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Associate Buyer - CA


Stockton, CA, US

Company:  DTE Energy Services, Inc.
Job ID:  10620

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: Woodland, California

This position is responsible for purchasing materials, equipment and tools, rentals and services per the policies and procedures of Supply Chain Management including appropriate terms, conditions, and insurance.  Work involves processing a full range of Purchase to Pay activities requiring considerable independent judgment, initiative, and discretion within Company policies.

Key Accountabilities

  • Issue Purchase Orders for materials, tools, rentals, equipment and services using SAP/SRM
  • Seek suppliers, bid, negotiate terms and conditions in an efficient and cost-effective manner
  • Expedite the delivery of materials as required
  • Set up new vendors in system, securing proper documents and information
  • Work with sites and vendors to resolve material and service quality issues
  • Assure compliance with all Corporate, Site, and Supply Chain established policies and procedures
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, coworkers, management, and others as required
  • Assist with payment and resolution of invoice issues as required
  • Assist other sites throughout DTE Vantage as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Associate degree in a related discipline and knowledge and capabilities typically acquired through at least 1 year of relevant professional experience

Other Qualifications

Other Qualifications Preferred

  • Experience with SAP/SRM and Maximo 


Other Requirements

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills  
  • Advanced organizational skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft applications (i.e.: Excel, PowerPoint, and Word)
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate commercial terms including terms and conditions
  • Able to function independently and reliably
  • High attention to details is required
  • Ability to function within a matrix organization in which functional and business leaders have equal authority within the organization and employees report to both a functional leader and a business leader
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills coupled with a welcoming, cooperative, and supportive demeanor consistent with DTE Service Keys


Physical Demands

The physical demands must be met to properly perform the functions of the role. 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 sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, reach, talk, hear, grasp and carry objects.


Working Conditions

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





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