Purchasing Unit

The main objectives of the Purchasing Unit are to maximise value for money through the use of approved suppliers and to implement an efficient purchasing system which ensures orders are processed without delay and in the correct format. 

The Unit consists of three full-time Buyers who proactively assist the Payments Manager to ensure that the purchase to pay process runs smoothly, whilst also delivering and implementing ongoing training for staff involved in POP (Purchase Order Processing).

The Unit reports to the Finance Office regularly on project progress, cost savings and efficiency improvement initiatives and provides advice to University staff on purchasing, policies and procedures. Finally, the Unit ensures all files and relevant records pertaining to the purchasing process are readily available for auditors.