Shakeel Akhtar



Shakeel Akhtar

Head of Global Apparel Sourcing & Merchandising & Production Management and Product Development, Demand Planning

Current Location

Faisalabad City, Pakistan

Shakeel is available for work

23 years Apparel Leadership Apparel Production Management with Sustainable and Innovation Business Strategies with Lean & Six Sigma Implementations in Amazon, JCPenney, Tesco, H&M, Adidas, Nike, Under Armour, PUMA, Tom Tailor, Carhartt, Global Sourcing, Product Development, Sales and Marketing, National Textile University awards holder. An organizational & operational leader. Project management setting up complete Garment Project. Sourcing and Marketing Strategies over 45 million Garments per year covering thousands of SSCs. (USA, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Japan, APAC, Southeast Asia). Positive & high impact track record of creating and training eCommerce, Digital and Direct Marketing & Sourcing, Costing Strategy, Product Development, Demand Planning, Production Management, Supply Chain, HR, Finance. Responsible for P&L, KPIs adherence, keenly focus on Innovations and Sustainability, (Clo-3D, Digital Libraries, Apps, Datatex, Industry 5.0, Compliances) Digitalization and People management by pursuing an ethical and sustainable business practices.
Adidas, Nike, Fruit of the Looms, Under Armour, Gymshark, Target, JCPenney, Inditex, Tom Tailor, CK, Hanes Brands Inc, Fruit of the Looms, Tommy Hilfiger, Russell, Macy's, Levi's & Polo Ralph Lauren.

- Leading and implementing Sustainable Manufacturing operations, Product Development, Demand Planning, Production, HR, Finance and Material Strategy. Ensuring quality parameters are met through successful routing process and flow out of the building.
- Executing sustainable practices across cross functional and internal teams, global vendors across the region and to ensure adherence of seasonal calendars of Product development time lines and choosing the best performing vendors through evaluation process and visits.
- Developing & leading new sustainable sourcing & deigns through PD & R&D departments and providing them the education with product new trends.
- Ensuring cross-functional plans are coordinated to achieve sustainability strategy, seasonal performance is supervised.
- Drive the accurate density balance and development and production demand management by working with internal and external partners.
- Build strategic capacity planning using planning tools, inbound flow, and density management on a weekly, monthly, and yearly timeline to focus 5 years visions.
- Drive Continuous Process Improvement.

  • Brands Shakeel has worked with
    • Interloop Limited
    • ARP Apparel Sourcing and Trading Germany
    • Masood Textile Mills Limited
  • Shakeel's past titles
    • Head of Merchandising
    • Vice President Product Development Operations
    • Apparel Manager
Work Preference
Location Preference

Open to relocation

Work Pattern

Open to Full-time work

Employment Preference
  • Permanent Positions

Head of Apparel, Global Sourcing & Marketing (Production Management and Demand Planning)

Interloop Limited

Apr 2017 - Now

• Worked in USA with JCPenney at site in Dallas & Los Angeles in the areas of Product Development and launching JCP women Intimates’ brands Ambrielle & Liz Claiborne executed $650 dollars of business ...

VP Apparel Sourcing and Product Development

ARP Apparel Sourcing and Trading Germany

Feb 2016 - Mar 2017

• Working and exploring global knitwear vendors according to their capabilities and sustainability approach towards brand excellence meeting crucial deadlines, product development journey providing th...

Senior Manager Apparel, Sourcing, Product Development and Fabric Management

Masood Textile Mills Limited

Oct 1999 - Jan 2016

An effective Functional Unit Head to lead Global team and to manage & achieve targeted plans set by the company in Manufacturing, Sourcing, Product Marketing Capacity allocations, demand planning and ...

  • Apparel Sourcing


  • Technical Product Development


  • Enterprise Product Development


  • Technology Product Development


  • Enterprise Development


  • Apparel Fabric and Raw Materials Sourcing and Development


  • Highly technical in Apparel Product Costing and Development


  • Sourcing Materials




Lahore University of Management Sciences

Leading and Cultivating a culture of Innovation in an Apparel Organization

2022 to

National Textile University

Multiple Honorary Shields on Apparel Sourcing, Product Development, Planning & Production Management

2015 to

University of the Punjab

Master of Public Administration Specialization -

1995 to 1997

Bahauddin Zakariya University

Bachelor of Social Sciences

1992 to 1994

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