Gartner Expert

Sarah Gilchrist

Director Analyst

Sarah Gilchrist advises clients on demand, supply planning, inventory planning, sales and operations planning (S&OP) and customer collaboration in the supply chain space. She brings more than 10 years of operational, hands-on experience in Supply Chain in FMCG companies to her role at Gartner.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Dr Gilchrist held various management roles in demand, supply and inventory planning in FMCG, blue chip companies. She also spent 3 years in a manufacturing environment where she managed both packaging and logistics operations. As well as industry experience, Dr Gilchrist worked as a consultant for 4 years at PwC within their mergers and acquisitions team.

Professional background


Customer Supply Manager, Operations Manager, Planning Manager


M&A Consultant

Proctor & Gamble

Demand Planning and Customization Team Leader

Areas of coverage

Supply Chain Planning


PhD, Geography, University of Edinburgh

MSc, Geography, University of London

BSc, Geography, University of Edinburgh

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1S&OP / S&OE

2Demand Planning

3Supply Planning

4Customer Collaboration