A day with Dominik
Head of Purchasing at SYSKRON
Dominik has been working in Purchasing at SYSKRON for 2 years and has headed up the department for the last six months. He tells us in an interview why he changed employer and moved to SYSKRON after 13 years of service.
Dominik, tell us a little bit about yourself. How old are you and where do you come from?
I am 31 years old and come from a little village called Oberviechtach in the district of Schwandorf.
And what did you do before coming to SYSKRON?
Before starting at SYSKRON I completed training as a wholesale and export business administrator in the agriculture department of BayWa AG in Neunburg vorm Wald. After training I moved to the BayWa AG headquarters in Munich as a material planner. After a little while I took over a separate purchasing department with responsibility for running it alongside my material planning activities. I spent a total of ten years in Munich and worked more than 13 years in all for BayWa AG. During my time in Munich I also trained as a commercial specialist and took a bachelor's degree in commercial management.
What attracted you to SYSKRON?
It was more of a geographical decision, as it got me a little closer to home. I also liked the thought of being part of a young and dynamic team.
What does your job entail?
I work for SYSKRON as a purchasing manager. My area of responsibility naturally includes purchasing hardware and software, but it also covers conducting contract negotiations, drafting contracts, supplier management, buildings management and vehicle pool management.
Part of Dominik's daily work is preparing and negotiating contracts.
How would you describe a typical working day?
Every working day is somewhat different, there is actually no such thing as a really typical working day. However, I have my routines, for example I usually come between 7 and 7.30 a.m. and try to get something from our small canteen for lunch around noon. Apart from that, every day I deal with contractual issues, make payment approvals, coordinate internally with different departments and regularly have a jour fixe with the management of SYSKRON Holding.
What do you like best here?
The opportunity to help build up areas, implement processes and learn and move something new by working together with other departments. I also like the atmosphere with the colleagues and the flexibility. It allows me to work from different locations, whether it be my home office, Wackersdorf or Regensburg. The important thing is that the work gets done.
How do you spend your lunchbreak? Do you buy food or bring your own?
It varies, in Wackersdorf we are served delicious food and now and then I take something from the day before with me to work.
Your desk: messy or Monk?
A bit of both, I'd say.
What items – apart from your work equipment – do you always take with you to work?
I always have chewing gum with me.
Night owl or early bird?
I would rather call myself an Early Bird because I like to go home early in the evening to still be able to do something - especially in summer.
And after work? What do you do to relax?
I have been playing guitar since I was six years old and started playing and singing in metalcore and rock bands when I was 13. Today I still like making music. I am also quite fond of sports: I go to the gym and play actively handball in my hometown.
What are you known for at SYSKRON?
Good question ... no idea!
What TV hero would you like to be?
Terrence Hill – I've even got his autograph! I got this from a former colleague of mine whose cousin is married to Terrence Hill. So I was really happy to get it.
What have you always wanted to say on television?
"We, the media, only tell you what is easy to sell!"
What is your favourite joke?
I can't tell any jokes, but I enjoy laughing when others tell them.