Industry News 7/24/2012

Malakye Now: Shmooz 1 Week Away - RSVP | July JobWire | B2B - Origin Design | Mash - Bottoms Up

 

Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

B$Z: John Vance Back at Helm of Freewaters

 

EMP: Polartec CEO Andy Vecchione Steps Down

 

B$Z: SIA Members Take Manhattan by Storm at Annual Summer Snowdown Media Event

 

B$Z: JT Racing to Debut 2013 Gear at Washougal

 

EVENT: Tyla Rattray to Make Monster Energy Cup Debut

 

EVENT: ASICS, Ragnar and OIWC Partner for 2012 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Race

 

WEB: Extreme Athletics Launches Surf-Training Website

 

B$Z: Updates from Sierra Designs, ISIS, and Ultimate Direction

 

VIDEO: Stop, Collaborate and Listen...

 

VIDEO: Travis Pastrana Powers To His First 2012 Global RallyCross Victory

 

B$Z: Lel Tone Joins Teva Team

 

B$Z: Black Diamond, Inc. Announces New Hires, Promotions To Support Growth

 

 
 
JobWire: Find Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyle Industry Careers Here!

FREE Malakye.com iPhone App.  Stay Infomed On The Go!

Malakye's ShmoozaPalooza is right around the corner! It's an amazing opportunity to have in-person meetings with industry leading companies. See who's coming and register today:

At Outdoor Retailer - Saturday, August 4th:
See the companies and register.

At Agenda - Thursday, August 2nd:
See the companies and register.

Simms Fishing Products in Bozeman, Montana is seeking an experienced Product Developer for Outerwears & Waders with a passion for the outdoors and fishing a plus.

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, in Seattle, Wash., is also in search of a Store Manager to be responsible for all store functions associated with running a retail store profit center.

Cycling Sports Group, in Bethel, Connecticut, is in need of a Senior Graphic Designer who will be responsible for determining and preparing color and graphic design (and other related designs).

Eastern Mountain Sports, a passionate outdoor brand and outfitter based in Petersbrough, New Hampshire, is searching for an Ecommerce Merchandise Planner to manages all EMS catories for the ems.com website.

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.

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.

Crocs Inc., in Niwot, Colo. (Boulder Area), has an immediate opening for a Footwear Designer to develop creative concepts, design market leading products and appropriate high value innovations.

PSIA-AASI, an internationally recognized nonprofit education association, is currently seeking a Sponsorship and Promotion Representative to join the team in Lakewood, Colo.

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.

Easton-Bell Sports, in Scotts Valley, Calif. (Santa Cruz area), is serving up 4 "NEW" opportunities today. Check 'em out!
Junior Industrial Designer
Director, Advanced Concepts
Senior Developer, Advanced Concepts
Senior Advanced Concepts Mechanical Engineer & Designer

Aether Apparel, makers of high-end outdoor outerwear, swim trunks, knits, and accessories, has an exciting new opportunity for an Associate / Manager for their San Francisco, Calif. retail store.

Flexfit, a leading headwear manufacturer with a 30 year history based in Fullerton, Calif., has an openning for a Graphic Designer responsible for creating marketing, product and sales collateral.

Aqualung, in Vista, Calif., has an open position for an Inside Sales Coordinator to be responsible for providing professional sales support to the Regional Sales Managers, requiring excellent communication skills.

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.

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

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.

Dye Precision, Inc., the paintball industry leader, is looking for a career-minded, growth-oriented Truck Driver / Event Ccoordinator to join our promotions staff in San Diego, Calif.

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.

Quiksilver is looking to bring a Women's Swim Pattern Maker on board in Huntington Beach, Calif. to work with the design team.

A Confidential Domestic Apparel Manufacturer located in Huntington Beach, Calif. is seeking an experienced Technical Designer / Pattern & Sample Maker who has had exposure to product development processes in the apparel business.

Tilly's is looking for an Assistant Buyer to join the team in Irvine, Calif.

OluKai, maker of premium footwear for the ocean lifestyle, is seeking an enthusiastic Consumer Customer Service Rep to be a part of a great team of people in Irvine, Calif.

The hiring continues at 5.11 Tactical in Irvine, Calif.! Here are "10" brand-spankin'-new ones for ya:
Social Media Manager
Product Development Mgr (SMU's)
Product Dev Coordinator (SMU's)
Inventory Planner

Supply Manager
Product Dev. Coordinator (Woven Apparel)
Technical Design Assistant (Outerwear)
Technical Designer (Men's Woven Tops)

Product Developer (Outerwear & Knits)
Technical Designer (Wovens & Knits Apparel)

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

Body Glove, located in Carson, Calif. is looking for a Key Accounts Coordinator to manage major accounts from soup to nuts. Everything from planning to allocating to analyzing. They will need to know the business inside and out, upside down, sideways and slantways.

Margaritaville Apparel, located in Los Angeles, Calif. is looking for a Technical Designer for both men's and women's apparel.

Feast your eyes on these "3" NEW openings at Alpinestars in Torrance, Calif.!
Video Shooter/ Editor (Motorsports Division)
Dealer Developer (Motorcycle Accounts)
Ecommerce Associate

BB Dakota is quickly becoming a force in the juniors and contemporary apparel market. The company, located in Costa Mesa, Calif., is currently looking for an Apparel Technical Designer to join the team.

BB Dakota is also looking for an Apparel Production Manager to join their team in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Volcom is looking to welcome a Compliance Assistant to the crew in Costa Mesa, Calif. This person will assist the Compliance team in set up and testing of all raw materials and finished products ensuring they are meeting all compliance requirements for CPSIA and California Proposition 65.

Rip Curl, located in Costa Mesa, Calif., is searching for a few good peeps. Check out these "2" NEW opportunities!
Accounts Receivable Clerk
Accounts Payable Clerk

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.

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.

Specialized Bikes, in Morgan Hill, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area), is looking for a Director of Global Services to be responsible for providing design vision, merchandising concepts, fixture selection and sourcing to assist our international dealers in creating a best in class customer experience.

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

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.

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.

McClellan Nichols Sports Syndicate LLC, in Newport Beach, Calif., has an open position for an Accounting Clerk who will be responsible for maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial reports.

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.

Vital Media Network is looking for an experienced Front-End Web Developer/Designer to be resposible to front-end design and development of high-traffic BMX, motocross, and mountain biking sites and also heavily involved in conceptualizing new functions and enhancements for new sites. This position is based in Irvine, Calif., near John Wayne Airport.

July 20, 2012

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.

The United States Snowboard Association is seeking an Executive Director. Founded in 1988 by Chuck Allen, the USASA has grown to be the largest snowboard and free-ski organization in the world. Requirements for the position include a prior background in high level snowboard competition including knowledge of tricks, venues, judging and event organization and management. This is a Virtual Commute position, candidates are expected to perform all duties from a Remote Location.

Paragon Sports in New York City is seeking a highly energetic Visual/Stock Merchandiser to join the team in Union Square.

Fjallraven, whose mission is to make the outdoors more accessible for more people, is looking for a pair of Store Managers to join their retail team in New York, NY.
Store Manager - Soho/Nolita location on Mott Street
Store Manager - Flagship Soho location on Wooster Street (slated to open October 2012)

Kidrobot, the premiere creator and retailer of limited edition toys, apparel, media and lifestyle products, seeks a New Business Manager to lead the new business, collaborations and licensing opportunities for Kidrobot. This position to be based in Boulder, Colo.

American Rec, a family of ten of the best-known brands in the outdoor industry, is looking for a Territory Manager to handle the Midwest Territory (which includes Chicago, Madison, Wisc. and Minneapolis), someone with a passion for the outdoors and a business acumen to help drive the American Rec equipment division.

Seattle Bike Supply, with headquarters in Kent, Wash. (Seattle area) has immediate openings for full time Inside Sales Representatives. Potential candidates are expected to have experience in the wholesale or retail bicycle industry.

Easton-Bell Sports, in Scotts Valley, Calif. (Santa Cruz area), is serving up 5 "NEW" opportunities today. Check 'em out!
Senior Model Maker
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Drafter
Senior Caid
Mechanical Engineer

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.

DVS Shoe Company, based in Westminster, Calif., has an open position for an International Sales Representative to be responsible for establishing, executing and exceeding the sales plan for DVS through its selected international distribution channel.

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 an enthusiastic, outgoing, and results-driven Territory Manager to be based in Los Angeles, Calif.

Oakley, located in Foothill Ranch, Calif., is in need of a Photography and Content Development Assistant to independently gather data as needed to support the RE Dept. in ongoing analyses for strategic planning purposes.

July 19, 2012

A fast growing and well-established Confidential ecommerce Sporting Goods Retailer based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, seeks an experienced Internet Marketing Specialist.

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 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 based in Petersbrough, New Hampshire, is searching for an Ecommerce Merchandise Planner to manages all EMS catories for the ems.com website.

Salomon USA, a leading mountain company whose people are dedicated to creating the world's leading mountain products, is seeking a Product Category Manager to join the team in Ogden, Utah.

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 "3" NEW opportunities at their office in Brisbane, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area):
Digital Marketing Manager
Senior Director, Brand Marketing
Product Marketing Manager

Oakley, in Foothill Ranch, Calif., is looking for a Store Opening Supervisor who will be responsible for new store opening, remodels, and closings.

Covee, an established headwear company, has an immediate full-time opening for a talented, detail oriented Production Designer to join the Accessories department at the company's Lake Forest, Calif. office.

Patagonia in Ventura, Calif. has an open position for a Product Developer for Wetsuits who will partner with the Company's Wetsuit team and drive the commercialization process of a technical Surf line.

Futures Fins, a global manufacturer of surfing accessories, is currently looking for an experienced and highly detailed Shipping Department Manager to join their crew in Huntington Beach, Calif. Experience in the action sports industry is a must!

Billabong, in Irvine, Calif., has an opening for an In House Quality Control Coordinator to ensure consistency of fit, quality and constructions of garments.

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 Technical Designer for men's woven tops who will be responsible for establishing and maintaining consistent fit standards & manufacturing methods within each product line and between multiple factories. This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

A Confidential Leading Sporting Goods Company in South Bay, Los Angeles, Calif. is looking for experienced candidates to fill the position of Account Receivable Clerk.

18 Jul, 2012

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

Suarez, a high performance sportswear brand created from the passion of Carlos Suarez, is in need of a National Sales Manager to be responsible to hire, manage and direct a national sales team in Portland, Ore.

Outdoor Research, a leading outdoor gear company based in Seattle, Wash., is seeking an experienced, hands-on Product Developer to join their Government Apparel Accessories 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.

RAEN Optics, in Encinicats, Calif., is growing and is in need of a experienced Marketing Manager responsible for the development and execution of brand and product marketing strategiesacross all distribution channels and product categories.

A Confidential Leading Active/Performance Brand based in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. is looking for a Performance/Activewear Sportswear Designer.

One Distribution, home of KR3W and Supra, has an immediate need for an Assistant Buyer to join the team in Fountain Valley, Calif.

Tilly's has an amazing opportunity to join theiir crew in Irvine, Calif.! If you have experience with financial plans and strategies in support of support a company's overall merchandising objectives, apply to be their new Planner.

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

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

For all the latest jobs, visit
www.malakye.com
 
 
Attention Sales Reps: Find Your Next Line Here!

If you are an established Sales Rep and you're interested in getting the word on available lines before it hits the streets, send us an email: reps@malakye.com! Don't forget to include your name, email and territory!

Every position listed below is COMMISSION ONLY!

SUP:
NEW! Trident Performance Sports Inc.
Outside Sales Reps - Multiple Territories

SNOW:
SPOTLIGHT! AIRBLASTER
Independent Sales Reps - Ontario

MOTO:
SPOTLIGHT! Bel-Ray Company, Inc.
Sales Reps - California

EYEWEAR:
SPOTLIGHT! STUN Glasses
Eyewear Sales Reps - All Territories

APPAREL:
New! Nikita Women's Apparel
Streetwear Sales Reps - Pacific Northwest, Southern California
SPOTLIGHT! Glas Apparel
Outside Sales Reps - Multiple Territories
Defyant Clothing Inc.
Independent Sales Representative - East Coast
GLC Apparel
Manufacturing Sales Rep - Multiple Territories
Sailor Jerry
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple US Territories