Gartner Expert

Geraint John

VP Analyst

Geraint John is a Research Vice President in Gartner's Supply Chain Operations team, focusing on sourcing and procurement, supplier relationship management and supplier risk. He is responsible for helping procurement and supply chain leaders to develop their sourcing capabilities, drive more value from key suppliers and improve the resilience of their supply bases.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner/SCM World, Mr. John worked in a procurement and SRM consulting firm providing research and learning and development services for clients, as well as leading the firm's knowledge capital work. Before that, he worked as an editor and journalist in business-to-business publishing, including a decade in editing two magazines for the procurement community (Supply Management, CPO Agenda).

Professional background

State of Flux

Executive Consultant

Redactive Publishing


Areas of coverage

Supply Chain Strategy

Sourcing and Procurement

Procurement Management

CSCO Strategic Leadership


B.A., Economics and Politics, University of Warwick

Postgraduate Diploma, Periodical Journalism, City University, London

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Design supplier relationship management strategy (e.g., segmentation, governance, performance)

2Develop trust, collaboration and customer-of-choice status with key suppliers

3Drive innovation and competitive advantage from the supply base

4Take a proactive approach to supplier risk management and resilience

5Transform procurement through digital capabilities (e.g., advanced analytics, automation)