Analyst Profile

Kaitlynn Sommers

Kaitlynn Sommers

Director Analyst

3 years at Gartner ,  10 years industry experience
WI USA


Roles and Responsibilities

Kaitlynn Sommers is a Research Director covering the evaluation and deployment of procurement and strategic sourcing applications, cross industry and cross technology. Solutions covered include e-sourcing, spend analysis, contract life cycle management, supply base management, catalog management, e-procurement, AP invoice automation, e-invoicing and contingent workforce management solutions.

Background

Previous Experience

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.

Professional Background

Kohl's Department Stores, Assistant Manager of Procurement, 7 years
Lowe's Companies, Operations Improvement Analyst, 1 year

Education

B.S., Supply Chain and Information Systems, The Pennsylvania State University

Languages

English

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