Job Description

Carter’s, Inc. is the largest branded marketer in North America of apparel exclusively for babies and young children. The Company owns the Carter’s and OshKosh B’gosh brands, two of the most recognized brands in the marketplace. These brands are sold in leading department stores, national chains, and specialty retailers domestically and internationally. They are also sold through more than 1,000 Company-operated stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico and online at,,, and The Company’s Child of Mine brand is available at Walmart, its Just One You brand is available at Target, and its Simple Joys brand is available on Amazon. The Company also owns Skip Hop, a global lifestyle brand for families with young children. Carter’s is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Additional information may be found at

Baby Clothing, Kids Clothes, Toddler Clothes | Carter's

Shop for baby clothing, baby necessities and essentials at,  the most trusted name in baby, kids, and toddler clothing. Shop our selection of cute baby & kids clothing.

Essential Job Functions

  • In partnership with the Buyer and Planner, determine how much inventory of each item to allocate to stores (weekly) based on assortment/planning strategies
  • Determine the best allocation strategy to distribute inventory to each store to maximize sales and margins; Execute the allocation for each item, multiple times/week
  • Analyze store inventory at the style/size level, identify over and under performers and provide suggestions to improve
  • Ensure inventory is balanced across stores, considering sales volume, store type, and capacity of each store (weekly)
  • Act as liason to field through proactive communication and addressing valid concerns
  • Manage weekly/monthly replenishment forecasts to the DC/Store Ops teams to help with workflow planning
  • Partner with OML team and assistant buyers on Order Management activities
  •  Manage Size Selling analysis to insure best allocation by location

Secondary Functions

  • Adhoc analysis to Planners and Buyers identifying opportunities and risks(e.g. lost sales); markdown recommendations; and future buy recommendations (e.g. buy quantities, assortment)
  • Store visits (e.g. floorsets and walkthroughs)

Knowledge, Skill and Ability Requirements

  • Knowledge of allocation principles, retail fundamentals, ad hoc reporting and analysis
  • Proficient with allocation systems (e.g. JDA), data warehouse systems (e.g. MicroStrategy), Microsoft Excel

Prior Work Experience and Educational Requirements

  • Retail store experience preferred, knowledge of distribution and replenishment systems a plus
  • Seeking Bachelor’s degree or recent graduate
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (3.2 strongly preferred)
  • Enrollment in a Bachelor/Master’s degree program at the time of the internship (certificate programs are not eligible)
  • Availability to start on the designated start date in May
  • Availability to work for a minimum of 10 out of the 11 weeks of the defined internship period which runs from May-August

Carters is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

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