How a procurement team is structured depends on many factors, including the maturity level and size of the organization’s procurement department. Most procurement teams have either a centralized or decentralized operating model.
In a centralized operating model, the decision-making process is held by senior leadership.
In a decentralized operating model, decision-making is more distributed.
Both models have their unique advantages, but the visibility brought about by digitization and automation has enabled more of a hybrid operating model.