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:

We have a Planner opportunity on our Carter’s Wholesale team supporting the Kohl’s account. This role is responsible for developing, executing, and communicating strategic plans that will drive growth for our business.  This role plays an integral part in the collaboration and relationship between internal and external customers. The ideal candidate is someone who has a can-do, analytical mindset with experience in retail or wholesale environments.

70%: Developing Plans and Analyzing the Business

  • Develop, execute, and communicate strategic merchandise and financial plans that support the merchandising, marketing, and financial objectives for assigned accounts

  • Develop retail ladder plans; analyze current and historical trends against LY

  • Analyze historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities by department and classification.  Communicate risk and propose corrective action

  • Complete various support requests from senior leadership and sales leaders which often have short deliverable time-frames

30%: Plan Management

  • Manage account planning process to achieve or exceed revenue and profitability goals with professionalism and integrity

  • Monitor and review end of season retailer performance, profitability and suggest actions to reduce retailer markdowns and maximize margin

We’d Love to hear from you if:

Must have:

  • 4+ years of experience in planning principles, financial budgeting, retail and wholesale fundamentals, ad hoc reporting and analysis

  • Ability to synthesize large amounts of data into trends and initiate action

  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with various cross-functional partners

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel user

  • Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • A wide variety of past experiences in planning principles, financial budgeting, retail and wholesale fundamentals, ad hoc reporting, and analysis

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to think big picture and provide strategic insight on the business

  • Work cross-functionally with internal Sales and Merchandising partners as well externally with accounts

  • Knowledge of retail fashion industry and/or children’s business

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.

Application Instructions

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