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27 Nov 2021

Full-Time Junior Footwear Technologist

Matalan – Posted by Matalan Anywhere

Job Description

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.  Our Junior Footwear Technologist will work closely with the Footwear Technologists to develop and update products whilst maintaining quality standards, ensuring Matalan product provides excellent value for money for its customers.

Part of your role is responsiblity for delivering gold seal status enabling shipping approval,  assisting in fit sessions and delivering returns analysis across the department, working closing with Buying, eCommerce and our off shore suppliy base.

The Role

  • Using our Yunique PLM system, closely inspect review and process gold seal approval and deliver to suppliers – this may entail measuring and reviewing test reports.
  • Assisting Technologists in fit sessions by organising samples and paperwork, taking notes and offering solutions to fit queries
  • Assisting in the delivery of monthly detailed returns reports using Power BI, reviewing stock and offering improvements to help drive down Returns %
  • Working in an organised and timely manner  prioritising comments whilst still ensuring consistent attention to detail
  • Assisting in collating information for ecom driven emails for our website and customer services.
  • Good communication skills and proficient in using MS office is essential for day to day tasks.


  • Up to 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 Technical Services teams, we’d like you to have the following….

  • Graduate with a footwear related degree at classification 2:1 or above would be ideal, but we will consider other fashion based sunjects as well
  • Commercially focused
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong Microsoft Office knowledge and skills

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.

How to Apply

Apply online via our careers website following the link:

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

Job expires in 34 days.

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