Alena has a manufacturing and industrial background, specialising in procurement. She has worked in fall protection, FMCG, health care, utilities, government and general industrial manufacturing sectors. A multilingual consultant, she has worked in complex stakeholder environments, building strong relationships to improve procurement capabilities to ensure that procurement teams are successful.
With certified green belt qualifications, Alena is experienced in applying lean six sigma methodologies to transform operational performance. She has managed and executed major optimisation projects by aligning sourcing strategy to best solve business needs for procurement services.
Alena managed end-to-end direct and indirect spend categories for multinationals, medium-sized businesses and procurement organisations to maximise vendor relationships and value realisation for businesses.
She has a strong focus on organisational change and process optimisation by establishing procurement as a business partner to achieve strategic objectives through effective sourcing initiatives.
Alena holds a Masters in Supply Chain Management with a major in Procurement, studied business administration at University of Mannheim and graduated in Australia as Bachelor of Business.