Umit Balkan

Umit Balkan


Sep 2003 - Jun 2007

Celal Bayar University

Department of International Trade was established within the School of Applied Sciences in 1999. The aim of the department is to meet the demand of international trade firms for human resources who are expected to know about the World’s and Turkey’s economies with their contemporary issues, developments and sophistication. Satisfying the needs of specialists in export and import firms will help businesses to have international trade relations by finding new markets and/or accelerating the existing ones.

Sep 1999 - Jun 2003

Zeytinburnu Anatolian "Foreign Trade" Highschool

Work History

Work History
May 2010 - Present

Import Export Specialist

Primanova (Decorative Bathroom Accessories & Functional Housewares)

Running both duties simultaneously; sales and customs operations. My ultimate goals are stimulating sales and creating higher customer satisfaction. In order to achieve this, I am -

  • in direct correspondance with customers about orders and marketing,
  • tracking production and warehousing procedure of orders,
  • issuing official export documents (Invoice, PL, L/C requirements) and instructing customs broker,
  • coordinating the logistics process accordingly,
  • and managing transit trade operations.
On the other hand, to expand the business volume, attending domestic and foreign fairs, performing organization of fair incentives are my responsibilities and skills. As of April 2012, promoted and undertook the responsibility of major foreign suppliers and import operations in addition to my previous duties. Which contains correspondance of and orders to overseas suppliers, full import operations and process with customs and forwarders...
Nov 2008 - Mar 2010

Export Operation Staff

Wenice Kids (Kidswear & Fashion)

As an export specialist, I engage with the whole process of exporting which is from production to shipping. Following up suppliers’ goods, instructing logistics department, preparing export documents and communicating with customs broker, picking up the optimal carrier and informing accounting are some of my responsibilities. Beyond responsibilities, my result-oriented structure moved the department and company forward, especially in terms of efficiency.



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