Packaging Buyer


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Competitive Salary plus Benefits

Closing Date

30/11/2019 17:00

About the Role

We're looking for a Packaging Buyer to join our Sourcing team.

As our Packaging Buyer, you'll be responsible for managing consistency across the business in regards to all packaging including design, functionality, sourcing, production and delivery. You'll ensure that packaging is fit for purpose, using the most cost-effective methods to meet waste reduction targets.

Working closely with the relevant Buying, Merchandising, QA, QC and Logistics teams to manage and control packaging for all Matalan products, you'll provide guidance and education on packaging issues and compliance requirements.

You'll also be responsible for the day to day management of the Packaging team, developing and supporting the Assistant & Admin with their roles. 

About You

  • Proven experience of a similar role, ideally within Retail
  • Knowledge of packaging designs and processes would be beneficial
  • Previous experience of managing and developing teams
  • Ability to deliver to tight deadlines and manage changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong attention to detail and interpersonal skills 
  • High level of management and organisational skills 

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. 



Your place in our world

Director of Sourcing and Quality
Packaging Buyer
Packaging Team