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Senior Strategist - DTE Electric



Company:  DTE Electric Company
Job ID:  10041

Job Title: Senior Strategist

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

  • The Senior Strategist performs short and long term strategy development, analysis, and planning for the business unit which may include but not be limited to five-year strategic plans, long-term integrated resource plans, operational plans, and environmental strategy. The Senior Strategist provides administration and analysis of customer research, coordinates regulatory rate cases, 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.

Key Accountabilities

  • Leads and provides support in developing the annual strategy presentation for the Company's Senior Management and Board of Directors.
  • Analyzes the strategic, operating and financial impacts of internal business proposals or external regulatory / legislative proposals. Develops recommendations and associated business cases in response to these proposals.
  • Develops detailed financial 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.
  • 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, human resources, communication and regulatory initiatives.
  • Researches and prepares internal and external communications for Senior Management.
  • Leads lean/six-sigma projects to drive business improvements in the business unit.
  • Uses continuous improvement tools to 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.

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.