Industry News 7/10/2012

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July 9, 2012

Sugoi, located in Burnaby, BC, Canada, is in need of a Senior Designer who will work closely with the Product Line Manager (Run), and is responsible for creating and innovating creative design solutions that are consistent with the brand's philosophy.

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.

West 49, located in Burlington, Vermont, is in need of a Mens Buyer who will have the primary responsibility for achievement of sales, profit and turnover objectives through strategic development, delivery and marketing of mens programs for our West 49 retail stores.

Threadless, an online community of artists and friends, is looking for an International Sales Director to join the team in Chicago, Illinois. The ideal candidate will be an experienced and talented sales professional able to manage the company's International sales (wholesale and direct to retail) business.

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

NiteRider Technical Lighting Systems, the leader in portable action sports lighting based in San Diego, Calif., is looking for a dynamic individual to fill a Customer Service Manager position.

Boardworks Surf, located in Encinitas, Calif., is looking for a detail oriented Customer Service/Warranty Coordinator person to join their swiftly growing company and is responsible for processing and following through on warranty claims from beginning to resolution, complete domestic daily sales service and order management.

A Confidential South Orange County based company has an opening for a Technical Design Specialist that understands the skate and action sports industry and clientele, can solve problems in a positive, creative way, and knows how to effectively assist in product development and quality control of apparel. Note: This is not a creative/design position. The Technical Design Specialist will work within the Product Development department.

Amazing Grass, an organic supplement company serving natural products retailers, is searching for an Accountant Assistant to join them in Newport Beach, Calif., and be responsible for performing a variety of general accounting support tasks.

5.11 Tactical, creating superior products that enhance the safety, accuracy, speed, and performance of law enforcement, military, firefighting, and EMS professionals, has an opening for a Product Development Manager (Outerwear & Knits) to be based in Irvine, Calif.

Do you have a passion for motorcycle and auto racing, and action sports? If so, Alpinestars, in Torrance, Calif., is seeking a committed, driven Content Coordinator with an attention to detail and a personal need to deliver results on deadline, as well as the ability to ensure images and communications are prepared in accordance with department guidelines, corporate communication ethics, discretion and confidentiality.

July 6, 2012

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

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

Hawley, a leading distributor of cycling products, is in search of a Manager of Inside 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.

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.

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.

Oakley, in Foothill Ranch, Calif., is looking for a Channel Sales Manager to take on their Tactical division.

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.

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.

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 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).

July 5, 2012

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.

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.

DAKINE, in Hood River, Ore., is beefing up their Design team with "3" NEW openings:
Women's Product Designer
Men's Lifestyle Designer - Bags, Packs, Accessories
Mountain Bike Apparel Designer / Developer 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.

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.

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.

evo is also 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.

Sullen Clothing, an art-driven apparel brand located in Los Alamitos, Calif., is seeking a Data Entry / Office Assistant to support the company's production, sales, and accounting departments.

Rip Curl, located in Costa Mesa, Calif., is searching for a few good peeps. Check out these "2" NEW opportunities!
Graphic Designer - Men's Apparel
Associate Buyer

Fox, in Irvine, Calif., is in search of an experienced Product Developer to join their team as Sportswear Accessories Product Development Manager.

BB Dakota, an Orange County, Calif. based juniors and contemporary apparel company, is seeking a full-time Sales Representative with experience in DENIM to help accelerate the development of their growing brands. This position can be based in either Los Angeles or New York.

5.11 Tactical creates superior products that enhance the safety, accuracy, speed, and performance of law enforcement, military, firefighting, and EMS professionals. They're looking to add "2" NEW individuals to their Marketing department in Irvine, Calif.:
Marketing Specialist
Marketing Content Director

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.

Carve Designs, a beach lifestyle apparel brand based in Mill Valley, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area) is seeking a Product Coordinator to be responsible for the development process of all new products, as well as existing products.

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