Packaging Administrator (Maternity Cover)


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type

Fixed Term

Working Pattern

Full Time


Depending on experience

Closing Date

04/08/2021 11:00

About the Role

We’re looking for a Packaging Administrator to join the Sourcing  team here at our Knowsley Head Office on a Maternity cover basis.  As a Packaging Administrator you will responsible for all administrative tasks required to support and ensure the smooth running of the Operational Packaging Team. 

Working with the Packaging Buyer & Packaging Assistant, you help manage the day-to-day operation of the Packaging function, you will be responsible for the packaging admin end to end process across Fashion and Home including, keeping our ordering system fully up to date, customer account setups, customer service queries and working closely with nominated print partners and Buying Teams to help manage production deadlines. 

  • Manage day to day order issues from Matalan’s nominated Ticket/Label suppliers to maintain the agreed KPI’s and service agreement
  • Ensures the maintenance of the Matalan Online ordering system ensuring suppliers can order all Packaging on time
  • Update and create ticket/label manuals for Buying Teams and Matalan suppliers 
  • Relevant admin for samples, e.g. signing off samples, arranging samples, posting samples Organisation and maintenance of sample files 
  • Arranging, tracking and co-ordinating all outgoing and incoming post 
  • Running reports to help Packaging Team understand sales history and product data

About You

  • Previous administration role experience essential 
  • Retail Packaging/Print experience desirable, but not essential 
  • Outstanding work management and organisational skills 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure 
  • Strong interpersonal skills for high volume email / telephone correspondence 
  • Professional approach 
  • Enthusiastic and energetic

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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Packaging Administrator (Maternity Cover)