Darren Ungless 3663 High Wycombe

* Job title: buying manager

* Date you joined the company: 21st September 2004

* Previous employers/roles: Brakes – senior purchasing manager

* Responsible for: nbsp;confectionery, crisps and snacks

* Senior School/College attended: France Hill, Camberley, Surrey

* Married/single/family: married with two children – a daughter, Jamie, age 11 and son Callum, age nine

* How is your leisure time spent: nbsp;I enjoy DIY, cycling, motor sport and spending time with friends

* Offer one piece of advice to help suppliers succeed with you: be prepared, honest and willing to engage

* The best promotion currently running with our customers is: the Safari programme, which recognises customer loyalty and rewards those who buy certain products. Customers who buy participating suppliers’ products can collect points for the chance to win a holiday to South Africa, or exciting consumer electrical prizes.

* My vote for the best current/recent TV/Press advertising is: Strathmore Water with the street dancers.

* The best new product launch in the past year is: Walkers Flavours.

* Gripe of the month: service levels. Ordering and delivering goods should not be ‘rocket science’, but so many companies manage to complicate it beyond belief. Give me strength.

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