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Sales Assistant / Driver

  • Job
    Entry Level
  • Hospitality & Retail
  • Peterborough

AI generated summary

  • You need strong sales experience, excellent customer service skills, and the ability to meet sales targets. A driver's license and driving ability are essential for daily deliveries. Our values include connecting to customers, constantly challenging, socially committed, and inspiring confidence.
  • You will support store targets, drive sales, build relationships with customers, and identify new business opportunities at a busy decorating centre.


  • We are looking for individuals who possess strong sales experience, ideally within a retail background, evidencing excellent customer service and competence in the delivery of sales targets. A current driving licence and the ability to drive is essential, as the store coordinates a daily delivery service for customers.
  • At Crown Paints, as part of our journey to excellence we always recruit based on four values that unite us all; Connecting to customers, Constantly challenging, Socially committed, Inspiring confidence. To a large extent our values describe the way we already are, but there is also an element of aspiration… expressing the way we want to be.


  • As a Sales Assistant/Driver you will work alongside the store team, collaboratively supporting our Store Manager, in delivering a sustainable and profitable sales growth for Crown Paints. A positive and motivated approach will be key when contributing to the Peterborough store targets, driving innovative yet effective sales with our range of decorative paints and sundry items.
  • The Peterborough Crown Decorating Centre (CDC) is a busy store and plays a pivotal role within our national network, currently made up of 147 CDCs. Our customer base varies from passing one-off retail customers through to builders and trades people who hold accounts and maintain repeat business. A key part of your role will be to identify potential new customers, establish positive relationships and open customer accounts regularly.


What qualifications are required for this role?

To excel in this position, you will need strong sales experience, ideally within a retail background, as well as excellent customer service skills. A current driving licence and the ability to drive are essential as the role includes making deliveries to customers.

What are the working conditions like for this role?

Crown Paints takes pride in offering excellent working conditions. The role involves working collaboratively with the store team, supporting the Store Manager in delivering sales targets and providing exceptional customer service.

What benefits come with this role?

Employees in this role have the opportunity to earn up to a 25% performance bonus each quarter, receive 28 days basic annual leave per year (plus 8 bank holidays), access discounts and vouchers on products, participate in a generous pension plan, and enjoy other benefits related to health and wellbeing.

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.