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Procurement Manager, IT

Lineage Logistics

Lineage Logistics

IT, Operations
Novi, MI, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024
Procurement Manager manages all procurement efforts for contract manufacturing and vendor partners to ensures that quality, safety, cost, and delivery standards are met. This position also oversees day to day operations of the office, which prepares, negotiates, and manages contracts, bids and quotes for the procurement of services, equipment, materials, supplies, and products related to the manufacturing, repair and management of our private insulated and refrigerated railcar fleet. Develops and maintains a high level of technical skills. Develops strong and ongoing relationships with internal stakeholders, customers, vendor partners and key industry experts to advance our competitive position in the industry. Communications with other Managers as a team to ensure quality service is another key area for this position. The successful candidate is expected to be a self-starter and multitasker who works well under pressure and follows through on tasks. We are looking for a strong team member who leads by example and keeps the team informed of changes.


  • Responsible for inventory management including min/max levels management, annual physical inventory process management, order management, and management of old reefer unit sales
  • Responsible for sourcing and quoting including purchasing scope and requirements, vendor identification and vetting, requisition requirements, Lineage purchasing buy-in, bid execution, and vendor onboarding
  • Establishing and managing to key vendor KPIs to drive quality improvements, continuous improvement projects to improve performance and cost reduction strategies to improve financial performance of the business unit
  • Manager of invoice management and audit oversight which includes CER alignment, invoice audit to contract, and spend tracking
  • Implementer of vendor management, including setup, vendor issue resolution, design and execution and product Q&A
  • Owner of the audit plan, execution and compliance management with vendor relations
  • Purchase Order / contract development and management for key vendor partner relationships


  • Product design support to drive innovation, improve service and increase customer satisfaction through continuous improvement
  • New product development support that helps drive innovative solutions in support of new market strategies and equipment types
  • Specialist in industry engagement including AAR relationship, supplier relationships, and trade shows
  • P&L management and annual budget responsibilities


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study or equivalent work experience; degree strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 7 yrs. exp in global sourcing and vendor management
  • Experience in product development / services innovation a must
  • Demonstrated experience in the following: Design, implementation sourcing strategies and supplier KPIs is a must
  • Lean / Six Sigma or ISO 9001 experience required
  • Contract management experience is a must
  • Proven project management experience
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office applications
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strategic mindset is critical (business case development; kaizen/continuous improvement program management; development of strategic priorities)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication abilities
  • Must be able to manage ambiguity and be self-directed
  • 35% travel; U.S. and Mexico
  • Selected candidate must have a high degree of intellectual agility and be self-directed in their learning

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.