Stock supervisors are responsible for supervising and coordinating activities of workers concerned with ordering, receiving, storing, issuing, and shipping materials. They manage employees who maintain supplies and product inventories in warehouses, manufacturing units, and retail stores. They also support and complete execution of all shipments received and ensure the store is signed correctly for daily promotions including window and visual changes.
Stock supervisors earn an average salary of $42,000 annually or $20 per hour. They are responsible for planning the layout of the stockroom, warehouse, and other storage areas, considering turnover, size, weight, and related factors of items stored. They advise employees on care and preservation of items received and stored as well as study records and recommend remedial actions for reported non-usable, slow-moving, and excess stock.
Stock supervisors typically hold a bachelor's degree in business or a similar role from an accredited university. They are expected to have proven experience in a supervisory role and demonstrate supply chain management knowledge.