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.

How You’ll Make an Impact:

Collaborating with the Buyers, and other business partners, this analytical, detail oriented, and deadline driven individual, manages all the forecasting and buying for all brands and channels for the Canadian market.

This role typical reports into the Director of Operations and is based in our Mississauga office in our hybrid work environment.

50%: Forecasting Functions

  • Execute the forecasting and buying processes for assigned product categories

  • Own forecast consolidation across all channels

  • Adhere to all critical calendar deliverables including Forecast Publish Dates, Fabric Commits, & Buys

  • Establish and maintain appropriate buying strategies to support brand and SBU specific level, Days of Supply, and Open to Buy constraints

  • Analyze PO’s regularly and update style forecasts as customer demand changes

50%: Operations Functions

  • Manage the process of validating all inventory buys and oversee the accuracy of the Purchase Orders. Find solutions/ report issues that arise

  • Perform analysis of factory product slides/ shortages and recommend expediting product or even cancelling product where necessary

  • Constant monitoring, reviewing, and tracking all inbound product to ensure it’s on schedule to meet the required in-DC date. Determine the business impact of any delivery issues, prioritize, and communicate any issues relative to product flow

  • Respond to communication with Sales and Merchandising as it relates to order placement and shipment status

  • Act as the point person between Sales, Transportation, Merchandising and any other teams to ensure any issues related to on-time delivery are handled and properly communicated

We’d Love to Hear from You If:

Must Have:

  • Must be customer focused and have a sense of urgency

  • Ability to multitask with shifting priorities

  • Excellent communication, analytical, leadership and interpersonal skills

  • Detail oriented (on time and accurate)

  • Strong numeric, and critical thinking skills

  • Understand financial impact of decisions

  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment with tight deadlines and varying levels of ambiguity

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree of equivalent experience preferred.

  • Intermediate Excel knowledge

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.


Carter’s | OshKosh is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all interested and qualified candidates to apply. Should you require any type of accommodation, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Carter’s | OshKosh est un employeur souscrivant au principe de l'égalité d'accès à l'emploi et encourage tous les candidats intéressés et qualifiés à postuler. Si vous avez besoin de certaines mesures d'adaptation, n'hésitez pas à communiquer avec nous. .

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