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WCS Product Owner

Perishable Shipping Solutions

Perishable Shipping Solutions

Novi, MI, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Lineage Logistics aspires to become the most dynamic, temperature-controlled logistics company on the planet, helping to eliminate waste and feed the world. Our Product Management organization exists to enable that mission by spearheading Lineage’s technology transformation. Recently acknowledged for our work by the CNBC Disrupter 50 list, Lineage is changing the way warehouses operate around the globe, while incorporating sustainable business practices, integrating transportation services, and empowering customers and partners across the supply chain with end-to-end visibility and control.

We are currently seeking a Product Owner to join our Product Management – Warehouse Technologies team who will focus on our Warehouse Control System software. As the Product Owner, you will be responsible for engaging with a wide variety of business stakeholders to understand their business problems and needs to translate them into functional requirements. You will work with Product Managers to analyze and prioritize the most valuable innovations that align to our enterprise strategic goals. You are a self-starter driven by curiosity and a passion to improve business execution and decision-making through technology.

At Lineage, our six values: Safe, Trust, Respect, Innovation, Bold, and Servant Leadership define who we are as a company and guide our actions as we reimagine the journey of food.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prioritizes the needs / incoming requests of stakeholders while considering value, scope, budget, resources, dependencies, and time
  • Communicates expectations and gains buy in from stakeholders
  • Translates business problems into technical problems to give clear instructions for developers
  • Anticipates the needs of key stakeholders by maintaining a deep understanding of what they do and want
  • Works with engineers and architects to define a solution for stakeholder and data-driven initiatives
  • Creates, updates, and removes epics and/or user stories in the product backlog
  • Collaborates with engineers to estimate/size each user story
  • Defines and clearly articulates problem statements and acceptance criteria (business requirements) for each Epic and User Story
  • Maps dependencies between epics and stories
  • Prioritizes user stories to deliver the highest value each sprint and ensure that OKR’s and deliverable timelines are met
  • Defines the vision and objectives with metrics for each sprint
  • Participates in sprint ceremonies, including sprint planning, daily standups, and retrospectives
  • Collaborates with engineers to answer questions and make connections, while clearly explaining the purpose, problem statement and requirements
  • Reviews and signs off on completed user stories and epics
  • Removes blockers for developer teams
  • Plans functional demos with stakeholders as needed
  • Approves transition to build, test, and release phases within the product lifecycle
  • Document the product's evolution
  • Create communications to stakeholders about product releases
  • Create and maintain product documentation with additions, amendments, and removals of functionality

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s (BA or BS) in business, computer science, or related field
  • 2+ years previous experience as a product owner or business analyst
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels of the organization and deliver results to a non-technical audience
  • In-depth understanding of Agile methodologies, SDLC, technical understanding of products and up to date on industry standards and best practices
  • Able to build strong interpersonal relationships with business analysts, UI/UX team, leadership, senior management, and internal and external stakeholders
  • Close attention to detail and the ability to work to a high standard
  • Ability to think strategically with supporting analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to function in a fast paced, highly visible and fast-changing high growth environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with KPI development and analysis
  • Experience with Atlassian tools (JIRA, Confluence), process diagram tools, etc.
  • Experience with Warehouse Control Systems (WCS), Material Flow Control Systems (MFCS), and/or Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)
  • Experience with PLC communication and process control
  • Experience in an automated warehousing environment
  • Logistics or supply chain experience

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.