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.

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 ~750 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 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
    • Assist in execution and validation of PO writing to ensure accurate results
  • 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: (Requirements section)

Must have:

  • Analytical / genuine curiosity - ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results
  • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication - ability to lead courageously - not afraid to speak frankly, offer new ideas, take calculated risks, and support positive change
  • 3+ years experience in inventory management (Buying, Planning, Supply Chain)
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel skills (Pivot tables, Vlookups, etc)
  • Proven experience in formal or informal leadership opportunities
  • Experience in diagnosing, isolating and resolving complex issues
  • 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 synthesize and communicate results clearly and effectively
  • Energetic self-starter who thrives in situations with ambiguity

Preferred skills and experience:

  • Retail store experience and/or knowledge of distribution and replenishment systems a plus
  • Tableau experience 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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