Consumer Goods professional, Gourmet F&B and F&V Specialist, Retailer, Hotelier, Wine Connoisseur. Saikat has 22 years of cross-functional experience with last 11 years in the areas of Consumer Goods/FMCG, Brand Management, Product Conceptualization/NPD, Channel activations, Retail Sales , Operation , EBITDA , Execution , Category Development to Management, Distribution, Sales Promotion, Sourcing of imported food products, developing speciality food and beverages product range e.g. health food, ethnic food, food range based on recipes, fresh, delicatessen, bakery, dairy, chilled and frozen products and liquor with expertise on specialised display creation and new age fixtures for fresh and food. Streamlining and Revamping end to end fresh produce supply and Developing an integrated fruits and vegetables supply chain. Establishing Collection Centres across a number of States for direct sourcing of fresh produce from farmers and assisting on value addition to channelize fresh, to and fro across the country.
Over 10 years experience in Sales, Marketing, Food and Beverages Management, Client Servicing and Team Management during his association with leading hotels across India including Taj, The HHI etc.