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Paint Specialist

Springfield, Massachusetts
Job Type
27 Oct 2020
With 35 neighborhood hardware stores from Maine to Florida Rocky's Ace Hardware is one of Ace Hardware's largest retail partners. We have an exciting opportunity for a detail oriented individual to join our team as a Paint Specialist. You will be responsible for assisting our retail and our growing portfolio of business customers as well as overseeing the operations of a busy paint department.

To be successful as a Paint Specialist you should have advanced knowledge of paint and paint products to recommend the exact product for the client's specific purpose. You are the subject-matter expert in our Paint Department and not only know how to color match and mix paint but also have advanced knowledge of paint properties and components to provide the customer the right product their unique needs. Here are just some of the ways you will make Rocky's an 'Always essential, forever helpful' hardware retailer…

Maintain the paint counter, aisles and ensure chip-chart is stocked and organized and merchandised attractively.

Offer color matching expertise including knowledge of any tint software and the safe operation of all paint mixing and tinting equipment.

Ensure that the paint department is performing (on a weekly basis) to the expectations of the Store Manager.

Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of paint properties and components to provide the customer the product they need for their job.

Build strong professional relationships with both retail and B2B client base to ensure repeat business

Understand and upsell to more profitable product lines when appropriate.

Maintain awareness of all promotions and advertisements.

Execute the daily operational, day to day goals and priorities assigned by store management.

Ability to safely operate paint mixing equipment including related software.

Ensure all areas of paint department are fully stocked with no missing product or 'outs'

Assist in the training and development of peers.

Job Requirements:

Minimum of 5 years paint store experience that includes extensive color matching, and frequent use of all related software and mixing equipment.

Advanced knowledge and understanding of paint and paint products including their components and specific uses for each.

Knowledge and experience recommending and up-selling related products to sell the 'whole job'

3 - 5 years experience in a retail hardware environment in a customer-facing role.

Minimum 3 years experience in B2B paint sales

Solid computer skills including Word and Excel

Rocky's Ace Hardware offers a competitive starting salary, exceptional health and time off benefits, a 401(k) and employee discounts.
All employment is contingent upon the candidate evidencing their right to permanently live and work in the US
No relocation benefits are being offered for this role located in Springfield, MA.
You MUST include your salary requirements with your response.
If you feel you are a match for this exciting role, then please submit your resume and salary requirements

Candidates outside the immediate Springfield, MA geographic area or who do not have the necessary background for this specific role will not be considered.
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  • Job Reference: 186052436-2
  • Date Posted: 27 October 2020
  • Recruiter: Rocky's Hardware, Inc.
  • Location: Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent