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?

INTERNAL SALES MAJOR ACCOUNTS - HALLAM
STORE Support Office - Hallam
APPLY BY 2016-08-28
  • Do you have a "can do" attitude and are motivated and think outside the square?
  • Enjoy a diverse "hands on" and interesting role
  • Working with some of Australia's largest builders
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.

Known in the industry for our passion for trade and investment in staff development and growth, two opportunities exist for Internal Sales Consultants to join our Major Accounts team at our Support Office in Hallam. It's a great opportunity for you to bring your sales experience and can do attitude. Our Major Accounts department services some of the industry's biggest builders. This role requires an eye for detail and accuracy to ensure every order is supplied on time, in full. Our team is driven and self-motivated and we are seeking candidates that will fit into our culture of excellence.

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • Proven ability to deliver outstanding service and build great relationships

  • 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

  • Previous experience within the timber & hardware industry

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.

If you want to join a successful and growing company, then look no further and submit your resume.

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.

ACCOUNT MANAGER/SALES REP - CROYDON
STORE Croydon
APPLY BY 2016-08-21

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 Croydon. 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

TRUCK DRIVER/YARD PERSON (CASUAL) - TAYLORS LAKES
STORE Taylors Lakes
APPLY BY 2016-09-11

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 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. The candidate must have a medium rigid (MR) license and a forklift license will be advantageous.

Whilst this role may be casual, a full-time opportunity may exist for the right candidate.

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 demonstrate:

  • A high level of enthusiasm, commitment and customer service
  • Possess a 'Customer Comes First'
  • 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

TIMBER MACHINIST - SHEPPARTON
STORE Shepparton
APPLY BY 2016-09-04

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                     

Applications close Wednesday 24th August 2016

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

YARD PERSON - NORTH MELBOURNE
STORE North Melbourne
APPLY BY 2016-09-11

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 (two) 2 energetic and motivated people on a full-time basis, with outstanding customer service skills and a can do attitude to join our yard team at our North Melbourne branch. You will be required to assist our customers in the yard with selecting building products, tallying and vehicle loading. These roles will also require the successful candidates 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

ACCOUNT MANAGER/SALES REP - EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
STORE All Stores
APPLY BY
  • Exciting opportunities for passionate and experienced sales staff.
  • Seeking expressions of interest from experienced sales people who are interested in a sales role located throughout metropolitan Victoria.

  • If you have a can do attitude and want to be part of a growing Australian business, we want to hear from you!

  • We are keen to speak with people who have proven sales experience in the timber & hardware industry. Opportunities exist throughout metro Victoria.

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

Opportunities exist for passionate and experienced Account Managers to join our energetic sales team. The role requires a motivated and results driven person who is focused on providing outstanding service to our 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. If you are passionate about customers and looking to progress your career, then we want to hear from you today!

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 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 leaders  
  • 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 role is 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        

For a confidential discussion regarding this role, please contact Sharon on 0421 410 433.

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Please no recruitment agencies


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