Lineas is the largest private rail freight operator in Europe offering premium rail products and total door-to-door logistics solutions. Our mission is to offer such superior rail products and services that customers shift the transport of their goods from road to rail. This allows them to improve their supply chain while decreasing their impact on mobility, climate and air pollution.

Assistant Buyer (m/w/d)

Are you our new Assistant Buyer?

At Lineas you can:

  • Work in an open and flexible environment where you can be yourself
  • Do things and put your ideas forward
  • Contribute to a better environment

Who are we? We are Lineas, the largest private rail freight operator in Europe. We convince companies to shift the transport of their goods from road to rail. Because that's much better for the climate and mobility. We make this Modal Shift a reality with the best train products and innovative services.

We, the FREIGHT FORCE, dedicate ourselves day after day to the freight transport of our customers. And to really make a difference!

Who are we looking for?

You are the local TRS supplier quality main contact for the German region, responsible to initiate, dispatch and monitor all supplier non-performance activities. You will structurally increase the service quality of our German supplier to the next level together with the central quality coordinator and supported by the responsible lead buyers.

As part of the Lineas TRS procurement community, you are the local German assistant for the TRS lead buyers designated for the German region. You secure smooth and timely processing and negotiation of pricing request for German single wagon load traffics and correct administrative follow up.

What are your duties?

Supplier Quality

  • You set-up and maintain the German supplier quality and performance KPI monitoring including OTIF, digital excellence and non-performance log connected with our operational quality monitoring process (DQM,WQM,MQM)
  • You secure standardization of supplier quality management across German region in system and execution.
  • You drive and secure the needed supplier non-performance communication covering the short term recovery actions and long term structural improvements with the concerned stakeholders.
  • You secure ‘first alert’ communication towards suppliers in case of incidents or safety issues on produced trains


What is your profile?

You are a fast, solution-oriented thinker with an eye for detail and strong affinity with required customer quality standards

  • You are a fast able to prioritize in a context of changing priorities
  • You have strong communication skills both in writing and oral
  • Team spirit is crucial: without your colleagues and your partners, you cannot start anything in this role. Such colleagues may be seated next to you at the table, but may also be the head of some small goods station somewhere halfway between Cologne and Hamburg.
  • Talent and commitment to continue advancing in your career

Lineas stands for diversity. We believe that skills and talent are unrelated to gender, race, age, social background, sexual orientation, philosophical or religious beliefs, ...

What do we have to offer you? With us you will have the opportunity to develop your career in a fast growing and international company.

  • You will be part of a team of passionate colleagues who will make the Modal Shift a reality.
  • You will receive an attractive salary with attractive fringe benefits.
  • We give you a personal training and all the coaching you need to get started.
  • Afterwards, you will be given every opportunity to further develop your talents.
  • You are allowed to work autonomously and independent of time - even from home or on location when it suits you best.
  • You will end up in a young and energetic company. Things are moving fast here and a lot is always changing. That opens up permanent perspectives for your career.


Your application will be evaluated by the HR department of Lineas itself. For any additional feedback regarding your application, we kindly refer you to the Lineas HR department.


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