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CV, USA trained Indian Gemologist with UAE experience targets Canada

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Serial No: 11118

List top 5 skills: diamond appriaser, gemologist, purchasing, quality control
Short Bio:

Gemologist with 16 years experience as a gemologist and Diamond Division Manager

Current location: 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - View on map

Nationality: 

Indian

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

other

Spoken languages: 

english, hindu

Locations I am interested in working:

canada



Career Summary

2007 – To Date DIAMOND DIVISION MANAGER, Pure Gold

Key Achievements:

• Successfully enhancing the sales turnover of both retail and wholesale loose diamonds and jewellery, ultimately benefiting the company bottom line

• Maximising sales opportunities and strengthening the company position as the leading jeweller in the Middle East, through continually improving inventory levels appertaining to diamonds

• Minimising work pressure and increasing productivity through reforming the administration work within the division and by motivating and nurturing team members, ensuring the efficient transfer of knowledge at all times when conducting weekly meetings and training

Product and Assortment Planning:

• Carrying out the inventory control of loose, certified diamonds and colored stones.

• Effectively managing the open-to-buy monthly & yearly projection processes, ensuing consistent adherence to key product metrics, incorporating inventory turnover

• Additionally responsible for managing and selecting all category and sub-category merchandise dynamics

Product Acquisition:

• Managing the diamond sourcing process and entering into effective negotiations regarding buying contracts relating to both terms and pricing

• Assessing current and developing new diamond and jewellery sources as well as valuing jewellery for purchase

Product Distribution and Supply Cycle Management:

• Coordinating effective diamond jewellery replenishment and distribution company-wide and ensuring the development and implementation of effective store inventory levels and associated sales results

• Effectively managing the diamond grading process, ensuring consistent adherence to all governing guidelines and procedures

2003 – 2006 HEAD GEMOLOGIST (Appraiser Diamond Division) Damas Jewellery

• Fully accountable for purchasing loose, certified diamonds and a variety of colored stones as well as carrying out an inventory of the same

• Additionally responsible for assorting diamonds, valuating jewellery and carrying out the quality control of fine jewellery

2001 – 2003 GEMOLOGIST (Quality Control Supervisor Diamond Division) Alukkas Jewellery

• Undertaking the quality control and inspection of all saleable goods, including diamonds and other gemstones mounted on different pieces of jewellery

• Personally responsible for purchasing and distributing jewellery as well as heading exhibition stalls in Sharjah, Dubai Global Village and Bahrain, as Manager of the Diamond Section

2001 ASSORTER (Diamonds & Colored Stones) Rosy Star Diamonds

• Fully accountable for assorting diamonds from sizes 1/3 and up as well as a variety of colored stones, including Thai rubies and blue sapphires from Sri Lanka

• Selling loose, certified diamonds and coloured stones to various clients and customers, ensuring the provision of an exceptional customer service at all times

2001 GEMOLOGIST UNDER TRAINEE, Gemologist Institute of America

• Identifying various diamonds and gemstones and color grading them

1999 – 2000 INTERNSHIP / ENTRY LEVEL POSITION, Al Sayegh Jewellery

• Undertaking inventory control of fine jewellery and pens, such as Montblanc and Montegrappa, as well as watches including Franc Muller, Mauboussin, Chronoswiss and Boss Hugo Boss, among others

Education

Masters Business Administration (Halifax University, Wyoming, USA) 2007

Certification Brand Building & Business Relationships 2004

Graduate Gemologist

Diploma in Diamonds & Colored Stones (Gemological Institute of America, California) 2001

Other ISO 9001/2000

Web Designing & Publishing

Certificate of Diploma in Office Applications

Associations

 GIA Alumni and Associates Member (Dubai, U.A.E & California, U.S.A)

Key I.T Skills

• MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, Email

Personal Details

Languages: Fluent English & Hindi, Intermediate Gujarati