Job Description

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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:

    Support Supply Chain leadership in performing comprehensive network and DC optimization reviews that are connected to the overall business strategy and reflect changing business needs.  Analyze DC's, transportation networks, systems, and inventory management practices in various scenarios to maximize service and minimize costs.  Use these scenarios, or options, to help inform other Leadership Team members of service/cost tradeoffs.

    This role typical reports into VP/General Manager, has 0 direct reports (if applicable) and is based in our Braselton office in our on-site work environment

  • SC Network and DC Strategy - 40%

  • Support SC and business leaders in key initiatives and change cycles through the establishment and review of processes in the distribution network and related facilities. 
  • Engage outside resources, like universities and industry organizations, to stay abreast of emerging supply chain trends, solutions, and technologies.
  • May be called upon to a lead a team of analysts, engineers, or project managers as workload dictates.
  • Develop, implement, and action the distribution network roadmap.
  • Partner with business leaders to balance demand and LRP forecasts to optimize supply chain efficiencies.
  • Drive initiatives to right size the distribution footprint through analyzing LRP needs, SKU growth initiatives, and inventory optimization efforts.
  • Support decisions to open / close / maintain distribution centers.
  • Research and recommend automation and material handling solutions - manage external partnerships as needed.
  • Develop and maintain 3PL engagements and ensure partners are integrated into the overall network strategy and needs.
  • Data Analytics and Reporting - 40%

  • Build data collection and analytics capabilities to uncover operational, service level, or capacity insights and highlight risks.
  • Engage business leaders and planning teams to ensure annual peak plans optimize costs while balancing capacity and service levels.
  • Support supply chain leaders in developing cause/effect and root cause identification of distribution cost drivers.
  • Develop and manage distribution network reporting in support of end-to-end visibility initiatives.
  • Project Management and Oversight - 20%

  • Managing open / close / transitioning for DC openings and closures; lead project teams
  • Assist leadership teams in managing projects targeting CPU, UPH, and capital investment.
  • Utilize feedback and benchmarking processes to identify continuous improvement projects. 
  • May work on special projects or other duties as assigned such supporting transportation or service provider negotiations
  • We’d Love to hear from you if: (Requirements section)

    Must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, Engineering, Finance, or related fields; advanced degree a plus.
  • Desired candidate will have a proven track record of achievement in a management and/or engineering role and a minimum of 5 years of experience in leading continuous improvement initiatives and strategic initiatives.
  • Strong project management skills, including stakeholders, timelines, and meeting management skills.
  • Demonstrated achievement of results, including savings generation, improvements to consumer service levels and providing options to achieve desired outcome.
  • Embraces fact-based decision making; naturally seeks to leverage and/or integrate internal and external data and cost modeling.
  • Preferred skills and experience:

  • Demonstrated strength in partnering with internal customers; regularly communicates with stakeholders for alignment.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit preferred; hands-on leadership required.
  • Driven and able to balance multiple priorities
  • 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.
  • NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties described may be changed or reassigned at the discretion of management, and the employee may be required to perform duties that are not listed in the job description

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.

Application Instructions

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