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S1:E135 | 22nd September 2019

Jason Pearson – Manager, Strategic Procurement – Airside, Transportation and Logistics – Air Canada

Is cost the defining criteria?

Procurement is always seen as the science of comparison and then the lowest price wins! Jason covers the entire process with a logical sense of reason and values.
• Planning
• Requirement definition
• Sourcing
• Selection of strategy,
• Preparation and issuance of documents
• Receipt and opening of offers
• Evaluation
• Contract Review and award
• Contract finalization and Issuance
• Contract management
• Effectiveness and benefit
• Alignment and services provided
A solid overview of the reasons why procurement can make a positive difference and be in tune with the core business as an enabler and provider of enhanced and reliable services.



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Chris Notter started his career with H.M.Customs & Excise before moving into Freight Forwarding. He then entered the Airline side of the business, spending 29 years with German Carrier Lufthansa. Chris always references Lufthansa as being “the best possible training platform that anyone could have been given in their early career years.” Since leaving Lufthansa, Chris has held senior leading industry roles including -Head of Cargo with Etihad, both VP of Operations at the HUB and VP of Network with Qatar Airways. More recently and during some 5 years with Saudi Cargo, he has held the position of VP Network Operations as well as Chief Ground Handling Officer. Since early 2019, Chris has once again returned to Consultancy as well as hosting the EVA Podcast series.