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VP Corporate Development

Job Location: Nashville, TN


Gibson Guitar Corporation, the world's premier manufacturer of musical instruments, is seeking a savvy, experienced candidate to fill our VP Corporate Development role. This position will work on special projects and analyses as required by the Chief Operating Officer. This high-visibility, demanding position is not an entry-level position. Only seasoned professionals with proven success in turn-arounds, IPO's, and mergers will be considered. Some travel, including international, is required.

Individual will interact on a daily basis with the company's division managers, sales and marketing professionals, and company executives gathering information and reporting on studies and results; support of daily operations of the company as required.

Required Experience
The successful candidate will have a strong general business background and have some experience operating in an unstructured entrepreneurial environment. The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate high potential after only one or two years operating experience in manufacturing, distribution, finance, customer service or marketing. International experience is desirable. Excellent knowledge of, and extensive use of PC tools including Microsoft Office, is required.

Required Qualifications
The candidate must have absolute integrity and a high level of energy. The candidate must have a business degree. An MBA is highly desirable. This individual must be detail-oriented, highly organized, and able to operate independently without a high level of supervision. At the same time, the candidate must be able to follow directions exactly when required and unfailingly meet deadlines and commitments. The candidate must be highly intelligent, articulate, and persuasive. Excellent verbal and written skills are required.

Position based in the Nashville, Tennessee Gibson World Headquarters

To be considered, please send your resume and salary history in MS Word format to Please put "VP Corporate Development" in the subject line.