To work & utilize my skill and talent as a Designer/ Product Development Manager with a growth Oriented Organization where I can enhance my knowledge & creativity with Company’s goal & objectives.
EXPERIENCE: 10 YEARS
MAY’2008 TO TILL DATE at STRATEGIC SOURCING SOLUTION (3S)
Product Development Manager -Home Textiles &Hard Goods
JUNE’ 2006 – MAY’2008 at ASDA
Product Development Merchandiser- Soft Lines
JUNE2004– JUNE’2006 at CONTINENTAL HOME FURNISHINGS
Senior Textile Designer - Home Furnishings & Floor Coverings
APRIL' 2000 - JUNE' 2004 at RUGS INDIA ( REVIERA TEXTILES)
Textile Designer - Home Furnishings
IKEA (Sweden), Target (U. S. A), John Lewis , nthropologies, Debenhams , ier1-import, jc penny, een Bekker (Holland), Lacey mills inc. (U. S. A. ), Laura Ashley, Saturday Knight, Louis Vuitton, Mohawk home (U. S. A ), D. S . trading ( S. Korea ), andmade carpet ( U. K. ) , Bacova ( U. S. A) Calitex (Germany), asa Castina, Kas (Australia), ara Home, Trend, XXX Lutz, KGH, Kids Interior, Oriental Trading Co. , ardinon,
Ned graphics, Coral draw, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Ms-office.
a) Merchandising / Marketing:
Costing, sourcing, inventory management of outsourced fabric / accessories / packing materials in line with quality & cost.
Identifying suppliers for buyers. Expanding range, sampling, pricing, and follow-up on production, inspection and consolidation of goods.
Order processing and production co ordination.
Preparing presentations, photo offers and quotes sheets to dispatch the samples to the customers developing time and action plan,
b) Sourcing & Vendor Management
Identifying and developing vendor source for achieving cost effective purchases of raw materials and reduction in delivery time.
Assessing the performance of vendors on various criterions such as percentage for rejections, quality improvement rate. Follow up with vendors for timely deliveries and quality checks, ensuring timely payments.
c) Product Development
Co-coordinating with Designers, Buying Agents, Liaison Offices, Direct Buyers and technically skilled professional to introduce new designs in the markets as per requirements.
Preparing presentations, photo offers and quotes sheets to dispatch the samples to the customers developing time and action plan.
Managing the complete product development cycle inclusive of assessing client requirements, sample development & approval, final production & delivery of orders.
Interpreting market trends / colors and developing fabrics & surface design for complete house ware range based on customer mood boards and trends with the design team.
Beddings- Comforter, Duvet cover, Coverlet, Quilt, Pillow Sham, Dec. Pillow, Curtain & Throw.
Table linen- Table Cloth, Placemat, Runner, Napkin
Kitchen Linen- Apron, Pot holder, Oven mitten, Bread basket.
Bath Linen- Bathmat, Bath robe, Shower Curtain, Bath Accessories/Bath Hardware.
Floor coverings- Tufted, loom & hooked Carpets, Rugs, and Coir & Rubber Mats.
Ladies & kids garments
S/Steel House ware, Window Hardware, Brass Hardware – All categories.
B. Sc. From Guwahati university in 1995
3 years Diploma in Handloom& Textile Technology from Indian Institute of Handloom Technology. Ministry of Textile in 1998.
Diploma in textile designing (CAD) from International institute of textile technology.
Date of Birth 3 1st, Dec1976
Marital status Married
Languages Known English, Hindi, Assamese
Strengths Fast Learner, Strategies and Quick to take initiative
(Jayanta ***** )