Director Marketing @ Gul Ahmed Textile Mills Limited
Chief Operating Officer, Home Textiles @ Union Fabrics Pvt Ltd Karachi
General Manager Merchandising @ Vigour Impex
Faculty of Science Pre-Medical @
MRF Intermediate College Kamra
Serving Textile Sector in Pakistan and abroad for two decades. Worked for leading mills in Pakistan including Kohinoor Textiles, Amtex, Arshad Group. Headed marketing, Production Planning, Sewing Operations, Merchandising teams, Sourcing Teams and tried to help and guide people under me to grow at even faster rate than me. I had the honor of being the youngest
Serving Textile Sector in Pakistan and abroad for two decades. Worked for leading mills in Pakistan including Kohinoor Textiles, Amtex, Arshad Group. Headed marketing, Production Planning, Sewing Operations, Merchandising teams, Sourcing Teams and tried to help and guide people under me to grow at even faster rate than me. I had the honor of being the youngest marketing and operations head for a vertical textile group and now the youngest ever Chief Operating Officer for a major textile group by the Grace of Almighty.
Basic guiding principle in my professional life is to train my team members and plan their careers in the similar manner I would plan it for my own kids which is to train them as to be the first choice as an employee for any manufacturing and sourcing concern across the world. I am a team man and have always seen success by developing good team spirit and excellent team players. Have headed Sourcing operations and managed Quality control teams for Borch Group Scandinavia (Almedahls Sweden, Solvberg Norway and Borch Textil Denmark for health care and hotel sheeting) Character World Uk Limited and Character Linens South Africa for kids license bedding including Disney, Marvel Movies, Fox TV, Lucas Films, Disney Pixar Films etc.
I have the vision to make an institute where middle management level managers can be trained to serve the textile sector with special emphasis on customer care excellence.
I feel proud to be the part of quite a few success stories with the help of teams working with me.
1. Product know how for bed linen.
2. International Marketing exposure.
3. Served manufacturers and the customers across the world as marketer and sourcing head respectively.
4. Team player and strong belief in delegation of authority.
5. Effective Cost Control management.
6. Designing Effective process controls to minimize rejection levels.
7. Specialist in marketing teams re-structuring and training to maximize the output of sales activity.
Director Marketing @ Head of Institutional Textiles Business Division with additional responsibility to develop Australia, South Africa and Europe. From November 2015 to Present (2 months) Chief Operating Officer, Home Textiles @ Managing marketing, merchandising, product development, made ups operations, production planning and future expansions in made ups division production capacity by building a state of the art cut and sew factory at Korangi Creek National Industrial Park Karachi. From October 2012 to November 2015 (3 years 2 months) General Manager Merchandising @ Head of Bed Linen Sourcing. Responsible for Re-structuring the merchandising team, training, new markets development, team expansion and resource and cost management. From October 2010 to October 2012 (2 years 1 month) General Manager Merchandising @ Head of License Bedding Division and Hospitality Sheeting Division, managed Character World UK Limited business after organizing successful joint venture of them with Texlynx. Brought brands like Disney, Fox Movies, Lucas Films, Bench, Paul Frank, Disney Pixar etc through Character World. From March 2009 to October 2010 (1 year 8 months) Marketing Head @ Re-structuring of marketing and made ups operations team, headed marketing, production planning, Shipping and merchandising departments. Cost controls implementation in production, product development, new markets development, training of senior and Junior managers, foreign marketing trips management for the managers, independent marketing zones development. Implementation of performance based appraisals and special rewards Scheme for talented employees. From 2004 to 2007 (3 years) Senior Manager Marketing @ Head of Europe and Australia Division, responsible for Junior management training, worked on company's profile and image making through coporate profile DVDs and brochures. Training managers to eventually look after their respective Zones independently, worked with CEO on team building and developing a professional team spirit. Developed higher end bedding and Curtains in Jacquards and higher thread count fabrics. International fair arrangements management. New markets development, revival of lost business in Australia and U.K From 2001 to 2004 (3 years) Manager Marketing @ Started my career in Textiles as a management trainee at Kohinoor and what ever I have achieved in my professional career is because of the training given to me at Kohinoor and cause of the visionary leadership of Mian Taufique Saigol, The CEO and managing Director of the company and great marketing head Mr. Amer J. Faruqi.
Looked after U.K, Australia, South Africa and Scandinavian markets and developed business with extensive foreign travelling and customer service for orders planning, execution, and follow up. From 1995 to 2001 (6 years)
MBA, Marketing Management @ International Islamic University From 1997 to 1999 Faculty of Science Pre-Medical @ MRF Intermediate College Kamra From 1990 to 1992 Muhammad Arshad is skilled in: Merchandising, Textiles, Customer Service, Manufacturing, Product Development, International Project Management, Training & Development, Apparel, Textile Industry, Private Label, Sourcing, Target Costing, Team Building, Fashion Design, Retail