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August 14, 2012


The Shmooz is on next month at Interbike! Register Now! We'll be in Vegas on Thursday, September 20, 2012. It's going to be great. Come on out to meet and greet the bike industry’s finest employers! Official business in the front (11am - 4pm) and party in the back (4pm - 8pm). We hope you can make it!

Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

EVENT: TransWorld Business And Surf Expo Swimwear Fashion Show Returns


EVENT: ASP WCT No. 1 Mick Fanning Readies for Billabong Pro Tahiti, Early Swell Forecast


B$Z: Agenda Achieves Wider Demographic, Huge Success in Long Beach


EMP: PacSun Announces Resignation of Charlie Mescher as SVP Men’s Merchandising


WEB: Powder Magazine Launches New Website


SNOW: Team Shoot Out 2012 Winners


EMP: Rhythm USA is now being run by AUS General Manager Josh Barrett


EMP: Mervin Welcomes Tim Zimmerman, Krush Kulesza, and Jesse Burtner to the Marketing Team


EMP: Jim Keefe Joins Bicycle Leadership Conference Management Team


EVENT: Mad River Canoe Sponsors Swim1000 Missouri River Expedition


MUSIC: Sal Masekela, a.k.a. Alekesam, releases his first full-length album "The Sound of Alekesam"


VIDEO: "Nitro Circus 3D" premieres in theaters TODAY - Wednesday, August 8


B$Z: Lastclick Partners with Grind For Life Charity Benefitting Families of Cancer Patients


VIDEO: Support Board Rescue


B$Z: Airwalk Partners with Race Car Driver Savannah Ivanitski


EVENT: Recon Tour Report from Escondido


B$Z: Jakks Pacific Teams Up With Top Action Sports Athletes


B$Z: The House of Marley Introduces 'Lively Up' Collection


EVENT: Search for Miss Monster Energy Cup Kicks Off Tomorrow


B$Z: SURFER Launches All-Girls Surf Magazine


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

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Register now for the upcoming ShmoozaPalooza set for September 20, 2012 at Interbike in Las Vegas (attention company representatives - to get involved in this FREE event, email [email protected] for more details).

And, THANK YOU to everyone who participating in making our most recent pair of Malakye's ShmoozaPalooza job fairs and networking events a success! We were at the Agenda Trade Show in Long Beach and at Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City. Head on over to our Facebook page (or click the links above) and check out photos from both days and for more info on all of the amazing companies that participated.

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.

Newton Running is the leader in the design, development, manufacture and sale of innovative natural running shoes. They have an open position for a full-time Technical Sales Representative / Educator to handle the Midwest territory based from their offices in Chicago, Illinois.

Newton Running also has an open position for a full-time Technical Sales Representative / Educator to handle the Pacific Northwest territory based from their offices in Seattle, Wash.

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.

Pearl Izumi USA, Inc., located in Louisville, Colo., has an opening for a Forecaster /Planner to report the the Supply Chain Manager in the Opertations Department.

Cycling Sports Group in Bethel, Connecticut seeks a Senior Graphic Designer responsible for determining and preparing color and graphic design (and other related designs).

Eastern Mountain Sports, a passionate outdoor brand and outfitter, is searching for an Assistant Product Manager (Apparel) to be a part of their team in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

Eastern Mountain Sports, in Peterborough, New Hampshire, also has an open spot for an Apparel Technical Designer.

Do you have swag?? Do you want to represent a sleek and sexy product that turns heads? If the answer is yes, then BDSmktg has the perfect opportunity for you. They currently have "2" NEW positions in various locations for BDS Brand Ambassadors, for Jawbone, to work in retail and wireless stores.
Jawbone Market Development Manager, Washington, DC
Jawbone Market Development Manager, Dallas, Texas

Airblaster, a winter sports outerwear, long underwear, & accessories company based in Portland, Ore., is looking for a successful Web / Graphic Designer with a strong creative drive, passion for great design, and the ability to take direction, lead projects, and create strong systems. Here's your chance to eat great food, work hard with a great team, and snowboard year round!

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.

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.

Vans, the leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market, is swinging their doors wide open for "2" NEW people to join their crew in Cypress, Calif.!
Girls Active Footwear Manager
Vans Loss Prevention Manager - Texas

Recently acquired by adidas, Five Ten is a small and successful company that is dedicated to making the best Action sports footwear available. They have an opening for a North American Sales Director to join the crew in Redlands, Calif.

O'Neill is looking for an experienced Designer for Boardshorts to join the team in Irvine, Calif.

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 a Product Development Manager (SMU's) to their team in Irvine, Calif.

Kaenon, located in Newport Beach, Calif., is looking for a full-time Receptionist to help out in multiple areas.

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

13 Aug 2012

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.

Baggallini, the fast-growing handbag and travel accessory marketer with a reputation for making order beautiful, has an immediate opening for a National Sales Manager based in their suburban Portland, Ore., offices.

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in Mammoth Lakes, Calif. is hiring an Interactive Project Manager responsible for recommending and running highly optimized, online digital applications.

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 team in Irvine, Calif.:
Senior Designer - Hardlines
Senior Designer - Outerwear

Amazing Grass, an organic supplement company serving natural products retailers, is seeking an experienced, dynamic, and creative Graphic Designer to join their crew in Newport Beach, Calif.

10 Aug 2012

Deep See Inc. & Stohlquist Waterware in Arlington, Wash. is currently looking to expand our product development team with a highly creative full-time Junior Industrial Designer/Apparel Designer.

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.

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

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in Mammoth Lakes, Calif. is hiring a Retail Buyer to maximize sales, margin, inventory turnover, visual presentation and guest satisfaction.

Come work with the most innovative cycling brand in the world! Specialized Bikes, in Morgan Hill, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area) is looking for a Lead Designer to work with the best talent in the industry - the Mountain Bike Team Associate Industrial Designer will support product development for all manner of products in the category; from frames, to helmets, components, and more.

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

Crush and Kreed, leaders in the moderately priced eye wear arena is looking for an experienced and dynamic Customer Service Representative to join their team in Lake Forest, Calif.

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

New Era Cap, a leading sports-licensed headwear company, is seeking a Manager of Global Sourcing to join their team in Irvine, Calif., and support the product development and sourcing process for New Era's accessories category.

The La Jolla Group, who manage the licences for O'Neill Clothing, Rusty Clothing, Metal Mulisha, and Lost Clothing in Irvine, Calif., has an immediate opening for a Production Coordinator.

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.

9 Aug 2012

Would you love to put your passion for the outdoors to work? Are you "Born To Work Here"? Then Cabela's, the World's Foremost Outfitter of Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor Gear, might be the place for you. There is an open position in the Quality Assurance department at their corporate office in Sidney, Nebraska for an Apparel Technical Designer / Quality Assurance Specialist.

Burton Snowboards, in Burlington, Vermont, is looking for a Helmet Design Engineer to be responsible for the development and project management of products once the Project Briefs are submitted through the completion of the Detail Phase of the Product Life Cycle.

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, D.C. locations.

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.

Are you a kickass men's apparel designer? Do you want to work with cool people at a growing company with loads of opportunity? Zumiez is looking for a Men's Apparel Designer to join their team in Lynnwood, Wash. (Seattle Area).

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.

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

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 Advanced Concepts Mechanical Engineer & Designer
Senior Developer, Advanced Concepts

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.

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.

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

Quiksilver, in Huntington Beach, Calif., is in need of an Apparel Design Director responsible for visualizing and determining strategic direction of business.

Split USA, in Irvine, Calif., is looking for a high energy, intelligent individual who wants an opportunity to work in the Action Sports Industry. Currently, they have an open position for a motivated and organized individual to join their team as a Sales Coordinator.

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

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.

Fox, in Irvine, Calif., continues to grow its team! They have "5" NEW positions for you today. Check 'em out!
Bilingual Customer Service Rep (English / French)
Direct to Customer/ Customer Service Rep
Account Specialist / Sales Support Specialist
Data Entry Specialist
Boardshort Graphic Artist

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.

Alpinestars is looking for a Video Shooter/ Editor to add to their in-house production team. This position, based in Torrance, Calif. will be focused primarily on content related to our various motorsports lines, from production to post-production processes.

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

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.

Creative Recreation is looking for a Product Line Manager to join their team in West Hollywood, Calif.

8 Aug 2012

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

REI - Recreational Equipment Inc. located in Kent, Wash. (Seattle Area) is looking for "2" candidates for the newly created position of Lead Product Developer - Apparel.

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.

August Accessories / HEX, a national accessories company that houses several brands, seeks an energetic and organized individual for a Customer Service / Order Processing position to join their team in Oxnard, Calif.

August Accessories / HEX is also looking for an experience Accounts Receivable Specialist to come on board in Oxnard, Calif. Potential candidates must have apparel industry experience dealing with the larger store chains.

Canari Cyclewear, in Vista, Calif., seeks a self-motivated and experienced Technical Designer / Production Patternmaker needed for performance cycling apparel.

Aqualung, in Vista, Calif., has an open position for a Drafter/Designer to be responsible for performing the more complex design assignments requiring the uses of extensive calculations, layouts, and the use of independent discretion and judgement.

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

KOR Water, a consumer "life brand" focused on water and hydration products, seeks to hire a Customer Experience Manager to join the team in Aliso Viejo, Calif. Primary responsibilities for this position are to deliver exceptional customer service to our website direct, US retail, and social media channels and provide inside sales support to KOR's sales operations.

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


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