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.oshkosh.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.
The Productivity Engineer is responsible for the development, implementation, documentation, training and support of the engineered standards, as well as the development and implementation of SOPs, process flow improvements/documents, and best-method practices in a complex, high volume, cross channel distribution and supply chain operation. Additional responsibilities include maintaining the Manhattan Labor Management system configuration, custom reporting, along with developing and executing queries used in engineering analysis, facility CAD maintenance, corporative project support.
LABOR MANAGEMENT - STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT/MAINTENANCE (60%)
Collects and summarizes time study and work sampling data to support development of engineered labor standards, department goal setting and indirect staffing requirements.
Conduct observations and time studies on processes and flow – Standard Maintenance.
Maintains knowledge of production reporting applications. Assists with trouble-shooting data entry, reporting, and data collection problems.
Assists in the development of processes and mechanisms for labor forecasting, staffing, modeling, tracking, recognition program and other reporting as required to support management of engineering projects and decisions.
Maintains the configuration and assists with the development of the production reporting applications and related interfaces with warehouse management (WM), warehouse control systems (WCS), time and attendance and labor management system (LMS).
Advises and assists management with labor analysis and economic justification studies.
Assists operating management with implementation of changes to established or new process methods. Supports operations team for LM related issues.
Trains leadership on multiple modules of the performance management program.
Trains the Training Team on associate training for new areas brought onto the LM program.
PROCESS IMPROVEMENT / OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE (30%)
Drafts and developments standard operating procedures (SOP) for DC tasks and functions.
Builds reusable data entry style templates for Operations, HR, IC, etc. and other departments that helps streamline processes, reduce errors and bring consistency across shifts.
Recommends methods for improving utilization of personnel, material and equipment
Apply statistical methods and perform mathematical calculations to determine workflow processes, staff requirements, line balancing, root causes issues, etc.
Drafts and developments departmental leader guidebooks on how to operate, manage and run Operational departments efficiently and consistently across shifts.
Draft and design layout of equipment, materials, and workspace to illustrate ergonomics and maximum efficiency, using drafting and computer applications.
Draft and design layouts for new processes.
Maintains facility master CAD layout.
Communicate effectively in both written and oral forms.
Ability to work with basic engineering and mathematical concepts and principles, applying them to practical situations.
Generate productivity and production reports using engineering standards.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
Ability to use computers, systems, and software applications to enter data and process/maintain information in written and electronic form.
Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Observe, receive and obtain information from all relevant sources, monitor and review information from materials, events or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
Ability to effectively communicate and interact with non-exempt associates, operational supervisors, and upper level management.
Detail-oriented with strong organizational and technical writing skills.
The ability to think in terms of process flow and identify operational components and how downstream and upstream parties are affected.
Demonstrated success with multi-tasking and the ability to adapt to ever-changing environment while maintaining clear focus on all priorities.
BS in Industrial Engineering or equivalent field, with 2-5 years of work experience.
Previous technical engineering assignments preferred.
Operations knowledge of distribution and related processes preferred.
Must be available to work in a multi-channel, multi-shift distribution environment, flexible to work occasional different or split shifts and extended hours based upon business needs.
Must be able to stand and work for long periods including daily overtime, holidays and overtime as required.
Travels as needed to support business needs (10-25%).
Requires intermittent periods during which continuous physical exertion is required, such as walking, standing, stooping, climbing, lifting material or equipment, some of which may be heavy or awkward.
Must be able to repetitively lift cases weighing up to forty pounds.
Must be able to work in varying to extreme temperatures.
Holiday schedule to be decided by Management.
Must be available to work consecutive days in a row (for example 14+ days).
Comply with Blackout Periods (no vacation or personal time allowed) as determined by Management.
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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