Company: Altar'd State
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Who Are We?
Altar'd State is a rapidly growing women's fashion brand with more
than 100 boutiques throughout the country. We are a place of
respite for the modern-day woman and offer a distinctive shopping
experience with the latest fashion finds, the most sought after
clothing and accessories and delightful home decor. At the heart of
our brand is our mission to change the world. A portion of every
purchase is donated to various philanthropic organizations on a
local and global scale. We strive to uplift and inspire others to
join our movement to stand out. for good. Our culture is
Passionate, Committed, Entrepreneurial, Caring, Driven, Confident
"Stand Out. For Good". At Altar'd State, those four words are more
than just than just our motto, they are why we exist. From Mission
Mondays, where 10% of our net proceeds go directly to local
charitable organizations, to our long-standing partnership with
Coprodeli USA, in which we are in the process of building 22
schools for impoverished communities in Peru, we are committed to
giving back in meaningful ways to those in need.
The Assistant Buyer is responsible for assisting the Buyer in all
related daily Merchandising functions and is focused on exceeding
department sales and gross margin plan. Main responsibilities
include all administrative work including SKU creation, purchase
order entry, markdown entry and tracking merchandise from the time
of order placement to the time of receipt. Assistant Buyers work
closely with the vendor community to communicate purchase placement
and any changes made to existing purchase orders, working as a
liaison between buyer and vendor. Assistant Buyers focus on
ensuring on time delivery of all purchases made in their
department. The successful Assistant Buyer is focused on reacting
to business trends on a daily basis making adjustments accordingly
to improve overall sales and gross margin performance.
+ Under Buyer direction attend vendor and product development
meetings and help to develop assortment plans, and pick out product
+ Support the Buyer by monitoring weekly sales performance of all
items; suggesting reorders and markdowns, helping to facilitate a
healthy and profitable inventory level.
+ Partner with Allocation and Planning team to assist in store
allocation and distribution.
+ Works closely with the distribution center and traffic department
to ensure timely and correct product delivery.
+ Responsible for weekly best seller presentations and gathering
samples for all style out meetings and maintaining the sample
+ Responsible for partnering with new store opening partners to
closely monitor new store assortment deliveries and inventory
levels to meet store opening ship and open dates.
+ Responsible for acting as a liaison between Marketing and
Ecommerce on all promotions and online product layout.
+ Assistant Buyers must be aware at all times of trends and
+ Attend store openings throughout the year as needed to gain
experience in the field.
+ College Degree or equivalent business experience.
+ Strong fashion sense and passion for product.
+ Strong Excel skills.
+ Multitasker focused on self-motivation and timely execution in a
fast paced work environment.
+ Superior organization, analytical and problem solving skills,
+ Strong written and verbal communication skills.
+ Travel required on a monthly basis.
+ Problem-Solving and strong analytical skills and retail math.
+ 1+ years of retail buying experience on a buying team.
+ Strong sense of urgency.
+ Ability to build collaborative cross-functional partnerships.
+ Positive and upbeat attitude essential in entrepreneurial
+ Ability to thrive in a with rapidly changing organization.
+ Must be willing to strive to embody and model Altar'd State Core
+ Selfless - others first Excellence - in all that we do
+ Responsible - do the right thing
+ Visionary - forward thinking
+ Inspirational - to all
+ Creativity - not capital
+ Empowering - lifting up all
Requisition ID: 2021-4060
External Company Name: Altar'd State
External Company URL:
Street: 150 W Church Ave
Position Reports To: Home Office Leader
Keywords: Altar'd State, Knoxville , Assistant Buyer, Hospitality & Tourism , Maryville, Tennessee
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