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Automotive/Industrial Paint Sales Assistant

Job No: HAYMES117
Location: Adelaide

  • Full- time position
  • Norwood location
  • Friendly team environment
  • Opportunity for career development

About the role

Haymes Paint are proud distributors of premium brand architectural and decorative surface coatings as well as a distributor of market leading Automotive and Industrial finishes

An exciting opportunity exists for a motivated, talented Sales assistant with a “hands on” approach to become a member of the Haymes Team in our Norwood store.

The role is offered on a full time basis working to a structured yet flexible roster, including some Saturday shifts.

Experience in automotive paint and/or industrial paint will be highly regarded.

                                                                                                    Duties involve:

  • Advising customers in store and by phone on Auto/Industrial products
  • Timely and accurate preparation of paint orders for Automotive, Industrial and Trade customers
  • Building strong relationships with all customers in store
  • Making local deliveries to trade customers
  • Supporting the Haymes sales team in a busy trade and retail business
  • Assisting in trade and retail sales of Haymes Range of surface coatings
  • Acquiring knowledge and skill sets relevant to the selling and distribution Architectural and decorative surface coatings and relevant products
  • Participating in ongoing training and education on all products distributed by Haymes PaintRight

The successful applicant will have:

  • Proven experience in automotive paint colour mixing and matching and subsidiary products
  • An understanding of auto paint preparation and application methods
  • A genuine desire to deliver a high level of customer service
  • Intermediate computer skills (an advantage not essential)
  • Well developed communication skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic
  • The ability to work and contribute effectively within a team
  • Successful completion of Year 11 or relevant experience
  • Unencumbered drivers licence
  • Willingness to embrace the Haymes Values

Be part of the friendly team at Haymes and play a key role in growing auto and industrial paint sales as well as our range of quality paints and accessories.

To apply for this position please follow the links and provide a copy of your resume with cover letter.



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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.