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Buyer

Location: 

Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Eng Corp Svcs LLC
Job ID:  8169

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

 

Job Summary

    Provide core management in the procurement of various commodities to achieve budget objects, supplier diversity and on-time delivery. Support Supply Chain leaders, Strategic Category Manager(s), buyers and a predetermined business unit to achieve total cost management.

Key Accountabilities

  • Leads company procurement processes to ensure quality, cost effectiveness, and delivery from Company's supplier business partners.
  • Represents the company in supplier relationships which include negotiations, commercial terms and conditions, and contract administration where deemed appropriate by leadership.
  • Maximizes assets and specific inventory investments to balance business unit needs with total cost management.
  • Provide support with reviewing and analyzing inventory levels.
  • Provides mentoring and direction to procurement staff to implement buying plans and achieve goals.
  • Provides day-to-day procurement operations to meet our business unit partners' requirements; prepares recommendations and secures necessary approvals; maintains intimate knowledge of contracts; issues change orders.
  • Supports strategies and establishes contracts as defined by respective Strategic Category Managers and cross functional teams.
  • Responsible for writing contracts and negotiates terms and conditions, as appropriate.
  • Evaluates total cost of ownership, not just acquisition costs, and trains users as necessary.
  • Interfaces with contract administrator, Legal and/or Risk Management to assure compliance with terms and conditions, as specified in contracts.
  • Responds to emergency and urgent orders; performs expediting functions, as needed.
  • Works with BU/Suppliers/AP to facilitate invoice resolution and dispute resolution.
  • Supports DTE and SCM goals and measurements; and understands and complies with all DTE and SCM corporate policies and procedures.
  • Understands and supports the SPM processes and goals

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in supply chain management

Other Qualifications

Preferred

  • Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or Economics
  • Prior procurement experience
  • Yellow/Green/Black belt certification

 

Other Requirements

  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft applications (i.e: Excel, PowerPoint, & Word)
  • Demonstrates an ability to manage multimillion dollar contracts, consistent positive business unit and warehouse feedback, little rework, meeting deadlines, taking on additional work, working independently on routine tasks, and effectively prioritizing tasks to meet business needs and deadlines.
  • Strong negotiation skills and contract writing, evident through successfully and independently negotiating less complex contracts, including the terms and conditions, building relationships with our business unit partners and vendors, independently completing purchase agreements, crafting service agreements, and reviewing peers' contracts for compliance with DTE Energy requirements.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of risk management, value analysis and proper decision making through ensuring terms and conditions are complete and accurate, appropriately analyzing tradeoffs, consequences and liabilities of actions, knowing when to escalate issues to leadership or experts, and independently making good decisions in routine situations.
  • Demonstrates a basic understanding of business needs and the organization as a whole, as demonstrated by participation in business unit meetings, placing orders within requisition and funding requirements, and exhibiting general knowledge of the current market.
  • Demonstrated application of continuous improvement tools, systems and processes

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.


Nearest Major Market: Detroit