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Director, Investor Relations

Lineage Logistics

Lineage Logistics

Software Engineering
Novi, MI, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024
Lineage is one of the world’s leading temperature-controlled industrial REITs and integrated solutions providers with an unrivaled global network of over 400 strategically located facilities, totaling nearly 2 billion cubic feet of capacity across countries in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Coupling industry-leading expertise in end-to-end logistical solutions and innovative technology, Lineage partners with the world’s largest food and beverage companies to increase distribution efficiency, advance sustainability, minimize supply chain waste, and, most importantly, help feed the world. In recognition of the company’s leading innovations and sustainability initiatives, Lineage has been named a CNBC Disruptor 50 Company for three consecutive years, twice named a US Best Managed Company, named the No. 1 Data Science company, and 23rd overall on Fast Company’s list of The World’s Most Innovative Companies.

The professional in this position will be responsible for collaborating with the VP of Investor Relations to define IR strategies and programs and implement the associated programs to support the IR efforts on behalf of Lineage. Additionally, this professional will be expected to contribute to the following areas:

Strategic Investor Relations Counseling: The Director, Investor Relations will work with the VP of IR and outside counselors to ensure adherence to SEC regulations and compliance surveillance on financial reporting issues. They will stay current on market trends and opinions, provide strategic recommendations to the VP of IR and senior management, monitor media coverage, and advise the VP of IR on investor and financial market perceptions.

Proactive Investor Communications: The Director, Investor Relations will serve as a key interface with investors/shareholders and the buy- and sell-side communities. They will help strengthen and broaden shareholder interests, target specific constituencies, and manage the communication of critical investor information by building and maintaining relationships with the investment community.

Strategic Investor Relations Programming: The Director, Investor Relations will support the development of investor relations goals and objectives and manage the message content development of strategically driven programs targeted at the investment community. They will manage existing investor relationships and actively pursue the expansion of the prospective shareholder base.

Technical Responsibilities:

Analyst/Shareholder Interface: Serve as a key contact with the financial community to provide up-to-date information about events and market trends affecting Lineage, supporting its short- and long-term valuation goals.

Analyst Meetings/Dossier Preparation: Travel with the VP of IR and/or Executive Leadership Team to major financial centers to meet with current/prospective shareholders and prepare comprehensive “play books” for management about the individuals they will meet.

Investor Targeting Strategy and Programs: Support the development and management of a proactive investor targeting program to encourage investment in Lineage stock.

Quarterly Earnings Process: Support the quarterly earnings process and any Investor/Analyst Days, including drafting news releases and presentations, and collaborating with the VP of IR, CFO, and management team.

Investor Messaging, Materials Development & Website Oversight: Develop all printed and electronic presentation materials for investor-related settings and manage the investor relations portion of the corporate website.

Share Valuation Monitoring: Regularly monitor daily and weekly activity in terms of price movement and volume and advise management on strategies to address issues affecting Lineage and peer group stock valuation.

Investor/Financial Media Relations: Partner with the VP of IR and Corporate Communications on media-related activities related to financial markets and plan responses to major events impacting the Company.

ESG Messaging with Investors: Support all ESG related initiatives within the IR function, including: aligning of management and board perspectives on ESG with IR’s strategy; considering investors’ ESG-related concerns (including any shareholder proposals) and, as appropriate, addressing them through ongoing engagement and feedback, well ahead of proxy season; and ensuring that the company’s ESG/CSR goals are aligned with corporate strategy and clearly communicated to investors and other stakeholders.

External Agency Oversight: Work with the VP of IR on determining the appropriate use of external agencies to support the IR strategy and programming.


  • A bachelor’s degree in finance, business, economics, or a related field is required.
  • An MBA, CFA, or equivalent advanced degree would be advantageous, although comparable work experience is acceptable.


  • The successful candidate should have 10 or more years of experience in REIT investor relations, equity research, or investment banking, specifically focused on REITs, or a combination of these roles. This includes extensive finance-driven experience with publicly held REITs or significant involvement in capital markets and corporate finance, paired with senior-level investor relations responsibilities.
  • Strong analytical abilities, a solid foundation in corporate finance, and expertise in building models and understanding stock valuation metrics are crucial.
  • Strong understanding of the REIT industry, including market trends, regulatory environment, and financial metrics specific to REITs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively convey financial information to a variety of audiences.
  • Proven track record in developing and managing relationships with Wall Street and analysts and demonstrated ability in influencing senior management.

Leadership Competencies:

Lineage aims to recruit people who are curious, driven to contribute their best, committed to high ethical standards, team-oriented and community-minded, and reflect the diversity of the Company’s geographic reach. Also important is finding individuals who will thrive in an entrepreneurial culture and who will collaborate with current team members to build on the business’ prior success.

Company Culture:

Lineage is proud of the diversity of our team and we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace where every team member can thrive. That means meeting the basic professional needs of each team.

Salary Range: $146,000 - $273,000

Why Lineage?

This is an excellent position to begin your career path within Lineage! Success in this role enables greater responsibilities and promotions! A career at Lineage starts with learning about our business and how each team member plays a part each and every day to satisfy our customers’ requirements. Beyond that, you’ll help us grow and learn on our journey to be the very best employer in our industry. We’ll ask you for your opinion and ensure we do our part to keep you developing and engaged as we grow our business. Working at Lineage is energizing and enjoyable. We value respect and care about our team members.

Lineage is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to compliance with all federal, state, and local laws that prohibit workplace discrimination and unlawful harassment and retaliation. Lineage will not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental disability or any other protected status under federal, state and local law.


Lineage provides safe, stable, reliable work environments, medical, dental, and basic life and disability insurance benefits, 401k retirement plan, paid time off, annual bonus eligibility, and a minimum of 7 holidays throughout the calendar year.