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?

RETAIL ASSISTANT - PORT MELBOURNE
STORE Port Melbourne
APPLY BY 2016-05-08

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 Port Melbourne 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.

TRUCK DRIVER / YARD PERSON - TAYLORS LAKES
STORE Taylors Lakes
APPLY BY 2016-05-01

We are looking for full-time Truck Driver/Yard Person to join our Taylors Lakes team. Must have a (MR) 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. 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.

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.

Applications close Sunday 1st May 2016 

Please no recruitment agencies

INTERNAL SALES - CROYDON
STORE Croydon
APPLY BY 2016-05-09

·         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.

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 Croydon store. The Internal Sales role focuses on preparing quotes, orders and providing exceptional customer. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Internal Sales person, preferably with timber and building industry knowledge to join the team.

Internal Sales person duties will include but not limited to:

·         Handling inbound phone calls

·         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.

Applications close Monday 9th May 2016 

Please no recruitment agencies

YARD PERSON - LAVERTON
STORE Laverton
APPLY BY 2016-05-09

·         We are looking for a full-time Yard Person to join our Laverton 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 energetic and motivated person with outstanding customer service skills and a can do attitude to join our yard team at our Laverton 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.

Applications close Monday 9th May 2016 

Please no recruitment agencies

ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT
STORE Support Office - Hallam
APPLY BY 2016-05-09

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 an experienced, fun and energetic candidate wanting to continue their accounting career. This role is full-time for approx 9 months 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:

  • Prepare and post month end journals as per month end schedule

  • Month end and year end reconciliations,

  • Manage and maintain the fixed asset register and end of year fixed asset related reconciliations

  • Prepare BAS and assist in FBT and other tax returns

  • Prepare and lodge ABS, ASIC statement

  • Maintain standing journals

  • Assist with monthly management reports

  • Assist external auditors with end of financial year audit

  • Oversee AP staff batches to ensure all invoices are approved, checked for accuracy and posted correctly to the general ledger

  • Prepare customer rebate calculations

  • Assist with implementation of new systems and develop procedures

  • Assist with various ad hoc duties and CIP projects

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

  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and financial modelling skills

  • Willingness to learn

  • Previous accounting experience (preferably a minimum of 2 years) and have a degree qualification or studying towards  CA/CPA

  • 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 Monday 9th May 2016.

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

FORKLIFT DRIVER - PORT MELBOURNE
STORE Port Melbourne
APPLY BY 2016-05-10

·         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

TRUCK DRIVER - HALLAM
STORE Hallam
APPLY BY 2016-05-10

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. 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 drivers 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'
  • 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

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