India, South Africa
Manikanda Prabu is available for work
An achievement-driven professional; targeting assignments in New Product Development / Quality Management / Merchandising with an organisation of high repute PROFILE SUMMARY Problem-solver & out-of-the-box-thinker, with 14+ years of rich multi national experience in New Product Development in Footwear Industry Skilled in transforming initial concepts/ designs into marketable fashion deliverables Proficient in prioritizing deadlines, creating & visualizing an idea or concept and producing a design Excels in designing manufacturing processes for improvements & other external strategic demands; identifying capacity limitation, bottlenecks and process problems for taking corrective action Recommended improvements to production process to ensure quality control Skilled in driving continuous improvement through PDCA/ KAIZEN/8D Corrective Action /Lean Manufacturing System / Fish Bone / FDPA / 5S / Six Sigma / 5W and 1H Method /Plan –Do-Check-Act Method Received Lead the Change Award from Decathlon Sports India Experienced in managing multiple new product development projects while developing baselines; controlling projects with respect to cost, budgets, time overruns and quality compliance to ensure satisfactory execution Exhibited a strong and firm approach to sustain and encourage safe work environments and capabilities to streamline operations Strong strategic leadership skills with proven capability to recruit, retain, motivate and develop a strong team; experience of leading teams in Asia
Open to relocation
Open to Full-time work
Feb 2022 - Present
Product Development Manager
Jan 2021 - Jan 2022
Steering the design & development projects for new product development to match manufacturing facility & deliver
products as per Customer requirement in defined timeline
Coordinating for the entire...
Product – Development Head (PED-HOD)
Fritha Prime Tannery Pvt. Ltd.
Nov 2018 - Dec 2020
Articulated a fashion vision during brainstorming sessions in a way that engages others, creates enthusiasm, and
results in better products
Provided product conceptualization, illustration and tech...
Fairway Enterprises Company Ltd.
Jun 2017 - Nov 2018
Driving product creation process from initial concept through commercialization and pre-production
Liaising with Team, Supervisors and Cross-functional Teams to ensure a smooth product development ...
Lead Technician Level1 (QA/QC
Jun 2016 - Oct 2017
Gathered details like Tech Pkg/PO Copy/labeling & Packing Instructions /Approved PPT Sample for each style
/Client Quality Annual / How to Measure diagram from client and presented the same to Tech T...
continuous improvement through PDCA
5W and 1H Method
Lean Manufacturing System
Six Sigma Black Belt
Post Diploma in Footwear Technology (1Year)
2008 to 2009
Central Polytechnic College
Master of Technology
2004 to 2007