Warehouse Supervisor Job Description

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Warehouse Supervisor Job Description
A warehouse supervisor oversees shift operations. (Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of Carolyn Coles)

A warehouse supervisor works in a warehouse overseeing staff and operations on a specific shift. He typically report to a logistics manager.


Most organisations prefer a bachelor's degree in a logistics-related discipline, but will hire a candidate with a high school diploma or GED and several years of logistics supervisory experience.


Responsibilities include maintaining appropriate inventory levels by scheduling efficient shipping and receiving of freight. This involves coordination and rotation of stock to allocate space.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervision includes ensuring quality and safety standards are followed by employees, and scheduling warehouse staff. Training new staff is also required.


Many organisations may have a variety of stock items, such as technical parts, refrigerated or temperature-controlled stock. These companies may require experience with specific types of stock items.

Average Salary

As of November 2009, average salary for a warehouse supervisor is approximately £25,350 per year, according to SimplyHired.com.

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