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Malakye Weekly: March 9, 2009

March 9, 2009

Malakye Weekly: March 9, 2009
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Office Booyz '09 Takes Over Bear Mountain

Desk Jockeys across the U.S. united at Bear Mountain last Friday for the second annual Office Booyz contest, the fun-filled, no-stress contest for full-time employees in the industry.  More than 100 industry folk came out to partake in the action, some to watch, some to get down and dirty in the contest.
If you haven't  experienced the epic mayhem of the Office Booyz spirit, the following pictures should give you a clue as to what goes down.  "Those Suns of Beaches" crew pictured above came out if full effect with custom top sheets of yes, themselves!

"Dougie the Intern" from New Era is pictured here destroying the Desktop Destroyer obstacle.  Whether he meant to destroy the desk with his face is still to be determined.  And yes, he was crowned the Desk Top Destroyer, winning the division!

Pictured above are some of the trophies given away at OB '09.  Jaeger, $100 in Double Doubles from In-N-Out, snowboards, custom trophies galore and more were all given away as prizes.

This is just a small piece of the puzzle!  Stay tuned for the full write-up with all the fine details, madness and pictures to come...

Who Got Hired!
Banquet hired Danny Spyra, their new Marketing/Project Manager, through
If you know who got hired, click here to let us know!
Sales Rep. Opportunities
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: [email protected]!   Don't forget to include your name, e-mail and territory!

Every position listed below is COMMISSION ONLY.

Fox Head, Inc.
Field Sales Representatives (MX) - Northwest Region.  Salary + commission!

Outside Sales Representatives - Territories Available Across the US / Canada / Mexico.  *** 10% COMMISSION & WILL SUPPLY FIRST LINE!!!
Alstyle Apparel
Sales Representative - Pacific Northwest, Northern California
I and I, Inc.
Outside Sales Reps - SoCal, NorCal, Pacific Northwest, Rockies, Hawaii, Mid-Atlantic & Florida
S.T.E.P. Athletics
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories
Industry News
This Week On FUEL TV
California Surf Museum Opens at 312 Pier View Way
Cand Leads Charge for Guest Services at Mountain High
Urban Art-illery Show
CORE Action and Sun Diego Boardshops Announce Online Retail Partnership
Pacsun Clash at Clairemont
Smith Optics Signs SoCal Ripper to Surf Team
LIFE ROLLS ON Foundation Names Meghan Schinerle as Program Director - Connection through
Helly Hansen Big Mountain Battle
So Cal Action Sports Network March Meeting at Oakley HQ
please help?
Building A Website Portfolio
i want to be my own boss
Starting a cosmetic line... product development?
Humankind Clothing vs. Jimmy'z
Action Sports Advertising/Marketing Size?
Free Fashion Forecasting?
would a sales rep want me yet
Interior Design Major at FIDM?
headwear production?
My first post...Help!
MalakyeB2B Update: Latest News & Vendors
There is no question what this Art of Rebellion is about.
This one is a design studio that specializes in premium hand drawn graphics that are "second to none." Cruise through Art of Rebellion's profile on MalakyeB2B, check the company website, and it is evident hand drawn graphics come pouring out under the direction of Luis De La Torre, head designer, Art of Rebellion can produce thigh quality apparel graphic designs that are geared toward clients in the premium and basic apparel markets . Sixteen years of heritage, competitive pricing, and ability to meet deadlines make Art of Rebellion a good contender to produce illustrations that will catch the consumer's eye.

Tadpole Event Marketing & Consulting produces events
for a wide range of clients from Red Bull to it's own events, and many stops in between. Testimonial from 5 heavy-hitters is a good indicator of the company's ability to deliver. Events of all sizes, demographics, and purpose. It is said all go off without a hitch and produce results. Tadpole's first "Women in Marketing" event was sold-out quick and quickly picked up by endemic media. Tadpole's next production is right around the corner, attend the event for an insider's perspective on Tadpole's capabilities. The Voice for the Animals Foundation 6th Annual Stand Up for the Animals takes place on March 5th
. Featuring Lily Tomlin plus special guests: Carol Leifer, Orny Adams, Peter Berman and others! It will be a night of Great Comedy and Silent Auction.

The guy on the left, pictured above, is trying to destroy a new surfboard. He won't though because he is from
SOMA AirBag Designs. The company brought a great innovation in travel board bag design to market. The Platinum Logistics team, pictured right, is all smiles because the connected with SOMA after exhibiting at ASR's Retail Resource Center in January. SOMA AirBag Designs president and head enginerd gives Platinum a very strong endorsement,
"The one key difference with Platinum is...."

Doug Works, Malakye B2B vendor and commercial real estate advisor to Action Sports companies around the world, just saved VOX Footwear almost $12,000 or about 20% of their previous annual rental costs. Extend that over the life of the lease, and it's even more significant. And it opens opportunity to invest in areas of the business that produce return. He was able to achieve this savings and a tremendous amount of flexibility for his client on their Headquarters lease renewal. Learn more about Doug Works' capabilities and
contact him to help your company's bottom line.

JobWire: March 9, 2009
Quiksilver is looking for a Sr. Merchandiser (Freelance) with 5+ years experience who will develop product strategy to maximize brand equity and business opportunities.

Quiksilver, located in Huntington Beach, Calif., is also looking for a Senior AP Clerk with 4+ years experience who will match cost and quantities against the PO’s per vendor invoice, and communicate with production and development departments regarding document discrepancies.

Oakley, located in Foothill Ranch, Calif., is looking for qualified individuals to fill the following "8" positions:
Manager, Project Management - 8+ yrs exp
Business Systems Analyst (SD/LE)
- 5+ yrs exp
Customer Care Analyst
- 5+ yrs exp
Business Systems Analyst (SD)
- 5+ yrs exp
Business Systems Analyst (BW)
- 3+ yrs exp
Team Sales Manager
- 3+ yrs exp
Inventory Analyst
Accountant I

William Rast, Peoples Lib and J Lindeberg, located in Los Angeles, Calif., is looking for an expert Senior Technical Designer / Product Developer with 7+ years experience.

Alstyle Apparel is looking for a Sales Representative with 3+ years experience in apparel sales in the industry to cover the Pacific Northwest & Northern California territories.  This position is salary plus commission, and you "must" live within the territory to be considered!

NEFF, located in Ventura, Calif., has an immediate opportunity for a versatile full-time Freelance/Contract Designer with 2+ years of design experience in the snowsports/lifestyle world.  This role will be responsible for design of graphics, apparel, and accessories, construction of factory-ready teck packs, and other design projects as they come up.

Billabong Retail is now hiring for the following "3" positions:
Retail District Manager (Southern California Based)
Assistant Manger / Supervisor (Las Vegas, Nev.)

Part-Time Supervisors (Las Vegas, Nev.)

March 6, 2009

Origin Design + Communications, a strategic marketing and communications agency specializing in mountain sports and resort tourism, is looking for an Account Manager with 3+ years experience to join their team in Whistler, Canada.

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 York.

Atmosphere NW LLC, in Portland, Ore., is currently looking for a National Sales Manager with 4+ years experience in the action sports world. Qualified out-of-state candidates will be considered to work from home!

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

The Outdoor Recreation Group, in Los Angeles, Calif., is currently seeking a Product Designer with 4+ years experience to innovatively originate and develop ideas to design the form of manufactured products.

One Industries, a leading MX racewear and protective gear company located in Rancho Bernardo (San Diego), Calif. is looking for a Customer Service Rep to work in the sales department.  Knowing MX is a big plus and you have to be able to handle heavy data entry, RMAs, and have a keen ability to handle product and service issues for retailers and retail customers (end-users).

American Decal Company, a manufacturer of stickers, decals and posters for the action sports industry, is looking for an Account Manager (Inside/Outside Sales) to join their team in Santa Ana, Calif.

March 5, 2009

Zumiez, located in Everett, Wash., is searching for a Merchandise Planner with 2+ years experience to develop, execute and communicate merchandise financial plans and strategies.

Vans, located in Cypress, Calif., has an opening for a Forecast Analyst with 4+ years experience who will analyze current and historical trends to create demand forecasts.

Vans, in Cypress, Calif., is also looking for a Product Compliance Specialist with 3+ years experience in apparel construction and quality assurance.

O’Quinn Clothing, located in Huntington Beach, Calif., is currently seeking a professional and experienced Apparel Graphic Designer with 2+ years experience to join their design team.

TaylorMade, in Carlsbad, Calif., is looking for a Footwear Developer (Adidas Golf) with 5+ years experience to provide effective development of footwear designs from prototyping through commercialization and production.

Creative Recreation, in Los Angeles, Calif., is looking for a Credit Manager with 4+ years experience to manage the credit and collections team.  Apply today!

Vans Retail has "4" openings for the following positions:
District Store Manager (Houston District)
Area Store Manager (Baltimore Area)
Area Store Manager (Denver Area)
Area Store Manager (Sacramento Area)

March 4, 2009

Creative Recreation has an exciting opportunity for a senior level Business Systems Analyst. If you have 11+ years experience in the apparel business and understand the seasonal business process you could be joining their team in West Hollywood, Calif.

O'NEILL, located in Irvine, Calif., is looking for "3" talented candidates for the following positions:
Merchandiser (3+ yrs exp) - create effective line plans and merchandising the assortment to drive business.
Photography Assistant - support the photography department in post-production, shoots, and organizing images.
Assistant Designer (Men's) - aid designer in executing a percentage of each season's designs.

A Confidential Top Energy Drink Company is looking for "3" Field Marketing Managers to translate national brand strategy into actionable local programs in Corona, Calif., Atlanta, Ga., and Chicago, Ill.

Oakley, located in Foothill Ranch, Calif., is currently seeking a Systems Administrator with 11+ years experience to generate and install vendor system software products and maintain major operating and networking systems.

A Confidential Lifestyle Apparel Company, in Orange County, Calif., has an opening for a hungry, aggressive Marketing Manager with 5+ years experience to help shape the brand on a global basis.

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 industry.

Deluxe, in San Francisco, Calif., is also looking for an experienced Licensing Manager with 5+ years experience to develop cohesive licensing programs that support and complement their brands.

DC Shoes, located in Vista, Calif., is currently looking for an experienced Footwear Production Coordinator who will create and maintain logistics related status charts to help control product flow, purchase order FCST, and inventory management.

March 3, 2009

Paragon Sports needs a Soft Goods Buyer with 3+ years buying and merchandising experience to join its location in New York City.

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 the globe!

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, Calif.

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.

Fox Head is searching for experienced Field Sales Representatives (MX) with 4+ years experience to focus on its established MX dealer channels in the United States.  Territories include the Northwest Region, and this position is salary + commission!

Fox is also on the prowl for a part-time Junior’s Fit Model (Female/Junior's Clothing Division) to hop on over to their location in Irvine, Calif. No modeling experience necessary!

Loop’d Network, the largest online network for action sports, is seeking a Sales & E-Commerce Support Rep with 2+ years experience to join their team in San Diego, Calif.

A Confidential Company, located in Irvine, Calif., is in need of an Art & Production Assistant to work in their art department on a variety of tasks.

Wasserman Media Group, located in Los Angeles, Calif., is seeking an experienced individual for Online Advertising Sales who can manage a territory/category, generate revenue through aggressively selling online media and be an integral part of a national sales organization.

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