As an experienced leader and team builder with 25 years of experience in building global teams, identifying and building customer relations, and vendor management, I have directed all aspects of multi-million dollar global manufacturing business serving major B2B customers including major discounters. I design, implement and manage global product development, manufacturing, supply chain and vendor management strategies. I excel at sourcing & creating operational systems to satisfy the ever-changing needs of vendors and customers, improving the bottom line.
Product Development and Merchandise Management – New Products, Product Life Cycles, Seasonality & Seasonal Products
Vendor Management, Negotiations, Product Packaging
Super Deals (major price break in regular category) & Snap Deals (great value – quick close)
Merchandise Management – Product, Store Merchandising, Ecommerce
As a resourceful and reliable leader, I am well versed and highly skilled in operating 24/7 global operations.
Now with 25 years of experience + Think101x certificate from EDx (Perth Univ) + Justice certificate from EDx (Harvard Univ) + MBA in Global Management + BS in Engineering, I am looking for a position where I can help more companies grow like I have helped my customers and suppliers to grow.
Below experience is not 100% related but gives an insight on how diverse roles I have played.
If you are looking for a team member who can help your customer grow to next level, please call me on my cell (908) 899-1433.
VP Sourcing and Operations – Bath, Table Tops, Home Accents, Trade Lines, Inc
2004 to present.
Research Market, Identify new products, develop new products, enhance/upgrade current line, Establish production processes and product specifications. Develop packaging and labeling. Define branding standards. Identify and source Information Technology. Travelling overseas and attending local and global merchandise fairs to identify and develop new vendors and product lines. Define Inventory Mix based on customer needs & production strengths across various categories & manage seasonality.
Senior Merchandiser, Trade Lines, Inc.,
2002 to 2004.
Created teams and trained members/partners to surpass customer expectations with maximum efficiency.
Production Controller, Amerex Group, ($300M wholesale firm)
2001 to 2002
Managed production for Gerry Sportswear division. Developed materials sourcing from China and Russia, managing and maintaining clear communication. Tested new Blue Cherry software to establish best implementation environment.
Operations Manager, Swift Knit Pvt. Ltd, (textile manufacturing startup),
1995 to 2001
Directed all phases of operational startup including strategic planning, manufacturing facility design, global resource and supply chain. Designed and implemented marketing and sales plan while overseeing all day-to-day operations.
Management Consultant, Dalal Consultants & Engineers, now Mott McDonald.
1990 to 1995
Drafted strategic business development plans to help customers identify right technology and product mixes.
Prepare Techno-Feasibility reports to support their funding needs.
Prepare Pre-Investment reports to justify A&M proposals.
Help Indian Government identify gaps in technology in different areas of textile industry and draw a game plan to improve exports and domestic production.
Production Engineer, Calico Mills & JK Synthetics.
1985 to 1990
Supervising production and quality of Synthetic Fibers – Polyester and Nylon.
Help Customer trouble shoot usage of Synthetic Fibers.
Personal: I enjoy outdoor activities including photography, swimming, hiking and bird watching. I like to read in order to improve my professional and personal management skills.