Gibson Brands, Inc., the world’s premier manufacturer of musical instruments and professional audio equipment is seeking a Business Development Manager to join our team. Gibson is known world-wide for famous brands such as Gibson, Epiphone, Baldwin, Onkyo, Stanton, Cerwin-Vega, and TEAC.
The BDM will work closely with the divisions and their product/marketing managers to agree on the best assortment of product, the best merchandising, the necessary training and product support, a forecast that meets financial targets and any other set of plan activities required. The BDM will report to the Gibson Vice President of North America. The position will cover territories in Florida, Atlanta, Georgia, S. Carolina, N. Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Grow business through maximizing inventory presentation, sell through, and profit margin for our retail partners
Merchandising, Events, and Promotions with retailers to provide maximum exposure and increase sales
Building and maintaining rapport with new and existing dealer base
Will participate in weekly conference calls, create and maintain activity reports, and identify and expand distribution channels
Create and maintain market analysis, meet daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual goals
This position will require frequent travel (>50%) and the remainder working from home
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
4-year degree in Marketing or related field required, MBA preferred
5+ years successful business background experience as top quota/growth achiever and B2B marketing
Musical instrument background helpful, not required
This is NOT an entry level position
*Gibson offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), vacation and paid time off.
To be considered for this position:
1) Send resume with salary history in Word format to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Please put “BDM – Southeast” in the subject line.
No phone calls, please.