Diksha Sharma

Retail Merchandiser

With an experience of 5 years in the global Ready-To-Wear manufacturing and retail sector, I have always challenged myself to refine my approach to the fast-paced global market to become a responsible leader in the retail sector. Extremely committed to continue to devise skillful means for organizational and personal success in the Buying & Merchandising department.

Previous Brands
Apparel Group
K. Mohan & Company (Exports) Pvt. Ltd
Must Garment Corp. Ltd (HK)
Work Experience
Retail Merchandiser
Mar ‘21 - Apr ‘22
Apparel Group

• Responsible for R&B Ready-to-Wear womenswear planning, production and buying for sales channels resulting in $15.90M across 62 GCC and KSA stores and 4 e-com portals • Worked on Product Development, budgeted Range Plan development and Product Campaign Attribution alongside senior buyers and Business Head • Established the new Maternity department with 59 product options across select grade retail stores and e-commerce platform • Launched festive 'Ramadan' collections and 'New Trend' quick response orders • Identified and minimized technical aspects according to fabric qualities and silhouettes to increase product functionality during range development phase • Conceptualized and implemented multiple new product assortments in accordance with the customer response and competitive market study • Released initial costing module with relevant detail for prototype sample development • Negotiated price and released Purchase Orders to vendors across India, Pakistan, China, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Egypt amongst others for the final range • Streamlined production tracking process with self-developed tracker to communicate effectively with vendors for on-time delivery and launch • Managed and presented store and region-wise Product Grading Library at the weekly trade meetings and bi-weekly business review meetings • Coordinated with Marketing, Visual Merchandising & e-commerce team across internal and outsourced sellers for photoshoots, campaign shoots, social media highlights, mid-season soft launches of capsule collections and key products highlight • Executed the pre-production processes for sustainable in-house brand 'F5' • Routinely visited retail stores to stay updated with the product flow, customer insights and store feedback

Product Development Merchandiser
Jan ‘18 - Jan ‘21
Must Garment Corp. Ltd (HK)

• Handled product development over 12 complete fashion cycles • Implemented project timelines to prioritize processes & activities and effectively met deadlines • Sourced trims & special trims from suppliers locally • Supervised value-added processes like embroidery, printing artwork and screen development and dyeing • Developed production feasible techniques alongside buyer's design and technical departments • Coordinated with the HK, UK and USA head offices for sample deadlines and product costing • Worked extensively on ERP Stage • Reviewed and approved various wash and techniques in development samples • Handled initial costing, final quotation, and validation of the development samples at the initial and greige commitment stages with the buyer • Submitted 3-D fits and attended sample fit reviews at buying offices • Proposed in-depth risk assessment of denim and non-denim styles

Jul ‘17 - Dec ‘17
K. Mohan & Company (Exports) Pvt. Ltd

• Project Lead for 'intelloCut' software • Assessing, comparing and cross-verifying fabric saving percentages in real-time and via software • Evaluating suppliers' performances using self-designed Safety Performance Index

Retail Experience
Retail Category
High street
Work Environment
Product Category
Inventory control
Stock control
Order preparation
Stockroom management
Delivery processing
Online orders fulfilment
Complaint handling
Education & Training
London College of Fashion
‘23 - ‘24
MA Global Fashion Retailing
Fashion Business
‘23 - ‘23
Operations & Supply Chain, Retail & Customer Experience
‘19 - ‘19
Browzwear 3D
V-stitcher 8.0
National Institute of Fashion Technology
‘13 - ‘17
Bachelor of Fashion Technology
Apparel Production
Choithram School
‘11 - ‘13
AISSCE – XII Standard
Science with Computers
Atomic Energy Central School
‘10 - ‘11
AISSE - X Standard