Atul Kishore

Atul Kishore

7 Years 10 Months Experience
8 Years of Retail Experience in Global Conglomerates and Fortune 500 companies. These experiences have largely taken place in start-up environment. Skilled in Procurement Strategies and Operational Efficiency


Assistant Manager, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail, Bangalore

  • Developed, lead and executed sourcing strategies for Men’s Outerwear category (COGS 180 Cr INR in-warded annually)
  • Effectively executed product rollout and Go-to-Market plans for six new categories,  collaborating with design, tech, sales and product team.
  • Reduced product cost to MRP (PC/ MRP) ratio from 38% to 35% during pandemic using value engineering, cross developments and negotiation skills.
  • Propelled fill rate above 85% for Men’s Outerwear categories through rigorous vendor matrix management and collaboration.
  • Built and streamlined vendor base from scratch for 100+ products across 23+ suppliers based in India, China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
  • Improved on time delivery to 90% and first-time quality audit pass rate to 98%
Production Merchandiser, H&M Hennes and Mauritz India Pvt Ltd, Bangalore

  • Lead execution and optimization of the set global purchasing strategy to secure the global best buy, price and OTD of 7 million units worth 400 Cr INR.
  • Collaborated with Buying Office (Sweden) & Global purchasing office (Shanghai) during crucial decision making to execute cost-conscious strategies.
  • Secured 100% on-time delivery throughout the tenure.


Assistant Manager- Merchandising, Laguna Clothing Pvt Ltd, Bangalore

  • Managed 70 Cr B2B business of premium European Clients “Hackett London Marks and Spencer's and Mango”
  • Achieved 100% YoY increase in topline while maintaining 45% gross margin
Senior Executive-Lean (IE) & Projects, Laguna Clothing Pvt Ltd, Bangalore

  • Streamlined production process by identifying root cause of repetitive problems and solving them using Lean tools and methodologies.
  • Improved material flow by replacing bundle system with UHS.
  • Enhanced material storage through the implementation of bin system and free rack system (Kanban) in the warehouse
  • Lead Kaizen Culture drive in factory environment: Trained 1800 operators & achieved cumulative savings of  48 lacks per annum through Kaizens.
  • Lead 85 Quality Control Circles in the duration of 1 year throughout different functions to solved top problems in the respective functions.
  • Implemented ISO 26000 (CSR and environment) standards in the factory environment which serving as CSR committee lead.
Production Manager, TANK Design Studio, Mumbai

  • Managed product development and outsourcing of bulk and customized orders of luxury and high-end women’s western wear products.

Functional Areas



National Institute of Fashion Technology
B.F.Tech (Apparel Production)


Extra Miler Award
Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail

ABG Value Award
Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail

President Eco and Social Club
NIFT Kannur

Guest Lecture
NIFT Bangalore


Certified Scrum Product Owner
Scrum Alliance

Fundamentals of Digital Marketing by Google

Spreadsheet Modelling
Harvard Business Publishing