Walmart serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at more than 10,130 retail units under 69 different banners in 27 countries. With fiscal year 2012 sales of $443 billion, Walmart employs 2.2 million associates worldwide.
The Merchant Leadership Program consists of 36 weeks of structured training starting in a Walmart Store for 7 weeks followed by practical training in the Home Office working in several merchandising divisions including Planning, Pricing, Replenishment, Category Management, and Buying.
Each participant will experience over 30 merchant development classes, lectures by subject matter experts, plus the opportunity to interact with all levels of business leaders, including executives, throughout the organization. At the end of the 36 weeks, leadership trainees will utilize knowledge gained through these areas of the business to complete an interactive Capstone project which will culminate in a final presentation. Upon successful completion of the 36 week program, the MLP trainee will be placed as a Planning Analyst or like position where they will become an integral part of the merchandising team.
The Merchant Leadership Program is located in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field with 3.0 or greater GPA OR 2 years experience in a retail position, including buying, sourcing, planning, product development, replenishment, or marketing.
Additional Preferred Qualifications
1 year experience analyzing financial data including reviewing balance sheets, profit and loss statements or managing a budget.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
Completed retail or corporate internship
Demonstrated leadership in community or student organizations
Retail store experience
Strong communication and presentation skills
Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment
Campus-Merchandise Leadership Program-June 2013
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., branded as Walmart since 2008 and Wal-Mart before then, is an American public multinational corporation that runs...