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National People and Culture Manager

Job No: 109638
Location: Ballarat

  • Newly created, senior leadership opportunity driving the development and delivery of people and culture initiatives
  • Highly respected, national family owned and operated manufacturing and retailing business
  • Attractive salary package, negotiated on experience

About the Organisation

The success story behind Haymes Paint is inspiring. With a history stretching back over 80 years, and four generations of family ownership and values, Haymes Paint exemplify integrity, quality, passion, and commitment. 

From its humble beginnings in 1935 Haymes Paint has grown from a small paint manufacturer selling to the local Ballarat community to Australia’s largest family owned and operated manufacturer of premium brand architectural and decorative surface coatings. 

About the Opportunity

With the continuing growth of the business, Haymes Paint has an exciting, newly created opportunity for a National People and Culture Manager to join their Executive Leadership team based in Ballarat, Victoria.

With a strong strategic focus on workplace culture within the business, this role will see you driving the development and implementation of people and culture initiatives that support strategic business plans to deliver a best practice approach to employee attraction, engagement, retention, development and recognition.

Some of the more specific responsibilities of the position will include:

  • Working with the Executive Leadership team to develop strategies that support the corporate vision;
  • Supporting projects to help further strengthen a strong employee culture including employer branding and employee wellbeing;
  • Reviewing, enhancing and maintaining the Haymes Paint processes in relation to induction, training & development and succession planning;
  • Continuing the development and promoting employee benefits and services; and
  • Delivering community involvement programs that are accessible to staff.

About You

To be considered for this position, you will hold significant experience in a similar role with the demonstrated ability to lead and implement best practice employee strategies, training and development across a medium sized organisation with a national footprint.

You will have a solid understanding of HR practices and demonstrate experience in culture strengthening within a business.

Haymes Paint is looking for a mature individual with a collaborative and confident personality who can hit the ground running, review existing processes and frameworks and make continuous improvement recommendations as required.  

As the company has a national footprint there will be a requirement for you to have the ability to travel throughout Victoria and interstate during the development and implementation of people and culture initiatives.

Finally, as a proud family owned and operated business, Haymes Paint is looking for someone whose values strongly align with the organisation and who has an understanding and appreciation of the strengths and fundamentals of family business.

About the Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity for a senior HR professional to work in partnership with the Executive team to drive an exciting new chapter within the Haymes Paint business and really make it their own. 

The successful candidate will be rewarded with an attractive salary package, negotiated on experience.

Haymes Paint encourages a family-friendly working culture, to ensure you receive a healthy work/life balance

This is a unique opportunity to take that next step in your career, to have your ideas heard and see them become a reality! Apply Now!

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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.