Warehouse Supervisor

Manage inventory and work crews at a warehouse.
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Salary Range
$32,000 – $86,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Warehouse Supervisors do?

A Warehouse Supervisor oversees and regulates the daily operations of a warehouse. The responsibilities of Warehouse Supervisors are a lot like those of any Manager. This means they hire and train new employees, give performance evaluations, and make sure that work is done correctly and on time.

The purpose of a warehouse is to hold on to a company’s materials or products until they’re needed. Without the goods, the company simply doesn’t have anything to sell. This makes keeping track of inventory a big part of your job as Warehouse Supervisor. You make sure you have an accurate count of the goods in the warehouse so employees know what they can promise customers, and can order new supplies and products before they’re needed.

When new goods come to the warehouse, you’re the one who oversees their drop-off. You fill out the necessary paperwork, organize the warehouse to make room for them, and then help your employees as they take the goods off the freight truck and into the warehouse. You also check the quality and number of the items to ensure nothing is broken or missing.

As things leave the warehouse, you arrange for shipping, make sure they’re properly packaged for their trip, and then let the customer know when they can expect their products.

Safety is another big part of your job. You train employees on safety procedures, require hardhats when needed, and oversee forklift driving tests.

Should I be a Warehouse Supervisor?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Warehouse and Receiving Supervisor

    How to become a Warehouse Supervisor

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