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DTE Energy Senior Strategist - Greater Michigan Gas Operations in Walker, Michigan

Senior Strategist - Greater Michigan Gas Operations


Walker, MI, US

Company: DTE Gas Company

Job ID: 7573

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

Location: Greater Michigan - GRMGO - Walker

Bidding Restriction: 1 Year

Job Summary

  • The Senior Strategist works closely with gas operations to analyze current processes, develop and initiate short and long term strategies to improve efficiency fo daily operations. Process analysis, planning and implementation for the business unit which may include but not be limited to work methods improvements, short term and long-term strategic planning, and integrated resource planning. The Senior Strategist also provides administration and analysis of business unit performance reporting and business plan deployment. In providing these services, this position works closely with senior management and other areas of the Company. This position will require 20% travel within the DTE service territory.

Key Accountabilities

  • Leads lean/six sigma projects to drive business improvments in the business unit.

  • Develops detailed financial and operational models to support the long-term planning process as well as business cases for major projects/investments.

  • Leads cross-functional teams to investigate, analyzes and make recommendations to Senior Management on current strategic or operational issues.

  • Provides leadership, analytical and financial skills to the business units.

  • Leads and facilitates the strategy update process, development of organizational scorecards and creation of the business units' annual operating plans.

  • Develop processes to allow visibility to daily operational productivity and employee utilization.

  • Serves as an internal consultant to business units, as required to support the overall strategy.

  • Acts as liaison for various corporate initiatives including strategic planning, cross-functional communication and productivity initiatives.

  • Researches and prepares internal and external communications for Senior Management.

  • Uses continuous improvement tools to partner with employees and identify defects and improve processes.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and 5 years of job-relevant experience, inclusive of professional level business functions exhibiting a progressive work history.

  • Master in Business Administration (MBA) is required if the job resides in the Company's Strategy and Planning Organization.

Other Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Finance, Business or any related degree or Master's degree.

  • 5 years of job experience in Continuous Improvement, Industrial Engineering, Process Engineering, or Work Method Analysis

Other Requirements

  • Ability to think strategically and creatively while demonstrating strong analytical and facilitation skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with proven abilities to cohesively defend or justify recommendations.

  • Ability to work professionally with individuals at all levels of the corporation and with outside consultants.

  • Financial analysis and modeling skills and experience.

  • Project management skills and experience.

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.