Assistant Store Manager


  • Are you genuinely friendly & a strong team player, with retail experience & a professional attitude?
  • Join a highly respected, Australian family-owned business that's grown to be a national leader - and is still expanding!
  • Competitive wage, free on-site parking & fantastic growth & development opportunities!

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About the Organisation

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With a history stretching back over 85 years, Haymes Paint is a true Australian success story; and whilst their colour palettes and can labels may have changed with the decades, their commitment to quality has remained the same. Now in their fourth generation of family ownership, they haven't slowed down on bringing new and better products to the market, always looking for new advances or opportunities for innovation. Their values of Truth, Passion, Motivation, Respect and Listening and Learning are reflected in everything they do.

From humble beginnings in 1935, Haymes has grown from a small paint manufacturer, selling to the local Ballarat community, to Australia’s largest manufacturer of premium brand paints, finishes, and protective coatings. Their products aren't available in the big, corporate hardware stores, choosing instead to sell through independent retailers, where they can trust that the quality of personal service and advice matches the quality of their products - after all, it's their name and reputation on the can.

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About the Opportunities

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Rapidly expanding, Haymes Paint now has multiple new opportunities for full-time, part-time and casual Sales Assistants to join their team across Melbourne, in Sunshine, Craigieburn, Ringwood, Preston and Eltham. They are also looking for an Assistant Store Manager to join their team in Port Melbourne on a full-time basis.

Reporting to the Store Manager, these roles will see you providing quality customer service and general sales assistance to both retail and trade customers, as well as handling stock, in-store displays and deliveries.

The Assistant Store Manager will also be responsible for supporting the Store Manager with the 'behind the scenes' administration and general management of the store, including rostering, maintaining stock quantities, and the training and mentoring of staff.
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About You

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If you're positive and enthusiastic, with a passion for delivering exceptional customer service, this could be the role for you! To join the Haymes team you'll need a demonstrated background in face-to-face retail sales, with any experience in a trade related role, working with paint, or with related products an advantage.

A strong communicator and real 'people person', you'll be confident building rapport with a variety of customers, from regulars like tradies and DIY enthusiasts to once-off retail customers. Acting as the face of the Haymes brand, you'll maintain a professional attitude at all times, whether you're helping customers, running events or dealing with stock.

Your ability to work collaboratively, as part of a productive and enthusiastic retail team, will go a long way to ensuring your success, as will your ability to effectively manage the varied duties of these roles.

The positions will require a degree of manual handling ability, such as moving 15 litre cans of paint, tinting and generally being up and around the store, rather than a typical counter-based role.

As Assistant Store Manager, you'll also need to demonstrate experience in a supervisory or management position, as you'll need to be ready to fill in for the Store Manager as needed.
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About the Benefits

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Proudly family-owned and operated, Haymes offers the best of both worlds, with the strong commercial oversight and business skills to suite a national leader, without losing sight of what made that success possible - their staff.

Committed to ensuring each member of their team has the opportunity to grow with the business, it shouldn't be surprising that Haymes has fantastic staff retention, as they genuinely invest in each individual and encourage new ideas and innovation.

The successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive wage and a range of benefits including:

  • Corporate uniforms;
  • Free on-site parking; and
  • Access to the Haymes Paint Employee Assistance Program.

Interested in joining an Australian owned, national leader that's committed to innovation, creativity, and staff wellbeing? - Apply Now!

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time