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lLea Raedel: Whole Foods Market Management Portfolio

Whole Foods Market Management Portfolio Lea Raedel Texas A&M University – Central Texas



Lea Raedel: Whole Foods Market Management Portfolio

Career and Company Analysis For the past couple years now I have aspired to have a career in accounting. I was drawn to it because of its analytical nature and its ability to see the inner workings of a company. I also liked that it was high in job security since every company needs accountants. Because of this, the next step was to select which company I would want to work for and why. After looking at a lot of companies I selected Whole Foods Market, since I have always enjoyed shopping there and I believe their ethics are in line with mine. Their commitment to the environment and eating healthy are something I have always admired. Because of all the previous reasons, my career aspiration is to become a Senior Accountant for the Corporate General Ledger Team at Whole Foods Markets in Austin, Texas. Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading retailer of natural and organic food (Whole Foods Markets, 2011 Annual Report, 2012). They believe that their success lays in their ability to satisfy their stakeholders. One of the ways they do this is creating a great environment to work in for their employees. They have been ranked as one of the 100 best companies to work for in the world (100 Best Companies to Work For, 2012). They also try to benefit the general public by supporting eco-friendly food that is sustainable. They do this while aggressively expanding in domestic and international markets, which is pretty impressive. John Mackey and Walter Robb are Co-CEO’s of Whole Foods Market. John Mackey has held this position since 1980 when he helped found the company. Walter Robb joined the company in 1991 and eventually worked his way up to this title (Board of Directors, 2012). They have instituted a flat hierarchy which makes it easier for stores to govern...