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FedEx Offers a Number of Job Options
FedEx is a global company that has ranked as one of the top 100 companies to work for by Fortune magazine a number of times. With jobs around the world, a policy to promote from within and an “Advance into management” program, FedEx offers plenty of options for the career woman.
Federal Express Corp., commonly known as “FedEx,” started in 1965 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Since then, it has grown to 400,000 employees and connects with customers in more than 220 countries including the United States.
FedEx manages nine different companies, a division that the organization says allows each company to deliver the best service. These companies include FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Office, FedEx Freight, FedEx Custom Critical, FedEx Trade Networks, FedEx Supply Chain, FedEx Services and FedEx Corporation. Within each of these companies, many job opportunities are available. Here’s a look at a few.
- Tax Project Advisor – Domestic Tax Planning: The tax project advisor position falls under the FedEx Corporation division, which is in Memphis, Tennessee. In this position, you’ll help develop tax-savings strategies and coordinate tax projects for FedEx Corporation. You’ll also ensure the company is in total compliance with federal and state guidelines as to taxes.
You need a bachelor’s degree in accounting for this position, and a master’s of business administration or a designation as a certified public accountant is preferred. You also should have experience in research, audit support, depreciation and accounting methods.
FedEx doesn’t provide salary information for jobs, but the median annual salary for an accountant in $68,150, according to the United States Department of Labor. Median salary means half the workers in this occupation made less, and half made more.
- Courier: The position of courier is with FedEx Express, which has locations across the United States. Couriers are drivers who either drive a regular delivery truck or a tractor-trailer. You need to provide courteous and efficient delivery and pickup of packages as well as resolve any customer service issues related to the delivery and pickup.
You must have your high school diploma or a GED and hold the appropriate license for the vehicle you will drive.
The annual median salary for couriers is $46,610, while the median annual wage for tractor-trailer drivers is $41,340.
- Retail Customer Service Associate: FedEx Office offers a number of retail customer service associate positions across the country. Customer service associates must be friendly and have a positive attitude as well as follow instructions from supervisors and assist other team members. You also must be able to anticipate and resolve any customer issues, suggest alternatives they might need and take customer orders. You’ll learn how to operate different equipment at the location, process transactions and keep the store up to date.
Applicants need a high school diploma and six months of experience as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills.
The median annual wage for customer service representatives is $32,300.
- Marketing Communications Specialist: The position of marketing communications specialist falls under the FedEx Supply Chain Company. The corporate office is in Pennsylvania. The marketing specialist is responsible for creating advertising, campaign and multimedia materials, as well as managing the company’s response to any incidents. You’ll also create and manage social media strategies and maintain relationships with the media.
Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or journalism, and five to seven years’ experience in digital marketing is preferred. Applicants with a GED and nine or more years of experience are also considered. You’ll have to travel occasionally, less than 15 percent of the time.
The median annual wage for marketing managers is $138,080.
- FedEx: About FedEx
- Fortune: Fortune 100 Best, #94
- FedEx Express: Working at FedEx
- FedEx: Tax Project Advisor
- United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics: Accountants and Auditors
- FedEx Express: Courier/DOT
- United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics: Delivery Truck Drivers and Driver/Sales Workers
- United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics: Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
- FedEx Office: Retail Customer Service Associate
- United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics: Customer Service Representatives
- FedEx Supply Chain: Marketing Communications Specialist
- United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics: Advertisers, Promotions and Marketing Managers
Tamara Runzel has been writing parenting, family and relationship articles since 2008. Runzel started in television news, followed by education before deciding to be a stay at home mom. She is now a mom of three and home schools her two oldest children. Runzel holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication from University of the Pacific.
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