Warehouse Supervisor Job Description Sample
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Warehouse Supervisor Job Responsibilities
To maintain effective supervision of Finished Goods inventory by verification, documentation, and reporting and ensuring conformance to the practice of Safety procedures.
The Warehouse Supervisor Duties:
- Maintains receiving, warehousing, and distribution operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing program, operational, policies and procedures.
- Strategically Manage warehouse in compliance with company’s policies and vision.
- Safeguards warehouse operations and contents by establishing and monitoring security procedures and protocols.
- Controls inventory levels by conducting physical counts; reconciling with a data storage system.
- Keep the stock control system up to date and plan future capacity requirements.
- Maintains physical condition of warehouse by planning and implementing new design layouts; inspecting equipment; issuing work orders for repair and requisitions for replacement.
- Manage warehouse space efficiently.
- Completes warehouse operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results.
- Maintains warehouse staff job results by coaching, counselling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results
- Maintain a standard of health and Safety, Hygiene and Security, for example, ensuring that stock such as chemical and food is stored safely
- Motivate, organize and encourage teamwork within the workforce to ensure productivity and efficiency targets are met and exceeded
- Brief team leaders on issues on a daily Basis
- Produce regular reports and statistics on a daily, Weekly and monthly basis
- Training staff and monitoring performance and progress
- Communicating with other departments
- Delivering and fulfilling directives and objectives from HO
- Ensure maximized warehouse utilization.
- Receive stock and ensure stock availability
- Manage the calling area and breakages
- Supervise forklift operations
- Protect stock against elements
- Apply administration systems and procedures
- Maintain a safe and healthy work environment
- Ensure stock rotation
- Optimize team performance
- Sustenance of the Finished Goods Standard Operating Procedures.
- Attainment of good warehouse keeping practice.
- Regular issuance of finished goods inventory stock to
- Adequate record keeping of all finished goods transactions.
- Fostering teamwork with subordinates.
- Sustenance of a fraud and pilferage free warehouse.
- Handling of slow-moving, obsolete and bad /damaged products
Key Relationships of a Warehouse Supervisor
a. Technical Manager and Quality Control Managers
To communicate on a regular basis the inventory position of the warehouse; report on any quality defects as well as trade returns [if any].
b. Operations Manager
To communicate on a weekly basis the inventory position of the warehouse.
c. Logistics Manager
To communicate the inventory stock position of finished goods on a weekly basis.
d. Production Managers
To reconcile finished goods docketing with the shop floor managers prior to the transfer of goods into the warehouse; to notify the shop floor managers of any trade return for the purpose of reprocessing and to communicate the inventory stock position of finished goods on a regular basis.
e. Warehouse Manager
To submit all relevant documents for endorsement prior to the shipment of goods to customers and MDS depots. To communicate on a daily basis the inventory position of the warehouse.
f. Sales Manager
To communicate on a regular basis the inventory position of the warehouse and any trade returns as soon as possible.
Position Limitations of a Warehouse Supervisor
- No authority to hire and fire.
- No authority to issue out unauthorized finished goods.
- No authority to receive into the warehouse any finished goods without appropriate documentation.
Position Challenges of a Warehouse Supervisor
- Sustenance of compliance with the Standard Operating Procedure for finished goods inventory in the warehouse.
- Regular communication with the registered SCJ transporters on the shipment of finished Goods to MDS depots registered SCJ distributors and other customers through the sales Managers.
Key Job Measures:
Achieving a balanced inventory of finished goods in the warehouse at all times.
• Expertise in warehouse management procedures and best practices
• Proficient in receiving
• Storing and distribution operations by following the operational policies and procedures
• Expertise in managing the warehouse staff
• Excellent knowledge of managing the stock Level efficiently
• Experience of handling the vendors
• Ability to: work under pressure and extra hours.
• Managerial: Strong interpersonal skills, teamwork, strategic thinking, excellent organisation skills and attention to details
• Technical: Proficient in MS Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, amongst others;
• Personal: a Strong eye for detail, good communication skills, integrity, adaptability, positive attitude and good listening skills