Emily BrettSenior Consultant


Emily is an experienced senior consultant focused within Global Supply Chain, International Procurement and Best Cost Country Sourcing. Emily leads our clients effectively through the 11-gate Strategic Sourcing Process and historically, delivers double-digit savings percentages. She has led Global Indirect Sourcing Initiatives and Global Sourcing Assessments/Diagnostics across multiple industries and clients. Emily also has experience with leading e-sourcing tool implementation across Fortune-500 clients. Internally, Emily is the lead for the Summer Associate Program and New-Hire Onboarding.

Areas of Expertise

  • Global Strategic Sourcing & International Procurement
  • Procurement Process Design & Implementation
  • Supply Chain Assessment/Diagnostic
  • Indirect Sourcing
  • eSourcing
  • Category Management
  • Best Cost Country Sourcing
  • Private Label Strategy
  • Project Management
  • Ethical Commodity Sourcing
  • Training

Key highlights

Supply Chain Diagnostic/Assessments:
Co-led supply chain diagnostic for National Transportation Service Provider. Delivered a detailed best-cost country (BCC) and operational transformation strategy to achieve five (5) year savings of £75M+.

Global Sourcing:
Led a $20M global strategic sourcing and implementation process of Oils & Lubricants (Hydraulic Oil, Gear Oil, Transmission Fluid, DEF etc.) for a diversified manufacturer. Exceeded high end target savings for commodity product — realized 15% annual savings. Supported the development of a Private Label Oil Product. Negotiated Supplier Cap-Ex allowance of over 90% of contract value.

Supported a global team of 16 professionals through global strategic sourcing process for $450M+ of indirect spend including MRO, Paint, Temporary Staffing, IT Hardware, Telecom, and Multi-Function Printing for a multi-billion dollar manufacturer of construction equipment.

Implemented global eSourcing tool across $800M worth of spend for 5 Global Categories for a Fortune 500 diversified manufacturer.

Professional background

Emily began her post-graduate career at Gibson as a Summer Associate in 2017. Prior to joining Gibson, Emily attended the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, UK and specialized in International Relations and Trade. She has spent significant time abroad – living and working in Ecuador, Rwanda and Ghana – focusing on economic development, trade incentive programs and professional development trainings. Emily enjoys bringing her global and out-of-the-box perspective to her clients at Gibson.

  • MA – University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK
  • Global Citizen Year – Cuenca, Ecuador
Favorite Quote

Fortune does favor the bold and you’ll never know what you’re capable of if you don’t try

Sheryl Sandberg


Emily enjoys spending time in Chicago, checking out the new restaurant openings, and spending time with friends. She is currently working on her Level 1 and 2 WSET Wine Certificates. Additionally, Emily has completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training – and enjoys visiting different yoga studios on her global travels.

Favorite Thing about working at Gibson

“Gibson has allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and grow through experiences that I wouldn’t get anywhere else. While being put in these challenging and unfamiliar situations, the Gibson team has supported and provided guidance every step of the way. These challenges have allowed me to make positive, worthwhile contributions while also further developing my personal growth.”

Nick Sanders