Summary

Professional with over 5 years of experience in Product Marketing, Project Management, Retail/Corporate Sales and International Business.

Developed Bakcell's Devices direction from an idea to one of the main successful strategic directions, received Best Employee Award several times. 

Highly organized, independent, conscientious self-starter, able to strategize prioritize effectively to accomplish projects with timeless and creativity. Open to new challenges and can learn and adapt very quickly to get things done in both effective and efficient manner.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2016 - Present

Trader for Oil Products and Petrochemicals

Coral Energy

Responsibilities: 

  • Full evaluation of market and development of geographical expansion strategies
  • Sourcing and exchange trading of base oils, petrochemicals and other product
  • Managing price risk exposure and contracting negotiations
  • Identifying and developing new business opportunities within the market
  • Maintaining daily contacts with all useful parties and developing customer's and supplier's portfolio
  • Providing accurate market information on the oil markets
  • Following up on the market, evaluating available market opportunities with a strong market making strategy and utilizing the ability to catch the moment
  • Reporting weekly to team in Geneva to share market information and monthly basis for all deals performed

Sep 2013 - Dec 2015

Devices and Sales Promotions Manager

Bakcell

Responsibilities:

  • Development of Device strategy and allocation of budget to reach main strategic objectives
  • Development and execution of products, offers and campaigns to meet long and short-term objectives
  • Planning, organizing and controlling all activities related to handset and device business
  • Managing the relationship between the company and its partners in handset and device business
  • Acting as project manager and work collaboratively with all project stakeholders and stakeholder groups on defining strategies, setting targets and developing products/services Operational:
  • Management of all handset and device related projects from commercial side• Control over all related processes, sales figures and effectiveness
  • Development and management of joint projects, campaigns and promotions with trade partners
  • Communication and collaboration with vendors, distributors and trade partners• Control over market situation, competition and making necessary changes to existing products/services to keep them competitive and attractive in the market
  • Organization, control and improvement of processes related to handset and device business to improve sales and customer experience
Jun 2012 - Sep 2013

Handset Product Development Manager

Bakcell

Responsibilities:

  • Control and analysis of Handset and Device Market and development of proactive strategies against    competition
  • Development and execution of products, offers and campaigns to meet long and short-term objectives
  • Planning, organizing and controlling all activities related to handset business• Managing the relationship between the company and its partners in handset and device business
  • Development and management of joint projects, campaigns and promotions with trade partners
  • Management over launch and providing continuous post-launch support  
  • Communication and collaboration with vendors, distributors and trade partners
  • Control over market situation, competition and making necessary changes to existing products/services to keep them competitive and attractive in the market
  • Achieving objectives regarding sales targets, revenue and profitability
Dec 2011 - Jun 2012

Devices Specialist

Bakcell
  • Research and Analysis of Handset and device market to drive and operationalize the Company's strategic plans with regards to handsets and devices
  • Act as a liaison between the Operator and Handset and Device Vendors (both local and global) 
  • Specifying handset and device requirements specific to B2B and B2C market in terms of functionality, branding, pricing, availability, packaging, accessories and any other technical specifications as may be required
  • Continuous promotion of new handsets/devices and assistance with testing and evaluation
  • Development of Handset and Device offers and campaigns for Business and Consumer market
  • Assist Commercial area departments in development of Handset and Device projects in terms of handset selection, vendor selection and evaluation, and coordinating and managing timely delivery and distribution
  • In conjunction with the Vendors, Implementation post-purchase support for handsets sold by the Company
  • Conducting internal and external handset/device analysis in terms of popularity, features, price range, etc.• Assist in developing long-term strategies and capacity planning for meeting future mobile device needs
May 2011 - Dec 2011

Customer Experience Specialist

Bakcell
  • Research and Analysis of local Handset and Device market and development of entry strategy
  • Analysis of current handset/device database in terms of brand shares, user profile, ARPU, DATA usage, etc.)
  • Profound understanding of Bakcell's current retail network and development of strategic solutions to make short and long-term improvements
  • Development of Bakcell's retail chain in terms of handset/device sale (channel development and expansion)
Feb 2011 - May 2011

Commercial Assistant

Bakcell
  • Project assistance and control over timely fulfillment of the given tasks
  • Assisting CCO and Commercial area departments in projects 
  • Attending status meetings, preparation and distribution of meeting minutes
  • Distribution of information on all new products/services and organizing trainings whenever needed
Mar 2008 - Aug 2008

Retail Customer Service Specialist

Unibank
  • Handling all main banking transactions including opening and leading accounts, deposits, loans, credit cards and money transfers
  • Answering customer queries, deciphering customer needs and offering best solutions based on proper company policies
  • Understanding customer needs and wants and offering best available products or upgrades

Education

Education
2010 - 2011

MBA

European University

Major:  International Business

2008 - 2011

MBA, General Management (part-time)

Azerbaijan State Economic University
2009 - 2010

MBA

Nichols College
2004 - 2008

BBA, Business Administration

Azerbaijan State Oil Academy

Certifications

Certifications

Project Management

University of Massachusetts Boston

BWL (Betriebswirtschaftlehre)

University of Augsburg, Germany

Marketing and Sales

Institute of Sales and Marketing Management, Cambridge, UK

Hospitality Management

ALISON Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online

Advanced Computer user

BILIK Center under Ministry of Education

Accounting and 1C

BILIK Center under Ministry of Education