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?

DRIVER - NTH MELBOURNE
STORE North Melbourne
APPLY BY 11/7/2014

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, an opportunity exists for a full time Truck Driver to join our North Melbourne branch.

Key accountabilities

  • Providing outstanding customer service to our customers
  • Delivering timber and hardware orders to building sites across Melbourne
  • Assist with loading and unloading deliveries
  • Assisting with preparation of orders as required
  • Assisting with customer service where necessary

Selection criteria

  • Ability to deliver outstanding customer service
  • Knowledge of the timber & hardware industry will be highly regarded
  • A current standard drivers licence is essential
  • Forklift Licence an advantage, but not mandatory
  • The desire to contribute to a great team
  • Good communication and organisational skills

A desire to progress into other roles would be looked on favourably.

An above award wage applies

Full training, coaching and development will be provided

Please apply to

Ian Brincat, HR Consultant

 recruitment@bowens.com.au

COMMERCIAL INTERNAL SALES PERSON
STORE Major Accounts - Hallam
APPLY BY 01/08/14

  • Do you have a “can do” attitude and are motivated & can think outside the square?

  • Enjoy a diverse “hands on” and interesting role

  • Work 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.

Know in the industry for out passion for trade and investment in staff development and growth, an opportunity exists for an Internal Sales Person 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. This role will be focusing on special buy in products, preparing and following up quotes and large tenders, as well as assisting the team with processing major accounts orders.

  To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • Proven ability to deliver outstanding service and build great relationships

  • Experience with monitoring large commercial projects utilising tools such as the BCI reports

  • 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 Lownds, HR Consultant

Applications close Friday 1st August 2014

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.

HARDWARE SUPERVISOR - HALLAM
STORE Hallam
APPLY BY 01/08/14
  • Fun & supportive team environment

  • Career building opportunity and an exciting new challenge

  • Be part of a dynamic store 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.

A great opportunity exists for an experienced and enthusiastic hardware person with extensive hardware knowledge to lead the hardware department at our Hallam 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

  • Driven 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

  • 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 Lownds, HR Consultant

Email: recruitment@bowens.com.au

Applications close Friday 1st August 2014.

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

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

INTERNAL SALES TEAM LEADER - CROYDON
STORE Croydon
APPLY BY 01/08/14

  • Join a long established Australian owned business

  • Career building opportunity and an exciting new challenge

  • Driven and high performing team

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.

A rare opportunity to join the team at Croydon has become available. The team at Croydon is looking for an energetic and enthusiastic person to lead their internal sales team. In this role you will need to have excellent time management skills, strong leadership skills and the ability to prioritise work in this fast past environment. It’s a great opportunity to bring your experience to our Croydon store and work closely with our Sales team to ensure our customers receive their orders on time in full.  

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • Proven ability to deliver outstanding service and build great relationships

  • 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

  • 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 Lownds, HR Consultant

Email: recruitment@bowens.com.au

Applications close Friday 1st August 2014

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

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

INTERNAL SALES - CROYDON
STORE Croydon
APPLY BY 01/08/14
  • Exciting career development opportunities
  • If you are enthusiastic and driven to succeed then we want to hear from you!

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, an opportunity exists for an Internal Sales Person (X2) to join our Croydon and North Melbourne branches. These positions would suit  career driven people interested in continuing their sales career and advancing to the Management levels of a rapidly expanding company

Key accountabilities

- Providing outstanding customer service for our customers

- Prepare quotes/ orders for our customers

- Assist with sales queries via phone, e-mail or fax

- Maintain regular contact with existing and potential customers to promote new and existing products

- Work closely with your Account Manager to ensure customers are provided the best service

- Provide support to our sales team

- Support strategic retail and merchandising initiatives

Selection criteria

- A passion for delivering outstanding customer service

- Knowledge of the timber & hardware industry will be highly regarded

- Trade internal sales experience will be an advantage

- The desire to contribute to a great team

- Good communication and organisational skills

An above award wage applies

Full training, coaching and development will be provided.

This is an exciting opportunity to join Bowens and continue the ongoing growth of a successful family owned business.

If you want to work for a company that promotes and encourages career development then we want to hear from you today!

Please apply to:

Ian Brincat or Sharon Lownds, HR Consultants

e-mail: recruitment@bowens.com.au

APPLICATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY 1st August 2014


COMMERCIAL ACCOUNT MANAGER - NORTH MELBOURNE
STORE North Melbourne
APPLY BY 1/8/14

  • Exciting career development opportunities

  • Fantastic opportunity to deal with large project builders

  • Bring your energy and enthusiasm to Bowens to help us to continue to grow our successful Australian business

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 sales success. This is a great opportunity to join an energetic commercial sales team and support the future growth of this sector of the industry. If you have a passion and drive for sales and enjoy visiting clients and building growth, then we want to hear from you.

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • Experience in managing large project builders and prospecting new customers

  • Proven ability to deliver outstanding service and build great relationships

  • Demonstrated ability to relate to people at all levels with a passion for understanding customer needs

  • 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

  • Previous experience within the timber & hardware industry is desirable

    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:  Ian Brincat, HR Consultant

Email: recruitment@bowens.com.au

Applications close Friday 1st August 2014

For a confidential discussion regarding this role, please contact Ian on 0423 307 608

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
MAJOR ACCOUNTS ACCOUNT MANAGER
STORE Major Accounts - Hallam
APPLY BY 1/8/14
  • Exciting career development opportunities

  • Fantastic opportunity to deal with some of Australia’s top 10 major builders

  • Bring your energy and enthusiasm to Bowens to help us continue to grow our successful Australian business

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 sales success. Working from our Major Accounts department based at our Hallam Support Office, you will work closely with Australia’s Major Builders and will be an integral part of our sales team. If you have a passion and drive for sales and enjoy visiting clients and building growth, then we want to hear from you.

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • Experience in managing volume builders and prospecting new customers

  • Proven ability to deliver outstanding service and build great relationships

  • Demonstrated ability to relate to people at all levels with a passion for understanding customer needs

  • A self-motivated approach and strong follow through with customers to ensure their needs are met so that we 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

  • Previous experience within the timber & hardware industry is desirable

    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

Applications close Friday 1st August 2014

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

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

ACCOUNT MANAGER - INNER CITY
STORE Inner-city
APPLY BY 15/08/14

ACCOUNT MANAGER – Expression of interest

  • Exciting new opportunity in the inner-city

  • Friendly & supportive environment

  • Growing Australian business

  • Sound like a place you’d want to work?

  • If you are enthusiastic and driven to succeed then we want to hear from you!

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 people who have proven sales success. Experience in the Timber & Hardware Industry is desirable. 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

  • 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 and an attractive and achievable bonus scheme. We offer genuine opportunities for development and career progression.

  • 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, 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

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

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.


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