Garment Technologist


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Dependent upon experience

Closing Date

07/07/2021 09:00

About the Role

Join one of the UK’s most renowned retailers in our Technical Services department as a Garment Technologist. Apply now and become part of the family.

As a Garment Technologist on either our Jersey or Denim department, you’ll work closely with the relevant Buyer in order to develop and update products whilst maintaining quality standards.

  • Set quality standards and specifications to ensure Matalan achieves its goal of delivering outstanding value to its customers, contributing to continued growth for the company.  
  • Educate our supplier base, ensuring product performance requirements are established and maintained through continuous testing and monitoring
  • Agree manufacturing methods that are achievable in bulk production, resulting in products that will perform to requirements after purchase.
  • Work closely with the Buying department, aiming to build new quality initiatives into products to constantly improve the customer offer and ensuring that Matalan's sizing policy is maintained consistently
  • Undertake supplier visits to improve quality standards, building strong working relationships and increasing personal knowledge of manufacturing capabilities and developments.
  • Use your initiative and creative thinking to solve manufacturing and/or supplier issues 

About You

  • Extensive practical experience within a QA/QC department, working with Ladieswear and specialising in Lingerie
  • Experience of fitting garments within a fast paced manufacturing or retailing environment
  • Strong PC skills, preferably with knowledge of Microsoft Office packages.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to influence and negotiation at all levels

About Us

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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