The first of July is almost here and guess what that means? Yes, Independence Day is right around the corner, but there's more than meets the eye here at Malakye. NEW content is headin' your way folks! This month we'll have a Company Q&A with Pete Fox from Fox Head, Inc., and an Industrial Profile with AdamWright, who's a surf forecaster for Wavewatch, founding partner at Glassypoint, Inc., and a media buyer/planner for Ocean Media.
Not only do we have a bunch of great new content, we also introduced Malakye Trivia this past month. Each month we'll ask an industry-related question, and the people who answer it correctly will have a chance at winning that month's prize.
Also, make sure to check out next week's trivia question; it's gonna be a good one. We'll have a whopper of an "iPrize," so don't miss out!
MalakyeB2B continues to grow and produce results. SOS Communications, a firm that specializes in creating web content for brands as well as activating online strategies and initiatives, recently inked a deal with a prominent, confidential action sports eyewear company.
Continuing in the new tradition of presenting business challenges and solutions as an easy way to understand how MalakyeB2B can be a useful resource we present you with: Business challenge: Your company is a small to medium size operation and outside help is needed to assist with seasonal production, business planning, and operations that will have a direct and immediate impact on your top and bottom line results.
Solution:Action Team Consultants is a division of McLaren International Corporation, who for over 25 years has worked with top brands around the planet in the Action sports, Extreme sports and Streetwear industries. The company specializes in: sourcing factories worldwide, handling production (apparel, accessories, products etc), business plan building, and more. Action Team Consultants can help whether it’s sourcing one item or a whole collection and you can set up a no-obligation consulting session.
Curious about putting MalakyeB2B to work for your company? Give us a call: 310 379 5077.
WHO GOT HIRED?
Soldiers Brand, Inc. hired two new Sales Reps! Jeff Jones will handle the Colorado/Rocky Mountain territory, and Lee Pace will tackle the Southeast/Mid-Atlantic territory.
The City of Costa Mesa (Recreation Division) hired Bryan Myer as its new Recreation Leader III (Youth Skateboard Program).
In February we announced Sean Matranga being hired on at Sole Tech, and a few short months later Sean received a promotion toProduct Developer - cut n' sew & accessories. Congrats Sean!
Head Start Caps now has Emily Yarrell as its Product Manager.
Judith Franco now takes care of Invoicing for Electric Visual.
Company Q&A: Katiet Village with the Quiksilver Foundation & SurfAid International
First, try to pronounce Katiet. Did you end up saying something along the lines of “Cat-e-ought”? Probably not, but let’s keep truckin’! So what is this strange word you ask? Well, this word happens to be a place devoted to helping the people of Katiet, in the Mentawai Islands, live healthier, safer lives. There’s no oil or hidden agenda behind helping these people, but rather an opportunity to help those in need. Thanks to Bruce Raymond, SurfAid International, the Quiksilver Foundation, surfing and people with big hearts, the people of the Mentawai Islands now live healthier, safer lives. MORE >>
Industrial Profile: Lisa Fruggiero - Marketing / Event Coordinator for the Action Sports Tour (AST)
Lisa Fruggiero, the marketing / event coordinator for the Action Sports Tour (AST), unveils her trials and tribulations of how she landed her dream job in the industry. This proved to be no easy task for Lisa, but she worked her way through the motions, never gave up and worked her little tokus off to get herself where she’s at today. The "BrainBank" is waiting, so click here for the full article! 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: firstname.lastname@example.org! Don't forget your name, email and territory!
Ride Snowboards, in Seattle, Wash., needs aGraphic Designer with 4+ years experience to be responsible for developing graphic artwork for Snowboards, Snowboard Bindings, and Snowboard Boots.
Smith Optics, in Ketchum, Idaho, is currently hiring aJunior Product Manager to assist in all phases of design and product development for its Goggles Division.
Skullcandy, a developer of core audio products, has "2" great opportunities to join its team in Park City, Utah: Controller- manage financial affairs at Skullcandy and perform financial analyses for management—including financial statements with supporting schedules. Senior Graphic Designer- oversees new art concepts for Skullcandy product designs.
Burton, in Irvine, Calif., is looking for a Director of Buying & Merchandisingwith 6+ years experience to be responsible for developing strategic merchandising plans and overseeing buying and inventory management for all global Burton and Channel Islands flagship retail stores, outlets, and e-commerce.
Quiksilver Retail is looking for Assistant Managers to join various locations throughout the U.S. Click here to see if there's an opening in you neighborhood!
Pearl Izumi is on the lookout for a Store Manager to join its location in Del Mar, Calif.
June 27, 2008
Toot toot! Hop aboard the SmartWool Express and take a cruise into its Accounting Manager position. That is of course if you have 5+ years experience.
Helly Hansen needs a Key Account Managerwith 7+ years experience. They prefer this position be located in its Seattle, Wash., office, but remote work arrangements may be considered.
If you live in "MASS" you need to get the word out! Seven Cycles, a manufacturer of custom-built mountain bikes and cycles out of Watertown, Mass., is looking for an Account Executive to make sure all customers are taken care of.
Fox, in Irvine, Calif., needs a Footwear Designer (Performance Products) with 5+ years experience to conceptualize and create the most innovative and market leading Footwear, MX and Action Sports products possible, according to the design brief.
Hurley, in Costa Mesa, Calif., is looking for a Retail Systems Analystto assist with database programming, data warehouse creation, custom programming, report development while also providing continual analysis and technical resolution of technical issues for Hurley’s Retail base.
Creative Recreation, in Los Angeles, Calif., needs a Project Scheduler to utilize and manipulate master schedule to maximize efficiency and productivity of work flow to ensure that all deadlines are met, throughout different departments throughout the company.
Oakley, in FoothillRanch, Calif., needs a Business Systems Analyst (InfoShip) with 5+ years experience to report and work with the LE Team lead, Operations and outside vendors to develop, implement and test business solutions in support of operations and shipping functions.
Oakley, in FoothillRanch, Calif., also needs a Marketing Specialist (Rx Frames & Lenses) with 3+ years experience to monitor and compile industry and competitor marketing and brand information, primarily in the Optical Channel.
O'Neill, in Irvine, Calif., is looking for an Accountant with 2+ years experience to book month end close journal entries, review financial statement details, run departmental P&L statements and meet with managers, etc.
Bike Barn, a multi-store bicycle retailer located in Houston, Texas, is looking for an experienced Purchasing Manager (3+ yrs exp) to manage its clothing and accessories categories.
The North Face, in SanLeandro, Calif., needs a Design Directorwith 10+ years experience for its action sports division.
Camelbak is currently in need of an Eastern Regional Sales Managerwith 5+ years experience. This position can be based anywhere on the East Coast, so click here to apply!
The Wasserman Media Group, in Los Angeles, Calif., needs a West Coast Sales Manager to continually schedule, plan and conduct effective and efficient in-person sales meetings, presenting Sportnet properties and advertising solutions.
Jansport, in San Leandro, Calif., needs a Sr. Product Manager (Outdoor) to be responsible for analyzing competitor products, sales programs, and collateral to aid in product line decisions.
Vans, in Cypress, Calif., needs aCategory Manager (VEG-Vans Equipment Group) with 4+ years experience to be responsible for creating, owning, and championing a channel of the global Vans Equipment business including overall strategic direction and product line management.
Quiksilver, in Huntington Beach, Calif., is looking for a Denim Product Managerwith 3+ years experience to work in tandem with the cross functional team to insure quality, saleable product with on time delivery.
Quiksilver, in Huntington Beach, Calif., is also looking for an entry-levelDepartment Assistant (Hawk/Hang Ten M&D) to be responsible for all daily mail retrieving & sending, preparing paperwork for meetings, coordinating travel, tracking budgets etc.
The North Face, in San Leandro, Calif., needs a Senior Designer (Equipment-Tents) with 8+ years experience to be responsible for providing design work of innovative and technologically advanced products that meet the needs of the company’s customers and end users and which in turn drives company sales and profits.
Price Point Mail Order, located in Gardena, Calif. is a fast-growing bike industry mail order company. Price Point is looking for a Web Assistantwith expertise in Dreamweaver and other web design software to make it's website that much better! Is that you?!
Utility Board Supply, one of the top online/mail-order companies specializing in the sale of skateboards, snowboards, shoes, and apparel based in Ontario, Calif., needs a Product Manager (Online Division) with 2+ years experience.
Display Boys, a design and manufacturing studio that creates innovative retail environments and fixtures for the action sports industry (among others) based in Santa Ana, Calif., is looking for a Graphic Designer/Production Artist with 3+ years experience.
Tilly's, in Irvine, Calif., is currently seeking a full-time Graphic Designer to join its in-house creative team.
Hybrid Tees, a rapidly growing supplier of private label tees to several key Action Sports retail chain stores, needs a GraphicArtist (Young Mens) to join its location in Cypress, Calif.
June 25, 2008
Wave House, in San Diego, Calif., needs a Model Builder with experience in taking 3D models and graphic renderings and “scaling” them to reality.
Crankbrothers, in LagunaBeach, Calif., is looking for a Mechanical Draft Person to take charge of the company drafting including document control, part number issuing, etc.
DC Shoes, in Vista, Calif., is looking for an experienced West Coast Lifestyle Brand Manager to join its sales team to increase revenue sales for their assigned accounts by providing the best customer service, frequent in-store visits, seasonal line showings and account inventory planning.
Famous Stars and Straps, located in Ontario, Calif., is seeking an experienced Junior Level Developer (2-3+ yrs apparel exp) to manage and ultimately approve the tech packs and matrices that are being passed on to vendors and then handed off to production.
A Confidential Company, in Newport Beach, Calif., is looking for a Financial Analyst to assist in handling office correspondence and meetings, rental property management, income tax coordination, estate planning, bookkeeping, etc.
Gatorz Eyewear is looking for some people to handle Inside Salesat its location in Poway, Calif.
Matix Clothing, in Torrance, Calif., is looking for aGirl's Fit Model with a size 3 bottom and size small tops.
Podium Distribution, in Torrance, Calif., is looking for a highly motivated Junior's Apparel Production Managerwith 5+ years experience to manage the sourcing and production of junior's apparel and accessories for the Matix and DVS brands.
Matix, in Torrance, Calif., is looking for aBottom's Designer(Matix Girls) with 3+ years experience to play a significant role within its fast-growing girl's division.
Adio Footwear, in Carlsbad, Calif., is searching for a full-time Production Artist to execute footwear and apparel design specs under the direction of the Adio apparel design director, senior footwear designer and the Adio development manager.
Adio Footwear, in Carlsbad, Calif., also needs a full-time Junior Designer (Footwear Graphics) with a strong illustration background and the ability to turn creative direction into artwork and color/material combos to be used on a number of different products.
Eastern Mountain Sports, in Peterborough, N.H., needs a Technical Designer (Backpack/Camping) with (3+ yrs exp) to engineer the Hard goods Designer’s concepts into production-ready specifications that result in great fitting and performing products.
Eastern Mountain Sports, in Peterborough, N.H., also needs an Outerwear Technical Designer with (3+ yrs exp) to engineer the Apparel Designer’s concepts into production-ready specifications that result in great fitting and performing products.
Specialty Sports Venture, a dynamic sporting goods retail company in Boulder, Colo., currently has a career opportunity for an Assistant Manager at its Boulder Ski Deals location.
Arthouse Distribution, in Costa Mesa, Calif., is looking for a full-time In-house Domestic Sales Representative (Core Accounts) with 2+ years experience to build and maintain active account list, develop sales initiatives with core accounts, and be a constant promoter of our brands to accounts.
Vans, in Cypress, Calif., is looking for an Apparel Manager (Materials/Trims) with 7+ years experience to develop new materials/trims used in Apparel, negotiates costing of materials, and ensures quality standards.
Vans, in Cypress, Calif., is also looking for a Senior Graphic Designer (5+ yrs exp) to be responsible for the creative direction, design and production for Vans core skate advertising and collateral.
Loomworks Apparel, in Irvine, Calif., is looking for a PR & Marketing Associate (3+ yrs exp) to write and distribute company press releases, develop and maintain the sales database lists, and contribute to the coordination of trade shows and other company related events.
C1RCA, in San Clemente, Calif., is looking to add an Apparel / POP Product Developer to its team. This person will work in the product development department, focusing on the actual products from the tech package hand over through to commercialization.
Alliance Board Sports, in Vista, Calif., is looking for an Apparel Developer/CAD with 2+ years experience.
A ConfidentialCompany, in SantaAna, Calif., needs a bilingual Production Supervisorwith 5+ years experience.
A Confidential Company, in Mission Viejo, Calif., is looking for an Action Sports Buyerwith 4+ years experience to develop product assortments to appeal to the action sports customers.
June 23, 2008
Smith Optics, in Ketchum, Idaho,is seeking an Assistant Web Developer to support the Internet Manager in any and all areas including internet strategy, internet sales and online sales and marketing opportunities.
Do you ever dream of spindles, fine Italian fabrics and thread so fine it could make it'd make Pamela'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!
Yoshimura R&D of America, in Chino, Calif., needs a R&D Design Engineer to fill an entry level design/CAD position.
RAJ Manufacturing, in Tustin, Calif., is looking for someone to head up Salesfor western-state territories (CA, NV, AZ).
RAJ Manufacturing, in Tustin, Calif., needs a Graphic Designer to work directly with RAJ’s Head Design Director with day-to-day activities including: designing art for swimwear prints, fabric repeats, and creating line lists and catalogs.