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Ravish KUMAR

Account Manager / Buyer

36 ans


Ravish Kumar
93 Rue Lemercier, Paris 75017
T: +33 - (0) 751114780, E:
D.o.B - 20/03/1984
Nationality – Indian

Career Snapshot
Accomplished & Multi-Faceted Buyer with over 9 years of professional Expertise in Retail & E-commerce. Excellent Track record for Maximizing Sales & profits, Expertise in Implementing Trends, seasonal strategies, OTB, Revenue Growth & Planning. Proven track record of negotiating best prices & inventing Business Strategy.

 Masters in International Luxury Management | Institut Français De La Mode, IFM Paris|2014-2015(Projects/ Case Studies – GQ Vision 2020, Dior Travel Retail Strategy, Chloe’s Fashion Event , British Shirt maker)
 Diploma in Fashion Management|National institute of Fashion Technology NIFT, New Delhi|2006-2007
 Diploma in Fashion Design & Merchandising |JD institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi|2004-05
 Bachelors in English Literature| University of Delhi, Delhi| 2004

Work Experience
CDI Contract – Sr. Account Manager – Premium Food & Homeware |Optimum Buying| Paris |December 2016 – Till Date |
Optimum Buying is European leading Premium Food & Home Furnishing Buying agency handling Major clients in USA & UK.

 Responsible for sourcing Premium Food & Homeware Brands for our clients in USA & UK.
 Actively Launched 25 new brands across 8 different categories.
 Identified & work closely with suppliers to lead Negotiations and made key decisions throughout buying process.
 Identify new opportunities & risk, launched cost effective plans for buyers through Budget planning.
 Responsible for Identifying potential new Private label vendors for our retailers in US.
 Managing Daily activities, Trend Analysis, Market visits & offer new ideas to our clients.

CDD Contract - Asst. Buyer – Fashion || Paris |April 2016 – October 2016 | is an online e-commerce Start-up offering Premium & Luxury labels catering to the growing African Market.

 Responsible for sourcing, selecting & building relationship with Premium brands and Designers that would be relevant for our Target Audience in Africa.
 Launched 15 new labels across Men’s & Women’s wear category.
 Negotiated best Industry prices with new vendors & offered them a launching Platform.
 Developing, Managing & updating content for the Start-up website from product write up to design process.
 Responsible for daily operations to ensure timely shipments & deliveries.

Internship – Asst. Brand Manager | Brand Online Commerce |Paris |October 2015 – March 2016 |
 Responsible for website operations for myDermacenter.UK, L’Oreal cosmetic active Division.
 Manage Daily operations and Liaison with L’Oreal UK Team.
 Update content on Website, Create Product Pages & Update Banners/Sliders.
 Manage Sales/Business Analysis, Stock Replenishment, Customer Queries & Reports.

Groupon India, New Delhi|Category Head –Fashion Apparels & Accessories|Aug 2012-June 2014 |
 Business relationship- Established & started Groupon Fashion portal from scratch, overall responsible for Business growth, Profit Margins & Marketing &launching new Mass & luxury products online.
 Client relationship–Introduced, maintained& launched range of Domestic & International Suppliers / vendors, Manufacturer’s & Designers situated worldwide. Handled B2B & B2C clients.
 People management–Managed team of Buyers, Interns & Indirect reportees. Responsible for Training, development & workforce Management.
 Achievements– Doubled the unit volume sales & achieved organic growth rate in one year from the launch by reducing various costs of operations., New Delhi |Senior Buyer- Fashion Apparels& Accessories|March 2011-July 2012 |
 Business relationship–Introduced Luxury Micro Portal “” & Launched International labels online. Partnered with B2B & Fashion Design council of India to bring leading designers on Board.
 Client relationship-Responsible for liaising, souring & negotiating the best offers for customers.
 Recognized for maintaining high profit margins & launching Innovative products throughout the year.
 Achievement–Invented business strategies & achieved growth rate of 35% from the Micro site.

Satya Paul, New Delhi| Product & Retail Merchandiser|August 2008-January 2011|Leading Indian Designer
 Direct Reporting to Head of Merchandising regarding Production, stock& sales planning according to monthly OTB plans along with monitoring client & store orders.
 Launched cost effective manufacturers, suppliers & embroiderer’s for producing & delivering high end designer collection.
 Assisted Team head in Buying & sampling process to maintain Launch dates.
 Daily co-ordination with suppliers, PR & Press offices, Visual & textile team for business activities.

Lilliput Kidswear, New Delhi| Sr. Designer/Merchandiser|November 2007-July 2008 |
 Responsible for designing Cartoon Network range of collection for Kids.
 Secure timely approvals from Hongkong & maintain daily activities.
 Managing Production status and ensure Timely launch of collection.
 Maintaining daily reports of Retail sales & export orders.
 Assist Designer & marketing head on launch planning & retail trade activites.

Simbij Enterprises, New Delhi| Apparel Merchandiser|May 2005-July 2006|
 Research & Design Women’s wear & kids wear collection for European Buyers
 Research on seasonal trends, colors & fabrics.
 Assist CEO on daily activities and approvals.
 Ensure Production planning and maintain quality standards.
 Recognized for securing 80% successful design conversion rate.
 Attended several National & International Trade Shows.

IT Skills / Software’s
Ms Office, Magento, Salesforce, Navision, Photoshop.

Music-Music is almost second food for me. Pop, Techno & Deep house inspires me the most.
Travel-Travel for me is all about ‘Exploration’ and ‘Inspiration’, it’s a way to explore & learn different cultures & traditions.
Language- Fluent in English, A2 Level in French.


Parcours officiels

Institut Français de la Mode – Management – MSC – 2015 – MSC in International Fashion and Luxury Management

Centres d'intérêt

  • Travelling
  • Music