In Conversation with: John Broad, Head of Beverages for Business
Recently, John transitioned from National Sales Manager to Head of Beverages for Business, keeping us all on track and operations ticking over smoothly. He’s got some terrible dad jokes and likes to sing a little song as he walks through the office but we recently caught up with him to chat business and discussed what a day in the life of John Broad looks like and, most importantly, whether he carries around Ginger Snaps…
You’ve got 50 words to describe your job, go…
Fun, challenging, satisfying, diverse, rewarding, busy, fantastic coffee, great tasting tea, I could go on and on. In a nutshell, I ensure that all departments within Beverages for Business work efficiently and effectively, in harmony, as one team, to deliver our world-class experience to all our customers.
Describe a day at Ringtons in the life of John Broad:
After recently taking on more responsibility, I can certainly say that no two days are the same and I’m very rarely in the same place, which are two things I absolutely love about it. With that said, it’s important for me to be visible and accessible, working with and within each Beverage for Business department, supporting, leading and helping teams to succeed.
What’s the question people ask you most about your job?
Do you drive a Ringtons van and do you have any Ginger Snaps?!
…And what’s your answer?
Sadly not and always!
What’s the best thing about the coffee industry?
Coffee is everywhere, in home, out of home, across the country and even the world – it’s ubiquitous. For me and my work life, this means I get to work with interesting and exciting clients, whose requirements are never the same but all serve great tasting coffee.
What gets on your nerves?
Dirty coffee machines, this leads to poor tasting coffee which means that consumers often jump to the conclusion that the coffee isn’t nice as they’re not always aware of the people and process involved.