Flint Ink's Jack Benson brings extensive technical, marketing experience to his role as vice president, corporate procurement.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor10.16.09
Contrary to popular belief, there is a tremendous amount of knowledge needed to effectively handle purchasing the right way.
Comparing prices is one aspect, but there is much more that is involved if the purchasing leader is going to bring the most value to his or her corporation. Understanding the products that are being discussed is important, as is knowing what is going through the sales person’s mind. For many companies, a varied background is an essential requirement for purchasing.
Flint Ink Corporation has taken that route when the company promoted Jack Benson to vice president, corporate procurement, with responsibilities for coordinating of raw materials and capital equipment procurement for Flint Ink’s global enterprise. Mr. Benson is an industry veteran who began with BASF as a chemist and had stints in marketing before joining Flint Ink in 1995. As a result, he has a thorough knowledge of what suppliers are bringing to him, and what his company needs.
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