Purchasing Assistant

Bakersfield, US


ContourGlobal develops, acquires, and operates power generation facilities with proven and cutting-edge energy technologies. We are an international high-growth company, founded in 2005, that has grown exponentially to own and operate a fleet of renewable and thermal assets, located in 20 countries across 4 continents. Wherever we operate, we are committed to the highest standards of health and safety, environmental, social responsibility, our people’s well-being. Our longstanding ESG pledge includes becoming net-zero carbon by 2050.

Acquisition of ContourGlobal by the US private-equity fund KKR will enable us greatly to further expand our portfolio, increase investment in the energy transition, and take advantage of new opportunities in our core markets. Our multinational, integrated team of almost 1500 people prides itself on our culture and values, and welcomes entrepreneurial, innovative, ambitious, and collaborative professionals to come join us.



Job Summary:

The Purchasing Assistant ensures timely payments of vendor invoices and maintains accurate accounting records. Responsible for preparing accounts payable register and related financial reports.

Key Responsibilities:

Health and safety

  • Maintain compliance with ContourGlobal’s safe work practices outline in the organizations Health & Safety Management System.
  • Support fellow work partners to help ensure job tasks are adequately reviewed prior to initiating work and when changes occur in the work environment or tasks requirements.
  • Communicate any unsafe work conditions or hazard to your Health & Safety Manager or Operational leader immediately.
  • Report any Health & Safety incident, realized or potential to your Health & Safety Manager or Operational leader immediately.
  • Participate in Health & Safety activities as requested i.e., Incident investigations, inspections, effectiveness reviews and best practice sharing.


Main Duties

  • Review invoices for accuracy and verify they are supported by a purchase order, work order request or other approved requisition document.
  • Perform data entry of invoices into the system.
  • Coordinate with facility administrator that invoices belong to.
  • Answer vendor inquiries about payment.
  • Perform data analysis and financial reporting required by the facilities.
  • Keep electronic accounting/invoice files up to date.
  • Perform follow-up actions and resolve discrepancies for invoice payment issues.
  • Initiate payment process in the accounting system.
  • Serve as a back-up to the Purchasing Manager.
  • Assist Management with Budgets.
  • Monitor office supplies and place orders as needed.
  • Create all CSC PR’s as directed by Purchasing Manager.
  • Track DMV tags and registration of all company vehicles.
  • Track contractor insurance certificates.
  • Provide month end accruals for Finance Department.
  • Coupa entry backup for Purchasing Manager.
  • Handle Procurement Card for Support Center.
  • Coordinate facility lunches & meetings including ordering meals, set up & clean up.
  • Onboard vendors in Coupa.
  • Quote requests via Coupa Sourcing Module.
  • Other duties as assigned by Manager.

Continuous improvement

  • Strives for excellence and looks for opportunity to improve/make work more efficient and with higher quality.
  • Analyzes issues and identifies the root cause of a near miss/failure and take actions to eliminate it in the future.
  • Effectively uses CG practices/methodology for continuous improvement.


Commit to Lead with Our Values

  • Commit to CG values as expressed in the Essential Information. Model the values in any interaction internally and externally.
  • Put Health and Safety First
  • Embrace Timely Transparency
  • Model the 3Cs – Communication, Collaboration and Coordination
  • Embrace Failure analysis and continuous improvement including Five Whys
  • Seek out ways to incorporate technology and Artificial Intelligence into the company’s legal practice

Qualifications and Skills:

  • SAP experience required.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Coupa experience is desirable.
  • All employees will participate in the Fitness-for-Duty Program. This program includes a post-offer physical examination and drug screening.
  • Driving on company business is a requirement of this position and as such, the incumbent shall have and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Perform repetitive and non-repetitive physical duties. Requiring lifts, pushing, pulling, stretching, bending, climbing, and lifting up to 25 lbs

Travel RequirementsThis position may require occasional business errands/trips.

ContourGlobal provides equal employment opportunities and maintains a diverse workforce that reflects the rich environment of the society we live in and markets we operate.


ContourGlobal is a power generation company committed to new growth in thermal and renewable technologies. Our mission is to develop, acquire and operate electricity generation businesses worldwide, creating economic and social value through better operations, and making the communities where we work better because we are there.


- To care about our people’s health, safety, well-being and development.
- To act transparently and with moral integrity.
- To work hard and without boundaries as a multinational, integrated team.
- To expect, embrace and enable excellence and continuous learning through humility, and the knowledge that we will fail but when we do, we will learn.
- To honor the commitments of those who have placed their trust in us.

Nearest Major Market: Bakersfield