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.
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.
Operations Improvement Analyst
Kohl's Department Stores
Assistant Manager of Procurement
Procurement and Strategic Sourcing Applications
B.S., Supply Chain and Information Systems, The Pennsylvania State University
1Evaluating and selecting strategic sourcing and procurement vendors
2Leveraging technology for procurement transformation
3Creating a long-term source-to-settle (S2S) technology roadmap
4Evaluating and selecting contingent workforce management vendors
5Improving procurement and sourcing technology adoption rates