager to create a seasonally appropriate assortment based on history and sales trends.
 
Identified product categories based on market analysis and consumer awareness where smart risks can be taken and basic businesses protected in order to meet financial targets. 
Provided information and ideas to develop divisional key concepts, key items, and promotional strategies.
Had to solve apparel quality related issues.
Production Planning - plan and ensure development of garments in factory. 
Sample Development - Ensuring timely submission of Initial samples, 
Pre production samples, Salesman samples etc.
Communication and negotiation with vendors, with local and overseas fabrics and accessories suppliers.
Identify appropriate new product for specific market segment, ensure its development & launch.
Prepare the yearly Revenue & Expense Budget with required policies to achieve the budget.
Direct reporting: 4 persons including QA manager, Asst Merchandising Manager and merchandisers
 
 
GLOSTER LIMITED, Kolkata, West Bengal (INDIA)
http://www.glosterjute.com/
Senior Merchandiser & Coordinator in Business Development, April 2010 – June 2012
 
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
Responsible for business development, merchandising, sourcing, production.
Achieved goals given on business development, periodical sourcing, delivery performance problem solving.
Organization manufacturing & exporting Bags & Accessories .Dealing with buyer like High street Packaging, Boomarang , Senbado also handle the local sales. The series of importers based in U.S ,U.K & Italy. Dealing with major American and European account .
 
Supervised merchandisers while working on export orders and supervised designers, fabric, production heads while working in retail division.
Organized sale at various venues and supervised them.
 
Strategic planning - Ensured achievement of organizational targets given.
 
Market intelligence – Kept abreast with what is selling/ planned by benchmark clients and the latest trends in terms of color/silhouette.
Price negotiation as per company’s expectation on quality and markup.
 
Vendor management – To work with right vendor for right product and strong follow up with team on vendor performance.
Range planning – Worked on various collection’s as desired by buyer.
 
Vendor performance – Worked on periodical updates for vendors on company expectations. Shared vendor performances and worked on solutions to bring up the low performing vendors to company’s level of expectation or would look for alternate high performing vendors. 
Involvement in sourcing and procuring the necessary raw materials in terms of the shell fabric, linings, metal decorations and getting various other small job works done in order for the sampling of the final product to begin.
 
Product development, Presentation for the product, development of samples in various stage, cost and consumption on the spot, negotiation, Attending buying-sourcing meetings, making Production plan, production follow up, yearly capacity blocking etc. 
Handing over the final product to the production floor, over viewing production order status when on floor and any necessary decision making regarding the same, in specific cases final inspection and QC checking.
 
Traveling both within & outside the country for business requirements, to participate in meetings or fairs which helps client development & enhances business.
 
 
S.M.I. EXPORT PVT. LIMITED, Gurgaon, Haryana (INDIA)
http://www.smiexports.co.in/
Senior Merchandiser cum Quality Controller, March 2006 – February 2010
 
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage production timelines, reviewing reports and recommending solutions to exceptions. Practice sense of urgency in managing time effectively and efficiently.
Coordinate and facilitate daily meetings with design, merchandising and sourcing channels. 
 
Manage initial to final costing process to achieve Initial Markup goal to the program and department level by understanding product cost matrices.
 Manage and support new cost-savings identified to reduce costs or revenue growth opportunities identified to drive revenue.
 
Recommend product alternations and modifications as necessary to meet the department’s specialized, technical and cost needs.
 
Partner with sourcing channels to manage development and sampling strategy; manage exceptions to program level Time & Action calendar. Strategize in program placement post development to meet high quality execution and product integrity.
 
Support the implementation plan and processes in pre-production and production to support company’s new pipeline P2M – Product to Market.
Support business goals and objectives to meet department gross margin and average cost of goods each season.
 
Build/maintain strong partnerships across all functions.
 
Build and maintain customer focus.
 
Resourceful and efficient in working with multiple teams across the organization.
 
Participate in the training task force to help provide information and development opportunities within Women’s Department.
 
 
A.P.FASHION PVT LTD, Kolkata, West Bengal (INDIA)
http://www.apfashions.net/
Assistant Merchandiser, February 2004 – February 2006
 
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
Promoted to Assistant Merchandiser from Merchandise Allocator for exceptional productivity, teamwork, flexibility and willingness to take on new projects.
Supported the development of divisional seasonal strategies and business objectives for the department, division & brand. 
 
Assisted in developing product that meets design's vision and margin/cost parameters established in the line development plan (seasonal roadmaps).
Coordinated in sample development process to ensure that samples are produced and delivered on a timely basis. 
 
Drove initial raw material/garment costing to align with retail strategies; manage resolution of cost concerns between concept meeting and presentation. 
Kept current on market knowledge and innovations within garment construction technology; challenge current vendors to work with new technologies in accord with sourcing strategy; reach outside base where necessary to access innovation. 
 
Researched, developed and monitored new industry trends in fabric/ trim/ embellishment techniques and competitive analysis. 
 
Met with accessories vendors to create and design garment trims for six seasonal markets annually.
 
Worked with manager to create a seasonally appropriate assortment based on history and sales trends.
 
Identified product categories based on market analysis and consumer awareness where smart risks can be taken and basic businesses protected in order to meet financial targets. 
Provided information and ideas to develop divisional key concepts, key items, and promotional strategies.
 
 
S K I L L   S E T S
 
Expert in developing reports on MS-Excel, MS-Word.
Expert in developing presentation on MS-Powerpoint.
Working experience on photoshop and photo editing including Corel Draw.
Willing to travel
 
P E R S O N A L   I N F O R M A T I O N
Fathers Name : Dr. Prabir Kumar Kundu
Date of Birth : 4th November 1977
Gender : Male
Passport No# : L8470334
Linguistics : English (Write, Speak, Read)
Bengali (Write, Speak, Read)
Hindi (Speak)
 
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