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?

ACCOUNT MANAGER - MELBOURNE METRO
STORE Melbourne metro
APPLY BY 31st March 2015

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 as an Account Manager/Sales Representative. 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

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

INTERNAL SALES CONSULTANT - NORTH MELBOURNE
STORE North Melbourne
APPLY BY 31st March 2015
  • 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

 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 Internal Sales person to join the team at our Hastings 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 and previous experience reading building plans will be advantageous. If you are looking for a career then we want to hear from you today!

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

  • A willingness to learn and have fun whilst getting the job done

  • 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

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

COUNTER SALES PERSON - BENTLEIGH EAST
STORE Bentleigh East
APPLY BY 31st March 2015
  • Do you have a passion for customer service? Be part of a fun and energetic team 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.

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.

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.


INTERNAL SALES CONSULTANT - BENTLEIGH EAST
STORE Bentleigh East
APPLY BY 31st March 2015
  • 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

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 Internal Sales person to join the team at our Bentleigh East 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 and previous experience reading building plans will be advantageous. If you are looking for a career then we want to hear from you today!

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

  • A willingness to learn and have fun whilst getting the job done

  • 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

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.


YARD PERSON - PORT MELBOURNE
STORE Port Melbourne
APPLY BY 31st March 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 our investment in staff development and growth.

An opportunity exists for a full time yard person to join our NEW Port Melbourne store working in our yard.

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.

INWARD GOODS - PORT MELBOURNE
STORE Port Melbourne
APPLY BY 31st March 2015

  • We are looking for an energetic person to join our team at our new Port Melbourne store. With fantastic career opportunities available for the right candidate, why look any further!

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 full time inwards goods person to join our NEW Port Melbourne branch.

Your duties will include but not limited to:

  • Accurate checking, recording and receipting of incoming HARDWARE stock

  • Accurate checking of incoming TIMBER 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

    Your skill set, experience and qualifications will include:

  • Ability to deliver outstanding customer service

  • Applicant must be licenced, confident and experienced in forklift operation

  • 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 and 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 CONSULTANT - LAVERTON
STORE Laverton
APPLY BY 31st March 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.

An opportunity exists for an experienced and energetic Internal Sales person to join the team at our Laverton 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 and previous experience reading building plans will be advantageous. If you are looking for a career then we want to hear from you today!

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

  • A willingness to learn and have fun whilst getting the job done

  • 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

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

GROUP HARDWARE CATEGORY MANAGER
STORE Support Office - Hallam
APPLY BY 12th April 2015
  • Rare opportunity for an experienced Hardware Buyer or Category Manager to join Bowens

  • Suit hands on individual with a passion for hardware and business development

  • Scope for career progression & attractive remuneration on offer

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 buying experience. This is a rare opportunity to gain a senior position in our Merchandise department. In this position you will work closely with the Merchandise Manager and be responsible for your product categories to ensure sales, gross margin and inventory KPIs are achieved. This role will be based at our Hallam Support Office but will require you to work very closely with our branch network. You will need to have a good understanding of our products and be willing to participate and lead training to ensure our staff hardware knowledge is maintained.

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, multiple stores and internal departments

  • Experience in managing and negotiating deals

  • 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

  • Previous experience as a Category Manager or a similar role

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

DRIVER/YARD PERSON (CASUAL) - TAYLORS LAKES
STORE Taylors Lakes
APPLY BY 12th April 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.

An opportunity exists for a casual Truck Driver/Yard Person preferably with hardware & timber industry experience to join our Taylors Lakes 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 opportunities for ongoing employment for the right candidates.

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 levelswith 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

HR TRUCK DRIVER - NORTH MELBOURNE
STORE North Melbourne
APPLY BY 12th April 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.

An opportunity exists for a full time Truck Driver preferably with hardware & timber industry experience to join our North Melbourne team. In this role you will responsible for delivering timber and hardware orders to building sites, utilising our electronic proof of delivery system.

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 levelswith 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

CASUAL YARD PERSON - EPPING
STORE Epping
APPLY BY 12th April 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 position for a Yard Person is currently available at our Epping 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 is advantageous

- 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

CASUAL YARD PERSON
STORE Hallam
APPLY BY 15th April 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 position for a Yard Person is currently available 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 but not essential

- 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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