Sourcing Partner


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Dependant on experience

Closing Date

31/01/2022 23:45

About the Role

We’re looking for a Sourcing Partner to join the team here at Matalan Head Office.  As a Sourcing Partner, you'll support the Sourcing Manager, working in partnership with the Trading Teams, to identify and fulfil Sourcing needs across the business, in line with the strategic direction of the company.

  • Manage day to day sourcing activities and projects, delivering both country of origin and supply base mixes in line with seasonal plans – creating a highly flexible and sustainable supply base.
  • Use strong negotiation skills capture cost savings without detriment to the product quality and taste levels, ensuring that Matalan achieves our goal of delivering outstanding value to our customers.
  • Investigate new supplier opportunities in line with current and future sourcing requirements.
  • Work in partnership with all relevant internal and external teams to seamlessly deliver the sourcing strategy.
  • Exciting opportunity for international travel to support the role. 

About You

  • Previous relevant experience would be beneficial
  • Strong numerical, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good influencing and negotiation skills
  • Proactive and flexible approach.
  • Confident working independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent organisation and planning skills as well as the proven ability to prioritise multiple tasks whilst maintaining attention to detail and accuracy in a fast paced and changing environment.
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint & Word

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 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. 


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

Working hours

8.30am – 5pm



Your place in our world

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Sourcing Partner