Why you’ll love working at B&D

Ball & Doggett is the place where great visual communication starts. We are Australia’s largest distributor of printable materials and consumables, including digital and specialty papers, packaging, labels, inks and wide format media and machines. So, whether you are looking at wine labels, art books, recyclable coffee cups, beautiful wedding invitations, beer coasters or brightly printed self-adhesive wallpaper, you are likely looking at the materials – provided by us – that turn our customers’ big creative ideas into reality.

We have over 100 years’ of corporate history in Australia and New Zealand, and we are proud of both our industry expertise, as well as the entrepreneurial industry spirit that still exists in our business today. We are fiercely protective of our fun, supportive, genuinely empowered and engaged culture, which in 2022 was recognized and certified as a WRK+ Great Workplace.

We are also transforming. Our strategic pillars are to:

  1. Consolidate existing markets
  2. Diversify into new and adjacent growth markets
  3. Continuous supply chain improvement through technology
  4. Delight our customers
  5. Become an employer of choice

These are delivered via our values & behaviours:

Our parent and sibling

In 2017, together with our New Zealand sister-company, BJ Ball, we were acquired to become part of Japan Pulp & Paper (OVOL), and to form the Ball & Doggett Group. With a strong appetite for growth and diversification, Japan Pulp & Paper provide us with solid backing to assist with their mission of “Paper – and Beyond”. Based out of their Tokyo Head Office, OVOL has operations in 23 countries and 62 cities.

Our Team

Our diverse business requires a diverse team, focusing on:

– Warehousing – Operations, Logistics, Converting, Ink Mixing, Safety management

– Sales & Marketing – Customer Service, Sales, Business Development, Marketing

– Support functions – People & Safety, Finance, IT, Supply

Our locations

The size of our product range is equaled only by the size of our warehouses. We have warehouses in each Australian capital city.

With constant stock movement, forklift activity, ink mixing and guillotine product converting we take the safety and welfare of our employees seriously. Whether its training, fatigue management, quality leadership, EAP/counselling or physical and Mental Health First Aid, we make sure that proper physical and mental safety support is provided at every stage of your career.

Our customers

Our products are used to manufacture everything printed from Magazines to plant tags. So, our customers are the who’s who of the print and packaging world. They are the country’s key manufacturers, designers, creatives, engineers, sign makers, car wrappers, brand strategist and more – who create, print and distribute for Australia’s biggest brands.

From a print perspective, we deal with customers such as Ive Group (Australia’s largest printer), Fuji Xerox, Easy Signs, Snap & Kwik Kopy Printing, and our partnership with Konica Minolta, HP and Roland is the cornerstone of our machinery range.

Within Ball & Doggett, our customers are supported by a Sales & Marketing team who are industry leaders. Becoming an expert in our diverse product range is part of the fun of working at B&D, and our Sales team support the following product categories:

– Paper and paper products

– Labels & Packaging

– Sign, Display & Digital

– Pressroom Consumables

If you’re interested in paper colour and texture, have a look at an example of our products.

Our partnerships

We are a proud supporter of Women in Print, a collective designed to bring the female print industry together as a community.

We are also the founder of GSM – a magazine is dedicated to celebrating graphic design in print in New Zealand & Australia.

We are actively represented on the board of The Real Media Collective – an industry wide association that represents the Print, Paper & Packaging Industries.

Finally, with our colleagues in the Australasian Paper Industry Association – APIA – we are active in setting the narrative for our industry.

Environmental & Social Responsibility

We view sustainability not just as an environmental catch-cry but rather as way of doing business. Respect not just for the Earth and our forests, but also for our staff, suppliers, local communities and of course, our customers. Our commitment to the environment includes recognised accreditations including:

● Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC®) certification.

● Programme for the Endorsement of Forestry Certification (PEFC) certification.

● Business Specific Environmental Management System accreditation that runs in line with ISO 14001. It means we’re continually committed to improving our systems around environmental performance with everything from water, energy, emissions and waste.

● Membership of the Australian Packaging Covenant (a sustainable initiative that aims to encourage business to design more sustainable packaging, increase recycling rates and reduce packaging litter).

Please take a look at our Environment & Sustainability Policy and also at our EcoPorium Sustainable Packaging site.

Grow your career

At Ball &Doggett, we believe that our business is powered by our people. You’ll belong to a community where you are encouraged to be yourself and supported to grow professionally and as a person.

We want all our employees to grow their career with Ball & Doggett. We support career development and advertise all our roles internally. Depending on your role, we also support your development via a combination of on-the-job development, mentoring and support and development tools and resources, including study support.

We’re bringing together people with unique stories, perspectives, and talent – and we need yours too. In the meantime, meet some of our employees and read their career stories:

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