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National Stores Manager

Job No: 125319
Location: Ballarat

  • Are you a driven & highly experienced retail leader, passionate about innovation & creating unique customer experiences?
  • Join a highly respected, Australian family-owned business that's grown to be a national leader - and is still expanding!
  • Attractive salary package plus a fully maintained vehicle, flexible working options & relocation assistance!

About the Organisation

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, Integrity, Respect and Listening and Learning are reflected in everything they do.

From its 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.

About the Opportunity

With the continuing growth of the business, Haymes Paint now has a newly created opportunity for a National Stores Manager to join their team in Ballarat, VIC.

Working closely with the new National Trade Sales Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring the ongoing stability, sustainability and growth of Haymes' national network of company owned stores, as well as the success of their retailing strategy. 

The key challenge of this role, in an ultra-competitive paint specialist retail market, is to continue to create a sustainable and profitable point of difference, expanding on the Haymes' unique offerings, and ensuring a consistent, high-quality customer experience in each of their stores.

About You

To be successful you will need demonstrated experienced in a similar senior management role, preferably at a national level, however Haymes would consider someone from a state/regional manager position that was responsible for a significant number of stores (10-50).

Experience in the paint or building hardware industries is not essential, provided you have a background in national retailing, and an understanding of the logistical requirements of these products.

It's crucial that you are an influential and strategic business leader, able to build relationships with a variety of stakeholders and drive new initiatives, with an understanding of how these strategies fit within the broader goals of the business.

You'll be well versed at translating business plans and visions into consistent operational standards, and be able to drive customer-savvy service provision across a national network of stores, effectively balancing the need for local diversity as well as corporate unity.

You'll be highly computer literate and able to effectively manage competing deadlines and demands to ensure the successful delivery of a range of projects.

About the Benefits

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. A newly created role, you'll be well-supported but given the autonomy to truly make this role your own, driving innovation across a range of areas!

The successful candidate will be rewarded with an attractive remuneration package, negotiable based on your skills and experience, plus a fully maintained vehicle for your daily travel requirements.

Haymes is also offering relocation assistance for candidates outside of the area, highly negotiable based on your requirements and current COVID-19 guidelines.

This is exciting opportunity to lead innovative retail strategies with a highly supportive, people-focused Australian business. - 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.