Trusted Advisor: Standardizing and Transforming Indirect Procurement

Date :November 02, 2017
Presented By:
Scout RFP

The impact of indirect procurement is anything but small – in many organizations, it makes up in excess of $1 billion of the enterprise’s spend – yet few resources have been devoted to perfecting its processes.

Larry Wood, Chief Procurement Director at Intuit, wants to change that. In this webinar, find out how standardizing indirect procurement can have a transformative effect on the organization. Learn how adopting a standard not only tackles the issues that face indirect procurement today, but also helps procurement become a “trusted advisor” within the business while simultaneously driving cost savings.

The Indirect Procurement Standard consists of five key areas:

  • Planning and leadership
  • Key procurement business processes
  • Key support processes
  • People management 
  • People performance



Larry Wood - Chief Procurement Director, Intuit

Stan Garber - President, Scout


Larry Woord's Bio: Larry is the director of Strategic Sourcing with responsibility for the sourcing of all goods and services for Intuit. Larry has more than 20 years procurement experience in public sector, consumer goods and software technology. He has been with Intuit since 2000 with roles of increasing responsibility. Larry and his team work closely with Intuit business units to maximize the value from Intuit's relationships with third parties, whether suppliers of goods and services or alliances. Larry joined Intuit from Proctor & Gamble, where he supported indirect spend areas for the Laundry and Cleaning division. Larry has an engineering degree from the US Naval Academy and an MBA from Goizueta Business School at Emory University.