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

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How you’ll make an impact:

The Senior Analyst - Inventory Management is responsible for managing, coaching, and developing a team of Analysts responsible for successfully optimizing inventory in all stores to support sales, margin, and inventory turn goals.  This role typical reports into Sr. Manager - Inventory Management, and is based in our Atlanta, GA office in our hybrid work environment. Key responsibilities include:

  • 60%: Lead a team of Analyst to execute and support Retail Inventory Management objectives
    • Manage and coach a small team of analysts with a development-first mindset
    • Ensure the successful execution of inventory allocations for each item multiple times per week
    • Analyze store inventory down to the style / size level in order to provide recommendations on how to shape strategies and improve retail inventory quality
    • Manage unit forecasts to accurately plan labor for DC and Store teams to support shipment volume
    • Partner with planning team to ensure inventory levels are appropriate to support sales builds, promotional cadence, and inventory strategies
    • Support the buying team define strategies for future buys, providing guidance on ideal store unit depth and store assortments to optimize inventory productivity for future buys
  • 20%: Support the entire Inventory Management team by coordinating team-wide processes
    • Lead processes to launch the monthly initial merchandise floor-sets, ensuring all teams are aligned on the store level approach
    • Review systemic rules to ensure that our tools and systems are appropriately set to match the team’s strategic intent
    • Lead trainings across the entire team to Analyst team understand retail concepts and are well equipped on how to execute our strategies
  • 20%: Lead strategies across the broader Retail team to support their growth initiatives
    • Proactively uncover opportunities to improve processes, create efficient tools, and build user-friendly reports
    • Build and present executive ready presentations and written reports
    • Provide ongoing and ad hoc analytical support to the Retail Senior Leadership Team

We’d Love to hear from you if:

Must have:

  • Retail Inventory Management experience (Buying, Planning, Allocation)
  • Analysis driven, intellectual curiosity, high attention to detail
  • Strong communication to strengthen partnerships across the business

Preferred skills and experience:

  • 3+ years experience in inventory, retail or a related field
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel skills (Pivot tables, Vlookups, etc)
  • Experience in diagnosing, isolating and resolving complex issues
  • Ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results
  • Creative and customer focused; ability to develop practical yet innovative solutions
  • The ability to prioritize effectively for yourself while balancing feedback from multiple stakeholders
  • Proficient in developing strong relationships with all levels of the business
  • Ability to lead courageously - not afraid to speak frankly, offer new ideas, take calculated risks, and support positive change
  • Ability to synthesize and communicate results clearly and effectively
  • Energetic self-starter who thrives in situations with ambiguity
  • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail
  • Retail store experience and/or knowledge of distribution and replenishment systems a plus

Our Team Members:

  • 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

Make a career at Carter’s:

  • 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.

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.

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