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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!


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ARE YOU LOOKING TO JOIN BOWENS?

DESPATCH ASSISTANT - HALLAM
STORE Hallam - VIC
APPLY BY 2018-03-10

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.
DESPATCH SUPERVISOR - BRUNSWICK
STORE Brunswick - VIC
APPLY BY 2018-03-10

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 upcoming Brunswick 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.
DESPATCH SUPERVISOR - ROWVILLE
STORE Rowville - VIC
APPLY BY 2018-03-10

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 Rowville 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.
ACCOUNT MANAGER - HASTINGS
STORE Hastings - VIC
APPLY BY 2018-03-10

About the role

An exciting opportunity is available for a motivated and result driven Account Manager to join our energetic team at Brunswick. 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.
ACCOUNT MANAGER - CROYDON
STORE Croydon - VIC
APPLY BY 2018-02-28

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.Job Description
INTERNAL ACCOUNT MANAGER - LAVERTON
STORE Laverton - VIC
APPLY BY 2018-02-21

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 an experienced and energetic person to join the team at our Laverton store. In this role you will work closely with our sales team and will provide outstanding customer service and be responsible for the processing of quotes and orders in an efficient, accurate and prompt manner. Experience in the timber and hardware industry is desirable.

Internal 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:

  • 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
INTERNAL SALES PERSON - HASTINGS
STORE Hastings - VIC
APPLY BY 2018-02-28

About the role

We are seeking an energetic and motivated person to join our highly effective sales team at our Hastings 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:

  • 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
ACCOUNT MANAGER - BENTLEIGH EAST
STORE Bentleigh East - VIC
APPLY BY 2018-01-31

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 Bentleigh East. 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.

Please no recruitment agencies

INTERNAL SALES PERSON - BENTLEIGH EAST
STORE Bentleigh East - VIC
APPLY BY 2018-02-21

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

We are seeking an energetic and motivated person to join our highly effective sales team at our Bentleigh East 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:

  • 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

Please no recruitment agencies

YARD PERSON - BENTLEIGH EAST
STORE Bentleigh East
APPLY BY 2018-02-21

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

We are seeking multiple energetic and motivated people on a full-time or casual basis, 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
  • 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

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