Assistant, Purchasing
Cayman Chemical
 Ann Arbor, MI

Requisition Number: ASSIS01322

Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Cayman Chemical Company supplies scientists worldwide with the resources necessary for advancing human and animal health. We offer a vast product catalog that is constantly growing to meet the needs of our clients. Additionally, we provide service programs that include comprehensive solutions to drive clients’ projects to completion.

Our mission is to make research possible. That starts by employing a talented and highly qualified group of experts that develop the tools to support research scientists.

Currently, we are looking to add an Assistant, Purchasing to our team:

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Dual role, spending time in both purchasing and receiving departments
  • Process and perform sourcing activities for purchase requisitions
  • Place new and recurrent orders with various suppliers
  • Update computer system with costs and estimated delivery dates
  • Request quotes for materials, follow up on purchase orders
  • Request authorization and process purchase returns
  • Maintain inventory levels in stock rooms, perform auxiliary restock duties for labs
  • Complete periodic inventory of consumables stock room and cylinder gasses
  • Maintain relationships with vendors to resolve problems and discrepancies
  • Deliver material to appropriate locations/employees
  • Perform daily transfers of materials between buildings
  • Check quantity and part numbers to properly identify materials
  • Unpack and examine incoming shipments, visually inspect packages for damage
  • Reject damaged items, record shortages, and correspond with vendor and recipient regarding resolutions
  • Follow standard operating procedures for receiving Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) materials
  • Maintain compliance with all company policies, plans, and procedures including safety, security, and regulatory


  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree or three years of experience in a purchasing role
  • Experience: Three years in a purchasing role or a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Dependable and punctual
  • Communicate clearly and effectively
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, be organized and pay attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong computer skills
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Assist in other duties as assigned

What we Provide

  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and disability insurance plans
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care (FSA)
  • Generous paid time-off (starting at 4 weeks) for vacations, sick and/or personal reasons
  • Fun employee events all year long
  • Over 10 paid holidays per year
  • Education assistance
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Employee assistance program
  • Casual dress
  • Onsite Gym Facility

Cayman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer. Cayman does not discriminate with regard to employment decisions based on an employee's or applicant's race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, height, weight, disability, genetic information, citizenship, marital status, protected veteran status, or other protected characteristic. This includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, disciplining, promoting, transferring, or terminating employees.