Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

HIRING: SALES MANAGER – NORTH AMERICA

**UPDATE: THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED.**

Cordoba Music Group (CMG) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of acoustic and electric guitars, ukuleles, and musical instrument accessories. CMG’s brands include Cordoba Guitars®, Guild Guitars®, and HumiCase®, which are globally distributed and used by musicians around the world. Other CMG brands include Savarez® and Aquila® strings, of which CMG acts as primary importer and U.S. distributor to retail stores. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Santa Monica, CA, and distribution and manufacturing facilities are located in Oxnard, CA.

 

Overview

Responsible for leading the sales team to market and sell Cordoba, Guild, Humicase, Savarez and Aquila products in North America.  Develop and implement sales strategies and deliver results through achievement of key metrics and accountability to revenue goals.

Key Activities

  • Create and execute strategies to achieve strategic goals and business objectives
  • Utilize industry knowledge and analysis to proactively identify opportunities and risks that may have an impact on future performance
  • Work collaboratively with marketing, product development, operations and finance teams
  • Anticipate and react quickly to trends and changes in performance
  • Evaluate market needs and opportunities; communicate findings to senior management team
  • Establish key metrics to measure the performance/health of the business
  • Develop sales programs to achieve sales goals

Areas of Responsibility

  • Accountable to achievement of quarterly and annual revenue targets for all channels
  • Develop, train, mentor and help to focus sales team on strategy and achievement of goals
  • Develop, manage and be accountable for sales goals by channel and category, as well as based on short- and long-term goals of the company
  • Develop and report against key measures product performance
  • Review market analysis to determine potential, pricing, discounts and develop sales campaigns to achieve goals
  • Be knowledgeable of competitor products, distribution, prices and programs

Requirements

  • Energetic, focused, tenacious and strategic sales executive with a “roll up your sleeves” attitude and an absolute drive for results
  • Metrics-driven, solutions-oriented and financially savvy
  • Have a consistent understanding of channel success metrics and ability to articulate how changing factors will impact forecasts and achievement of goals
  • Proven ability to resolve issues effectively and quickly, both internally and externally
  • Strong analytical skills and dynamic leadership style with the ability to lead the organization to higher levels of sales performance
  • Proven track record of delivering against sales targets across multiple brands and channels and ability to grow sales over multiple years
  • Experience working with key accounts, independent dealers and distributor networks
  • Knows how to effectively communicate and sell ideas at all levels; listens well and seeks input from others
  • Great verbal and written communication skills with the ability to forge strong relationships internally and externally
  • Strong ability to manage multiple priorities, deal types and sensitive to timeliness
  • Passionate about the importance of music and making a positive contribution to our communities and society
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time

Compensation

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Uncapped commission potential
  • Excellent benefits program including medical, vision, dental, life, retirement contribution, vacation and holidays

CMG offers competitive salary and incentive compensation, fully-paid employee medical coverage, and offers dental, vision, 401K, vacation and holiday benefits.  CMG is an equal opportunity employer.

To submit your application, email your cover letter, resume, compensation requirements and references to jobs@cordobamusicgroup.com with “North American Sales Manager” as the subject. No phone calls please.


Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Hiring: International Sales Manager

**UPDATE: THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED**

 

Cordoba Music Group (CMG) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of acoustic and electric guitars, ukuleles, and musical instrument accessories. CMG’s brands include Cordoba Guitars®, Guild Guitars®, and HumiCase®, which are globally distributed and used by musicians around the world. Other CMG brands include Savarez® and Aquila® strings, of which CMG acts as primary importer and U.S. distributor to retail stores. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Santa Monica, CA, and distribution and manufacturing facilities are located in Oxnard, CA.

International Sales Manager: Key Activities and Responsibilities

  • Create and execute strategies and campaigns to achieve strategic goals and business objectives
  • Support strong business relationships with international customers as primary point of contact for sales and customer service to approximately 45 international customer accounts
  • Responsible for creative and proactive communication with customers and accounts including product sales and feedback on product performance in each market
  • Develop and report against key measures product performance
  • Process and maintain orders, credit notes, invoices in ERP system
  • Coordinate with supply chain and warehouse teams to schedule and prepare orders
  • Ensure clients and other required parties are kept fully informed of order and shipment status
  • Work collaboratively with marketing to further develop and position our brands (Cordoba, Guild and HumiCase) in each international market
  • Be knowledgeable of competitor products, distribution, prices and programs

Requirements

  • Knowledge of guitar and musical instrument marketplace
  • Interest in, and sensitivity to, global economies and cultures
  • Extremely organized, detail-oriented and follows through until each situation is resolved
  • Excels at and is comfortable managing multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Energetic, focused, and strategic with a “roll up your sleeves” attitude
  • Proven ability to resolve issues effectively and quickly and accurately
  • Develop strong personal and collaborative relationships internally and externally
  • Excellent and professional verbal and written communication skills including ability to listen, clarify, develop and clearly express ideas
  • Passionate about the importance of music and making a positive contribution to our communities and society

Compensation

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Uncapped commission potential
  • Excellent benefits program including medical, vision, dental, life, retirement contribution, vacation and holidays

CMG offers competitive salary and incentive compensation, fully-paid employee medical coverage, and offers dental, vision, 401K, vacation and holiday benefits.  CMG is an equal opportunity employer.

To submit your application, email your cover letter, resume, compensation requirements and references to jobs@cordobamusicgroup.com with “International Sales Manager” as the subject. No phone calls please.


Monday, September 21st, 2015

Hiring: Supply Chain Coordinator

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED.

Supply Chain Coordinator – Santa Monica, CA

Cordoba Music Group (CMG) is looking for a bright and qualified individual to fill the position of Supply Chain Coordinator in the Santa Monica office. The ideal candidate is extremely intelligent, detail-oriented, and able to tackle a variety of projects in a timely fashion. This person has a knack for problem-solving, great communication, and great time management skills.

Some duties include:
– Administrative tasks including purchase order and receipt processing in our ERP system
– Tracking orders and interfacing with suppliers concerning purchase orders to ensure timely delivery
– Coordination and monitoring of all transportation for shipments to our distribution centers in the US, China, and Holland
– Preparing import and export documents to ensure compliance with US & international trade policies
– Assisting Supply Chain and International Sales team with processing and maintenance of international customer shipments from our distribution centers
– Coordination and communication with QC, Operations/Inventory
– Management, and Product and Brand Marketing teams

Requirements and Preferred Skills:
– 
Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience
– Excellent computer skills including data entry, MS Excel, Word, and Outlook
– Excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask, self-starter
– Excellent math and logic/problem solving skills
– Ability to follow instructions and willingness to assume responsibility
– Friendly and professional phone and email demeanor
– Supply chain knowledge preferred
– Enthusiasm for music, basic guitar knowledge a plus

CMG is offering a competitive salary, bonus, full medical, dental, vision, 401K, and profit sharing plan for a well-qualified and ambitious individual. CMG is an equal opportunity employer. To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@cordobamusicgroup.com. Include your cover letter, resume, and compensation requirements with “Supply Chain Coordinator” as the subject. No phone calls please

 


Friday, March 6th, 2015

Hiring: Guild CNC Machinist/Programmer

*Update June 12, 2015: This position has been filled. Please check back for more exciting career opportunities!*

Cordoba Music Group is a leading manufacturer and distributor of acoustic and electric guitars, ukuleles, and musical instrument accessories. CMG’s brands include Cordoba Guitars®, Guild Guitars®, and HumiCase®, which are globally distributed and used by musicians around the world. Other CMG brands include Savarez® and Aquila® strings, of which CMG acts as primary importer and U.S. distributor to retail stores. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Santa Monica, CA, and distribution and manufacturing facilities are located in Oxnard, CA.

Guild Guitars is seeking to fill the full time position of CNC Machinist / Programmer. The CNC Machinist / Programmer role will assist and modify existing programs in Master Cam and CAMWorks and set up and operate HAAS and FADAL machines. Qualified candidates have 3-5 years experience and will work closely with Manufacturing and R & D to assist with Tooling and set up from start to finish. Experience or knowledge of Musical Instruments and Wood is a plus.

Skills Required:

  • 3-5 years Programming, set up and operating FADAL and HAAS CNC machines
  • Experience with Tooling, Jig and Fixture design and manual Knee Mill work
  • Familiarity with Mastercam and CAMWorks a plus

Salary DOE. Operating hours are Monday – Friday, 7:00am to 4:00pm and some Saturdays.

CMG is offering a competitive salary, bonus, full medical, dental, vision, 401K, and profit sharing plan for a well-qualified and ambitious individual. CMG is an equal opportunity employer.

To submit your application, email your cover letter, resume, compensation requirements and references to jobs@cordobamusicgroup.com with “CNC Machinist” as the subject. No phone calls please.


Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Hiring: Digital Marketing Coordinator (Santa Monica)

*Update: This position has been filled.

Cordoba Music Group is a leading manufacturer and distributor of acoustic and electric guitars, ukuleles, and musical instrument accessories. CMG’s brands include Cordoba Guitars®, Guild Guitars®, and HumiCase®, which are globally distributed and used by musicians around the world. Other CMG brands include Savarez® and Aquila® strings, of which CMG acts as primary importer and U.S. distributor to retail stores. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Santa Monica, CA, and distribution and manufacturing facilities are located in Oxnard, CA.

Cordoba is seeking a talented and energetic individual to fill the position of Digital Marketing Coordinator. This individual will work at the corporate office in Santa Monica, CA. As a Digital Marketing Coordinator, you’ll develop and execute B2B and B2C campaigns to effectively and strategically communicate with the Cordoba and Guild global communities. You will work with the Marketing Director and team on maintaining and executing a dynamic content calendar for both brands. Responsibilities include email campaigns, social media pushes, blogging, testing & strategizing for optimization, and planning for timely deliveries. This exciting role is an integral part of Cordoba Music Group’s growing Marketing department and will involve collaboration with Sales, Product Management, Artist Relations and Customer Service.

Job Requirements:

  1. Excellent written & communication skills
  2. Well organized, multi-tasker, self-starter, independent disposition
  3. Keen attention to details
  4. Comfortable in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and an eye for good design
  5. Desire to learn / interested in video + photography
  6. 1+ years creating & coordinating email-marketing campaigns (experience with MailChimp is a big plus!)
  7. Experience with Microsoft Office (particularly Excel and Outlook)
  8. Passion for music is a plus! Extra credit if you play the guitar.

The right candidate can implement campaigns in a timely fashion, think quickly, strategically and creatively, and collaborate with the rest of the marketing team to reach marketing goals.

CMG is offering a competitive salary, bonus, full medical, dental, vision, 401K, and profit sharing plan for a well-qualified and ambitious individual. CMG is an equal opportunity employer. Reply to this ad by sending an email to jobs@cordobamusicgroup.com. Include your cover letter, resume, and compensation requirements with “Digital Marketing Coordinator” as the subject. No phone calls please.


Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

REN FERGUSON TO JOIN CMG AS VICE PRESIDENT OF MANUFACTURING AND R&D FOR GUILD BRAND

Oxnard, CA (May 13, 2014) – On the heels of Cordoba Music Group’s announcement of their intent to acquire Guild from Fender Musical Instrument Company (FMIC), CMG has now announced that Ren Ferguson will join the company as Vice President of Manufacturing and R&D for Guild. He will oversee all production of Guild acoustic and electric guitars in Oxnard, California. With over 50 years of invaluable experience, including 27 years with Gibson and most recently with Guild under FMIC, Ferguson is a legendary figure in American guitar making. “We are very proud to welcome Ren to the CMG team,” said Tim Miklaucic, CEO of Cordoba Music Group. “He is an incredible resource and a national treasure. We’re excited to usher in a new era of Guild guitars with his leadership.”


Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Cordoba Music Group Announces Plan to Purchase Guild Brand from Fender Musical Instrument Corporation

SANTA MONICA, CA (May 6, 2014) Cordoba Music Group, the manufacturer of Cordoba acoustic guitars, ukuleles and accessories, has announced today that it has finalized a letter of intent to purchase the Guild® guitar brand and related assets from Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC).

“It was important for us to find a great steward to continue the important legacy of Guild guitars,” said FMIC’s interim CEO and board member Scott Gilbertson. “We have found a great fit in Cordoba Music Group, a company committed to quality and with impressive U.S.-based production capabilities.”

“Guild is an iconic American brand with a rich heritage and we’re truly excited and honored to be the ones to move it forward. It’s a great complement to our current position in the acoustic guitar market and provides opportunities for growth in new categories,” said Cordoba Music Group President Jon Thomas. “We will continue to make instruments of exceptional quality in the USA, and look forward to giving one of the industry’s great American brands a new home.”

Sales of Guild guitars will continue as usual during the transition process.  Upon finalization of the sale, Cordoba Music Group is expected to begin production of some models in Cordoba’s factory in Oxnard, Calif. FMIC recently announced the closing of Guild’s U.S. manufacturing facility in New Hartford, Conn.

Guild was founded in New York in 1953 by Alfred Dronge and the company’s excellence in acoustic guitar design made the name synonymous with acoustic quality and craftsmanship throughout the ensuing decades. Guild joined the FMIC family in 1995, combining it with modern design to produce new generations of guitars that remain highly sought-after instruments.

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About Cordoba Music Group: Cordoba Music Group is a musical instrument manufacturer and distributor specializing in acoustic guitars and related accessories. CMG owns and operates the Cordoba brand, the industry’s leading nylon string acoustic guitar brand, and handles U.S. distribution for Savarez®, Aquila®, and HumiCase®. For more information, visit www.cordobaguitars.com.

About Fender Musical Instruments Corporation: Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors, whose portfolio of brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Gretsch®, Jackson®, Takamine®, Guild®, EVH®, Ovation®, Charvel® and Groove Tubes®, among others. For more information, visit www.fender.com.


Monday, July 15th, 2013

Summer NAMM 2013: Best in Show

Cordoba: Brands to Watch

Nashville opened up their brand new Music City Center to host the biggest Summer NAMM show in the past five years. With tangible energy and excitement in the air, Cordoba proudly displayed a selection of our newest and finest instruments, including the USA Made Master Series, all solid 30 series ukuleles, and our well-established Luthier and Iberia series. With a steady flow of dealers, artists, magazines, and Cordoba enthusiasts streaming in at all times, we sure stayed busy!

Cordoba has been on a steady upward climb over the last few years, as we strive to make the best nylon string guitars and ukuleles on the market. It seems as though our efforts and perseverance haven’t gone unnoticed – we’re thrilled to announce that we received the NAMM Board’s Best in Show Award for the “Company to Watch”! We’re indebted to and extremely grateful for those who have supported us over the years, and we promise we’ll live up to (and surpass) the hype.

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Friday, June 28th, 2013

Feature in Music Trades July 2013

Our Cordoba California Custom Shop is featured in the Summer NAMM issue of Music Trades. Click here to read the article!



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