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.

Job Description:

  • Work directly with designated vendors to maintain accurate and timely production operation data in the system
  • Understand the logic and lead times of the Buy & Production and Time & Action (T&A) calendars
  • Communicate with vendors and cross-functional teams (US Planning, Sourcing and HK Production Planning) to proactively support execution of manufacturing activities
  • Identify potential delivery risks deduced from milestone planned and actual dates, outlining possible root causes and potential solutions and work with vendors to eliminate or mitigate delivery risks at the earliest stage
  • Collaborate with other functional departments (Sourcing/QA/Logistics) to solve production and delivery related issues
  • Be a Subject Matter Expert for the vendor community on production planning processes
  • Act as a gatekeeper to ensure vendors’ commitment to all required production planning processes  
  • Visit local factories and investigate current strengths/weaknesses, and propose improvement ideas
  • Coordinate PO and liability management process with vendors via systems and designated spreadsheets
  • Prepare and deliver timely and accurate production risk reporting and negotiate better deliveries where possible
  • Conduct analysis on delivery performance and drive for improvement to meet KPI
  • Monitor timely shipment booking request and shipment closure utilizing automated reporting for designated vendors
  • Partner with team members from other offices and other key related stakeholders on ad-hoc projects

Job Specifications:
-      At least 4 years of working experience in related field (including factory + buying office)

-      Experience in critical path management/delivery performance analysis/ process improvement will be an advantage

-      University Degree or above, preferably with major in Apparel Manufacturing & Merchandising and/or Supply Chain Operations Management

-      Advanced understanding and knowledge of Apparel manufacturing and end to end supply chain processes

-      Highly analytical, well organized, and systematic with problem-solving skills

-      Ability to engage vendor and build partnerships under challenging environments and tight deadlines

-      Hands on and through risk analysis of production, sensitive to numbers

-      Advanced communication skills; capable of providing direction and conveying concepts to vendors

-      Good command of written and spoken English

Application Instructions

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