David Soto


Accomplished and multi-faceted Commodity Leader and Senior Buyer  with over 9 years of professional expertise in the Supply Management team for the Electic and Electronic Market,  Exceeds goals with an effective management style, superior comunication skills and strategic business development planning, Successfully secures savings and revenue by capitalizing on growth opportunities


Supplier Development

Supply CHAIN and Logistics

New Product Development

Supplier Development


      Core Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strategic Business Development
  • Supplier Development
  • Raw Material Cost Analysis
  • Inventory management
  • Contract Negotiation, (Short, Medium and Long Term)
  • New Vendor Procurement
  • Trend Anticipation and Forecasting

Work History

Work History
Jan 2007 - Present

Senior Commodity LEADER

Schneider Electric Noth American Operating Division
Jan 2007 - Present

Assisting in the development of strategies, policies, procedures and objectives for the operation of the purchasing program

Measures and monitors purchasing improvement programs.

Determines and negotiates with proper sources of supply for most economical purchases

Supports project/development by selecting and negotiating with the best approved suppliers

Visits supplier facilities and investigates cost reduction opportunities

Responsible for Conducts legal and ethical business relationships with suppliers

Assist in the development of long-term material acquisition plans, including: supplier development

Represents purchasing to customers (internal and external), marketing and field sales through presentation and training.

Responsible of the Fabricated Components (Thermo set Market) in North America Schneider Electric Facilities.

Aug 2002 - Oct 2006

International Buyer

Advanced Drainage Systems Inc.

Elaborate forecasting for Purchase Orders of raw material, machinery for development of new products

Develop and implement improvements in inter departmental environment.

Ensure that company and division standards for quality, timeliness and professionalism are maintained

Responsible for the elaboration and periodic posting of production program schedules,

Responsible for purchasing national and imported products  (Raw Materials, Equipment, Machinery, Spare Parts)

Responsible for maintaining inventory of everything related to raw materials and production fabrication supplies.

Coordination of Shipping and Receiving to supply multiple warehouses.


Jan 1997 - Aug 2002

Industrial Design Engineer


Trained to detect and resolve functional and ergonomic design, production and logistics of objects that society demands



Supplier Performance Monitoring

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Effective Negotiation

Karras Effective Negotiation, 1 - 2