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June 12, 2012


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The SHMOOZAPALOOZA is coming to Portland, Oregon! This is your chance to connect with employers at the best job fair and networking event in the industry. Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 28th, and click HERE for more info and to register!

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.

Bravo Sports, global leader in the outdoor, recreational, and sporting goods markets, is looking for an Inventory Analyst to join them at their company headquarters in Santa Fe Springs, Calif.

Banshee Bungee is the manufacturer of a bungee tow-in system used in skim, skate, and snow sports to propel boarders into features that were previously un-hittable. They are searching for a General Manager to lead and operate the company through a complete transformation of its business model. This position can be based in Southern California or the Pacific Northwest.

S4 Optics, a sunglass company based in Upland, Calif., is seeking a talented National Sales & Marketing Manager for their action sports brand. This person will be primarily responsible for overseeing the sales, marketing, and merchandising activities for sunglasses, goggles, and accessories.

Quiksilver, in Huntington Beach, Calif., has a TEMPORARY position open for a Production Assistant to come on board. This person will assist in tracking development from concept to delivery, setting up and monitoring WIP reports, and creating and maintaining development and sample tracking logs.

Zamst, a market leader in sports bracing and supports, is looking for a Marketing Manager to join them in Newport Beach, Calif. This person will be responsible for all aspects of the company's marketing and merchandising programs, and will embrace the brand, products, athletes and sports.

Specialized Bikes has an exciting opportunity for an HR Business Partner to join the crew in Morgan Hill, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area). This person will take ownership of the company's performance management and learning and development strategy, while having the responsibility for driving the people strategy for the product, ID, IT, and operations teams.

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

Easton-Bell Sports is in need of a Sr. Advanced Concepts Mechanical Engineer & Designer to be responsible for its Bike category in Scotts Valley, Calif. (Santa Cruz area).

The Outdoor Recreation Group, in Los Angeles, Calif., is in search of a Product Developer to assist in the creation of technical packages, including technical sketches and bills of materials. Be sure to include a portfolio link and/or art work samples for this one!

Fox is in search of aGraphic Designer to come on board at their Irvine, Calif. office and take on the Junior's Clothing category.

June 11, 2012

KLONELAB-IPATH has an immediate opportunity for aVP of Finance / Controller to join the crew in Boston, Mass. This full-time position requires an aggressive, free-thinking individual with previous management experience in accounting and finance.

Newton Running, a leader in the design, development, manufacture and sale of natural running shoes, is seeking a Product Line Manager tocome on board in Boulder, Colo. This person will be responsible for supporting the brand in achieving its long term vision and annual growth targets through management of the product portfolio.

Newton Running is also in search of a couple of full-time Technical Sales Reps (Educators) to provide technical support and lead in the roll out of existing and new educational programs and events with retail partners. Territories available are as follows:
Educator - South Central US
Educator - Midwest

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

Amer Sports, a leading sports equipment company based in Ogden, Utah, is seeking an HR Associate / Receptionist to take on both HR and front-of-office duties.

Nike is in need of an Apparel Product Lead (Action Sports) to join them in Portland, Ore. Responsibilities will include collecting and analyzing product, consumer, and competitive trends in the key global markets for the category.

Action Marketing Group is a Boulder, Colo. based marketing agency specializing in high impact event, lifestyle, entertainment, and presence marketing campaigns for nationally recognized brands. They are looking to hire experienced Powersports Enthusiasts to assist and execute a mobile marketing Demo Tour traveling across the country for 7 weeks (June-July 2012). Intimate knowledge of ATVs and motorcycles is a must for this one!

Scratch Tracks, located in Long Beach, Calif., is seeking a Wholesale Operations and Administration Manager. This person will be the wizard behind the curtain that orchestrates the delicate relationships between customers, sales, finance, logistics, and production.

ElliptiGO is a fast-growing manufacturer and distributor of a line of low-impact outdoor running devices. The company is looking to expand by adding a Commercial Sales Manager to their team in Solana Beach, Calif. This person will create and implement an effective strategy to identify and engage new commercial sales opportunities.

Civilianaire, an American-made premium denim and sportswear boutique, is seeking a Store Manager to take the reigns at their Newport Beach, Calif. Fashion Island location.

Amazing Grass, an organic supplement company serving natural products retailers, is searching for an Inside Sales Representative to join them in Newport Beach, Calif. This person will be responsible for achieving sales targets and goals as determined by the Sales Management team.

Amazing Grass is also on the hunt for a Staff Accountant to come on board in Newport Beach, Calif. This hands-on position will take on daily accounting activities, including posting of business transactions, verifying the accuracy of documents and records, and updating accounting journals, ledgers, and other records.

Pacific Sunwear, in Anaheim, Calif., is in search of an E-Commerce Web Analyst to analyze all aspects of the company's e-commerce business and assist in developing strategies to grow sales and margin based on business trends.

Specialized Bikes, in Morgan Hill, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area), is looking for an Enterprise Data Analyst to create and maintain product item numbers, order forms, and provide requested data analysis and reporting.

prAna, makers of apparel and accessories for sport, life, travel, and adventure, is expanding their retail presence with a new store in San Francisco, CA! They're currently on the hunt for a Store Manager to head up the team at their new SF location.

Exxel Outdoors is a leading global manufacturer and distributor of outdoor recreational gear with headquarters in Los Angeles, Calif. The company is seeking aProduction Assistant to help facilitate the flow of finished goods to market, and conduct quality inspections for imported goods.

Hybrid Apparel is a diversified, US-based premiere apparel company servicing all tiers and trade channels of distribution. They are currently looking to add "3" NEW members to their team in Huntington Beach, Calif:
Textile Developer & Colorist
Branded Assistant Merchandiser
Assistant Product Developer

OBEY Clothing, located in Irvine, Calif., is searching for aHuman Resources Administrator to direct the company's HR functions. This includes employment, compensation, benefits, training, and employee relations and services.

August Accessories / HEX, a national accessories company that houses several brands, is in search of an E-Commerce Manager to join them in Oxnard, Calif., and oversee and expand their webstore operations.

August Accessories / HEX is also in need of a Customer Service Manager to come on board in Oxnard, Calif. This person will oversee and coordinate all customer service functions, including order entry, EDI processing, communication with customers and sales reps, allocations, reporting, invoicing, and online sales and service.


Pacific Sunwear has an exciting opportunity for an Online Production Artist Intern to join them in Anaheim, Calif! This person will be responsible for post production of online product photography, including editing and art duties to prepare product images for posting to the website.

Flip Skateboards, in Westminster, Calif., is looking for a college Marketing & PR Intern to work on major marketing initiatives and events, and assist with social media, press releases, and various other marketing and PR-related tasks.

June 8, 2012

Have you signed up for the Portland Shmooz yet? This is your chance to connect with employers at the best job fair and networking event in the industry. Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 28th, and click HERE for more info and to register!

Rofu, an international design group with expertise in product innovation, design, development, and manufacturing, is seeking an Apparel Developer to bring apparel designs to life for the KEEN and Chrome brands. This person will be based at the company's San Francisco, Calif. office.

Profile Design, an industry leader in triathlon and cycling components and accessories, is in search of a Graphic Designer to join their in-house marketing and design department in Long Beach, Calif.

Four Star Distribution, home of C1RCA and Axion, has an immediate opening for an established Sales Director to join them in San Clemente, Calif. This is an amazing opportunity for a candidate with strong sales management experience in the action sports industry.

Sole Technology is looking for a few good employees! Check out these "4" NEW openings at their headquarters in Lake Forest, Calif:
Retail Marketing Field Rep (etnies)
International Sales Manager
Junior Marketing Analyst
Senior Graphic Designer (etnies)

VSTR, in Huntington Beach, Calif., is seeking aMarketing Manager to take a lead role in their annual marketing planning, budgeting process, and to oversee all related project management and operational functions.

Fox is looking to welcome an Accessories 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, with an emphasis on accessory products.

Fox is also looking to add a 3D CAD Modeler to its design and development team in Irvine, Calif. This person will utilize 3D CAD systems to generate solid models, 3D assemblies, and 2D drawings and layouts to provide support to Product Development and Engineering.

American Rec, a family of ten of the best-known brands in the outdoor industry, is seeking an International Sales Manager to come on board in Boulder, Colo. This person will be responsible for assuring that the company's Latin American customers receive the highest quality service, attention, and communication. Fluency in reading and writing Spanish is required for this one!

Trek Travel, in Madison, Wisc., is searching for a Guide Services Manager. Trek Travel is a growing cycling vacation company, and they're seeking an individual to play an important role in recruiting, training and retaining best-in-class guides, and ensuring that guides provide exceptional customer experiences.

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, and experience with graphics on bikes in particular is highly preferred!

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.

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.

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.

June 7, 2012

Factory Design Labs, based in Denver, Colo., is a highly creative advertising agency that boasts an impressive list of clients in the outdoor and action sports industries. They're in search of anACD Copywriter to conceive, develop, and produce exceptional creative concepts and copy for assigned clients and projects.

AWSM is a rider-owned and operated maker of skate and snowboard inspired accessories, belts, wallets, and backpacks. The company, located in Spokane, Wash., is seeking a National Sales Manager to develop and implement the sales policies and programs for AWSM Brand in the U.S.

REI, a leading outdoor gear and apparel retailer dedicated to inspiring, educating, and outfitting people for a lifetime of outdoor adventures, is in search of an Outerwear Apparel Designer. This person will be based at their headquarters in Kent, Wash. (Seattle area), and will be responsible for managing the design process for his/her product category and in partner with all phases of the product development process.

Scratch Tracks, in Long Beach, Calif., is a team of cultural engineers manufacturing music, mobility, fashion, and technology for go-go lifestyles. They're in need of a Warehouse / Logistics Coordinator to take on order processing, inventory control, logistics and receiving, warehouse maintenance, and customer support duties.

Oakley, in Foothill Ranch, Calif., is looking for a Global Sourcing Manager to oversee the sourcing process for in-line, regional, SMU's, vault, retail, team sports, and motorsports products from supplier selection/allocation through to the end of the product development lifecycle.

The hiring continues at 5.11 Tactical in Irvine, Calif! Here are "2" brand-spankin'-new ones for ya:
Merchandising Operations Coordinator
Inventory Planner

Girl Skateboard Company is seeking a Financial Planner / Analyst to come on board in Torrance, Calif. Duties will include analysis of financial data, issuing monthly and weekly reports, and helping to develop the company-wide budget.

Radii Footwear brings an unbridled passion for art and couture to the world of sneakers and high-end footwear. They're currently in search of a Marketing / PR Assistant to come on board in Chino, Calif.

Black Box Distribution, the parent company of Zero Skateboards, Mystery Skateboards, and Fallen Footwear, is serving up "2" NEW positions at their office in Carlsbad, Calif:
Production Artist
Domestic Territory Account Manager (Fallen Footwear)

Rip Curl is searching for a Retail Store Manager to head up the team at their Pacific Beach store in San Diego, Calif.

PixelMags is transforming the future of digital publishing by changing how publishers distribute and monetize branded content. The company, based in Norco, Calif. (Riverside area), is looking for a Publishing Account Specialist with a strong work ethic and a willingness to go the extra mile.

FDI, a custom headwear manufacturer located in Irvine, Calif., is in search of a Creative Director to provide ongoing strategic vision and guidance regarding trend information and design development.

Hybrid Apparel is a diversified, US-based premiere apparel company servicing all tiers and trade channels of distribution. They are currently looking for a Director of Merchandising to head up their Branded Division in Huntington Beach, Calif.

June 6, 2012

The SHMOOZAPALOOZA is coming to Portland, Oregon! This is your chance to connect with employers at the best job fair and networking event in the industry. Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 28th, and click HERE for more info and to register!

We're going international today! True Religion Jeans is seeking an IT Project Manager (Full Circle) to work from their headquarters in Lugano, Switzerland. This person will work with the leaders of the company's European operations to implement enterprise-wide processes and a shared technology infrastructure to support their global expansion. is hiring! That's right, come join our team in beautiful Manhattan Beach, Calif. We're looking for "2" ROCKSTAR individuals to come on board:
Account Manager / Recruiter
Editorial and Social Media Contributor

Hawley, a leading distributor of cycling products, is in search of a Buyer / Product Manager to be responsible for the successful execution of procurement and timely delivery of products. Hawley is based in Lexington, South Carolina, close to beaches, mountains, and some of the best cycling trails in the country.

Revolution Cycles, a young, growing group of bicycle retail stores in the DC area, has Full Time and Part Time Sales Positions open at their Arlington, Virginia shop. Do you find yourself wearing spandex to coffee shops on a regular basis? Experience withdrawal symptoms when you go more than one week without a bike ride? If so, you'll fit in PERFECTLY with the Revolution team.

Bontrager, maker of world class bicycle components, accessories, and apparel, is seeking a Product 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.

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.

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.

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.

Advanstar Communications, a leading provider of integrated media solutions for the power sports industry, has "3" NEW openings at their office in Santa Monica, Calif:
Digital Content Specialist - Motorcycle Events

Senior Graphic Designer - Motorcycle Events

Marketing Coordinator - Motorcycle Events

A2Z Trends, located in Los Angeles, Calif., is searching for aCustomer Service Representative to handle reception, customer service, and data entry duties.

Fox, in Irvine, Calif., has "4" NEW positions for you today. Check 'em out!
Senior Ecommerce Customer Support
Product Developer

Office Administrative Assistant / Receptionist

Senior Boardshorts Designer

Flow Sports, an innovative branding and distribution company based in San Clemente, Calif., is seeking a Senior Accountant to strengthen its finance team.

Element Skateboards, located in Irvine, Calif., is in search of an Art Director to collaborate with every department of the company to develop unique, innovative, and creative branding for all of the company's divisions.

Element is also on the hunt for a driven, creative, and dedicated Global Footwear Designer with some development experience to join their growing footwear department in Irvine, Calif.

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

Profile Design, an industry leader in triathlon and road cycling components, wheels, and wetsuits, is in search of a Customer Service Agent / Order Processor to come on board in Long Beach, Calif.

5.11 Tactical creates superior products that enhance the safety, accuracy, speed, and performance of law enforcement, military, firefighting, and EMS professionals. Check out these "7" NEW opportunities at their office in Irvine, Calif!
E-Commerce Content Director
Product Development Manager - Nylon Packs & Bags
Product Developer - Knits
Product Development Coordinator - SMU's
Design & Development Assistant
Product Developer - Woven Bottoms
Product Development Manager - SMU Programs

Easton Cycling, located in Scotts Valley, Calif. (Santa Cruz Area!), is looking for an experienced professional to come on board as the Business Unit Director of it's bike division. This is a huge opportunity for the right person.

Dwindle Distribution, in El Segundo, Calif., is seeking an Apparel Technical Designer to create technical packages, establish and maintain consistent fit standards, manufacturing methods, and pattern blocks within each product line and between factories.

Volcom has an exciting opportunity for a creative Graphic Designer (Men's/Youth) to join their in-house art team in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Volcom is also in search of aGirl's Design Director of Merchandising to join them in Costa Mesa, Calif. This is a temporary position to cover a maternity leave, and the anticipated duration is from mid July through January.

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.

New Era Cap, a leading sports-licensed headwear company, is seeking a Logistics Coordinator to join their team in Irvine, Calif., and provide excellent service to both internal and external customers.

New Era Cap is also in search of some Event & Retail Activists (ERA's) for their Los Angeles, NYC, and Chicago locations. The role of the ERA is to integrate and build the New Era brand in a strategically key market, face-to-face with the company's target consumers and customers.

AMG has a great opportunity for a Project Executor to work full-time from their offices in Aliso Viejo, Calif. Responsibilities will include facilitating meetings, executing project tasks, reporting, vendor negotiations, and creating and managing budgets.


Travis Mathew Apparel, a lifestyle-driven golf apparel and footwear brand in Seal Beach, Calif., is looking for aSales Intern. This person will help accomplish sales goals through organizing sales data and contacts, assisting customers, preparing samples, and learning order and sales processes.


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