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Asanka

Gunarathne

Marketer | Merchandiser | Apparel Expert 

Hello I am Asanka
“I feel that my greatest strength are firstly my strong commitment to providing a professional service and relationship to all customers and all colleagues with whom I work. Secondly, my skill at developing and maintain higher merchandising & Operational performance and steady growth will add a higher value. Thirdly my knowledge and communication skill enable to add more value to any organization.”
Been a passionate highly skilled expertise with 17 years of stable and progressive growth in experience through creativity and continuous improvement in a career as a Merchandising, Operational expert with working experience in leading multinational ventures including Hela Clothing, Crystal Martin Cambodia, and Pactics Cambodia group and will experience in dealing with major customers and strategic cooperate management. I can lead the team with my expertise to achieve greater rights in business goals.

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Career

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Pactics Cambodia Co., Ltd, Cambodia.

(Sister Company of Pactics Group)

Merchandising & Product Development Manager (Jan 2020 to date)​

Operations Manager

(Jan 2017 to Dec 2019)

Sourcing & Merchandising Manager`
(July 2016 - Jan 2017) 

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Senior Sourcing Merchandiser

(May 2015- Jul 2016)

Crystal Martin International (Cambodia) Limited

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Hela Clothing (Pvt) Ltd - Sri Lanka

(July 2004 - April 2015)

Senior Merchandiser Feb 2011 - Apr 2015 

Merchandiser  Jun 2010 - Feb 2011

Junior Merchandiser  Feb 2009 - Jun 2011

Fabric Technologist  Jan 2006 - Jan 2009

Fabric Inspector July 2004 - Jan 2006

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Nike Material Inspection 2006-07

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Nike Material Inspection 2009-10

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Education

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Masters in Business Administration

(Following)

Asia e University Malaysia

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Executive MSc. In Strategic Marketing

(2019)

Asia e University Malaysia

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National Diploma in Technology (2003)

University of Moratuwa

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 Diploma in Project Management

(2018)  

IBMI- Berlin, Germany

 

 

Licenses & Certifications

Certificate Of Completion Running a Profitable Business Understanding Financial Ratios
Certificate Of Completion Running a Profitable Business Understanding Financial Ratios

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Certificate Of Completion Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Certificate Of Completion Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

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Certificate Better Work Place
Certificate Better Work Place

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Overall Market Experience (2004 to date)

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Core Skills & Competencies

  • Marketing

  • Competitor Analysis

  • Strategic Business Reviews

  • Mentoring & Assessing

  • Developing New Markets

  • Strategic Planning

  • Business Development

  • Policy Deployment

  • Operational Management

  • Product Launch

  • Project Management

  • Production Management

  • Cost Control

  • Performance Management

  • Financial Management

  • Implementing Policies

  • Lean Manufacturing

  • Process Improvements

  • Operational Analytic

  • Financial Performance

  • Employee Retention

  • Business Finance

  • Resource Management

Financial & Profit Management- Sourcing metrics & systems, Administration, Multitasking, Process excellence and improvement, Critical thinking, Quality assurance management., Cost estimation, Trend analysis, Budgeting, Forecasting, Project and risk management., Priority management., Value generation

Merchandising Skills - Merchandising, Negotiating, Operational efficient, Meeting deadlines, Liaising retailing & management principles, Fashion coordination & promotion, Visual & Specialty merchandising, Retail buying.

Sourcing Skills - Supply Chain & Procurement management., Vendor contracting & Negotiating. Performance management., Strategic sourcing planning & Execution, global category plan, Market intelligence, Supplier prospecting

Management Skills - Leadership, Supervision, Decisive, Organizational, Delegation, Results Driven, Building Winning Teams, Strong ethics, Problem-solving, Honest, Discretion, Time & conflict management., Training/ Coaching, Diverse cultural management.

Operational Skills - Strategic agility, Factory operation, Designing, Pattern marking, Warehouse, Production, QC, Revenue, Attention to detail, Best practices, Compliance, Regulations, Forecasting, Budgeting, Cost & price management., Collaboration, Managing priorities, Critical thinking, functional & technical Skills, Project management., Succession planning, Demand & production planning, Continuous improvement, Training & talent development, Governance compliance.

Communication Skills - Written/Verbal, Interpersonal, Presentation, Client/ Stakeholder relationship management, Interaction, Inter dept coordination, Demeanor, Cross-functional coordination, Consultative communication

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Recommendations

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I worked with him and really impressed by his working capacity and capabilities when arise issues. He has good percent of mind when have critical times. He is very calm and smart thinking worker. Highly recommended of him

Pattern Grader at Triumph International​

Former Pattern Manager - Crystal Martin Cambodia

Dinesh Welagedara