What's that you ask: "Where oh where can I shake hands with industry exec's, explore career opportunities and find a job in the Action Sports Industry?" The answer is simple: Shmoozapalooza! That's right people, 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, or 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.
C-Mrk, Inc. now has Jeff Marshall as its Marketing Coordinator.
Rip Curl has a new Customer Service Representative in town. Congrats to Stephanie Tonsart!
Aqua-VI recently hired a slew people! Here's the latest and greatest additions: Zech Francis - Graphic Artist Phil Reeder - Outside Sales Rep (Orange County) Justin Lawrence - Production Coordinator Mike De La Cruz - Warehouse Manager
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 >>
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DC Shoes, in Vista, Calif., is looking for a Men’s Accessories Merchandiser with 5+ years experience to merchandise and present seasonal product lines to meet financial strategies while incorporating division and brand objectives.
Vans, in Cypress, Calif., is looking for a Sr. Apparel Designer with 5+ years experience to have ownership over the complete design process with a focus on cut and sew.
Volcom, in Costa Mesa, Calif., is in search of an experienced HR Assistant to start this fall and cover a maternity leave. This position is considered short-term and will last approximately 4-5 months.
JR286, in Redondo Beach, Calif., is currently seeking qualified applicants for the following positions: Product Developer - (6+ yrs exp) Develop accessories for both in-line and SMU basis, which include headwear, bags, belts, trims, components and protective gear. Industrial Designer/Product Designer - (4+ yrs exp) Innovatively originate and develop ideas to design the form of manufactured products. Graphic Designer - (3+ yrs exp) Create designs for a variety of applications. Projects are primarily packaging, presentation and catalog design, with opportunity for web design. Graphic Design Assistant - Assist in a variety of daily operations - primarily photography and image editing.
Oakley, in FoothillRanch, Calif., has "2" openings for the following positions: Tech Rep (NYC/NJ) - (4+ yrs exp) Educate national account employees about Oakley and in-store merchandising / POP placement and take down. Community Outreach Administrative Assistant - Develop and manage Oakley’s view and strategy for charitable contributions and community outreach.
Petrol Eyewear, in HuntingtonBeach, Calif., is currently seeking a Sales Manager with 5+ years experience and a thorough understanding of the eyewear business to assist in developing and implementing domestic and international sales strategies.
Jansport, in San Leandro, Calif., needs a Product Developer (Packs & Travel) with 3+ years experience to manage the development process of company product lines as assigned.
DC Shoes, in Vista, Calif., has "3" exciting opportunities for the following positions: Financial Analyst - (3 yrs exp) Assist the Director of Finance in the design and implementation of budgets, forecasts and reporting. Sr. Manager, Footwear Development - (3 yrs exp) Oversee department categories, staff and footwear process throughout concept, sampling and development process. Footwear Developer II - (3 yrs exp) Create footwear specifications for DC, Roxy and Quiksilver Footwear lines throughout the sampling and development process.
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.
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.
Spy Optic, in Carlsbad, Calif., is looking for a talented Receptionist to join their team.
It's a fantastic Friday according to this JobWire! Check out all of the solid opportunities below.
Tactics.com, located in Eugene, Ore. offers a competitive salary, no freeway traffic, great company, and you will live near ocean, moutains and rivers. All of this and more if you're qualified to be it's Online Marketing Director.
If you have experience in grassroots, viral and action sports marketing, possess strong marketing skills and desire to be part of one of America's fastest growing brands you're probably a great fit for this Market Managerposition in Denver, Colo. with a confidential company.
Specialized Bicycle Components located in Morgan Hill, Cailf. rolls out aP.O.P. and Packaging Specialist position which is responsible for the presentation of the Specialized brand in retail environments worldwide - everything the consumer sees and touches about Specialized except the product itself.
Mage Design, is an action sports focused design firm located in Los Angeles, Calif.Mage is looking for a Product Development Assistant with 2 or more years developing technical and non-technical products.
Black Box Distribution, located in Carlsbad, Calif. offers a complete benefits package, promo package, vacation time and discounts on all of Black Box brands. Black Box presents you with an opportunity to be it's new Benefits Coordinator.
WOW creatives! ROXY is looking for a Senior Graphic Artist to lead it's graphic design team in development of creative/appropriate strategic concepts for specific categories in partnership with category leaders and marketing directors.
The North Face is back again! Two more opportunities to join the company at it's San Leandro, Calif. headquarters: Product Manager (Action Sports) - Manage all information of assigned product category encompassing hang tags, workbooks, line lists, and CAD books. Assistant Designer (Action Sports)- Contribute design work of innovative and technologically advanced products.
DC Shoes, in Vista, Calif. offers full benefits, employee discounts, employee Quiksilver stock purchase plan, 401(K), and more. Join as a Senior Digital Concept Modelor. You will work closely with Design and Development to assure concepts and product ideas are represented flawlessly through the use of Digital Model print outs that will be used by our Asia partners as a reference for Development.
Streamline Design & Silkscreen, Inc. is a rapidly growing sportswear manufacturer located in Ventura, CA. Streamline's brands include Coastal Classics and Old Guys Rule. The company is looking for a Purchasing Associate / Inventory Analyst.
July 24, 2008
The North Face, in San Leandro, Calif., has "2" openings for the following positions: Technical Services Manager (8+ yrs exp) - Creation and engineering of the highest level of producible, innovative, and quality products. Senior Interactive Marketing Manager (8+ yrs exp) - Manage strategic long term goals and develop concepts for seasonal content to support marketing initiatives and offline marketing activities.
Vox Footwear, in Vista, Calif., needs an International Sales Manager with 5+ yearsexperience to recruit, supervise, and evaluate the distribution of Vox Footwear products worldwide.
Beachworks, in Irvine, Calif., is looking for a MarketingCoordinator with 4+ years experience to create and execute a marketing plan for their retail stores which includes advertising, in store signage, window displays, sales and promotions.
C1RCA, in San Clemente, Calif., has an immediate opening for an In-House Sales Representative with 3+ years experience who is proficient in outbound sales calls and achieving sales goals.
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.
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.
H2O Audio, in San Diego, Calif., is looking for a Product Developerwith 6+ 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.
N-Style, a leader in the Motocross Graphics industry in Valencia, Calif., is looking for a Lead Graphic Designer superstar with 4+ years experience.
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.
A Confidential Company, in Newport Beach, Calif., needs Assistant to the President who has international experience with importing goods from China.
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.
Yamaha, in Cypress, Calif., needs a Race Team Fabricator with 2+ years experience to operate basic fabricating machinery such as a mill, lathe, drill press, band saw, sheer, brake, mig welder, oxygen/acetylene torch, etc.
July 23, 2008
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.
Nixon, in Encinitas, Calif., is looking for a Senior Sourcing & Production Manager(Softgoods and Accessories) with 5+ years experience to be accountable for ensuring the effective production of Nixon’s softgoods and accessories.
Thor Motocross, in El Cajon, Calif., is looking for a Graphic Designer with 4+ years experience to work directly with the Creative Director and drive design solutions from concept through completion.
Black Box Distribution, in Carlsbad, Calif., needs a Footwear Development Assistant with 2+ years experience to manage and maintain tech packages, organize and track all development samples, and manage daily correspondence with factories.
Quiksilver, in Huntington Beach, Calif., needs "2" people to fill the following positions: Graphic Artist (5+ yrs exp) - Develop Strong graphic solutions to creative ideas for Roxy Marketing. A/R File Clerk - Maintaining and organizing the files for the A/R department and providing clerical support.
Earthpack, in Irvine, Calif., is looking for "2" people to join their team for the following positions: Executive Assistant - (2+ yrs exp) Provide administrative support to the President of the company. Customer Service Representative - (2+ yrs exp) Track customer orders and prepare price quotes, invoices and purchase orders.
A Confidential Company, in Carlsbad, Calif., is looking for a Receptionist to answer phones, greet vendors and help with office projects.
Sun Diego Boardshops, in Carlsbad, Calif., needs a Warehouse Assistant to assist with overall warehouse operations.
K2 Sports, in Seattle, Wash., needs a Product Planner with 4+ years experience to facilitate accurate and timely delivery of sourced product from vendor (manufacturer) to all global distribution centers.
Point Distribution, in Las Vegas, Nev., is looking for an In-House Sales Representativewith 2+ yearsexperience to maintain existing accounts and bring in new business.
Kingsley, in Costa Mesa, Calif., is looking for a Controllerwith 5+ years experience working with manufacturing, importing, and inventory.
Electric Visual, in San Clemente, Calif., needs an Accounting Managerwith 2+ years experience to report to the Director of Finance and CEO and partner closely with the Company’s finance team to drive the Company’s strategic, financial, and operational plans.
O'Neill Wetsuits, in Santa Cruz, Calif., needs a Freelance Product Designer with a Bachelor of Science degree in product design, industrial design, graphic design, or Bachelor of Arts degree in design and merchandising.
A Confidential Private Label Company, specializing in the Powersports, Auto and Action Sports Industries based in Lake Forest, Calif., is looking for a Sourcing & Production Manager(Asia) with 5+ years experience to handle its sourcing, purchasing & overall production. Chinese speaking a plus!
Sun Diego Boardshops is currently seeking Key Holder/Shift Supervisorsto join the following locations: Parkway Plaza in El Cajon, Calif. Mission Beach, Calif.