Carters/OshKosh Merchandise Analyst, January Executive Development Program in Atlanta, Georgia

Merchandise Analyst, January Executive Development Program

Atlanta, GA

Date Updated: August 20, 2018

Job Level: Entry Level(less than 2 years)

Job Type: Full-Time/Regular

Years of Experience: College

Travel: Not Specified

Level of Education: BA/BS

Position ID: 85329-270902

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 www.carters.com , www.oshkoshbgosh.com , and www.cartersoshkosh.ca . The Company's Just One You and Genuine Kids brands are available at Target, its Child of Mine brand is available at Walmart, 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 www.carters.com .

  • In partnership with the Buyer and Planner, determine how much inventory of each item to allocate to stores (weekly) based on assortment/planning strategies
  • Determine the best allocation strategy to distribute inventory to each store to maximize sales and margins; Execute the allocation for each item, multiple times/week
  • Analyze store inventory at the style/size level, identify over and under performers and provide suggestions to improve
  • Ensure inventory is balanced across stores, considering sales volume, store type, and capacity of each store (weekly)
  • Act as liason to field through proactive communication and addressing valid concerns
  • Manage weekly/monthly replenishment forecasts to the DC/Store Ops teams to help with workflow planning
  • Partner with OML team and assistant buyers on Order Management activities
  • Manage Size Selling analysis to insure best allocation by location
  • Allocators communicate with third party vendors to track orders and open commitments (Outside Vendor Only)
  • Adhoc analysis to Planners and Buyers identifying opportunities and risks(e.g. lost sales); markdown recommendations; and future buy recommendations (e.g. buy quantities, assortment)
  • Store visits (e.g. floorsets and walkthroughs)
Experience and Skills
  • Knowledge of allocation principles, retail fundamentals, ad hoc reporting and analysis
  • Proficient with allocation systems (e.g. JDA), data warehouse systems (e.g. MicroStrategy), Microsoft Excel
  • Retail store experience preferred, knowledge of distribution and replenishment systems a plus
  • 0-1 years experience in allocation principles, retail fundamentals, ad hoc reporting and analysis
  • Bachelors degree required

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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