How much should one buyer spend?

A long-standing question facing procurement managers is how much should one buyer spend? Or actually be responsible for? In other words, what is the best way to both justify and allocate precious resources in busy procurement teams? Jonathan Dutton FCIPS explains for Supply Clusters members: “What is the ideal spend that one professional buyer should personally manage?” This, perhaps, is the question I am asked most often. And there is no correct answer. Of course not. It depends. Justifying our existence The reason I am asked so often is that harried procurement managers want a sure-fire shortcut to justify headcount. Usually headcount-increases, but also to defend their patch in the face o

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