Cenk Yildirim

Procurement Director

Baku, Azerbaijan



supply chain

contract management

Six Sigma / yellow


•People Management skills •Strong client and supplier relationship management •Buying experience in a multinational corporate procurement environment •Ability to supervise other professionals •Ability to plan, prioritize and deliver own work •Ability to work effectively in a team environment •Ability to forge relationships and quickly establish credibility based on merit, knowledge and experience •Knowledge of and ability to drive continuous process improvement and to promote the benefits of moderate change to key stakeholders and internal customers. •Problem solving skills and the ability to make data driven business recommendations to client •The ability to understand and drive through change internally and with client counterparts •Intermediate level Microsoft office proficiency and working knowledge of e-procurement technologies •Strong verbal and written communication skills •Advanced negotiation & influencing skills •Proven ability to drive continuous improvement in outsourced procurement services •Outsourced operational procurement experience including SOW drafting and tactical sourcing •Bachelor’s degree, Business and Finance, •Post graduate in Supply Chain Management •membership of CIPS/ ICM.


Army Logistics School

Logistics , Logistics

June 1992 - June 1992

Land Forces Military Academy

system engineering , system engineering

August 1991 - August 1991


Procurement Director

Azerfon LLC ( , Baku/Azerbaijan

April 2011 - August 2012

• Reorganization of Procurement and building of Contracting Department, • Preparing Annual Procurement Plans based on the AOP and Budgets, • Defining procurement layouts and flows, creating related process and procedures, • Conducting the Tenders for the Capital and Operational expenses, (in 3 months, more than 80 M USD worth of Tenders finalized – including, but not limited to, Core /RAN /Mw /VAS /Platforms /Sw+Hw) • Preparing RFQ’s and RFP’s and taking part in Tender negotiation & evaluations, • Created Contract Templates for Frame Agreements, Database, flow and procedures thereof.

contract management
Regional Procurement Manager - Europe, CIS, Turkey

Motorola Komunikasyon Ltd Sti / Istanbul ( , Istanbul/Turkey

May 2007 - April 2011

Managed several services procurement projects in Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Ireland, France, Morocco, Finland and supported Bidding teams for tender pricing in all over the region. Beaten Motorola world record in terms of Savings in Vodafone Turkey BSS Project worth of 2B USD. Selected, maintained and evaluated more than 200 subcontractors and vendors, and managed the contracts thereof.  Conducting the Tenders for the installation and swap, operation and maintenance outsource services, ANE, site preparation materials, towers, containers, etc…  Preparing RFQ’ s and RFP’ s and conducting the negotiations,  Preparing and managing the contracts,  Selecting and Evaluating the Subcontractors, Vendors and Outsourcing companies. Preparing Score Cards.

contract management
vendor management
Procurement, Contracting and Logistics Manager

Astelit LLC (subsidary of Turkcell) , Kiev, Ukraine

February 2004 - May 2007

Leading a team of 23-employees and for outsourced services a team of 15-employees which are in charge of;  preparing all contracts signed with local and international suppliers and (contracting)  responsible of the import, export and warehousing (logistics)  issuing PO’ s and following the deliveries and making reconciliations (procurement)  Conducting the Tenders for the Capital and Operational expenses, (in 2005, bigger than 300 M USD worth of investment procurement)  Preparing RFQ’ s and RFP’ s and taking part in negotiations,  Planning and controlling of investment and operations budget,  Conducting the logistics services for all departments including, Custom Clearance, warehousing, transportation, handling and reporting, through outsourcing service providers.

contract management
people management
Contract Management Head

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. – Istanbul (NYSE: TKC) , Istanbul, Turkey

June 2000 - February 2004

Leading a team of 7-employees, which is in charge of all technical and IT contracts signed with local and international suppliers and responsible of the import, export and re-export (Logistics Dept.)  Planning and controlling of investment and operations budget,  Preparing RFQ’ s and RFP’ s and taking part in negotiations,  Participating as an Advisor in the purchasing and contract negotiations with the Subsidiary and Joint-Venture Companies abroad when requested.

Contract Management
Technical dept.Budget management
Operational Control
Materials Management Manager

Beiersdorf LLC. Istanbul , Istanbul, Turkey

May 1998 - June 2000

Managed logistics from plants in 11different countries to 325 local customers and 1,500,000.-DM worth of inventory.  Managed the warehouse with 6 personnel, holding chief, clerk and driver titles,  Key User in SAP MM Module implementation, 600.000-DM worth of software implementation project.  Improved import duty and transportation costs by 11% by effective planning.  Improved inventory turn over from 105 days to 66 days saving 880.000-DM monthly, by improved planning and SAP implementation.

materials planning
stock control
Logistics Engineer

Valeo Otomotiv A.S. , Istanbul, Turkey

January 1997 - January 1998

Improved production quantity by efficient production planning by 10%,  New follow up system designed to improve distribution service rate. (14% of improvement achieved)  Managed the distribution of USD 2-Mio/monthly sales.

materials/production planning
stock control
ex: PHP
Materials Planning and Control Engineer

Delphi Packard A.S. , Bursa, Turkey

January 1995 - January 1997

Managed logistics from suppliers in 5different countries to production of cable harnesses for Renault Managed the planning and logistics of copper cable extrusion production

materials planning
stock control
copper wire extrusion

Land Forces - Logistics army , Ankara, Turkey

June 1992 - March 1994

Army logistics

stock control

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