Warehouse Supervisor

Warehouse Supervisor supervises the overall warehouse operations and daily activities of staff. Oversees inventory levels, monitors the safety of goods, and ensures the efficient usage of warehouse space. Being a Warehouse Supervisor operates an applicable system to update inventory status and respond to stakeholder’s inquiries. May require an associate degree or its equivalent. Additionally, Warehouse Supervisor typically reports to a manager. The Warehouse Supervisor supervises a small group of para-professional staff in an organization characterized by highly transactional or repetitive processes. Contributes to the development of processes and procedures. Thorough knowledge of functional area under supervision. To be a Warehouse Supervisor typically requires 3 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor.

Warehouse Supervisor Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Warehouse Supervisor to join our team.


  • Check pick sheets for any errors or mis-keyed items;
  • Adhere to all company policies, procedures and safety rules as stated in the Employee Handbook and otherwise posted or communicated;
  • Upholds and complies with policies and attitudes adopted by the company;
  • Handle general employee inquiries and solves problems;
  • Responsible for the daily administration and operation of the warehouse;
  • Act as a responsible leader for the Warehouse providing leadership, direction and motivation to ensure the completion of Warehouse objectives;
  • Accomplishes warehouse and organization mission by completing related results as needed;
  • 0-25% travel may be required;
  • Assign duties to warehouse personnel;
  • Good arithmetic and reading skills;
  • Review shipping reports to ensure customer ship dates and special handling requests are met, report on time delivery goals to company;
  • A self-starter that can work independently and coordinate with others;
  • Use scanners, tablets, radio, phones, and other warehouse machinery;
  • Supervise all local warehouse facilities;
  • Develop competent and skilled employees able to meet the current and future needs of the Distribution Center.


  • Intermediate knowledge of Excel required;
  • Exceptional understanding of quality management/quality process, environmental management, operations processes knowledge and business skills;
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills;
  • Regularly requires carrying objects that are up to 50 lbs by hand;
  • Regularly requires carrying objects that are 50 lbs or more using equipment;
  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills;
  • 0-25% travel may be required;
  • Fill in as an LTO as necessary;
  • 3-5 years of warehouse management experience;
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to implement process improvement initiatives;
  • Wood product industry knowledge highly desired;
  • Oversee lift truck maintenance and inspections;
  • Keep an organized work area;
  • Previous supervisor or management experience.