Designer - Maternity Cover


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type

Fixed Term

Working Pattern

Full Time


Competitive Salary plus Benefits

Closing Date

15/10/2021 22:45

About the Role

We’re looking for a specialist Nightwear Designer to join our Ladies team here at Head Office to cover maternity leave. As our Nightwear Designer you’ll be responsible for creating our womenswear Nightwear collections, working closely with the Design & Buying teams.

  • Undertake Market research to identify what the latest trends are and Matalan’s competitors within Nightwear
  • Provide advice of initial samples, ensuring that manufactured garments match initial design specifications
  • Working with the Design team to help create and present the company trends presentations, the ‘key print’ information for the buyer and the company colour palettes
  • Design ranges with Buyers based on sales and trend information, including updating core lines 
  • Research, update and feedback information on trends, colour and prints from catwalk and directional shop information to the Buyer and team
  • Liaising with suppliers on nightwear design details
  • When required, undertake factory visits and competitive shopping trips in the UK, USA and Far East with full reports and feedback to the Buying and Design teams.
  • When required, attend Trade and Trend Shows, feeding information back to both the Design and the Buying teams.

This role is offered on a fixed term, temporary contract to cover maternity leave.

About You

  • Strong proven background working within a Nightwear design environment
  • Ability to identify the latest market colours and have a good eye for trends and detail
  • Competent using Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop CAD programmes
  • Ability to work independently with a strong attention to detail
  • Confident communication skills and the ability to work across a number of reporting lines
  • Proactive and capable of using own initiative
  • Able to travel around the UK and abroad throughout the year
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility towards demanding and varied workload

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.



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