Senior Compensation Analyst

Website Carter's

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.

At Carter’s, we’re seeking a talented Senior Compensation Analyst to join our team. You’ll be responsible for analyzing data, crafting strategic compensation plans, and collaborating closely with HR. Think of yourself as the owner of all things compensation – a puzzle solver with a knack for clear communication. A global perspective and a desire to make a difference are a plus.

This role reports to the Director of Compensation & HR Analytics, in a hybrid on-site role based in our Buckhead Office.

How You’ll Make an Impact:

40% Compensation Program Management

  • Leads the administration of compensation programs supporting global compensation needs for all corporate, retail and distribution locations.
  • In partnership with the Director, implements, communicates, and administers global broad-based compensation programs and incentives.
  • Manages the annual merit and midyear compensation cycles, including creating customized communication statements.
  • Manages the library of job descriptions across all functions and creates/maintains the job profile setup in Workday.  Creates and maintains documentation around job architecture/leveling guidance for all jobs.

30% Compensation Analysis

  • Leads annual salary survey process – recommends surveys to purchase, prepare participation materials, submit data, and identify gaps where additional survey data may be needed.
  • Performs ad hoc analyses as needed to provide guidance and direction on creating new compensation programs and initiatives or redesigning current programs.
  • Ownership of compensation structures/wage grades.  Analyzes jobs using market and internal data, and determines appropriate wage grade within the appropriate structure.  Keeps structures updated and communicated with all partners

30% Consultative Delivery

  • Works closely with HR Business Partners to provide consulting and day-to-day compensation support.
  • Will help drive continued implementation and use of Workday for compensation processes.  Works with the HR team to bridge the gap between current processes and Workday functionality.
  • Partners with finance, legal, and other departments as-needed to ensure compliance with employee compensation practices and policies.
  • Liaise with external compensation consultants and vendors on an as-needed basis

We’d Love to hear from you if:

  • 4+ years of compensation experience, preferably in a global organization.
  • Advanced skill level required in Microsoft Excel.
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to multi-task while remaining focused on accuracy.
  • Highly motivated with a strong customer-centered focus.
  • Ability to partner and effectively communicate with members of the HR team and cross-functionally.
  • HRIS reporting capabilities, preferably within Workday.
  • Strong understanding of Human Resource principles.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Prior experience maintaining and supporting compensation programs.
  • Ability to identify and troubleshoot issues.  Resolve the root cause.
  • Workday HCM/Compensation experience preferred.

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.

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties described may be changed or reassigned at the discretion of management, and the employee may be required to perform duties that are not listed in the job description.


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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