Job Description

QUESTIONNAIRE-6-52

8104

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

REQUIREMENTS

  • 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

Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

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