Print Buyer


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type

Fixed Term

Working Pattern

Full Time


Depending on experience

Closing Date

28/06/2019 11:00

About the Role

We are currently looking for a Print Buyer to join the Marketing team here at Matalan on a 12 month fixed term contract. As the Print Buyer you will manage the print & fulfillment of all POS in line with the Critical Path schedule to ensure that all materials are printed to specification and at the most cost effective price.

  • Manage challenging deadlines including all aspects of production following sign off of final artworks
  • Ensure all sign off processes are managed in a timely manner and all suppliers adhere to all aspects of quality & delivery.
  • Work closely with the team to ensure budgets are maximised without compromising quality.
  • Achieve best costs for all print projects working with both existing & new suppliers to ensure that the business gets more value with less spend to maximise budgets!
  • Seek to improve production techniques that result in saving money
  • Regularly benchmark current suppliers versus potential supplier to ensure best costs are achieved
  • Provide excellent customer service to the Marketing teams by demonstrating knowledge & expertise
  • Support the business to deliver quality printed communications & POS in store
  • Build relationships with the Marketing Team to ensure that teamwork means successful delivery of all the printed communications.
  • Challenge other team members reactions to change by listening and influencing when necessary
  • Support the teams to ensure that the right printed product reaches the right customer on the date agreed

About You

  • Previous retail/print buying role
  • Knowledge of buying digital, litho, sheetfed & web print
  • Knowledge of working with variable data
  • Proven communication and influencing skills
  • Good commercial awareness
  • Strong attention to detail
  • High degree of personal drive

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 Real. 

In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested.