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DTE Energy SPM Contract Manager II in Detroit, Michigan

SPM Contract Manager II


Detroit, MI, US

Company: DTE Electric Company

Job ID: 1177

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 different 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 consecutive 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

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.

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Job Summary

Responsible for business unit supplier performance management (SPM) of medium to large size/value contracts by identifying and maximizing value opportunities.

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead the development of a contract strategy within the business unit/COE

  • Define contract terms/conditions in accordance with company standards

  • Manage post award contract activities:

  • Manage vendor performance & compliance

  • Ensure contract (terms/conditions) compliance; such as enforcing payment terms

  • Modify contract as necessary

  • Ensure contract close-out, extension or renewal (verify completion of work at close-out)

  • Manage medium and high contracts through the entire life cycle

  • Provide performance metrics report on contract management performance/development & compliance

  • Intervenes, analyzes, manages and resolves business conflicts between the company and vendors

  • Point of contact to resolve contractual issues as required

  • Identify and apply value maximizing opportunities

  • Partner with supply chain management to develop optimal contract terms

  • Manage PO specific work efforts (technical and commercial) in accordance with corporate policy

  • Ensure that signed contracts are communicated to all relevant parties to provide contract visibility, awareness, and interpretation to support implementation.

  • Handle on-going issues and change management documenting appropriately

  • Interface with key customer, proactively insuring contractual compliance and performance

  • Collaborates with the SCM team to provide guidance on vendor selection

  • Ability to analyze current processes and make modifications utilizing CI principles

  • Support structuring of negotiations of contracts

  • Supports development of SPM value targets and tracks performance to goals

  • Mentors other Contract Managers and supports their work as necessary

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Associates degree in supply chain management, logistics, business administration, engineering or related discipline

  • 5+ years experience in contract management techniques

Other Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering

  • 5+ years' experience with below grade construction (safe excavation practices)

  • Familiarity with PA 174

  • PMI Certifications (CAPM, PMI), ASCE member

Other Requirements

  • Ability to work autonomously

  • Strong project management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to influence and partner with key internal and external stakeholders

  • Experience leading a team or large project

  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills

  • Acute attention to detail

  • Negotiation/influencing skills

  • Proficiency in the following software: MicroSoft Office, SAP, Maximo, SRM

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.

Nearest Major Market:Detroit

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