Emrah UCAR

Partner / Gesellschafter, Head of Business Development, BØLGER MARINE

Istanbul, Turkey

About me

I am a seasoned B2B & B2B2C Product Management professional dedicated to crafting innovative strategies. With an Engineering background, complemented by a master's in Engineering Management, and ongoing studies in Management Information Systems, I bring a holistic perspective. My professional journey spans from Co-Founding a startup in the marine market to steering strategic marketing and product management at a global furniture accessories manufacturer. Over 15 years, I've led cross-functional international teams, spearheaded new product development, managed budgets, and crafted effective marketing campaigns. My expertise extends to offline and online sales, leveraging e-commerce platforms for both B2B and B2C. I've developed solutions for sectors including automotive, furniture, marine, software, energy, construction, steel, aluminium, plastics, HVAC, water pumps, robotics and manufacturing.

Skills

Marketing Management
Product Marketing
Product Management
Marketing
B2B
B2B Marketing
Trade Marketing
Trademarketing
Pricing
Pricing Strategy
Campaign Management
Marketing Campaigns
New Business
Business Development
Business Strategy
Feasibility Study
New Product Development
New Product Launch
New Business Development
Product Marketing Management
E-Commerce
Microsoft Excel
MS Excel
Team Management
Feasibility Studies
Business Planning
Business Plan
Budgeting
Manager
Turkish language
Turkish
Google Analytics
wordpress
WooCommerce
Digital Marketing
E-commerce
Start-up
Start-up Consulting
Business Start-up
maritime
Online Marketing
Product
Management
Direct Marketing
Marketing Planning
Agile
Agile Methods
Start-ups
Software
Sales & Marketing
CAD
Project Management
Robotics
CAM
Architecture
Mechanical Engineering
Business engineering
Materials Management
Hydraulics
Machining
CNC
Leadership
Entrepreneurship
Motivation
Team work
Technical Knowledge
International experience
Analytical skills
Enthusiasm
willingness to travel
Negotiation skills
Strategic mindset
Assertiveness
Organizational skills
Leadership skills
Engineering
German
English Language
Sales Engineering
Product portfolio
Technical project management
Cost consciousness
International Business Development
Construction
Technology

Timeline

Professional experience for Emrah UCAR

  • Current 3 years and 4 months, since Mar 2021

    Head of Business Development

    BØLGER MARINE

    Co-founded BØLGER MARINE, a startup brand in the marine market, specializing in producing patented, customizable colorful luxury accessories. Managed the commercialization process, including distribution channels, B2B sales operations, and products.

  • 4 years and 3 months, Jan 2017 - Mar 2021

    Head of Product Management

    SAMET GROUP

    -Led marketing, product management, and business development for global furniture accessories manufacturer -Managed strategic initiatives, sales channel strategies and e-commerce -Lead a team of 4 Product Managers and 2 Business Analysts -Acted as interim CMO for a year -Directed new product development, pricing, and marketing plans for 10k+ SKUs across 6 product families -Executed campaigns for price, bundles, sales, and advertising across all channels -Monitored P&L, sales, production, and inventory

  • 3 years and 1 month, Jan 2014 - Jan 2017

    Senior Product Manager

    SAMET GROUP

  • 2 years and 1 month, Jan 2012 - Jan 2014

    Product Manager

    SAMET GROUP

  • 1 year and 6 months, Aug 2010 - Jan 2012

    Product Specialist

    SAMET GROUP

  • 9 months, Oct 2009 - Jun 2010

    Marketing Engineer

    Hydac International GmbH

    • Managing marketing and sales activities in the East Marmara region to improve sales and profit. • Finding and solving the problems in the customers’ factory. Optimizing the hydraulic systems of the customers in the sectors such as automotive, steel, aluminium, machine manufacturing and plastic etc.

  • 6 months, Jan 2009 - Jun 2009

    Product Engineer

    BAYMAK A.Ş.

    • Management of the water pressuring systems (pumps and pressure tanks-DAB) and PV solar cells. • Strategies, price management, stock management, marketing activities, advertising, searching for new brands to distribute, benchmark and market research, and controlling production and import operations. • Consulting a sales team of 20 engineers around the country for the products and over 1000 retail dealers.

  • 2 years and 1 month, Aug 2006 - Aug 2008

    Sales Engineer

    Mega Elektronik

    • Sales and application CNC machining machines (DOOSAN, CINCINNATI, MAG GROUP, NACHI ROBOTICS, KIHEUNG etc.) and CAD-CAM software. • Charting the production plan of parts and guiding the customers around Europe and Turkey doing time studies and planning manufacturing methods. • Drawing out and implementing the production project of turn-key projects. Giving SOLIDWORKS and CAMWORKS training. • Over 100 multinational and national production strategies. • Five multinational and national turn-key projects.

Educational background for Emrah UCAR

  • Current 1 year and 10 months, since Sep 2022

    Information Systems and Management

    Istanbul University

    Online

  • 2 years and 1 month, Feb 2007 - Feb 2009

    Engineering Management

    Marmara University

  • 5 years and 6 months, Sep 1999 - Feb 2005

    Mechanical Engineering

    Celal Bayar University

Languages

  • Turkish

    First language

  • English

    Fluent

  • German

    Basic

Interests

Product Management
Marketing Management
B2B Marketing
Music
Interior design
Travel
Art
Architecture
Sports

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