Industry News 2/12/2013

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Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

B$Z: Obama's Nomination of Sally Jewell, has Outdoor Industry Buzzing

 

SKATE: Spitfire Celebrates Salba's 50th Birthday

 

MOTO: Yamaha Delivers At This Year's Muscle Milk TWMX Race Series

 

EXPOSURE: 2012 SIMA Image Awards

 

B$Z: Surf Industry's Best Recognized at the 10th Annual SIMA Image Awards Ceremony

 

EVENT: Nominees Announced For The 15th Annual TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards Presented By New Era

 

EMP: Skullcandy Names Founder and Director Rick Alden Interim Chief Executive Officer

 

B$Z: SDSI accepting applications for FREE business mentoring program for sports start-ups

 

EVENT: Arnette's Cash Pot Surf Series Sets Up For 2013 With Improved Structure

 

SNOW: Under Armour Welcomes Dustin Craven

 

B$Z: Vans and IMG Sign Multi-Year Partnership for Prestigious US Open of Surfing

 

B$Z: Advanstar Communications, Inc. appoints Tracy Harris to Senior Vice President

 

EVENT: First Riders Register for the Vermont Open

 

SNOW: Great Snow and Industry Friends Come Together for SIA's On-Snow Demo/Ski-Ride Fest

 

VIDEO: The 2013 Shmooz Winter Tour Recap

 

EVENT: The North Face Endurance Challenge Series Registration Opens

 

B$Z: Five Ten wins coveted awards at Winter 2013 Outdoor Retailer

 

SURF: Body Glove International collaborates with Middle East's largest water park

 

 

Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

SnL Communications has Ramsay Horn on board again as the company's newest Senior Publicist. Just in time for the impending celebration of SNLC's 25th anniversary! #DreamJobs

 

Steady Clothing now has Matt Barre holding down the front line as its new Sales Assistant! #MalakyeWorks

 

The Billabong Group is making big moves in bringing on new people. Congrats to the four latest hires:

1. Graphic Artist- Alexandra Johnson
2. Retail Marketing Manager- Valerie Melucci
3. Honolua Private Label- Product Developer- Amy Antonsen
4. SWELL.com - Online Product Specialist- Jacob Fournie

 

Volcom welcomes Marissa Tschiedel, PM for Accessories who started last week and Alicia Siegel, HR Generalist who will start on Feb. 25 #MalakyeWorks

 

 
 
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Work from anywhere in the US!! Shinola is looking for a Sales Manager for bikes and bicycle accessories to work Remotely and is expected to travel frequently to establish and maintain dealer relationships.

Giant Bicycles is in need of a Retail Training and Event Coordinator to work for LIV and Giant. This dual role is responsible for training the retail network on Liv/giant product, advising retailers on how to better their women's business, as well as planning and executing demos, clinics, and events specifically for female consumers. Please note: This person must be able to manage their workload since they will be working independently and Remotely.

The Trek Store Manager will be an employee of Trek Bicycle Corp. and will provide leadership to the Madison, Wisc. store, primarily responsible for store operations, staffing, staff training & development, store layout, special events, and inventory.

Simms, a leading manufacturer in the Fishing industry, is looking for a multi-disciplinary Product Designer to join the product design team and work on Packs, Bags, Gloves and Accessories. This position to be based in Bozeman, Montana.

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 Digital Marketing Manager to be responsible for communicating the Kidrobot brand story, its products and the artists/designers who create them within the cultural context of the urban pop-art scene to existing and new consumers.

Buffalo Communications, the global sports and leisure lifestyle firm specializing in public relations, branding, marketing communications and creative services, is seeking a Public Relations Associate with a communications background and a major passion for the outdoors. This position to be based in Tyson's Corner, Virginia.

Girl Skateboard Co. Inc. in Torrance, Calif. is seeking a Chief Financial Officer to join the team.

SKINS is the Global Leader in Gradient Compression Performance Equipment and is actively recruiting a Senior Marketing Manger: Digital and Communications to join the North American team in North County, San Diego, Calif.

SKINS in North County, San Diego, Calif. is also seeking a Senior Marketing Manager, with cross-functional support to the sales teams both internal and external.

Dragon, located in Carlsbad, Calif. is looking for a customer-centric Accounts Receivable/Customer Service Representative.

Pricepoint.com 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. As a result, Price Point is currently expanding its team of dedicated professionals and is now accepting applications for the position of Administrative Assistant/Fraud Prevention Specialist to be based in Rancho Dominguez, Calif.

Ethika, based in Aliso Viejo, Calif. is growing and is looking to add a National Sales Manager to drive sales efforts.

Troy Lee Designs, a leader in motorsports enthusiast product has an opening for an experienced Helmet Graphics Designer. This is a casual but fast paced environment that has strict deadlines. This job to be based in Corona, Calif.

Monster Beverage Corporation, a leading marketer and distributor of energy drinks and alternative beverages based in Corona, Calif., is currently searching for a Human Resources Business Partner to join our team. The Human Resources Business Partner is responsible for a broad range of HR functions including staffing, employee relations, performance management, and HR projects and initiatives.

Ariat International, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of innovative performance equestrian footwear, apparel and belts. The company located in Union City, Calif. has an immediate opening for a Director of Product Management to develop the footwear product line vision and strategy that integrates with the overall long-term vision for the ARIAT brand for the Performance Footwear category.

Famous Stars and Straps is seeking an experienced, motivated and dedicated EDI/Customer Service Representative for its Ontario, Calif. headquarters.

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 Graphic Designer with at least 3 years of work experience in a related field.

BB Dakota, located in Costa Mesa, Calif. is looking to bring on a Technical Designer.

A Confidential Company in Huntington Beach, Calif. is on a mission for a Production Coordinator to oversee Supply Chain Management. Education and training requirements include a bachelor's degree in engineering, apparel manufacturing or science, or three years related experience and/or training with an apparel company.

Billabong in Irvine, Calif. is actively looking for a creative Graphic Designer to assist its Marketing Art Dept. for Women's Action Sports/Lifestyle and Men's and Women's Outerwear.

Asics America Corp. has an immediate opening for a Retail Marketing Manager to be responsible for retail and consumer marketing with a special focus on environments/physical spaces (stores, events, trade shows). This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

Asics in Irvine, Calif. also seeks a Company Store Manager who will be held directly accountable for their individual store's financial results.

Pukka, Inc. is a private label manufacturer specializing in progressive headwear & accessories within the Action Sports, Fashion & Golf industries based in Irvine, Calif. and is seeking an experienced Art Director that possesses a high degree of creativity, as well as the ability to work with, and motivate a team.

Fox, in Irvine, Calif., continues to grow its team! They have "5" NEW positions for you today. Check 'em out!
Technical Designer
Graphic Designer - Men's
Product Developer
Denim Product Developer
Accessories Designer - Men's

February 11, 2013

Eastern Mountain Sports is on the search for an Apparel Technical Designer to be a part of its 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.

Seattle Bike Supply, with headquarters in Kent, Wash. (Seattle area) has an immediate opening for a full time Marketing Manager to develop, establish and maintain marketing strategies to meet organizational objectives.

Smartwool, a subsidiary of Timberland Company based in Steamboat Springs, Colo., offers premium socks, apparel, & accessories and is currently on the hunt for a Marketing Channel Manager to be responsible for: A. Supporting all aspects of the SmartWool brand within the designated channel of distribution; B. Development of promotions and events that drive both consumer and customer brand adoption; C. Providing insight and supporting the entire go-to-market (GTM) process for SmartWool; D. Marketing programs and sales growth results; E. Representing the specific Channel internally and externally.

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.

Sole Technology continues to grow its team! They're looking to add "4" NEW individuals to their team in Lake Forest, Calif.
Staff Accountant

Director of Sales - Etnies
Director of R&D and Sourcing
US Controller

Man, you need VANS! And VANS needs you at headquarters in Cypress, Calif.! The company is absolutely stacking up holiday hopes and cheer with this bevy of outstanding career opportunities. Pick the ONE you are best qualified for and have at it:
Associate Footwear Developer
Footwear Designer - Men's Active

Incase Design Corporations in Chino, Calif. is the leading provider of cases for mobile computing solutions, portable music devices and guitar cases and is in need of a Lifestyle Channel Sales Manager to be responsible for helping the company achieve its annual top line sales goals specifically within the Lifestyle Channel.

Division Six is an off-price wholesaler specializing in branded footwear, apparel, accessories and hard goods currently on the hunt for a Footwear and Apparel Buyer to join the team in Los Angeles, Calif.

Pacific Sunwear, rooted in California teen culture and now with over 800 stores in 50 states is swinging their doors wide open for "5" NEW people to join their crew in Anaheim, Calif.!
Senior Recruiting Manager
Graphic Designer - eCommerce
Senior Buyer - Men's Bottoms
District Manager - South NY/North NJ
Merchandise Planner

The Sanuk Retail Store located in Santa Monica, Calif. is looking for a Store Manager to ensure that the store provides the highest level of customer service possible.

GMPC, an international design and manufacturing company, is looking for a creative, talented and experienced Designer for men's and women's accessories. This position to be based in either Santa Monica or Petaluma, Calif.

Pricepoint.com 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. As a result, Price Point is currently expanding its team of dedicated professionals and is now accepting applications for the position of Purchasing Clerk to be based in Rancho Dominguez, Calif.

BB Dakota, located in Costa Mesa, Calif., is looking to bring on a Technical Designer for the Ladies Young Contemporary Department.

February 8, 2013

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 a Store Manager for a retail location in Boulder, Colo.

Easton-Bell Sports is seeking a Sales Manager for Apparel to be responsible to establish the selling foundation of the emerging Giro - Apparel business. This position to be based in Scotts Valley, Calif. (Santa Cruz Area).

Dye Precision, Inc., the action sports industry leader, is seeking a full-time Electronics Engineer to lead the visual and audio communications projects for information and audio systems for paintball and snow goggles, protective helmets and aviation products. This position to be based in San Diego, Calif.

Based in Carlsbad, Calif., Black Box Distribution is seeking an experienced Brand Manager for Fallen Footwear and Apparel. The main responsibilities will be to organize and help lead Fallen's Marketing, Team, Advertising, Catalog and Design.

Iron & Resin based in Ventura, Calif. is the brainchild of several friends who, after decades of collective experience building successful clothing brands, decided to turn back the clock and start anew. Iron & Resin is in critical need of a Product/Production Manager to be responsible for managing the strategy, cost, quality and delivery goals for Iron & Resin apparel product lines in a very exciting time for the company.

Dwindle Distribution: Home of Almost, Blind, Cliche, Darkstar, enjoi, Tensor & Dusters skateboards is looking for a Key Account Sales Manager, this position specifically manages the North American key account sales for all of the Dwindle brands. This position to be based in El Segundo, Calif.

Known for its soft, comfy fabrics and witty art, Junk Food is a celebrity favorite and the original vintage t-shirt company. The company, located in Los Angeles, Calif. is in need of a Associate Merchandiser.

Jet Pilot is the leader in Wakeboarding apparel, PFD's, and wetsuits looking to grow with a passionate individual that has the skill set to join our team as Product Designer and Developer. The qualified candidate will be the creative force behind the Jet Pilot brand, and work within our team to create "Progression through Innovation". This position to be based in Carson, Calif.

ASICS vision is to create quality lifestyle through intelligent sports technology and wants you to join the team in Irvine, Calif. as an Assistant Product Manager for Accessories to support the Product Manager in accomplishing category goals set forth and supporting the business.

OBEY Clothing, located in Irvine, Calif., has an immediate opening for a Warehouse Associate to perform a variety of routine shipping, receiving, order fulfillment and housekeeping tasks.

Lifted Research Group (LRG) is a company designed to overthrow the masses and is on a mission for a Logistics and Production Coordinator to be part of a small, dynamic, multi-hat wearing team in Irvine, Calif.

Boot Barn in Irvine, Calif. is the largest specialty western and work wear retailer in the United States and is on the lookout for a Retail Work Wear Buyer to report to the Vice President of Buying and Merchandising.

INTERNSHIP:
Valor Collective is a California Lifestyle apparel company based in Irvine, Calif. looking for a Marketing Intern. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to get in on the ground floor of a company that is quickly growing. Please note: internships are unpaid for course credit only.

February 7, 2013

New Balance has a history of 100 years of enduring performance and is still running strong today. Based in Boston, Mass., New Balance seeks a Lead Designer for Warrior Apparel.

adidas, whose mission is to be the leading sports brand in the world, has an immediate opening for a Design Manager for the Running Footwear Category. This position to be based in Portland, Ore.

Under Armour is looking for a qualified, driven Sr. Graphic Designer, Men's Apparel. This is an opportunity to be part of a great success story, as Under Armour continues to impact the business like no other company has. This position to be based in Baltimore, Maryland.

Savi Customs, based in San Diego, Calif. seeks a Production Graphic Designer to be responsible for original graphic layout.

TaylorMade, in Carlsbad, Calif. is looking for an Accessories Designer to join the team.

Sun Apparel is looking for a Lead/Inside Sales Rep to join the team in Fullerton, Calif.

Sunsets, Inc. is looking for an Assistant Swimwear Designer to help 2 designers, with 3 different women's swimwear brands; at a Junior-contemporary, fashion forward, well established, swimwear company of over 28 years. This position to be based in Harbor City, Calif. (Los Angeles Area).

Through the power of the moustache, The Movember Foundation have created a global movement that is changing the face of men's health and are currently seeking a Sponsorship Manager to develop, implement and manage a portfolio of income generating and sponsorship activities. This position to be based in Venice, Calif.

Girl Skateboard Co. Inc. in Torrance, Calif. is looking for the right person to join the company in the position of a Logistics Coordinator to play a key role for the distribution and customer service department by providing a wide range of logistics, operational and customer support for our Footwear Division.

A Confidential Manufacturer & Distributor of Tech Apparel in Laguna Beach, Calif. is looking for an experienced Freelance Designer for Bags & Apparel who will work under confidential conditions. Please note this is a part-time position.

A Confidential Company in Newport Beach, Calif. has an immediate need for an Executive Assistant to be responsible for providing personal administrative support and assistance to executive staff.

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.
Product Coordinator - Photography Studio
Global Sample Manager
Collector - Bilingual, English/French

Pukka, Inc. is a private label manufacturer specializing in progressive headwear & accessories within the Action Sports, Fashion & Golf industries based in Irvine, Calif. and is seeking an experienced Art Director that possesses a high degree of creativity, as well as the ability to work with, and motivate a team.

Fox Head is looking for a Juniors Demand Planner to join the team. Here's your chance to join a great team in Irvine, Calif.

February 6, 2013

Here's an amazing opportunity to work abroad. Do you have a passion for everything bicycles? As one of the fastest growing multi-channel e-commerce companies in Australia, Cell Bikes is expanding its team at in Sydney, NSW, Australia offices and is in need of a Purchasing Officer.

Black Diamond, located in Salt Lake City, Utah is looking for an Ecommerce Web Developer. Imagine that - bringing cutting edge Ecomm to a company that produces amazing products for hardcore climbers, skiers, campers, backcountry connoisseurs and more. Sign yourself up right now!

The North Face is the first choice for the world's most accomplished climbers, mountaineers, extreme skiers, snowboarders, endurance runners, and explorers and is currently in need of a Product Developer/Technical Designer to contribute to the development, engineering, and specification processes of innovative and technologically advanced products that meet the needs of the Company's customers and end users. This position to be based in Alameda, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).

Jansport, located in Alameda, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area), has an immediate opening for a Project Specialist to assist, organize and facilitate Creative Services jobs from concept to completion.

Lucy Activewear creates fashion forward performance apparel that inspires athletic women and is currently in search of a Senior Designer to join the team in Alameda, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).

Title Nine is a leading multi-channel retailer of women's athletic apparel & gear with 20 retail stores, thriving website, catalog business and a growing new brand, Bounce. If sports and fitness are a part of your life that you can't live without, you are an expert on technical performance fabrics, and you have a proven track record of success in developing outdoor performance product, this Product Line Manager position based in Emeryville, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area) could be the job for you!

TaylorMade Golf Brands in Carlsbad, Calif. seeks an Accessories Designer for Industrial Designs for the TaylorMade, Adidas, and Ashworth brands.

Swell.com, located in San Clemente, Calif. is looking for a Data Entry Coordinator to join the crew.

Swell.com, located in San Clemente, Calif. is also looking for an Email Marketing Specialist to join the crew.

Makita brings best-in-class engineering advantage to professional power tool users. Headquartered in La Mirada, Calif., the worldwide leader in the professional power tool industry is seeking an In-House Creative Services Manager to make a direct impact on the development and implementation of our overall brand and creative strategy while also driving the direction of advertising initiatives.

DVS Shoe Company, a footwear brand that markets its product to top athletes and enthusiasts alike across core sports including skate, moto, surf and snow, is looking for a Graphic Designer to work from their Westminster, Calif. headquarters.

A Confidential Company in Costa Mesa, Calif. is looking for a long-term team member who has 3-5+ years experience handling large scale production primarily in China to come on board as Production Manager.

Quiksilver, based in Huntington Beach, Calif., has an immediate opening for a Product Developer/Merchandiser for Roxy Accessories.

Lifted Research Group (LRG) is seeking a full-time talented and motivated Cut & Sew Designer. This is an opportunity to have an impacting job at an innovative clothing company. Must be able to work in house at HQ located in Irvine, Calif.

DBStudios is looking for an energetic, intelligent, and well-organized Traffic Manager to efficiently coordinate projects through our extremely busy creative design department. Come join the team in Irvine, Calif.

INTERNSHIP:
Girl Skateboards in Torrance, Calif. is looking for a creative, driven and articulate Intern to help with production tasks in its art department. This is a great opportunity for an individual pursuing a career in any form of graphic design and development.

 

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