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Manager - Corporate Strategy


Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Eng Corp Svcs LLC
Job ID:  10173

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.



Location: Detroit, Michigan


Job Summary


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.


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 manager in the group, the candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to and/or lead multi-disciplinary teams engaged in 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, e.g., in the context of developing DTE’s long-term electric distribution investment strategy
  • Driving efforts to transform our operations, e.g., through cost and rate benchmarking and by driving efforts to align our long-term workforce plans with changes to our asset fleet; and
  • Facilitating senior management’s strategic planning process, e.g., through the preparation of the annual strategic board offsite discussions
  • This group has become a premier “feeder” of top talent for the company. This position provides strong visibility with DTE’s leadership team


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:


  • Three to six years of post-MBA experience, ideally in management consulting and/or investment banking. In the absence of an MBA or equivalent degree, an undergraduate degree with at least six years of work experience and a manager title with a leading consulting firm are required.

Other Requirements


  • Strong record of professional experience that demonstrates increasing responsibilities
  • Combination of analytical aptitude, problem solving skills and understanding of strategic business issues
  • Quantitative undergraduate degree is a plus (e.g., engineering, economics)
  • Ability to manage and motivate highly-talented individuals
  • Ability to work independently and in a fast-paced team environment
  • Ability to deliver results against tight timelines
  • Ability to communicate results to senior management verbally and written in a clear and logical manner
  • Ability to get agreement/buy-in, and a team-oriented work ethic
  • High level of integrity, accountability, confidence
  • Solid understanding of the energy industry and the challenges it is facing



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


While performing the duties of this job, the employee usually works in a business office, with a moderate noise level.

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