Analyst Profile

Desere Edwards

Desere Edwards

VP, Procurement

6 years at Gartner ,  5 years industry experience
Stamford, CT USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Desere Edwards is a member of the team covering Gartner's research on evaluating and deploying procurement and sourcing technologies, cross-industry and cross-technology. Solutions covered include e-sourcing, buy-side catalog management, contingent & freelancer workforce management solutions, contract life cycle management applications, procure-to-pay solutions, spend analysis, supplier diversity, supply base management, supplier risk management and service procurement solutions. Ms. Edward's special interests at Gartner are software as a service (SaaS) for procurement solutions and solution implementation planning.


Previous Experience

Ms. Edwards has more than 25 years of experience in contracting, procurement, strategic sourcing, logistics and supply chain management as a practitioner in the consumer packaged goods industry and the U.S. military. Prior to becoming an analyst, Ms. Edwards led Gartner's global procurement team and was the IT & services procurement team director in the Strategic Sourcing Consortium for PepsiCo and Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Professional Background

Gartner, Senior Director, Global Procurement, 2 years
PepsiCo Business Information + Solutions (BIS), Group Manager, IT Procurement, 7 years
PepsiCo, Director, IT&Services - Strategic Sourcing Consortium with Anheuser-Busch InBev, 4 years


Bachelor of Science, Education, Tennessee Technological University
Master of Arts, Procurement and Acquisition Management, Webster University



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