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 MAJOR ACCOUNTS - HALLAM
STORE Support Office - Hallam
APPLY BY 2016-09-25
  • 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
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, two opportunities exist for Internal Sales Consultants to join our Major Accounts team at our Support Office in Hallam. It's a great opportunity for you to bring your sales experience and can do attitude. Our Major Accounts 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 candidates 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.

TRUCK DRIVER/YARD PERSON (CASUAL) - LAVERTON
STORE Laverton
APPLY BY 2016-09-25

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 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. The candidate must have a medium rigid (MR) license and a forklift license will be advantageous.

Whilst this role may be casual, a full-time opportunity may exist for the right candidate.

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'
  • 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

TIMBER MACHINIST - SHEPPARTON
STORE Shepparton
APPLY BY 2016-10-02

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.

An opportunity exists for a full time Timber Machinist to join our Shepparton Branch.

Your duties will include but not limited to:

  • Prepare customer machinery orders accurately
  • Ensure machinery is maintained and operated in line with safe method

  • Serving customers

  • Putting stock away when required

  • 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

  • Experience with a range of wood working machinery including; Panel Saw, Thicknesser and Spindle moulder and other wood working machines

  • Joinery experience would be advantageous

  • Forklift licence would be 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                     

Applications close Wednesday 24th August 2016

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

YARD PERSON - NORTH MELBOURNE
STORE North Melbourne
APPLY BY 2016-10-02

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 (two) 2 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 North Melbourne branch. 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. 

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

FORKLIFT DRIVER/YARD PERSON - PORT MELBOURNE
STORE Port Melbourne
APPLY BY 2016-09-25

·       We are looking for a FT Forklift Driver to join our Port Melbourne 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 Port Melbourne 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?

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 SALES - HALLAM
STORE Hallam
APPLY BY 2016-09-25

·       Do you have a passion for customer service and sales?

·       Looking to take the next step in your sales career?

·       Sound like a you, then apply now.

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 Hallam 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 - BENTLEIGH EAST
STORE Bentleigh East
APPLY BY 2016-09-25

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 two (2) 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 Bentleigh East 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

COUNTER SALES - BENTLEIGH EAST
STORE Bentleigh East
APPLY BY 2016-09-25

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 Counter Sales person to join the team at our Bentleigh East store. 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. Must also be able to work weekends.

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

  • 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.

IT SERVICES MANAGER
STORE Support Office - Hallam
APPLY BY 2016-10-02

·       Exciting new role working for a rapidly growing Australian business

·       Dynamic and varied role working with a vibrant and fun company

·       Managing service delivery with a focus on exceptional customer outcomes

Due to growth we have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced IT Services Manager to join our team based at our Support Office in Hallam.

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

A fantastic opportunity has become available for an accomplished IT Manager to join our team, based at our Hallam Support Office. You will be required to manage, coach and develop a small team of IT professionals who look after the IT infrastructure and systems for the Hallam Support Office and a branch network of 13 stores across Victoria.

The IT Services Manager directs the planning and implementation of Bowens IT systems in support of business operations in order to improve cost effectiveness, service quality and long term business goals.

The role reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer. 

IT Services Manager duties will include but are not limited to:

·       Develop and continuously review an appropriate IT structure to ensure that it supports the strategic objectives of Bowens and evolves appropriately over time. 

·       Liaise with the IT Business Development Manager to co-ordinate the introduction of new technology, ensuring that Bowens has sufficient network capacity and resources to handle any new systems.

·       Produce an annual IT plan and budget that is aligned to business objectives

·       Manage relationships with external bodies, such as suppliers, to ensure the best possible service and outcome for Bowens

·       Oversee ERP system support

·       Oversee the IT Help Desk function to ensure that service calls are handled in a timely and efficient manner. 

·       Serve as a point of escalation for problematic Level 3 Help Desk calls.

·       Ensure the protection of IT assets and the integrity, security and privacy of information within Bowens.

·       Develop and maintain a business recovery plan to ensure timely and effective restoration of data and IT services in the event of a disaster.

·       Develop a strong and trusting relationship with the Bowens business by working closely with Support Office and the branches to understand their needs and challenges

 To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

·       Experience managing the IT function in a multi-site medium-sized business.

·       Experience in responding to Level 3 Help Desk calls.

·       A willingness to get hands on involved in all aspects of IT Service delivery

·       A solid understanding of technical systems and network infrastructures

·       An ability to relate to staff at all levels of the organisation

·       An optimistic outlook and high energy

·       Strong communication skills, both written and oral.

·       Strong leadership and managerial skills.

·       Initiative, judgement and the ability to problem solve.

·       A Bachelor Degree or higher in Information Systems/Technology is preferable.

Why join Bowens?

·       Fantastic opportunity to be part of a fun, family friendly company

·       Bowens offers a competitive salary package and great career development opportunities

·       If you like to be rewarded for your hard work and be part of a fun team in a high performance environment, this is the role for you.

How do I apply?

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

For a confidential discussion regarding this role, please contact Sharon on 0421 410 433 or Ian on 0423 307 608.

Please no recruitment agencies.

COMMERCIAL ACCOUNT MANAGER - NORTH MELBOURNE & PORT MELBOURNE
STORE North Melbourne & Port Melbourne
APPLY BY 2016-10-09

·       Seeking two (2) experienced and motivated sales staff

·       Exciting career development opportunities

·       Fantastic opportunity to deal with large project builders 

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 keen to speak with two (2) motivated candidates who have proven sales success and track record of building strong customer relationships to join our energetic sales teams at our Port Melbourne and North Melbourne stores as an Account Manager. The role focuses on developing new business opportunities with an emphasis on the commercial sector of the building industry. With a solid understanding of the market and strong sales and negotiation skills, your objective will be to increase sales and margin growth.

 

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • Proven ability to deliver outstanding service and build great relationships
  • Experience in managing large project builders and prospecting & developing new customers (preferably within the timber and building or similar industry)
  • 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
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to people at all levels with a passion for understanding customer needs

·       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?

Click on the ‘Apply’ button or send your resume and cover letter to:  Sharon McLeod, HR Consultant

Email: recruitment@bowens.com.au                     

For a confidential discussion regarding this role, please contact Sharon on 0421 410 433.

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Please no recruitment agencies

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