Junior Product Technologist


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Dependent upon experience

Closing Date

30/09/2021 16:00

Why Matalan?

We’re looking for a Junior Product Technologist to join the Homeware Technical Services team here at our Knowsley Head Office. As a Junior Product Technologist, you'll support the Product Technologists, working closely with the Homeware buying teams to develop and update our products to ensure that product is for purpose and complies with all current legislation.

  • Support the team to maintain the quality of Homewares and Electrical products 
  • Able to use all QA systems effectively 
  • Adehering to quality standards and specifications to ensure that Matalan achieves the goal of delivering outstanding value to our customers.
  • Ensure product performance requirements are established and maintained through supplier education, testing and monitoring. 
  • Keep up to date on necessary testing and legal labelling requirements as applicable so products comply with European/British Standards and all statutory instruments.
  • Resolve customer services/legal department/store and Trading Standards issue when they arise.
  • Agree manufacturing methods that are achievable in bulk production and result in a product that will perform to all requirements after purchase.
  • Apply the most appropriate method of communication with our global supplier base so they clearly understand Matalan’s requirements, showing initiative and creative thinking where necessary to solve problems.
  • Be commercially aware, show good risk analysis and understand the implications (to others and the business) of actions taken.
  • Keep detailed and accurate records of all communications in an orderly fashion within the data base.
  • Undertake supplier visits when possible to improve quality standards, build better working relationships and increase personal knowledge of manufacturing capabilities/developments.
  • Build positive and effective relationships with buying teams, DC’s, Merchandisers, Returns, Customer Services, Legal Department.

About You

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

  • Graduate with a product technology degree at classification 2:1 or above
  • Good knowledge of the Homeware market
  • Commercially focused
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong Microsoft Office knowledge and skills


Why 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.