Job Description

Carter’s, Inc. is the largest branded marketer in North America of apparel exclusively for babies and young children. The Company owns the Carter’s and OshKosh B’gosh brands, two of the most recognized brands in the marketplace. These brands are sold in leading department stores, national chains, and specialty retailers domestically and internationally. They are also sold through more than 1,000 Company-operated stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico and online at,,, and The Company’s Child of Mine brand is available at Walmart, its Just One You brand is available at Target, and its Simple Joys brand is available on Amazon. The Company also owns Skip Hop, a global lifestyle brand for families with young children. Carter’s is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Additional information may be found at

Baby Clothing, Kids Clothes, Toddler Clothes | Carter's

Shop for baby clothing, baby necessities and essentials at,  the most trusted name in baby, kids, and toddler clothing. Shop our selection of cute baby & kids clothing.

Employee with a strong foundation in Production Planning, Capacity Management and Supply Chain skills with the ability to operate independently.

  • 40%: Buy, WIP and Vendor Management
  • Work directly with designated vendors to maintain accurate WIP data.
  • Understand the logic and lead times of Fab Commit, Buy & Production and Time & Action (T&A) calendars.
  • Communicate with vendors and internal teams (US Ops/ HK Production Planning/ Sourcing) to proactively support execution of manufacturing activities, escalate high risk orders and realized operational issues as appropriate.
  • Collect and validate vendor capacity capabilities as well as ensure that move-up production plans are executed.
  • Deliver global production risk, slide summary and vendor performance analysis, as required.
  • 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...)
  • Collaborate cross functionally to solve production and delivery related; identify and mitigate preproduction development and manufacturing risks, outlining possible root causes and potential solutions.
  • Act as a gatekeeper to ensure applying all required processes for smooth execution.
  • 25%: Reporting
  • Ensure timely and accurate production risk reporting and negotiate better deliveries where possible.
  • Monitor timely shipment booking request and shipment closure utilizing automated reporting for designated suppliers.
  • Maintain accurate and timely system records, follow production management process, utilize data to analyze and report underperforming vendors and identify supply risks.
  • Ensure time bound and justified liability management report.
  • Actively contribute and partner with leaders on setting annual goals, update WIP data tracker, vendors’ scorecards etc. and reporting thereon.
  • 15%: Development Tasks
  • Assist in documenting process and building training materials and participate in vendor trainings.
  • Provide external training to vendors on production management process, eSPS PO slide module, Andromeda system & UAT, Intellimas, WIP module etc.
  • 10%: Projects
  • Partner with the Sr. Production Planning Analyst and other key related stakeholders on ad-hoc projects.
  • 10%: Coaching & Leadership
  • Offer solutions to Associate Production Planning Analyst and peers, when needed.

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