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S.Shibhu Sreedharan

Looking for new challenges from Asia, Europe, Africa, America for Apparel Sourcing, Production and Quality disciplines


Adaptable and Flexible, Dynamic and Articulate, Perceptive practiced and Result driven leader, able to excel with a Management or Individual role, Expertise with in Apparel and Textile Sourcing, Merchandising, Production and Quality professional with more over 2 decades of handsome cross functional extensive international exposure both are in broad and deep, with the ability to adapt to multiple disciplines..

Passionate in Apparel Sourcing & Procurement, Production & Supply Chain, QA/QC & Technical, Product Development & Costing, International Trade Development & Marketing, Social & Compliance, Lab Test & Parameters so on...

Core Competence:-
✔ Pivotal and extensive product knowledge and working experiences in Circular Knits, Flat Knits & Woven Yarns, Fabrics & Apparels for Baby, Kids, Women & Men segments.
✔ European/American Liaison/Buying Office management in Asia
✔ Yarn, Fabric, Apparels & Accessories Sourcing & Procurement from Asia & Africa.
✔ Quality Assurance/Control implementation and Testing system for Textile articles in AQL standards.
✔ Global Extensive Traveler for business enrichment.
✔ Global Sourcing & Production abilities from Asia & African countries.

Buyer/Brand Handled: Killer Jeans (Killer/Layman/Integrity/Easies), Dansk Supermarked (Føtex/Netto/ Bilka/A-Z/Salling) Compagine De Californie (CDC, Juicy Court, Christian Audigier), Quiksilver/Roxy (Quiksilver/QS Surf/Silver Surf/Roxy/DG/Moskova/Hawk/GNU/LIBTech), Sundax Far East Ltd (Sundax/SDX/SD/Kurant/Malu), Gap, Tommy Hilfiger, Wal-Mart, Sears, Capital Mercury, DDK, Phat-Farm, Zoo York, BGM Imports, Unicon, CSG Apparel, Dutch Boyz, Nautica, USPA, PEPE Jeans, MUFTI Jeans, GAS Jeans, GSA, Disney, JED Textiles, Auchan, Carrefour (Tex & Fashion), so on..

Work experience

Oct 2013Present

Senior Sourcing Manager - Apparels (Knits)

Kewal Kiran Clothing Limited
Kewal Kiran Clothing Limited is amongst the few large branded apparel manufacturers, retailers in India for their iconic brands Killer Jeans (Flagship Brand), LawmanPg3, Integrity, and Easies. Headquarters in Mumbai and having 80 own and 290 franchise retail outlets in all over India and the company has consumers in Asia, Middle East, CIS and African countries which means exported their brands to those locations. The company designs, manufactures and markets branded Jeans and a wide range of Knits and Woven apparel products for Men & Women. The company produce an existing range of Jeans and Western Wear for Men and Women more that 5 million piece per year largely manufactured in in-house and more than 20 million Knit Apparels (such as Tees, Polo and all outer wears) and large volume of Under Garments (such as Vest, Brief, Trunk, Boxer Shorts, Hipster, Panties, Sleep & Lounge-wear) out sourcing from Tirupur, Bangalore and Ludhiana. # Key responsible for end to end Sourcing & Merchandising with follow-ups of Production & Quality cycle of knits division for Killer Jeans, LawmanPg3, Integrity, Easies. # Planning & presenting range, product selection & development (to achieve OTB targets) and season plan; Determining pricing & promotion. # Reviewing new collection, product development, costing, and negotiation; with analyzing article performance, sizing, pack ration & promotion. # Bench marking price points, width-depth against competition & competitor’s promotions. # Vendor Sourcing & Relationship Management with vendors & distribution, Ensuring on time production. # Play a key role in advertisement shoot for the new production & promotion. # Executed cost reduction methods & controlled production cost with best quality achievements; prepared varied Fabrics & Trims suppliers from different parts of India and acquired better quality products with very competitive price resulting in obtaining more orders from buyers. # Frequent travel to Mumbai HQ & other area.
Jan 2013Present

MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT - (Fiber to Fashion to Store)
Freelance Management Consultant for entire solution of Apparel & Textile Industry since 1995 ~ SOURCING & BUYING (Marketing R&D, Vendor Selection/Management, Product R&D, Costing & Negotiation, Brand Management & Development, Supply Chain Management, Quality Assurance, Technical Assistance) ~ MERCHANDISING & PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT (Order Commercialization, Follow-ups, Coordination, will merchant activities) ~ MANUFACTURING / SUPPLY CHAIN / QUALITY ASSURANCE (Yarn & Yarn Counts, Fabric Construction, Fabric Programming & Engineering, Knitting, Dyeing, Washing, Printing, Value added trims & embellishment works, Fabric Compacting, Cutting, Printing, Embroidery, Sewing Plan & Operation, Cost Analise & Reduction, Planning & Control, Technical Aspects, Quality Assurance & Control, Quality Audit/Checking, Ironing & Packing till shipment) ~ SEGMENTS - KNITS & WOVEN | COTTON & BLENDED | ALL OTHER FIRES/FABRICS Categories such as Men, Women, Children Garments