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Sales Assistant

  • Job
    Entry Level
  • Hospitality & Retail
  • Plymouth
  • 28d left

AI generated summary

  • You: Great customer service, target-driven, computer literate, manual handling, sales experience, detail-oriented, driver's licence. Join our team at Crown Paints!
  • You will provide top-notch customer service, upsell products, assist with deliveries, carry out stock takes, and complete various store tasks like tinting paint.


  • Great customer service skills and confidence talking to customers on the telephone
  • Enjoy working with tough targets and opening accounts
  • Must be computer literate
  • Ability to carry out manual handling and lifting up to 20KG
  • Thrives working alone and working in a competitive environment
  • A retail background, ideally with some sales experience/skills
  • High attention to detail and a commitment to safe work practices
  • A full driving licence


  • Providing a high-level of customer service, serving customers in store, meeting and greeting customers, advising on products and providing recommendations.
  • Upselling to customers, using inquisitive questioning to understand upcoming customer projects, daily proactive calling to old and new customers.
  • Carrying out deliveries, daily vehicle checks, loading the 3.5T Van with orders for the day (up to 20KG), following the mapped route to customer sites, offloading goods.
  • Perform regular stock takes, stock replenishment, unpacking and storing or inward goods
  • At times delegating for the store manager, opening and closing the store etc.
  • Assisting in the tinting and mixing of paint.


What are the working hours for this role?

You will be working 25 hours a week Monday to Friday with some Saturdays on a rota basis.

Is there potential for bonus in this role?

Yes, there is bonus potential in addition to the hourly rate of £11.44.

What are some of the responsibilities of a Sales Assistant in this role?

Responsibilities include providing high-level customer service, upselling to customers, carrying out deliveries, stock management, and assisting in tinting and mixing paint.

What kind of skills are important for success in this role?

Important skills include great customer service, ability to work with tough targets, computer literacy, manual handling and lifting capabilities, retail background with sales experience, attention to detail, and a full driving license.

Darwen, Lancashire

Fashion & Arts

Mission & Purpose

Crown Paints is a British paint manufacturer. It has been making paint for more than 200 years and is Holder of the Royal Warrant by Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen.The company is owned by Danish decorative and protective coatings company Hempel.More than 1,250 employees work for Crown Paints, which has its headquarters in Darwen in Lancashire. Its manufacturing sites in Darwen and Hull operate to ISO 9001 quality management system and ISO 14001 environmental management system.