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?

GROUP HARDWARE CATEGORY MANAGER
STORE Support Office - Hallam
APPLY BY 28th June 2015

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.

We are keen to speak with motivated candidates who have proven buying experience. This is a rare opportunity to gain a senior position in our Merchandise department. In this position you will work closely with the Group Merchandise Manager and be responsible for your product categories to ensure sales, gross margin and inventory KPIs are achieved. This role will be based at our Hallam Support Office but will require you to work very closely with our branch network. You will need to have a good understanding of our products and be willing to participate and lead training to ensure our staff hardware knowledge is maintained.

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, multiple stores and internal departments

  • Experience in managing and negotiating deals

  • Proven ability to deliver outstanding service and build great relationships

  • 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

  • Demonstrated ability to relate to people at all levels with a passion for 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 as a Category Manager or a similar role

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.

  • Sales system, reporting tools 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, enjoy visiting clients and building growth, 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             

TRUCK DRIVER (CASUAL) - CROYDON
STORE Croydon
APPLY BY 28th June 2015

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 casual Truck Driver preferably with hardware & timber industry experience. Must have a full drivers licence to join our Croydon store. In this role you will responsible for delivering timber and hardware orders to building sites, utilising our electronic proof of delivery system and assisting the yard with picking customer orders and putting away stock.

Whilst this role is casual, a permanent role may be available for the right candidate.

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • Safe operation of a truck

  • An ability to load and unload timber packs

  • An ability to navigate using a transport system

  • A passion and ability to deliver outstanding customer service and build great relationships

  • A willingness to learn

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills

  • A proven ability to ensure orders are delivered on time in full

  • An ability to work independently as well as contribute as a team member

  • An ability to relate to people at all levels with a particular focus on understanding the customer needs

  • The desire to grow and develop yourself and the business

  • An understanding of all OH&S legislation

    Why join Bowens?

  • Bowens offers more than just a competitive wage, 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

ACCOUNT MANAGER/SALES REP - MT EVELYN
STORE Mt Evelyn
APPLY BY 12th July 2015

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.

We are keen to speak with motivated candidates who have proven sales success. Experience in the timber and hardware industry is desirable. This is a great opportunity to join our energetic sales team at our Mt Evelyn store. If you have a passion and drive for sales and enjoy visiting clients and building growth, then please apply now.

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • Experience in managing, developing and prospecting sales within an assigned geographical area

  • Proven ability to deliver outstanding service and build great relationships

  • 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

  • Demonstrated ability to relate to people at all levels with a passion for 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?

  • Bowens offers more than just a competitive salary and an attractive and achievable bonus scheme. We offer genuine opportunities for development and career progression.

  • Sales system, reporting tools 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, enjoy visiting clients and building growth, 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.


CASUAL YARD PERSON - NORTH MELBOURNE
STORE North Melbourne
APPLY BY 28th June 2015

Bowens is a family owned business with a proud history dating back to 1894. Bowens is a leader in the supply of timber and building products to the building trade and do-it-yourself retail market.

Known in the industry for our passion for trade and investment in staff development and growth, casual positions for a Yard staff are currently available at our Nth Melbourne branch.

Whilst these positions are casual, there may be an opportunity for ongoing employment for the right candidate.

Key accountabilities

- Absolute focus on providing outstanding customer service.

- Racking of stock

- Order preparation.

- Loading and unloading of trucks


Selection criteria

- A passion for delivering outstanding customer service at all times

- Knowledge of the timber & hardware industry will be highly regarded

- Forklift licence is advantageous

- Good communication and organisational skills

An above award wage applies

Full training will be provided

Please apply to:

Sharon McLeod -  HR Consultant

e-mail: recruitment@bowens.com.au

TRUCK DRIVER (CASUAL) - LAVERTON
STORE Laverton
APPLY BY 5th July 2015

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 casual Truck Driver/Yard Person preferably with hardware & timber industry experience. Must have a HR licence to join our Laverton store. In this role you will responsible for delivering timber and hardware orders to building sites, utilising our electronic proof of delivery system and assisting the yard with picking customer orders and putting away stock.

Whilst this role is casual, a permanent role may be available for the right candidate.

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • Safe operation of a truck

  • An ability to load and unload timber packs

  • An ability to navigate using a transport system

  • A passion and ability to deliver outstanding customer service and build great relationships

  • A willingness to learn

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills

  • A proven ability to ensure orders are delivered on time in full

  • An ability to work independently as well as contribute as a team member

  • An ability to relate to people at all levels with a particular focus on understanding the customer needs

  • The desire to grow and develop yourself and the business

  • An understanding of all OH&S legislation

    Why join Bowens?

  • Bowens offers more than just a competitive wage, 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

INTERNAL SALES - COMMERCIAL DEPT.HALLAM
STORE Support Office - Hallam
APPLY BY 12th July 2015

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, an opportunity exists for an Internal Sales Person to join our Commercial team at our Support Office in Hallam. It's a great opportunity for you to bring your sales experience and can do attitude. Our Commercial 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 a candidate 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 Lownds, HR Consultant

Email: recruitment@bowens.com.au

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.


HARDWARE ASSISTANT - TAYLORS LAKES
STORE Taylors Lakes
APPLY BY 12th July 2015

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 Hardware Assistant to join the team at our Taylors Lakes 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.

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.


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