Author Profile

Gerhard Grimm

Gerhard Grimm

Sr Director Analyst

1 year at Gartner,  2 years' experience

Location:  Australia  |  Language(s):  English, German

Roles and Responsibilities

Gerhard Grimm is a Sr Director in Gartner's Supply Chain Consumer Retail Team. He specialises in retail researching and advising clients on a wide range of industry-focused topics, including supply chain strategy, industry trends, metrics & benchmarking, packaging, sustainability, returns and more. He is based out of Melbourne, Australia. Gerhard has over 20 years of business experience across multiple industries focusing on retail and telecommunications supply chains. Before joining Gartner, he led supply chain excellence teams and programs, focussing on supply chain transformation, supply chain technology, supply & demand planning and setting up supply chain strategies to meet the overall company's objectives. Gerhard specialises in helping executives to bring their supply chain strategy to life and align their teams in the execution.


Previous Experience

18 years in supply chain 8 years in the retail and manufacturing industry 4 years in the telecommunications industry

Professional Background

  • Opal Packaging, Head of Supply Chain & Procurement Centre of Excellence, 3 years
  • Super Retail Group, Transformation Manager, 5 years
  • Telekom Austria Group, Head of Material Planning, 3 years


  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Charles Darwin University)
  • Graduate Certificate in General Management (Australian Institute of Management)
  • Master of Science in Management (Vienna University of Economics and Business)