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Retail Sourcing and Merchandising


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Retail Sourcing and Merchandising

  1. 1. H. Nazeer Ahamed E-mail: Mobile : +91 9047674386; (Active) Mobile : +971557288776 Executive Summary  Capability developed through (20+ years) with key strengths in Sourcing, Vendor Development Management and Merchandise Planning.  Expertise in IT Skills to develop and improvise business processes and requirements.  Expertise in understanding process and converting the same in to ISO 9001 standard.  Closely worked with Internal and External clients for preparing “Functional requirement specification (FRS)” document and support in creating Procedure and Process flow for department.  Closely worked with Software implementation in “MM” Module software like, SAP,Microsoft dynamics and in-house developed software for Retail industry. Professional Experience Since Oct-15 to Till date working with 7Cs Gold and Jewellery LLC (Dubai) Position: Manager Sourcing and Merchandising. Report to: Business Head  Responsible to develop over all Sourcing and Merchandising strategy for 7cs Gold Jewellery.  Managing end to end activities from Identifying vendor to stock full-fillment according to the wholesale requirement.  Responsible for Assortment Planning /Stock fill /Cost Management to the new/existing showroom.  Competition survey/ Pricing survey finalization depend upon location/area and etc..  Helping wholesale to identify new vendors/Products as per wholesale requirement.
  2. 2. Since Mar 2013 to Oct-15 working with Khazana Jewellery Pvt.Ltd & Atlas Jewellery Position: Sourcing, Vendor Development & Management and Merchandise Planning  Vendor Development & Management- Developing overall strategy for Khazana – Evaluating existing vendors cost competitiveness, delivery performance, Quality & additional support as per business requirements.  Vendor planning – Ensure adequate availability of vendor according to requirement for all product categories as per annual financial plan and budgets. Introducing & evaluating new vendors and vendor’s registration process.  Merchandise Planning Strategy – To ensure adequate availability of product & Category strategy, width and Depth of assortment require under different categories are fulfilled at the store level.  Creating control & refine product level assortment at each showroom as to maximize sales and Margin. Since Jun’08th 2012 to 15th Mar 2013 date working with Emerald Jewellery Retail Limited Position: Head Sourcing and Merchandising  Responsible to identify new vendors, Merchandise Selection and Assortment plan for stores.  Responsible to handle Vendor Evaluation, Vendor Empanelment, Vendor Rating and prioritizing and scheduling merchandise according to vendor capacity.  Developed Auto/Manual Replenishment module as per business requirement. Helping to improve revenues by optimizing range of products and reducing stock outs.  Core team member to new product identification/Selection to introduce new launch/collection in to Stores.  Responsible to handle Master Data Management activities.
  3. 3. From May’ 2007 to Mar-2012 working with Reliance Retail (Reliance Gems and Jewellery) Position: Manager- Sourcing, Vendor Development and Management  Managing 50+ vendor base (across all the category) for Merchandise portfolio and monitoring against their service level agreement.  Responsible for creating the Merchandise assortment plan, based on product category, classification and price band, which is analyzed periodically to understand the gaps in existing portfolio and developing guidelines for new vendor empanelment.  Head of Master data management activities.  Core team member for Design Selection Meet and facilitate to create Merchandise Portfolio with differentiated, Regional based and existing portfolio gap.  Evaluation and rating the vendors by considering various parameters,and prioritize and scheduling of merchandise to fulfill Quarterly/Half yearly/Annual assortment plan.  Prioritizing and scheduling of merchandise based on the vendor capacity.  Preparation of KPIs periodically and presenting merits and demerits of the vendor, to help to take business decision.  Support for Process modification, Standardization and lead time reduction for new product development/ Introduction. From Sep’1995 to till Apr’2007 worked with Titan Industries Limited. Role: Sourcing and New product development  The role would be responsible for co-ordinating with design owner and designers, in making the most effective designs in the respective scope of operations and come out with a document containing the best practices.  Supported in cad drafting activities in design environment, Aid in providing, drawings and specifications for new designs in Watches and VM, to design owner, designer, vendors and sourcing team.  Incharge in submitting preliminary drawings and plans to vendors/design owners, for appropriate approvals and incorporate approved changes into final plans and drawings and to keep Design owner informed of design development progress.  Support in indentifying and technically evaluating vendors, Documentation of process, best practices,drawings, design specifications, etc.  Assist Kaizen.  Aid QA/QC, assist design owner in project management and project tracking.  Involved in Standardization and Process modification and lead time reduction on new product, Checks and audits information provided by the Design team against project requirements also liaise directly with the project manager on all issues pertianing to the project.
  4. 4. Qualification Academic  Pursuing M.B.A in Tamil nadu university ( Project to be submitted)  B.Com from University of Madras 2000-2003  Diploma in Sales and Marketing from National Institute of Labour Management Computer Proficiency  Fluency in MS-Office, MS Project, Auto cad 2004 and Visual Basic  Expertise in MS-Excel formulas and Macros VB.  Expertise in Microsoft One Note. Personal Profile  Date of Birth 10th Jan 1979  Languages Known – Tamil, English, Hindi and Kannada Extracurricular activities Repersented for Malaysian National Cricket Premier league at Malaysia. Repersented State level cricket match for Karnataka as well as Tamil Nadu. Represented District Level Table tennis and Badminton.