Job Description

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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.

Strategic Fabric Procurement :

  • Prepare and implement Global Materials Strategic Procurement strategies plan by engaging internal cross functional partners in different countries.
  • Analyzing category data and indicators to initiate proposal for mill strategy in line with 5-year plan.
  • Closely work with Management to conduct strategic sourcing initiatives including fact-based negotiations.
  • Research and propose mill allocation with negotiated saving to ensure competitive price while maintaining quality and mill’s service level
  • Perform historical data analysis of fabric consumption to establish procurement plan.
  • Rationalize the China and Asia supply base for materials by analyzing data or insights to support Asia material allocation plan.
  • Execute cost improvement initiatives to match negotiated saving year over year.

 

Asian Fabric Mill Management

  • Lead onboarding new Asian fabric suppliers of raw material to ensure steady supply.
  • Prepare mill scorecard and performance report matrix for Management Review to support global procurement decision.
  • Identify supplier risk area and execute risk mitigation actions with technical and feasible solution for fabric issues at mill.
  • Support global projects as required.
     

Job Requirements:

  • Degree or above with major in textile or business-related discipline.
  • At least 10 years strategic procurement for knit and woven fabric in Asian countries with at least 5 years’ experience in sizable apparel buying office.
  • In-depth technical knowledge, testing, safety standards on fabric construction, production process and vendor management.
  • Excellent fabric cost analysis, fabric order and vendor management. 
  • Outstanding data analysis and project management skills for global or regional procurement.
  • Strong problem solving and ability to lead negotiate with different counterparts.
  • Strong presentation skills and able to collaborate with all levels of counterparts and cross functional teams.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English and Mandarin

Application Instructions

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