Warehouse Supervisor

Job Title:                   Warehouse Supervisor

Department:              Warehouse Operations

Reports to:                 Warehouse Manager

FLSA Status:             Exempt

SUMMARY

Supervises and coordinates activities concerned with ordering, receiving, storing, inventory, issuing and shipping materials, supplies, tools, equipment and parts in stockroom, warehouse or yard by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned:

  • Plans layout of stockroom, warehouse and other storage areas, considering turnover, size, weight and related factors of items stored.

  • Advises employees on care and preservation of items received, stored and shipped; methods and use of equipment in handling, storing, maintaining and shipping stock; and related problems.

  • Studies records and recommends remedial actions for reported non-usable, slow moving, and excess stock.

  • Reviews records for accuracy of information and compliance with established procedures, and to determine adequacy of stock levels. 

  • Schedules work for special and periodic inventories.

  • Traces history of items to determine reasons for discrepancies between inventory and stock control records and recommends remedial actions to resolve discrepancies.

  • Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules and expedites workflow.

  • Issues written and oral instructions to staff.

  • May assign duties and examine work for exactness, neatness and conformance to policies and procedures to subordinate staff (if any).

  • Studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency of subordinates.

  • Maintains harmony among workers/drivers and resolves grievances. 

  • Prepares composite reports.

  • Adjusts errors and complaints.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES – currently none.  Could grow to include warehousemen, general laborers and/or office assistants.

QUALIFICATIONS – To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE – High school degree or equivalent with three years progressive demonstrated responsibility.

LANGUAGE SKILLS – Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies and members of the business community.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS – Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

REASONING ABILITY – Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS – The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Must be physically capable to climb into and alight from a trailer.  Must be able to operate a forklift truck and sit for long periods of time.  Must be able to work on keyboard and calculator and view computer terminal.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT - The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Must be able to work in a fast-paced, sometimes stressful environment under multiple deadlines.  Must be able to communicate and encourage differing personalities while demonstrating leadership and teamwork with all employees and customers.

Note:  statements included in this job description are intended to reflect in general the duties and responsibilities of this position and are not to be interpreted as being all encompassing.