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Matalan

Matalan

The world of fashion never stands still. And neither does Matalan. We're opening more stores than ever before. We're also creating more product lines and more opportunities for fast career progression. For those with energy, spirit and drive there's never been a better time to join us. Whatever stage you're at in your career when you join, show us you've got what it takes and you'll find there are plenty of opportunities to progress to the next level.

It takes a certain sort of person to succeed at Matalan. We're a fast-moving business. We need innovators, challengers, doers. Graduates who can think quickly re energetic, commercially-minded and have a 2.1 degree or better, there could be a great future for you here.

Want to make the most of your talents? Well, you've come to the right place. Matalan will give you real responsibility from day one. We'll also give you the chance to learn from the very best. We're a retailer at the top of our game. Make it here, and you'll be able to make it anywhere.

We're looking for bright and talented graduates to join us in a whole range of areas.

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Training & Profiles

Getting fantastic products into our stores takes a lot of hard work, and our Buyers are involved in the whole process - from initial design through to overseas sourcing and negotiations. Part of our work is about translating the latest designer products into high street trends, so as well as being in touch with what's happening on the catwalk, you need to be able to make disciplined, commercial decisions.

In Merchandising, we work alongside Buyers to make sure all our new ranges prove a hit with customers. It's down to us to analyse previous seasons and to report on the current season's lines. We also look at space planning and generally act as a Buyer's conscience to make sure the decisions we make together will deliver both volume and profit.

Replenishment is all about making sure every store has the right stock levels at the right time. Working closely with Merchandising, it's down to us to make accurate sales forecasts and to identify any opportunities to increase our sell-through rates. Our exact responsibilities vary from pre-season planning through to in-season stock management and end-of-season analysis.

Working across both fashion and homewares, our Design teams translate the requirements from Buying and Merchandising into smart design solutions. We have to think about price and quality, but we also consider coordination with other ranges throughout the store. And we work closely with Marketing to choose products for photo-shoots and mailers.

In Finance, we look at what's going on across the business and assess how that affects the bottom line. We like developing our people and promoting from within, so we tend to recruit into junior levels. We also encourage people to experience different roles within the department to help them see the bigger picture.

Application Procedure

Please refer to our website.

  • Trainee Assistant Merchandiser at Matalan
    23-3-2014

    The competency based interview included questions on the role- what do you understand about merchandising? how good are you with excel? Alongside more general questions like what makes a good team? There were two interviewers (both from the