The fireworks and smoke may have settled, but Malakye is still bringin' the heat with this weeks explodin' JobWire and new content for July! The flavor doesn't stop there folks, so if you're in the mood for a tasty treat, check out the new Company Q&A with Pete Fox. If that doesn't satisfy your belly, dive into the latest and greatest Industrial Profile with Adam Wright, surf forecaster for both Wavewatch and SoCalSurf.com, and media planner and buyer for Ocean Media, Inc. Not only do they provide great insight into the industry, they also provide useful knowledge and tips on finding your home in the ASI.
Now that we've tasted the flavors of the month and brought the heat with this weeks JobWire, it's time for Malakye to bring the thunder my friends. What are we bringing you ask? If you're lucky, it might be Apple's 3G iPhone to your very doorstep! All you have to do is correctly answer this month's Malakye Trivia and you'll be entered for a chance to win this month's prize. Click here Einstein, let's see if you know the industry as well as you think!
The first Malakye Trivia is finalized! Our question was, "What was the first brand launched by Podium Distribution?" and if you guessed DVS, you were right!. This question proved far too easy for the Malakye audience. Seventy five percent of the respondents picked the right answer. In the spirit of fun, two of the choices were not actually brands - GustoGav, a Matix brand character was selected by 1.5 percent of respondents, and Asher, a popular item within the Matix apparel line, was chosen by approximately 2 percent of survey respondents.
This month's winner, who's yet to claim his prize, will be replaced with the runner up if he doesn't contact us within the next 24 hours - so stay tuned.
Request for Proposals (RFPs) are a corner stone of MalakyeB2B. These little gems enable companies to describe important details of business needs, and in turn potential service / product providers can begin to determine if they're capable of providing a solution, and then begin the communication process - like a hot knife through butter! .
Fox Head, Inc. is easily considered one of the top motocross racewear companies out there, yet it’s their pursuit into the different markets in the ASI that makes them truly stand out from the competition. Fox is more than just racewear these days; it has become a full-blown lifestyle brand that has infiltrated the realm of action sports, holding its own throughout various segments of the industry.
Pete Fox adds some knowledge about the evolution of Fox, reveals some insight into the current and future state of the company, and offers advice on how to obtain your dream job in the action sports industry. There’s a reason why Fox made it to the top, so soak it in from one of the best, and read on to learn more. MORE >>
Industrial Profile: Adam Wright – Surf Forecaster for Wavewatch & SoCalSurf.com, and Media Planner & Buyer for Ocean Media, Inc.
Even though surf forecasting is a small niche within the realm of action sports, it’s the fine details, planning and first-hand knowledge gained through these spot-on reports that have turned it into an invaluable resource for the industry. These reports provide crucial information, helping you decide if it’s really worth dropping $20 on gas for an epic shred session at Trestles (a famous surf spot in San Clemente, Calif.)! All kidding aside—although this rings true sometimes—surf forecasting requires more than just pulling information from weather-related Web sites and “Knit Picking” through data; it requires first-hand knowledge of how surf spots react to different swells, an understanding of various swell periods, observation and a deep underlying knowledge of surf forecasting gained only through experience.
Speaking of which, this month’s Industrial Profile features AdamWright, an experienced Surf Forecaster for both Wavewatch and SoCalSurf.com, and Media Planner & Buyer for Ocean Media. Adam provides all the info you’ll need to grasp the concept of surf forecasting, and describes how he got to where he’s at today, so check it out; it’s an interesting read! 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!
IPATH Footwear, in Torrance, Calif., needs an International Sales Operations Manager (6+ yrs exp) to be responsible for all international sales operations and strategic sales planning for IPath footwear, apparel and accessories.
Do you have 3+ years experience as aCompliance/Production Coordinator? If so, a Confidential Company is looking for you to fill its full-time position in Petaluma, Calif.
O'Neill, in Irvine, Calif., needs a Shipping Lead with 3+ years experience to train new packing and shipping clerks, and develop expertise in key customer requirements in regards to shipping, traffic and routing functions.
Transworld Media, in Oceanside, Calif., is looking for a Sales Development Manager with 3+ years experience to create revenue opportunities for its sales staff by creating, executing and managing advertising initiatives.
The NorthFace, in SanLeandro, 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.
The North Face, in San Leandro, Calif., also needs a Design Director with 10+ years experience for its action sports division.
A Confidential Company, in Newport Beach, Calif., needs Assistant to the President who has international experience with importing goods from China.
SanLeandro, Calif., is a picturesque city in the SanFranciscoBay area, and home to Jansport. Today is your opportunity to join the team there in one of "3" positions: Designer (Outdoor) - responsible for working through concepts, sketching skills must be strong along with ideation. Designer (Research Design & Development) - responsible for working through concepts, sketching skills must be strong along with ideation. Sr. Product Manager (Outdoor) - responsible for analyzing competitor products, sales programs, and collateral to aid in product line decisions.
Pearl Izumi is on the lookout for a Store Manager to join its location in Del Mar, Calif.
July 3, 2008
K2 Sports, in Seattle, Wash., needs a Sales Analyst/Business Manager with 4+ years experience to maximize sales profitability by providing financial analysis of sales programs, pricing, and inventory management while assisting the VP Sales, Sales Directors and Sales Managers with reporting and information flow.
Silver Star, in San Clemente, Calif., needs a Director of Production & Sourcing to source appropriate vendors for product categories including: sportswear, fleece, denim, screen printed items, knit and woven, and accessories.
Volcom, in CostaMesa, Calif., needs an Outerwear Product Developer/Design Assistant to monitor and assist in the maintenance of development communication with vendors each day style by style, create and maintain style matrix and tech packs for initial development and final, production handover, and interpret design comments and sit in on fittings to facilitate comments and add to matrix/tech pack.
The International Surfing Association (ISA), located in the REEFHG building in Carlsbad, Calif., is looking for an ISA Managing Director (5+ yrs exp) to manage and carry out the daily operations of the ISA World Headquarters.
C1RCA, in SanClemente, 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.
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.
MSR, a leader in motocross/off-road protective equipment in Corona, Calif., is looking for a Senior Graphic Designer with 3+ years experience to create innovative ADS, CATALOGS and PACKAGING, as well as contribute to the graphics and concept development involved with Motocross and lifestyle apparel.
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.
Berkela Films, a full-service distribution and production studio focused on action sports in LosAngeles, Calif., needs a Marketing Manager with 5+ years experience to work with studio heads to set strategic framework and generate creative brief and budgets prior to development of all projects and initiatives.
IPATH Footwear, in Torrance, Calif., is looking for a North America Sales Manager with 6+ years experience to build and execute the seasonal sales plan forecast and initiatives for each season broken down by region and channel.
Ezekiel Clothing, in Irvine, Calif., is looking for a Technical Designer for its men's and juniors divisions to insure the fit and construction of all samples and production garments. 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.
Wave House, in SanDiego, Calif., needs a Model Builder with experience in taking 3D models and graphic renderings and “scaling” them to reality.
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'sMen's Apparel Designer position in SanClemente, 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.
Globe, in El Segundo, Calif., is looking for someone to handle Data Entry. This person will have an advanced understanding of Microsoft EXCEL, perform data entry, sales tracking and reporting.
Channel Islands is looking for a Retail Store Manager to run the show at its store in Santa Barbara, Calif.
BambooSK8, in Pacific Palisades/Oceanside, 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.
July 1, 2008
Quiksilver needs a Retail Merchandising Specialist to visit major accounts/ target stores in the greater Honolulu, Hawaii, area to implement and adhere to Quiksilver in store merchandising standards.
Anon., in Irvine, Calif., is looking for an Inside Sales Representative with 2+ years experience to contact existing accounts daily to solicit sales re-orders and remind them why Anon. rocks!
O'Neill is looking for an Assistant Photographer with 3+ year experience to assist with studio/on location lighting, post-production, scheduling and organizing images. This position is located in Irvine, Calif., and requires day-to-day photography and/or post-production.
Quiksilver, in HuntingtonBeach, Calif., is looking for a Merchandiser(Tees) with 5+ years experience to oversee daily and long-term responsibilities related the product lifecycle, as well as detailed business planning & analysis of the T-Shirts line.
Quiksilver, in HuntingtonBeach, Calif., also needs a Graphic Artist/Production Designer to be responsible for creating original graphics and utilizing inline graphics to create fleece, tees, and sportswear for SMU accounts.
A ConfidentialCompany, in NewportBeach, Calif., is looking for a Junior Accountant/Financial Analyst to assist in handling office correspondence and meetings, rental property management, income tax coordination, estate planning, bookkeeping, etc.
Quiksilver Retail needs a Store Manager with 5+ years experience to join its location in Glendale, Ariz.
DC Shoes Retail, in Irvine, Calif., needs a Store Manager with 3+ years experience to join its team.
Sole Technology is looking for an Assistant Store Manager with 2+ years experience to join its location in Carlsbad, Calif.
June 30, 2008
Ride Snowboards, in Seattle, Wash., needs a Graphic 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 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.
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 & Merchandising with 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.