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?

DRIVER - NTH MELBOURNE
STORE North Melbourne
APPLY BY 18/4/14

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, an opportunity exists for a full time Truck Driver to join our Rowville, Hallam, Mt Evelyn & North Melbourne branches.

Key accountabilities

  • Providing outstanding customer service to our customers
  • Delivering timber and hardware orders to building sites across Melbourne
  • Assist with loading and unloading deliveries
  • Assisting with preparation of orders as required
  • Assisting with customer service where necessary

Selection criteria

  • Ability to deliver outstanding customer service
  • Knowledge of the timber & hardware industry will be highly regarded
  • A current standard drivers licence is essential
  • Forklift Licence an advantage, but not mandatory
  • The desire to contribute to a great team
  • Good communication and organisational skills

A desire to progress into other roles would be looked on favourably.

An above award wage applies

Full training, coaching and development will be provided

Please apply to

Ian Brincat, HR Consultant

 recruitment@bowens.com.au

DESPATCH SUPERVISOR - ROWVILLE
STORE Rowville
APPLY BY 18/4/14

A great opportunity exists for a Despatch Supervisor to join our energetic and passionate 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 the fast paced environment.  It's a great opportunity to bring your experience to Rowville to ensure our customers receive their orders on time in full.

If this sounds like you then we want to hear from you!

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. This is a great opportunity to join a rapidly expanding company.

Typical duties will include:

  • 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 branches trucks, ensuring they are roadworthy and serviced 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

Your skill set, experience and qualifications will include:

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Ability to deliver outstanding customer service

  • Good communication and organisational skills

  • Proven ability to ensure orders are delivered on time in full

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

  • Knowledge of Microsoft word / excel / outlook

  • Time management and organisational skills

  • A current forklift licence

  • Commitment to Safety, OH & S policies and procedures

  • The desire to contribute to a great team

Remuneration dependent on experience.

Full training, coaching and development will be provided.

This is an exciting opportunity to join Bowens and continue the ongoing growth of a successful family owned business

If you want to work for a company that promotes and encourages career development then we want to hear from you today!

Please apply to:

Ian Brincat, HR Consultant

recruitment@bowens.com.au

 



HARDWARE SUPERVISOR - LAVERTON
STORE Laverton
APPLY BY 18/4/14

A great opportunity exists for a Hardware Supervisor to join our fun and energetic 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 the fast paced environment.  It's a great opportunity to bring your hardware experience to Laverton to ensure our customers receive outstanding service every time.

If this sounds like you then we want to hear from you!

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. This is a great opportunity to join a rapidly expanding company.

Typical duties will include:

  • Provide outstanding customer service
  • Oversee the day to day running of the hardware department
  • Update & maintain the CAR system to ensure we maintain the correct stock levels
  • Maintain the correct range of products to meet the branches requirements
  • Review and action branch reports as per schedule
  • Educate co-workers on hardware products and price increases and specials
  • Assist with sales queries via phone, e-mail or fax
  • Attend to all hardware paperwork
  • Beware of any marketing promotions
  • Conduct range reviews by liaising with the Hardware Category Manager
  • Lead branch hardware stocktakes ensuring rolling stocktakes are performed as per branches schedule

Your skill set, experience and qualifications will include:

  • Previous hardware knowledge is a essential for this role

  • Ability to train and develop staff

  • The desire to contribute to a great team

  • Good communication and organisational skills

  • Ability to deliver outstanding customer service

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

  • Knowledge of Microsoft word / excel / outlook

  • Time management and organisational skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft word / excel / outlook

Remuneration dependent on experience.

Full training, coaching and development will be provided.

This is an exciting opportunity to join Bowens and continue the ongoing growth of a successful family owned business

If you want to work for a company that promotes and encourages career development then we want to hear from you today!

Please apply to:

Ian Brincat, HR Consultant

recruitment@bowens.com.au

 


YARD PEOPLE
STORE Rowville/Hallam
APPLY BY 25/4/2014

The position provides the opportunity for a driven individual to progress rapidly through the company.This position would suit a career driven person interested in learning all aspects of the Timber and Hardware supply industry and advancing to the Management levels of a rapidly expanding company.

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 but is not essential

- Forklift licence licence and experience is ESSENTIAL

- Good communication and organisational skills

An above award wage applies

Full training, coaching and development will be provided

If you want to work for a company that promotes and encourages career development then we want to hear from you today!

Please apply to:

Ian Brincat, HR Consultant

e-mail: recruitment@bowens.com.au

APPLICATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY 25th April 2014

COMMERCIAL INTERNAL SALES - MAJOR ACCOUNTS
STORE Hallam - Support Office
APPLY BY 25/4/2014

An enthusiastic and highly motived person is required for this newly created commercial sales focused role. This role will be based in our Major Accounts department at Support Office. Great Internal Sales/Customer Service role requiring you to have the ability to make things happen. Bring your outstanding Customer Service skills to support both existing & new customers to this role

 

            -     Do you have a “can do” attitude and are motivated & can think outside the square?

            -     Enjoy a diverse "hands on" & interesting role
    -     Work with some of Australia's largest builders

Typical duties will include:

·         Monitor large commercial projects utilising tools such as the BCI reports.

·         Provide outstanding customer service.

·         Liaise with customers and staff to produce accurate and timely quotations and orders.

·         Ensuring customers are followed up on all quotations and orders.

·         Assist with sales queries via phone, e-mail or fax.

·         Maintain regular contact with existing and potential customers to promote new and existing products.

·         Work closely with the Account Managers to ensure customers are provided the best service.

·         Provide support to our sales team.

Your skill set, experience and qualifications will include:

·         Displays excellent interpersonal communication skills.

·         Previous sales experience.

·         Presents professionally in person and on the telephone.

·         Be an excellent relationship builder.

·         Has an eye for detail and excellent time management skills.

·         Likes to deliver efficient and exceptional customer service.

·         Demonstrates a can do attitude.

·         Excellent understanding of Prostix.

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

·         Be honest, self-motivated and have a passionate desire to be successful in this position.

Remuneration dependent on experience

Full training, coaching and development will be provided

Please apply to:

Sharon Lownds, HR Consultant

recruitment@bowens.com.au

APPLICATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY APRIL 25th April 2014

 

 

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