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Career at BLA

BLA offers a diverse range of careers and employment opportunities. We have opportunities in business general management, finance and accounting, information technology, human resources, sales and marketing, procurement and purchasing, administration and warehouse.

Head office:

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131 Rivergate Place,
Murarrie, QLD 4172

BLA is continually seeking passionate people to join our dedicated team of 160 employees. As a company, our goal is to add value to all our employees, in both their professional and personal growth. We offer an enjoyable and rewarding working environment with the ongoing training you need to succeed in a challenging and supportive work environment.

We are dedicated to attracting the best people who enjoy working as a part of a team, and who are passionate about customer service!

We Inspire

  • Passion
  • Result
  • Trust
  • Achievement
  • Creativity

We Develop

  • Skills
  • Abilities
  • Personal & Professional Growth

We Value

At BLA we are committed to providing a work environment where everyone can expect to be treated equally, with dignity and respect. We promise to provide safe working conditions for all, and we have strict Equal Opportunity, Harassment, Discrimination and Workplace Safety policies in place. We believe in a healthy work life balance.

Current Job Vacancies:

General Manager

As a recent acquisition of U.S.-based Brunswick Corporation, BLA Distribution (www.bla.com.au) leads the Marine P&A industry across three distinct geographical markets: Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region. The company distributes some of the most internationally recognised and trusted brands available, such as Humminbird, Minn Kota, Cannon, SeaStar Solutions, Mastervolt, Marinco-BEP, Lewmar, Ocean Kayak, Old Town, and Whale to name just a few.

What are we looking for?

The BLA General Manager is based in Brisbane and reports directly into the Mercury Marine ANZP Group General Manager. This senior management position is responsible for the following high level objectives:
• Responsible for the overall performance of the BLA business unit and the reporting departments within BLA including production, sales, finance, marketing, logistics, and distribution.
• Manage senior management team, driving the yearly performance and overall strategic direction of the business unit.
• Responsible for BLA’s fi nancial and budget activities with the goal to fund operations, maximize ROI, and increase effi ciency of BLA and the ANZP reporting region.
• Review fi nancial statements, sales and activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement and to determine areas needing cost reduction and program improvement.
• Identify areas of improvement within the business and develop direct KPI’s within the business to monitor this improvement.
• Establish and implement departmental policies, goals, objectives, and procedures, in line with parent company directives.
• Determine staffi ng requirements, overseeing the HR department and personnel processes.


• Essential: University Degree in business or commerce
• Preferred: MBA or equivalent. Lean Six Sigma exposure
• Full proficiency in Microsoft office suite of products
• Superior written and verbal communication skills


A minimum of ten years of senior management experience leading a business unit or department preferably gained from a distribution or FMCG sector. An executive compensation is on offer for the selected candidate.

Expressions of Interest or confidential email enquiries may be directed to:

Subha Tata, Director of HR- ANZP

Brunswick is an equal opportunity employer. No agencies please.

Closing date 30 September 2015

Technical Customer Service Officer

What's the role?

To professionally & efficiently provide a high level of service to all internal and external clients. To focus on providing a high level of service in regards to phone performance, administration tasks and attention to detail in all system operations and responsibilities.

What are we looking for?

• Provide efficient & effective telephone technical support to customers who request information relating to technical, specification, application appropriateness and product selection
• Marine and technical knowledge (engine repair, electrical steering and or electronics)
• Responsible for any follow-up of customer orders individually processed, giving priority to designated key accounts (as directed). Locate stock in other branched and/or offer substitutes for any backorders to assist in shipping as much available product as possible
• To ensure that you meet the phone and team performance requirements as set out by Customer Service KPI’s detailed in the Customer Service Handbook – Data entry, Inbound Sales Calls, Outbound sales calls, Web sales calls
• Provide a high standard of customer service to both internal and external parties

If you thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced professional environment in a company that is passionate about their business, apply now by submitting your resume and cover letter to HR@bla.com.au

Technical Sales Manager

What's the role?

Reporting directly to the Sales Director, the Technical Sales Manager will be responsible for the development and execution of full bow to stern technical sales solutions, predominantly electrical, for the OEM market nationally. This role will also assist Regional Manager’s and Territory Managers in field as required.

What are we looking for?

• Extensive knowledge of marine electrical and steering systems, specifications and layouts
• Experience and understanding of the marine OEM market in Australia and New Zealand
• Proven outstanding communication and customer service skills
• Excellent organisation, analytical and planning skills.
• Computer literacy skills, specifically Microsoft office applications and CAD
• Must have Electrical Trade qualifications including a minimum of a restricted electrical ticket.

If you thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced professional environment in a company that is passionate about their business, apply now by submitting your resume and cover letter to HR@bla.com.au

Trade & Product Compliance Specialist

What's the role?

Responsible for ensuring compliance with Customs trade regulations for importing product into and exporting product out of Australia and New Zealand. Assist with ensuring compliance by implementing and maintaining robust processes and practice reasonable care in international trade. Ensure compliance of all products with applicable laws and regulations. Preparation and submission of all required compliance reporting in a timely manner.

What are we looking for?

• Maintain all licenses for business to be complaint including import/export, explosives, dangerous goods, etc
• Work closely with all other support functions, including Sales, Finance, Procurement and Operations to gather information and support as needed
• Examine various documents including commercial invoices, packing list, bills of lading, and shipper’s letter of intent ensure compliance with federal regulations
• Serve as initial point of contact for Australian and New Zealand Customs inquiries

If you thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced professional environment in a company that is passionate about their business, apply now by submitting your resume and cover letter to HR@bla.com.au

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