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Paint Sales Assistant - Mitchell

Job No: HAYMES189
Location: Canberra

Haymes Paint is proudly the largest Australian owned Paint Manufacturer.  As a founding principal of Henry Haymes in 1935, the Haymes family continues the tradition of Quality and Integrity in the manufacture of our products and providing service to our customers.  This is confirmed, as voted by our customers, our products and customer service have achieved the top five-star rating and been awarded the Canstar Blue Most Satisfied Customers Award for the last two consecutive years.

We are currently looking for an experienced Sales Assistant become a member of the team at the Haymes Paint Shop Mitchell. This is  a full time position providing a high level of customer service to our retail and trade customers.  The store operates on a 6 day roster Monday to Saturday, there is a requirement to be available to work some weekend shifts.

The core responsibilities of the role includes:

  • Greeting our customers and assisting them with product selection 
  • Tinting paint products to customer requirements
  • Providing service and support to our retail customers
  • Building strong relationships with trade customers in store
  • Advising customers in store and by phone on Haymes Paint products and accessories
  • Making local deliveries to trade customers as need using the company vehicle
  • Assisting with in-store displays, store presentation and house keeping
  • Assistance in maintaining stock control 

As part of your introduction to Haymes Paint Shop Mitchell you will be provided with training to develop you knowledge of our product range.

To be successful in this role you should be able to demonstrate:

  • Effective time management and planning
  • A practical understanding of paint, preparation and application
  • Some previous experience working in a retail/sales role
  • The ability to follow instruction and work effectively unsupervised
  • A genuine desire to deliver a high level of service to our customers

You will also need to have a positive, friendly attitude, be able to work both autonomously and in a team environment, have a driver's licence and the capacity to perform manual tasks associated with the role e.g. lifting of 15 litre cans of paint.

Most importantly, you will love working with people and engaging with customers.

If you believe you meet these criteria and would value the opportunity to be a member of the team we encourage you to apply

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Paint Maker

"I started when I was 16, so I’ve been here for so long, I’ve grown up with the Haymes family. The beauty of working with Haymes is that I’ve grown with the company over the last 38 years."



"When David Haymes comes in to do his presentations I think it really inspires people because he’s so passionate about the paint, it’s a nice feeling. "


Product Manager

"In my role I’m never doing the one thing. One day I might be in the lab testing paint, the next at a meeting with the advertising agency or producing marketing material."


Store Manager

"One thing I like is working in the industry itself, it’s a very relaxed industry. As for the other part of my job, working for Haymes, I like the way that they nurture their staff and bring them along in their careers — the way they promote from within."


Product & Development Technician

"I was taken on a tour of the factory on my first day and, of course, I’d come to the interview in a suit. Well, when I went up to the mezzanine floor of the factory, a bit of paint went splat right on my shirt. I never wore a suit to work again after that."



Born in Ballarat in 1935, our family run business is now in the hands of the fourth generation of Haymes. Over the years, each member has taken care to hand on the commitment and passion for crafting quality products. After all, it is our name and reputation on the can.