Sr Principal Analyst
2 years at Gartner
1 year industry experience
Roles and Responsibilities
Kaitlynn Sommers is a Sr. Principal Analyst and part of the team covering Gartner's research on evaluating and deploying procurement, and strategic sourcing applications, cross-industry and cross-technology. Solutions covered include e-sourcing, spend analysis, contract life cycle management, buy-side catalog management, e-procurement, supply base management and contingent workforce management solutions.
Kaitlynn Sommers's Recent Gartner Activity
Critical Capabilities for Procure-to-Pay Suites
Hype Cycle for Procurement and Sourcing Solutions, 2019
Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites
Ms. Sommers has more than eight years experience in strategic sourcing, contracting, procurement, and supply base management as a practitioner in the retail industry. Before joining Gartner, Ms. Sommers 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, Inc., Operations Improvement Analyst, 1 year
Bachelor of Science, Supply Chain & Information Systems, The Pennsylvania State University