Job Description



Serving the needs of all families with young children, Carter’s Inc. is the largest North American apparel retailer exclusively for babies and young children, encompassing Carter’s, OshKosh B’gosh, Skip*Hop and Little Planet brands. Meaningful work, constant learning, genuine people, and a community guided by core values that promote inclusion and innovation is in everything we do. There are many reasons to build your career at Carter's.

How You’ll Make an Impact:

This role typical reports into Merchant, Sr. Merchant, or Director, and is based in our Buckhead office in our in-office work environment (4 days/week in-office).

  • 45%: Style Set Up /System Management
  • Owner of style set-up in PLM: Understand complexities of database and impacts to other systems.
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to keep up with line changes in the system.
  • Analyze and report on the business performance including key findings and opportunities.
  • Develop awareness of competitive landscape and report on learnings.
  • 30%: Sample Management
  • Responsible to organize and manage all samples
  • 10%: SBU Strategy
  • Partner with manager to develop and manage seasonal line structure to drive growth.
  • Identify new trends and have an eye for product.
  • Manage to all corporate calendar deadlines, support manager with prep for all milestone meetings
  • 10%: Costing, Pricing, Margin Management
  • 5%: Team Development
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with cross-functional team (sourcing, design, forecasting, planning)

We’d Love to Hear from You if:

Must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0(3.2 GPA or higher strongly preferred)
  • Required to have graduated within 6 months of class start date
  • Must be able to start in the role full time by January 2024
  • Demonstrated knowledge of retail metrics and sales
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel reports and PowerPoint presentations
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Demonstrated ability working cross-functionally and leading a team
  • Ability to hit concurrent deadlines, manage and prioritize own workload
  • Demonstrates strong presentation and influencing skills

Preferred skills and experience:

  • Merchandising, retail sales, buying experience or internship strongly preferred

Our Team Members:

  • Lead Courageously: Have a strong sense of personal values that align with our Company values
  • Collaborates Broadly: Build cooperation, trust, and thrive in a consensus driven environment
  • Customer Focus: Proactively seek opportunities to leverage data and fact-based insights to serve customers and/or internal clients
  • Drive Growth: Set aggressive goals and implement plans precisely
  • Cultivates Innovation:  Respectfully challenge the "we’ve always done it this way" mentality and explore new ways to achieve desired outcomes

Make a Career at Carter’s:

  • Career Development: Success starts from within, and we have several paths from which you can choose to enhance your career evolution. From Carter’s University to Toastmasters to mentorship programs and more, we encourage you to utilize these tools to elevate your professional prowess.

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties described may be changed or reassigned at the discretion of management, and the employee may be required to perform duties that are not listed in the job description.

In order for your application to be complete, you must complete an assessment. This assessment should take about 10-15 minutes to complete. Please note: Your application will not be fully submitted until the assessment is complete.


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.

Application Instructions

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