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Category Manager-Beauty, Perfumes and Cosmetics

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Category Manager-Beauty, Perfumes and Cosmetics April 14- (Chanel, Dior, Bulgari, L'Oreal Luxury Brands, Coty Brands, P&G Brands) I am chasing short term goal to become the highest margin earning category while increasing category share to at par the international best practices. Long term vision is to make this category as a most preferred destination when this customer think to spend in travel retail genre. Accountabilities Range conceptualisation and preparing the assortment mix to ascertain assigned goals. Preparing the attributions & their contribution through balanced option planning to ascertain the margin plan. To formulate and coordinate all marketing promotion activities & communication plan for the department. Ensuring the constant innovation in packaging & range display. Performance analysis and amendments. Tracking weekly sales & margin and corrections. To get team involved in common goals set for the season or particular period, it includes the operations, Visual display, and logistics. Training of sub-ordinates, front end staff, regular display updates, front end communication. Achievements Redefined whole category with changes in assortment which led the turn around and double digit LTL growth. Change of Ordering process basis A, B, C analysis & sales trends. Space rationalisation for Non moving Brands/Articles. Created several analytical reports specially to address the product lifecycle. Successfully negotiated and launched L'Oreal France, Forest essential first time in Nuance India Lifestyle international Pvt ltd-Landmark Group Nov 13-April 14 Category Manager-Cosmetics & Perfumery/Fine & Artifical Jewellery Brand portfolio (Chanel, Unilever, Revlon, L'Oreal Brands, Coty, P&G, Bulgari from Indian Distribution Channel,) Joined lifestyle which added the cosmetics & perfumes category in my portfolio. I express this tenure as a learning experience for one new company and category where I been instrumental to establish centralised Buying and ordering process. Shoppers stop limited
Oct 2006Present

Deputy Merchandiser-Footwear

Deputy Merchandiser-Footwear-Nov 13 (Mens/Ladies/ footwear & Shoe care) Brand portfolio (Clarks, Lavie, Red Tape, Samsonite, Lee cooper, Crocs, Hush puppies, Pavers England, Woodland, Tresmode, Catwalk, Inc 5, Tommy Hilfiger, US polo, Louis Phillip, Allen Solly, Wolly) I have been trusted to be instrumental in turn around various categories in this tenure. I enriched my exposure on various business models. I still enjoy the personal recognition, rapport and support in these industries which makes my all stints well connected and successful. Achievements Footwear Redefined the brand assortments which led Footwear category to become a destination. Successfully launched the private labels Haute Curry, V. F, Life in Footwear category. Conceptualised & achieved the private label contribution from 5% to 16 % for footwear.