A panel discussion on the products, quantities, sourcing strategies and delivery expectations of both the Indian and International brands sourcing for Indian stores focus on new challenges and also growth areas like Opportunity Buying.
Merchandise Manager at H&M; Director, GAP; Country Manager, French Connection and currently serving as a Country Manager, Marks & Spencer, her skills in sourcing and retail have made her lead large teams effectively for more than a decade. She has proved her forte time and again in almost all the key areas of apparel/fashion industry including trend analysis, operations management, global sourcing and retail, product development and supply chain management.
He has spent more than 18 years in apparel retail with proven expertise in retail concept, strategic planning, profit centre operations, buying and merchandising, pricing architecture, product and brand management, effective sourcing, inventory systems, vendor relations, quality assurance and sustainable performance management. He is currently working as the Business Head with Planet Sports (Future Group), Indias pioneering and one of the largest retail players, operating in multiple retail formats in both value and lifestyle segments of Indian consumer market. He has been emphatically leading and managing various aspects of retail inclusive of profit centre operations at Planet Sports.
With over 20 years’ experience, Mohit has been instrumental in crafting retail strategies, franchise management, developing concepts, implementing operational tools for retail and has worked in cross-cultural teams helping countries in the roll-out of retail repeatable models in Middle East, South Asia and south-east Asia. Leading the geographic expansion of brands through Exclusive Brand Outlets as well as shop-in-shops in Large Format Outlet chains with a P&L responsibility in India, Mohit has been associated with companies like Hindustan Unilever Ltd, TATA Teleservices Ltd, ITC Ltd, ColorPlus and Taj Group of Hotels.
With over 25 years experience, his major expertise lies in vendor management, quality assurance, industrial engineering, merchandising, operational excellence, production planning and global sourcing
Currently Head of Sourcing Operations at Arvind Lifestyle Brands Ltd., he has over 20 years experience in sourcing, merchandising and business development. One of his main achievements during his illustrious tenure has been his recognition as the best contributing newcomer at Marks & Spencers India Pvt. Ltd. and getting appreciated by the Head of Technology in UK. Besides, he has demonstrated his potential in handling India's top export houses and setting up vendor base for knits, sweaters, jackets and womenswear categories for Arrow business group.
Her journey in the garment industry has enhanced her expertise in design, merchandising, sourcing and overall business development over the course of 18 years. She has been instrumental in expanding the overall reach of 'Being Human' Clothing, by driving the brand to sell at over 500 point-of sales across 15 countries currently.