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The role of procurement manager

The Pelican procurement team is passionate about helping clients to flourish in all areas of their operation.

Our procurement team are qualified and maintain membership of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, adhering to EU procurement law and the highest standards of professional practice.

It is their vast knowledge and expertise in the foodservice supply chain which helps identify opportunities, highlight gaps and explore new ideas.

One of our client Robert Cormack, General Manager Catering Central Services at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is sharing his experience:

” Since engaging with Pelican Procurement Services the Trust has benefited from Pelican’s expertise, advice, and support, which has improved cost savings across the board within the catering department.

In particular, Nicola’s Davidson support, understanding, and interaction between the catering departments, whilst challenging, to begin with, has proven to be both a rewarding and beneficial gain to all parties.

The value that Nicola, on behalf of Pelican, brings to the Trust has become a resource that is heavily relied upon on a daily basis.

There have been many circumstances where Nicola has gone beyond the call of duty to assist and direct my catering managers, helping them to improve the service levels currently on offer.

Nicola arranges group and one-to-one meetings with both my management team and me on a regular basis so that everyone is kept up to date through clear communication, including supplier representation when required.

Nicola’s negotiating skills and level of knowledge is well received and I, on behalf of the Trust, look forward to a long and successful partnership in the years to come.”

Meet Nicola Davidson, Lead Procurement Manager at Pelican  

Nicola has over 20 years experience of non-food and food procurement management.

She has specialised in the Healthcare and Education sector, where her knowledge and expertise of tendering and procurement processes have benefited many clients.

Nicola’s approach is very personable and her understanding of her clients’ objectives and aspirations ensures that she develops, promotes and implements the appropriate procurement strategies and procedures to support their business.

If you would like support with managing your catering / hospitality / food & beverage procurement and supply chain needs – or call 01252 705200. 

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