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General Manager - Gear

Job Location: Nashville, TN


Gibson Guitar Corp., the world’s premiere musical instrument manufacturer, is looking for an aggressive, team-oriented individual to fulfill the General Manager Gear position to develop/expand our Gear Division globally.

Applicant must have global retail experience, cross functional experience (operations, logistics, marketing, and finance) and full P&L responsibility.  This is a high energy, shirt-sleeve position in a performance driven, flat structured entrepreneurial culture.  Only those applicants that are proven entrepreneurs driven to success and who measure their accomplishments with mandatory daily win/lose performance metrics will be successful in this role.

Major Job Responsibilities include:
•    Create inventory assortments for maximum turns, margins, sales, and profitability
•    Manage vendor rebates, marketing funds, discounts, and promotional expenditures
•    Manage and function as the primary relationship and negotiator for big box retailers
•    Drive creative staff to hit specific marketing strategies
•    Build and maintain vendor relationships
•    Develop merchandise, marketing, ad plans and plan o grams

Job Requirements:
•    Must have 10 years general manager experience in consumer products.
•    7+ yrs retail management experience
•    5+ yrs cross functional experience in purchasing, planning, and forecasting
•    Demonstrated experience with financial management, including gross margins, inventory turn, and mark downs.
•    Experience in developing ad plans and marketing promotions
•    MBA strongly preferred

Position will be based at the Gibson World Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee.

Please email resumes with salary history in MS Word format to: Include “GM – Gear” in the subject line.

No phone calls please