|Malakye Weekly: February 9,
|Nav: JobWire | Sales Reps | Forums | Industry
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|Looking for industry jobs, news, interviews
and more? Well, you're in the right place. As usual, the
JobWire (right) & Sales Rep Opportunities (below) will get you
up to speed with the latest job opportunities nationwide. You'll also find
up-to-date Industry News, Forums' discussions, Industry
Interviews and the new MalakyeB2B Update.
Also in the news: the Malakye
Trivia winners have been announced! Scroll down below for all the
killer details, and keep an eye out for new trivia coming your
|Who Got Hired!|
|"Just wanted to thank you for your site and give you a shout to let you
know I was just hired on Nixon's Customer Service Team. Huge thanks
for all of the tools this site has provided myself and others as we pursue
our dream careers!"|
- Stephen Chiaro
Globe has a new footwear
developer in OZ! Lucy Blackmore now joins the footwear team at
|Ocean Current adds two key additions
to staff! Kym Fox joins Ocean as its latest Apparel Development
Coordinator in the production department, and Yoli Castillo is the
new Quality & Assurance Director.|
|If you know who got hired, click here to let us know!|
Merrell, a Logistics Coordinator at Oakley, and and
Justin Baar, a Graphic Designer from San Diego, take home
January's prize. Hyperflex Wetsuits is hooking up Lacy and Justin with a
full suit, booties and gloves to help keep their britches toasty for the
rest of the winter session. Congrats!
month's question: There’s only one professional surfer from New Jersey that
has cracked the ASP Top 44, and he just so happened to grow up near Hyperflex
Headquarters in Millville, New Jersey. What's his name?
correct answer: Dean Randazzo!
Industrial Profile: Michele Kimbrough|
|Sometimes following your dreams means packing up your
bags and headin’ out west, and that’s exactly what Michele
Kimbrough did. Michele realized her best chance to break into the
industry was 3,000 miles away, so she left Atlanta, Georgia, and moved to
California in hopes of landing her dream job. Michele now handles
Athlete Relations for the Wasserman Media
By no means was this a text-book
fairy tale come true. Michele was holding down three jobs before she
landed her first “industry” job at Sole Tech. MORE
Company Q&A: Jetpilot|
|In 1986 Jetpilot started out
in the industry as a company providing wetsuits and vests for the watercraft
racing market. Today, Jetpilot has evolved its product line across the
board providing the surf, wake, FMX and BMX markets with unique and diverse
products; however, this didn’t happen over night.
Vice President of Marketing & Sales, provides an in-depth
overview of the roots of Jetpilot, its natural progression into different
markets, the rationale behind providing such a wide range of products, some
problems they faced along the way and how they were overcome. Without
further a due, here’s Brian to get you up to speed. MORE
|If you are an
established Sales Rep and you're interested in getting the
word on available lines before it hits the streets, send us an email:
firstname.lastname@example.org! Don't forget to include your name,
e-mail and territory! |
Every position listed below
Sales Reps - Mulitple Territories. View ad for
Sales Reps - Multiple Territories
Sales Reps - Florida
Sales Reps - East Coast
Independent Sales Representatives - Multiple
Clothing (Outside Sales Reps)
Men's Line: Mid-Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD,
D.C.) & Hawaii.
Women's Line: Nor Cal, Central US, Midwest, Southeast,
Mid-Atlantic & Hawaii
Independent Sales Reps - So Cal, Nor Cal, Pac
NW, Rockies, Midwest, South, Northeast, Southeast, Mid Atlantic,
Sales Reps - Mid-Atlantic, South East, Midwest, Rockies, New England, Pacific
Northwest, Northern & Southern California
Finding reps for smaller brands.
Minimum Wage in CA
Action Sports Advertising/Marketing
US Visas for Pro Athletes/Team
Action Sports Association
The Marketing Paradox
John Frusciante's The Empyrean is now
Update: Latest News & Vendors|
MalakyeB2B is hot
right now! How hot is it? It's so hot it might make your monitor
sweat! MalakyeB2B connects suppliers and buyers across a wide variety of
business needs, which are demonstrated here in this B2B Update. MalakyeB2B
presents you with 4 Season Designs, an apparel design and
development firm, and FMT Consulting, a
business-process-optimization consulting firm that has helped companies such as
Spy Optic streamline inventory, planning, and more.
for Proposals (RFPs) make it so
easy to find the Vendor your company needs. Here's a simple example: a well
established Australian surfboard manufacturer needs to
find a PR firm to grow it's presence in the U.S. What's their answer?
Season Design - it's what every apparel design room needs
Consulting - this is for you - IT, Ops, Finance, and Management
Reakt - get to know this group of
at ASR to showcase recycled display - and it is impressive
- People are talking - what is being said?
Green printing options to save your company some green from
4 Season Designs is an extension of
your apparel and accessory design room. From full-line development to quick
coloring jobs in crunch time to tech packs to creating your plaids, stripes, and
patterns to inspiration boards or trend reports. In the apparel business for
more than 13 years 4 Season Designs has proven to be a reliable resource for a full "who's
who" of the action sports and fashion worlds.
never missing a deadline and producing quality work, the company's ability to
take on projects from small to large is a very key asset to any design room in
need of assistance. Learn more.
Reakt - wants you to think of it as a group of influencers,
not simply "marketers." Through insightful research, innovative strategic
thinking and conceptually driven executions, the firm seeks to engage and
inspire your company's consumers through design, marketing strategy, events and
more. Reakt's team of artists, illustrators, designers, musicians, former bmxers
and skateboarders is located in the heart of Chicago's scene.
Reakt clients range from hardcore motocross
protective gear company EVS Sports to Lamar LTD to mega corp Burger King.
Click here to learn more about the company and how it may fit into
your company's marketing mix.
This is for you - IT, Ops, Finance, and
Management professionals. Business Information Technology can even scare the IT
Pros. Finding new technology solutions to improve business practices can feel
like you're a plumber going in to perform brain surgery - that is NOT GOOD!
FMT Consultants can make it easy on you with it's
expertise. And you can feel comortable talking with FMT
right after you read it's case study of Spy Optic featuring none other than Mr.
AoSA exhibited it's capabilities, and
backed it's philosophy at the Action Sports Retailer show last month. Everything
pictured above is made from "re-used" materials to back AoSA's philosophy of creating with
planned re-use. To see full size images, and learn more about the mission,
purpose, and construction of AoSA's display, check out the company's portfolio on
People are talking about
Check out the most recent endorsment added to the InkFX Vendor Profile on MalakyeB2B. With
this sort of commentary, it's no suprise that InkFX was viewed more than 2,600 times on MalakyeB2B last
month. Coincidence? Perhaps NOT!
PrintBetter.Biz is a digital print house which
specializes in quick turn around with an emphasis
on green printing solutions. This month the company is wheeling and dealing with
deep discounts on digital printing. Whe asked how deep, BJ Ralphs of
PrintBetter.Biz responded, "too low to publish"
To test the
validity of that statement, check out PrintBetter.Biz on MalakyeB2B to submit
your request for a quote. PrintBetter.Biz is also big on it's efforts to provide
a "green" printing solution. Click here
to learn more about that.
|JobWire: February 9, 2009|
|Chrome Industries, in San Francisco,
Calif., is searching for a Sales
Manager with 5+ years experience to be responsible
for helping the company achieve its annual top line sales goals specifically in
the wholesale channels|
ASICS, a footwear and apparel
manufacturer, is seeking an Assistant
Manager of Production with 5+ years experience to
join their apparel division based in Irvine,
Metal Mulisha, in
Irvine, Calif., is looking for a motivated and
Merchandiser with 2+ years experience to manage
the sample calendar, insure accuracy of purchase orders, track proto development
and manage spec/tech packages.
Fuse Interactive, located
in Laguna Beach, Calif., is looking for a
/ Video Editor with 3+ years experience to work on
video-to-web based projects.
Are you a product designer with a passion
for barrels and neoprene? If so, O'Neill is looking to
add an Associate
Product Designer (Wetsuits) with 2+ years
experience to its team. Apply today!
Confidential ASI Brand Distributor is seeking a highly
Sales Representative with 2+ years experience to
join its team in Costa Mesa,
A Confidential Action Sports
Company, based in San Clemente,
Calif., needs a part-time Executive
Assistant to help out the CEO. AND, you'll be able to
work out of your home, office that is, so apply
Skateboarding is not a crime, and neither is wanting a job that
supports the cause! Sole Technology, located in
Lake Forest, Calif., has "4"
openings for the following positions:
Paragon Sports needs a Soft
Goods Buyer with 3+ years buying and merchandising
experience to join its location in New York
O’Neill Clothing, in
Irvine, Calif., is seeking a Men’s
Sportswear Design Director with 7+ years
experience who will be responsible for managing the creative process
from start to finish for all sportswear categories including denim, walkshorts,
woven tops, knits, sweaters and jackets.
in Newbury Park, Calif., is currently seeking
Category Manager (Parts & Accessories) with 4+ years
experience to manage products from concept to first
The Outdoor Recreation Group, in Los
Angeles, Calif., currently needs a Senior
Product Developer with 5+ years experience to join
its team. If you have an AA or BA in fashion design, manufacturing, or
related field, you're on your way to landing a great job!
Apparel, in Anaheim, Calif., needs a
Service Representative with 2+ years experience to
handle heavy CSR needs. If you have the skills and experience, give
Alstyle a shout today!
Sole Technology, in
Lake Forest, Calif., is
looking for "4" soletecheers! Maybe that's you, maybe it's not!
You'll never know unless you apply...
Affairs Representative - If you have at least one year
experience in environmental planning and corporate sustainability, apply
Brand Manager (5 yrs exp) - to develop and
effectively communicate brand strategy.
éS Brand Marketing Manager (5 yrs exp) - will create the brand
marketing plan, develop brand strategy, and ensure the brand integrity is
Operations Specialist (2 yrs exp) - support
needs of both inside and outside Sales Reps.
Retail is now hiring Supervisors
for their locations in Winnipeg, Banff, and
Quiksilver Retail is also
looking for a Part
Time Supervisor for their location in Winnipeg,
NPX Wetsuits, a division of Neil
Pryde, Inc. is looking to make major changes with the
assistance of a Freelance
Product Design Consultant (Wetsuits). This position requires
6+ years experience and is open to people in any area across
Metal Mulisha, in Irvine,
Calif., has an opportunity for a dynamic, creative Apparel
Designer (Juniors) with 4+ years experience to
join their design and development team and execute designated styles from
inception to completion while maintaining constant communication with managers
and vendors in order to meet tight deadlines.
located in Carlsbad, Calif., is looking for a
(Retail) with 3+ years experience to assist in
achieving financial objectives and merchandising procurement by selecting,
purchasing, and promoting merchandise.
DC Shoes, located
in Vista, Calif., is looking for an Apparel
Product Manager with 2+ years experience to be
responsible for the development, execution and production delivery of category
A Confidential Company, located in
Westwood, Calif., is looking for a Marketing
/ Project Manager with 2+ years experience to
develop grass roots marketing programs and develop high impact/low cost
Quiksilver is currently
seeking a Senior
Sales Assistant for the Roxy Sales Department to
provide support to two East Coast key account managers for junior sportswear and
Roxy girl. This position is based out of the showroom in New
A Confidential Company is looking to stay
up on the latest trends in viral marketing and is in need of a Freelance
iPhone Application Developer.
Deluxe, located in San
Francisco, Calif., has an exciting opportunity
for a veteran Sales
Director with 6+ years experience and a solid
background in sales management and a thorough knowledge of the skate
Deluxe, in San Francisco,
Calif., is also looking for an experienced Licensing
Manager to develop cohesive licensing programs that support and
complement their brands.
Components, in Morgan Hill, Calif.,
is looking for a Road
Product Manager with 4+ years experience and a
broad knowledge of USA bicycle factory manufacturing and bicycle
Specialized is also
looking to fill its Associate
Women's Road Product Manager position in Morgan
Hill, Calif. This job will enable you to
put your finger on the pulse of everything in the Women's
Sanuk, located in Irvine
Calif., puts out fresh and creative footwear and designs year in, year
out. Today, Sanuk is looking for a standout Interactive
Designer with proficiencies in Flash and Adobe CS3/4 to
create awesome and inspiring content, not actual site-build. It’ll be a ton
of fun for the right person...but they’re looking for ridiculous skills. That's
Hurley, in Costa Mesa,
Calif., has a Paid
Internship opportunity for a business or MBA candidate to work on a
special project in their merchandising and planning
L-R-G, located in Irvine,
Calif., is looking for an Internet
Specialist Intern who can design HTML web pages, Flash elements,
and email blasts along with doing the design, programming and action scripting
for interactive flash mini-sites.
A Confidential Company that specializes in
high quality, large volume screen printing for the action sports industry, is
seeking a Production
Manager (Screen Printing) with 5+ years experience
who will have complete responsibility for scheduling, shipping and receiving,
packaging, printing, relabeling, and inventory.
located in Irvine, Calif., is currently
seeking a Sourcing
Manager with 2+ years experience who will be
responsible for the development, execution and production delivery of
Bravo Sports, in Santa Fe
Springs, Calif., has an opening for a Product
Development Senior Manager with 5+ years
experience who will be responsible for the overall strategy, sourcing
and delivery of a sporting goods product line.
Recreation, in West Hollywood,
Calif., has an immediate opening for a Luxury
Line Developer with 5+ years experience in
developing men’s and women’s dress shoes and bags.
Recreation, in West Hollywood,
Calif., is also looking for an Entry-Level
Developer who will create specifications using CADs, order salesman
samples, and work with factories to maintain pricing from sample stage to
Transworld Media, the leading action sports
content company, is searching for a Web
Developer (PHP & WordPress MU) with 2+
years experience to join their team in Carlsbad,
An industry leading Surf Media
Company, in Oceanside, Calif., is
looking for a part-time Surf
Forecaster to work remotely to create daily surf
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