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DTE Energy SPM Contract Manager II in Detroit, Michigan

SPM Contract Manager II


Detroit, MI, US

Company: DTE Electric Company

Job ID: 11187

DTE is one of the nation’s largest diversified energy companies. Our electric and gas companies have fueled our customer’s homes and Michigan’s progress for more than a century. And as Michigan’s largest source of renewable energy, we’re creating a cleaner, healthier environment to power our future. We’re also serving communities beyond Michigan, where our affiliated businesses offer renewable energy, emission control technologies, and energy services to industries in 19 states.

But we’re more than a leading energy company... and working at DTE is more than just a job. At DTE, we take great care of each other and our customers, and we use our energy to be a force for growth and prosperity in our communities. When you join us, you’ll be part of a team that welcomes, recognizes, and celebrates differences and values everyone’s health, safety, and wellbeing. Are you ready to make that kind of difference? Bring your energy to DTE. Together, we can achieve great things.

Testing Required: Not Applicable

Hybrid Role: Must be able to come on-site periodically and reside a commutable distance from the assigned work location.

Emergency Response: Yes – Must be available to perform a primary assignment in support of DTE’s emergency response to storms or other events that impact service to our customers.

Job Summary

Responsible for business unit supplier performance management (SPM) of medium to large size/value contracts by identifying and maximizing value opportunities.

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead the development of a contract strategy within the business unit/COE

  • Define contract terms/conditions in accordance with company standards

  • Manage post award contract activities:

  • Manage vendor performance & compliance

  • Ensure contract (terms/conditions) compliance; such as enforcing payment terms

  • Modify contract as necessary

  • Ensure contract close-out, extension or renewal (verify completion of work at close-out)

  • Manage medium and high contracts through the entire life cycle

  • Provide performance metrics report on contract management performance/development & compliance

  • Intervenes, analyzes, manages and resolves business conflicts between the company and vendors

  • Point of contact to resolve contractual issues as required

  • Identify and apply value maximizing opportunities

  • Partner with supply chain management to develop optimal contract terms

  • Manage PO specific work efforts (technical and commercial) in accordance with corporate policy

  • Ensure that signed contracts are communicated to all relevant parties to provide contract visibility, awareness, and interpretation to support implementation.

  • Handle on-going issues and change management documenting appropriately

  • Interface with key customer, proactively insuring contractual compliance and performance

  • Collaborates with the SCM team to provide guidance on vendor selection

  • Ability to analyze current processes and make modifications utilizing CI principles

  • Support structuring of negotiations of contracts

  • Supports development of SPM value targets and tracks performance to goals

  • Mentors other Contract Managers and supports their work as necessary

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Associates degree in supply chain management, logistics, business administration, engineering or related discipline

  • 5+ years experience in contract management techniques

Other Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree

Other Requirements

  • Ability to work autonomously

  • Strong project management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to influence and partner with key internal and external stakeholders

  • Experience leading a team or large project

  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills

  • Acute attention to detail

  • Negotiation/influencing skills

  • Proficiency in the following software: MicroSoft Office, SAP, Maximo, SRM

Additional Information

Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities, and utilize a variety of the competencies cited in this description depending upon the organization and role to which they are assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents in this job. It is not intended as an all-inclusive list of accountabilities or responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit the rights of supervisors or management representatives to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

At DTE Energy, we are committed to providing an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and a sense of belonging. We seek individuals with a heart for service, a passion to help our communities prosper, and ideas to help shape the future of energy. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.