Procurement Specialist


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Dependent upon experience

Closing Date

24/05/2019 22:45

About The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Procurement team at Matalan as we are looking for a Procurement Specialist to support the Procurement Manager in the delivery of the Procurement Strategy, including achieving savings targets, sourcing the best suppliers and agreeing and implementing commercially viable deals.

  • To work towards the Matalan Procurement Strategy
  • To promote the benefits and value of the Corporate Procurement Department within the organisation.
  • To work with internal customers to source categories to be tendered
  • Liaise with internal customers to determine the business requirement
  • Build positive relationships with internal customers and suppliers
  • Chair meetings with internal customers and suppliers
  • Undertake market research activities regarding suppliers / business requirements to source the best suppliers and solutions for Matalan
  • Work with the appropriate Finance Managers to understand the status of the budgets and savings
  • Draft and issue Invitation to Tenders to suppliers.
  • Analyse tender responses
  • Negotiate prices with suppliers
  • Negotiate terms and conditions with suppliers
  • Prepare summary papers recommending the way forward

About You


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Good influencing and negotiating skills
  • Excellent organisation skills with the ability to multi task
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Educated to Degree Level, ideally a Business related degree
  • Willing to study CIPS 
  • Experience of working in a GNFR Procurement Role

About Matalan

Founded in the early 1980s by John Hargreaves in Liverpool, Matalan is a family retail business that is proud to serve its customer excellent quality at great value. With over 200 stores in the UK, a growing online presence and over 15,000 employees, working here is exciting, collaborative, challenging, and above all fun! As part of the Matalan family you can expect some great benefits and the opportunity to be part of our exciting vision - to become the UK’s most trusted value retailer. This is Retail Made Retail.



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Procurement Manager
Procurement Specialist