Industry News 7/3/2012

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Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

B$Z: Just One Board Initiative Huge Success for the Kids on Go Skateboarding Day 2012

 

B$Z: Westlife Distribution Acquires Matix Clothing

 

B$Z: Heroes In Your Hand

 

EMP: Polarmax Adds Three in May 2012

 

B$Z: Vans Introduces LXVI

 

B$Z: The NBA and Quiksilver Announce Mens Boardshort Collaboration for 2012

 

B$Z: Lib Tech Waterboards: Unleashing the Most EnvironMENTAL surfboard ever crafted

 

EVENT: TransWorld SURF's Aaron Checkwood Releases Limited Edition Book

 

EVENT: Harmony Sponsors 200-Mile SUP Expedition

 

B$Z: Skis.com Launches Snowboards.com

 

 
 
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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.

Vans, in Mapleview, Canada, is looking to welcome "2" NEW individuals to the team:
Store Manager
Assistant Store Manager

The Turtle Fur Group, a leader in the fashion and functional cold weather accessory business based in Morrisville, Vermont, is seeking a Director of Sales and Marketing to introduce refreshing ideas and proven results to substantially grow their brands. This position can, but is not required to, be based at the Vermont office (the Turtles' Nest).

Eastern Mountain Sports, a passionate outdoor brand and outfitter, is searching for a Merchandise Planner (Special Channels) to facilitate the execution of the Brand from concept to customer for the Special Channels. This position will be based in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

Eastern Mountain Sports also has an open position for Store Managers to oversee the retail locations in the New York Metro Area, which incudes stores in New Jersey, NYC and Connecticut.

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.

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 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!

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

Mountain Hardwear, a leader in innovative, premium outdoor apparel, equipment and accessories, is in need of a Designer II to take on the Women's Outerwear category. This position is based in Richmond, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).

NHS is looking to bring a Website Developer on board in Santa Cruz, Calif. This person will be required to work closely with brand managers to create and maintain cool looking websites.

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.

A Confidential Orange County, Calif. based company is in need of a National Sales Account Manager (Footwear) with recent successful experience in Juniors/Women's footwear sales, on a national level.

A Private Label Accessories Company in Irvine, Calif. is seeking an experienced Creative Director who possesses a high degree of creativity, as well as the ability to manage and motivate a team.

ROOK Clothing is an action sports and streetwear brand defined by its art based in Costa Mesa, Calif. The company currently is looking for a highly motivated individual to join us as Production Assitant who will be a good fit with our team and assist in our quick growth.

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

Troy Lee Designs has an immediate opening for a Helmet Graphic Designer to come on board in Corona, Calif. Candidates are expected to be able to design and create original graphic artwork for helmets that reflect the image of Troy Lee Designs as a design leader within the action sports industry.

5.11 Tactical creates superior products that enhance the safety, accuracy, speed, and performance of law enforcement, military, firefighting, and EMS professionals. They are looking to hire a Marketing Specialist to join the team in Irvine, Calif.

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

Fox, in Irvine, Calif., has "2" NEW positions for you today. Check 'em out!
Social Media Marketing Manager
Sportswear Accessories Product Development Manager

A Confidential Domestic Apparel Manufacturer located in Huntington Beach, Calif. is seeking an experienced Technical Apparel Production Engineer (Pattern & Sample Making Skills) responsible for engineering the Apparel Designer's concepts into production-ready specifications that result in great fitting and performing products.

Graphic Apparel Company, located in Culver City, Calif. has an immediate opportunity for a Mens / Boys Graphic Designer to join its creative department.

A Confidential, leading innovator in the Men's Apparel Market is searching to fill "2" Positions to join them in Seal Beach, Calif.
Apparel Technical Designer
Production Associate

Vans is swinging their doors wide open for "7" NEW people to join their crew in Cypress, Calif.!
Director of Forecasting
Product Category Manager
Quality Assurance Clerk (Distribution Center)
Associate Developer - Footwear
Apparel Designer
Senior Apparel Designer (Women's)
Senior Planning Manager - Footwear

Vans also has an opening at their Santa Fe Springs, Calif. Distribution Center for a Human Resources Manager. Candidates must be bilingual.

Internship:

Vans, the leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market based in Cypress, Calif., is seeking a Product Management Intern.

2 July 2012

We're headed to the Great White North! Sugoi Performance Apparel, in Burnaby, BC, Canada, is in need of a Senior Designer to innovate creative design solutions for the Sugoi RUN category that are consistent with the company's brand philosophy. This person will also be expected to provide mentorship to their Designer and interns.

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, maker of world class climbing and skiing gear, and based in Salt Lake City, Utah, is in need of a Cost Accountant to maintain and evolve the company's cost accounting systems and analysis.

Ariat International, a worldwide leader in high performance footwear and apparel for equestrian enthusiasts based in Union City, Calif. (San Francisco Bay area), is in need of a Design Coordinator to support the Senior Director of Footwear Design and Design team members.

Ariat International is also in need of a Contract Trim Developer to join their team in Union City, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).

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.

Munitio, an innovative mobile audio brand in San Diego, Calif., seeks an experienced Project Manager/Product Engineer to be part of an inspired development team bringing high performance, high quality mobile audio products to market.

A Confidential Premiere Mobile Audio Lifestyle Brand based in San Diego, Calif. has an opening for a Sales & Marketing Director to create, budget and implement a national and international sales and growth strategy for an up and coming premium mobile audio lifestyle brand.

Oakley, located in Foothill Ranch, Calif., is in need of Leasing Assistant / Jr. Real Estate Analyst to independently gather data as needed to support the RE Dept. in ongoing analyses for strategic planning purposes.

Billabong has an immediate opening for a Graphic Artist / Designer for SMU to be resposible for graphic design and garment design for SMU mens and juniors. This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

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.

Red Bull North America Inc. seeks a Culture Marketing Manager (Music Focused) to be based in Santa Monica, Calif. and will be responsible for driving the development of innovative cultural events and opinion leader initiatives that create points of differentiation through events and culture opinion leaders, which drives Red Bull's brand image and relevance within the Business Unit.

Red Bull North America Inc. is also in need of a Field Marketing Manager based in Los Angeles, Calif. to be responsible for executing Red Bull's marketing strategies through Athlete Marketing, Events, Opinion Leader Marketing and Consumer Collecting, and maximizing local Communications output within a geographic market area.

INTERNSHIP:

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

Vans, the leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market based in Cypress, Calif., is seeking a Design Intern to create and develop product concept drawings and prototypes that optimize function and appearance in the Vans Footwear lines.

29 June 2012

Do you have a passion for outdoor sports? Are you able to live 4+ years in China? If so, Black Diamond Equipment Inc. currently has a challenging opportunity for a Director of Operations for their Asia business, to be based in Zhuhai, China. This position is responsible for the manufacturing and engineering performances in terms of safety, quality, delivery, cost and cash and for the introduction of new products in the Zhuhai operation.

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.

Revolution Cycles, a young, growing group of bicycle retail stores in the DC area, is currently seeking experienced individuals for Management Positions for the Stafford, Virginia location.

Snowboard Connection (AKA Snocon) in Seattle, Wash., is hiring a Web Ninja to reinvigorate their website. 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.

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.

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 Manager to open and lead their newest store on Santana Row in San Jose, Calif.

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

Monster Energy, based in Corona, Calif., is a leading marketer and distributor of energy drinks and alternative beverages. The company is seeking a Senior Graphic Designer to deliver consistent quality, accurately reflecting not only the Monster image and brand, but also other brands in the Hansen's portfolio.

Oakley, in Foothill Ranch, Calif., is swinging their doors wide open for an Apparel Designer II (Technical Outerwear / Technical Lifestyle) to be responsible for creating innovative designs.

Toddland, based in Newport Beach, Calif., is on the lookout to fill the Head of Sales/Head Sales Rep Position. "We are basically looking for someone who can come in here, manage all aspects of toddland sales, and who can run with things."

Innovative Mobile Audio Brand, located in San Diego, Calif., seeks an experienced Project Manager/Product Engineer to be part of an inspired development team bringing high performance, high quality mobile audio products to market.

Vital Media Network is looking for an Ad Sales Representative responsible for bringing new motocross advertisers and sponsors to be a key part of their small, but growing sales team in Irvine, Calif.

28 June 2012

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.

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.

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.

Columbia Sportswear, in Portland, Ore. is seeking an Associate Apparel Designer - Outerwear to provide support to a designated Designer(s) and other members of the department with regard to the design, development and production of outerwear.

Reed Exhibitions, based in Norwalk, Connecticut, is seeking a Digital Sales Executive for its ReedPOP division. ReedPOP is the maker of New York Comic Con, The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, PAX, Star Wars Celebration, The UFC Fan Expo, and other events in the pop culture world. This position will be responsible for selling the ad inventory across ReedPOP's family of show sites, as well as creating and selling additional online products.

The Vans DQM General Store located in Soho, New York is seeking a Store Manager who will be responsible for the day-to-day management of a retail store operation. Vans, the original sports action brand, and DQM, a NYC based skate shop and street wear purveyor, have created a unique retail concept in the heart of Soho, New York.

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 a Product Marketing Manager to strategize with key teammates to create global launch campaigns.

Troy Lee Designs, a leader in motorsports enthusiast product based in Corona, Calif., has an opening for a Technical Apparel Designer - an experienced designer of technical product and apparel.

True Religion Brand Jeans in Vernon, Calif. seeks IT Support to be responsible for the on-site support and administration of our corporate hardware infrastructure and desktop applications and remote support/administration of our retail POS hardware and applications.

The design and development team at 5.11 Tactical strives to mee the needs of law enforecement, 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 a Product Development Manager (Outerwear & Knits) on board.

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

A Confidential Action Sports Clothing Company based in Orange County, Calif. seeks reliable, energetic, detail oriented in-house Sales Support/Account Manager to handle the order entry process and help with the sales efforts.

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.

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.

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.

The Outdoor Recreation Group, in Los Angeles, Calif., is in search of a Backpack & Accessories Product Developer to develop and improve new or existing products. Be sure to include a portfolio link and/or art work samples for this one!

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

June 27, 2012

Pacific Sunwear is 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

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.

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.

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 a Product Marketing Manager to strategize with key teammates to create global launch campaigns.

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.

prAna, maker of apparel and accessories for sport, life, travel, and adventure, is seeking a Director of Retail Stores to join them in Carlsbad, Calif. This person will lead and oversee the company's retail strategy, customer and brand experience for retail consumers, employee excellence, and is accountable for financial results for all retail stores.

Ryderz, who operates 35 No Fear retail stores in six states, has an immediate opening at their corporate headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif. for a highly motivated Receptionist/Customer Service Representative who has great verbal/written communication skills and can handle a fast paced environment.

TransWorld Media, in Carlsbad, Calif., is seeking a Digital Content Manager to help to align and converge all Editorial, Sales, Marketing and Circulation business needs into a comprehensive and cohesive End User experience, across all TransWorld web properties on all digital devices.

One Distribution, a leading skate-inspired apparel and footwear manufacturer and home of KR3W and Supra, is currently seeking a Product Developer to join them immediately at their in Fountain Valley, Calif. headquarters.

Fox is looking to welcome a Senior Boardshorts Designer to be responsible for designing, managing and creating innovative designs that achieve the sales goal for the Fox clothing department as the leader in the action sport market. This position will be based at the company's headquarters in Irvine, Calif.

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.

Westlife Distribution, makers of the 686 technical apparel brand, is looking for a new Junior Graphic Desginer team member to contribute to the growing company with designing creative and compelling graphics for wearable, textible, printable and online applications from their Gardena, Calif. location.

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

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!

 

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