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Top 25 Warehouse Supervisor Interview Questions
List of Warehouse Supervisor Interview Questions
  1. How would your former employer describe you?
  2. Do you work well under pressure?
  3. Do you have supervising experience?
  4. Do you have an understanding of lean six sigma?
  5. Tell me about your education. How has it prepared you for a career as a Warehouse Supervisor?
  6. Why do you want to work for our company?
  7. How do you stay organized?
  8. How do you prioritize your work?
  9. Automation plays a huge role in any warehouse, what new technologies have you witnessed and how do you plan on staying informed for even newer technologies in the future?
  10. How do you keep your warehouse employees motivated and to stay focused on the companies objectives?
  11. How well do you get along with your superiors? How often do you like to communicate with them?
  12. If hired, how do you intend on making a difference with our company?
  13. How do you handle stressful situations?
  14. Why should we hire you?
  15. Do you work well on a team? How would you define teamwork?
  16. What is your greatest strength? How does it help you as a Warehouse Supervisor?
  17. Tell me about a time when you had to think strategically.
  18. What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
  19. What experience do you have in a warehouse?
  20. What is the largest amount of employees you have supervised?
  21. Why do you want to work for our Warehouse team?
  22. What was the most difficult employee situation you found yourself in? How did you overcome the problem?
  23. What leadership roles have you had in the past?
  24. What mistakes have you made while being a leader for a group in the past? How have you learned from them?
  25. What does quality work mean to you?
  26. When have you negotiated a better deal with a vendor?
  27. Tell me about a recent vendor dispute you have had, or a conflict you have had in your previous work. How did you handle the problem?
  28. Where do you see your career in five years?
  29. Give us an example of an emergency situation that you faced. How did you handle it?
  30. Have you ever been caught stealing, or better yet, have you ever stole anything?
  31. What cost cutting measures have you enacted in the past? Which ones were the most successful?
  32. What do you already know about our warehouse, and our company?
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Rachelle Enns
Recruiter
 
Warehouse Supervisor Information
February 12th, 2017

A Warehouse Supervisor is responsible for the operations inside of a warehouse. This includes the movement of product as well as people management. Warehouses are used by a very large variety of businesses spanning multiple industries. These businesses can include retail goods, grocers, manufacturers, transportation companies and more.

Warehouse Supervisors should have strong organizational skills so they can be continually on top of the needs of the warehouse. A close eye must always be kept on the merchandise inside of the warehouse which takes keen attention to detail. A Warehouse Supervisor is responsible for many levels of staff including permanent, temporary and sometimes unionized employees. The ability to be a diplomatic, yet firm, leader is a must.

Technical skills of a Warehouse Supervisor should include strong knowledge of spreadsheet and tracking programs such as Excel. Warehouse information systems (WMS) are almost always used in warehouses. This type of software is used to track the day to day operations of a warehouse, calculating KPI's and assessing profitability risk factors such as loss prevention, damage, and overtime. Other systems utilized in a warehouse may be ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems.

A Warehouse Supervisor must be comfortable (and likely, certified) in the operation of a variety of forklifts and other warehouse machinery. The ability to troubleshoot this equipment is a bonus for any employer. Proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) must be worn inside any warehouse. This includes a hardhat, reflective vest, and steel toed work boots.

The role of a Warehouse Supervisor can be very physical as there is a significant amount of walking, lifting, pushing, and standing involved. Depending on the needs of the warehouse, a Warehouse Supervisor may have a variety of shift requirements. Some warehouses have full coverage schedules including a morning, afternoon and midnight shift. Depending on the Warehouse Supervisor's level of experience, and seniority, they may be required to begin their career as a midnight Warehouse Supervisor.

A Warehouse Supervisor should have some post-secondary education in Business Management, Operations, or Supply Chain. Some employers may be open to candidates who have a High School Diploma and multiple years experience in warehouse or manufacturing operations management.
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