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?

HARDWARE SUPERVISOR - HALLAM
STORE Hallam
APPLY BY 19/9/14
  • Fun & supportive team environment

  • Career building opportunity and an exciting new challenge

  • Be part of a dynamic store with an appetite for growth

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.

A great opportunity exists for an experienced and enthusiastic hardware person with extensive hardware knowledge to lead the hardware department at our Hallam branch. In this role you will need to have excellent time management skills, strong leadership skills and the ability to prioritise work in this fast paced environment.

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • Proven ability to deliver outstanding service and build great relationships

  • Driven business outcomes by creating an appealing and stimulating shopping environment through the implementation of outstanding merchandising and presentation standards

  • Manage promotional offers and store inventory to an optimal level to maximize store performance

  • Strong leadership skills and 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

Applications close Friday 19th September 2014

 All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

COMMERCIAL ACCOUNT MANAGER - NORTH MELBOURNE
STORE North Melbourne
APPLY BY 12/9/14

  • Exciting career development opportunities

  • Fantastic opportunity to deal with large project builders

  • Bring your energy and enthusiasm to Bowens to help us to continue to grow our successful Australian business

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. This is a great opportunity to join an energetic commercial sales team and support the future growth of this sector of the industry. If you have a passion and drive for sales and enjoy visiting clients and building growth, then we want to hear from you.

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • Experience in managing large project builders and prospecting new customers

  • Proven ability to deliver outstanding service and build great relationships

  • Demonstrated ability to relate to people at all levels with a passion for understanding customer needs

  • 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

  • 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 is desirable

    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:  Ian Brincat, HR Consultant

Email: recruitment@bowens.com.au

Applications close Friday 12th September 2014

 All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

ACCOUNT MANAGER - MT EVELYN
STORE Mt Evelyn
APPLY BY 23/9/14
  • Exciting career development opportunities

  • Be part of a dynamic store with an appetite for growth

  • Bring your energy and enthusiasm to Bowens to help us to continue to grow our successful Australian business

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 branch. 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

Applications close Tuesday 23rd  September 2014

 All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

INTERNAL ACCOUNT MANAGER - NORTH MELBOURNE
STORE North Melbourne
APPLY BY 26/9/14
  • Do you have a passion for sales? This is a fantastic opportunity to work closely with our sales team to ensure we continue to deliver outstanding customer service.

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 North Melbourne 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.

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

  • Previous experience processing quotes and orders

  • 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

Applications close Friday 26th September 2014

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

YARD SUPERVISOR - TAYLORS LAKES
STORE Taylors Lakes
APPLY BY 23/9/14

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 yard supervisor with extensive timber knowledge to lead our busy yard team at our Taylors Lakes branch. In this role you will need to have excellent time management skills, strong leadership skills and the ability to prioritise work in this fast paced environment. A forklift license is essential for this role.

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • 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

  • Ability to grow and develop yourself and the business

  • Exceptional time management skills and the ability to work autonomously

  • Knowledge of all OH&S legislation

  • Ability to keep the yard neat and tidy at all times

  • Achieving high levels of productivity and efficiency from staff

    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

Applications close Tuesday 23rd September 2014

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.


INTERNAL SALES - LAVERTON
STORE Laverton
APPLY BY 5/9/14

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 enthusiastic full-time Internal Sales person to join the team at our Laverton store. Experience in the timber and hardware industry is desirable. In this role your will provide outstanding customer service and be responsible for the processing of quotes and orders in an efficient, accurate and prompt manner.

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

  • Previous experience processing quotes and orders

  • 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

Applications close Friday 5th September 2014

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

DESPATCH ASSISTANT - TAYLORS LAKES
STORE Taylors Lakes
APPLY BY 19/9/14

We are looking for an experienced Despatch Assistant to join our Taylors Lakes branch. Knowledge of the building industry will be highly regarded.

Exciting career development opportunities

- Bring your energy and enthusiasm to Bowens to help us continue to grow our successful Australian business

We are currently looking for a Despatch Assistant to join our Taylors Lakes team to assist our Despatch Supervisor with the day to day running of the despatch department with despatching orders on time in full to our customers.

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.

Key accountabilities:

  • Provide outstanding customer service
  • In conjunction with the Despatch Supervisor maintain the pick and despatch transport system
  • Ensure orders and paperwork are ready and despatched to customers on time in full
  • Ensure all vehicles are load checked
  • Assist with loading trucks ready for delivery

Selection criteria

  • Ability to deliver outstanding customer service
  • A positive energetic approach to your work
  • Proven ability to ensure orders are delivered on time in full
  • Knowledge of the timber & hardware industry will be highly regarded
  • Must have a current forklift licence
  • Commitment to Safety, OH & S policies and procedures
  • Ability to have fun whilst getting the job done
  • The desire to contribute to a great team
  • Good communication and organisational skills

Above award rates apply.

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:

Sharon McLeod, HR Consultant

recruitment@bowens.com.au

APPLICATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY 19th SEPTEMBER 2014

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE OFFICER
STORE Finance department - Support Office Hallam
APPLY BY 12/9/14

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 fun and energetic candidates wanting to build their Accounts Payable skills. Working from our Finance department based at our Hallam Support Office, you will work closely with our branches and will be an integral part of our finance team. In this role you will be responsible for batching and processing invoices, as well as reconciling accounts. The successful candidate will also need to correspond with other departments, undertake filing duties and maintain supplier files and documentation and adhoc duties as required.

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

  • Previous experience processing invoices and reconciling accounts

  • Proven experience with a general ledger accounting system

  • 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

Applications close Friday 12th September 2014.

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

CASUAL YARD PERSON - HALLAM
STORE Hallam
APPLY BY 12/9/14

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, a casual position is currently available in our yard at our Hallam Branch.

Whilst this position is 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 an advantage

- 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

APPLICATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 12TH 2014.

BARISTA - NORTH MELBOURNE
STORE North Melbourne
APPLY BY 16/9/14

  • We are looking for a passionate experienced Barista with outstanding customer service skills who is looking for an early start and early finish.

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.

This is a newly created role and a fantastic opportunity for an experienced barista to join this fun and energetic team at our North Melbourne branch. To be successful in this role you will need to have an outgoing personality, outstanding customer service, show initiative, be hard working and have a passion for coffee. You will be required to train staff on the art of coffee making and be responsible for ensuring that coffee supplies are purchased and stock levels maintained. You will also be responsible for ensuring equipment is kept neat and tidy.

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • Proven ability to deliver outstanding service and build great relationships

  • Being fast and efficient whilst being consistent and keeping cup quality

  • A “can do” attitude

  • Creative latte art skills

  • 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

    Why join Bowens?

  • Bowens offers more than just a competitive wage, 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, 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

Applications close Tuesday 16th September 2014

DESPATCH ASSISTANT - MT EVELYN
STORE Mt Evelyn
APPLY BY 30/9/14

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 Despatch Assistant preferably with despatch experience to join our team at our Mt Evelyn branch. 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 hardware industry is desirable and the successful candidate will need a forklift license.

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • 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 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

Applications close Tuesday 30th September 2014.


HARDWARE INVENTORY - NORTH MELBOURNE
STORE North Melbourne
APPLY BY 26/9/14
  • Exciting career development opportunities

  • Be part of a dynamic store with an appetite for growth

  • Bring your energy and enthusiasm to Bowens to help us to continue to grow our successful Australian business

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.

A great opportunity exists for an experienced hardware person with inventory experience to join our team at North Melbourne.  In this role you will be responsible for ensuring that our hardware is purchased as per company guidelines to ensure our stock levels are maintained, actioning and maintaining our hardware inventory reports, hardware receipting, rolling stocktakes and processing credit claims.

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • A proven ability to deliver outstanding service and build great relationships

  • An ability to manage promotional offers and store inventory to an optimal level to maximize store performance

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

  • An 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, 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

Applications close Friday 26th September 2014.

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.


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