Welcome to Helen Mackenze, I am a Procurement consultants based in Scotland, UK.
Leading the way in community engagement to ensure service users are involved in the services being delivered.
Analysing spend data, need and demand to provide key information for procurement and service delivery.
Unlocking services from historical delivery patterns, applying forward thinking and challenging assumptions.
Hi I’m Helen and I am mad about procurement. I currently work in the public sector in Scotland as a Chief Procurement Officer – well Head of Exchequer Services actually!
I’ve been a manager, responsible for people, for two decades. I’ve worked in corporate and front line services in government, business and the not for profit sectors throughout the UK.
I currently have a “day job” with responsibility for procurement spend of just under £50m, operational budgets of £5m, over 40 employees and their managers. I also do management consultancy for small businesses and not for profit organisations.
Over the years my teams have improved performance, reduced costs, found new sources of income and adapted to change and innovation. In 2014 my procurement team won a national award for excellence and I currently chair the Scottish Local Government Procurement Forum.
I am fascinated by all things procurement. From specifications and commissioning at the start to contract and supplier management at the end; I can’t get enough of the subject, the work and the great results we achieve for our organisations and our communities.
Read my Interview with Peter Smith from SpendMatters.
What People Say
I am delighted that the Comhairle’s work in procurement has been recognised at a national level.
It is extremely encouraging to see new projects which seek to use Community Choices Budgeting to put people at heart of decision making for their communities. These contracts show what can be done using the procurement process as means of giving people real power over the services they receive. My congratulations to the Comhairle and the partners on this award