* 4 years experience in Research and Development of fabric, washes, finishes, trims, and graphic techniques for men/women knits and woven. * Great experience in handling the overall seasonal development process of creating a product from tech pack handoff to delivery while maintaining the integrity of a design concept and meeting the T&A calendar. * Great communication skills in acting as a liaison between the clients and vendor companies to make sure that products are delivered as per standards and the agreed timelines. * Good knowledge and experience in working with some of the industry leading brands like Diesel, Fila, Quiksilver, Russell Athletic and Columbia. * High attention to detail in studying the tech packs, inspecting and approving every development in order to achieve a high quality product that is consumer ready. * Experience working directly with mills, manufacturing units, dyeing/printing units and washing facilities to inspect and carry out on the spot approvals during critical times. * Good working knowledge of costing and negotiations with vendors. * An effective and energetic team player with good experience in mentoring junior staff. * Being multi-lingual (speak 3 Indian languages) has proven an advantage when communicating with manufacturers.