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Experiences

Current Experience

  • Head of Business Development Istanbul, İstanbul, Turkey
    Since March 2015

    Achievement :
    • Increasing profits for a well established private label company
    • Reducing high volume purchasing costs by sourcing from China
    • Selling/exporting products to Azerbaijan
    Duties:
    • Responsible for driving the growth of revenue and profit margins
    • Analysing operating costs and efficiency. 
    • Providing support to the sales and marketing team through a variety of additional activities. 
    • Identifying, researching and targeting new business prospects.

Past Experience

  • Purchasing and Logistics Head Istanbul, İstanbul, Turkey
    February 2014 --- March 2015

    Responsible for all on site aspects of the logistics, supply chain, export and import process . In charge of making sure that each stage of the distribution processes is progressing on time, on budget and to the right quality standards.

    Duties:
    • Developing negotiation strategies and company position, within the current market, by studying the integration of new ventures
    • Control purchasing of raw materials from Europe, USA and Asia
    • Negotiating with suppliers to obtain best prices and service
    • Identify cost reduction in order to achieve financial goals
    • Analysing market delivery trends as to develop procurement technologies and processes that support thosetrends.
    • Controlling transportation and distribution costs
    • Ensuring that products were delivered on schedule
    • Dealing with international suppliers
    • Maximising truck fills
    • Planning the quickest and least costly transport routes.
    • Preparing paperwork for regulatory bodies and audits
    • Accurately calculating the costs of any transportation
    • Monitoring and tracking the flow of goods into the warehouse

  • Export Business Manager Denizli, Denizli Merkez, Turkey
    March 2011 --- December 2013

    Achievement :

    Exporting to ABD, Australia, Romania within 8 months 

    Duties:

    • Responsible for deal making and finding new clients ( abroad and domestic) as well as finding and establishing new opportunities within the market place. 
    • Arranges shipping details, such as export licenses, customs declarations, and packing, shipping, and routing of product
    • Representing the company at International Fairs (Istanbul, Izmir, Doha/Qatar)
    • Researching and development of new mosaic designs and layout according to marketing demand

  • Area Sales Representative London, United Kingdom
    September 2009 --- March 2011

    Co-ordinates the handling of difficult or unusual situation for the continuity of existing customer portfolio
     

    • Reporting and analyses on the responsible area
    • Analyse the customers complaints and solve the situation
    • Selling in the full range of the company's products by negotiation with opticians with the key objective to grow sales of group supplied products
    • To take part in market research for the product
    • Analysis of existing and new processes to support projects
    • Managing customers` order

Personality

Self Assessment :
ResponsibilityCritical thinkingAnalytical thinkingAdaptabilityCollaboration

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
R&DAnalysisBudget ManagementTeam BuildingBusiness StrategyBusiness Process ImprovementmanagementStrategy

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Private Label ( Cosmetic ) Export & Import Sales Project Management

Education

  • Master in Enginering Systems&Project Management from Kingston University in 2009
  • Bachelor in Mining Enginner from Osmangazi University in 2004

Training and Certification

  • Dassault Systemes ( Solidworks) in 2011 Certification
  • YorkTrade (B2B Import-Export Business ) in 2011 Certification

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
English
Professional Proficiency
Turkish
Native

Area / Region

Istanbul, Turkey

Others

Driving License
  • Yes