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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?

COUNTER SALES PERSON - BRUNSWICK
STORE Brunswick
APPLY BY 2018-12-02

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 new Brunswick 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?

  • Free on-site parking, bike racks and Barista made coffee

  • Be part of a growing Australian business where a company value is "fun"

  • Genuine training and development opportunities

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

DESPATCH ASSISTANT - BRUNSWICK
STORE Brunswick
APPLY BY 2018-12-02

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

An opportunity exists for a full-time Despatch Assistant preferably with despatch experience to join our team at our Brunswick store. In this role you will provide outstanding customer service, assist with maintaining our pick and despatch system, ensure all vehicles are load checked and assist with loading trucks. Experience in the timber and industry is desirable. Must have a valid forklift licence.

Despatch Assistant duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Provide outstanding customer service at all times
  • Assist with maintaining the pick and despatch system to ensure all information is accurate and up to date
  • Assist with prioritising deliveries to ensure cartage costs are kept to a minimum whilst ensuring customers receive their orders on time in full
  • Unload and load trucks in a safe and timely manner

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • A passion and ability to deliver outstanding customer service and build great relationships
  • Knowledge of pick and despatch
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to relate to people at all levels with a particular focus on understanding the customer needs
  • Exceptional time management skills and the ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to work independently as well as contribute as a team member
  • Commitment to Safety, OH&S policies and procedures

Why join Bowens?

  • Bowens are genuinely focused on developing careers, this is what has made our business strong for 123 years.
  • Bowens is a fast-growing Australian business.
  • Staff discounts to Bowens ranged products applies to this role.
  • You will have the opportunity to be part of a fun team that contributes strongly to the growth and success of the business.
HARDWARE SUPERVISOR
STORE Port Melbourne - VIC
APPLY BY 2018-11-29

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.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic hardware person with extensive hardware knowledge to lead the hardware department at our Port Melbourne branch.

In this role you will need to have excellent time management skills, strong leadership skills and the ability to prioritise work in this fast paced environment.

Hardware Supervisor duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provide exceptional guidance and leadership to the hardware team to increase sales and efficiencies
  • Lead by example and inspire your team to provide outstanding customer service
  • Drive business outcomes by creating an appealing and stimulating shopping environment through the implementation of outstanding merchandising and presentation standards
  • Manage promotional offers and store inventory to an optimal level to maximise store performance and achieve the branches KPI targets

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • Proven ability to deliver outstanding service and build great relationships
  • Drive business outcomes by creating an appealing and stimulating shopping environment through the implementation of outstanding merchandising and presentation standards
  • Manage promotional offers and store inventory to an optimal level to maximize store performance
  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated ability to relate to people at all levels with a particular focus on understanding customer needs
  • Ability to grow and develop yourself and the business
  • Strong communication, relationship building, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Exceptional time management skills and the ability to work autonomously

Why join Bowens?

  • Discount on products
  • Free on-site parking
  • Be part of a fun team in a high performance environment
  • Genuine opportunities for development and career progression.

No recruitment agencies please

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

OPERATIONS SUPEVISOR
STORE Taylors Lakes - VIC
APPLY BY 2018-11-29
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 a passion for leadership and a can-do attitude to lead our operations team at Taylors Lakes Branch. Your ability to inspire, mentor and coach staff will lead to success and reward.

Operations Supervisor duties will include but are not limited to:
Ensure branch financial viability through effective management of the branch operations to meet and/or exceed KPI targets
Responsible for ensuring the operational functions of the branch so that systems and processes are adhered to
Manage direct reports to standards set in their job descriptions and performance development plans (PDRs)
Review and action branches operational reports.
Mentor and develop team members to deliver outstanding customer service
Recruit and identify talent to join the team and ensure succession for your branch is robust
Prepare staff rosters to ensure they don't exceed the budgeted payroll costs
Lead and support continuous improvement and innovation in the branch
A commitment to OH&S with a focus on improving safety at your branch

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:
Strong leadership skills
A passion for people including an interest to get involved in training, recruitment, performance management & talent management.
Ability to supervise and drive a team to ensure we maintain a strong business and strive for future growth.
Good communication and organisational skills.
Experience driving health and safety initiatives
Good communication and organisational skills
Customer service skills and the ability to build relationships

Why work for Bowens:
Genuine training and development opportunities
Work for an innovative business where a company value is “fun”
Discount on company products

Please no recruitment agencies
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