Posted On: 4-19-14
Position Title: Senior Customer Service Analyst
Job Location: Detroit, MI
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This position resides within our Call Center Workforce Management Team. Our Call Center is a Multi-shift, Multi-site, Union environment. It consists of approximately 500 Customer Representatives between DTE, an On-site Contractor and a Michigan based outsourcer. We are seeking an individual at the Senior Analyst level, who has a minimum of three years’ experience in call Volume Forecasting, Schedule Generation, Time off Management, Off Phone Event Management and Required Staffing projections utilizing one of the primary Workforce Management tools available today (i.e., Verint, eWFM, Aspect, etc.)

Job Summary
Implements and coordinates continuous improvement projects and processes in Customer Service. Performs analytical and lead worker level activities related to continuous improvement initiatives and ongoing activities designed to establish and promote a continuous improvement culture in Customer Service. Interprets data, identifies trends, conducts root cause analyses, and conducts benchmarking studies to determine best improvement projects for Customer Service. Ensures that improvement projects are aligned with goals to meet: cost saving, customer satisfaction, and revenue generation objectives. Works under general supervision.

Key Accountabilities
-May be responsible for one or more of the following:
• Identifying problems with Customer Service IT systems.
• Assisting with tracking of absence, overtime and tardiness.
• Interfacing with other organizational units (e.g. IT and telecommunications resolving IT issues).
• Forecasting Call Center volume and determining schedule requirements.
• Designing and implementing real time schedules.
• Providing technical expertise to resolve problems.
• Performing informal training and coaching to Customer Service Representatives.
• Maintaining confidentiality of employee records and information.
• Developing, monitoring, changing and communicating operating procedures.
• Tracking and reporting performance statistics.
• Enforcing Service Level Agreements.
• Maintaining a Quality Control/Service Recovery.

-Gathers information, analyzes, designs, recommends and implement solutions in area of responsibility, identifying & utilizing appropriate tools.
-Performs investigations and statistical, trend, root cause and benchmarking analyses, proffering related recommendations.
-Conducts studies and analyzes the effectiveness of systems and related processes in order to make process-related enhancements.
-Determines process improvement needs and initiatives in Customer Service; prioritizes and implements related process improvements.
-Provide input into strategic planning for Customer Service.
-Applies teambuilding skills to activities involving multiple teams and multiple internal clients.
-Make formal and informal presentations.
-Plans (including estimations of time and resources) necessary to complete assignments.


High school or GED and three years of experience in Workforce Management capacities.
-Associate or Bachelor degree in Business or Public Administration, Industrial Engineering, Economics, Accounting, Finance, Statistics, Computer Science or a related curriculum with two years of experience.
-Exposure to continuous improvement methodology and projects.
-Analytical and problem-solving skills consistent with the ability to identify key issues from among a broad range of alternatives, and recommend optimal solutions for various situations.
-Management of multiple tasks, issues, or projects that require innovation, teamwork and planning.
-Flexibility and the ability to work under changing priorities.
-Perseverance and a risk taker.
-Consulting and influencing skills consistent with the ability to build relationships and influence parties at all levels of the business unit to adapt to changing expectations and programs.
-Written and verbal communications and presentation skills consistent with the ability to present results of projects and research to all levels of staff/management within the Business Unit.
-Workforce Management experience in a call center is required and should include hands-on experience with WFM tools such as Verint, IEX, eWFM, etc.
-Must receive a Recommended score on a pre-hire assessment.

About DTE Energy
DTE Energy is a Fortune 500 company based in Detroit, MI. We are a diversified energy company, involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Our operating units include DTE Electric Company, an electric utility serving 2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan, DTE Gas Company, a natural gas utility serving 1.3 million customers in Michigan and other non-utility, energy businesses focused on coal and gas mid-stream services, power and industrial projects, unconventional gas production and energy trading. Information about DTE Energy is available at

DTE Energy is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Job Function

Customer Service & Meter Reading

Primary Location

Michigan-Southeast Michigan-Detroit

Downtown HQ: WCB (Walker Cisler Building)

One Energy Plaza

Detroit 48226

Job Type


Is this position covered under a Collective Bargaining Agreement?


Skills Testing Required


This position is a Department of Transportation (DOT) covered position and must pass DOT drug screen and is subject to random drug testing.


NERC-CIP Authorization: This position will require authorized unescorted access (cyber and/or physical) to NERC-CIP (North American Electric Reliability Corp. — Critical Infrastructure Protection Cyber Security Standards) controlled assets or documents?


CFATS Authorization: This position will require authorized unescorted access to restricted areas and/or access to critical assets of a CFATS (Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards) designated High Risk Chemical Facility?


FERC Training: This position will require Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Gas Training qualifications