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Engineer Supply Chain

Houston, Texas, 77070, United States
March 02, 2011

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Jackie Gross

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Houston, Texas 77070


A highly effective Senior Supply Chain Management Professional who meets

challenges head on and creates positive impact. An energetic problem

solver with a proven record of success setting strategic direction;

executing to plan; optimizing operations; and developing and leading teams

to achieve outstanding results in challenging and dynamic environments.


More than twenty-six years of Quality Engineering and Supply Chain

Management experience includes:

Strategic Partner Procurement Leveraging Supply / Demand

Development Strategies Modeling

Post-Acquisition Executive Relationship New Product

Integration Management Development

Contract Negotiations Benchmarking Price Modeling

Change Leadership Supplier Quality Management Business Intelligence

Strategic Business Technology Trend Analysis Risk Management


Supplier-Owned Supply/Demand Analysis Organizational Design



DDS Incorporated, Houston / 2007 - Present

Galveston, Texas

Owner, Small Business / Franchise

Own and operate a franchise interior design company focused on residential

and commercial clients.

. Volunteer for the Galveston Historical Society Show House design


. Provide monthly lectures at the Lone Star College Continuing Education


Hewlett Packard Co. (and Compaq Computer Corp.) Houston, 1989 - 2007


Director, Global Alliance (2004-2007)

Managed corporate relationship, at executive level, with HP Strategic

supply partners in US and Asia. Primary roles as Business Development,

Relationship Strategy, Contract Negotiation and Sales lead.

. Doubled annual sales to partner year-over-year in 2005 and 2006, led a

team of 39 sales professionals as executive sponsor.

. Achieved $183 million in annual cost savings by negotiating and

leading implementation of new terms in global procurement contracts by

strategic analysis of needs and terms for all HP business units.

. Led the dissolution of an alliance partnership ($1.8B total value)

with a major Asian technology firm, after leading the business case

analysis that precipitated the decision. Several arms of the alliance

were actually creating competitive disadvantages for HP. After

extensive communication within my company, brought the result to our

Alliance partner and successfully disengaged the formal alliance,

while maintaining key strategic engagement, representing over $1B in

annual purchases.

Director, Central Direct Procurement (2000-2004)

Led a team of 42 engineers and professionals in the procurement of

Semiconductor Memory Products for Global HP consumption, annual spend $3B.

Primary responsibility for executive level relationship with key suppliers

in US, Asia and Europe.

. Drove $100+ million in cost improvements through risk management

techniques, competitive benchmarking activity, market analyses,

engineering redesign, and supplier negotiations.

Director, Central Direct Procurement - continued

. Implemented a cross-functional team best-cost process by optimizing

design, materials and manufacturing cost, resulting in significant

ongoing supply price reduction.

. Improved supply chain execution by leading and driving a qualification

lab outsourcing project which resulted in significant flexibility/lead-

time improvement and reduced excess risk at regional factories


. Introduced leading procurement techniques within HP such as e-sourcing

(auctions) and risk management.

Procurement Manager, Compaq, Central Direct Procurement (1997-2000)

Responsible for global procurement and procurement engineering teams for

all Memory Product spend at Compaq. Primary supplier interface and

reporting responsibility to all Compaq business units.

. Implemented Supplier Owned Inventory, where suppliers took ownership

of materials stocking and replenishment in local hubs, near my company

manufacturing sites. Concept expanded throughout the company's

materials process function.

. Developed an Intelligent Forecast Planning Process for Memory chips

representative of 10-15% of world demand. Brought new expertise into

the team to extend system sensitivity to market factors, in a shorter

cycle time. Improved forecast accuracy, improved supply availability,

and reduced obsolescence at Compaq and at our suppliers.

Commodity Manager, Compaq, Central Procurement (1992-1997)

Responsibilities included numerous semiconductor roles including ASIC,

Graphics, and Memory. Managed a team of purchasing specialists and buyers.

. Selected to participate in a pilot management development program

designed to provide business skills training to high potential

engineering staff.

. Developed wafer banking process which reduced custom product lead


. Negotiated flexible product commitment terms which lowered supply


Supplier Quality Engineer (1989-1992)

Assured quality of purchased semiconductor products and managed supplier

relationships as regards quality and reliability of purchased product.

. Participated in development and implementation of World Class Supplier

Process, used to evaluate, improve and measure supplier performance.

. Certified Professional Quality Engineer, 1991.

Texas Instruments Inc., Houston, Texas 1981 - 1989

Quality and Reliability Engineer

Interfaced with major computing clients and TI factories to assure that

customer requirements for memory chip products were met.


MBA, Management

Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas

BS, Radio / Television

AS, Electronics Technology

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

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