Manager, Business Dev & Strategy


Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Energy Resources, LLC
Job ID:  12041

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, MI


Job Summary

The position is responsible for deal management in all respects. The position will be responsible for identifying new business opportunities and creating value in structuring development transactions. This high visibility role will be attractive to analytic, energetic, innovative, results-oriented individuals with quick and inquisitive minds. A strong candidate should possess a broad range of financial and commercial skills, be capable of managing the details of complex transactions, have the ability to work within a team-oriented environment in rapidly evolving markets, and be able to juggle multiple assignments. The employee exercises independent discretion and judgment within established policies, procedures, and practices.

Key Accountabilities

  • Responsible for deal management in all respects: leadership of broad cross functional teams to evaluate/close deals, negotiations of commercial agreements, internal approval process management, preparation of all presentations and ensure financial model robustness
  • Drives own deal flow as appropriate
  • Manages strategic deliverables for corporate initiatives as required (e.g., business plans, board presentations, etc.)
  • Leads strategic analysis on key business issues and drives M&A opportunity identification and origination.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in an engineering, business, or economics discipline (emphasis in finance a plus) with a minimum five years of experience with an independent energy company, or alternatively, a consulting firm or investment bank focused on energy.

Other Qualifications


  • A Master of Business Administration
  • Possess a commercial background and be experienced in structuring transactions in the energy industry and in negotiations of the related commercial and financial agreements
  • Broad range of financial and commercial skills, proven analytical ability to distill complex transactions into their essential elements, and proven track record in identifying value in acquisitions and crafting agreements that meet the objectives of all counterparties
  • Excellent modeling skills and experienced in valuation methodologies and financial disciplines


Other Requirements: 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to analyze and communicate complex transactions to senior management a must
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Ability to juggle multiple assignments
  • Team player, ability to lead and/or work with large groups, and ability to influence others to get results.
  • Ability to travel as necessary.

Physical Demands & Working Conditions

The physical demands characterized here 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. In order to properly perform the integral functions of this job, the employee is required to:

  • Occasionally stand or walk and stoop or kneel. Frequently, the employee is required to sit
  • Talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use wrists, hands and/or fingers in a repetitive motion; and reach with hands and arms extensively
  • Occasionally lift objects of up to 10 pounds in weight
  • Use computers with exposure to video display terminals; and some repetitive motion associated with data entry, the use of a computer mouse, and while using other office equipment
  • Vision requirements for this position include close vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus


The employee performs job duties primarily in a work from home capacity and periodically from 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