Malakye is on a roll this month, throwin' down a ton of great new content for all your eyes to see! When you feel the need the rest those eye balls and give your brain a rest from doing whatever you are doing, take a break and check out this month's Industrial Profile and Company Q&A. And as always, the JobWire is full of great opportunities for you, or maybe someone you know!
If you're wondering what it takes to break into the Action Sports Industry, check out the Industrial Profile with Jonathan Marino who recently got hired at 411 Video Magazine as a Filmer/Editor.
Once you learn how Johnny scored a job at the infamous 411vm, don't miss our Company Q&A withWoodward at Copper. This place is sick and will provide a year-round training facility with indoor components spanning nearly 20,000 square feet. New features include all of the right “training apparatuses” to enable snowboarders and skiers to progress when "Blue Bird" conditions are out for summer!
After checking out the new content, read the "Cover Letters that Work" topic in the Forum's Section (below) for feedback and advice on what to, and what not to include in your cover letter when submitting your resume.
Malakye's here to do our part in keeping you in "The Now" of the Actions Sports Industry, so stay on top of your game and check out the latest Industrial Profile, Company Q&A, Forums and News below! Go to www.malakye.comfor the latest.
Through a constant effort to make your life just that much easier, we launched the new MalakyeB2B Tour!Are you someone who is wondering: "What is MalakyeB2B? I should look into this!" If this is the case, you're in luck. This tour will help answer those questions. We've assembled pictures and words to provide you step-by-step illustrated instructions from starting an account, all the way up through connecting with your new vendor or next customer. Click here to take the Tour!
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WHO GOT HIRED?
Matix Clothing's M&D team continues to grow. Tania Bambridge is the newest addition to the team, coming in hot as Matix's Girl's Apparel Developer. Marshall Myrman is now manning the helm as Chief Executive Officer of Wave Loch, parent company of Wave House in San Diego, Calif., and creator of artificial waves all over the world.
C1RCA recently added Jenn Perez to its Accounts Recievable team.
BrandLogic was in the market for a Customer Service Representative, and guess who they found, Danielle Borunda to handle its CSR needs!
Long-time skate industry artist and skater Judi Oyama found a new place of work to call home in Santa Cruz County, Calif. Judy is now the Creative Director for Zero Motorcycles. Zero Motorcycles produces "full power" electric dirt bikes. (http://www.zeromotorcycles.com)
What tops crab cakes and football you ask? According to Jonathan Marino, road rash, powerslides and sweet ol’ California concrete does. While living in Maryland (get it, crab cakes & football), Jonathan realized it wasn't the best place to get a job in the skate industry, so he packed his bags and headed out to the “Concrete Jungle” we call Southern California. Now that’s shooting for the stars, as he would call it! Determination, persistency, networking, and his number one passion, skateboarding, enabled Jonathan to slide into the ranks of Filmer/Editor at 411vm. This was no easy task, so read on to learn more about Jonathan's journey to success. MORE >>
Company Q&A: Woodward at Copper Mtn.
Once Woodward at Copper is open to the public, the mountains will never be the same. What is right now a project, or facility in the making, will soon be a marquee example of a mountain resort evolving in stride with its visitors. Woodward at Copper is a year-round training facility with an indoor component spanning nearly 20,000 square feet and featuring all of the right “training apparatus” to enable riders of snowboards and skis to progress as individuals and push the evolution of snowsports. It's coming soon. MORE >>
If you are an established Sales Rep and you are interested in getting the word on available lines before it hits the streets - send us an email: email@example.com! Don't forget your name, email and territory!
Are you an Apparel Designerwith 4+ years experience and exploding with talent? Well then, Grenade, in Portland, Ore., needs you to join its design division. Click here to apply!
Do you have the heart of a veteran bounty hunter with resource skills a plenty? If you do, Quiksilver, in Huntington Beach, Calif., needs a Sr. Merchandiser (ROXY) with 5+ years experience to track all elements of product development and communicate developments with overseas and domestic vendors.
Silver Star needs a Production Assistant to shoot in from the cosmos and into their location in San Clemente, Calif. This person will work under the direction of the director of purchasing.
Do you think you're freaky fresh with all the style in the world now that you bought the Inc. Collection with a stolen credit card? If so, you better watch out! Alstyle Apparel Inc., in Anaheim, Calif., is currently looking for a Collections/Credit Representative to hunt you down.
FUEL TV, in Los Angeles, Calif., needs an AVID Editorwith 4+ years experience to work on "The Weekly Update."
If you're a Garthax from Planet Corona in the Golden State constellation, NOTW (Not of This World), in Corona, Calif., is looking for you! They need aSales Manager with 3+ years experience to pull out the tractor beam and draw in new accounts.
Does flashbacks of bubble wrap, orange ladders and fork lifts give you the chills? If so, don't stress because O'Neill, in Santa Ana, Calif., needs a Warehouse Manager to take on the big picture, so you won't be stuck with wraps, ladders and lifts 24-7.
Volcom, in Costa Mesa, Calif., is flippin' through the pages looking for a Catalog Division Production Managerwith 4+ years experience to oversee & develop the company’s seasonal print and web catalogs/linebooks.
Volcom, in Costa Mesa, Calif., needs an experienced SMU Apparel Designerwith 2+ years experience to SMUOOOZZZ their way into its men's apparel division.
Volcom Retail is looking for a Store Manager to cruise up north and manage its store in Berkeley, Calif.
April 4, 2008
O'Neill Canada, is looking for Freelance Snowsport Designers (5+ yrs exp) to freestyle down the slopes and into their European design team based in Montreal, Quebec.
Are you a retail Store Manager with a'boot 5+ years experience running the show? Quiksilver is looking for you to fill its shindig in Vancouver, Canada. Click here to get totally stooked and apply!
Scrapbook, a leading Orange County, Calif., based knit manufacturer, is rummaging through the pieces trying to put together the big picture. If you're an Import Production Coordinator, you're the last piece of the puzzle! Click here to apply!
WOODWARD West, in Tehachapi, Calif., needs a Recreation Director to be responsible for organized extra-curricular activities for a broad range of ages and interests. *This is a seasonal position within the action sports division of Woodward West.
Ever have the urge for sleek lines, embroidery, leather, pleather and gum soles? If so, Element, in Irvine, Calif., will shock your pallet with its new Footwear Designer opportunity. Don't hesitate, indulge!
If you'd rather inhale a salty mass of sea water than bite the bust, you possess the spirit of Poseidon young ones, and this is exactly what Olukai, based in Aliso Viejo, Calif., is searching for! They need a Women's Footwear Designer to design women’s fashion footwear and sandals.
JR286 Inc., in Redondo Beach, Calif., needs a Senior Accessories Designer to execute the design process from conception to final prototype for assigned product(s).
New Era, in Irvine, Calif., needs a Production Artist to develop specs for its action sports OEM partners and internal action sports programs. Whether it's here or there, New Era needs you everywhere!
Powder Magazine, in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., is looking for someone to plow into itsblue birdArt Director position. Three years professional experience in graphic design required, and knowledge of skiing and/or action sports preferred.
Do you ever dream of spindles, fine Italian fabrics and thread so fine it could make a Stallion's blood boil? Easy now, if you're lucky, acquiring C1RCA's Men's Apparel Designer position in San Clemente, Calif., will tame your soul!
Ever dwell on the good ol' days when macaroni pictures, face painting, and snackin' on that delicious tub of glue was the highlight of your day? Well my friends, C1RCA is also bringin' back arts and crafts! They're looking for a Junior Graphic Designer (2+ yrs exp.) to join its team in San Clemente, Calif., so don't miss the bell and apply.
Billabong, in Irvine, Calif., has an immediate opening for an in-house Quality Control Coordinator to ensure consistency of fit, quality and constructions of garment.
Beachworks, a mall-based retailer specializing in fashion apparel and accessories influenced by the surf/skate lifestyle, needs an experienced Retail District Manager to oversee multiple stores located in Southern California and Nevada.
OluKai, based in Southern California, is looking for a Technical Rep/OluKai Ambassador to ensure healthy sell through of OluKai Premium Footwear products at the retail level.
Utility Board Shop, in Tempe, Ariz., is looking for some "littleuns" to jump out of their TempPees, get on that horse and RIDE - Heyawww...into their Retail Store Manager position that is.
Boost Mobile, in Irvine, Calif., is currently seeking an outgoing, innovative and talented Web Designerwith 4+ years experience and development capabilities to work in an fun, fast-paced, dynamic, creative environment.
Top Energy Drink Company, in Corona, Calif., needs aGraphic Designer with a minimum of five years experience. Emphasis on action sports lifestyle a definite plus!
Perry Ellis International is searching for a Marketing Coordinator for its office in Irvine, Calif., to work closely with the sales, merchandise & licensing departments.
Perry Ellis, in Irvine, Calif., needs a Designer (Gotcha / Redsand) with 3+ years experience.
Aqua-VI, created by Action Sports Industry veterans and located in Costa Mesa, Calif., is expanding fast and needs a highly motivated and experienced Graphic Artist.
Tilly's needs a Merchandise Planner in its Planning and Allocation Department, located in Irvine, Calif., to analyze data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities by category and class.
Tilly's, in Irvine, Calif., is also looking for an Allocation Analyst to be responsible for the timely and accurate allocation, pre-allocation and analysis of designated classifications of merchandise assigned to them, for existing and all future new store locations.
Tilly's, in Irvine, Calif., needs an Assistant Buyerwith 2+ years experience to assist the buying department at its corporate office.
Tilly's, in Irvine, Calif., also needs an Assistant Technical Designer with knowledge of garment construction for fashion knit tops, bottoms, and outer wear.
Jet Apparel, in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., needs an Operations/ Warehouse Manager Manager with 5+ years experience to provide full leadership, support, communication & direction toward the effective administration of all warehouse and operations responsibilities.
Yoshimura R&D of America. Inc., in Chino, Calif., is also looking for a Returns/Warranty Associate with excellent phone manners, good communication skills, customer service skills, and a passion for the motorcycle industry.
Yoshimura R&D of America. Inc., in Chino, Calif., needs a Web Maintenance/Graphic Designer to upkeep the company website, edit photographs, magazine ad and catalog layouts, etc.
Agenda LLC, in Hollywood, Calif., is looking for Sales Representatives with through-the-roof sales initiatives on their, well agenda!
Do you have 3-5+ years of experience in mechanical product design, development and/or product management – ideally snowboarding equipment related? If so, get ready to plow into Rome Snowboard'sProduct Manager position in Waterbury, Vt., to handle its binding program!
A Confidential Private Label Company, specializing in the Surf/Skate/Sports industries based in Irvine, Calif., is looking for someone to dig their way through planet earth until they reach its Sourcing & Production Manager(Asia) position on the other side.
Do you remember when you were young and used to dig your dirty little hands into the Jelly Belly bins at the market? Good times! Well guess what, you can do it all over again as a Sample Coordinator for Rip Curl in Costa Mesa, Calif.
Holly crap, you left your wallet in El Segundo?Don't stress though! While you're there you can talk to Globe about their new Key Accounts Manager position, as long as you have 2+ years experience in footwear and apparel of course.
Are you an old timer just begging to share your best recipes in Graphic Design? If that's a heck yeah, Billabong is lookin' to wheel in a Senior Graphic Designer with 3+ years experience to its location in Irvine, Calif.
If you're in the market for a top-of-line mentor with a sense of humor, no dress sense, and a raging case of haletosis, Billabong, in Irvine, Calif., is also looking to bring in a Graphic Designer with only 2+ years experience to its Junior's R&D Department.
Wouldn't you like to work from home so you could chill in your jam jams, rock your penny loafers and watch season three of MacGyver? This can become a reality if you get hired as a Freelance Graphic Designer for Glas Apparel.Check them out!
Do you love the sweet, sweet smell of cardboard, the gummy flavor of masking tape, and twisting bubble wrap till it goes "POP"? If you are looking to join Nixon as an Inventory Control Coordinator, you're in luck.
Boa Technology is looking for that lucky someone to toot toot into their Marketing Managerposition in Steamboat Springs, Colo. Candidate needs 5+ years experience, and will work with the sales and marketing team.
Do you keep it real in the states?If you're the Director of Real Estate for Oakley in Foothill Ranch, Calif., and oversee all "real" estate activities, stratgic planning and growth, well then, you keeps it real!
Shift Racing, in Morgan Hill, Calif., is looking for aProduct Designer with 4+ years experience to strive to conceptualize and create the most innovative and market leading MX, Street and Action Sports products possible.
Shift Racing, in Morgan Hill, Calif., has an amazing opportunity for a Freelance Graphic Designer (Product) specializing in performance apparel products for the MX, Street bike and action sports industry.
The Core Apparel Group, a premier supplier of at-once, off-the-shelf men's blank T-Shirts to the actions sports industry located in Irvine, Calif., is looking for a hardcore Senior Account Manager to rule and manage key accounts in the Southern California area.
April 2, 2008
Backcountry.com, in Park City, Utah, has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Merchandise Division Buyer to join its men’s department and execute the buys within the limits of the financial plans supplied by the planning department under the assortment direction of the Merchandise Manager.
Grenade, a leader in snowboard glove manufacturing and soon to be a leader in snowboard outerwear and accessories located in Portland, Ore., needs aGraphic Designer with experience in footwear to join its design division.
Sole Technology, in Lake Forest, Calif., is looking for a Credit & Collections Specialist to join its Finance Department and be responsible for the timely collection of past due accounts.
Media X International, in Corona, Calif., is looking for a Video Editor (Digital Content Management) with 2+ years experience to manage video content, edit short form pieces for multi-platform digital distribution, log footage, and work with all In-house departments.
Top Heavy Design Studios, in Temecula, Calif., needs a Merchandiserwith 4+ years experience who knows what's happening in the boys' bottoms business with knowledge of denim, fleece, twills,canvas, fits ,fabric, and styling.
New Era, in Irvine, Calif., needs a Production Artist to develop specs for action sports OEM partners and for the internal Action Sports programs.
Merrell Apparel, in Portland, Ore., is seeking a women’s technical outerwear and performance Senior Apparel Designer with 5+ years experience to join its team.
Merrell Apparel, in Portland, Ore., is also seeking an Apparel Developerwith 5+ years experience to join its team and support & assist design in establishing all product specifications required in the Tech Pack.
Plan B Skateboards, in Vista, Calif., is seeking a Junior Graphic Designer to work with the art director in developing graphics, ad layouts, catalogs and production setup.
RAJ Manufacturing Inc., in Tustin, Calif., is seeking an organized Customer Service Representative to handle all of their nationally-recognized swimwear brands.
Gatorz Eyewear, in Poway, Calif., is looking to hire an Entry-Level Marketing Manager to manage and update its Web site, develop POPs and sales support materials, create send out press releases and editorials, etc.
Fuse, in New York City, is seeking an Account Supervisor (Skateboarding Editorial Expert) with 4+ years experience and a sound understanding of editorial content and management, media relations, youth culture, action sports (skateboarding and skate culture specifically).
FUEL TV, in Los Angeles, Calif., is looking to get acquainted with an acquisitive Acquisitions Manager who's acquired 3+ years experience to identify and license quality content for its 24/7 action sports and lifestyle cable network.
Black Box, in Carlsbad, Calif., is looking for a talented Junior Footwear Designer with 2+ years experience to assist the senior designers & product manager with Fallen Footwear's direction. Black Box is home to Zero, Mystery, Fallen and Slave.
Black Box, home of Zero, Mystery, FallenFootwear and Slave in Carlsbad, Calif., needs an experienced "Senior" Apparel & Accessories Designer to be responsible for the concept, design and creation of all men’s apparel and accessories.
Black Box, in Carlsbad, Calif., is also looking for an experienced Apparel & Accessories Designer to be responsible for the design and creation of Black Box soft goods product lines.
O'Neill, Irvine, Calif., is currently looking for an Import Production Coordinator to manage all communications with assigned vendors from order placement to date of shipping.
Sole Technology, in Lake Forest, Calif., is currently looking for an Apparel Operations Specialistwith 2+ years experience who's looking to add some knowledge to the brain bank.
Independent Trading Company, in San Clemente, Calif., is looking for someone wholoves cloths, producing and helping people, an Apparel Production Assistant that is! This is an excellent opportunity for an eager candidate who has some background or coursework in apparel.
HOWE, in Gardena, Calif., is also looking for a Division Coordinator to act as a division representative with internal and external sources to include customer service, independent sales force, design and merchandising, trade show representatives, marketing and advertising vendors, etc.
HOWE, in Gardena, Calif., needs a Digital Content Manager / Graphic Designerwith 3+ years experience to be responsible for the growth and daily maintenance of Howe's web site content as well as providing the art and marketing departments with branded materials.
Volcom is currently looking for Retail Associates for its new store (opening spring '08) in Boulder, Colo.
Are you an ambitiously driven college student majoring in communications or marketing? If so, you’re in luck! Sole Technology, in Lake Forest, Calif., needs a Public Relations Intern to assist the PR team for the Spring/Summer Semester.
March 31, 2008
Vans, in Cypress, Calif., is looking for an Associate Developer (Apparel) to drive the specifications process to ensure the on-time development, engineering, and accurate documentation of all products.
Mage Design, in Los Angeles, Calif., needs a Graphic Art Directorwith 3+ years experience to design innovative and compelling graphics and prints for all phases of garment graphic design.
Killer Dana, in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., needs a Customer Service Managerwith 3+ years experience to not only manage all customer service, this person will also serve as the ultimate customer service representative.
O'Neill, in Irvine, Calif., is looking for a Controller with 7+ years experience to manage all aspects of accounting including financial statement responsibilities.
Rusty, in Irvine, Calif., is seeking a dynamic and creative Apparel Designer with 5+ years experience for its junior's division.
Boost Mobile, in Irvine, Calif., needs a Brand Copywriter with 3+ years experience to assist with the writing and development of all brand communications product collateral communication materials.
Black Box Distribution, in Carlsbad, Calif., needs a full-time In-house Graphic Designer with a minimum 3+ years of experience to be responsible for helping in all aspects of DESIGN for the ZERO and MYSTERY skateboard brand’s graphics and apparel.
Black Box Distribution, in Carlsbad, Calif., needs anIn-House Freehand Illustrator with 3+ years experience to design graphics and illustration art for skateboard graphics and apparel.