HI, I’M

AMISH DARGAN

LEAD RETAIL & CORPORATE STRATEGIST IN LUXURY RETAIL SECTOR

INTRODUCTION

HI

I am Lead retail and corporate sales strategiest in the luxury goods sector

As a sales and marketing professional, I enjoy overcoming business challenges in the area of luxury goods and high-end retail operations, building brand value, creating market demand through PR and product positioning strategies, and establishing infrastructure for optimum market reach.

ABOUT ME

WHAT ARE MY STRONGEST POINTS

  • 19+ years’ experience, most of it with MNCs such as De Beers Group, Swatch Group and Mattel, Inc.
  • Lead start-up strategies to build new retail sales operations, with focus on negotiating alliances and launching new services, products and brands
EXPERIENCE WITH LUXURY BRANDS 90%
NEGOTIATION & ALLIANCES 78%
PRODUCT LAUNCHES 94%

MY ACHIEVEMENTS

MY KEY SKILLS

1

SWATCH GROUP

At the Swatch Group, I built the retail distribution network for the Rado brand, including exclusive boutiques, exceeded targets, and increased top line Y-o-Y

3

FOREVERMARK DIAMONDS

For Forevermark Diamonds, I set up and scaled up operations in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Burma, and achieved multi-fold growth in 5 years

2

CHERISHED MEMORIES

I founded my own venture, Cherished Memories, as an avenue to fill gaps in the luxury market in India, providing strategies and resources to execute events and deliver personalised services

  • Amish is a thorough professional. He was one of our best sales executives when we were launching premium eyewear (‘RayBan’ sunglasses) in India some years back. He was appreciated by his teammates for his ‘Never-Say-Die’ attitude & solid collaboration. He could always be relied on to deliver on his commitments. What I find particularly impressive is how he remains ever-alert to broadening his horizon by tapping opportunities to invest in learning & development. I wish Amish every success in his endeavors.

    JASPAL BAJWA
    MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT & EXECUTIVE COACH

  • I would describe quite passionate and opinionated in equal parts. Very hands-on individual, driven, passionate about what he does and with clarity on both the strategic and execution imperatives of the task he is on. Wishing him all the best

    ARUN BHUTANI
    CHANNEL SALES & MARKETING (RETAIL)

  • It was a pleasure of working with Amish in Bausch and Lomb as well as Mattel. Amish is a person with a strong ownership and driving for results all the time. He s man of details and focuses on creative, energetic, solutions. Being a committed sales professional he’s an asset for any organization.

    UDAY BAMBULKAR
    FABER CASTLE INDIA

EXPERIENCE

Jan 2018 - Present

ROGERS COMMUNICATIONS Inside Sales Representative

Maximize sales opportunities for new and existing customers while providing a high level of customer service during every interaction

APRIL 2017-SEP 2017

CHERISHED MEMORIES LLP Sales Consultant

Negotiated deals with leading organizations and provided services and resources to redesign corporate premises to integrate with the brand identity, work cultures and emerging social trends</p> <p>For personal shopping services, built alliances with luxury retail chains, including Genesis Luxury, Johnson Watch Co., and high-end jewelry stores

2012-2017

FOREVERMARK AT DEBEERS Sr. Retail Manager

To optimise results from product launch, positioning and pricing strategies, finalized strategic partnerships and expanded distribution from zero to 55 outlets in India</p> <p>In coordination with regional, national and international stakeholders, established the global brand identity, improved sales capabilities, and surpassed annual targets every year

2005-2011

SWATCH GROUP INDIA PVT LTD Sr. Sales Manager - Rado

Built a strong team and planned and executed a new product launch program in India for the Rado brand</p> <p>Led innovation in terms of visual merchandising and coordinated with global stakeholders to expand market reach</p> <p>Apart from setting up 17 exclusive boutiques for Rado watches, which enabled customers to enjoy a high-end brand experience, drove sales growth by organizing marketing and PR activities, and negotiating agreements with numerous multi-brand retail stores</p> <p>Along with handling business planning and demand forecasting, I supported inventory management, trained sales personnel and strengthened receivables management

2003-2005

MATTLE TOYS INDIA PVT LTD Area Sales Manager

Developed a 4-member team and strengthened sales management through process improvement measures in the North and North-East regions, scaled up the dealer network for better market penetration and generated double-digit growth in the first year itself</p> <p>By focusing on decentralizing the distribution network in Punjab, increased the depth and quality of presence in major towns and cities, leading to higher sales</p> <p>Optimised and strengthened the distribution network, which not only delivered Y-o-Y increase of 25% in revenue over 2 years, but also helped in maintaining sales volumes despite increase of 20% in prices in 2003</p> <p>Honoured with the Regional Top Gun award in 2004 for excellence in performance

2002-2003

NET4INDIA LTD Business Development Manager

Net4India Ltd is a multi-crore India venture of UK-based Sawhney Group engaging in internet telephone and web-related business with a turnover of more than Rs 36 Crore.</p> <p>Key achievements:</p> <p>> Conceptualized and promoted the Phonewala and Phonewala Red Prepaid International calling cards in Delhi, NCR and Jaipur.</p> <p>> Attained the primary and secondary targets across the unit and the brand, being rewarded with incentives for work excellence.</p> <p>> Expanded the distribution network of Phonewala Green Cards by 45% in Delhi.

2001-2002

FINS Manager - Sales

Key achievements:</p> <p>> Acquired national tie-ups with Planet Kids for Fins Jr., Pantaloon Retail and Big Bazar Fins Youth Range.</p> <p>> Established a requisite network of distributors and retailers within set timeframes.</p> <p>> Implemented the procedures for shop-in-shop concept at Ebony and Bigjos in 2001.

1997-2001

BAUSCH & LOMB INDIA Sr, Sales Executive

Key achievements:</p> <p>> Liaised with top-shelf brands such as Pepsi, Tupperware and Bacardi.</p> <p>> Successfully introduced Killer Loop Brand and established its equity.</p> <p>> Receiver of Club 100 and Special Initiative Awards (Asia Pacific) for work excellence.

1996-1997

SUNRISE SPORTS INDIA PVT LTD Management Trainee

Involved in Brand and Sales Managent for YY Yonex, Gosen, Mikasa & Kettler.

EDUCATION

1997

JIMS, New Delhi, India Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management - Marketing

Completed Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management – Marketing from JIMS, New Delhi, India

1995

University of Delhi, Delhi, India Bachelor of Commerce

Completed Bachelor of Commerce from University of Delhi in New Delhi, India

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Contact

ADDRESS

Suite 814, Harrison Garden Blvd
Toronto, Ontario, M2N 0C2

CONTACT

Tel.: (647)239 9840
Mail: amishdargan@hotmail.com