Skills

Skills

Home Textiles

    Table Linen Kitchen Linen Bed Linen Floor Covering Window Treatment Living Room Hard Goods Bags Out Door    

Work History

Work History
Jun 2009 - Present

Business Manager

Fairtrasa International

Fairtrasa, a Swiss MNC is the premier sourcing partner for all certified organic and fair trade products from around the world.

From their India office, Prasad heads the value chain operations for the South Asian region.He is focusing on developing and implementing business strategies for increasing revenue and profits.

Jul 2006 - May 2009

Divisional Merchandising Manager

Sabare International Ltd

A pioneer in home furnishing trade with manufacturing bases in India, China and USA.

Clients handled: Target, JC Penney, Walmart, Nitori, Kohls, Meijers

Achievements:

  • Instrumental in bring back seasonal business from Wal-Mart and Target to Sabare
  • Achieved 100% ON TIME SHIPMENT from Noida and Karur for all buyers
  • Turned around a very good performance on the PRODUCT COMPLIANCE AND RELIABILITY
  • Built merchandising teams at all locations capable of delivering the best results
  • Successfully handled production and shipping activities in addition to merchandising duties
  • Developed and implemented Time and Action Plan for the Critical Path in SAP ERP
  • Planned and executed a low inventory shipment plan for replenishment programs
Aug 1998 - Jun 2006

Merchandising Manager

Trident Buying House

The buying house of choice for the discerning importer.

Clients handled: Windham Weavers, Elrene Home Fashions, Franco Mfg, Croscill, Avon Home

Achievements:

  • Expanded both the vendor base and the product category from Karur, Bhavani and Alleppey
  • Achieved a 20% profits continuously from FY 2000 to 2006
  • Successfuly completed Trident's SEZ Unit commissioning right from Project Report to starting operations resulting in huge savings on taxes
  • Successfully handled both buying house and export operations
  • Implemented systems for purchase order management and shipment planning
  • Educated all vendors on ethical compliance and other buyer requirements
  • Maintained an on time shipment record of >95% through out my stint
  • Introduced auditing procedures to minimize deviations and improve predictability

Education

Education
1997 - 1998

Post Graduate Diploma

Institute of Data Processing Management

Programming in Visual Basic, Database Management in Oracle and Foxpro, System Programming in COBOL and Application Testing.