Malakye is humming right into spring! Did you hear that? The hum that is. Sounds like your computer, but it's actually all of the activity happening on Malakye. In this weeks newsletter you will find a robust copy of the JobWire, and fresh and ready-for-the-pickin' news features including: NSSRA's latest update on it's work in the world of proforms and specialty retail, heated forum topics ready for you to chime right in, Sales Rep opportunities throughout the country, new Industrial Profile and Company Q&A, and one of the latest MalakyeB2B vendors. And for the icing on the cake, nothing can make your Monday more complete than this week's celebrity look a like.
MalakyeB2B provides your company with access to all types of great vendors, and it works. Within the last week, several connections have been made, but no details are available seeing that they're still in the confidential stages of development.
Freight forwarding and logistics is big business and a critical component of the supply chain. Sure, a company can open the yellow pages and dial up any freight forwarder to get the job done. But why not utilize a company that knows the ins and outs of your industry while making sure your product arrives to it's destination on time, whether it's local or international? You can find such a company on MalakyeB2B - Action Freight International, Inc. Since 2001, Action Freight has provided full-service freight forwarding, fulfillment warehousing, and more. If your company is in need of such a solution, check them out here!
If MalakyeB2B is still a little bit of a mystery to you, check out our new MalakyeB2B Tour we put together! It's full of great pics and text that will enable you to put MalakyeB2B to work for you.
Celebrity Look Alike Malarkye!
What do tennis and snowboarding have in common? Not much! Both are sports, both have fans. However, we're momentarily uniting these sports for this week's celebrity look a like! As you'll see here, Paul Maravetz, Snowboard Designer / Engineer, and Co-founder of Rome Snowboards, looks a bit like tennis legend Andre Agassi. Despite looking alike, both are great guys and are good at what they do.
Do you work in the industry, or know someone who works in the industry that looks like a celebrity? Either way, send over a picture (yourself or someone you know) and a picture of the celebrity they look like and we just might blow you up in next weeks newsletter!
All you have to do is send the pictures to [email protected] with "Celebrity Look Alike Malarkye" in the subject line.
WHO GOT HIRED?
Kristin Kolenic was recently added to the Emu Australia team as the PR / Marketing Executive. Kristin’s previous industry experience comes from her Event Management position within the Marketing Department at Spy Optic.
C1RCA, in San Clemente, Calif., hired Annabel Larcombe to be its new Men's/Girl's Associate Designer.
John Sanders recently took on the Returns/Warranty role a Yoshimura R&D Of America, Inc.
Stephanie Selvaggio, who originally hails from Detroit, Mich., graduated from Parsons School of Design and is now working at Rusty as a Product Developer.
C1RCA recently added Jenn Perez to its Accounts Receivable team.
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 protected]! Don't forget your name, email and territory!
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.
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).
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.
Fox Head, in Morgan Hill, Calif., is currently on the hunt for a Men’s Fleece Designer to be responsible for assisting the Director of Design in creating original, industry leading designs that achieve sales goals of Fox clothing department.
Fox Head, in Morgan Hill, Calif., is looking for an Assistant Designer (Boardshorts/Athletics) to be responsible for assisting the Director of Design in creating original, industry leading designs that achieve sales goals of Fox clothing department.
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.
Sun Diego Boardshops (Athleisure Inc.) is looking for a Shift Supervisor to surf on down to San Diego, Calif., and join its store at the Fashion Valley Mall.
April 11, 2008
SnL Communications, in Los Angeles, Calif., is looking for a stand-up Senior Account Executive with 5+ years experience to hop on stage and represent its progressive PR and marketing agency.
If you're looking for an epic voyage through space and time, you're in luck! Hop on board the Lost Enterprise(s) as its Production Coordinator(2+ yrs exp) and brace yourself for the ride.
Rip Curl is a product of "The Search," and they're looking past the breakers and over the mountains for a Footwear Designer / Developer with 3+ years experience to surf on into their location in Costa Mesa, Calif.
Famous Stars & Straps, based in Ontario, Calif., is looking for a Regional Sales Manager with experience in recruiting and developing direct sales teams and/or recruiting and supporting independent sales representatives throughout the United States.
Fox Head Inc., in Irvine, Calif., needs anProduct Developer(Junior's Apparel) to focus on all pre-production and production tasks, including size run and confirmation sample approvals, tracking and approving all outstanding submits of artwork, trims and packaging.
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.
MMS, a private label T-shirt company with Action Sports industry clients located in Laguna Beach, Calif., has an immediate opening for a Graphic Designer/Illustrator to create cutting edge t-shirt graphics for mens, boys, and toddlers for private label and different licenses in major retailers.
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.
Quiksilver is looking for Store Manager royalty to be part of its team and manage all facets of its factory store in Queenstown, Md.
April 10, 2008
Are you trying to decide where you should take graphic design skills? Well then, tip the scale toward Infinite Scale Design Group because they need a Graphic Designerwith 3+ year experience to join their crew in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Timberland Company, in Torrance, Calif., is looking for a Product Manager (IPATH footwear) with 8+ years experience. If you the skills and experience, find your path through the timberlands and apply!
Earth Products, home of Adio footwear in Carlsbad, Calif., is looking for someone to leap into the cyber world as its E-Commerce Administrator. This person will plan, schedule, and direct data flow between its content management data base and Earth products ERP/ WMS/Web stores.
Toolshed Sports Int'l, a manufacturer of performance apparel for all athletic endeavors based in Costa Mesa, Calif., is looking for a Production & Development Managerwith 3+ years experience and foreman mentality to run a team that will insure quality saleable product with on time delivery.
If you're a Manufacturing/Production Managerwith 8+ years experience looking for a job in Baltimore, Md., look no further! 180s needs you to be responsible for managing the manufacturing and sourcing of 180s products and packaging.
180s, in Baltimore, Md., also needs a Product Designer / Developer with 3+ years experience to design and develop product concepts and initiatives according to product and brand direction each season.
Dakine is fishing for the right Sales Manager (Girls) with 5+ years experience to drift into its location in Hood River, Ore.
Volcom, in Costa Mesa, Calif., is still in the market for a Production Assistant that's the right fit, so get on it! This person will assist the production manager with overseeing the quality and manufacturing steps of all products made overseas on a per vendor basis.
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., should 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 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.
April 9, 2008
If you're looking to develop technical outerwear, Westbeach Apparel has the perfect job for you! They're looking for aProduct Developer with 3+ years experience to join its team in Vancouver (BC), Canada.
Sugoi Performance Apparel, in Vancouver (BC), Canada, is looking for a full-time Product Development Managerwith 9+ years experience to be responsible for the timely, profitable and quality delivery of the Sugoi apparel and accessory product line.
Smith Optics is currently seeking a Buyer/Planner with 4+ years experience for its Sunglass, Helmet, and Apparel divisions located at its corporate offices in Ketchum, Idaho.
Collective Licensing International, home of Airwalk, Vision Street Wear and Sims Snowboards based in Denver, Colo., is looking for an Assistant Creative Director to assist in the creation, development, and delivery of the creative strategy and execution for each brand.
CCS, a division of Delias Inc. in New York City, has a 20+ year history of selling skateboards, snowboards and related apparel and footwear. CCS is looking for an Assistant Buyer to support and assist with product selection and procurement for the catalog and website.
Podium Distribution, home of DVS, Lakai, and Matix in Torrance, Calif., has an immediate opening for a Printed Goods Production Coordinatorwith 5+ years experience to coordinate the development and production of all screen-printed products.
Fox Head, Inc., in Morgan Hill, Calif., is looking for a motivated and professional Inside Sales Representative (Bike) eager for success - Apply Now!
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.
Oakley, in Foothill Ranch, Calif., has an immediate opening for a Communications Specialistwith 3+ years experience to support its retail department.
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 experiencedApparel & Accessories Designer to be responsible for the design and creation of Black Box soft goods product lines.
Cygnus Sportswear, in Buena Park, Calif., is looking for a Customer Service Representative to process customer’s purchase orders and work closely with sales, production, logistics and finance.
April 8, 2008
Looking to gain experience in the industry? There's a few internships to choose from, so scroll down and apply!
CamelBak Products, a designer and manufacturer of personal hydration systems for the biking market, needs a GMI Marketing Managerwith 5+ years experience to hop on that camel and head over to Petaluma, Calif., to lead its marketing efforts on a global scope.
Oakley, in Foothill Ranch, Calif., is looking for a Financial Analystwith 3+ years experienceto prepare and perform detailed analysis of income statement, sales revenue, cash flow components of business, etc.
If you're a famous juggler looking for a job in Ontario, Calif., Famous Stars & Straps is looking for you! They need a Junior's Designer to juggle multiple projects while adhering to strict deadlines.
Do you have what it takes to make the big bucks? If so, look no further! A Confidential Company, in Newport Beach, Calif., needs a Senior Director of Marketingwith 5+ years experience, so don't pass up the dough and apply now!
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.
Price Point, a U.S. premier bicycle mail order and Internet retailer in Gardena, Calif., is looking for a self-motivated, professional Web Assistant to assist in managing its growing website.
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.
The Core Apparel Group, a premier supplier of at-once, off-the-shelf men's blank T-Shirts to the actions sports industry in Irvine, Calif., is looking for a hardcore Senior Account Manager to rule and manage key accounts in the Southern California Area.
Volcom, in Costa Mesa, Calif., is also looking to boost up its SMU division and needs a Men’s/Girl’s Associate Designerwith 2+ years experience and excellent smuoozing skills to join its team.
Ready, set, graduate! How many times have you heard that one? Fox Head, in Irvine, Calif., needs a Marketing Communications Intern, so apply and gain some experience before the big day.
BambooSK8, in Pacific Palisades, Calif., is looking for some serious Generalist Interns who are willing to get down to brass tactics and handle responsibilities including (but not limited to) research, PR, marketing and sales.
Fox Head, Inc.,in Irvine, Calif., is also looking for Sales Interns to support the administrative demands of their sales department.
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.
April 7, 2008
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.
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 Managerwith 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!