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DTE Energy Strategic Buyer II in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Strategic Buyer II


Canonsburg, PA, US

Company: DTE Gas Enterprises, LLC

Job ID: 1238

The future is bright at DTE Energy! We are one of the largest Fortune 500 diversified utilities in the United States with an aspiration to be the best-operated energy company in North America and a force for good in the communities we live and serve. We have businesses in 26 states and are comprised of regulated utility and non-utility businesses. Our utility business provides electric and gas service to approximately 3 million customers. Our non-utility businesses include a diversified portfolio of energy related companies, ranging from gas storage and pipelines to renewable power development.

DTE Energy’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.

Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:

  • Gallup Great Workplace Award for multiple years

  • Civic 50 Award for corporate citizenship excellence

  • Indeed’s annual “50 Best Places to Work” award for two years running

  • Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work For

  • J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Award

  • Professional Women’s Magazine/Black EOE Journal “Best of the Best”

  • Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT

  • Best Employers for a Healthy Lifestyle Gold Award

  • Detroit Free Press Green Leaders Award

Job Summary


This is a full-time purchasing position. This position is responsible for daily purchasing activities including the creation of purchase orders from shopping carts, creating material movement transactions, handling exceptions identified by Accounts Payable, making changes to PO's and creating various contracts in SAP. The Strategic Buyer will utilize SAP (SRM and R/3). The Strategic Buyer will work directly with the end users and will be in direct contact with suppliers. This position will also participate directly in cost reduction activities and contract negotiations. By design, these purchasing activities will cross organizational boundaries. This position will report to the Director/Manager of Purchasing. Work involves performing services requiring some independent judgement and discretion and a high level of initiative. Work is performed under general supervision, with work results reviewed through the achievement of set goals and adherence to policies and procedures.

Key Accountabilities

  • Receive Shopping Carts from end users and determine sourcing.

  • Create Purchase Orders and Contracts in SAP (SRM and R/3).

  • Send out Bid Invitations as required.

  • Create new Catalogs in SAP.

  • Set up and manage Consignment Inventories.

  • Set up Supllier Self Service Agreements in SAP.

  • Set up Service Masters and Material Masters in SAP.

  • Receive notice of exceptions from Accounts Payable and work directly with end users and suppliers to resolve.

  • Improve the value of goods and services purchased through supplier selection, volume discounts, value engineering and negotiations. Reduce delivered costs of goods through management of freight costs.

  • Use search capablilites of SAP and input from Utility Buyers to help identify potential suppliers.

  • Establish positive relationships between end users and suppliers.

  • When requried by OP4, ensure that acknowledgement copies of PO's are obtained and properly filed.

  • Assure that the insurance and other requiremetns of the vendors are complete and up to date.

  • Assist end users with expediting delivery of goods by obtaining accurate promise dates and following up with the vendors.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university in Supply Chain, Business, Accounting, Finance, or a closely related major field of study.

  • Minimum 5 years experience in purchasing, accounting or other relevant area.

  • Experience in the implementation and use of an automated Enterprise Business System is desired.

  • Strong preference will be given to candidates with oil and gas experience, specifically in the Midstream sector.

  • Experience purchasing equipment and negotiating contracts for pipeline and compressor station projects would be a major plus.

Other Qualifications

  • Experience with SAP would be considered a plus.

  • Negotiation and problem solving skillls.

  • Experience in preparing analyses and reports.

  • Excellent/effective interpersonal, team skills.

  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks.

  • Professional maturity and well developed business skills.

  • Displays a positive attitude, is highly motivated and results oriented.

  • Must have intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

  • Ability to establish and maintain confidential and effective working relationships with supervisor, coworkers, management and the general public.

  • 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.

  • Ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with both a functional and business leader, who collaborate on employee issues and decisions (including performance management, compensation and development).

  • The employee performs job duties in a climate controlled office environment, with a moderate noise level.

Additional Information

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.

Nearest Major Market:Pittsburgh

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