CV, Qualified Textile Technologist Seeks International Employment

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 12818

Skills keywords: key account management, pr skills, project management, technical textiles
Short Bio:

Amrita is qualified textile technologist with 5+ years of International work experience on woven, knitted and non - woven textile fibres/fabrics used in clothing and high performance application products. Work expertise are mainly into New Product Development, Technical Sales/Marketing Support, Quality Control and Business Development. Excellent in communication, leadership, team working skills along with expertise in executing the assigned project independently right on time.

Current location: Ireland - View on map
Nationality: Indian
Preferred Sector of Employment:  Manufacturing and Operations, Marketing
Spoken languages: english, german, Hindi, marathi
Location I am interested in working: Anywhere
List the countires you have a visa to work in: India, Ireland

Education And Qualifications
Master of Science in Textile Technology (2008-2009)
University of Manchester, UK

Bachelor in Technology in Fibres and Textile Processing (B Tech) (2003-2007 )
University Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India

Product Development Technologist (Jan 2014 – Present)
International Workwear and PPE Company, Ireland
Key Responsibilities
• Dealing with regular finished, PU/PVC/Acrylic coated, uncoated, special finished, Flame Retardant (FR) and inherent FR fabrics for work wear and clothing apparel.
• Advising commercial colleagues on technical aspects of Workwear fabric.
• Be actively involved in sourcing woven and knit fabrics from Asia and Europe, target costing and maintaining the quality control from fibre to finished products.
• Updating the fabric library, fabric technical specification and test reports database.
• Coordinate with product manager on achieving NFPA compliance for range of FR products and certifying finished fabrics to EN and US standards.
• Communicating on daily basis with staff in China, Bangladesh and labs in UK, US and Europe.
• Responsible to get Oekotex Std. and REACH compliance on fabrics and work wear clothing.
• Identifying the latest product trends in the area of textile developments and innovations.
Key Achievements
• Edited a comprehensive training manual on textiles to educate staff from fibre to finished product supply chain for woven, knits and non woven textiles.
• Successfully developed a new FR Antistatic knitted product for PPE application.

Business Development Manager (Feb 2013 – Jan 2014)
KCPL (Woven Fabrics Manufacturing Co.), Mumbai, India
Key Responsibilities
• Explored new business segments for increasing the supply of woven fabrics in wide range of applications which include Military Textiles, Industrial Textiles, Outdoor, Medical textiles, and Custom Fabrics.
• Actively involved in product development activities i.e plan, develop, evaluate and validate a product as per customer’s requirement/ market demand.
• Conduct market research to explore product for domestic and export business development.
• Communicate with speciality yarn and chemical suppliers wherever applicable and identify the latest product trends in area of textile developments.
• Manage the preplan and postplan activities for participating in International exhibitions.
Key Achievements
• Successfully worked on various presentations to promote specialty fabrics for protective wear applications and outdoor applications.
• Submitted a comprehensive report to ITTA (Indian Technical Textile Association) on importance of automotive fabrics in Indian Market.
• Leader of a joint project with WRA- research institute to develop the fabric design and process plan for Outdoor Application.

Technical Sales Support Assistant Scientist – Applications (Feb 2011 – Sep 2012 )
P2i Ltd (Global Leader in Liquid Repellent Nano-coating Technology)
Key Responsibilities
• Contribute to developing and optimizing new processes for footwear, hats, gloves, technical high performance fabrics and demonstrate the beneficial properties of P2i’s ion-mask™ technology.
• Producing testing documentation, customer reports, and presentations.
• Provide training to newly recruited staff in lab and on field when on business trips.
• Working on DWR competitive analysis, durability of nano-coating, hard to treat mesh materials projects and coordinating with R and D department for C6 project work.
Key Achievements
• Successfully contributed in validation of newly installed machine for processing pipette tips in India. Contributed on testing and submitting a comprehensive report to sales and marketing team.
• Worked in P2i China facility for 6 weeks as an onsite technical expert in year 2012, and 2013.

Fabric Technologist – Quality Control Department (June 2010 – Jan 2011)
David Howard UK Ltd
• Dealing with Menswear and Boyswear – Casual and Formal, Ties and Knits for Burtons, BHS, Topman, Topshop, Debhenams, Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury etc.
• Dealing with all technical queries related to fabric and performing in-house testing.
• Approving fabric inspection reports to allow factories for proceeding on garment production.
• Maintaining construction performance library, testing manual, care label worksheet and fabric progress sheet on regular basis.
• Reporting technical issues on fabric quality to mill, advising factories for various solutions to improve the quality of supplied products wherever applicable.

Marketing Executive – Woven Department (June 2007 – Sept 2008)
ALOK INDUSTRIES Ltd., Mumbai, India
• Dealing with clients in domestic and international companies in UK and US.
• Responsible for total follow up from order placement to fabric dispatch by,
– Providing feedback to production team about the quality of the fabric.
– Coordinating with PPC and Sales team for smooth flow of supply chain.
– Visiting plants for critical observation of the bulk production samples.
• Was responsible for implementing new & productive concepts in the quality departments at pre – production stage.
• Approving the sampling and bulk fob samples to be sent to customers.
Key Achievements
• Got major bulk order for being successful in working on a project of new sampling developments like DWR finish on woven dyed fabrics of various qualities (40s, 60s count cotton textiles).
• Was quickly promoted from trainee to executive position handling key accounts for international clients in US, Bangladesh and UK.
• Increased efficiency of order follow up process by implementing improvements in using SAP database for processing sampling, sales and purchase orders.