Mr. Arun Kumar Karmakar
Achiever's Success Story
Towards creating an uncompromising quality culture to serve our customers better
Arun Kumar Karmakar, who comes from a very humble family, has worked in the sector for more than 25 years, including for various Indian textile firms. He is currently employed with Walmart Global Sourcing Pvt Ltd as a Senior Director, where he is in charge of numerous categories of Quality Operation. After receiving his degree in Textile Technology from Calcutta University, he went on to finish his Masters in Textile Technology at the Technological Institute of Textile and Sciences in Bhiwani. His exceptional academic achievements have earned him a national scholarship, which he has held throughout his studies. He published a few articles in well-known textile magazines both in India and overseas.
Before joining Vardhman Group to oversee the Product Development Cell there, he joined Trident Group as a Management Trainee after earning his Master’s degree and oversaw their R&D department. He made a major and very valued contribution to PDC as a manager. Before working for Walmart, he spent almost five years at Welspun India Ltd, where he played a key role in starting from scratch and optimising the entire product development process for Terry towels and bedding. While serving as the business’s Assistant Vice President, he developed a number of innovative ideas and optimised Christy’s (a UK-based company) operations in India. He assisted businesses in building a pipeline of leaders and is a dedicated and hardworking leader.
In his current position at Walmart, he is in charge of a worldwide team whose primary goal is to instill a quality culture throughout the company in order to make sure that they consistently surpass the expectations of their customers in terms of product quality. He has made sure that the workforce is well-versed in Lean and Six Sigma procedures and tools and runs the company systematically since he is passionate about Lean and Six Sigma. Teams view him as a servant leader who serves as a mentor and advisor to the group. He has received numerous awards from Walmart for his contributions to quality, sustainability, and community service. He established a top-notch quality team and gave suppliers the freedom to ensure that their items are made correctly the first time for the end users.