Rakhi Popat


  • LocationWembley, United Kingdom



  • Fashion
  • Retail
  • Management
  • Styling
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Merchandising
  • Trend
  • Critical Path
  • Wholesale
  • Pricing
  • Range Planning Development
  • Analysis Reporting

Work history


Senior Product Manager

TLG Brands Ltd

Nov 2009
  • • Responsible for setting range brief, looking at forthcoming trends and analysing previous and current sales of the brands. • Responsible for establishing and managing the SKU count and width of offer based on budgets set for the season to ensure breadth of interest whilst enabling customers to buy clearly with no repetition. • Create and manage design development, production and operations critical path. • Manage and organise all design and product development processes from selection and standards of materials, hardware and branded stationary to sealing samples and production. • Prepare all analysis and present collections to CEO and team at each review stage and final sign off for the seasonal collection. • Set retail costs and negotiate all costs of product with the suppliers in China and India, ensuring targeted margins are met whist maintaining all product at competitive and commercial prices. • Select and place all sales samples for UK sales, marketing and International territories. • Ensure regular visits to shops as well as online research to gather market research and recognise opportunities of growth and sustainability for the brand. • Set regular meetings with sales and marketing teams to ensure product is suitable for all territories as well as working on any exclusive product line requests. • Develop and manage men’s leather accessories and luggage collection for Scandinavian market.


Account & Production Manager

Sally Bradford Oushka

Apr 2009 - Jul 2009
  • • Manage all the incoming order enquires and development of products for key accounts. • Construct and manage a production critical path for design, development and bulk production. • Liaise with customers and factories on a daily basis in relation to product sampling and development. • Administer the technical and test processes at all stages of product development with the customer and suppliers in China and India. • Manage the logistics and working with factories in ensuring all necessary procedures are followed through, and then ensuring all documentation is readily available.


Brands Production Manager

Pink Soda UK Ltd

Mar 2008 - Mar 2009
  • • Manage 200 styles per season on both Pink Soda Boutique and Pink Soda brands. • Develop and maintain a critical path for both sampling and bulk production. • Manage all product development with a large number of factories in China, India and Turkey. • Supervise all Design and Technical processes in relation to garment construction, including fitting of styles to gold seal standards, approving bulk fabric and trim swatches as well as the general wash care and labelling/packaging of bulk production. • Managing internal systems and liaising with customers on any ad hoc queries regarding production and delivery. • Work with the Accounts department ensuring all necessary documentation including Invoices, Packing Lists and LC documents are readily available. • Assist the Logistics Department ensuring customers receive their order as scheduled. • Assist in Marketing strategies and re-branding the Private Labels.


Somi Production, Logistics Manager and Sales Co-ordinator

Intraport Plc

Jan 2005 - Mar 2008
  • • Manage over 120 ‘Somi’ customer accounts on a daily basis. • Supervise all pre sale and after sale paper work and maintained customer database. • Maintain critical path on both sampling and production. • Manage sales team and global agents during selling season - prepared and advised on product, sales targets, ensured agents received samples on time and maintained all records relating to this. • Efficiently entered all data pertaining to design, price onto database at the beginning to each selling season. • Attend and supervise all logistical arrangements pertaining to London Fashion week and Prêt-a-Porter in Paris. • Created electronic sales orders from exhibitions and agencies and dispatched to clients accordingly. • Prepare all documentation for suppliers i.e. purchase orders and packing lists for production.



BA(Hons) Politics, MSc Political Research

University of Leicester

Aug 2000 - Aug 2004