Arora - Sr.Merchandiser - Sector 82, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Kanwar Arora

Sector 82, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Services

Sr.Merchandiser

Summary:

Having a good &wide knowledge about the construction of various home textile products, color matching for dyed and printed fabrics, fabric cut plans to control product consumption, costing, quality , vendor development and above all rigorous follow ups at all stages of development & production

Work History

Senior Merchandiser

Shri Lakshmi Cotsyn limited

June 2012 - April 2013

The Company is into terry, home textile products, different categorized fabrics for defence, denim.
Account: IKEA home textile product range.
Business handled till March'13: 20 Crore


PERSONAL SUMMARY

• Directly contacting with overseas buyers to follow up the orders from product sourcing, sampling, making quotation, production, inspection to shipment
• Coordination with production & buyers, solving technical problems, improving the product to mass production
• Follow through the complete process of productions including lab dips, strike offs, fabrics, trims, accessories and samples approval; ensure samples specifications and quality are in line with requirements


Duties:

Senior Merchandiser

Hanung Toys & Textiles limited

November 2005 - September 2010

The Company is into soft toys & home textile products.
Account: American Pacific, Croscill, Target Australia, Kohls
Business handled turnover: 25Crores
Total Turnover approx: 400 Crores


• Keeping quality checkup right from the development samples to the final stage of shipment.
• Preparing Product Risk Analysis sheet( PRAS) for all the programs after analyzing the product comprising of all the production possibilities under guidance of production department.
• Communication of critical instructions to the production department to ensure a proper timely shipment.
• Follow up of production quality during different stages of manufacturing.
• Verifying testing results according to various test standards.
• Planning the shipment schedule with the respective departments to ensure the timely delivery of every order.
• Generation of reports such as TNA working it in the back ward manner i.e. working out the in-house date for accessories and fabrics to ensure timely ex-factory of the goods.
• Doing the basic costing of Bedding Range and cross checking the same with the production department during the time of order running in the production.


• Involving in the Sampling-production activities and explaining the styling, finishing required for the samples to the Sample developing team.
• Sourcing the Fabric as per the requirement from quality suppliers.
• Updating buyers and vendors to achieve the quality for the product, and implementing the new developments into bulk as per customer requirement.
• Explain the standards and shade, design required for the order execution.
• Motivating team and oneself to enhance the production and achieve the target within time framed.
• Reporting to management everyday as the process flows.

Production Merchandiser

ShriMadhav International

December 2003 - October 2005

The Company is into Fashion Accessories & home textile products.
Account:Cejon& Lord N Tailor.
Business handled turnover: 15Crores
Total Turnover approx: 40 Crores


Duties:
• Involving in the Sampling-production activities and explaining the styling, finishing required for the samples to the Sample developing team.
• Sourcing the Fabric as per the requirement from quality suppliers.
• Updating buyers and vendors to achieve the quality for the product, and implementing the new developments into bulk as per customer requirement.
• Explain the standards and shade, design required for the order execution.
• Arrange meeting with Production team to utilize the maximum sources available to achieve the quality and discuss the standards.
• Motivating team and oneself to enhance the production and achieve the target within time framed.
• Reporting to management everyday as the process flows.
• Inspecting the Quality of Fabric received and auditing the trims for every lot.
• Inspecting the finish given and giving suggestion to maximize the production.
• Ability to envision tribulations and then follow through on the details to ensure successful execution.
• Consensus builder and skilled negotiator with the ability to build and maintain excellent relationship.
Able to make rapid assessments and quickly revise tactics to ensure progress and goal achievement.

Production Merchandiser

Mats International

September 2001 - November 2003

The Company is into Fashion Accessories & home textile products.
Account: Hoff, Lemonde, Jordan, Indospanish.
Business handled turnover: 7Crores
Total Turnover approx: 25 Crores


Product Exposure:
• Bedding: 60%
• Cushions: 15%
• Floor Coverings: 10%
• Scarves: 10%
• Bags: 5%


Market/Brand
• US: (80%): Cejon, Lord N Tailor, Nautica, Liz Claiborne, Croscill, Kohls, Restoration Hardware
• Europe:( 15%) Hoff, Lemonde, Jordan, Indospanish, Ikea
• Others:( 5%) Target Australia

• Buying house worked with: Indospanish, Mila Merchandising, Li n fung, American Pacific, Croscill, Flat world, Target Australia & Ikea
• Travel exposure to client Overseas: Have attended Prêt A Porter Exhibition in Paris


Technical Qualification
• 1 year Basic Knowledge Course of Fashion Designing from Indian Education Center, Connaught Place, New Delhi.
• 3 months Computer Aided Fashion Designing from Creative Computer Center, Lady Irwin College, Connaught Place, New Delhi.
• 1 year Computer Aided Textile Designing Course from Creative Computer Center, Lady Irwin College, Connaught Place, New Delhi.


Personal Dossier

• Languages Known: English, Hindi, Punjabi and Marathi

Qualifications & Certifications

Bachelor of fine arts

Indira Gandhi National Open University

St. Joseph high school

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