Tufan has more than 10 years of experience in the Display and Touch Space working across versatile applications in the Industrial, Medical, White Goods, Consumer Handset as well as Automotive sector.

Tufan’s international experience is spanning across Vendor Management, Product Development and Integration, Sourcing & Strategic Procurement, Process Engineering.
He received his Masters Degree from the Technical University of Denmark in Copenhagen.

At KFS GROUP, he supports customer projects throughout the entire life-cycle, offering technical solutions to challenging product designs as well as Vendor Management and Supplier Development.

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Expertise

  • Broad supplier/manufacturer knowledge and experience with different display sizes and features
  • Supplier Scouting and Qualification: Defining the right manufacturer with the most suitable technology for each individual customer application and budget
  • Support for all stages of the Sourcing Process: Ensuring all components are ready when necessary (touch sensor, glass, controller, FPC and embedded boards, cables etc.)
  • Cost Down Exercises
  • Contract & Price Negotiations: Profound pricing and cost knowledge within the display/touch industry
  • Improvement of Sourcing Processes
  • 02/2018 - 06/2018

    Solution Architect @ Holitech Europe GmbH (Munich, Germany)

    – RFQ and technical assessments
    – Factory and design center visits
    – Supporting Quotations

  • 02/2013 - 02/2018

    Product Marketing Manager-Line Management @ Data Modul AG (Munich, Germany)

    Major Clients: B&R, Universal Robots, Qubica AMF, Advanced Diagnostics, Physio Control, Planmeca, Oxford Inst., ABB Power One Italy, Alpitronics, Technogym, 3Shape, Rational, Zodiac, Cross Control, Cefla, Jabbla, Fagor Automation, Dibal, Idesco, Quanta System

    – Marketing responsibility of touch display product family in industrial, medical and various other applications
    – Complete life cycle management
    – Definition and execution of product strategy (owner of product roadmap)
    – Definition and execution of promotion/channel strategy
    – Definition and execution of pricing strategy
    – Support and contribute to all content marketing and social initiatives Work closely with other parts of marketing, technology, sales and the local markets Ensure everything produced is to the highest quality

  • 05/2011 - 12/2012

    Senior Display and Touch Engineer @ Nokia Mobile Phones (Ulm, Germany)

    Major Clients: B&R, Universal Robots, Qubica AMF, Advanced Diagnostics, Physio Control, Planmeca, Oxford Inst., ABB Power One Italy, Alpitronics, Technogym, 3Shape, Rational, Zodiac, Cross Control, Cefla, Jabbla, Fagor Automation, Dibal, Idesco, Quanta System

    – Managing of technical reporting and documentation for RFI (Request for Information), RFQ (Request for quotation) and supplier selection processes in at least seven different high-volume Nokia products with the mass production volume of 5 million to 40 million.
    – Project management tasks: Critical Milestones are achieved by scheduling and planning of development and verification process between suppliers and manufacturers Supplier management tasks conducted during electrical and optical development and mass production of display and touch components for optimized HW integration.
    – Implementation of the marketing and sourcing needs for BRICA markets through the technical challenges, i.e. improved user experience in BRICA countries.
    – Conducted improved cross-cultural communication and collaboration within the world-wide display and touch vendor network and electronic component suppliers like Atmel, Cypress, TI and Synaptics as well as Display manufacturers like Samsung, LG, Wintek, AUO, CMI and etc.

  • 05/2008 - 05/2011

    Display and Touch Design Engineer @ Nokia Mobile Phones (Copenhagen, Denmark)

    – Project development and Management
    – Procurement and Supplier Management

Languages

English (fluent, presentations and negotiations level)
Turkish (fluent, presentations and negotiations level)
German (Intermediate level)
Danish (basic skills)
Spanish (basic skills)
Italian (basic skills)

International Experience

  • Denmark (6 years)

  • Germany (6 years)

  • USA

  • Spain

  • Italy

  • Finland

  • Turkey

  • Belgium

  • France

  • Taiwan

  • Romania