(Female, Age 32) from Bentonville, AR
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career
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Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
40 employees, we mfr goods overseas (China) and sell them to retailers such as Wal-mart, Sam’s Club, Target, Costco, Atwoods. Etc.
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Analyze sales numbers, run sales reports, invoicing, run retailers host programs.
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
2 wks vacation,
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I work with the logistic team and sales team. The benefit of working for a small company is that you get along so great with your co workers. We are like a big family.
Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
I work in a small office building. I like it, my cubicle is spacious.
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 5
The Actual Work: 6
A day in the life of…
Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:
|5am to 6am
|6am to 7am
|7am to 8am
|Catching up on nightly emails. From overseas factory, one of our retailers, etc
|8am to 9am
|Run my daily sales numbers for all of our major retailers for our supervisors.
|9am to 10am
|Invoice all of our shipments from the previous day. match up warehouse tracker with the orders actually place to insure correct numbers are invoiced.
|10am to 11am
|Look at Walmart’s host system, checking to make sure store counts are still correct, checking on replenishment numbers to make sure all forecasts are correct
|11am to 12pm
|12pm to 1pm
|Afternoon meetings with warehouses to make sure all things are good. Example – shipping , routing, any issues are talked about on these calls
|1pm to 2pm
|Following up on any unanswered emails from retailers, or overseas, etc.
|2pm to 3pm
|Helping logistic team with any problems. Container qty’s, reports, etc
|3pm to 4pm
|Any data updats. example, updating our item maintenance spreadsheets, setting up retailer items, submitting samples to retailers testing labs, following up on any buyer / replenishment issues
|4pm to 5pm
|Finishing up any work to be done that day. Working with sourcing team to finalize emails to China or freight forwarding company
|5pm to 6pm
|Off work at 5
|6pm to 7pm
|7pm to 8pm
|8pm to 9pm
|9pm to 10pm
|10pm to 11pm
|11pm to 12am
Table of Contents
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
What was the application process?
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
No. Luckily my boss is a very good friend of my dad. I worked for another walmart retailer for 8 years so he gave me the position after a little meet and greet.
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Retailers such as Wal-mart and K-mart have there own on site meetings or webinars. When something applies to my area I go to the meetings or attend special webinars.
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
I didnt attend college, so I feel lucky to be where Im at
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Have experience with the retail world. Have good microsoft skills. I work daily in access and excel. My knowledge of Wal-marts host program (Retail Link) also helped me get this position.
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
microsoft, 10 key, access,
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
If you have a business degree / lots of walmart experience you will make more money
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Prioritize your workload, know that there is always something that will come up that will take priority over what your currently working on. Lots of daily fires to put out, be patient. Always ask questions if you dont know what your looking at ex. sales number, data.
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes. Im hoping to expand my knowledge of the retail world. My goal is to work for a major supplier like Coke, Sony.
What are your current career goals?
To learn as much as I can and go on to work for a major name brand product.
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1
|I worked in Customer service for 5 years, placing telephone orders, and doing data entry. I then advanced to a position on the walmart team. Place overseas production orders, ran sales numbers, worked with walmart buyers and replenishment daily
|Prior Job 2
|Invoicing, walmart retail link, monday sales reports, Consumer testing for all walmart products, attend meetings or webinars as it applies to our company, Data Sync (setting up supplier items)
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