Procurecon Indirect West 2017

September 18-September 20, 2017

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ


John Morse

Senior Sourcing Manager

John Morse, C.F.C.M., is a Senior Sourcing Manager with Biogen’s Global Procurement Team in Cambridge, MA.  He leads indirect strategic sourcing strategies and initiatives with responsibility for over $300 Million in annual spend globally for categories supporting human resources, legal, and other general and administrative categories.

Prior to joining Biogen, he served as the lead for indirect HR Benefits sourcing at Raytheon Company in Waltham, MA, where he was also responsible for establishing the Contingent Labor MSP and contract labor corporate policy.

Mr. Morse began his Supply Chain career in the banking industry at Bank of Boston/Fleet Bank.

He earned his bachelor's degree and a master’s degree in business administration from Boston University in Boston.  He is a certified Raytheon Six Sigma Specialist, and a Certified Federal Contracts Manager (C.F.C.M.)

11:10 AM Sorting Out Services: Sourcing Legal And Consulting Services

These working group sessions are designed to help you develop strategies for dealing with complex or non-traditional categories that many procurement practitioners are now responsible for. Each group will be facilitated by a category expert and two practitioners, and they will guide the group toward constructing five ideas for tackling these categories and report back the results to the entire group during the afternoon sessions. Each group is limited to 30 participants in order to maximize interactivity.

Whether you’re sourcing legal or professional services, you may need to change your buying mindset. Discuss your biggest issues when sourcing legal and consulting services, and how to get buy-in from stakeholders to ensure a win-win for everyone.

How to penetrate spend in the legal department and work with them on contract development and negotiation
Extracting savings through alternative pricing structures, eliminating redundant fees, and contract consolidation
Creating a template for consultant engagement
Benchmarking freelance and boutique consulting houses
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