The company is creating opportunities to the community by making a positive impact through the grants they provide to thousands of organizations and volunteers to help people live a better life. Wal-Mart also provides more training, market access and career opportunities for all the women, particularly jobs on farms and factories that allow women to have access to the economy. Wal-Mart is committed in getting the healthiest and most affordable food to many people. They support farmers and communities to harvest more food with less resources and waste.
Wal-Mart is continuously growing internationally to create great experiences for their customers who shop with them anytime and anywhere.
Wal-Mart started its humble beginning when Sam Walton, the founder of the company, purchased a branch of Ben Franklin Stores to focus on selling products at lower prices. He was able to find lower-cost suppliers and passed on the savings in the product pricing. In 1962, he opened the first Walmart Discount City located in Rogers, Arkansas. After its first five years, the company grew into 24 stores all over Arkansas. In 1969, the company incorporated as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and opened their first distribution center in Bentonville, Arkansas. The company went listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1972. The first Sam’s Club was opened in 1980, where it served small businesses and individuals. First Walmart Supercenter was opened in Washington, Missouri and the same year David Glass was appointed as the CEO. The company became the nation’s number one retailer in 1990’s and Walmart went global particularly in Mexico, Canada and United Kingdom. In 2000, Mr. H. Lee Scott Jr. took the place of David Glass as CEO. The company topped the Fortune 500 ranking and entered the Japanese market in the same year. By 2009, Mike Duke became the CEO and was taken over by Doug McMillion in 2014 as the new CEO of the company.
Distribution Center Jobs at Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart have one of the largest private distribution centers in the world. They have 42 regional U.S. distribution centers that operates 24/7 to keep all Walmart stores operating. Some of the jobs available are as follows:
Senior Manager, Strategy LOGS
You will ensure that budget goals are met by developing, directing functional projects and understanding the scope of work. You will advise and guide business units to help them utilize analysis and recommends operational procedures.
You will analyze and design distribution center processes like the material flow and transport. You will execute, implement engineering projects and provide business solutions.
You will communicate properly with an individual or group either in writing or in verbal, particularly the customers, suppliers and associates. You will fulfil orders and seal container and place labels outside the box.
You will be responsible in completing work assignments and complies with the company procedures and standards. You will provide good customer service and supports in processing document and data.
Benefits of Working at Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart takes it pride in offering great benefits for their associates and their families. Some of the benefits are as follows:
• HMO plans
• Vision and dental plans
• Company paid life insurance
• Business travel accident insurance
• Stock purchase plan
• Discount card for associates and their dependents
• Exclusive discounts on everything