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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!


ARE YOU LOOKING TO JOIN BOWENS?

TRUCK DRIVER - PORT MELBOURNE
STORE Port Melbourne
APPLY BY 2017-08-06
  • We are looking for full-time Truck Driver to join our Port Melbourne team. Must have a HR license and outstanding customer service.
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 with outstanding customer service to join our Port Melbourne branch. This is a physically demanding role requiring the successful candidate to deliver and manually unload timber and hardware deliveries on to building sites. You may also be required to assist the yard team with processing customer orders and putting away stock. The candidate must have a valid HR licence.

Truck Driver duties will include but not limited to:

  • 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' attitude
  • 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

INWARD GOODS - BENTLEIGH EAST
STORE Bentleigh East
APPLY BY 2017-07-30

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 to manage our hardware inward goods area at our Bentleigh East store. This is a fast-paced hand on role. With fantastic career opportunities available for the right person.  You will bring your strong organisational skills, energy and enthusiasm to this role to ensure we provide excellent customer service.

Hardware Inward Goods duties will include but not limited to:

  • Accurate checking, recording and receipting of incoming HARDWARE stock
  • Unloading of incoming stock upon delivery to the branch
  • Liaising with suppliers and customers
  • Data Entry
  • Marking of stock and customer orders
  • Other duties as directed

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • 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
  • Previous timber & hardware experience is advantageous

How do I apply?

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.

No recruitment agencies please.

TRUCK DRIVER (CASUAL) - LAVERTON
STORE Laverton
APPLY BY 2017-07-30
  • We are currently looking for a casual Truck Driver to join our Laverton team. Immediate start and HR licence is advantageous.
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 to join our Laverton team. In this role you will responsible for delivering timber and hardware orders to building sites, utilising our electronic proof of delivery system. 

Whilst this position is casual, there may be an opportunity for ongoing employment 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

Please no agencies.

DESPATCH SUPERVISOR - ROWVILLE
STORE Rowville
APPLY BY 2017-07-30
  • Looking for a well-organised person to lead our despatch team.
  • Work for an Aust owned business with exciting career development opportunities.
  • Sound like a place you'd want to work, then apply now.
  • An opportunity exists for an experienced Despatch Supervisor to lead our despatch team at our store in Rowville. Immediate start.
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

How do I apply?

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

No agencies please.


YARD PERSON/DRIVER (CASUAL) - TAYLORS LAKES
STORE Taylors Lakes
APPLY BY 2017-08-06
  • We are looking for a casual Yard Person/Driver to join our Taylors Lakes team. 
  • Must have a valid forklift licence.
  • Career opportunities available.
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 to join our Taylors Lakes team 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. A forklift license is essential.

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' attitude
  • 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

FORKLIFT DRIVER - BENTLEIGH EAST
STORE Bentleigh East
APPLY BY 2017-08-06

·       We are looking for a FT Forklift Driver to join our Bentleigh East 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 experienced Forklift Driver on a full-time basis, with outstanding customer service skills and a can do attitude to join our despatch team at our Bentleigh East branch. You will be required to unload and load trucks and operate a forklift. A current forklift licence is essential and previous timber and building knowledge will be advantageous.

Forklift Driver duties will include but not limited to:

·       Loading and unloading trucks

·       Assist customers in the yard

·       Ensuring timber products are put away in a timely manner

·       Assist the branch with preparing customer orders

·       Other duties as directed

 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?

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

TRUCK DRIVER/YARD PERSON - PORT MELBOURNE
STORE Port Melbourne
APPLY BY 2017-07-30
  • We are looking for casual Truck Driver/Yard Person to join our Port Melbourne team. Must have a valid drivers license and outstanding customer service.
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 with outstanding customer service to join our Port Melbourne team on a casual basis. 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 be required to assist the yard team with processing customer orders and putting away stock. The candidate must have a valid drivers licence.

Whilst this role may be casual a full time position may become available for the right candidate.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • 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 and prepare customers orders
  • 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' attitude
  • 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

ARE YOU LOOKING TO JOIN BOWENS?

Please Click on 'Enquire Now' so we can consider you for any upcoming employment opportunities at Bowens.

Thanks again for your interest in joining the Bowens Team.