web-ekspert

Vanja Al-Halidi


IT Manager and Ecommerce Specialist

I am independent IT professional

From the very beginning of my professional career I was oriented to IT. After years of experience, I would define my self as Ecommerce expert that managed to see and participate in IT projects from all perspectives, development, management and business.

Specialties: E-commerce, Web consulting, Project management, Team management

Personal Information

Date of birth
March 22nd, 1978
Nationality
Serbian
Marital status
Married, 2 children
Email
alhalidi@gmail.com
Phone
+381 64 178 38 78
Website

Employment

2017 - current

Delivery Manager @ Levi9

from 2017 to current

Agile approach

Deliver "Team as a service" to clients in agile management model. Guide and coach the team, drive and secure the work process.

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2015 - 2017

Engagement Manager @ Westum

from 2015 to 2017

Ecommerce specialist

Engage, consult and grow clients. Organize and optimize managed support team organization, structure and processes.

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2014 - 2015

General Manager @ ABC Cybernetics

from 2014 to 2015

Internet of Things

Manage multiple teams within a big innovative EnergIA project.
Usage of "Internet of things" and wireless communications with intelligent objects to produce smart homes.

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2013 - current

Founder & CEO @ Blaze Interactive

from 2013

IT as buisness owner

Setup and lead the company and team of developers.

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2009 - 2013

Operations Manager @ Implementek

from 2009 to 2013

IT from buisness perspective

In the role of Operations Manager I was driving the entire company and reported to board of shareholders. My duties where: Supervising finances, sales and marketing; Leading HR and Management; Organizing development; Managing important projects. Negotiating with partners, clients and subcontractors.

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2008 - 2009

Project Manager @ Implementek

from 2008 to 2009

IT from management perspective

During the time I was in a role of Project Manager, I was leading multiple projects for Western Europe and US market. New management systems, procedures and online tools were implemented at this time.

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2006 - 2008

Leading web developer @ ULTIMA Communications

from 2006 to 2008

IT from development persprective

As a Lead developer I was responsible for developing and driving a group of developers within the company. Was working with all major web programming languages (PHP, SQL, Java Script, Action Script, HTML, CSS). Introduced and conducted a new work process that cut down project development time. Developed a custom CMS system for the company that was used for majority of websites.

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2002 - 2008

Web Programmer @ numbers&shapes

from 2002 to 2008

Freelance programming

My first programming steps came early and in my freelancing period I developed many websites using PHP and MySQL

2005 - 2006

Web programmer and marketing assistant @ Tehnomanija

from 2005 to 2006

Programming and Marketing

Reconstruction and maintenance of the company website. Working closely with Graphic designer on marketing material, communicating with advertizement companies and helping with marketing campaigns.

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2000 - 2004

MS Office & Windows instructor @ Master Class

from 2000 to 2004

Introduction to IT and Web basics

Lecturing MS Office package and Photo Shop basics

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Education

1997 - 2012

Faculty of Organizational Sciences BCS

from 1997 to 2012

Information Technologies

Faculty of Organizational Sciences is one of the leading higher education institutions in the region with the tradition over 40 years. Faculty of Organizational Sciences is higher education institution, part of University of Belgrade, which deals with education, scientific research and consultancy through development of knowledge and skills in management, information system and technology. Key values of Faculty of Organizational Sciences are:Innovativeness, Openness, Commitment, Broadness of academic spirit, Leadership and Responsibility.

2007 - 2011

Faculty of Economics and Political Science BS

from 2007 to 2011

Economics

Faculty of Economics and Political Science is part of the first private university in the region. FEPN is part of the University, which educated some of the most respected managers, experts and consultants in both domestic and foreign economy, oriented to leadership, innovation, good business practices in business and journalism.

Skills

Management

Project Management
Expert
Team management
Expert
Ecommerce Consulting
Very good
Operations Management
Very good
General Management
Good

Development

Programming Languages
HTML CSS JavaScript jQuery XML PHP
CMS
Magento WordPress Demandware Drupal

Languages

English
Professional working proficiency
Serbian
Native proficiency

Testimonials

Vanja is a detail orientated person who you know will keep your project on task and on budget. He always guarantees any work his team does for you. I would recommend them to anyone.

Jay Beaupre | Account Executive @ Ciplex

Vanja was the sole development manager in supporting my project management team directly. Not only was he a high grade development manager, but he was completely pleasant to work with. His work ethic is unquestionable, and his ability to prioritize and maximize productivity is well above average. I look forward to continue working with Vanja for his technical expertise and communication skills on a daily basis.

Jayce Tan | PMP @ Ciplex

Vanja possesses excellent negotiation and managerial skills. It is great to work with him, as he is a practical, confident, reliable and easy to work with team member, focused on both process and final result.

Jelena Mickic | Publishing professional

have been working with Vanja in Implementek, for more than a year. During that time I was a Web developer while Vanja was a project manager, and later operations manager. After joining Implementek where I was already working, in short time Vanja gained the respect and confidence of the team.

What I admire the most in Vanja is his patience and correctness in working as a manager, both towards the employees and clients. For me, this has great influence on enjoyable working atmosphere in the team and my high performance and motivation. At the same time, while ensuring equality within the team, Vanja kept the authority needed to manage and direct the team.

I believe that this kind of management and communication, along with Vanja’s ability to solve arising problems efficiently resulted in many successfully finished projects, satisfied clients and happy employees

Nevena Stojanovic | Interface developer @ Valtech Sweden

During my time at Implementek, Vanja was my superior. I can safely say that he is one of those rare people who can actually inspire you to work harder and bring the quality of your work to bigger heights. He is well-organized, punctual and straightforward, whilst always ready to make a joke and bring the positive work atmosphere to the desired level. These qualities translate in his ability to motivate a team to care about its project, be more professional and invested in the project’s success. The things I admire about him the most and reason I look up to him are the abilities to keep the calm attitude in hardest of times and solve the conflict by being as open and direct as possible.

Slavisa Perisic | Web Developer @ YouQueen.com

Hobbies

Movies Singing & Playing Basketball Coffe Dog Lover Bowling Nature Lover Traveling

Portfolio picks

Intelligent Control

Internet of things home automation project

Blaze Interactive

New Media Agency

Dufry

Dufry is a global tourist commercial chain which operates in 45 countries throughout the world in more than 1200 duty free shops.

Systematic Art

Hanging systems for both residential and commercial use

Glamhouse

Online boutique for high quality and modern design jewellery and fashion accessories

Wirwinzer

Vine portal for German market that enables a direct delivery of the goods from the manufacturer to the end buyer

Power Support

Intelligent solutions that protect and personalize Apple mobile devices

FINIS

One of the biggest manufacturers of sport swimwear dedicated to inventing and developing innovative swimwear products

Beards Diamonds

Jewelry catalog

Chinese Theatres

A part of Hollywood history

HSB

leading producer of high quality olive oil in Morocco

Litriocht

The world’s largest Irish language bookshop and award winning website

Spring street

Unique Hollywood-style design for B2B and B2C

PBN

A tailor made solution with consulting for a global supplier of innovative products and solutions from Australia and China

One Bag at a time

It’s a simple concept to reduce waste and create a cleaner, healthier life

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