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Garment - Buying, Merchandising, Product development

Tamil Nadu, India
October 20, 2016

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Ganesan RAMESH

No.** Rasayoga Nagar

Raghavendra Gardens

Thondamuthur Road



Tamil Nadu.


Mobile: +91-989**-***** E-mail:

Professional profile

Iā€™m a Science graduate and Management post graduate with 28 years of experience in garment marketing, merchandising, sourcing, planning & execution, product development, customer and vendor management by working for manufacturers / exporters / buying office in India & Sri Lanka.

Possess better experience in handling Men, Women, and Children garments (both outer & inner) of Cotton, Cotton blends and Organic cotton quality products.

Possess effective communication skills and healthy business rapport with overseas customers, factories, vendors and all service providers resulting in better and profitable outcomes.

Possess qualified vendor sourcing & management and quantitative assessment of all work process, critical path plans & time management, production & quality follow-ups and shipment arrangements.

Possess better experience to participate and lead merchant, QA, sample and product development teams to reach company goals.

Possess better experience to measure and achieve the KPI to maintain continual improvement in overall activities, within budgets by handling multiple tasks.

Possess quick understanding and ability to make decisions and to adopt with new systems & circumstances. I believe in do first time right concept.

Possess experience in handling customer standards & compliance requirements towards certifications and processes includes in ISO, SA8000, WRAP, GOTS, OE100, Lean Six Sigma.

Professional experience

General Manager - Business operations, Win Traders, Tirupur, India, June 2013 to till date

Garment manufacturer & exporter.

-Responsible for marketing, merchandising, new product & customer launch, sourcing and execution activities.

Senior Manager ā€“ Merchandising, Groupe Zannier, France, Tirupur liaison office, India, Jan 2007 ā€“ May 2013 France based importer of Children garments from India.

- Vendor sourcing & management, customer coordination & merchandising, order execution and new product development.

Divisional Manager - Merchandising & Sourcing, Bernard Botejue Industries Ltd. Sri Lanka -

Nov. 2001 - Dec 2006 Garment manufacturer and exporter.

-Customer co-ordination, merchandising. procurement & Sourcing - fabric, trims & accessories, internal supply chain processes. Quantitative assessment of processes, TQM - Total Quality Management system.

Merchandising Manager, Sargam clothing Ltd., Tirupur, India - June 1988 ā€“ Oct 2001

Garment manufacturer and exporter. (I started my career as a management trainee and reached to MM profile).

-Merchandising, marketing & customer co-ordination, formulating, monitoring and implementing over all merchandising and sourcing activities. Pricing, product development, order sourcing.

-Vendor management - vendor identification, order placement, production co-ordination, quality follow-up & on-time delivery arrangements.

-Business development-New product development, planning and implementing new product and customer launches.

-Procurement & Sourcing - fabric, trims & accessories from India & Abroad and internal supply chain processes.

Professional training

Marketing Management by Indian Institute of Management, New Delhi, India.

Export documentation, logistics & shipping by SITRA, Tirupur, India.

Garment quality standards by SGS India Ltd. Tirupur, India.

ISO 9000:2000 Series auditor - Lead auditor training course by BVQI, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Work Study methods by Garment Industry Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Workshop on Organic Textiles / Apparel conducted by Control Union, Mumbai, India.

Key customer labels worked for:

Adams, Absorb, BHS, Best seller, GAP, Hawks head, IKKS, Jorgen & Jorgen, Kid Cool, 3 Pommes, Knights

Apparel, Levis, Marks & Spencer, May Department, MV Sports, NEXT, Ole Juhl, Pebble Beach, Reebok,

Sepella, Siso, Tricot, Teidam BV, Wal-Mart and Z


Academic : B.Sc., Chemistry with Mathematics & Physics

Madurai-Kamaraj University, Madurai, India - May 1984

Professional : PG DPMIR - Marketing management, Personnel

Management and Industrial Relations - Madurai-Kamaraj University,

Madurai, India - May 1987.

: MBA - International Business - 2008-10

Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India.

Project work & Thesis to submit.

Computer skills : Diploma in computer applications, AutoCAD R14, MS office.

Ability to work in e-mail, Internet, e-commerce of On-line

Transactions and textile ERP (customized software packages).

Personal Information

Date of Birth : 02nd July 1962 (02/07/1962)

Nationality : Indian

Languages known : Proficiency in Tamil, English & basic level in Malayalam, Hindi.

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