Industry News 7/31/2012

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Malakye's ShmoozaPalooza at the Agenda Trade Show is this Thursday! And for you adventurous folks, we'll be at Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City on Saturday! Don't miss the amazing opportunity to meet face-to-face with representatives from several industry leading companies. See who's coming and register today:

At Outdoor Retailer - Saturday, August 4th:
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At Agenda - Thursday, August 2nd:
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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.

STX, a leading manufacturer of men's and women's lacrosse sticks and protective gear, is looking for self-motivated Product Developers to join their crew in Baltimore, Maryland.

STX is also is looking for an Industrial Designer (Hard & Soft Goods) to join them in Baltimore, Maryland.

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

Eastern Mountain Sports is also on the search 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.

Lastly, Eastern Mountain Sports 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.

K2 Sports, located in Seattle, Wash., has an opening for an experienced Snowboard Boot Design Engineer.

Deuter USA, the new distributor of the Ortovox brand - a leader in snow safety products, most known for beacons, shovels, probes and technical winter specific packs, is in need of a Sales Coordinator to be responsible for assisting the Director of Sales. This position will be based in Longmont, Colo.

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.

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.

HPI Racing is a leader in the high performance radio-control vehicle industry located in Foothill Ranch, Calif. and currently recruiting a Graphic Designer with a passion for getting their message across.

Proformance Apparel Group, LLC. (d.b.a. Proformance Screenprinting), located in San Marcos, Calif., is currently looking to hire a Director of Business Development.

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.

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 in search of a Merchandise Assistant 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.

DC Shoes, the industry leader in action sports footwear and apparel, is currently looking for a VP of Footwear Sales to help continue to lead an aggressive, expansive and evolutionary growth. This position based in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Incipio, a leader in the mobile device industry working with some of the industry's best known brands, is currently looking to add a Logistics & Scheduling Clerk to their crew in Irvine, Calif.

A Confidential Bike Industry Retailer, located in Southern California, is expanding and in need of an experienced Purchasing Manager.

A Confidential Footwear Company is in need of a Footwear Designer to join them in Torrance, Calif.

Price Point Mail Order Ltd., America's premier bicycle mail order source, located in the beautiful South Bay region of Los Angeles is currently expanding due to a growing reputation for quality and customer satisfaction. They have "2" NEW positions for you, both based from their Rancho Dominguez, Calif. location.
Web Graphic Artist
Ecommerce Marketing Manager

Baker Boys Distribution, distributors of DEATHWISH, BAKER, HEROIN, SHAKE JUNT and BRIGADA EYEWEAR is looking for an International In-House Sales Rep to join their team in North Hollywood, Calif.

Urgent Gear, an established multi line design house based in Los Angeles, Calif., is looking for a creative and technically proficient Senior Designer.

30 Jul 2012

Burton Snowboards was based on the belief that connecting with others through the adventure and stoke of snowboarding is one of the best feelings ever. Don't miss out on these "3" NEW opportunities to join their team in Burlington, Vermont:
Women's Creative Softgoods Associate
Senior Merchandise Manager - Apparel
Sales Manager - Softgoods & Winter Necessities

Deep See Inc., who oversees production for the Aqua Lung, Aqua Lung Sport and Stohlquist brands in Arlington, Wash., is looking to expand their product development team with a highly creative full-time Junior Industrial Designer/Apparel Designer responsible for designing a variety of scuba diving and paddling products for the domestic and overseas markets.

Birkenstock, in Novato, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area), is on the hunt for a Senior Marketing Manager. Potential candidates are expected to be responsible for developing, executing and managing a marketing plan that is consistent with Birkenstock USA objectives and larger global brand values.

Fox Head Inc. has an opening in their office at Morgan Hill, Calif. (San Francisco Bay area) for a Merchandising Administrative Assistant to be responsible for providing daily support for the Fox Bike/Shift MX Merchandising department and will be an integral part of the entire Fox Merchandising process.

Flexfit, a leading headwear manufacturer with a 30 year history, is looking for a motivated and organized individual to join them as Production / Sales Coordinator in Fullerton, Calif.

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 a Knit Sportwear Designer to the crew.

Zoot Sports, a division of K2 Sports, has an opening for a Custom OPS Coordinator in their Vista, Calif. location.

Sunbelt USA, Inc., a Sunglass Company in Upland, Calif., seeks a talented National Sales Manager for their sunglass brands.

Flat Fitty / Lavish Headwear was created to be the high quality, no hassle answer to the action sports industry's headwear needs. They are currently looking for an Accountant to perform a variety of general & advanced accounting, costing & margin conscious support tasks out of their Carlsbad, Calif. office.

Flat Fitty / Lavish Headwear is also lookig for a Social Media Manager to work from their Carlsbad, Calif. office to contributes to the company's success by driving engagement, brand awareness, and online traffic Internationally with Flat Fitty's digital/social engagement programs.

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.

IVI, a premium sunglass and accessories brand based in Irvine, Calif., has an opening in its Marketing department for a Graphic Designer to be responsible for creating original graphic artwork that defines the IVI image.

Fox, in Irvine, Calif., continues to grow its team! They have "2" NEW positions for you today. Check 'em out!
Sales Operations Administrator
Retail Store Manager - Company Store (at HQ)

A Confidential South Orange County Company has an immediate 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.

Pacific Sunwear, rooted in California teen culture, has an awesome opportunity for a Women's Denim Designer to come on board in Anaheim, Calif.

DVS Shoe Company, a footwear brand that is designed specifically for skateboarding, is looking for an Art Director to work from their Westminster, Calif. headquarters. If you're at AGENDA, drop off your portfolio in person at their booth! (B22)

27 Jul 2012

2XU ("Two Times You"), who's on a mission to advance human performance through the development of world-leading athletic garments, has an amazing opportunity for an Online Marketing Specialist. The chosen candidate will relocate to Melbourne, Australia to work in the 2XU Headquarters for the first 6 months (your VISA will be organized and paid for you). After the conclusion of this time, the opportunity will be presented to continue working in Melbourne, relocate to USA office (in Carlsbad, Calif.), or even potentially work from home!

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.
Soho/Nolita location on Mott Street
Flagship Soho location on Wooster Street (slated to open October 2012)

Oakley in on the search for an Area Sales Manager to be based in New York, NY.

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.

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.

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.

Zoot Sports, a division of K2 Sports, has an opening for an Apparel Product Developer II at their Vista, Calif. location.

Dye Precision, Inc., the paintball industry leader, is seeking a full-time Technical Designer to join their Research & Development team in San Diego, Calif.

Independent Trading, a leading manufacturer of fleece and other knits based in San Clemente, Calif., is seeking an eager candidate for a part-time Production Assistant position in their apparel product development and production department.

The La Jolla Group, who manage the licences for O'Neill Clothing, Rusty Clothing, Metal Mulisha, and Lost Clothing in Irvine, Calif., is looking for a Staff Accountant to manage all aspects of accounting including financial statement responsibilities.

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!

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

Lastly, Pacific Sunwear is on the hunt for experienced District Managers in several regions 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:
Houston, TX
New York, NY
Fresno, Calif.

26 Jul 2012

Looking for something different? 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 team at Revolution Cycles, a young, growing group of bicycle retail stores in the DC area. They are currently hiring motivated individuals for Leadership Positions at their Northern Virginia and Washington DC locations.

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).

Suarez, a high performance cycling sportswear brand created from the passion of Carlos Suarez, is in need of a Sales Manager to be responsible for hiring, managing, and directing a national sales team in Portland, Ore.

Outdoor Research, located in Seattle, Wash., consistently introduces new and exciting products to the world. They are currently looking for a hands-on Senior G/L Accountant to join their Accounting team.

Outdoor Research is also in need of an experienced Materials Manager to manage the technical and design direction of material selection and commercialization. This position is based at the company's headquarters in Seattle, Wash.

Rockford Fosgate, a high-performance audio manufacturer, is looking for a super star Graphic Designer to join the in-house creative department. This position, based in Tempe, Ariz., is an extremely visible position in the industry and candidates must possess a passion for audio and an understanding of a high-performance lifestyle brand.

Rip Curl, in Costa Mesa, Calif., is seeking an Associate Retail Planner to join the Retail Management Team. 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!

Ocean Minded is looking to fill a newly created Sales Manager position to join their sales team in San Clemente, Calif. This role involves being responsible for the development of new business accounts, but will also focus on sales support responsibilities for the OM sales department.

Sanuk, a company widely known for its innovative and unexpected sandal products, is seeking a Children's Fit and Wear Testers in Kid's size 10 and Youth size 3 who must be able to travel to the company's the office in Irvine, Calif. once a week (for a couple months each season) between the hours of 9-5 Mon-Fri. Also, potential recruits' Left & Right foot have to measure within a 1/4 size of Kid's size 10 and Youth size 3. Lastly, payment is 1 free pair of Sanuk footwear (M's, W's, or K's) each week you come to the office (excludes M's Leather Shoes).

Fox, in Irvine, Calif., has "4" NEW positions for you today. Check 'em out!
Bilingual Customer/Customer Service Representative (English / French)
Account Specialist / Sales Support Specialist
Data Entry Specialist (Sales Support)
Direct to Customer/ Customer Service Representative

Fox also has a pair of Store Manager positions available. One for their retail store in Temecula, Calif. The other, further south in Carlsbad, Calif.

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

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 (Nylon Packs & Bags) to be based in Irvine, Calif.

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!

The Movember Foundation - who, through the power of the moustache, have created a global movement that is changing the face of men's health - is currently seeking an experienced Country Director to lead and represent the Movember campaign in the US at their Venice, Calif. offices.

Civilianaire, an American made selvage denim and sportswear collection founded, is hiring a Store Manager for their Newport Beach, Calif. retail location.

25 Jul 2012

CCS, one of the leading skate and action sport retailers, has an open position for an Assistant Manager at their retail locations in the Northeast: Hanover, Woodbridge, Syracuse.

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.

Glamour Kills Clothing, based in New York City, NY, is in need of a Marketing Director to be responsible for coordinating the marketing of Glamour Kills' products and services for the music and fashion industry.

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.

Suarez, a high performance cycling sportswear brand created from the passion of Carlos Suarez, is in need of a Sales Manager to be responsible for hiring, managing, and directing a national sales team in Portland, Ore.

The North Face, located in Alameda, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area), is in search of a Senior Product Manager - Men's Outdoor to oversee the planning and product creation process from concept through commercialization.

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 Project Coordinator to support the Senior Director of Footwear Design and Design team members.

Easton-Bell Sports is in need of a Senior Mechanical Engineerto be responsible for its Bike category in Scotts Valley, Calif. (Santa Cruz area).

Aqualung, in Vista, Calif., has an open position for an Credit Coordinator / Analyst to be responsible to research shortages, charge backs and pricing discrepancies of major Sporting Goods accounts.

Oakley, located in Foothill Ranch, Calif., is in need of a Production Artist responsible for developing a mechanical file accurately and efficiently so it can be given to an outside print vendor to be produced.

Travis Mathew Apparel, a lifestyle-driven golf apparel and footwear brand in Seal Beach, Calif., is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Product Developer to join our Design team.

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

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

Brixton, creates unique products inspired by music, culture, and the people who surround them, currently has an opening for an Accountant to join their team in Oceanside, Calif.

Sole Technologies is currently on the lookout for a Customer Service Representative to be a part of our eCommerce Department. This position to be based in Lake Forest, Calif.

A Successful (and Confidential) Private Label Manufacturer that specializes in supplying brands and large retailers with private label technical apparel is looking for an experienced Merchandiser/Developer who is at the top of their game to join their team in Irvine, Calif.

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.

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 "3" NEW individuals to their team in Irvine, Calif:
E-Commerce Operations Coordinator
Director of Product Development - Hardlines
Technical Designer (Wovens & Knits Apparel)

Rogue Branding Apparel, a team of highly skilled and experienced thinkers, designers and developers who understand that digital strategy, has an open position for a Graphic Designer to join the Junior Division in Long Beach, Calif.

A Confidential Company in Long Beach, Calif. has openings "2" New positions:
Associate Designer- Junior and Men's Division
Sample Developer - Junior and Men's Divison

Dwindle Distribution, in El Segundo, Calif., is looking to hire a Marketing Manager to work closely with its current staff and Brand Manger's to help creatively expand brand awareness while helping develop and manage marketing goals, campaigns, calendars and initiatives.

Westlife Distribution, makers of the 686® Technical Apparel Brand, is looking for a new Junior Apparel Technical Designer to contribute to the growing company in Gardena, Calif. (Los Angeles area).


Are you looking to break into the exciting world of the action sports industry? Have you recently found yourself asking the age-old question: "How am I supposed to GET experience if no one will give me a job without it?" Sole Technologies in Lake Forest, Calif. has the answer for you - they are currently seeking ambitious and driven college students majoring in public relations or communications to join the team as an Public Relations Intern from September-December!

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