Industry News 6/26/2011

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SmartWool is in search of a Field Service Representative to create brand awareness and provide technical education and training opportunities for both the SmartWool and Timberland brands within the specialty retail market. This person will cover for the Charlotte, North Carolina area.

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.

Black Diamond Equipment, in Salt Lake City, Utah, is in need of a Graphic Designer to assist in communicating and maintaining the integrity of their brand identity through print and digital media.

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.

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.

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.

Sole Technology, in Lake Forest, Calif., has an immediate opening for aSenior Graphic Designer to come on board and take on the etnies brand. This person will be responsible for the creation and execution of all aspects of visual branding, campaign facilitation, retail marketing graphic design, and all art department related activities.

SKLZ, maker of some of the most innovative and effective sports training products around, is in search of an experienced E-Commerce Marketing Manager to join a great team of people in Carlsbad, Calif.

Sanuk, a company widely known for its innovative and unexpected sandal products, is seeking aProduct Development Coordinatorto join their team in Irvine, Calif. This role will provide support in the areas of wear/fit testing, sample ordering, cross functional communication......and the occasional soccer game!

Volcom is looking to welcome an EDI Coordinator to the crew in Costa Mesa, Calif. This person will work closely with Customer Service and Account Specialists on all EDI orders. Experience working with major accounts is a huge plus!

Freshpark, maker of portable action sports obstacles including folding ramps and rails, is looking for an EXPERIENCED, full time In-House Salesperson to join them in Huntington Beach, Calif. Must be willing to make 100+ phone calls per day, everyday, for this role!

A Confidential Company located in central Orange County, Calif., is seeking a Graphic Designer to help support the rapid growth of their women's apparel brands.

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.

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.

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.

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


Vans is in search of a Product Management Intern to join them in Cypress, Calif. This person will assist with specific projects such as research, compiling data, collection, evaluation and distribution of data/information, calendar alerts, presentation preparation, and more.

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 22, 2012

The Portland Shmooz is LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY! Get excited, it's gonna be a good one. Mark your calendar for Thursday, June 28th, and don't miss out on your chance to connect with employers at the best job fair and networking event in the industry. Click HERE for more info and to register!

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!

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!

Windells Academy, in Sandy, Ore., is a private high school dedicated to developing student athletes who pride themselves on analytical thought and critical analysis, both in their athletic disciplines and in the classroom. They're currently seeking a House Parent / Residential Advisor to become a "parent away from home" for their students.

Snowboard Connection, in Seattle, Wash., is looking for a WEB NINJA! A Web Ninja is a super-powerful person who can help a family-run snowboard shop transform their existing website into a humming and thriving e-commerce force. Apply now if you're up for the challenge!

evo is a 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 join them and help manage their IT infrastructure.

Mervin Manufacturing, leading designer and manufacturer of snowboarding and skateboarding products that are built in the USA, is searching for a Vice President of North American Sales to join them in Seattle, Wash. This person will lead the strategic planning process for the company's brands in North America, and will be responsible for setting and achieving sales goals.

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.

Quiksilver, in Huntington Beach, Calif., is in need of a Retail Licensee Program Manager to redefine, re-launch, monitor, and support a chain of store licensees.

Futures Fins, a global manufacturer of surfing accessories, is seeking a Data Entry/Customer Service/Fin Technology Representative to join their crew in Huntington Beach, Calif. Experience in the action sports industry is a must!

Electric Visual, in San Clemente, Calif., is looking to bring a Product Manager on board to focus on Technical Accessories. This person will oversee the merchandising, design, development, and production of technical accessories including, but not limited to, snow helmets, protective gear, cases, etc.

Volcom is looking for a Denim Product Assistant! This position, based in Costa Mesa, Calif., will provide development support to the Denim Coordinator and Senior Denim Product Manager, and will coordinate product moving through the fitting and design process.

Displayit Inc., a manufacturer of custom exhibits, retail environments, corporate environments, and retail fixtures, is looking for an Account Executive to join them in Foothill Ranch, Calif. This person will manage and grow a base of clients and projects in a variety of industries.

A Confidential, fast-growing women's clothing company located in Irvine, Calif., is seeking a Graphic Artist with experience in textile colorations and graphics. Must be proficient in Photoshop and Illustrator if you want this job to be yours!

Dwindle Distribution, located in El Segundo, Calif., is looking for motivated Inside Sales/Customer Service Representatives with action sports hardgoods and softgoods experience. Qualified candidates will have a solid understanding and background in the action sports and lifestyle markets.

24 Seven is searching for a qualified, motivated individual to join their growing marketing team as a Marketing & Events Specialist. This position is based in Los Angeles, Calif. (Downtown LA & Santa Monica), and depending on the candidate, will be 25-40 hours per week.

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.

Incase, maker of a broad line of carrying cases and accessories for the mobile consumer, is looking to welcome a Planning Analyst on board in Chino, Calif. (Riverside County).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

June 21, 2012

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.

Reed Exhibitions, the world's largest events organizer, is seeking a Digital Sales Executive for its ReedPOP division. This position, based in Norwalk, Connecticut, will be responsible for selling ad inventory across ReedPOP's family of show sites, as well as creating and selling additional online products.

Hawley, a leading distributor of cycling products, is in search of a Manager of Sales & Dealer Services to be based in either Lexington, South Carolina, or Sparks, Nevada. This position will focus on maximizing sales and customer satisfaction, and will also manage a team of inside account managers.

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.

Outdoor Research, a leading outdoor gear company based in Seattle, Wash., is searching high and low for a Product Developer to take on their Equipment & Accessories categories. This person will support the Designer and Product Manager in the development of all new products, from initial design concept through to final production tech packs.

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.

Billabong Retail is currently seeking an Assistant Manager / PT Supervisor to head up the team at their Centralia, Wash. store in the Olympia area. is an online only retail industry leader in bicycles, parts, and accessories based in Tualatin, Ore. (Portland area). They're currently seeking an experienced Product Manager to take on the Bicycle category.

MotoSport, a pure play ecommerce company that operates three independent websites for motorsports and bicycling parts, gear, and accessories, is looking for a Purchasing Manager to join the crew in Tualatin, Ore. (Portland area). This person will ensure that the company has what customers want, while keeping turns high and total landed costs low.

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 an ACD Copywriter to conceive, develop, and produce exceptional creative concepts and copy for assigned clients and projects.

Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group located in Burr Ridge, Ill. (Chicago area), is searching for a Coordinator to assist in all functions of the Dew Tour Competitions, including athlete relations, live event production, scoring/judging/timing, and television production.

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 a Technical Product Education & Support Manager to the team.

Ariat International, a worldwide leader in high performance footwear and apparel for equestrian enthusiasts, is in need of a Contract Trim Developer to join their team in Union City, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).

Looking for an adventure, not a job? Icebreaker, one of the most innovative and dynamic names in the apparel industry, is seeking an experienced Retail Store Managerto open and lead their newest store on Santana Row in San Jose, Calif.

Tavik Swimwear, in Irvine, Calif., is a music-driven lifestyle brand designed for active individuals engaged in the modern beach culture. They're in search of a Swimwear Sales Representative to manage current accounts, identify and target new customers, and grow their swimwear business.

BB Dakota is quickly becoming a force in the juniors and contemporary apparel market. The company, located in Costa Mesa, Calif., is looking for a Junior Merchandiser to help support the rapid growth of their brands.

A Confidential Company located in central Orange County, Calif., is ready to welcome a Graphic Designer to their team. This position requires a highly creative individual with a high level of organization, attention to detail, and the ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment.

686 Clothing Company, a leader in technical winter outerwear and apparel, is seeking a highly motivated, well organized and experienced individual for the position of Customer Service Representative in Gardena, Calif. Check it out!

ElliptiGO, maker of a line of low-impact running devices, is in search of an International Sales Director to grow their international sales. This person can be based out of their headquarters in Solana Beach, Calif. or in the Mid-Atlantic area, and will require some international travel.

ElliptiGO is also looking for an Eastern Regional Sales Manager to manage their existing dealer network in the East, and drive growth in this region. The territory will include states located in the Eastern time zone, and preferred residence for this position is in the Mid-Atlantic area.

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. Don't miss out on these "2" NEW opportunities at their office in Brisbane, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area):
Digital Marketing Manager
Senior Director, Brand Marketing

Alstyle Apparel, in Anaheim, Calif., is seeking a talented, savvy,UX/UI Web Developer / Designer with a comprehensive understanding of web design, usability, and back-end processes. To succeed, you'll need a solid knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript, and jQuery.

Oakley, located in Foothill Ranch, Calif., is in need of an R&D Lab Test Technician to test raw materials, prototypes, and pre-production samples to support the company's consumer and military product lines.

ONE Distribution, a leading skate-inspired apparel and footwear manufacturer located in Fountain Valley, Calif., is seeking an International Sales Operations Director to join them immediately.

Volcom, in Costa Mesa, Calif., is looking to bring on an Account Specialist to provide sales support for their Juniors, Swim, and Footwear divisions for department store and specialty accounts.

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.

The hiring continues at 5.11 Tactical in Irvine, Calif! Here are "3" brand-spankin'-new ones for ya:
Merchandising Operations Coordinator
Inventory Planner
E-Commerce Content Director

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:
Domestic Sales Manager (Fallen Footwear)
Domestic Territory Account Manager (Fallen Footwear)

FOX retail division is looking for a Retail Store Managerto take the helm at its Southern Park store in Youngstown, Ohio.

Fox also 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.

One more for Fox! This one's aProduct Developer position based in Irvine, Calif. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of the entire development process, from design hand-off through production.

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.

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.

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

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

Melmarc Products, a textile screen printer located in Santa Ana, Calif., is in search of an Assistant to the Art Department Manager to work side by side with their production art separators.

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.

June 20, 2012

Salomon USA, a leading mountain company whose people are dedicated to creating the world's leading mountain products, is seeking a Retail Sales Associate for their City Creek store in Salt Lake City, Utah. This is a temporary, part-time position.

SCOTT USA, an international action sports brand based in Ketchum, Idaho, is looking for "2" NEW individuals to be based at their Salt Lake City, Utah office:
Sales Manager - Softgoods
Sales Manager - Outdoor / Ski Hardgoods

Moving Comfort, in Bothell, Wash. (Seattle Area), is a leading maker of women's-specific workout apparel. The company is looking to bring a Key Account Sales Manager on board to establish sales goals, strategies, and budgets relative to these accounts to assure goal achievement through direct contact with buyers and merchandisers.

evo, a multi-channel retail brand that addresses the lifestyle and sporting needs for the urban, action sports enthusiast, is in need of a Copy Editor to join their crew in Seattle, Wash. This role will focus on creating unique and accessible content for the company's website.

Carve Designs, a beach lifestyle apparel brand based in Mill Valley, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area), is looking to welcome a Product Manager to their team. This person will be responsible for the development process of all new products, and existing products as well.

Oakley, in Foothill Ranch, Calif., is searching for a Sr. Merchandise Planner to take on the planning, forecasting, and analysis of the company's AFA categories, from concept to sell-through.

Vans is swinging their doors wide open for "3" NEW people to join their crew in Cypress, Calif!
Product Category Manager
Quality Assurance Clerk (Distribution Center)
Director of Forecasting

Vans is also in search of a Human Resources Manager to manage all aspects of HR at their Distribution Center in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. The ideal candidate will be bilingual, and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills in both English and Spanish.

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.

Advanstar Communications, a leading provider of integrated media solutions to the powersports industry, is looking to bring "3" NEW people on board at their Santa Monica, Calif. office to focus on motorcyle events:
Senior Graphic Designer (Motorcycle Events)
Marketing Coordinator (Motorcycle Events)
Digital Content Specialist (Motorcycle Events)

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.

June 19, 2012

The Turtle Fur Group, a Vermont based leader in the fashion and functional cold weather accessory business, seeks an inspiring Director of Sales & Marketing to lead the company with refreshing ideas and proven results to substantially grow their brands. This position can, but is not required to, be based at their headquarters in Morrisville, Vermont (aka the Turtles' Nest).

Chaco, a market leader in outdoor performance footwear, has an exciting opportunity for a Product Developer to join their team in Rockford, Michigan. This person will ensure that the "under the hood" features in all new and current products continue to deliver to the premium standards demanded by the brand's 20-year product conversation with its consumers.

Hanson Dodge, a leading creative agency in the active lifestyle world, is in search of a Creative Director to provide creative leadership for key accounts, including creative strategy and oversight of its application across all media. This senior-level position is located at the company's headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisc.

Black Diamond Equipment, a leading maker of climbing and skiing gear and apparel, has "2" NEW openings at their home office in Salt Lake City, Utah:
Retail Marketing Coordinator
Product Development Manager - Apparel

Oakley is searching for a couple of Regional Channel Sales Managers to manage a team of sales reps and sales performance in an assigned region. Territories available are as follows:
Regional Channel Sales Manager - Northeast
Regional Channel Sales Manager - Southeast

Oakley is also on the hunt for aRetail Opticianat their Walden Galleria store location in Buffalo, NY. Duties will include filling eyeglass prescriptions, fitting and adapting lenses and frames, and recommending specific lenses, lens coatings, and frames to suit customer needs. Knowledge of current optical theory and practices is a must for this one!

Global Trim, an apparel trim manufacturer with a wide list of clients in the action sports industry, is looking for Regional Sales Representatives to seek out and manage new business opportunities with apparel brands around the country. Multiple territories are available....apply now!

Pacific Sunwear is in need of an Entry Level Assistant Buyer in Anaheim, Calif. Do you love men's fashion? Do you know which brands are cool and new in the guys' world today? If you answered yes, you don't want to miss out on this opportunity!

Ocean Current has an immediate opening for a Production & Product Developer (Knits & Boardshorts) to come on board in Vernon, Calif. This position will focus on the commercialization of product for the company's Men's, Boy's, and Kid's apparel lines.

Lucy Activewear creates fashion forward performance apparel that inspires athletic women. They're currently in search of "2" NEW individuals to join their team in Alameda, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area):
Business (Sourcing) Manager
Merchandising Manager

Monster Energy, based in Corona, Calif., is a leading marketer and distributor of energy drinks and alternative beverages. The company is seeking aMotorsports Manager (4 Wheel) to manage communications and brand support for their team of 4-wheel athletes.

Element Skateboards, in Irvine, Calif., is searching for a Global Men's Design Director to create original designs, and manage a team of designers creating compelling product that embodies the brand's global direction.

Injinji, the original performance toe-sock company, is looking for an Inventory Analyst to manage the company's daily demand planning and inventory management activities, and to develop and maintain rolling demand forecasts at the customer item level. This position is based at their San Diego, Calif. headquarters.

5.11 Tactical, in Irvine, Calif., designs and creates functionally innovative apparel, shoes, bags, backpacks, and accessories for law enforcement, firefighting, emergency medical, and military professionals. The company is searching for a Social Media Manager to be responsible for enhancing the brand through various social media channels, along with managing content for the company newsletter and email communications with customers and partners.

5.11 Tactical is also in search of a Supply Manager to join them in Irvine, Calif. This role will be responsible for the development, communication, and attainment of category-level inventory management financial plans and goals.

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.


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