Work History

Work History
Jan 2008 - Present

Sales / Marketing & Quality Manager

Visteon Automotive Corporation

(REPORTS TO MANAGING DIRECTOR)

Leading two departments.Sales Department set-up: Establish, motivate and lead high performing multi-disciplined team. New business development: Building relationships with potential customers. Lead RFQ phase of potential customers and current customers' new vehicle projects.Overall Plant Quality Excellence Management: Company quality system, production quality & supplier quality leadership.New Program Launch: Leadership for new program, APQP process, DV & PV Tests & PPAP approvals. (V36X Project)RFQ process management: Company costing & pricing system standardisation for OEM, AM accounts & new programs.Account management: Company single point of commercial negotiations, direct P&L responsibility for current customers. Company Growth Strategy Set-up: New business capacity study, new investment plan preparations.Market & competitor analysis.

Jul 2005 - Jan 2008

Project & Quality Manager

Visteon Automotive Corporation

(REPORTS TO GENERAL MANAGER)

Greenfield Company set-up: Feasibility study of new plant in Turkey, Incentives, permissions, registrations follow-up. Program Management: Production line transfers from affiliate plants. Timing plan generation, stock piling follow-up, machine transfers, logistics & custom clearance activities, layout planning, start up approvals.Company Management System Set-up: Company documentation preparations (Procedures, Instructions etc.), KPI's, internal control system & organisation definitions. Company Quality Certifications: Preparation & execution of ISO/TS 16949, TS 14001 & OHSAS 18001 Certifications. Customer Awards: Preparation to Q1, 5Star & ASES Customer Awards.Supplier Quality Management System: Supplier Audit & Evaluation System set-up.Continues Improvement Activities: TQM, LPA, 5S. 6 Sigma Projects Leadership. Account Management: New agreements with current customers for production line transfers and new product start ups.

Apr 2003 - Jul 2005

Corporate Country Representative (Turkey)

Visteon Automotive Corporation

(REPORTS TO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER)

Representation of Visteon Corporation in Turkey as the only employee. Customer Relationship Management: Site support to customer for commercial, engineering, logistics & quality concerns. Business Development: New business opportunity research & reporting.New vehicle launch: Ford Transit vehicle launch responsibility across all Visteon complete product portfolio (HVAC, A/C line, compressor, cooling module, radio, lamps, PCM, key fob etc.) Corrective Actions Management: Coordination of interim & permanent containment actions.

Jan 2002 - Apr 2003

Purchasing & Logistics Supervisor

Linde Material Handling

(REPORTS TO GENERAL MANAGER)

Management of all supply chain activities of material handling trucks, construction machines, industrial cleaning machines & their spare parts. Planned truck & its equipment requirements according to the master sales forecast and customer orders. Developed and implemented new strategies for an effective stock management. Evaluated and determined the optimum stock levels, coordinated truck/machine & equipment inventory level. Defined  truck/machine equipment needs based on customer specific inquiries. Prepared and placed detailed purchase orders  to truck, equipment manufacturing locations and managed procurement activities. Followed up with manufacturing plants and equipment suppliers of production status. Controlled status of orders and organized and coordinated scheduled deliveries from manufacturing locations. Liaised with transportation / logistics companies for freight quotes, documentation and organized and coordinated custom clearance activities. Ensured timely delivery of orders to customer locations.

Jan 2001 - Jan 2002

Aftermarket Sales Engineer

Linde Material Handling

Assisted customers on technical specification, product usage and trouble-shooting.  Handled B2B sales enquiries and prepared sales quotations and reports. Developed and implemented sales strategies to grow the business profitably. Coordinated and organized stock & purchasing level based on customer and service needs & forecasts. Purchasing & procurement activities of spare parts from OEM's. Warehouse daily operations & inventory management.

Education

Education
1998 - 1999

MSc

University of Manchester, Institute of Science & Technology

Manufacturing management,

Manufacturing systems,

Concurrent engineering,

Supply chain management,

Re-engineering,

Benchmarking,

Audit,

Customer relationship management,

CNC machines and robots programming,

Laser principles

Thesis: Formula SAE Racing Car Project Design

1992 - 1996

BEng

Uludag University

Thesis: Mould Design and Finite Element Analyze with I-deas.

Certifications

Certifications
2007 - Present

Internal Auditor Certification

GELİŞİM MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
2007 - Present

APQP, PPAP, FMEA Training

GELİŞİM mANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
2007 - Present

ISO/TS 16949, 14001, 18001 Training

GELİŞİM MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
2005 - Present

6 Sigma Green Belt

FORD OTOSAN
2005 - Present

G8D Preparation for Quality

VISTEON CORPORATION UK
2002 - Present

Practical Import & Export Certification Program

MARMARA UNIVERSITY
1998 - Present

General English Course: Advanced level

WIGAN COLLEGE, Manchester, UK
1997 - Present

General English Course: Beginner, elementary level

HAMMERSMITH WEST LONDON COLLEGE, London, UK
1997 - 1998

General English Course: Intermediate, first certificate, and proficiency level

STANTON SCHOOL OF ENGLISH, London, UK