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General Manager

48forty Solutions
Portland, OR
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

48forty Solutions is the largest pallet management services company in North America. We provide end-to-end pallet solutions, from supply to retrieval, on-site services, reverse logistics, and packaging materials. 48forty Solutions is truly Pallet Management Made Simple. Our operations workforce is the heart and soul of our business. We are currently looking for a General Manager.

Job Description and Requirements:

The General Manager is responsible for the development and execution of strategies and processes surrounding the continuous improvement of all aspects of the site P&L, including business development, safety, quality, service and cost.

  • Direct, manage, and hold complete P&L responsibility for the recycled plant
  • Drive Safety Performance across the Plant
  • Provide leadership to entire staff to effectively recruit, train, develop, evaluate, motivate, delegate and monitor their activities
  • Continually review operations activities, including local transportation activities to maintain compliance with all Federal, State and local laws (OSHA, DOL, DOJ, EPA, FD)
  • Develop a balanced approach to maximize best operational practices and cost efficiencies across the Plant while maintaining critical quality and raw material utilization standards that are necessary to maintain customer satisfaction and Plant profitability
  • Ensure the consistent execution of all SOPs throughout the Plant and in accordance with the 48forty Solutions business
  • Own and drive cost control initiatives and process control within the Plant
  • Responsible for managing a comprehensive sales funnel that delivers new business wins in existing and new verticals as well as lane expansions with existing customers while aligning with strategic initiatives of the Region and the overall business
  • Develop and implement marketing strategies that enable growth and increased profitability through pricing strategies and identification of new segment opportunities
  • Responsible for account management of existing customers to ensure profitability is improved through active price management and executing strategies for lane expansion


  • Bachelors in Operations/Supply Chain or related field is preferred


  • Prior experience in managing site level P&L
  • Familiarity with private fleet management/transportation
  • Strong customer focus orientation
  • Expert people management capability including hourly workers
  • Experience managing safety performance and programs
  • Understanding of supply chain practices and metrics

48forty Solutions offers competitive pay and benefits to all full-time employees. 48forty Solutions is also pleased to offer a full benefit package that includes health, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as a 401(k) retirement savings plan after 90 days.

48forty Solutions requires that none of its employees are excluded from doing business with the Federal government. All newly hired individuals are promptly screened through the E-Verify electronic employment authorization program run by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service.

  • Drug-free workplace. EOE. D/M/F/V
  • MUST be 18 years of age or older

At 48forty Solutions, we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran, or other protected status.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. All employees may be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities, as needed.

48forty Solutions


Portland, OR
97203 USA



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