4 years at Gartner
11 years industry experience
Roles and Responsibilities
Kaitlynn Sommers is part of the team that advises application leaders on procurement and strategic sourcing applications. This includes helping define and identify technologies across the source-to-pay process and creating procurement technology strategy. Ms. Sommers helps clients understand the market landscape, prioritize investments, evaluate vendors and determine best-fit, negotiate contracts, and deploy best practices across a variety of market segments including Source-to-Contract (S2C) (spend analysis, supplier management, e-sourcing, and contract life cycle management) and Procure-to-Pay technologies. She also assesses and advises clients on the use of emerging technologies, such as AI, RPA, and advanced analytics, across sourcing and procurement.
Kaitlynn Sommers's Recent Gartner Activity
Prior to joining Gartner, Ms. Sommers had more than eight years of experience in strategic sourcing, contracting, procurement, and supply base management as a practitioner in the retail industry. She held a variety of positions managing the procurement of indirect good and services. She also managed the selection, implementation and continuous improvement projects for multiple procurement and sourcing technology initiatives.
Kohl's Department Stores, Assistant Manager of Procurement, 7 years
Lowe's Companies, Operations Improvement Analyst, 1 year
B.S., Supply Chain and Information Systems, The Pennsylvania State University