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Tolga Kilicarslan

Tolga Kilicarslan


BI Data Engineer

Nature's Way | Toronto


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My New Course

Understanding Data Engineering

My New Course

Intermediate SQL

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Introduction to Python

AI aficionado, dancing with algorithms in the realm of possibilities.

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Understanding Data Engineering


Deploying and Maintaining Assets in Power BI


Experiment with the AI assistant

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Data Literacy

Data Literacy

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HackerRank Python (Basic)

HackerRank SQL (Intermediate)

DataCamp Course Completion

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My Work Experience

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Nature's Way Canada | May 2022 - Present

BI Data Engineer

• Mastered tools including PowerBI, Excel with advanced PowerQuery, VBA, A4E (Analysis for Excel), and Google Sheets. Designed and executed ETL processes for structured and semi-structured datasets, logical data modeling, data mining, and optimized data processing and automation. • Conducted primary research, synthesized information from key syndicated sources such as IQVIA, Nielsen, Stackline, and Retailer POS systems, and analyzed data to identify trends, patterns, and insights. Applied a range of techniques and theories, including mathematics, probability models, machine learning, statistics, and data engineering, for the generalizable extraction of knowledge. • Designed, built, and maintained data warehouses to support analytical reporting and provide a historical data foundation for business intelligence. Expertise in logical data modeling, report conversion, data cleansing, and ensuring data accuracy. • Developed interactive PowerBI dashboards using advanced DAX calculations, M language and PowerQuery. Led User Acceptance Testing (UAT) initiatives, ensuring dashboards met business needs and enhanced decision-making. • Collaborated with cross-functional teams, translating data requirements into actionable solutions. Influenced data-driven decision-making across the organization and ensured alignment with business goals.
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Top Ten Trade | Dec 2019 - May 2022

Strategic Data & Business Operations Manager

• Product portfolio management, research & development, operations, and fulfillment analysis for the five company brands in two stores in the USA, Canada & UK markets. • Orchestrated an automated workflow using OrderDesk, Excel, Google Sheets, Amazon Seller Central, and Hubstaff to streamline order distribution and facilitate real-time compensation calculations for 10+ designers based on SKU values and time-tracking data. • Managed advertising sales performance exceeding $1.2M/year, increased sales and revenue using data backed strategies while maintaining advertising cost 44% below market average in 2021. • Built and implemented strategies to lead the growth and assisted with the B2B and B2C partnership needs in the current and new business areas.

Diebold Nixdorf | Nov 2018 - Nov 2019

Finance Analyst

• Managed the cash and loan portfolio in 3 currencies; USD, EUR, TRL • Controlled all kinds of payment transactions, petty cash, loan portfolio and letter of guarantee processes (up to $15 Million) • Successfully managed 52 bank accounts (belongs to 2 entities in 13 different banks), processes during transformation in the company and M&A (acquisition of Altus Bilisim) • Delivered local, regional & global cash flow statements periodically to the CFO and global treasury managers

EF Education First | Jun 2018 - Oct 2018

Administrative Specialist

• Directed 4 English teachers to carry the emergency phone and supervised teachers to be guard on duty in student accommodation. • Managed database of new host families to review with the management team, and updated databases using third-party data management software, using new client data.

Unilever | Feb 2018 - May 2018

Management Consultant

• Implemented an award winning project aimed to map & analyze the processes in Unilever Turkey Finance Team • Performed comprehensive on-site observation communicating with all team members to determine the team specific and individual workloads and task- prioritization • Evaluated diverse organizational system to identify workflow, communication and resource utilization issues using best practices. Helped leaders understand how to effectively manage task prioritization, time allocation and work efficiency. • Assessed existing processes development plans. Delivered a clear map of the processes that trigger each other and simplified and centralized current tasks to generate insights and improvements

UPTON REALTY GROUP, Estate Agents & Property Stewards | Jan 2017 - Jun 2017

Marketing Specialist

• Prepared comprehensive rental listings for the New York, Manhattan area in accordance with property management guidelines • Optimized rental prices for the New York real estate market, analyzing trends to adjust pricing on a weekly basis • Scanned, gathered, and analyzed luxury property listings to satisfy the needs of exclusive clients • Maintained database of potential franchisees, real estate locations and online buy/sell Internet sites

My Education

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Master of Business Administration - MBA, Business Administration and Management, GeneralSabanci University | 2018
Academic Year Abroad Diploma, Language and Cultural Studies  · (OctoberEF International Language Campuses | 2017
Bachelor’s Degree, Mechanical Engineering, Makine Mühendisliği  · (OctoberIstanbul Technical University | 2016
High School Diploma, Mathematics and ScienceBesiktas Sakip Sabanci Anatolian High School | 2010

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