Malakye is bustling with activity! All of the action packed info in this newsletter is a testament to that. So much in fact, let's go straight to it!
Malakye Trivia: June Winner!
Chris Sadler and his friend were all smiles when Chris found out he won Malakye Trivia in June! All smiles because Chris is now receiving Transworld Business to his home, and filling his tank with $100 in free gas!
Chris, of Annapolis, Maryland, also happens to be looking for an Outside Sales Rep position in the skate or snowboard industry. He has a background in both industries as well as wakeboarding from four years of managing a recently closed chain of nine stores in the MD, D.C., and VA area. Aside from managing all nine stores, he also was the product buyer for skate, snow, and wake hardgoods, as well as men's apparel and accessories. If you're looking for a rep in the Mid Atlantic, drop Chris an email!
The purpose ofMalakyeB2B is to bring companies together quick, easy and effectively. One example of this was a recent hiring of SOS Communications by Dragon Alliance. Mike Tobia, Dragon’s Marketing Director, was looking for a solution to help the company deal with their Internet content distribution. “Up until recently, we’ve struggled maintaining our social communities and general web content. By outsourcing a portion to SOS, it’s allowed us to focus on the big picture and fundamental operations,” Mike explains.
Dragon was the perfect client for SOS Communications says owner, Shanti Sosienski. “Like many companies, Dragon was finding it difficult to keep up with the constant change needed on their website, let along their profiles on MySpace, Go211, Loop’d, forum boards and more. We offer content creation, but also spread that content throughout the web so they don’t have to think about what to do with the material they are producing.”
WHO GOT HIRED?
POWDER Magazine found Patrick Stroupe cruisin' through the pow pow and hired him as their new Art Director.
Hart & Huntington hired on two new people: Jerry Lund, VP of Sales and Sean Beaucar, National Sales Manager.
Yoshimura R&D of America, Inc. now has Kevin Yuan as an R&D Design Engineer.
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!
A Confidential Private Label Company, specializing in the Surf/Skate/Sports industries based in Irvine, Calif., is looking for a Sourcing & Production Manager(Asia) with 11+ years experience to to handle its sourcing, purchasing & overall production. Chinese speaking a plus!
Sunbelt USA is looking for a Merchandiser/Sales Representative with sales and retail experience to cover the Utah, Southern Idaho and Wyoming territory - This is a company based position and regular travel is required.
ALL ABOARD! Hop on the SmartWool Express and take a cruise into its Accounting Manager position in Steamboat Springs, Colo. That is of course if you have 5+ years experience.
3D Industries, a leading design, manufacturing and import company who specializes in private label products, racing gear, apparel, protective clothing and sports accessories based in Irvine, Calif., needs a Product Developer/Engineer with 8+ years experience to work with its customers and Account Managers to come up with ideas for new products to present to our customers worldwide.
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.
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.
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?!
Gatorz Eyewear is looking for some people to handle Inside Salesat its location in Poway, Calif.
Smith Optics, in Ketchum, Idaho, needs a Cost Accountant to monitor and keep all perpetual inventories & related transactions accurate.
A Confidential Company, in Denver, Colo., needs a Market Manager with 2+ years experience to handle multiple roles within the company.
Rome Snowboards, in Waterbury, Vt., needs a Warranty Service / Shipping Assistantwith 3+ years experience to be responsible for implementing and executing tasks that provide a positive consumer experience with Rome in regards to warranty.
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.
Sole Technology, in Lake Forest, Calif., needs an éS Brand Marketing Manager. So if you have a minimum of 5+ years experience in the action sports industry, strong international & global marketing experience and great communications skills, then this is a great opportunity for you!
Blitz Distribution, a leading independent developer and distributor of skate hard and soft goods with brands such as Flip, Baker, Birdhouse, SK8MAFIA, Fury and Hook-Up’s, is looking for a Marketing & Sales Coordinatorwith 4+ years experience to join its team in Huntington Beach, Calif.
JR286, in Redondo Beach, Calif., is seeking an enthusiastic Industrial Designer/Product Designerwith 4+ years experience in Bag Design/Hard Goods in Sporting Goods or Action Sports Industry.
JR286, in RedondoBeach, Calif., also needs a Product Developerwith 6+ years experience to develop accessories for both in-line and SMU basis, which include headwear, bags, belts, trims, components and protective gear.
Do you have 5+ years experience as a Sales Manager? If so, Petrol, in Huntington Beach, Calif., needs you to assist in developing and implementing domestic and international sales strategies.
Kingsley, in Costa Mesa, Calif., needs an Accounting Clerk to meet deadlines for calling in payroll, reps and vendor payment, initiate staff meetings for Vendor payables, posting payments, mailing organizing proof of payments, organizing monthly packets, etc.
Wolfe, a sales rep agency located in North County San Diego, is looking for a Sub-Representativewith 2+ years experience to help manage a large territory consisting of San Diego, Orange County, LA, Arizona and Nevada.
Creative Recreation, a lifestyle footwear company in Los Angeles, Calif., has an immediate opening for a Project Scheduler.
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.
Wave House, in San Diego, Calif., needs a Model Builder with experience in taking 3D models and graphic renderings and “scaling” them to reality.
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.
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.
Sole Technology, in Lake Forest, Calif., is looking for a Retail Marketing Intern to provide overall support in preparation and production of all In-Store projects and communication tools focusing on brand image and vision at retail for all Sole Technology brands.
July 10, 2008
Coalision/Lole is looking for U.S. Sales Managers (East & West Coasts) with 5+ years experience to help grow the Lolë brand in the U.S. marketplace.
Volcom, in Costa Mesa, Calif., has "2" star-studded positions just waiting to be filled! These include: Product Developer (Mens) - 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, etc. Assistant Production Manager (T-Shirts & Fleece) - to issue production purchase orders for t-shirts & fleece and manage blank inventory by performing the following duties.
Sole Technology, in Lake Forest, Calif., is hot on the trial for "2" lucky people as well! Check out the following positions: Footwear Developer - to join its R&D Department and bring shoe designs from concept drawings to production ready. Group Manager (Accounting) - responsible for all major accounting functions and related transactions and supporting ledger documentation.
Two, is the magic number, yes it is! Hurley, in Costa Mesa, Calif., is also on the prowl for "2" luck individuals for the following positions: Value Channel Account Representative (Sales Dept) - to manage off price sales as well as develop off price SMU opportunities to value channel accounts. Retail Planner/Buyer (4+ yrs exp) - develop and manage dollar and unit merchandise plans that focus on driving sales which contribute to bottom line goals and results.
K2 Sports, in Seattle, Wash., needs aSales 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.
The International Surfing Association (ISA), located in the REEF HG 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.
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!
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.
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.
July 9, 2008
Tactics.com, a specialty snow, skate, and surf retailer based in Eugene, Ore., needs an Online Marketing Director with 3+ years experience to work with senior management to develop and execute an online customer acquisition plan designed to maximize site traffic and sales demand.
Scott USA is seeking a qualified individual for its full-time Graphic Designer (Motocross Gear) position. This position may be located in either its Tacoma, Wash., or Sun Valley, Idaho, offices. Freelance work will also be considered.
Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc., in Morgan Hill, Calif., is looking for a POP & Packing Specialistwith 2+ years experience to be responsible for the presentation of the Specialized brand in retail environments worldwide - everything the consumer sees and touches about Specialized except the product itself.
Burton, in Irvine, Calif., needs a Product Manager (T-Shirts) with 5+ years experience to guide the product line development process from concept through bulk delivery, and you'll support the development of long-term product strategy and related multi-season product roadmaps.
ProFormance Screenprinting, in San Diego (North County), Calif., is looking for a Production Coordinatorwith 5+ years experience to be responsible for setting up and managing a third 20,000 sq. ft. adjacent facility.
RAJ Manufacturing, in Tustin, Calif., is looking for a Swimwear Designer to work directly with RAJ’s Head Design Director with day-to-day activities including: trend research, creating design concepts, and sketching and illustration of swimwear designs (freehand and via computer).
If you have 2+ years experience as a Visual Merchandising Manager, Beachworks, in Irvine, Calif., needs you to create, implement and maintain visual presentations and standards for 16 store chain.
Globe, in El Segundo, Calif., is looking for a Helpdesk/ Jr. Network Administrator to support the Sr. Systems Engineer in building, developing and maintaining the network, workstations, and servers.
A Confidential Company, in Newport Beach, 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.
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.