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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Good Morning,

I have attached my resume and would appreciate if you could peruse through the same. I am
looking for a career to utilize my experience and energy in a more structured and corporate
environment in the Toronto / Ontario area..

I would also like to accentuate, that my experience in the last 7-8 years has been in
purchasing and logistics.

I have successfully completed the "Purchase Management Association of Canada" (PMAC)

- 4 Principal courses (Principles of Buying, Transportation & Logistics, Inventory &
Operations Control, Quality) through Seneca Collage.

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce with my major subjects being Financial

Accounting and Auditing with Industrial Psychology.

I am well experienced with the Import & Export procedures, as this has been part of my
responsibility in my past jobs.

Looking forward to your reply, please feel free to communicate with me should you have
any clarification / question.

Best Regards,

Howard D'Souza
Howard S. D’Souza
44 Groomsport Crescent, Toronto, Ontario – M1T 2K9
Tel: 647.282.1211
e-mail –

Experienced and Versatile professional with strong planning skills, coupled with a desire to
contribute to meeting the organization’s goals, and with the ability to:
• Manage programs and people
• Anticipate, plan & direct all transportation requirements in a cost effective manner
• Coordinate / Oversee production
• Customer interaction / communication and service
• Administer office operations

4 ½ years – Logistics, Production and Operations (reporting to President)
1 year – Purchasing and Garment Production (reporting to Sales Manager)
4 years – Administration with Project Management (reporting to President)
7 years – Fabric (Woven), Made-Up Production and Export Sales (reporting to Director)
2 years – Garment production and Merchandising (reporting to Sales Manager)


July 2005 – November 2009 Geetex Trading Inc.

Canada – Wal-Mart, Marks Work Wearhouse, Winners, Moores Clothing, Stars (Strason Fashions), Town Shoes,
Reitmans, Jones Apparel Group, Tall Girl, West 49 – Off the Wall, City of Toronto, Winnipeg Police,
Mexico – Grupo Famsa, Liverpool, Soriana (City Club)
Operations Manager
• Issued Purchases Orders to suppliers (along with complete packing / labeling instructions)
• Worked closely with suppliers through the “critical part” of production
• Worked on “Retail-Link” for Wal-Mart, + prepared sales analysis reports
• Negotiated, planned & scheduled with forwarders movement of freight – (Import Logistics)
• Worked with customs brokers / Canada customs
• Inventory Management and Control
• Completed & Invoiced customers orders (Third party EDI)
• Government tenders – researched, bid and executed
• Supported sales staff

April 2004 – June 2005 Central Garments

Customers: Roots, Costco (Paradox), Tilly Endurables, MEC, North Face, Columbia, Sierra Designs,
Buyer Fabric & Accessories / Production Coordinate
• Sourced Fabric & accessories, negotiated and placed orders as the customers garment requirements
• Reviewed Government tenders and bid for the tenders
• Daily inspection of garment along the production line (all stages – sewing, finishing & packing)
• Customer service
• Product Development
May 1999 – February 2004 Jaks Inc. (Ponti / Strada / The Menswear Co.)
Customers: Chain Store – 15 Locations (Malls & Box Stores)
Manager / Purchase Order Management System –
• Planned and Developed merchandise Assortment with dollar allocation
• Researched, Selected, Ordered Fabric and Liaised with International and Local suppliers
• Executed Buying Plans for quantities and dollars
• Processed Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable
• Plan for “Open To Buy” and Project Requirements on Estimated Sales and monitored sales to
maximize business trends
• Styled, Sized and Monitored Production of merchandise
• Communicated and negotiated with Freight Forwarders and Custom Brokers and Managed
• Controlled Warehouse / Receiving and Shipping / Inventory management
• Prime link for Store Support and Customer Relations

September 1992 – April 1999 Ratan Silk Mills

Canada – Winward Silks
U.S.A. – Hallmark, The Bombay Co., Horizon Fabrics, Wrights, Jacobson, Bloomingdales, Berwick Industries
Europe – Pongs Textil Gmbh, Unitex Stoff Gmbh & Co., Euro-Décor BV (Holland), Emilio Robba (France), Blyco
Displays (The Netherlands)
U.K. – Premier Decorations Ltd., Chris Ryder International, Bercor Ribbon Co., MemSaab Ltd.
Sales Manager –
• Represented the company at International Trade Fairs – resulting in increased business turnover
• Responsible for the Export Sales of the Company
• Oversaw Production and Achieved High Volume of Productivity
• Prepared Budgets, Costing and Pricing of the Company Products for the International Market
• Planned, Organized and Directed Activities related to the Operations of the Company
• Effectively communicated with all levels of Personnel – Management, Unions, Employees and
facilitated a smooth and harmonious work atmosphere
• Worked closely with Importers for New Developments and Ideas
• Communicated with customers, keeping them updated on all developments with regard to the

September 1990 August 1992 Shalimar Exports

Customers: Worked with Buying Houses, no direct contact with final customer.
Garment / Fabric Merchandiser
• Liaised with Fabric Suppliers and Production Houses
• Inspected / Reviewed Production Units to maintain Quality Control, Correct Deficiencies and
Delivery Schedules
• Communicated with Production Houses, keeping them updated on all developments with regard to
the Orders
• Maintained and Controlled Consumption in Production,Reconciled and Controlled Fabric Stock &

• Bachelor of Commerce – Financial Accounting and Auditing with Industrial Psychology
• PMAC’s – 4 Principle Courses – Seneca Collage
• (Principles of Buying, Transportation and Logistics, Inventory and Operations control, Quality)
• Retail-Link (Wal-Mart) – Decision support 1
• Import and Export Business Program – Seneca College
• Diploma in Public Speaking
• I am an extremely dedicated and hardworking individual. I can work on my own and also as part
of a team
References available on Request