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Old 07-17-2008, 03:46 PM
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Default Re: Centralising procurement - What staffing levels?


From my eperience one purchasing person should be able to handle a a commodity or pend pool of >15Mil pounds in this regard i would spilt my 30 Mill expenditure between three personnel.
In this reagrds you will be challenging the individuals to step up in terms of thier skills and they will need support and tools which you will have to build when you are in process of centralising the department.

This will help you in not asking for more staff making sure that you keep your staff overheads down but i should think that your training budget will increase as you will be helping the staff upgrading thie skills...

Just remember that we are tasked to do more with less but upside of it is that comapnies are willing to spend on training staff...

so good luck ...
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