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President – Gibson India

Job Location: Mumbai, India

11.09.2011

Gibson Guitar Corp (the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturer and Lifestyle Company) is seeking an aggressive, qualified, experienced President to help lead Gibson India and will be based in India.

Gibson is committed to Global consistency in policy and practice and leadership from the headquarters location in Nashville, TN.  To insure both a great local presence, and strong centralized leadership, we are expanding our international executive staff.

The President – India will serve as the Managing Director of the Regional Division.  They will be the ambassador to the region and will be the lead in managing each country within the Regional Division.  They will be the point person to manage local presence, resolve issues and communicate with Executive Management.

Must be experienced and knowledgeable in local languages, laws and culture as it pertains to international business success

Candidates must have cross functional experience (International Operations, Logistics, Legal, Marketing and Finance) and full P&L responsibility, including successful turnaround experience with underperforming business segments in India. 
 
Candidate must have a minimum ten year track record of progressive career growth and responsibility in achieving aggressive growth and financial goals in global manufacturing, distribution and logistics driven companies.

Role will involve travel between domestic and international business units. 

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 succeed, and who measure their accomplishments with mandatory daily win/lose performance metrics will be successful in this role and need apply.

An MBA is required. 

Position will report to the Chief Sales Officer.

Experience with Indian consumer products or retail is required.

Experience in playing guitar or other musical instruments is a plus. 

Email resume as an MS Word attachment in English to:  Executive@gibson.com

Please put “President India” in the subject line.

No phone calls.