Ana Alexandra Tovar Soto is a results-driven Global Purchasing Manager/ Global Category Buyer with over 10 years of experience in the Purchasing field. Working for Faurecia, she serves as Global Purchasing Manager for their Product and Process Industrialization Centre, directing their global purchasing team to maximize business profitability and design and drive cost-effective global procurement strategy and organization for sites across Europe, USA as well as China.
She offers extensive experience in driving strategic procurement activities across multiple spend categories like packaging/plastics and cardboard, chemicals and ingredients, energy, tooling, equipment, and electric, mechanical, pneumatic and electronic components, and implementing cost-effective supply chain strategies. She holds a MBA degree, and is known for her exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to mentor teams to exceed organizational targets. In addition, she is highly skilled at cross-functional collaboration with demonstrated ability to offer strategic procurement support across departments.
Ana has outstanding intercultural skills, she has worked in Spain, Germany, China and Venezuela.
Ana has advanced English professional capabilities, and is a native Spanish speaker, also speaking basic German and Chinese language skills. She is proficient with purchasing software including SAP, Oracle- Purchasing Module, Discoverer-Purchasing Analysis Spend Module, and Scanmarket (e-Auction & e-Sourcing platform).
She credits her success to never giving up, and is looking forward to connecting with likeminded professionals.