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 is responsible for ownership of the ~$200M U.S. and Canada Retail field payroll budget and store incentive compensation, with responsibility for planning, forecasting, and analysis in partnership with Retail Store Operations.  In addition, this role monitors variances to plan and partners across the organization to drive further payroll efficiency and maximize return on payroll $s spent.

Role reports to the VP, FP&A, has one direct report and is based in our Buckhead office.

Financial Modeling and Payroll Forecasting (60%)

  • Responsible for the design, financial modeling, and implementation of a next-generation labor model.
  • Leader for all key financial planning deliverables on matters relating to retail stores payroll (Annual Budget, Quarterly Updates, Long-Range Plan, Earnings Calls, etc.).
  • Responsible for developing compliance and monitoring programs to ensure proper planning and expense controls, in partnership with HR, Store Ops, and the Compensation team.
  • Oversee global payroll changes (i.e., minimum wage); analyze wage trends, project future wages, and assist in the development and execution of census/wage rate controls in partnership with HR.
  • Perform monthly/quarterly analysis and forecasting of payroll to hindsight areas for improvement and determine future spending/savings.
  • Conduct ongoing analyses to enable strategic and data-driven decision making; provide direction and make impactful recommendations.
  • Identify variance drivers; update reporting and provide insights into variance.

Store Sales and Incentive Planning (25%)

  • Build annual store-level sales and omnichannel plans for U.S. and Canada stores for goal alignment.
  • Review monthly store-level sales plans, in partnership with Operations team and Compensation.
  • Review monthly store incentive payout files for accuracy; adjust as needed.

Ad Hoc (15%)

  • Quickly address sensitive payroll matters and provide guidance, recommendations, and solutions for escalated issues.
  • Assist internal teams with ad hoc payroll analysis (e.g. hours of operations, conversion impact, store profitability, etc.)

We’d Love to hear from you if:

Must have:

  • 5+ years of experience of financial planning and analysis (i.e., building and forecasting financial models).
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or a related field.
  • General business sense, accounting/finance background, possess advanced Excel knowledge and ability to apply this knowledge to business problems
  • Driven, able to balance multiple priorities. Good interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships across all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated business analysis skills, including detailed budgeting and forecasting of revenue and expenses
  • Self-motivated and organized with high attention to detail.
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgement.
  • Proven ability to develop new processes and be creative/innovative in approach.
  • Ability to be persuasive with details, facts and supporting data, and recommend appropriate actions based upon conclusions of that data.

Preferred skills and experience:

  • Executive presentation skills and the ability to influence at all levels.
  • Strong expertise with accounting principles and financial statements

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.

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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