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There's some major hiring going on at The North Face! Check out these "9" NEW openings at their corporate headquarters in San Leandro, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area), and see if one might be right for you!
Retail Operations Coordinator
Assistant Retail Buyer
Senior Merchandiser (Ecommerce)
Senior Product Manager (Men's Outdoor)
Senior Designer (Men's Action Sports)
Senior Designer (Women's Action Sports)
Design Director (Action Sports)
Designer (Footwear)
Product Manager (Equipment)

Bontrager, maker of world class bicycle components, accessories, and apparel, is seeking aProduct Manager (Footwear) to come on board in Waterloo, Wisc. (Madison area). This person will manage all aspects of footwear product management from strategy and conception through design, development, and product launch.

Fly Racing, an apparel and equipment company with roots in the motocross industry, is now reaching far beyond that into street, snow, bmx, mountain bike, atv, watercraft, casual lifestyles and more. The company, located in Boise, Idaho, is looking for a Senior Lead Designer to head up a small team working on Fly Street: boots, apparel, snowmobile, and protective products.

Vans, in Cypress, Calif., is in search of a Product Line Manager to manage footwear product development, production, and delivery for Vans Special Make-Ups (SMU's) and Open Make-Ups (OMU's).

Vans is also in need of an Assistant Buyer to come on board in Cypress, Calif. This person will assist in procurement of product for all retail channels, maintain purchase orders, manage receipt flows, create pricing strategies, and react to the various needs of the business.

Price Point, the country's premier online bicycle source, is ready to add "2" NEW members to the company roster at their new corporate office in Rancho Dominguez, Calif:
Marketing Manager for E-commerce Company
Accounting Manager

Black Box Distribution has an immediate opening for a Hard Goods Development & Production Coordinator to join their team in Carlsbad, Calif. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in skateboarding and a keen interest in current skateboard technologies.

Fox is looking to welcome a Product Developer to the crew in Irvine, Calif. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of the entire development process, from design hand-off through production. This position will focus on all pre-production tasks.

Fox is also in need of an Office Administrative Assistant / Receptionist to come on board in Irvine, Calif., and be an enthusiastic, "front-of-house" representative of the brand.

5.11 Tacticalcreates superior products that enhance the safety, accuracy, speed, and performance of law enforcement, military, firefighting, and EMS professionals. Check out these "2" NEW opportunities at their office in Irvine, Calif!
Product Development Manager - SMU Programs
Product Developer - Woven Bottoms

Fuse, an interactive solution agency specializing in online, video, mobile, and print creative strategy, is seeking an Interactive Project Manager to join them in Laguna Beach, Calif., and be responsible for the work flow of interactive content produced for their clients' websites.

A Confidential Apparel Company in Huntington Beach, Calif., is in search of a Production Assistant / Supply Chain Manager with knowledge of apparel merchandising and production planning.

ENVE Composites, manufacturer of handmade carbon fiber bicycles rims and components, is looking for a Director of Engineering to join their team in Ogden, Utah.

Outdoor Research, a leading outdoor gear company based in Seattle, Wash., is in need of an experienced Materials Manager to manage the technical and design direction of material selection and commercialization.

Trek Bicycle, in Waterloo, Wisc. (Madison area), is seeking an E-commerce Manager to drive online sales initiatives relating to the success of Trek retailers.

Greenhouse BMX is a wholesale distributor of bicycles, parts, and accessories to bike shops across the country, and they are the home of Verde Bikes. They're seeking an experienced Inside Sales Rep with a passion for cycling and a strong background in sales to join the crew in Columbus, Ohio.

A Confidential outdoor company in Los Angeles, Calif. is seeking a Men's Outerwear Technical Designer with a working knowledge of men's wear to create innovative garment design concepts.

Corona Sports Group, comprised of Answer Racing, MSR MX, and Pro Taper motocross brands, is looking for a Web Designer with a passion for the action sports lifestyle, and an understanding of the motocross industry. This position is based in Corona, Calif.

Outdoor Adventure Sales, the sales agency representing The North Face, is seeking an Apparel & Accessories Sales Rep to manage their specialty accounts in Northern CA and Nevada. This position is based at their Napa, Calif. office.

Horny Toad Activewear, located in gorgeous Santa Barbara, Calif., is seeking a Production Associate to manage the day-to-day deliverables related to development allocation, factory capacity planning, factory production timelines, order placement, and front-to-back quality control.

Leading motorcycle helmet company HJC America is seeking a full time Graphic Designer to work on helmet graphics in Cerritos, Calif.


Pacific Sunwear is looking fora fewforward thinking, retail minded, creators of culture who have an appreciation for fashion and learning to join them asWomen's Merchandising Interns in Anaheim, Calif.hese are PAID internships, folks!

May 21, 2012

New Era Cap, producer of highly crafted sports-licensed headwear and apparel, is looking to add "2" NEW key members to their team in Buffalo, NY:
Apparel Design Manager
Headwear Graphic Designer

Cycling Sports Group has an opening for an Inside Sales Representative to join them and be responsible for sales of Cannondale, Schwinn, and GT products to a dedicated account base.This position is based atthe company'sBethel, Connecticut office.

Burton Snowboards, in Burlington, Vermont, is looking for a US Director of Sales to be responsible for the overall strategic sales planning for Burton, RED Protection, and Anon products.Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity if you think you have what it takes!

evo isa leading multi-channel retail brand that addresses the lifestyle and sporting needs for the urban, action sports enthusiast.The company, located in Seattle, Wash., is in search of a Help Desk Hero (that's right, a HERO!) to jointhem and help manage their IT infrastructure.

Collective Licensing International, a brand development and licensing company located in Englewood, Colo. (Denver area), is seeking a Graphic Designer to execute visual branding projects from start to finish.

SNOWBOARD Magazine, in Boulder, Colo., is looking to welcome a Senior Editorto the crew.This person will help produce and drive content through the magazine's print edition, as well as its array of digital channels.

Metal Mulisha, in Irvine, Calif., is seeking an Assistant Designer to come on board and take on their Men's Accessories category.This is a great opportunity to get your feet wet in cut-and-sew by designing and executing men's accessories, as well as boys/kids/toddlers cut-and-sew.

California RampWorks isa leading action sports development company providing design and build services for some of the world's largest events, including The MegaRamp, X Games, and Maloof Money Cup.They are currently in search of 2 "NEW" people to come on board in Carlsbad, Calif:
Assistant Skatepark Designer
Marketing Coordinator / Office Assistant

Fuse, an interactive solution agency specializing in online, video, mobile, and print creative strategy, is searching for an Interactive and Video Project Manager to join their team in beautiful Laguna Beach, Calif.

May 18, 2012

Orage Ski, with headquarters in Quebec, is in need of aSales Representative to manage, sell to, and service accounts in British Columbia, Canada.

180s, in Baltimore, Maryland,designs and markets breakthrough innovative performance gear including ear warmers, gloves, accessories, and apparel.The company is seeking aProduct Line Manager to build and manage the strategic plan for product offerings that embody the spirit of functional innovation.

The Turtle Fur Group, a Vermont based leader in the fashion and functional cold weather accessory business, is in search of an inspiring individual to join them as Director of Sales & Marketing.This person can, but is not required to, be based at their home office in Morrisville, Vermont (aka The Turtles' Nest).

Incase, leading distributor of a broad line of carrying cases and accessories for the mobile consumer, is seeking a Key Account Merchandising Analyst to be based in Minneapolis, Minn. This person will be responsible for providing day-to-day support to the Best Buy and Target accounts.

BROOKLYN, NY! If you are interested in selling the cycling industries premier products and bicycles, then look no further. Established in 1976, R&A Cycles has grown to provide customers with the bicycle industries most current cutting edge bicycles and cycling products on the market today. Join R&A as its newest Sales Associate.

Kidrobot creates limited edition toys, apparel, media and lifestyle products that fuse urban street trends, fine art, and creative design.The company, located in Boulder, Colo., is looking for an Apparel Product Line Manager to create, own, and champion the strategic vision and direction of their apparel category.

SmartWool, also in beautiful Boulder, Colo., is in need of an Apparel and Accessories Designer to incorporate the brand vision, seasonal design themes, and product line direction into commercially compelling apparel and accessories.

Adidas is on the hunt for a Business Unit Director (Originals) to head up their in-line footwear and apparel business. This position is located at their US headquarters in Portland, Oregon.

Trek Bicycle, in Waterloo, Wisc. (Madison area), is searchingfor an Interaction Designer to be a key member of their in-house creative group, and help to define the behavior of the company's websites and web applications.

prAna, located in Carlsbad, Calif., is in need of a Senior Technical Designer (Outerwear) to execute the fit intentions of outerwear and technical apparel for their men's and women's divisions.

TaylorMade Golf Company, in Carlsbad, Calif., is seeking a 2D & 3D Design Producer to coordinate the planning, design, production, and execution for 2D and 3D production projects with a focus on fixture programs, environment support, and internal needs (graphics, PR, company store, etc.).

AXO, an international motorcycle and bicycle apparel brand, has an immediate opening for an Assistant Sales Manager to join their crew in Santa Clarita, Calif.

ML Kishigo, an established garment manufacturer located in Santa Ana, Calif., is looking for an Assistant Buyer to help out with the logistics and importation of the company's product from overseas factories.Knowledge of garment construction, and at least 5 years of experience in the import manufacturing industry are a must for this one!

Deckers, located in gorgeous Goleta, Calif. (Santa Barbara area) is searching for a Senior Graphic Designerto oversee and direct all creative collateral for the Teva brand.

Strava is revolutionizing the social fitness experience for runners and cyclists, providing the insights, motivation and camaraderie to perform their best, even when they're exercising alone. Strava, located in San Francisco, Calif. is looking for a Director, Business Development to join the team.

Rip Curl is seeking a highly organized and detail oriented individual to join their distribution team as Warehouse Receiving Clerk in Costa Mesa, Calif.

August Accessories / HEX, a national accessories company that houses several brands, is in search of a responsible and experienced Operations Manager. This position will be based at their Oxnard, Calif. headquarters.


Freshpark, maker of portable action sports obstacles including folding ramps and rails, is looking for full-time and part-timeSales Internsto assist sales associates and marketing efforts in Huntington Beach, Calif.

AXO, an international motorcycle and bicycle apparel brand located in Santa Clarita, Calif.,has an opportunity for aGraphic Design Internto come on board.

May 17, 2012

Black Diamond Equipment, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, is searching for aQuality Assurance Engineer.This person will utilize engineering fundamentals, previous experience in a manufacturing operation, and knowledge from real-world field experience to set quality assurance testing models for finished products, as well as oversee and perform the required inspection and testing.

Here's another awesome opportunity in Salt Lake City, Utah!Scott Markewitz Photography, a commercial and editorial photography company, is seeking an experienced, energetic, and self-motivated Sales & Marketing Manager. Responsibilities will include building new clients, generating new sales, expanding growth into new markets, and increasing overall business opportunities.

Kidrobot, creator and retailer of limited edition toys, apparel, media and lifestyle products, is in search of a Vice Presidentof Sales to be based out of their company headquarters in Boulder, Colo.

Mervin Manufacturing, leading designer and manufacturer of snowboarding and skateboarding products that are built in the USA, is searching for an IT Technician to join them in Seattle, Wash.Responsibilities will include managing all in-house IT projects and trouble shooting technical issues.

East coast! Cycling Sports Group, in Bethel, Connecticut, is in need of a Product Graphic Designer to assist in determining and preparing color and graphic design for products. This role will have a focus on product graphics.

Henderson Sport Group, one of the largest wetsuit manufacturers in the country, is looking to add a Sales & Marketing Manager (Action Sports) to their company roster in Millville, New Jersey.

TransWorld SKATEboarding, in Carlsbad, Calif., is seeking an Associate Editor to contribute top-level skateboarding related content to their print, digital, and social audience.

Easton-Bell Sports is in need of a Print Production Artist to come on board in Scotts Valley, Calif. (Santa Cruz area).This person will create or make changes to all types of packaging and marketing collateral for printing.

ONE Industries, in San Diego, Calif., is seeking a Production Artist to support the company's marketing department.A passion and love for the action sports industry is a must, specifically motocross and downhill mountain biking!

DB Studios, located in Irvine, Calif., isa P.O.P. display and interior environment company that specializes in creating solutions that help the biggest names in retail showcase their products and services better.They're in search of a Receptionist / Departmental Assistant to manage inbound calls, greet guests, and organize the front office.

Flexfit, a leading headwear manufacturer with a 30 year history, is looking for a motivated and organized individual to join them as Production / Sales Coordinator in Fullerton, Calif.

Giro, in Scotts Valley, Calif. (Santa Cruz area) is a worldwide leader in high performance helmets, apparel, and accessories for action sports and active lifestyles. They're seeking aDigital Commerce & Content Manager to play a key strategic and creative role in building and maintaining the company's e-commerce websites, as well as support digital content initiatives.

Yocaher Skateboards, a fast growing skateboard company in Pomona, Calif., is looking to welcome an Assistant Office Manager on board.

Monster Energy, a leading marketer and distributor of energy drinks and alternative beverages located in Corona, Calif., needs a Project Manager to plan and organize company branded events and meetings.

prAna makes apparel and accessories that resonate with like-minded people:climbers, surfers, athletes of all flavors, yogis, artists, and free spirited folks around the world.The company is experiencing some major growth, and is looking to add a Senior Merchandising Manager (Direct To Consumer) to their team in Carlsbad, Calif.

Aether Apparel, makers of high-end outdoor outerwear, swim trunks, knits, and accessories, has an exciting new opportunity for a Technical Designer to join their team in Los Angeles, Calif.

Seirus Innovation, a winter sporting goods company located in Poway, Calif., is searching for a Finished Goods Buyer/Merchandiser to coordinate purchases of finished product from overseas and domestic factories.

May 16, 2012

Here's a brand new one from Revolution Cycles!This young, growing group of DC area bicycle retail stores is currently on the hunt for an Assistant Store Manager at their Rockville, Maryland location.

2XU ("Two Times You") is driven by a relentless company mission to advance human performance through the development of world-leading athletic garments.The company, located in Carlsbad, Calif., is looking to welcome an Inventory Analyst / Buyer to the team.

Volcom, in Costa Mesa, Calif., is in search of a Helpdesk Technician to support the company's hardware and software infrastructure.

lucy activewear, makers of fashion forward performance apparel that inspires athletic women, is looking for an Assistant Retail Buyer to join their team in Alameda, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).

A Confidential Company, located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, Calif., is seeking an International Sales Director.If you have experience managing sales across multiple continents within the action sports industry, this could be the perfect opportunity for you!

Fox has an immediate opening for aMidwest Retail District Managerto join its retail team. This person can be based anywhere in the territory, and will cover the following states: OH, WV, PA, NC, IN, and IL.

Fox is also looking for some peeps at their Irvine, Calif. office.Check out these3 "NEW" positions!
Graphic Designer - Junior's

Product Developer - Accessories

Specialized, one of the most innovative cycling brands around, is looking for "2" individuals to join their Global Marketing team in Morgan Hill, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area). Check it out!
Global Marketing Designer
Global Marketing Senior Designer

A Confidential Company, located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, Calif., is looking for aDirector of Administrationto perform a wide variety of functions including accounting, human resources, and administrative duties.

Greenhouse BMX is a wholesale distributor of bicycles, parts, and accessories to bike shops across the country, and they are the home of Verde Bikes. They're seeking an experienced Inside Sales Rep with a passion for cycling and a strong background in sales to join the crew in Columbus, Ohio.

SNOWBOARD Magazine, in Boulder, Colo., is in search of aSenior Editor. This person will help produce and drive content through the magazine's print edition, as well as its array of digital channels.

Headsweats, with offices in Cincinnati, Oh. and Boulder, Colo. is a company that specializes in washable, airlight, supremely wicking hats that now dominate the triathlon, rowing, and adventure racing worlds. The company is looking for an entry level Inside Sales Account Repto work out of it's Boulder, Colo. office.

prAna, makers of apparel and accessories for sport, life, travel, and adventure, is expanding their retail presence with new stores in San Francisco, Calif., and Portland, Ore. They're currently on the hunt for "2" NEW individuals to head up each of these store locations:
Store Manager - Portland, OR
Store Manager - San Francisco, CA


Solspot, an up and coming surf forecasting media outlet based in Huntington Beach, Calif., is looking for "3" Surf Marketing Interns to fill open positions for summer 2012.

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