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Assistant Buyer

Company: Altar'd State
Location: Maryville
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

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 and Trusting.

Our Mission

"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 Role

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 assortment.

+ 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 collection.

+ 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 competitive landscape.

+ 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 environment.

+ Ability to thrive in a with rapidly changing organization.

+ Must be willing to strive to embody and model Altar'd State Core Values.

+ 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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