About the Role

As a Junior Buyer, you'll take responsibility for the product range from beginning to end, managing the supplier relationships, attending range planning and signoff meetings and working with the Design & Merchandising teams to land the range successfully with support from the Head of Buying.

Co-ordinate the look and style of the ranges, including research and development and maintaining good relationships with existing and potential suppliers.
Work with the Designer to agree the mood and story boards for translation into product
Attend UK & Overseas Trade Shows and regular buying trips to suppliers across the Middle East, China & Bangladesh, attending and contributing to supplier meetings on current and previous ranges
Conduct competitor shopping trips and benchmarking, identifying issues and opportunities for your range including prices, range width, gaps or over ranging, equipment and POS.
About You
Successfully held a Junior Buyer role on Ladieswear
Knowledge of the Ladieswear market and trends
Commercially focussed
Experience of coaching and mentoring trainee colleagues
Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate at all levels
Ability to work independently
Able to travel when the business requires
About Matalan

From humble beginnings to disruptive innovations in the retail industry, when we say there’s no other retailer like Matalan, we really mean it! There’s an honesty and energy here that allows our people to shine, which our colleagues, customers and suppliers love.

With over 200 stores in the UK, a growing online presence and over 15,000 employees, we’re a thriving, omnichannel value retailer that’s going places and delivering year on year growth.

If you want to work for a company that’s passionate about its people, helps you to grow and be the best you can be, then you’ve come to the right place.

We work together to support our customers, suppliers and each other, and we’re excited by the possibility of our people helping us to shape the future of retail.

We make sure every voice is heard, nurture the ambitions of our people and invest in their future. Our amazing and diverse people make us who we are and our values are the driving force behind everything we do: Think Customer, Think Family, Be Real, Be the Best.

Talent is quickly spotted and nurtured, and there are lots of opportunities to tailor make your own career and learn with us.

Right now, Matalan is stepping in to a new age and embracing the changing face of retail. We have some exciting opportunities across the business in Retail and Logistics, as well as Ecommerce, Marketing, Technology and Product at our Head Office in Liverpool and our new Creative Hub in London.


In addition to competitive salaries, we also offer the below core benefits:

20% staff discount, which increases with length of service
Thrive Recognition Scheme
Wellbeing support provided by the Retail Trust
Life Assurance
Retail Rewards platform offering discounts for other retailers
Pension Scheme
Access to a wide range of career development
Additional benefits may apply depending on your role and area of the business

Job Location : Liverpool
Company : Matalan
Position : Junior Buyer
Sector :
Employment : Full-Time
Post Code :
Contact : Liverpool Matalan Contact Number

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