Episode 25: Building Procurement's Influence Internally feat. Mike Morsch

By Kelly Barner | August 4, 2021

Most procurement organizations want to increase their internal influence and improve their working relationship with other functions – after all, that seems like the straightest path to opportunity and recognition.

So what happens when a procurement team succeeds? What doors are opened and what additional efforts have to be launched? Is increased influence all it is cracked up to be or is it simply a ‘grass is greener’ type of situation? We find out in this conversation.

In this episode of The Sourcing Hero podcast, Host Kelly Barner is joined by Mike Morsch. Mike is the VP of Global Procurement and Supply Chain for CDK Global, a leading provider of integrated data and technology solutions to the automotive, heavy truck, recreation, and heavy equipment industries.

But that’s not all – he also has responsibility for Real Estate, Repair operations and has led business transformation and M&A transactions.


In this conversation, Mike shares his perspective on:

  • The difference between a leader’s ‘day job’ and their ‘night job’ and how each contributed to their ability to succeed
  • His team’s working relationship with finance – including how it was established and the investments he makes on a regular basis to keep a productive dynamic in place
  • How we should consider and aim to leverage technology as procurement takes on more complex challenges in pursuit of business objectives


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