We love seeing our teams grow here at Tactical and this week’s blog post is all about welcoming our newest member of the Tactical family, Darshna Patel!
So in order for you to get to know Darshna, and give her a proper Tactical welcome, we sat down with her to get the lowdown on her amazing career, her new role and what exactly she’ll be bringing to Tactical Solutions.
Darshna Patel joined Tactical just last month as our brand new Senior Business Unit Controller.
After graduating from University with a degree in Business Management, Darshna knew she always wanted to work with large, much-loved brands. In 2006, her passion and aims led her to Tesco’s Head Office where she managed the launch of their non-food catalogue, and then eventually led her to Sainsbury’s Head Office in 2008 where she took charge of their Frozen Foods and Confectionery sectors.
This is where I fell in love with the seasonal trends of impulsive products; working with numerous brands including Mars Wrigleys and Lindt. After working for Sainsbury’s for four years, I decided I wanted to work in FMCG to get a better understanding of how brands operate.
By following her forever growing interest in brands and field marketing, Darshna utilised her experience and took her skills over to Mars Wrigleys where she started off in Supply Chain but eventually made her way to Sales. Her skills and ability to provide big brands with the results they deserve then took her to the Princes Group in Liverpool, as well as Duracell, until she finally took the leap and came to work for Tactical Solutions. Her years enriched with working with some of the UK’s biggest brands, as well as her evident passion for our industry, made her the perfect match as our brand new Senior Business Unit Controller!
After taking us through her incredible career so far, Darshna explains that her evident work ethic and drive stems from her thorough understanding of our industry, and of course the support given to her by her family:
My parents and my sister have inspired me to be the best version of myself. From a young age, they have always supported and guided me through my life choices.
We then asked Darshna whether she had any quotes in life which help her maintain this amazing approach to work:
“Either ‘Work hard, play hard!!’ or ‘One team, one dream – balance is so important!” And here at Tactical, that is something we love to hear!
We also asked Darshna if she could describe herself in just three words, what would they be?
“Definitely fun, passionate and driven – it’s those three qualities that have allowed me to be where I am today!”
After hearing so much about Darshna’s admirable approach to work and her amazing career journey, we ended our chat by asking arguably the most important question of all: what are you most excited about working for Tactical Solutions?
The list is endless! But what specifically comes to mind when I’m thinking about my new role at Tactical is working with brands to help them to grow sales and drive their brand awareness with shoppers in all formats – from grocery to convenience/wholesale. I’m also looking forward to working with new and upcoming brands to help get them more visibility in the market and helping our teams develop and make them the best version of themself – I love a bit of personal development!
We can’t wait to see what Darshna brings to the team and we’re so happy to have her on board as a brand new member of the Tactical family!
Could you be our next new starter?
Here at Tactical Solutions, we’re always looking to fill our teams with the best people – people who have a passion for the industry, the services we offer, the brands we work with and of course, hitting their career goals and targets.
If you’re looking to make waves and work for a passionate, fast-paced company who aims to deliver the best results for their clients whilst supporting and developing their teams no matter what, take a look at our careers page to see what roles we currently have to offer!