Jack House is vice president of Supplier Management for Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS), based in St. Louis. In this role, he leads an organization of about 2,500 employees that manages the annual purchase of $15 billion in products and services. He is responsible for all procurement matters, including policymaking, subcontract oversight and process improvement. The organization focuses on improving supplier performance and relationships, while providing the best value for customers and a competitive advantage for Boeing.
In September 2012, House was appointed the enterprise program manager for "Partnering for Success," a company-wide, long-term effort to engage supplier partners to sustain a competitive advantage in the cost, quality and reliability of Boeing products and services. The effort aims at working aggressively to improve first-time quality and reduce costs. Since its inception, PFS efforts have garnered several billions of dollars in cost savings, which have allowed Boeing and the supply chain to provide “more for less” to its commercial and government customers around the globe.
Previously, House served as vice president of Procurement Contracting & Risk Management. In this position, he worked with programs to oversee BDS procurement strategies and pricing policy for proper risk management on all supplier transactions. He was responsible for ensuring subcontracting policy compliance, as well as review of contractual pricing, terms and conditions and all other supplier agreements.
In his career with Boeing, House has also served as general manager of Supplier Management & Procurement for the St. Louis site and Global Strike Systems for Integrated Defense Systems, director of Finance for the KC-767 Tanker program, as well as director of Supplier Management & Procurement for Military Aerospace Support and Production Aircraft Programs in St. Louis.
He holds a MBA from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. House also is a member of the Chancellor’s Council for the University of Missouri – St. Louis.