Plant Manager
Posted on 12/2/2023
48forty Solutions

201-500 employees

Comprehensive pallet management services across North America
Company Overview
48forty Solutions stands as the largest pallet management services company in North America, boasting a vast network of over 270 facilities and a fleet that is entirely company-owned, ensuring consistent quality, pricing, and a higher level of service. The company's comprehensive services, ranging from nationwide pallet supply and retrieval to on-site services and reverse logistics, make it a one-stop solution for over 2,700 customers across diverse industries. With local teams that understand the nuances of each market, 48forty Solutions offers a unique blend of industry leadership, technical prowess, and a customer-centric culture.
Industrial & Manufacturing

Company Stage


Total Funding





Houston, Texas

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

North, SC, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Operations & Logistics
  • Bachelors in Operations/Supply Chain or related field
  • Six Sigma/Lean certification preferred
  • 5+ years in a plant supervisory role in an engineering or manufacturing environment
  • Familiarity with private fleet management/transportation is helpful
  • Strong customer focus orientation
  • Expert people management capability including non-exempt production workforce
  • Demonstrated success in delivering strong employee relations
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally
  • Experience managing safety performance and programs
  • Understanding of supply chain practices and metrics
  • Manage the work of all production employees oversees production and shipping schedules based on availability of raw and finished goods.
  • Provide hands-on leadership as a working manager, responsible for mentoring and coaching all employees and managing employee relations issues.
  • Support plant administration to ensure compliance to established policies
  • Directly responsible for all employment decisions at the facility.
  • Responsible in consult with General Manager for the cost and yield performance of the Plant in partnership with the overall P&L of the Plant.
  • Support and implement cost control initiatives and process control within the Plant.
  • Continually review operations activities, including local transportation activities to maintain compliance with all Federal, State and local laws (OSHA, DOL, DOJ, EPA, FD)
  • Drive Safety improvements (Zero Harm) across the Plant
  • Ensure the consistent execution of all SOPs throughout the Plant and in accordance with the PMS Commercial Organization, Global Supply Chain
  • Deliver 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 compliance through teamwork for all Standard Operating Procedures within the Plant
  • Implement and manage Lean opportunities to effectively eliminate waste
  • In partnership with Plant Manager, provide leadership to Plant staff to effectively recruit, train, develop, evaluate, motivate, delegate and monitor their activities
  • Drive efficiencies in asset utilization through proper transportation scheduling, dispatch, & driver management while meeting customer expectations.
Desired Qualifications
  • Superior ability to manage people and motivate a team
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and strategic thinking ability