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?

YARD PERSON - PORT MELBOURNE
STORE Port Melbourne
APPLY BY 2016-02-5

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 Port Melbourne store working in our yard. Candidate must have a passion for customer service. A current forklift licence would be advantageous.

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.

HARDWARE SUPERVISOR - LAVERTON
STORE Laverton
APPLY BY 2016-02-5

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 Laverton 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.

CATEGORY MANAGER - TIMBER
STORE Support Office - Hallam
APPLY BY 2016-02-14

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 position in our merchandise department. In this position you will work closely with the Group Timber Category 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 timber 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. We offer genuine opportunities for development and career progression.

  • 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.

Please apply online or send your resume and cover letter to:  Sharon McLeod, HR Consultant

Email: recruitment@bowens.com.au             

IT SUPPORT/PROJECT TEAM MEMBER
STORE Support Office - Hallam
APPLY BY 2016-02-12

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 newly created role in our IT department will be responsible for solving networking issues and ERP support and you will be required to assist with project work. You will be required to deliver exceptional customer service and technical support to all levels of the business.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide system support via telephone and remote assistance for internal clients
  • Perform daily proactive system checks to ensure health and stability of  IT operations
  • Create, manage, and resolve support tickets within agreed Service Levels
  • Log and track all incidents and service requests in the Service Desk system, and escalate requests to appropriate level for resolution as required
  • Monitor business applications and services, ensuring issues are escalated/resolved
  • Coordinate the activation of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans
  • Assist and  Support the roll-out of new business applications and technologies
  • Assist users with business processes to make effective use of business systems
  • Take ownership of issues through the entire process while maintaining exceptional communication and attention to detail
  • Assist the business with upgrading of business systems, software, network infrastructure and client devices.
  • Assist with stakeholders to define and agree on project outcomes

Required Skills and Experience:
You will need to possess the following to be successful in this role

  • Experience and enjoyment in providing customer service excellence
  • Proficiency in troubleshooting distributed networks across a range of technologies and engaging service providers as required to resolve WAN connection issues
  • Experience supporting Windows Server 2008 in a time critical, virtualised production environment (Hyper-V ) with high availability would be an advantage
  • Experience supporting Active Directory and users in a Thick Client environment (Win7, Outlook, MS Office)
  • Experiencing providing helpdesk support for ERP and business applications such as Prostix
  • Experience supporting telephony and Smartphones
  • Experience on Project management
  • Experience in working on projects related to the renewal of information technology assets and software systems

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Solid experience across IT Service Desk 
  • Exceptional customer service (absolutely essential for this role)
  • A passion for IT and capacity to learn the essentials of a broad range of technologies
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent time management and people skills
  • Experience working with a large organisation
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication; verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • A disciplined work ethic and able to work unsupervised

Why join Bowens? 

  • Fantastic opportunity to be part of a fun family friendly company
  • Bowens offer 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

DESPATCH ASSISTANT - PORT MELBOURNE
STORE Port Melbourne
APPLY BY 4th Feb 2016
  • We are currently looking for a Despatch Assistant to join our Port Melbourne team. In this role you will be supporting the Despatch Supervisor with the day to day running of the despatch department. 

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 Despatch Assistant preferably with despatch experience to join our team at our Port Melbourne store. In this role you will provide outstanding customer service, assist with maintaining our pick and despatch system, ensure all vehicles are load checked and assist with loading trucks. 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

  • 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 levels  with a particular focus on understanding the customer needs

  • The desire to grow and develop yourself and the business

    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.

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to:  Ian Brincat, HR Consultant

Email: recruitment@bowens.com.au

Applications close Thursday 4th February 2016.


A GREAT PLACE TO WORK - VARIOUS ROLES
STORE All
APPLY BY

Make the choice to become part of a growing Australian owned business with a proud history dating back to 1894.

We have more than 900 employees across metropolitan and regional Victoria.

At Bowens we are committed to the growth and development of our people and are always looking for passionate individuals to join our team.   If you are wanting a new career or are looking for something different to do, we have many exciting opportunities including roles in the following:

  • Sales (including working on the Counter, in Internal Sales or as an External Sales Rep)
  • Branch Operations
  • Logistics/Despatch
  • Delivery Driving
  • Timber & Hardware Buying
  • Management
  • Support Roles

If you are a passionate person who loves serving customers, there are no limits to where you can go. 

Want to know more about these and other exciting roles?  Talk to one of our team about a career with Bowens.

recruitment@bowens.com.au

(03) 8792 6800

YARD PERSON - NORTH MELBOURNE
STORE North Melbourne
APPLY BY 8th Feb 2016

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 North Melbourne store working in our yard. Candidate must have a passion for customer service. A current forklift licence would be advantageous.

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.

TRUCK DRIVER - MOUNT EVELYN
STORE Mount Evelyn
APPLY BY 2016-02-21

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 Mount Evelyn 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 levels with 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

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