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.


The Forecasting and Planning Analyst provides leadership and analytical skills to ensure our brands have the

right product, in the right place, at the right time. This role involves making daily decisions that maximize

profitability and has a large impact on sales, margin, and inventory.

- This role reports into the Director of Forecasting and is based in our Buckhead, GA office.

Responsibilities include:

60% - Buying/Forecasting

· Publish monthly costing and capacity supply forecasts to factories, sourcing, and production teams

· Create and maintain all buys, including any negotiations with factories on delays, shortages, or overages

· Forecasting: Working with cross channel/team members to forecast WHS demand, consolidate demand

across channels and run buys, forecasts and fabric commits through Anaplan

· Support multiple buying methods: including but not limited to commit, replenishment, segmentation, short

life and ever green product

· Manage the physical flow of inventory to support both customer demand and warehouse capacities

· Calendar and buy strategy development: Help support buy/forecast/fabric commit calendars and help

develop key strategies related to buy strategies (segmentation, long life product cycles, commit and

replenishment styles)

30% - Order Management

· Proactively manage customer purchase orders and all related aspects

· Determine the business impact of any delivery issues, prioritize, and communicate any issues relative to

product flow as they arise

· Communicate with transportation/warehouse teams to execute on time shipment to customers

· Compile all necessary documentation for customer item setups and customs compliance for import into

final country destinations

· Meet with external customer teams to provide information and support as needed for clear

communication and positive results

10% - Reporting/Project Management

· Operations team representative for new company initiatives and system rollouts

· Proactively uncover opportunities to improve processes and create efficient tools

· Monitor open-to-buy and inventory plans for respective business units, provide MAM updates for the

forecast, cross train with other SBUs to ensure all deliverables are meant


- Proficient in Microsoft Office applications - Candidate must have a strong focus and proven attention to detail - Excellent communication, analytical, leadership, and interpersonal skills - Ability to combine analytical skills with practical business knowledge Preferred skills and experience: - 0-3 years of experience - Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience preferred - Ability to work across organizational boundaries and levels - Proactively identifies and implements process improvements to generate additional revenue and reduce non-value add work - Process improvement minded and ability to multitask with shifting priorities - Team player who works well in a collaborative environment


- 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


- 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.

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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