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?

TRUCK DRIVER / YARD PERSON - TAYLORS LAKES
STORE Taylors Lakes
APPLY BY 2016-05-29

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

FORKLIFT DRIVER - PORT MELBOURNE
STORE Port Melbourne
APPLY BY 2016-06-05

·         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 _ HASTINGS
STORE Hastings
APPLY BY 2016-05-29
  • Do you have a passion for customer service and sales?
  • Work 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 Hastings 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.

Please no recruitment agencies

FORKLIFT DRIVER/YARD PERSON - NORTH MELBOURNE
STORE North Melbourne
APPLY BY 2016-05-29
  • We are looking for a FT Forklift Driver/Yard Person to join our North 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/Yard Person on a full-time basis, with outstanding customer service skills and a can do attitude to join our despatch team at our North Melbourne branch. You will be required to unload and load trucks and operate a forklift. A current forklift licence is essential and previous timber & 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
  • Prior experience loading and unloading timber products
  • 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

RECEPTIONIST/ACCOUNTS PAYABLE OFFICER - HALLAM
STORE Support Office - Hallam
APPLY BY 2016-05-27
  • Immediate start for an experienced Receptionist/Accounts Payable Officer working within our Finance team at Hallam. This is a limited tenure role for approx. 6 months.

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 an experienced, fun and energetic candidate who enjoys working in a fast paced environment. This role is full-time for approx. 6 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 Support Office staff, stores and will be an integral part of our finance team.

Receptionist/Accounts Payable duties will include but not limited to:

·       Professional handling of all incoming calls and relaying accurate, detailed messages

·       Organising meeting rooms including setting up, cleaning and catering requirements

·       Maintaining the reception area and meeting rooms

·       Preparation and distribution of incoming and outgoing mail both electronically and paper based

·       Ordering and maintain office and stationary supplies

·       Arranging office repairs and maintenance

·       Assist the finance team with batching and processing of stock invoices and filing

·       Provide investigation and query resolution for all 90+ day statements for stock suppliers

·       Other ad-hoc administrative duties

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

·       Professional speaking manner, both in person and over the phone

·       Receptionist and Accounts Payable experience

·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·       The ability to multi task

·       Strong attention to detail

·       Able to work collaboratively to solve issues and problems

·       Exceptional time management skills and the ability to work autonomously and be a team player

How do I apply?

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

YARD PERSON - BENTLEIGH EAST
STORE Bentleigh East
APPLY BY 2016-05-29
  • We are looking for a full-time Yard Person to join our Bentleigh East 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 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

INTERNAL SALES - ROWVILLE
STORE Rowville
APPLY BY 2016-06-05
  • Do you have a passion for customer service and sales?
  • Work 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 Hastings 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.

Please no recruitment agencies

YARD PERSON (CASUAL) - LAVERTON
STORE Laverton
APPLY BY 2016-06-05
  • We are looking for a casual Yard Person to join our Laverton team. 
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 on a casual basis, 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. 

Whilst this job is casual a full time role may become available for the right candidate.

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

ARE YOU LOOKING TO JOIN BOWENS?

Please Click on 'Enquire Now' so we can consider you for any upcoming employment opportunities at Bowens.

Thanks again for your interest in joining the Bowens Team.