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 / RETAIL SUPERVISOR - HALLAM
STORE Hallam
APPLY BY 6th September 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.

This is a fantastic opportunity 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

  • Drive 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

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

CASUAL COUNTER SALES - VARIOUS LOCATIONS
STORE Various locations
APPLY BY 13th September 2015
  • We are looking for casual counter sales staff. 

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 our investment in staff development and growth.

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.

Whilst these positions are casual, there may be opportunities for ongoing employment for the right candidates.

Your skill set, experience and qualifications will include:

  • 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

Why join Bowens?

  • Bowens offers more than just above award wages, 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.

CASUAL YARD STAFF - VARIOUS LOCATIONS
STORE Various locations
APPLY BY 13th September 2015
  • Fantastic opportunity to join our growing business

  • If you have a can do attitude & want to be part of our exciting business, we want to hear from you!

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 our investment in staff development and growth.

Opportunities exist for casual yard staff to join our business across various branches working in our yard.

Whilst these roles are casual, permanent roles may be available for the right candidate/s.

Your duties will include but not limited to:

  • Preparing timber orders

  • Serving customers

  • Putting stock away

  • Unloading and loading of trucks

  • Cleaning of the yard

Your skill set, experience and qualifications will include:

  • 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

Why join Bowens?

  • Bowens offers more than just above award wages, 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.

INTERNAL SALES - COMMERCIAL DEPT- HALLAM
STORE Support Office - Hallam
APPLY BY 30th August 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 McLeod, HR Consultant

Email: recruitment@bowens.com.au

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE OFFICER - PART TIME, FIXED TERM CONTRACT
STORE Finance dept - Hallam
APPLY BY 13th September 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 fun and energetic candidates wanting to build their Accounts Payable skills working part time. This role is working approx. 30 hours per week, starting immediately and ending on the 30th November 2016. This role is covering an employee who is on maternity leave working in 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. 

Typical duties include but not limited to:

  • Processing supplier stock invoices using our Prostix software

  • Investigate invoice variations against business rules

  • Ensuring invoices are processed in a timely manner to maximise settlement discounts avaialble

  • Resolving receipting issues with stores

  • Managing Supplier Accounts/ Statements/ outstanding balances

  • Resolving Supplier queries including credits

  • Relieving Receptionist and other Accounts staff when required

  • Some general office duties

 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

  • Intermediate Microsoft office

  • Previous experience processing invoices and reconciling accounts preferably a minimum of 1 to 2 years

  • 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

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

CASUAL DESPATCH ASSISTANT/YARD PERSON - TAYLORS LAKES
STORE Taylors Lakes
APPLY BY 15th September 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, a casual positions for a Despatch/Yard Person is currently available at our Taylors Lakes 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

- Assist with Despatching of customer orders through our Despatch system when required

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 essential

- 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


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