Graduate / Junior Textiles Technologist (Maternity Cover)


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type

Fixed Term

Working Pattern

Full Time


Depending on experience

Closing Date

25/06/2021 11:00

About the Role

We’re looking for a Homeware Technologist to join our Technical Services Team here at Matalan Head Office. As a Technologist you will work closely with the Buying department in order to develop and update products whilst maintaining quality standards, ensuring Matalan product provides excellent value for money for its customer.


  • 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 

About You

  • Significant practical experience within a QA/QC department
  • Experience of working with Home Textiles within a manufacturing or retailing environment
  • Relevant Qualification
  • Good communication skills 
  • Highly organised
  • PC literate with experience of working with Microsoft Office packages 

About Matalan

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 11,000 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. 



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Head of Technical Services
Graduate / Junior Textiles Technologist (Maternity Cover)