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WORKING AT BOWENS

Make the choice to become a part of Bowens

Work for an Australian owned business operating since 1894 with over 800 employees employed across metropolitan and regional Victoria. With opportunities available in the following areas:

  • Yard
  • Despatch
  • Counter Sales
  • Internal Sales
  • Drivers
  • External Sales
  • Support & Admin roles
  • Management

We are constantly striving to be the industry leader in timber and building supplies. So if you are:

  • Wanting a new career opportunity
  • Want to work for a company that promotes and encourages career development
  • Looking for something different
  • Looking to re enter the workforce
  • Want the flexibility of part time or casual hours
  • Want weekend work

THEN WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!


Are you a contractor interested in working with Bowens?

Watch the induction video & submit your permit to work form on our website

ARE YOU LOOKING TO JOIN BOWENS?

YARD PERSON - HALLAM
STORE Hallam
APPLY BY 2018-08-10

About us

Bowens is a family owned business with a proud history dating back to 1894. We are a leader in the supply of timber and building products to the building trade and do-it-yourself retail market. Our business is known in the industry for our passion for trade and investment in staff development and growth.

About the role

We are seeking an energetic and motivated person with outstanding customer service skills and a can do attitude to join our yard team at our Hallam branch. You will be required to assist our customers in the yard with selecting building products, tallying and vehicle loading. The role will also require the successful candidate to put away timber, make up customer orders and general housekeeping of the yard. A current forklift licence and previous timber & building knowledge will be advantageous. 

Yard Person duties will include but not limited to:

  • Assisting customers in the yard
  • Ensuring correct products are put away in a timely manner
  • Loading/Unloading trucks
  • Preparing customer orders
  • General housekeeping in the yard
  • Building and continue developing relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Continually look for ways to add value to Bowens and our customers business

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • An LF licence in beneficial
  • Possess a 'Customer Comes First' attitude
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse range of customers and suppliers
  • A capability to undertake physical tasks safely
  • A willingness to learn and have fun whilst getting the job done
  • Strong communication, relationship building
  • Ability to work independently as well as contribute as a team member
COUNTER SALES PERSON - PORT MELBOURNE
STORE Port Melbourne
APPLY BY 2018-08-10

Bowens is a family owned business with a proud history dating back to 1894. We are a leader in the supply of timber and building products to the building trade and do-it-yourself retail market. Our business is known in the industry for our passion for trade and investment in staff development and growth.

An opportunity exists for a full time Counter Sales person to join the team at our Port Melbourne store. In this role you will need to bring along a fun and enthusiastic attitude and enjoy building relationships with our customers. You will be responsible for assisting customers, picking customer orders and putting away stock in an efficient, accurate and safe manner. Experience in the timber and hardware industry is desirable.

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • A passion and ability to deliver outstanding customer service and build great relationships
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn
  • Strong communication, relationship building, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Exceptional time management skills and the ability to work autonomously and be a team player

Why join Bowens?

  • Bowens offers more than just a competitive salary, we offer genuine opportunities for development and career progression.
  • If you like to be rewarded for your hard work and be part of a fun team in a high performance environment, enjoy interacting with customers then this is the role for you.

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence

YARD PERSON - BENTLEIGH EAST
STORE Bentleigh East
APPLY BY 2018-07-22

About us

Bowens is a family owned business with a proud history dating back to 1894. We are a leader in the supply of timber and building products to the building trade and do-it-yourself retail market. Our business is known in the industry for our passion for trade and investment in staff development and growth.

About the role

We are seeking an energetic and motivated person with outstanding customer service skills and a can do attitude to join our yard team at our Bentleigh East branch. You will be required to assist our customers in the yard with selecting building products, tallying and vehicle loading. The role will also require the successful candidate to put away timber, make up customer orders and general housekeeping of the yard. A current forklift licence and previous timber & building knowledge will be advantageous. 

Yard Person duties will include but not limited to:

  • Assisting customers in the yard
  • Ensuring correct products are put away in a timely manner
  • Loading/Unloading trucks
  • Preparing customer orders
  • General housekeeping in the yard
  • Building and continue developing relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Continually look for ways to add value to Bowens and our customers business

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • An LF licence in beneficial
  • Possess a 'Customer Comes First' attitude
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse range of customers and suppliers
  • A capability to undertake physical tasks safely
  • A willingness to learn and have fun whilst getting the job done
  • Strong communication, relationship building
  • Ability to work independently as well as contribute as a team member
COMMERCIAL ACCOUNT MANAGER - SUPPORT OFFICE
STORE Hallam - VIC
APPLY BY 2018-06-28

Bowens is a family owned business with a proud history dating back to 1894. We are a leader in the supply of timber and building products to the building trade and do-it-yourself retail market. Our business is known in the industry for our passion for trade and investment in staff development and growth.

About the Role

Bowens are actively growing sales in the Commercial sector which entails; Low and High rise apartments, Shopping Centres and Government projects. This dynamic role will see the majority of your time spent on the road engaging with our commercial customers. The role involves account management, development of new business, building strong relationships with internal and external customers, negotiating business agreements and increasing sales and margin growth. In addition to working with our standard product range you will have the opportunity to demonstrate our exclusive and innovative products to the commercial space.

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • Previous sales and/or business development experience is essential
  • Previous construction, timber or hardware experience is advantageous
  • Proven ability to deliver outstanding service, build great relationships and achieve results
  • Adaptable personality that can engage with all levels of the building industry and understand their needs
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Exceptional time management skills and the ability to work autonomously while engaging the team for support
  • Energy, enthusiasm and drive to achieve outstanding results

Why join Bowens?

  • Genuine development and training opportunities
  • Fun and flexible working environment
  • Discount on products
  • Competitive salary, company vehicle and an attractive and achievable incentive scheme

If you would like to be rewarded for your hard work and be part of a fun team in a high performance environment, then this is the role for you.

YARD PERSON/DRIVER - PORT MELBOURNE
STORE Port Melbourne - VIC
APPLY BY 2018-06-28

About us

Bowens is a family owned business with a proud history dating back to 1894. We are a leader in the supply of timber and building products to the building trade and do-it-yourself retail market. Our business is known in the industry for our passion for trade and investment in staff development and growth.

About the role

We are seeking an energetic person on a casual basis to join our Port Melbourne team with outstanding customer service. This is a physically demanding role requiring the successful candidate to deliver and manually unload timber and hardware deliveries on to building sites. You will also be required to assist the yard team with processing customer orders and putting away stock. A forklift license is essential.

Truck Driver/Yard Person duties:

  • Deliver timber and hardware products to building sites in line with the OH &S principles
  • Strive to maintain Bowens' commitment to our customers of delivering on time in full
  • Provide exceptional customer service
  • Increase the efficiencies and accuracies when processing customer orders
  • Putting away stock
  • Assisting the branch with providing a safe environment for customers and staff

To be considered for this role you must have:

  • An MR licence
  • A high level of enthusiasm, commitment and customer service
  • Possess a 'Customer Comes First' attitude
  • Ability to perform repetitive lifting or tasks
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse range of customers and suppliers
  • The desire to contribute to a great team
  • Ability to work independently as well as contribute as a team member
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