Junior Garment Technologist


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


£18,000 plus benefits

Closing Date

29/02/2020 17:00

Why Matalan?

Matalan are a £1bn multi-channel retail business with huge ambitions, and it’s these ambitions and the people behind us that make us who we.  Our Junior Garment Technologists work closely with the relevant Buying departments to develop and update products whilst maintaining quality standards, ensuring Matalan product provides excellent value for money for its customers.

With the benefits of a dedicated training programme, it won’t be long before you’re involved in every step of the process and have your own range – where else would you get the autonomy to do that? To top it off, you may even have the opportunity to travel the world!

The Role

  • To maintain responsibility for all aspects of quality for a specified product range
  • Setting quality standards and specifications ensuring Matalan achieves its goal of delivering outstanding value to its customers, contributing to continued growth
  • Where applicable ensure that Matalan sizing policy is maintained consistently across products and sizing is regularly reviewed
  • Ensure product performance requirements are established and maintained through supplier education, testing and monitoring
  • Agree manufacturing methods are achievable in bulk production, resulting in products that will perform to requirements after purchase
  • Apply appropriate methods of communication with supplier bases, showing initiative and creative thinking where necessary to solve problems
  • Work closely with the Buying department to build new quality initiatives into products to constantly improve member offers
  • Undertake supplier visits to improve quality standards, improve working relationships and increase personal knowledge of manufacturing capabilities/developments


  • Up to 25 Days holiday (Pro Rata)
  • 20% Staff discount
  • Our Family Extras Scheme
  • Pension Scheme

Working hours

8.30am – 5pm

About You

To find the best people for our Technical Services teams, we’d like you to have the following....

  • Graduate with a fashion or textile related degree at classification 2:1 or above
  • Commercially focused
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong Microsoft Office knowledge and skills

Founded in the early 1980s by John Hargreaves in Liverpool, Matalan is proud to serve its customers 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, 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.

Matalan value diversity and don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from all communities.

Matalan wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the application and interview process and ultimately, in their role. We therefore encourage you to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this.

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.