It's that time again! The Shmoozapalooza is back and will take place at this year's ASR show Friday September 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in SanDiego, California. The Shmooz is a job fair that gives you an opportunity to meet some of the Action Sports Industry’s leading employers face to face. The Shmooz will not only give you a chance to talk face to face with employers, but it could also provide you with your next job and leads thereof.
A few of the notable names attending Malakye's Shmoozapalooza include: Burton, Analog, Anon, Gravis, TheProgram, DCShoes, Hurley, Lifted Research Group (LRG), Oakley, O'Neill, Lost, Rusty, Quiksilver, Reef and Volcom.
Growth is good; being able to manage growth is even better! A company new to MalakyeB2B provides a service that helps businesses manage growth - KPI Fix. Key Performance Indicators are part of the Balanced Score card business management system. Typically used by Fortune 500 companies, with a cost to go along with a Fortune 500 budget, the Balanced Scorecard turns company goals into tangible, manageable objectives that can be easily monitored. KPI Fix provides a Balanced Score Card approach at a Web 2.0 cost – which makes it affordable for start-ups and useful for organizations with annual revenues up to about $20M.
Request for Proposals (RFPs) – companies are putting the word out through MalakyeB2B for Vendors to fulfill a variety of business needs. Here are the latest and greatest RFPs for MalakyeB2B vendors:
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 >>
Signal Snowboards: Building Snowboards
If you've never seen the construction process of building a snowboard, check out this video on Signal Snowboard's Web site. You can watch the process from start to finish! Click the picture (left) to check it out!
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!
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.
H2O Audio, in San Diego, Calif., is looking for a Product Developerwith 7+ years experience. A person who will excel in this position, and enjoy it, has experience working with products such as footwear, technical racewear, wetsuits, or other detail oriented softgoods design.
Oakley, in Foothill Ranch, Calif., needs a Key Account Manager (Apparel) with 3+ years experience to grow Women's business and work with National Account Team to grow both Men's and Women's apparel and accessories in existing and new accounts.
IPATH Footwear, in Torrance, Calif., is looking for a North America Sales Managerwith 6+ years experience to build and execute the seasonal sales plan forecast and initiatives for each season broken down by region and channel.
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.
Econscious, a business-to-business wholesale manufacturer and distributor of organic cotton apparel and accessories based in Petaluma, Calif., is searching for an Apparel Development Managerwith 5+ years experience.
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?!
Anon., in Irvine, Calif., is looking for an Inside Sales Representativewith 2+ years experience to contact existing accounts daily to solicit sales re-orders and remind them why Anon. rocks!
Spy Optic, a developer and distributor of premium eyewear products located in Carlsbad, Calif., is seeking a highly motivated Receptionist.
Sole Technology is looking for an Assistant Store Manager with 2+ years experience to skate into its position in LakeForest, Calif.
July 18, 2008
Nine Star, a rapidly expanding action sports retailer in Los Angeles, Calif., is currently seeking a Director of Buying (Hardgoods) with 7-10+ years buying experience.
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.
Does the "Clickity Clack" of key strokes and a humming hard drive sound like music to your ears? If so, Sanuk is looking for an Internet Content Manager to join its location in Irvine, Calif. This position will answer to our Art Director and be in charge of loading and managing everything from product photos and videos to flash media and copy.
H3 Publications, in Valencia, Calif., needs a Graphic Designerwith 2+ years experience to be responsible for color-correction of photos, as well as design of editorial layout. Knowledge of Adobe Bridge, Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign are a must.
A Confidential Company, based in Orange County, Calif., is looking for a Sample Warehouse Coordinator to perform a variety of sample related responsibilities in compliance with procedural guidelines.
Do you have 3+ years experience as a Production Coordinator? If so, GMPC is looking for you to fill its full-time position in Petaluma, Calif. This is a junior level position for coordinating our established quality control protocols with our overseas factories.
Berkela Films, a full-service distribution and production studio focused on action sports in Los Angeles, Calif., needs a Marketing Managerwith 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.
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 sf adjacent facility.
July 17, 2008
Burton, in Burlington, Vt., needs aGraphic Designer (Hardgoods) with 3+ years experience to work with the creative team to design and apply graphics for Hardgood products, including boots, bindings, boards, Red, and Anon.
Smith Optics, in Ketchum, Idaho, needs a Cost Accountant to monitor and keep all perpetual inventories & related transactions accurate.
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.
Famous Stars and Straps, in Ontario, Calif., is seeking a Distribution Managerwith 5+ years experience to manage all facets of the warehouse and logistic operations to ensure customers’ orders are on time and highest fill-rate is achieved through accurate inventory.
Black Box Distribution, in Carlsbad, Calif., is looking for a Graphic Designer (* 3+ yrs exp) for its Fallen Footwear & Apparel lines, and to be responsible for helping and completing graphic design for footwear/apparel graphics, ads, printables and accessories from inception to silk-screened application.
One Distribution, home of KREW and Supra in SantaAna, Calif., needs a Graphic Designer/Production Artist to be responsible for every aspect of the graphic design and print production processes.
Lifted Research Group (LRG), in Irvine, Calif., is looking for a full-time Receptionist. Good oral/written communication, personal presentation, time management and work ethic a must.
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.
Volcom, in Costa Mesa, Calif., needs a Men's Designer (Woven Tops) with 3+ years experience to bring fresh, innovative and relevant product to fruition each season.
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.
Loomworks, a fast growing Irvine, CA based company, is seeking a strong candidate with 2+ years experience to be their new Spec Technician.
Quiksilver Retail needs a Store Manager to join its location in Aventura, Fla., and manage all facets of our Retail Store opening soon at the Aventura Mall. Responsibilities include full fiscal responsibility, operations, merchandising, hiring and development of talent.
July 16, 2008
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.
Zappos.com, in Herderson, Nev., is in need of an entry-level Merchandising Assistant (RideShop) to serve as the contact for all customer service inquiries including: status requests, specific brand questions, complaints, size and width questions, marketing emails, placing new orders, facilitating returns, and all other questions specific to the category you are working in.
Seirus Innovation, a premier manufacturer of technical winter sports cold weather accessories based in Poway, Calif., is looking for a Sales Managerwith 5+ years experience to execute Seirus’ sales strategy and sales support activities in designated territories, focusing on profitable net sales growth while leveraging existing customer relationships into market share gains, developing and executing plans to deliver new channels of distribution.
N-Style, a leader in the Motocross Graphics industry in Valencia, Calif., is looking for a Lead Graphic Designer superstar with 4+ years experience.
If you're into skateboarding, snowboarding or surfing and want a job in a fun environment, this Confidential Company, in Newport Beach, Calif., is looking for you! They need an Inside Sales Representative to cold calls to potential Surf/Skate/Snowboard shops using our established database which will continue to be built with aggressive research on your part.
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.
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).
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.