Durst Oceania expands team; on the lookout for new hires

Durst Oceania is expected to soon have a bigger presence and stronger foothold in Australia and New Zealand as it expands its local team.

Durst Oceania managing director Matt Ashman told Sprinter that he’s on the lookout for a new junior salesperson based in Victoria, a field service technician based in NSW, and a field service apprentice in Victoria.

“We’re expanding the business with these new hires as coming out of the pandemic, we’re seeing a lot of confidence and opportunity, and we need to be ready to support our existing and new customers,” Ashman said.

The junior salesperson role will involve helping Durst Oceania create new business by learning the needs of the industry and to push the products of Durst further and deeper into the A/NZ markets. The primary focus of the role will be around labels and packaging.

The field service technician and field service apprentice that join the team will provide assistance, install, calibrate, troubleshoot and service Durst industrial print equipment, systems, and hardware to the company’s customers in Australia and New Zealand.

The salesperson will work directly under Ashman while the field service staff will work directly under Durst Oceania service coordinator Ben Templeton.

Ashman said applicants having local print and packaging industry knowledge and experience is an advantage, though it is not essential.

“It’s more important that they are good communicators and good team players – Durst Oceania works as a team and has a very progressive work environment. Qualifications are important, but they are complimentary to the communicative skills needed for these roles,” he said.

“We’re casting the net wide as we’re keen to bring new, young people into the industry – people who have the potential to be future ProPrint Emerging 50 winners.

“It’s our goal to add maximum value for our customers, be the employer of choice for our people, and be a socially accepted company. 

“Durst Oceania’s office in Melbourne is place that people enjoy working at. We work hard and play hard – we’ve got things like basketball hoops and foosball tables in our office – to encourage our staff to love their place of work and forge long-term careers at Durst. And our office is pet-friendly too.”

The new staff will also be trained by Durst in all category aspects. 

“We have a constant, ongoing training program and personal development program, and working with an 80-year-old global business is invaluable,” Ashman added.

In May, Durst Oceania brought on-board Ashley Playford-Browne, a well-known industry specialist in wide format and textiles, as its large format print and textile sales manager, responsible for the large format print business and the growing textile category.

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