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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 LOOKING TO JOIN BOWENS?

YARD PERSON (CASUAL) - HALLAM
STORE Hallam
APPLY BY 2017-10-29
  • We are looking for a casual Yard Person to join our Hallam store. A valid forklift licence would be advantageous.
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. These appointments are on a casual basis. You will be required to assist our customers in the yard with selecting building products, tallying and vehicle loading. The roles also require the successful candidates to put away timber, make up customer orders and general housekeeping of the yard and also assist with delivering goods to building sites.  A current forklift licence will be advantageous. 

Whilst these roles are casual, a full time role may become available for the right candidate.

Yard Person duties will include but not limited to:

  • Assisting customers in the yard
  • Ensuring correct products are put away in a timely manner
  • Preparing customer orders
  • General housekeeping in the yard
  • Assist with unloading and loading trucks
  • 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:

  • 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

How do I apply?

Click on the 'Apply' button or send your resume and cover letter to:  Sharon McLeod, HR Consultant

Email: recruitment@bowens.com.au                       

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Please no recruitment agencies

YARD PERSON (CASUAL) - EPPING
STORE Epping
APPLY BY 2017-10-29
  • We are looking for a casual Yard Person to join our Epping store. A valid forklift licence would be advantageous.
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 Epping branch. These appointments are on a casual basis. You will be required to assist our customers in the yard with selecting building products, tallying and vehicle loading. The roles also require the successful candidates to put away timber, make up customer orders and general housekeeping of the yard and also assist with delivering goods to building sites.  A current forklift licence will be advantageous. 

Whilst these roles are casual, a full time role may become available for the right candidate.

Yard Person duties will include but not limited to:

  • Assisting customers in the yard
  • Ensuring correct products are put away in a timely manner
  • Preparing customer orders
  • General housekeeping in the yard
  • Assist with unloading and loading trucks
  • 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:

  • 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

How do I apply?

Click on the 'Apply' button or send your resume and cover letter to:  Sharon McLeod, HR Consultant

Email: recruitment@bowens.com.au                       

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Please no recruitment agencies

DESPATCH ASSISTANT - ROWVILLE
STORE Rowville
APPLY BY 2017-10-22
  • We are looking for a Despatch Asst to join our Rowvill team to support the operation of the Despatch dept. Must have a valid forklift licence.
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 Rowville 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 a pick and despatch system
  • 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

How do I apply?

Click on the 'Apply' button or send your resume and cover letter to:  Sharon McLeod, HR Consultant

Email: recruitment@bowens.com.au                       

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Please no recruitment agencies

TIMBER MACHINIST - SHEPPARTON
STORE Shepparton
APPLY BY 2017-10-22
  • We are looking for an energetic person with a passion for timber and a keen eye for detail to join our team at our Shepparton Team.
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 our investment in staff development and growth.

An opportunity exists for a full time Timber Machinist to join our Shepparton Branch.

Your duties will include but not limited to:

  • Prepare customer machinery orders accurately
  • Ensure machinery is maintained and operated in line with safe method

  • Serving customers

  • Putting stock away when required

  • Unloading and loading of trucks

  • Cleaning of the yard

    Your skill set, experience and qualifications will include:

  • Ability to deliver outstanding customer service

  • A capability to undertake physical tasks safely

  • Good communication and organisational skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as contribute as a team member

  • Experience with a range of wood working machinery including; Panel Saw, Thicknesser and Spindle moulder and other wood working machines

  • Joinery experience would be advantageous

  • Forklift licence would be advantageous

    Why join Bowens?

  • Bowens offers more than just above award wages, 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.

Please apply online or send your resume and cover letter to:  Sharon McLeod, HR Consultant

Email: recruitment@bowens.com.au                     

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

YARD PERSON - LAVERTON
STORE Laverton
APPLY BY 2017-10-22
  • We are looking for a full-time Yard Person to join our Laverton team. Excellent career opportunities exist for the right candidate.
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 on a full-time basis, with outstanding customer service skills and a can do attitude to join our yard team at our Laverton 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
  • 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:

  • 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

How do I apply?

Click on the 'Apply' button or send your resume and cover letter to:  Sharon McLeod, HR Consultant

Email: recruitment@bowens.com.au                       

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Please no recruitment agencies

DESPATCH SUPERVISOR - LAVERTON
STORE Laverton
APPLY BY 2017-10-22
  • Looking for a well-organised person to lead our despatch team
  • Work for an Aust owned business with exciting career development opportunities
  • An opportunity exists for an experienced Despatch Supervisor to lead our despatch team at our store in Laverton.
  • Immediate start.

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 on a full-time basis, with extensive despatch knowledge to lead our despatch team at our team at our Laverton branch. In this role, you will need to have excellent time management skills, strong leadership skills and the ability to prioritise work in a fast-paced environment. It's a great opportunity to bring your experience to ensure our customers receive their orders on time in full. A forklift licence is advantageous.

Despatch Supervisor duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Provide outstanding customer service at all times
  • Maintain the pick and despatch system to ensure all information is accurate and up to date
  • Ensure the despatch team is maintaining and updating pick and despatch and adhering to The Bowens Way
  • Prioritise deliveries to ensure cartage costs are kept to a minimum whilst ensuring customers receive their orders on time in full
  • Oversee the companies trucks, ensuring they are roadworthy and service as per company standards
  • Work closely with the Operations Manager to identify opportunities to ensure we continue improving the way we deliver to our customers

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • A passion and ability to deliver outstanding customer service and build great relationships
  • Strong knowledge of pick and despatch
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong leadership skills and 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 offers more than just a competitive salary. We offer genuine opportunities for development and career progression.
  • 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.

How do I apply?

Email your resume and cover letter to Sharon McLeod at recruitment@bowens.com.au

No agencies please.

RETAIL SUPERVISOR - ROWVILLE
STORE Rowville
APPLY BY 2017-10-15
  • Ability to motivate and lead an energetic team
  • Exciting and fast paced environment
  • Comprehensive training and development provided
  • An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Retail Supervisor to bring their leadership skills & lead Rowville's hardware team.
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 a talented and highly effective leader to lead our hardware team at our Rowville store. You will bring your strong leadership experience, energy and enthusiasm to this role to motivate staff to provide excellent customer service.

Hardware Supervisor duties:

  • 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:

  • Ability to lead by example, demonstrating a high level of enthusiasm, commitment and customer service
  • Possess a 'Customer Comes First' attitude with sound planning, organisational and attention to detail skills
  • Proven ability to drive sales and meet KPI's
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse range of customers and suppliers
  • Ability to coach and develop staff
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • The desire to contribute to a great team
  • Ability to work independently as well as contribute as a team member
  • Time management and organisational skills

How do I apply?

Click on the 'Apply' button or send your resume and cover letter to:  Sharon McLeod, HR Consultant

Email: recruitment@bowens.com.au                       

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Please no recruitment agencies

INTERNAL SALES - NORTH MELBOURNE
STORE North Melbourne
APPLY BY 2017-10-15

·         Do you have a passion for customer service and sales?

·         Looking to take the next step in your sales career?

·         Sound like you? Then apply now.

About the role

We are seeking an energetic and motivated person to join our highly effective sales team at our North Melbourne store. The Internal Sales role focuses on preparing quotes, orders and providing exceptional customer service. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Internal Sales person or an individual with career aspirations to become an Account Manager/Sales Representative. Candidate would preferably have timber and building industry knowledge.

Internal Sales person duties will include but not limited to:

·         Handling inbound phone calls

·         Processing orders and quotes in an efficient, accurate and prompt manner

·         Building and continue developing relationships with internal and external stakeholders

·         Completing take offs and follow up on quote submissions

·         Liaising with various suppliers to source products and information for customers

·         Continually look for ways to add value to Bowens and our customers business

 

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

·         Possess a ‘Customer Comes First’ attitude with sound planning, organisational and attention to detail  skills

·         Proven ability to drive sales and meet KPI’s

·         Ability to communicate with a diverse range of customers and suppliers

·         Previous experience processing quotes and orders (preferably within the timber and building industry)

·         A willingness to learn and have fun whilst getting the job done

·         Strong communication, relationship building, analytical and problem solving skills

·         Ability to work independently as well as contribute as a team member

 

How do I apply?

Email your resume and cover letter to Sharon McLeod at recruitment@bowens.com.au

Applications close Friday 6th October 2017

ACCOUNT MANAGER/SALES REP – MT. EVELYN
STORE Mt. Evelyn
APPLY BY 2017-10-22
  • Seeking an experienced & motivated sales person
  • Bring your energy & enthusiasm to continue to grow our successful Aust business
  • Comprehensive training and development provided
  • We are keen to speak with people who have proven sales experience in the timber & hardware industry. Opportunity exists at our Mt. Evelyn store

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 exciting opportunity is available for a motivated and result driven Account Manager to join our energetic team at Rowville. The role focuses on servicing existing customers and developing new business opportunities. With a solid understanding of the market and strong sales and negotiation skills, your objective will be to increase sales and margin growth.

Account Manager duties:

  • Grow the existing customer base
  • Proactively identify opportunities to grow new business through following up leads and cold calling
  • Achieve and/or exceed the sales / margin budget monthly
  • Build client relationships
  • Keep up to date with the latest product developments
  • Represent the Bowens brand to customers
  • Attend and participate in sales meetings and take part in regular training sessions opportunities

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • A passion for customer service
  • Experience in managing, developing and prospecting sales (preferably within the timber and building or similar industry)
  • Proven ability to deliver outstanding service and build great relationships
  • A self-motivated approach and strong follow through on customers' requests
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to people at all levels
  • A desire to continue to grow and develop yourself
  • Strong communication, relationship building, 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?

  • Bowens offers more than just a competitive salary and an attractive and achievable bonus scheme. We offer genuine opportunities for development and career progression.
  • Sophisticated sales system and full training will be provided, along with ongoing support from our experienced sales team
  • 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.

How do I apply?

Click on the 'Apply' button or send your resume and cover letter to:  Sharon McLeod, HR Consultant

Email: recruitment@bowens.com.au        

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Please no recruitment agencies

INTERNAL SALES - PORT MELBOURNE
STORE Port Melbourne
APPLY BY 2017-10-08

·         Do you have a passion for customer service and sales?

·         Looking to take the next step in your sales career?

·         Sound like you? Then apply now.

About the role

We are seeking an energetic and motivated person to join our highly effective sales team at our Port Melbourne store. The Internal Sales role focuses on preparing quotes, orders and providing exceptional customer service. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Internal Sales person or an individual with career aspirations to become an Account Manager/Sales Representative. Candidate would preferably have timber and building industry knowledge.

Internal Sales person duties will include but not limited to:

·         Handling inbound phone calls

·         Processing orders and quotes in an efficient, accurate and prompt manner

·         Building and continue developing relationships with internal and external stakeholders

·         Completing take offs and follow up on quote submissions

·         Liaising with various suppliers to source products and information for customers

·         Continually look for ways to add value to Bowens and our customers business

 

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

·         Possess a ‘Customer Comes First’ attitude with sound planning, organisational and attention to detail skills

·         Proven ability to drive sales and meet KPI’s

·         Ability to communicate with a diverse range of customers and suppliers

·         Previous experience processing quotes and orders (preferably within the timber and building industry)

·         A willingness to learn and have fun whilst getting the job done

·         Strong communication, relationship building, analytical and problem solving skills

·         Ability to work independently as well as contribute as a team member

 How do I apply?

Email your resume and cover letter to Sharon McLeod at recruitment@bowens.com.au

DESPATCH ASSISTANT - HALLAM
STORE Hallam
APPLY BY 2017-10-15
  • We are looking for a Despatch Asst to join our Hallam team to support the operation of the Despatch dept. Must have a valid forklift licence.
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 Hallam 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, National 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.

How do I apply?

Click on the 'Apply' button or send your resume and cover letter to:  Ian Brincat, HR Consultant

Email: recruitment@bowens.com.au                       

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Please no recruitment agencies

COMMERCIAL ACCOUNT MANAGER
STORE Hallam / North Melbourne
APPLY BY 2017-10-15
  • Seeking an experienced and motivated sales professional
  • Exciting career development opportunities
  • Fantastic opportunity to deal with large project builders
  • We are keen to speak with people who have proven sales experience in the timber & hardware industry
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

Bowens are actively growing Sales in the Commercial sector which entails; Low and High rise apartments, Shopping Centres and Government projects. We are keen to speak with a motivated candidate who has proven sales success and a track record of building strong customer relationships to join our energetic Commercial Team as an Account Manager. The role focuses on developing new business opportunities with an emphasis on the commercial sector of the building industry. With a solid understanding of the market and strong sales and negotiation skills, your objective will be to increase sales and margin growth.

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • Proven ability to deliver outstanding service and build great relationships
  • Experience in managing large project builders and prospecting & developing new customers (preferably within the timber and building or similar industry)
  • A self-motivated approach and strong follow through with customers to ensure their needs are met so that we can continue to offer a high level of service
  • 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
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to people at all levels with a passion for understanding customer needs
  • Strong communication, relationship building, 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?

  • Bowens offers more than just a competitive salary and an attractive and achievable bonus scheme. We offer genuine opportunities for development and career progression.
  • Sophisticated sales system and full training will be provided, along with ongoing support from our experienced sales team
  • 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.

Please apply online or send your resume and cover letter to:  Sharon McLeod, HR Consultant

Email: recruitment@bowens.com.au

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

TRUCK DRIVER - PORT MELBOURNE
STORE Port Melbourne
APPLY BY 2017-10-22
  • We are looking for full-time Truck Driver to join our Port Melbourne team. Must have a HR license and outstanding customer service.
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 with outstanding customer service to join our Port Melbourne branch. This is a physically demanding role requiring the successful candidate to deliver and manually unload timber and hardware deliveries on to building sites. You may also be required to assist the yard team with processing customer orders and putting away stock. The candidate must have a valid HR licence.

Truck Driver duties will include but not limited to:

  • 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 demonstrate:

  • 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

How do I apply?

Click on the 'Apply' button or send your resume and cover letter to:  Sharon McLeod, HR Consultant

Email: recruitment@bowens.com.au                       

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Please no recruitment agencies

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