Is there a word that means “person who buys and manages supplies for a home, estate, organization, etc.”? Essentially what an Army quartermaster (as I understand the job) but in private life? Either including, or not, “managing finances” as part of it?
“Steward” might be close, but specifically means (again, as I understand it) “one who buys and manages supplies, and also pays and manages other staff, using someone else’s money, for someone else’s benefit.” I.e., he’s the *servant *you trust to run your household’s stores as well as financial tasks of other kinds. Is there an equivalent word that doesn’t imply the person described is of lower rank, station, class, etc. than those so served?