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Asked by Duke on November 19, 2015

I want to apply for a warehouse management supervisor position, hopefully something in logistics and supply chain. What kind of ability, skill and qualification do you need?

Answered by Sylvia, Hiring Expert at Hewlett-Packard, on November 24, 2015

Great question! All job descriptions map out the skill requirements and job qualifications, and some even add if additional “nice to have” or preferred skills. The job description also typically includes the job duties to better understand the day-to-day scope of the position. These roles typically include what we call soft skill, like team building, good communication skills, training and leadership. Most of these roles also want someone with an understanding of the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulations and computer skills (may be specific to the systems/software they use internally). Hope this helps! Best of luck in your search. 

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Answered by Dan, Hiring Expert at Mutual of Omaha, on January 19, 2016

When researching positions that interest you, one can review over the job description or reach out to that company in particular to find out what they are looking for. First, start off reviewing the job description. This where one will not only find a more defined description of what that position does, but also find out if any special abilities, skills, or qualifications are needed.  Then, if the job description is too general and not descriptive enough that is when it is best to reach out to that particular company. That way you are not only gathering the information you need, but also expressing interest within that company and networking.

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Answered by Brandy, Hiring Expert at Archer Daniels Midland, on March 15, 2016

Hello! Each company and job description are different, your best option would be to look at the specifications and desired qualifications of each job description to determine if that is the position you are looking for. I think once you determine which position is the best fit for you, you will achieve your goal. Good Luck!

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Answered by Charlene, Hiring Expert at Gap Inc., on June 21, 2016

It's great you have a focused career objective and something you know you want to do!  Supply chain and logistics are two growing career fields.  Because most all management position require working with people and most likely in teams some of the skills needed are soft skills; like communication, time management, problem solving, and even conflict resolution.  There will most likely be other specific skills for each position which could include: software management, computer program skills specific for that company as well as negotiation skills.  There will also most likely also be some physical requirements including; walking, lifting and possible travel. Good Luck! 

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