Industry News 12/28/2009

Malakye Now: Jason Arnold Interview | MalakyeB2B Goes Bulletproof | Jobs & Holiday Cheer!

After a long ride with the Brotherhood and Allyance, Jason Arnold rejoins the industry as Electric’s Music Manager and Skullcandy’s SoCal Brand Ambassador. Jason is looking to revamp Electric’s music program, focusing on quality over quantity, with a few other trick up his sleeve. As for Skullcandy, you’ll find this road warrior anywhere from Santa Barbara to the border, making sure Skullcandy’s reps have the support they need, working on events and social marketing, and taking grassroots tactics to the next level. MORE >>

Bulletproof Concept and Design consists of a network of professionals that can reach beyond its in-house capabilities by offering everything from conceptual design and manufacturer sourcing, to product branding and marketing. Their experience ranges from bicycle and motorcycle product development to automotive, computer, medical component design and more. Don't hesitate to give them a call! They'll provide a realistic run-down of your vision, figure out ways to reduce costs and get it on the market ASAP. Put Bulletproof to work for you today!!

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Here's a Week at a Glance...

Dec. 28, 2009

Under Armour | Baltimore, Md. |
"2" Positions On the Table:
Graphics Accessories Designer
Bags Designer

The North Face | San Leandro, Calif. |
Freelance Senior Designer

The North Face | San Leandro, Calif. |
Footwear Designer

DVS Shoe Company | Torrance, Calif. |
Footwear Product Line Manager

FLAT FITTY | Territory Account Representatives (Sales) | California (LA | OC | SD | IE | Nor Cal)

James Perse | Los Angeles, Calif. |
Production Pattern Maker

Fox | Irvine, Calif. | "2" Positions:
Sportswear Designer (Fox Girls)
Assistant Designer (Girl's Accessories)

August Accessories | Oxnard, Calif. |
Customer Service/Data Entry Specialist

Confidential Company | Manhattan Beach, Calif. | Social Media Intern

Sole Tech | Lake Forest, Calif. |
"4" Positions:
Printables Product Developer / Technical Designer
Retail Marketing Intern
Public Relations Intern
Photo Department Intern

Dec. 25, 2009

Ouray Sportswear | Englewood, Colo. |
Graphic Designer

Oakley | Foothill Ranch, Calif. |
Creative Director

Sole Tech | Lake Forest, Calif. |
Graphic Designer

ASICS | Irvine, Calif. |
Assistant Production Manager

Creative Recreation | West Hollywood, Calif. | Accounting Manager

Giant Bicycles | Newbury Park, Calif. |
Global Category Manager

Burton | Irvine, Calif. |
IT User Support Analyst

Confidential Apparel Import Company | Torrance, Calif. | "3" Positions:
Customer Service Representative
Assistant Production Coordinator
Import Logistics Coordinator

Dec. 24, 2009

Spyder Active Sports | Boulder, Colo. |
Hardware Development Manager

Manhattan Beachwear | Cypress, Calif. |
Swimsuit Designer (Missy & Juniors)

Creatures of Leisure | Oceanside, Calif. |
Sales Operations Manager

Quiksilver | Huntington Beach, Calif. |
"8" Positions Up for Grabs:
Key Accounts Manager - Roxy
Textile Designer
Sr. Merchandiser - Roxy
Merchandiser - Accessories
Supply Planner - Roxy
Supply Planner - Quiksilver
A/R Chargeback Specialist
A/R File Clerk

Oakley | Foothill Ranch, Calif. |
"15" Positions Ripe for the Taking:
Military Division General Manager
Senior Designer
Developer I Footwear
Product Development Manager (Eyewear)
Product Development Engineer II (ESS)
Strategic Analyst
Systems Administrator I
IT Procurement Manager
Manager eCommerce -
Web Architect
Web Developer
Business Systems Analyst FI/CO
Business Systems Analyst (SD/LE)
Business Systems Analyst (HR)
Business Systems Analyst - Hyperion

Dec. 23, 2009

Sole Technology | Lake Forest, Calif. |
Domestic Sales Manager (Emerica)

Globe/Dwindle Distribution | El Segundo, Calif. | Inside Phone Sales Representative

Oakley | Regional Channel Sales Managers | Divisions/Territories Include:
Traditional (2 Openings) - Chicago | Tampa
Optical (3 Openings) - New York | Chicago | Denver
Action (3 Openings) - Northeast | Pacific Northwest (MTN) | So Cal

Lolë | "Virtual Office" |
Social Marketing Specialists

Cycling Sports Group (CSG) | Bethel, Conn. | BMX Product Managers

Cycling Sports Group | Bethel, Conn. |
Junior Product Manager (Schwinn)

SmartWool | Boulder, Colo. | Apparel and Accessories Development Manager

SmartWool | Boulder, Colo. |
Product Line Manager

BambooSK8 | Oceanside, Calif. |
Marketing Generalist Interns

Dec. 22, 2009

Sole Technology | Lake Forest, Calif. |
Product Manager (Etnies Girl / Sandals)

Rome Snowboards | Waterbury, Vt. |
Senior Graphic Designer (Print/Web)

Pearl Izumi | Denver in Louisville, Colo. |
Advanced Design Manager

Pearl Izumi | Louisville, Colo. |
Pattern Maker & Fit Specialist

Desert Sunglass | Scottsdale, Ariz. |
Sales Training/New Business Development Associate

Neff Headwear | Ventura County, Calif. |
Director of Sales / National Sales Manager

Globe | El Segundo, Calif. | Product Development / Sample Coordinator

I.E. Distribution | Costa Mesa, Calif. |
Licensing Manager

Vans Retail | Orlando Skatepark, Fla. | Assistant Store Manager

Vans Retail | The Block Skatepark, Orange, Calif. | Assistant Store Manager

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NEW! Oakley
Arnette Outside Sales Reps - Pacific NW, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic S, Mid-Atlantic N, Nor Cal, Midwest, So Cal

Backward Circle (Bike Industry)
Outside Sales Reps - Mutliple Territories

Skinny Dip
Outside Sales Representatives - Multiple Territories

No Fear MX
Independent Sales Reps - All Territories

Globe/Dwindle (Footwear & Skate Hardgoods)
Outside Sales Reps - Canada: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba & Yukon
Globe/Dwindle (Footwear & Skate Hardgoods)
Independent Sales Reps - Orange County, San Diego, I.E., Desert Cities

Territory Account Representatives (Sales) - LA | OC | SD | IE | Nor Cal
French Craft Leather
Regional Sales Reps - Multiple Territories
H2O Audio
Independent Sales Representatives - Multiple Territories

UPDATE! Sullen Clothing
Outside Sales Reps - South West (AZ,NV,CO,NM)| Mid West | East Coast | Florida
KiLL iT Clothing
Independent Sales Representatives - Multiple Territories
Custom Concepts
Outside Sales Representatives - Multiple Territories
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories
Independent Sales Reps - Quebec & Ontario, Canada

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