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January 15, 2013


Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

EVENT: Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition SIA Leadership Breakfast and Awards Presentation


AWARDS: Named TransWorld Business' 2012 Online Retailer of the Year


B$Z: VF and Altamont Capital Partners Submit Letter of Interest to Billabong International Limited


B$Z: Surf Expo Expands To Consumer Audience With Addition Of The Boardroom


SUPPORT: Coastkeeper, Surfrider Beach Cleanups Could Save Region Over $2.5 Million


B$Z: International Expansion for DownTek


EMP: Palladium Brings on Hommy Diaz as New Global Product Line Manager


B$Z: Talus Outdoor Technologies Expands into the United Kingdom


SNOW: TWSNOW 14th Riders' Poll Awards Presented By New Era Nominees


Malakye Picks: Improve Your Organization's Creativity | Embrace Change | The Quest for a New Career


EVENT Recap: Action Sports + Culture at Agenda Photo Gallery


SUPPORT: Local OC Surf Community Comes Together for Hurricane Sandy Benefit


B$Z: Belkin and Vans Announce Licensing Deal


EMP: Airhole Facemasks Expands American Sales Rep Team


EVENT: Snow Fashion & Trends Show to Kick-Off 2013 SIA Snow Show


VIDEO: Goldcoast and Hidden Notice Premiere


WEB: Rocky Mountain Bicycles Partners with Origin Design + Communcations to Develop New Website


B$Z: Snow Sports Sales Down in November


EVENT: OIWC Announces CEO of Jill Layfield as Keynote Speaker at ORWM Breakfast


BIKE: NICA is pleased to announce the 2012 NICA Annual Award winners!


CONTEST: Amateur Videographers Can Enter the "Why I Love to Ski or Ride" Contest


SUPPORT: Surfing for Life Foundation Announces 4Q Recipients


B$Z: Arnette Joins With JDR Motorsports As Official Eyewear Partner


EMP: Michael Cohen Names as Vice President of Operations


Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

Robert Mackey is the newest Intern to join the Injinji team in San Diego, CA. He'll be coming on board as a Graphic Design Intern. Congrats Robert!
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Winter Shmooz 2013 Tour Update - Join great companies like Specialized, Cabela's and Petzl for round two, next Friday, January 25, 2013 at Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City. Our last stop will be in Denver the following Friday, February 1, 2013 in Denver at SIA with some rad companies like Burton and Copper Mountain. Register Now!
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Check out this amazing opportunity to work abroad! With overseas headquarters in Offenburg, Germany, Dye Precision, Inc. - the world's Paintball and Action Sports leader - is currently searching to fill the Director of European Sales position, to focus on Pro-Tec and DYE Snow dealer channels in the European markets.

McDavid, Inc. located in Woodridge, Illinois (Chicago Area) is looking for a Product Development Manager to serve as the Marketing Department's go-to resource accountable for the creation, tracking and updating of all documents and products associated with new development.

Burton Snowboards is a rider driven company, based in Burlington, Vermont, solely dedicated to creating the best snowboarding equipment on the planet and has an opening for a Senior Merchandise Manager for Apparel who will develop the strategy that drives the product line from concept to market. This position directs the merchandising, development and manufacturing of all Apparel categories.

Fenix Outdoor Import, located in Boulder, Colo., distributes premium Outdoor industry brands Fjallraven, Brunton Outdoor, Primus, & Hanwag. The company is looking for an E-Commerce Customer Service Representative.

Niner Bikes is a growing manufacturer of high-end mountain bikes based in Fort Collins, Colo. and is currently seeking a full-time Photographer/Videographer.

When you think of side-by-side parts and accessories, think of DragonFire Racing in Mesa, Ariz., with everything from exhaust and suspension components to bolt-on accessories and is need of a Sales Associate to report to the Sales Manager, and will primarily be responsible for developing and maintaining dealer accounts in an assigned sales territory.

Billabong is a fast growing company that is looking for motivated sales driven managers to grow with us. Billabong Retail is looking for Retail Management Candidates to join its sales team for the following locations: Waikiki, HI, Times Square, NY, Orlando, Fla.

Looking for a fast paced, creative environment? Want to work with people who love what they do and aren't afraid to think outside of the box? Are you ready to make your mark on the industry working for a world-renowned company? Dye Precision, Inc., the paintball industry leader, is looking to add "2" NEW members to the team based in San Diego, Calif.
Web Developer
Electronics Engineer

TaylorMade Golf Brands has an imediate opening for a Retail Environments Designer to work on 3D and global retail environment design. This is a temporary 6 month assignment based in Carlsbad, Calif.

2XU ("Two Times You") in Carlsbad, Calif. is driven by a relentless company mission to advance human performance through the development of world-leading athletic garments and is looking to fill an opening for its Marketing Programs - Sponsorships and Events.

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 seeking an Online Marketing Manager to work closely with Online Sales Manager, Circulation Manager/Direct Sales Analyst and Director of eCommerce in Carlsbad, Calif.

prAna, based in Carlsbad, Calif., is also seeking an Allocation Analyst/Coordinator to be responsible for analyzing, tracking, allocating and fulfilling all orders processed through prAna's distribution center and also Canadian 3PL warehouse.

Volcom is looking for an experienced Product Manager to join its Accessories team! This is a full-time opportunity based at Volcom HQ in Costa Mesa, Calif.

As one of the fastest growing e-commerce companies in the United States, LeftLane Sports is expanding its team in San Luis Obispo, Calif. by looking to hire an Outdoor Gear Buyer that will be responsible for general day-to-day buying functions in the Outdoor sports categories. The position reports directly to the Chief Merchandise Officer and executive team.

Lifted Research Group (LRG) is seeking a full-time talented and motivated Graphic Designer/ Illustrator specializing in women's graphics to join the art department in Irvine, Calif.

Fox, in Irvine, Calif., continues to grow its team! They have "3" NEW positions for you today. Check 'em out!
Fit Model - Junior's, Size 5
Senior Product Developer
Senior Accessories Designer - Bags

Inspired by many but defined by none, Distortion draws from the music scene, it's festivals along with the active influence of the West Coast surf and skate scene and are currently searching for an experienced Men's Apparel Associate Developer to join the team in Commerce, Calif.

O'Neill Clothing is looking for a hard working Intern with interest in public relations and marketing in the action sports industry. The spring internship based in Irvine, Calif. will begin late January and will run through mid-May.

January 14, 2013

Robson Forensic is a multi-discipline forensic engineering firm with offices throughout the U.S. The company is seeking a Skateboard Expert with broad sports expertise to join its national Sports practice group. This position to be based in Lancaster, Penn.

Kuhl is a product driven company with a passion for the outdoor experience based in Murray, Utah and is on the hunt for a Customer Service Representative.

Don't just work in the bike industry, work for one of its leaders! Specialized Bikes in Morgan Hill, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area) has an exciting opportunity for a passionate mountain bike evangelist to come on board as a Product Marketing Specialist eager to represent the company's MTB equipment categories (shoes, helmets, apparel, gloves, tires, saddles, hardgoods).

SKLZ is the innovator in athletic training based in Costa Mesa, Calif. and has a need for a Public Relations Manager to support the overall function of product and brand publicity, as well as investor relations.

add-black is a creative agency based in Costa Mesa, Calif. which supplies creative solutions through product design to some of the action sports industry's most notable brands and has an immediate opportunity for a Swim Designer with at least 3 years of SWIMWEAR DESIGN experience to design private label swimwear.

Quiksilver is far more than just a fashion apparel company, it is a company with deep roots in the demanding industry of an outdoor sports lifestyle and currently has "3" NEW full-time career opportunities at its headquarters in Huntington Beach, Calif.
National Sales Manager - Quiksilver Women's

Digital Production Artist - Roxy Marketing
Production Artist - Roxy Marketing

Arciero Sports, based in Foothill Ranch, Calif., is seeking a qualified Marketing Coordinator who has experience in retail, e-commerce, social media platforms and demonstrates skills in developing and enhancing marketing and brand strategies. The candidate must be a team player, hard working with a good attitude, well-rounded and willing to go the extra mile.

Tilly's a leading action sports retailer that offers a large assortment of clothing, shoes and accessories based in Irvine, Calif. has an immediate opening for a Marketing Assistant to support the marketing department on all elements related to promotions, community marketing, events public relations, reporting, photo shoots, and special projects as needed.

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 Apparel Sample Maker Supervisor who will lead the start-up of a new sample room and develop a sample production team at the company's new Development Center, in Irvine, Calif.

Fox, in Irvine, Calif.,continues to grow its team! They have "2" NEW positions for you today. Check 'em out!
Graphic Designer - Men's
Product Developer

Roland Sands Design is an apparel brand based in Los Alamitos, Calif. rooted in motorcycles and the fashion that surrounds the lifestyle and are looking for a motivated self-starter Sales Manager to further the brand's outreach and grow sales with the right customer base, both in the two wheeled industry, as well as specified fashion retailers.

Based in Santa Ana, Calif., Steady Clothing is a vintage-inspired, rocker-chic company that prides itself on cutting-edge designs, high quality and unmatched customer service and has an open spot for a full-time Wholesale Sales Assistant.

EVS Sports / LIFT Safety, located in Rancho Dominguez, Calif. (Los Angeles Area) is looking for a Junior Graphic Designer that will design marketing materials including, but not limited to: advertisements, web banners, social media assets, sales support materials, manuals, and catalogs.

January 11, 2013

STX is the world's leading manufacturer of men's and women's lacrosse sticks and protective gear, including gloves, padding and women's eyegear. The company is looking for a Senior Product Developer - Softgoods to join the team in Baltimore, MD.

Kidrobot is the premiere creator and retailer of limited edition toys, apparel, media and lifestyle products based in Boulder, Colo. and is currently seeking a Marketing Manager for wholesale to be the  liaison between Corporate Headquarters and retailers.

Fenix Outdoor Import, located in Boulder, Colo. is looking for a professional, punctual, reliable and dependable Customer Service Representative / Data Entry Specialist to bring enthusiasm, excitement, commitment, and energy daily!

Connor Sport Court International is seeking a Director of Marketing & Communications whose duties will include the direction and management of all promotional, advertising, public relations, events and website activities for the entire company. This position to be based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The NTWRK Agency is a multifaceted agency specializing in brand development with an emphasis on sales. The Ntwrk is currently looking for Account Executives in its New York and Los Angeles showrooms. Categories: Backpacks, Luggage, Wallets, Watches, Sunglasses, and Skate Apparel.

Mike's Bikes is a growing family of local bike shops operating throughout Northern California with a singular purpose: to get as many lucky people on bikes as possible. Mike's Bikes is looking for highly-motivated individuals to work as Sales Associates in its stores in Palo Alto, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).

Nixon, founded and based in Encinitas, Calif. is the premium watch and accessories brand for the youth lifestyle market. The design team has an open position for a Senior Designer to report to the studio manager and will be responsible forcreating award winning concept driven design for Nixon under the Art Director's creative guidance.

Monster Energy is a leading marketer and distributor of energy drinks and alternative beverages. Feast your eyes on these "3" NEW openings for positions based in Corona, Calif.!
IT Desktop Support Technician
Global Network and Voice Administrator
IT Help Desk Technician

FOX, located in Irvine, Calif. is looking for an Accessories Designer for Men's responsible for designing, managing and creating industry leading designs that achieve the sales goals for the Fox clothing department as the leader in the action sport market. is America's premier online cycling source and has recently moved into its brand new customized facilities located in the beautiful South Bay region of Los Angeles, Calif. As a result, Price Point is currently expanding its team of dedicated professionals and is now accepting applications for the position of Office Manager.

January 10, 2013

Urban Outfitters operates more than 200 stores in the United States, Canada, and Europe, all offering an eclectic mix of merchandise and is currently on the hunt for an Assistant Buyer responsible for working with the Buyer to create an exciting and timely product assortment that meets or exceeds the sales volume and profits for their departments. This position to be based in Philadelphia, Penn.

GMR Marketing is looking for a Nutrition Tech Representative to promote PowerBar products to end users in performance nutrition specialty markets. This position to be based in Boston, Mass., based in Redmond, Ore. (Central Oregon), is seeking an experienced Marketing Managerresponsible for Email, Loyalty & Promotions. This new position is being created with the ultimate goal of increasing e-mail conversion through strategic campaigns, and creating a new customer loyalty and retention program from the ground up, thereby increasing revenues and further establishing the brand in the marketplace.

Horny Toad Activewear, located in gorgeous Santa Barbara, Calif., is seeking an experienced Senior Technical Product Developer to join the team.

Ocean Minded, in San Clemente, Calif. is looking for a Senior E-Commerce Project Manager to work with the executive team in developing and implementing the company's online strategy.

Monster Energy, based in Corona, Calif., is a leading marketer and distributor of energy drinks and alternative beverages. The company is seeking a Global Network and Voice Administrator that will play a critical role in the implementation and management of global infrastructure.

Electric is looking for a motivated candidate to become a member of the customer service team as Customer Service Representative. Please note that this position is based at our Irvine, Calif. Distribution Center but will require travel to the HQ in San Clemente weekly.

Swell and Becker are looking for a Private Label Product Developer (Women's & Men's) to join the merchandising and design team at headquarters in Irvine, Calif.

Vans, the leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market based in Cypress, Calif., has an amazing opportunity for a Retail Planner responsible for developing, executing and communicating strategic merchandise plans that support the financial objectives of the Retail Division.

Steady Clothing is a fashion-forward line based in Santa Ana, Calif. that prides itself on cutting-edge designs and quality and has an opening for a Full-Time Wholesale Sales Assistant.

Arico Productions Prestige Worldwide, based in Palos Verdes, Calif., is seeking a Web-Content Manager for their Media Outlet - This applicant must have creative experience in the following area's: Social Media, Word Press, Final Cut, camera shooting film and stills, and being hands on, creative and innovative in creating story telling.

Odyssey BMX (Bear Corp.) is seeking a highly motivated Sales Manager to oversee all domestic & international distribution and manage in-house sales. Brands include Odyssey BMX, Sunday Bikes, Fairdale Bikes, G-Sport & Flatware. The position is based in Norwalk, Calif. (Los Angeles County).

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

SnL is an entrepreneurial-focused business looking for a motivated, ambitious and hard working Publicist to join its team in West Los Angles, Calif.

Valor Collective, a young men's apparel and boardshort manufacturer based in Irvine, Calif., is seeking an Apparel Graphic Design Intern for its men's apparel and graphic design department! All internships are unpaid for course credit only.

January 9, 2013

Centre Skateboard Distribution was founded by lifelong friends and skateboarders Rob Boyce and Colin McKay and is looking for a Women's Apparel Designer to work from the company's Vancouver, Canada headquarters.

Arc'teryx is an energetic and exceptionally innovative company based in North Vancouver, Canada and is looking for an outdoor enthusiast with 8-10 years of experience to join its team as a Hardgoods Designer.

Action Marketing Group is searching for Tour Managers / Ride and Drive Instructors to staff three motorcycle category promotional tours that are scheduled to be live from late February to mid-summer (dates not final). The tours will be making stops across the United States and Canada at motorcycle rallies, consumer events, and dealerships. Demo rides will be conducted on a closed cone course and on the road.

Cardo Systems, Inc. is searching for a Manager of Sales to be located on the East Coast. Please note: your base will be your Home Office and the position requires extensive travel and group rides to demo the product, you must be a bicycle racer or avid cyclist.

Pacific Sunwear is on the hunt for an experienced District Manager for the NY region to cultivate and lead a group of customer focused, top-line sales driven, profitable and productive retail locations across the South NY/North NJ territory.

Warren Miller Entertainment is an iconic media company based in Boulder, Colo. that produces amazing content of skiing and distributes it across multiple media platforms and through a nationwide screening tour and is looking for a Sponsorship Business Development Manager to focus on sponsorship sales, business development, and other forms of media sales to non-endemic partners.

MotoSport is a national leader in off-road and on-road motorcycles and ATV parts, accessories and apparel based in Tualatin, Ore. who is currently searching for a Content Manager whose responsibilities include managing a merchandising operations team, managing website content of all types for all products which carries and sells, working with the team to locate and publish this content, work to improve all content on a continual basis, address any shortcomings of website content in a timely manner and other duties, as assigned.

LaCrosse Footwear Inc. is a Portland, Ore. based manufacturer of outdoor footwear currently on a mission for a Senior Product Designer to create innovative new designs for LaCrosse Footwear product while working within the development team to build new footwear lines from concept to reality.

Outdoor Research, a leading outdoor gear company based in Seattle, Wash., is seeking an experienced, hands-on Product Developer for its apparel department.

Do you love Excel like we do? Are you fascinated by all the components that make up a garment down to the molecular level? Do you love surrounding yourself with awesome fun people every day? If yes, then Zumiez needs you! Zumiez is seeking an Apparel Testing & Compliance Coordinator to work from Everett, Wash.

A Confidential SoCal based Company that is passionate about producing the world's best merino wool footwear and design is looking to expand is currently looking for the right candidate to be part of its Sales team as Territory Manager for the Southern California sales territory.

Giant Bicycles in Newbury Park, Calif. is a company which strives to get people outside having fun on bikes and is swinging their doors wide open for "2" NEW people to join their crew.
Item Master / Content Administrator
Consumer Marketing Manager

Callaway Golf, located in Carlsbad, Calif. is looking for a Lead Designer for the Soft Goods product categories (Golf Bags, Travel Gear, Headwear, Gloves and Eyewear). This is an outstanding opportunity to combine your passion for golf and product design.

Scott-Sports is seeking a qualified individual for the full-time position of MX Apparel/Product Designer within its Motosport Division. This position will be located in Carlsbad, Calif.

Ethika is a brand founded nearly a decade ago that is steadily picking up steam and boasts an amazing roster of professional athletes. The company is now searching for a Production / Sourcing Manager to come on board at its headquarters in Aliso Viejo, Calif.

A Confidential Retailer is looking for a Retail Assistant Buyer with a passion for an eco-friendly lifestyle who can scout new products for its flagship "green" department store in Costa Mesa, Calif.

PJ Salvage, a leading Irvine, Calif. based sleepwear and loungewear company, has an opening for a seasoned International Distribution and Licensing Manager.

Billabong Retail is currently seeking a Retail Marketing Manager to develop and manage all marketing and sales programs within the company owned retail stores. This position based at Billabong's Irvine, Calif. headquarters.

DaKine in Irvine, Calif. is looking for a Production Logistics Coordinator to be responsible for USA & CANADA Logistics from production to delivery.

Flip Flop Shops is North America's first retail chain exclusive to the hottest brands and latest styles of flip flops & sandals and is looking for a passionate & driven full time Associate Planner & Buyer to work collaboratively with the buyers/shop owners and local Brand Reps to drive financial results that maximize sales, inventory levels and profitability. This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

Pacific Sunwear, rooted in California teen culture and now with over 800 stores in 50 states is swinging their doors wide open for "3" NEW people to join their crew in Anaheim, Calif.!
Merchandise Planning Manager
Senior Buyer's - Men's Bottoms
Merchandise Planner

Roland Sands Design is an apparel brand rooted in motorcycles and the fashion that surrounds the lifestyle. The company is looking for a Sales Manager to join the team at headquarters in Los Alamitos, Calif.

Vans, the leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market based in Cypress, Calif., has an amazing opportunity for a Public Relations Intern to assist the department with Public Relations efforts both within the company and to the public.



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