Trainee Assistant Buyer, Ladies (Fixed Term Contract)


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type

Fixed Term

Working Pattern

Full Time


£19,000 per annum plus benefits

Closing Date

15/02/2022 10:00

Why Matalan?

Matalan are a £1bn multi-channel retail business with huge ambitions, and it’s these ambitions and the people behind us that make us who we are.  

We’re continuously expanding our product ranges, making a role in Buying more and more exciting!

As a Trainee Assistant Buyer, you'll assist and support our Buying Teams to carry out the processes of planning, selecting, administration, supplier and store liaison to achieve the overall department objectives.

About the Role

  • Set up new supplier account details, ensuring all suppliers are aware of and understand Matalan’s requirements, communicating any issues to your Buying team.
  • Liaise with suppliers to chase Red and Gold samples to ensure timely deliveries in line with the critical path and maintain an organised and tidy sample room.
  • Conduct online and in-store benchmarking of key competitors to ensure we are offering the latest trends and products at the best price.
  • Raising and tracking purchase orders
  • Preparing product rooms for meetings
  • Ad Hoc administration duties

This role is offered on a 6 month fixed term contract to cover maternity leave.


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

Working hours

8.30am – 5pm

About You

To find the best people for our Buying teams, we’d like you to have the following...

  • A fashion buying qualification
  • Retail and/or Buying experience would be advantageous
  • Commercially focused
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Ability to work independently



Your place in our world

Assistant Buyer
Trainee Assistant Buyer, Ladies (Fixed Term Contract)