12 month Placement - Buying


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type

Fixed Term

Working Pattern

Full Time


National Minimum Wage for 21-24 year olds plus benefits

Closing Date

21/12/2018 23:45

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 committed to supporting those at the start of their career in Fashion and our 12 month Buying placement offers you the chance to work with our innovative Buying teams, developing ranges that are not only trend driven but deliver amazing value and excellent quality that will exceed our customer’s expectations.

With the benefits of a dedicated on-boarding & training programme, it won’t be long before you’re involved in every step of the process and your opinion will really count – something that sets us apart from other placement opportunities.

The Role

Each day is different, you’re continuously faced with new and exciting challenges, giving you the opportunity to develop and progress on your placement, and gaining knowledge to help in your future Buying career.

As a Buying Placement Student, you’ll work with your Buying Team to plan and deliver the highest quality product ranges at the best value for our customers, acting as a point of contact for suppliers, the retail teams and carrying out all administration duties.

You’ll conduct regular benchmarking of competitors, completing regular reviews and seeking missed opportunities and trends which you’ll share with the team and wider business.

You’ll also have responsibility for sample management, ensuring all samples are received in line with critical path deadlines and managed appropriately.


  • 25 days holiday
  • 20% discount
  • Our Family Extras Scheme
  • Pension Scheme

About You

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

  • Currently a 2nd year student, ideally studying a Fashion related course that requires you to complete a 12 month placement. Start date - July 2019.
  • Retail work experience would be advantageous
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Commercially focused and trend aware
  • Ability to work independently and manage own workload
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate at all levels
  • Self-motivated and committed to developing your skills

This is your opportunity to be part of our exciting vision - to become the UK’s most trusted value retailer. This is Retail Made Real.



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12 month Placement - Buying