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Director - Corporate Strategy


Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Eng Corp Svcs LLC
Job ID:  10172

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.

Job Summary


Location: Detroit, Michigan 

DTE Energy is one of the largest diversified utilities in the United States and a Fortune 500 company. It is comprised of regulated utility and non-utility businesses. Our two regulated utilities (DTE Electric and DTE Gas) serve more than 3 million customers in Southeastern Michigan. Our non-utility businesses include DTE Energy Trading and DTE Vantage.    


DTE Energy is seeking an outstanding finance and strategy professional to join its Corporate Strategy group. The group is comprised of former consultants from top-tier strategy firms, investment bankers, finance professionals, and recent MBA graduates. The group is led by the VP of Corporate Strategy who reports to DTE’s Sr VP of Corporate Strategy and Regulatory Affairs. Must live within a commutable distance from DTE's Detroit, MI headquarters, however, the majority of work will be done remotely.

Key Accountabilities


The Corporate Strategy group works with all of DTE’s businesses to address the complex challenges facing the energy industry today. As a Director in the group, the candidate will have the opportunity to lead multi-disciplinary teams tackling key strategic initiatives. Examples include: 


  • Understanding industry trends and their implications for DTE, e.g., by assessing in the impact of new technologies like distributed energy resources on the company’s operations and bottom line
  • Analyzing the value and the risks of major capital investments, such as the rebuilding of the electric grid and developing DTE’s long-term technology investment strategy
  • Supporting corporate-level M&A activity, most recently running the Separation Management Office during DTE’s recent spin-off of DT Midstream
  • Driving efforts to transform our operations, through cost and rate benchmarking and by driving efforts to improve productivity and work management processes in our operating businesses; and
  • Facilitating senior management’s strategic planning process, including the preparation of the annual strategic Board offsite discussions
  • This group has also become an important feeder of top talent for the company

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements


The successful candidate should be intellectually aggressive and accustomed to expressing well thought out and supported views to drive strategic decision making. The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following credentials:


  • Six to ten years of overall experience, ideally in management consulting, investment banking or other highly rigorous environment.
  • MBA or a Master’s Degree/PhD in a relevant field from a top-tier university, ideally combined with an undergraduate degree in an analytical field (e.g., engineering or economics)

Other Qualifications


  •  A positive, team-oriented attitude with the confidence to communicate persuasively and effectively at all levels and to coordinate and utilize all available resources
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to generate and consider strategic alternatives within the overall context of the business
  •  The interpersonal sensitivity, awareness, maturity, and confidence to gain the unqualified acceptance and support of executive management
  • A champion for our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts who embraces diverse people, ideas, and experiences
  • Personal characteristics should include high personal and professional integrity, excellent business judgment, confidence without arrogance, strong initiative, and ability to get agreement/buy-in, comfortable in flexible/ambiguous environments, and team-oriented work ethic


Physical Demands

The physical demands characterized in the essential and marginal job functions epitomize those that must be met by an employee to properly perform the integral functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Working Conditions

The employee performs job duties in a climate-controlled office environment, with a moderate noise level.

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