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DTE Energy Supply Chain Manager in Detroit, Michigan

Supply Chain Manager


Detroit, MI, US

Company: DTE Eng Corp Svcs LLC

Job ID: 11939

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:

Hybrid Role: Must be available to work on-site at this assigned work location, as needed

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

An opportunity to be one of the first hires in a brand new DTE office; will be involved in shaping the strategy for IT sourcing. Will be part of a small and nimble team of advanced sourcing professionals, focusing on shaping internal IT sourcing needs into a robust sourcing strategy. Develops and oversees IT sourcing procurement to ensure strong relationships with sourcing partners as well as robust adherence to business processes. Will be primary point of contact for sourcing partners, conduct day to day operations with supplier partners, escalate issues as needed, and conduct regular meetings to communicate health of partnerships. Assists with creation and takes ownership of adherence to ongoing process improvements, including service review and performance reports.

Key Accountabilities

  • Build and maintain business unit transaction processing group; sets standards for accuracy and efficiencybased on third-party benchmark; drives continuous improvement to achieve benchmark performance.

  • Manages performance of professional-level staff to ensure timely and accurate processing, andmaintenance of system data (e.g., establishing contracts and suppliers, P2P activities.)

  • Coordinates with various departments (legal, audit, AP, Contract Administration) as required to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures and to ensure effective workflow for process hand-offs.

  • Manage vendor relationships (supported by Buyers) to ensure effective contract management and promptvendor payments.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in supply chain management and procurement or related experience

  • Minimum of 2 years leadership

Other Qualifications


  • Experience establishing win-win supplier relationships – 80% of role is acting as primary point of contact for supplier partners representing the DTE Energy Performance Assurance & Sourcing Office. Remaining 20% of role is ensuring governance processes are followed, handling escalations, and service review.

  • Understanding of pricing mechanisms and management for outsourced services and their link to service levels

  • Master’s Degree

  • Superior communication, negotiation, and influencing skills shown through demonstrated ability to build trust-based relationships with other stakeholders.

  • Strong problem-solving skills, drive, ability to effectively handle and resolve problems.

  • Ability to multitask - This role will have to track sourcing for many partners; it’s important to be able to handle multiple projectssimultaneously and be comfortable context switching quickly.

  • Previous experience of working with IT sourcing suppliers in a managed services environment is a huge plus.

  • Previous experience working with a utility is a plus.

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.