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August 21, 2012


Malakye's next ShmoozaPalooza is less than a month away! We're set for September 20, 2012 at Interbike in Las Vegas - Register Now! (attention company reps - to get involved in this FREE event, email [email protected] for more details).

With a 5-year track record of success in producing job fair and networking events, the Shmooz at Interbike will be a huge success. It's a great way for bike industry professionals to meet industry leading companies and establish a relationship for current or future employment opportunities with these great companies.

And, THANK You to all who came out to Malakye's ShmoozaPalooza job fairs and networking events at the Agenda Trade Show in Long Beach and at Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City earlier this month. Check out our Facebook page for photos from both event.


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Vans is in search of an Assistant Store Manager for their retail location in Mapleview, Canada.

Newton Running is also in search of a couple of full-time Technical Sales Reps (Educators) to provide technical support and lead in the roll out of existing and new educational programs and events with retail partners. Territories available are as follows:
Educator - Pacific Northwest (to be based in Seattle, Wash.)
Educator - Midwest (to be based in Chicago, Illinois)

Chums is a great company to work for in Salt Lake City, Utah. They have an opening for an experienced Product Developer / Line Manager to join their team.

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.

Eastern Mountain Sports, a passionate outdoor brand and outfitter based in Peterbrough, New Hampshire, is searching for an Assistant Product Manager to handle Technical Apparel.

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.

Looking for an adventure, not a job? Icebreaker, one of the most innovative and dynamic names in the apparel industry, is seeking experienced Part-Time Sales Associates to join and help open its newest store at Santana Row in San Jose, Calif.

ML Kishigo, based in Santa Ana, Calif., has been in business for over 30 years and manufacture reflective safety garments. The company is currently seeking an entry level Screen Printer Assistant.

Vans is swinging their doors wide open for "3" NEW people to join their crew in Cypress, Calif.!

Frends, an Encinitas, Calif. based consumer electronics company seeks a motivated, jack-of-all-trades to fill the role of Office Assistant.

FELT Bicycles is looking for a passionate addition to fulfill the role of Marketing Specialist on its women's specific performance and lifestyle bicycle lines. This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

We All Ride and Innes Clothing are rapidly expanding across the US, Canada and worldwide from their base in Temecula, Calif. and need established Inside Sales Representatives who are interested in growing with these brands.

HUF Worldwide, a growing apparel & footwear brand based in Los Angeles, Calif., is seeking a talented Production Manager / Technical Designer to join its Apparel Division. There is major opportunity for growth within as the company expands rapidly.

The Outdoor Recreation Group, in Los Angeles, Calif., is in search of a Marketing Assistant to assist the Marketing Coordinator with daily responsibilities.

20 Aug 2012

The Program, in Burlington, Vermont, is looking for a US Sales Manager for Forum, Foursquare & Special Blend responsible for managing the US sales team.

Easton-Bell Sports, Inc., in Scotts Valley, Calif. (Santa Cruz Area), is in need of a Product Graphic Designer to be responsible for the helmet product graphics for: Giro Bike, Giro Snow, Giro Goggle, Bell Bike, Bell Powersports, Bell Action Sports and Easton Hockey, Lacrosse and Baseball.

Fifth Sun, located in Chico, Calif., has been a leading supplier of graphic knit apparel for the retail clothing industry for over 15 years has an opening for a Product Development Import Export Manager responsible for providing Leadership in the area of strategies, policies, and processes.

Imagine Surf, a division of Pryde Group Limited located in San Clemente, Calif., is seeking a jack-of-all-trades Office Manager with administrative, accounting and distribution experience.

Roaring Lion Energy Drink is looking for an enthusiastic and crafty Creative Brand Designer to join its young persons in a relaxed & fun, yet professional & focused entrepreneurial environment in Sun Valley, Calif.

NRI Distribution and Westlife is on a mission for a Human Resources Generalist to enable a culture of excellence in its Los Angeles, Calif. office through the design and implementation of various HR related programs that align with the departmental objectives and the organization's vision, mission and values.

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 for Los Angeles, Calif.

Tilly's is looking for a Fashion Stylist to join the team in Irvine, Calif. Candidates for this role will be expected to style all clothing, shoes, bags and accessories for our ecommerce in house shoots, as well as assist in coordinating outfits and layouts for the catalog business

17 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.

Black Diamond Equipment, maker of world class climbing and skiing gear, and based in Salt Lake City, Utah is looking to add "2" NEW individuals to its team.
Product Development Manager - Apparel
Financial Analyst

Easton-Bell Sports, in Scotts Valley, Calif. (Santa Cruz area), is serving up "6" NEW opportunities today. Check 'em out!
Senior Model Maker
Mechanical Engineer
Senior CAID
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Senior Product Marketing Manager - Apparel

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

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

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.

Sanuk Footwear, a company widely known for its innovative and unexpected sandal products, is looking to add a Global Marketing Operations Manager to the family in Irvine, Calif.!

A Confidential Company in the outdoor, recreational and sporting goods markets, and headquartered in Southern Calif., between Los Angeles and Orange County, is seeking a highly-motivated National Sales Manager to join its Sales Team. This person will report to the Sr. Vice President of Sales.

Jet Pilot, an aggressive action sports company specializing in core products (wetsuits & vests) and apparel for the Wake, Surf, FMX & Watercraft industries, has an opening at their Carson, Calif. office for a Brand Manager to manage accounts within the categories of Wake, Surf, and Personal Water Craft.

Billabong has an immediate opportunity for a Logistics Coordinator to join the team in Irvine, Calif.

Life Rolls On Foundation (LRO), a subsidiary of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, is one of the fastest growing, contemporary, non-profit organizations in the country. Currently, Life Rolls On is seeking Interns for its development and program departments. This internship to be based in Culver City, Calif.

16 Aug 2012

Sombrio Design in North Vancouver, Canada has an immediate opening for a Head of Design. Candidates for this position are expected to be responsible for all apparel design within the organization.

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.

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

Are you a dynamic LEADER who is searching for security and stability? If so, you can look forward to running with the BEST! Road Runner Sports is looking to fill multiple Retail Leadership Positions for locations in Locations in New Jersey, Maryland, and Calif.

Pacific Sunwear is on the hunt for experienced District Managers in "2" seperate 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:
San Diego, Calif.

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.

Are you a kickass graphic designer? Do you want to work with cool people at a growing company with loads of opportunity? Zumiez Private label is looking for a Graphic Designer to join their team in Lynnwood, Wash. (Seattle Area).

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).

Nipkow & Kobelt, Inc., a NY-based Fabric Importer seeks highly-motivated Office Assistant to support executive sales & merchandising team with busy schedules and high demands in Aliso Viejo, Calif. office.

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.

AFTCO has an immediate opening for an experienced Designer/Graphic Artist for its AFTCO brand and its Guy Harvey Licensed sportswear division. This position is located in Santa Ana, Calif.

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

Macbeath Footwear, based in Carslbad, Calif., has an open position for Sales & Operation Support. This position's overall goal is to support the operations and sales functions of Macbeth.

Burton Snowboards has an opening for a Printables Design Manger in their Costa Mesa, Calif. office!

Vans, the leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market based in Cypress, Calif., is seeking an Associate Developer for its Footwear Department.

Element Skateboards, located in Irvine, Calif., is is looking for a Production Assistant.

L-R-G, based in Irvine, Calif. is a company designed to overthrow the masses by using our influence. They have "3" New positions they need to fill:
Sourcing Manager
Director of Production
Cut & Sew Designer

L*Space, an Orange County based swimwear manufacturer, is looking to hire a highly motivated and creative Social Media and Marketing Specialist. This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

OluKai, maker of premium footwear for the ocean lifestyle, is seeking a Marketing Manager to be a part of a great team of people 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 Rider support team in Irvine, Calif. is looking for one good person to come join the team as a Rider Support Coordinator and work with the world's best athletes and their clothing production.

Fox is also looking for a Boardshort Graphic Designer to be responsible for creating original graphic art work that reflects the Fox image, yet continues to establish the company as a leader within the action sports industry. This position will be based at the company's headquarters in Irvine, Calif.

PacSun is looking for multiple forward thinking, retail minded, creators of culture who have an appreciation for fashion and learning to serve as Interns. This is a paid internship based in Anaheim, Calif.

15 Aug 2012

Do you have a passion for outdoor sports? Would you like to live in China? If so, Black Diamond Equipment has a challenging opportunity for a Project Engineer for their Asia business, to be based in Zhuhai, China. This role will serve as the primary technical resource responsible to indirectly manage creation and improvement of production processes and methodologies.

prAna, committed to growing and resonating with like-minded people: climbers, surfers, athletes of all flavors, yogis, artists and free spirited folks around the world, is looking for a Store Manager to head their retail location in Edina, Minnesota.

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

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.

Triple Eight Distribution is looking for a Sales and Service Coordinator to be responsible for various day-to-day operations of its office in Port Washington, New York (on Long Island). As a growing Action Sports company, there is excellent opportunity for career growth!

At some point, you fell in love with adidas, and now you want to inspire that passion for the brand in others. Here's your chance! The company has an opening for a Product Manager - Action Sports to work a 6-month limited duration position at their Portland, Ore. office

DAKINE, in Hood River, Ore., is beefing up their Design team!. Check out this Pair ("2") of NEW open positions:
Men's Lifestyle Designer - Packs / Bags / Accessories
Women's Product Designer

Mervin Manufacturing, leading designer and manufacturer of snowboarding and skateboarding products that are built in the USA, is currently seeking a Marketing Coordinator that is creative, innovative, responsible, forward thinking and familiar with the snow, skate, & surf industry to join them in Seattle, Wash.

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.

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 Snowsport Accessories Buyer.

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.

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.

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

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.

Five Ten in Redlands, Calif. also has an opening for a Footwear Designer to focus could on Mens/Womens/Kids in Rockclimbing or Biking pillars - depending on your skills, experience and interest.

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.

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.

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

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

Electric Visual, in San Clemente, Calif., is looking for a Product Manager for technical accessories to join the team.

Based in San Mateo, Calif., GoPro makes the world's most versatile cameras. The company has an immediate need for an Inside Sales Manager to report to Director of Sales Operations.

GoPro, in San Mateo, Calif. also has an opening for a Senior Global Training Manager, a new position for the company created for the individual who has the ability to demonstrate various sales building and sell-thru techniques, resulting in increased client brand affinity, mindshare and market share.

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.

OluKai, maker of premium footwear for the ocean lifestyle, is looking to expand their team in Irvine, Calif. Check out these ("3") NEW open positions:
Receptionist / Office Coordinator
Marketing Manager
Account Exectuive

Billabong, in Irvine, Calif., has an immediate need for a Production Assistant responsible for assisting production from development to production.

Billabong, also has an opening for a Graphic Artist / Designer for SMU to join the crew in Irvine, Calif. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in graphic design and screen-printing. Knowledge of garment design is a plus. Must have knowledge of basic and specialty inks, applications and fabrics.

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.

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 and Reputable Action Sports Clothing Line is currently seeking a Customer Service Representative to add to its sales team in Torrance, Calif.

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

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.

Creative Recreation, the original lifestyle footwear brand located in West Hollywood, Calif., has an immediate opening for a Design Assistant.

BambooSk8 in Oceanside, Calif. is currently seeking Marketing Interns-in-training (non-paid) for both in-state and out-of-state. In-state candidates will work from the Oceanside, Calif. office directly with the Operations Manager and COO. Out-of-state interns will utilize SKYPE and be required to fulfill a minimum of 20 hours per week, for 4 months while focusing on your city/state/region (the most recent class had interns living in Australia to Wisconsin to Illinois to Colorado to California).

Baker Boys Distribution, distributors of DEATHWISH, BAKER, HEROIN, SHAKE JUNT and BRIGADA EYEWEAR is looking for an Intern to join their team in North Hollywood, Calif.

Creative Recreation, the original lifestyle footwear brand located in West Hollywood, Calif., has an immediate opening for a Design Internship position.

CELTEK, based in San Clemente, Calif., designs, markets and sells innovative, art-inspired gloves & accessories for the action sports lifestyle and educational markets and is looking for interns. Check out these ("3") NEW open internships:
Design Interns
Marketing Interns
Customer Service interns


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