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Assistant Planner
Assistant Planner
Atlanta, GA
Date Updated:
July 12, 2018
Job Level:
Mid Career (2 years)
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Years of Experience:
2 - 5 Years
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**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is the largest branded marketer in the United States and Canada of apparel and related products 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 nearly 1,000 Company-operated stores in the United States and Canada and on-line at ****, ****, and ****. The Company's Just One You, Precious Firsts, 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 The Company also owns Skip Hop, a global lifestyle brand for families with young children. Carter's is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. If you dream of working with innovative colleagues who support and inspire you, Count on Carter's
- Create financial plans by product classification for area of responsibility aligned to top-down financial targets to establish annual budgets and open to buy
- As part of the buy process, create financial plans for area of responsibility, partnering with the buyer and planner on pricing and promotional strategy while working toward top down financial targets
- In partnership with the buyer and planner, establish inventory flow plans to determine initial launch quantities and replenishment flow
- In partnership with the buyer and planner, align strategies (pricing, buy quantities) to achieve the financial plans
- Support planner in executing quarterly re-forecast of financial plans aligned to top-down goals
- Reforecast sales, pricing, margin and inventory based on current trends, weekly or as needed. Provide analytical support to the buyer and planner to quantify impact of strategic, promotion and assortment changes
- Assist planner with management of in-season pricing weekly to determine appropriate price changes and markdowns to achieve quarterly unit sales plan while maximizing margin
- Provide ad hoc business reports and analysis as needed
- Communicate with Planning Team, Buying Team, DC, Operations, IT, Marketing, and others as needed
- Make recommendations to buying partners on markdowns, plans, and assortments
Experience and Skills
- Planning principles, financial budgeting, retail fundamentals, ad hoc reporting and analysis
- Strong analytical skills, proficient with planning systems (e.g. JDA), proficient with Microsoft Excel, proficient with reporting systems (e.g. Microstrategy)
- Work cross-functionally with DC, Ops and Merchandising teams
- 2 years of experience in allocation, planning principles, retail fundamentals, financial budgeting 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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