DTE Energy Project Procurement Manager in Detroit, Michigan

Job Description

Project Procurement Manager-10209


Job Summary

An advanced non-management purchasing professional, focusing on specific

projects (typically over $5M). Responsible for sourcing activities which

support cost management initiatives. Conducts spend analyses, identify

risks and opportunities, studies market trends, interviews vendors, and

provide recommendations for sourcing Develops and implements project

related sourcing strategies to achieve the lowest Total Cost of Ownership.

Conduct / study market trend and benchmarking assessments. Promote ongoing continuous improvement events to reduce cost and increase quality. May lead cross-functional teams who are engaged in procurement activities and

provide work direction and/or training to other professionals. Span of control = 0; this is an individual contributor position..

Key Accountabilities

-Develop strategic sourcing plans for projects that generate project savings, implement productivity tracking, utilize industry best practices, internal process improvement, and value-add services from suppliers.

-Will manage multiple projects and priorities

-Strong ability to present project best practices and strategies to senior leaders, community leaders, the Michigan Public Service Commission, etc.

-Study market conditions and trends to help with sourcing decisions and

generate on-going saving

-Apply benchmarking/competitive assessments to improve procurement


-Interface with business unit to understand the scope of work and assist

with monitoring vendor performance on a continuous basis

-Oversee all procurement activities associated with the project requirements in accordance with the end-user schedules, specification and budget

-Provide support on project procurement cost control activities, buy

analysis and projections

-Provide project procurement reports / presentations as necessary to report

sourcing activities

-Provide mentoring and direction to procurement staff as needed to

implement sourcing goals.

-Understands and supports the Supplier Performance Management (SPM)

processes and goals


-Required:Bachelor’s degree

-Required:6 years of experience in supply chain management or contract


-Preferred:Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or


-Preferred:Procurement experience

-Preferred:PMP certification

-Preferred:Yellow/Green/Black Belt certification

-Experience with leading cross-functional procurement teams, establishing

work-flows, and operational procedures

-Intermediate-to-advanced skills in Microsoft applications (i.e.: Excel, PowerPoint, & Word)

-Demonstrate strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.

-Able to cope with multiple demands from superiors, business units and

external parties in a positive and even-handed fashion; displays a calm

demeanor under pressure.

-Demonstrated application of continuous improvement tools, systems &


Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities. 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.

Job: Supply Chain & Purchasing

Title: Project Procurement Manager

Primary Location: Michigan-Detroit

Requisition ID: 10209