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President - Gibson Europe

Job Location: Vianen, The Netherlands

07.08.2013

Gibson Brands, Inc., the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturer, is seeking an aggressive and experienced President to help lead Gibson Europe based in Vianen, The Netherlands.

Gibson is committed to Global consistency in policy, practice and leadership. To insure a great local presence, we are expanding our international executive staff.

This position will report to the EVP of Global Business Development.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The President - Europe will serve as the Managing Director of the Regional Division. They will be the ambassador to the region and point person to manage local presence, resolve issues and communicate with Executive Management.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Must be 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) 

Full P&L responsibility which includes successful turnaround experience with underperforming business segments in Europe. 

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. 

Experience with European consumer products or retail is required. 

An MBA is required. 

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

This is a high energy 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.

This role will involve travel between domestic and international business units. 

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

Please put “President Europe” in the subject line.

No phone calls.