THE PANTON STORE - Retail Sales Assistant - Full Time Role

The Panton Store

  • Date Listed: 2021-12-31
  • Location: 440 Malvern Road, Prahran VIC, Australia melbourne 3181
  • Salary: Not specified
  • Industry: Retail
  • Position: Sales Assistant
  • Work Type: Full Time Work

If you have a passion for pottery, plants, books, cooking, and good living, you may like to know our boutique business has an opening for a Full-Time Sales Assistant. Joining our existing team this role would suit an experienced all-rounder who would love an opportunity to grow within our team and move into a 2IC role within 6 months time.

The Panton Store has a tight knit team consisting of our store manager, one full-timer, and a small team of casuals. And the store owner works alongside our team between our Prahran store and our South Gippsland based pottery studio.

We are a family owned and operated business who manages all elements of running a retail business in-house, and we put a whole lot of love into our team and our store offering. This role would very much suit a retail all-rounder who has a varied skill set and who loves variety within a structured role. 

We pride ourselves on having kept our business stable and trading every week throughout the past 18 months of lockdowns, so we are looking for a candidate who is looking for a stable base and who sees themselves in this role long term. 

To be successful for this role you would need to have an impeccable eye for detail, and your administration skills would be as sharp as your sales and customer service ability to assist our store manager and team in the smooth running of our business.


  • Minimum five years' experience in a similar role
  • Strong customer service and sales ability within a retail environment
  • Phone skills and the ability to communicate well with people of all ages
  • Excellent computer and administration skills including accuracy when handling stock and sales
  • Visual merchandising, window dressing and store presentation to a high standard comes naturally to you
  • You have inventory management and stock control experience
  • You have worked on VEND and Shopify or a similar retail platform
  • In your previous role/s you have processed both online sales, and in-store sales
  • You have handles Click & Collect sales and understand the process of packing online orders and fragile goods
  • You have experience booking couriers for online orders
  • You have good knowledge of excel and photoshop


  • Confidence in handling transactions and varying pricing structures
  • Ability to achieve positive outcomes for our sales, customers experience and our team culture.
  • You can keep a stockroom tidy, organised and in good order to achieve workplace OH+S standards
  • You can work to a brief and are a team player who is self-motivated to keep our store running smoothly
  • You are highly organised and can think on your feet in a busy retail environment and thrive when under pressure
  • You can demonstrate that you are a lateral and logical thinker in how you approach things
  • You'd enjoy working on your feet, and are comfortable going up and down a ladder when handling stock and merchandising the store
  • The ability to take great photos of our store for social media would be a bonus


  • You would have a sharp eye for detail
  • Are well presented and take pride in your personal grooming
  • You are affable and personable to all clientele, suppliers, and couriers in accordance with the brand’s position and core values
  • You have a passion for homewares, design, indoor plants, and a good knowledge of craft materials
  • A full-time role within an independent business excites you, and you are looking for a long-term role that nurtures your career development
  • Must love dogs, as we are a dog friendly store

The position is five days per week, which includes a weekend day.

We are looking for a person who is fully available for this role who has no other outside employment commitments or aspirations that would affect their availability to fulfil the full-time position requirements.

If this role sounds like a great fit for you, we would love to hear from you.

Please submit your CV and cover letter telling us about:

  • Your relevant experience
  • Why you'd like to work with us
  • What you know about our brand
  • What is your favourite product in our store?
  • How you could add value to our business

We are flexible on the starting date for the right candidate, however ideally this person would be able to start this position in late January/ early February 2022.

Salary is negotiable, based on experience. 

Submissions close on Sunday 23rd January 2022, so please apply at your earliest convenience.

We very much look forward to hearing from you!


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  • Date Listed: 31.12.2021
  • Location: 440 Malvern Road, Prahran VIC, Australia
  • Salary: Not specified
  • Industry: Retail
  • Position: Sales Assistant
  • Work Type: Full Time Work

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