Senior Manager - Design Development & Sourcing
(Industry - FMCD)
VIP Industries Limited, Hong Kong. (Reporting to S.V.P. Design, Development & International Sourcing.) Focused to maximize geographical industrial benefits & expertise of the sector to unravel the deep-seated skills & knowhows of the industry and leverage it for design development process. Understanding both the local (Culture, Cost & Quality) and Global contexts to apply design thinking to business. Key deliverables: * Product Design of Travel goods. * Leading Design Research & Innovation in the category, utilizing the in-depth knowhow of the cross disciplinary industries. Innovation by application and technical exploration at component level in castor wheel (stop-go brakes), Non-TSA FCB lock with retractable cables, Smart locks with Integrated USB/ Bluetooth/fingerprint, anti-cut slash-guard fabrics, R-Pet based fabric & Hard cases as Eco-options, Bio- degradable PLA based plastic to reduce impact of plastic on industry's consumption, Anti-bacterial lining material for sanitized interiors of luggage, proposition of Veggie leather as an alternative to existing Polyurethane & PVC usage in industry. * Process driven Design methodology application for new product development. Implementing a RM/HW database and logic matrix for component cost facilitating faster design to cost. * Achieved NPD with a 100% within cost for desired margins, 100% Quality & in time Delivery. This includes some of the company's first, like the Thin Aluminum frame Hard case. The project was driven by innovation and design interventions at stages of rendering, prototype, & Sample Validation.
Fashion Accessories & Lifestyle Décor
(Luggage Backpacks Travel accessories Handbags ) Notable Brands Experiences * VIP * CARLTON * SKYBAGS * FASTRACK * TITAN * DIESEL * WOODLAND * MARC ECKO * LEVI'S * ELVY
Manager Design and Development
VIP Industries Limited
Design Project Management & New Product Development of multiple brands, including the design development of reputed Carlton Edge travel luggage with Lifetime Warranty. * Mentoring the design team by guiding essentials of Designs, sketching and visualization & managing development & merchandising team, delivering the finest range of India's #1 backpack brand Skybags. Over 1.2 million pieces a year for 60 styles were sold. * Manage factory/vendor panel, to facilitate development, order and product allocation. * Cross-function team coordination - Design, Marketing, Quality and Logistics in India, China & MEA. * Competition benchmarking by market research, delivering sturdier, lighter cases in lower costs.
Manager - Design & Development Delivery
VIP Industries Ltd.
Asst. Manager - Design & Development
Costing & Negotiations
(Travel Goods Design & Asst. Manager - Design & Development Design of travel goods Manufacturing) Titan Company Limited Design & Tech-specs of Fashion
Asst. Design Manager
(Watches & Accessories)
Design of Accessories, Resource
Accessory Designer management
Business Development via Road-shows and Client meetings. Kavset Exports