Senior Strategist

<p><strong>The future is bright at DTE Energy! We are the largest electric and gas utility in Michigan with an aspiration to be the best-operated energy company in North America. We are a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Detroit, Michigan with businesses in 26 different states.</strong></p>

Detroit, MI

DTE Energy

<p>DTE Energy is a Detroit-based, diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Built on a strong utility base, DTE Energy's largest operating subsidiaries are DTE Electric and DTE Gas. Together, these regulated utility companies provide electric and/or gas services to more than three million residential, business and industrial customers throughout Michigan. DTE Energy has more than 10,400 employees in utility and non-utility subsidiaries involved in a wide range of energy-related businesses nationwide. The company's growing non-utility businesses are built around the strengths, skills and assets of DTE Energy's electric and gas utilities.</p>

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Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

Overview: DTE Energy&rsquo;s utility and non-utility businesses are poised for significant growth. We look forward to working with highly motivated and team-oriented individuals to energize our efforts of growing economically and environmentally.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> We care for our employees and prioritize their health and safety first. Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:&nbsp;<br /><br /> <ul> <li>Gallup Great Workplace Award for 4 consecutive Years! (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016)</li> <li>Metropolitan Detroit&rsquo;s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work For</li> <li>Indeed Great Place to Work For</li> <li>Best and Brightest Companies to Work For Award</li> <li>J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Award</li> <li>Professional Women&rsquo;s Magazine/Black EOE Journal &ldquo;Best of the Best&rdquo;</li> <li>Computerworld&rsquo;s 100 Best Places to Work in IT</li> <li>Best Employers for a Healthy Lifestyle Gold Award</li> <li>Detroit Free Press Green Leaders Award</li> </ul> <br />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.&nbsp; The Senior Strategist provides administration and analysis of customer research, coordinates regulatory rate cases, business unit performance reporting and business plan deployment.&nbsp; In providing these services, this position works closely with senior management and other areas of the Company.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Lead and provide support in developing the annual strategy presentation for DTE Energy Senior Management and the DTE Energy Board of Directors.</li> <li>Analyze the strategic, operating and financial impacts of internal business proposals or external regulatory / legislative proposals.&nbsp; Develop recommendations and associated business cases in response to these proposals.</li> <li>Develop detailed financial models to support the long-term planning process as well as business cases for major projects/investments.&nbsp;</li> <li>Lead cross-functional teams to investigate, analyze and make recommendations to Senior Management on current strategic or operational issues.</li> <li>Provide leadership, analytical and financial skills to the business units.</li> <li>Lead and facilitate the strategy update process, development of organizational scorecards and creation of the business units&rsquo; annual operating plans.</li> <li>Serve as an internal consultant to business units, as required to support the overall strategy.</li> <li>Act as liaison for various corporate initiatives including strategic planning, human resources, communication and regulatory initiatives.&nbsp;</li> <li>Research and prepare internal and external communications for Senior Management.</li> <li>Lead lean/six-sigma projects to drive business improvements in the business unit.</li> <li>Use continuous improvement tools to identify defects and improve processes.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>Minimum:</strong>&nbsp;Master Business Administration (MBA) degree and the knowledge/capabilities typically acquired through 5-plus years of job-relevant experience, inclusive of professional level business functions exhibiting a progressive work history.&nbsp;&nbsp;Students who are currently enrolled in&nbsp;an MBA program graduating&nbsp;on or before&nbsp;June, 2018 will be considered for this role.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Ability to think strategically and creatively while demonstrating strong analytical and facilitation skills.</li> <li>Strong written and verbal communication skills with proven abilities to cohesively defend or justify recommendations.</li> <li>Ability to work professionally with individuals at all levels of the corporation and with outside consultants.</li> <li>Demonstrated financial analysis and modeling skills and experience.</li> <li>Demonstrated project management skills and experience.</li> </ul> <p><br /> DTE Energy is an equal opportunity employer and 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.</p>