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 - PORT MELBOURNE
STORE Port Melbourne
APPLY BY 2017-01-15
  • Do you have a passion for customer service and sales?
  • Work for an Aust owned business with exciting career development opportunities
  • Sound like a place you'd want to work, then apply now.

An excellent opportunity exists for a motivated and ambitious Internal Sales person to join our Port Melbourne 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

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:

  • 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?

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 - CROYDON
STORE Croydon
APPLY BY 2017-01-08
We are looking for a full-time Yard Staff to join our Croydon 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 people on a full-time basis, with outstanding customer service skills and a can do attitude to join our yard team at our Croydon 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


INTERNAL ACCOUNT MANAGER/SALES REPRESENTATIVE - CROYDON
STORE Croydon
APPLY BY 2017-01-15
  • Seeking an experienced & motivated sales person
  • Bring your sales experience and generate sales from your desk
  • 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 Croydon store.

About the role

An exciting opportunity is available for a motivated and result driven Internal Account Manager to join our energetic team at Croydon.  This role requires the candidate to service existing customers and develop new business opportunities from within the branch. 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?

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

Please no recruitment agencies

INTERNAL SALES - COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT - HALLAM
STORE Support Office - Hallam
APPLY BY 2017-01-15
  • 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
We are looking for an Enthusiastic and Creative person to join our Commercial Department at our Hallam Support Office.

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 looking for an Enthusiastic and Creative person to join our Commercial Department. This position is based at our Hallam Support Office, in our recently merged Major Account and Commercial Department. If creating opportunities and winning sales drives you, apply here!

Our commercial team 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 McLeod, HR Consultant

Email: recruitment@bowens.com.au

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.


HARDWARE BUYER/ASSISTANT - PORT MELBOURNE
STORE Port Melbourne
APPLY BY 2017-01-22
  • Do you have extensive hardware buying experience?
  • Work for an Aust owned business with exciting career development opportunities.
  • Sound like a place you'd want to work, then apply now.

We are looking for a full-time Hardware Buyer/Assistant to join our Port Melbourne team. This role will focus on sourcing & purchasing hardware products.

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 hardware knowledge to join our team at our Port Melbourne branch. In this role you will be required to source and purchase all hardware products, rolling stocktakes and assisting customers and staff with timber queries. You will also be responsible for assisting customers, picking customer orders and putting away stock in an efficient, accurate and safe manner. It's a great opportunity to bring your experience to Port Melbourne to ensure our customers receive outstanding customer service.

Hardware Buyer / Hardware Assistant duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Serving customers
  • Picking customer orders
  • Putting away hardware stock
  • Sourcing and purchasing hardware products
  • Coordinating timber stocktakes
  • Assisting customers with hardware product queries
  • 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
  • A passion and ability to deliver outstanding customer service and build great relationships
  • 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

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) - TAYLORS LAKES
STORE Taylors Lakes
APPLY BY 2017-01-29
  • We are looking for a casual Yard Person to join our Taylors Lakes store. Whilst this role is casual, a FT role may become available for the right person.

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 energetic and motivated people on a casual basis, with outstanding customer service skills and a can do attitude to join our yard team at our Taylors Lakes store. 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. 

Whilst this job is 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
  • 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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