Industry News 6/18/2012

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Eastern Mountain Sports, a passionate outdoor brand and outfitter, is searching for an Apparel Technical Designer to be a part of their team in Peterborough, New Hampshire. This person will be responsible for engineering apparel design concepts into production-ready specifications that result in great fitting and performing products.

Car Sound Exhaust / Magnaflow, located in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., is in need of a Graphic Designer to work with the company's Art Director and Marketing Director to conceptualize the image and feel of marketing materials.

A Confidential private label manufacturer specializing in technical apparel, sportswear, luggage, gloves, socks, and accessories, is seeking an Accounts / Sales Manager to join their team in Irvine, Calif.

Pacific Sunwear, in Anaheim, Calif., is in search of aMerchandise Operations Training Manager to support and drive process improvement, training, and documentation for all cross-functional merchandising efforts.

Pacific Sunwear is also looking for a couple of District Managers to cultivate and lead a group of customer focused, top-line sales driven, profitable and productive retail locations across an assigned territory. Regions available are as follows:
District Manager - Dallas, TX
District Manager - Long Island, NY

Alyeska Resort, Alaska's premier year-round resort destination, is looking for a Director of Marketing to effectively represent the resort to clients, the media, and the public. This position is located in Girdwood, Alaska, nestled in a lush valley surrounded by mountain peaks, hanging glaciers, and spectacular ocean views.

Daddies Board Shop, in Portland, Ore., is the largest longboard skateboard e-commerce company in the U.S. They're currently on the hunt for a Director of Marketing to help catapult the business and dominate the world!

Also available at Daddies Board Shop in Portland, Ore., is an opening for a Merchandise Manager / Buyer. If you're antsy to take on a ton of responsibility and want the challenge of building something special, this could be the job for you!

The hiring continues at Black Diamond Equipment! The company is in search of a rockstar Marketing Manager to join the team in Salt Lake City, Utah, and be responsible for their Apparel division.

Amer Sports, a leading sports equipment company based in Ogden, Utah, is seeking a Customer Service Rep to service and maintain existing accounts.

Kidrobot, creator and retailer of limited edition toys, apparel, media and lifestyle products, is in search of a VP of Product & Marketing to be based out of their company headquarters in Boulder, Colo.

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

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.

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.

Are you a marketing pro? Sole Technology has an immediate opening for anetnies Marketing Director to come on board in Lake Forest, Calif. The ideal candidate will have a clear understanding of the action sports industry, and experience in global marketing.

Black Box Distribution, located in Carlsbad, Calif., is seeking a Production Artist to assist in the production of catalogs and branding in both print and web.

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!

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.


Famous Stars & Straps has an opening for a PAIDProduction Internin Ontario, Calif. Responsibilities will include purchase order placement and tracking, vendor interaction, and maintenance of the sample production room.

June 15, 2012

The Revolution Cycles family continues to grow! This young, growing group of bicycle retail stores in the DC area has Store Management Positions available at their Stafford, Virginia location. If you're deeply passionate about cycling, put your name in the hat!

GovX, an ecommerce company that sells premium brands to military and government employees and their families, is looking for aWebsite Developer to join their team in beautiful La Jolla, Calif.

Check out this new opportunity at CCS in New York, NY! They're searching for an Associate Buyerwho can research, forecast, and buy in the Apparel category to provide the best selection and mix of product for sales growth and profitability.

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!

Midwest folks! We're serving up a couple of jobs in the great land of Wisconsin for ya today. First up is a Director of Eastbay Brand opening at Eastbay in Wausau, Wisc. The Eastbay brand serves elite high school athletes, and this person will lead all sales and brand objectives for the company.

Next up is a Guide Services Manager role at Trek Travel in Madison, Wisc. 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.

Oakley, in Foothill Ranch, Calif., is swinging their doors wide open for "3" NEW people. Feast your eyes on these bad boys!
Logistics Coordinator II
Sr. Merchandise Planner
Jr. Developer (Trim)

Sperry Top-Sider, makers of the original boat shoe, and creators of high performance footwear for a lifestyle in, on, or around the sea, is in search of an Account Executive to be based in Los Angeles, Calif. This person will be responsible for the placement of product and marketing programs with specifically assigned accounts within the region.

ONE Distribution, a leading skate-inspired apparel and footwear manufacturer located in Fountain Valley, Calif., is seeking aWeb Designer / Developerto join them immediately.

NHS, one of the most respected and recognized skate, surf, snow, and apparel companies, is searching for a Designer to work on apparel, skate hardgoods, and surf products for the Santa Cruz brand. This position is located at their company headquarters in Santa Cruz, Calif.

Thor MX, an industry leader in motocross performance apparel located in El Cajon, Calif., is in need of a Media Coordinator (Marketing) to focus on the global media and print needs of the brand, and the activation of programs created to meet those objectives.

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.

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.

June 14, 2012

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Cycling Sports Group has an immediate opening for aNational Accounts Coordinator to join them in Bedford, Pennsylvania. This person will provide service, support, and forecasts to assigned national accounts.

GoodWoodNYC is a Brooklyn, NY based manufacturing company that supplies product to stores, individual clients, and distributors worldwide. They're currently seeking a Lead Production Manager to be in charge of all assembly and production personnel, as well as being directly responsible for production workflow.

Fischer Skis, based in Manchester, New Hampshire, is looking for a National Alpine Sales Manager to develop and implement sales policies and programs for Fischer Alpine 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.

Black Diamond Equipment, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst to be responsible for gross margin reporting, financial analysis, and forecasting.

Black Diamond is also in search of a Dealer Sales and Service Administrative Rep to come on board in Salt Lake City, Utah. This person will be responsible for maintaining the company's dealer employee accounts, including sales, customer service, technical product support, and data entry.

Monster, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of connectivity solutions for high-performance audio, video, and computer, as well as a leading innovator in the field of professional audio and sound reinforcement. The company, based in Brisbane, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area), is searching for aProduct Marketing Manager to strategize with key teammates to create global launch campaigns.

Oakley, in Foothill Ranch, Calif., is looking for a Global Sports Marketing Media Journalist to shoot and report on Oakley Action Sport athletes and events for the purpose of web content, newsletters, magazines, and PR assets. Don't forget to submit both writing and photography samples when applying!

TaylorMade Golf Brands is seeking a Jr. Print Producer to join their Design Team in Carlsbad, Calif. This person will coordinate the planning, design, production, and execution of production projects with a focus on fixture programs, environment support, and internal needs like graphics and PR.

Hoffman California Fabrics is a Mission Viejo, Calif. based leader in fabrics, design creation, and garment manufacturing for almost every imaginable arena. The company is in need of an Entry Level Assistant to work with fabric sales, development, production, and logistics.

Pacific Sunwear, in Anaheim, Calif., is seeking a Pricing and Merchandise Analyst to assist with data analysis, price execution management, and key merchandising objectives.

Teeology, an exciting new online apparel venture launching this summer, and based in Los Angeles, Calif., is looking for Freelance T-Shirt Graphic Designers to become a part of their exclusive design community.

Rip Curl is searching for a Retail Store Manager to head up the team at their Malibu, Calif. store.

Specialized Bikes, in Morgan Hill, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area), is in need of a Junior Saddle Developer to provide development support for the company's industry-leading bicycle saddles.

Eagle Creek, leading maker of adventure travel gear based in Carlsbad, Calif., is in search of a Product Line Manager to generate strategic product initiatives and identify new product opportunities within the travel gear category.

The North Face, in San Leandro, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area), is looking to add "2" NEW members to their company roster:
Sales Operations Manager
Brand Marketing Manager

Also available at The North Face is aTechnical Representativeopening in the Pacific Northwest. This person will be responsible for educating TNF retailers and consumers across the U.S. The scope of coverage includes store clinics, events, dealer outings, gear demos, and more.

June 13, 2012

Do you have a track record of success in inside sales? Do you bleed customer service? Do you have experience in recruiting? And most you LOVE Malakye? If your answers are yes, then we're looking for you! is ready to welcome an Account Manager / Recruiter to our team in Manhattan Beach, Calif.

REI, a leading outdoor gear and apparel retailer, is in search of a Social Media & Community Program Manager to join them in Kent, Wash. (Seattle area). This role contributes to the company's success by driving engagement, brand awareness, and traffic with REI's digital engagement programs.

Lifted Research Group (LRG) is looking for a highly motivated and responsibleProduct Development Coordinator to join their crew in Irvine, Calif. Key responsibilities include sending out tech packages to vendors, creating and tracking sales sample purchase orders, and daily communication with vendors regarding product tracking.

Mountain High, located in Wrightwood, Calif., is one of the leading resorts in Southern California, hosting approximately 450,000 guests per season....guests that bring a passion for winter sports fueled with adrenalin! Come join this amazing team and become their new Social Media Coordinator.

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 Inside Sales & Service Manager to the team.

Volcom is rolling out the red carpet for a Product Manager to come on board in Costa Mesa, Calif. This person will be responsible for managing all aspects of the product development calendar, execution of the product, and on-time delivery.

A Confidential action sports company is seeking aGeneral Manager to lead and operate the company through a business model transformation. This position can be based in Southern California or the Pacific Northwest.

The design and development team at 5.11 Tactical strives to meet the needs of law enforcement, firefighting, emergency medical, and military professionals by enhancing safety, accuracy, speed, and performance through the design and creation of functionally innovative apparel, shoes, bags, backpacks, and accessories. The company, located in Irvine, Calif., is looking to bring aProduct Development Manager (Outerwear & Knits) on board.

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.

Birkenstock, in Novato, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area), is on the hunt for an experienced Sales Director. As a senior member of the executive team, this person will work closely with the company's VP and Board towards accomplishing the short and long term health and profitability of Birki LP and other assigned brands.

Outdoor Technology, an action sports lifestyle accessory brand with an eye on wireless audio, a love of design, and an interest in blending the outdoors with technology, is in search of a VP of Sales to join their team in Los Angeles, Calif.

Price Point, the country's premier online bicycle source located in Rancho Dominguez, Calif. (LA Area), is looking for an Accounting Manager to oversee and provide leadership for the general accounting function and staff.

Street League Skateboarding, with headquarters in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, Calif., is looking for aWebsite Developerwith 5+ years of experience.

Sunsports, an Irvine, Calif. based apparel decoration firm, is seeking a Customer Service Rep / Account Manager with previous experience in the apparel industry.

Delta Apparel is an international design, manufacturing, sourcing and marketing company that features a diverse portfolio of high quality branded and private label activewear apparel and headwear. The company, located in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., is looking to welcome an Apparel Graphic Designer to the crew.

Creative Recreation is in need of an experienced Footwear Designer to join their team in West Hollywood, Calif. This person will work closely with the design team to create unique new footwear designs that address consumer, retailer, and company needs on a seasonal timeline.

Rip Curl, in Costa Mesa, Calif., is seeking a Graphic Designer to take on their Men's Apparel category.If you love surf, combining fun with high performance, and enjoy the challenge of a fast paced environment, then this is the role for you!

June 12, 2012

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.

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 Helmet 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).

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


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