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.


Production Operations (Buy & WIP), PO, and Vendor Management

  • Work directly with vendors to maintain accurate and timely production operation data in the systems
  • 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, outline possible root causes, work with vendors on solutions to eliminate or mitigate 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/rules; communicate and monitor any special shipping needs for specific customers (preferably Wal-Mart, Target USA, Costco etc...)
  • Act as a gatekeeper to ensure vendors’ commitment to all required production planning processes / rules   

Reporting and Analytics

  • 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

Operational Improvement Projects

  • Assist in documenting process and building training materials
  • Actively participate in system / reporting enhancement projects to strengthen operational efficiency
  • Partner with team members from other offices and other key related stakeholders on ad-hoc projects
  • Identify tools or reporting capabilities to further optimize data quality and automate reporting within the Production Planning department


  • At least 4 years of working experience in Apparel manufacturing.
  • Familiar with Production data management systems
  • Hands on and through risk analysis of production, sensitive to numbers
  • Good command of written and spoken English
  • Advanced communication skills; capable of providing direction and conveying concepts to vendors
  • Advanced skills using Microsoft Office applications (Especially Excel)

Application Instructions

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