Product/Project Manager with management, manufacturing, business operations, and engineering experience. Uniquely effective in the identification of problems, the initiation of change, and the implementation of new processes which produce positive results. Motivate others in the achievement of individual and organizational goals with emphasis on teamwork and cross-functional cooperation.
Turkish Aerospace Industry (TAI), Space Business Unit Ankara, Turkey 7/2012-present
Manage Remote Sensing (E/O and SAR) Earth Observation Satellites and Communication Satellites Programs, overseas the development, manufacturing, integrating and testing activities, define the program objectives and oversee quality control according to ECSS standards. Coordinate the efforts of team members and sub-contractors in order to deliver the project according to plan.
Turkish Aerospace Industry (TAI), Space Business Unit Ankara, Turkey 10/2011-7/2012
Space Systems Engineering Manager
Manage the systems engineers on high resolution electro-optic, sensor systems SAR programs. Oversee the design and development of electro-optical imaging and sensor systems - from proposal and design, through prototype development and analysis, to product development, manufacturing as well as environmental testing (AIT). Provide technical contributions to space project and lead systems engineering team in developing spacecraft bus system and subsystem level requirements, trades, analyses and designs for complex space missions.
MilSOFT, Ankara, Turkey 10/2006-10/2011
Managed the development, testing and integrating of the Multilink Link-16/Link-11 Data Link Processor. Plan, execute, and finalize the Tactical Data Link Product Line according to strict deadlines and within budget. Define the project’s objectives and oversee quality control according to the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 5 throughout its life cycle. Coordinate the efforts of team members with 35 people and third-party contractors in order to deliver the project according to plan.
HAVELSAN A.S., Ankara, Turkey 4/2004 – 10/2006
Managed “Airborne Early Warning System Ground Support System Segment” consists of three different segments such as mission simulator, mission planning and software support center as a part of the Peace Eagle Program. Utilized knowledge of project and technical operations to ensure full customer satisfaction with delivered products and services as well as understood the technical and programmatic requirements, relevant technologies for the program, and customer and funding requirements.
STANDARD & POOR’S, New York, NY 8/2003 – 3/2004
Executed project plans aligning with Standard & Poor’s strategic direction and good business practices. Coordinated and implemented the migration of the software SW IT projects into the project-oriented work management system (Project Gateway), which helped to make strategic business decisions.
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES, Holmdel, NJ 12/1998 – 4/2003
Product Manager 01/2000 – 4/2003
Coordinated and managed cross-functional team interfaces with Manufacturing, Sales/Marketing, Development, Integration, Installation & Maintenance and Documentation for the successful Optical Networking products. Developed and understood of marketing needs and strategies to support sales and marketing teams.
· Coordinated and executed Product Development Life Cycle Management and Product Design reviews, which created a more predictable full-stream product market launch.
· Led the configuration and ordering activities for three customer field trials in both USA and Europe. Managed the overall trial schedule, which included planning, logistics, on time delivery, resource management and customer acceptance, which provided more than $50 million future sales opportunities.
· Verified the forecasting model and provided part number level breakdown information for the Bill of Material for Manufacturing, which enabled to build systems on time.
· Participated in an effort to outsource manufacturing of the production line to an outside contract manufacturer, which provided approximately 40% cost savings.
Customer Interface / Technical Marketing
· Provided RFI/RFP responses including both technical and pricing information. Built business cases for customer bids resulted in $150M potential business sales.
· Prepared product-marketing collateral for trade-shows, internal and external websites and product sales brochure. Provided product presentation during customer visits, which enhanced customer’s product knowledge.
· Created complex Feature Requirement Document to support product-ordering tool used by both customers and sales force, which shortened the order-to-cash cycle by approximately 30%.
· Provided cost analysis and calculated profit margins, which provided guidance for customer negotiations.
System Test and Verification Engineer 12/1998 – 1/2000
Developed and executed test plans for the next generation optical networking products. Tested and certified the system Hardware and Software for the successful product release. Improved the quality of the software 30%, by automating the regression testing, which also reduced the test time.
SIEMENS ICN, Cherry Hill, NJ 4/1997 – 12/1998
New Product Introduction and System Test Engineer
Improved the current Phone-Mail/Server Production line test processes and reduced the end-to-end system test time 60%, which saved company approximately $400K annually.
AYDIN CORPORATION, Horsham,PA 12/1990 – 4/1997
Designed, tested and successfully verified the mixed-signal radar pulse generator used in the Command Control Communication (C3) Radar Display consoles.
MBA, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA, 2007
BS and MS, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, M.E. Technical University, Turkey, 1987
Program/Product Management, System Engineering, Product Development Life Cycle, Optical Networking, Tactical Data Link Processors (L11/L16/L22), Command Control Communication (C3) Systems, (DWDM), Telecommunications Management Network, CMISE, C/C++, ECSS,CMMI level 5 Methodology, NEBS3
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