Industry News 2/19/2013

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Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

EXPOSURE: Interbike Electric Bike Media Event

 

WEB: Network A's Alana: Surfer Girl Season 2 Kicks Off With Alana Modeling

 

EVENT: Arnette's San Diego Stop In The Cash Pot Surf Series Will Be Held This Saturday - February 16

 

TV: Vans announces global broadcast of Billabong Pipe Masters highlight show

 

EMP: OTZShoes Names Bob Rief CEO

 

SURF: Marti Paradisis Wins Biggest Wave at Oakley Big Wave Awards

 

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SURF: Alana Blanchard featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2013 wearing new Rip Curl bikinis

 

VIDEO: Sanuk Launches World Premiere of 'Sherm's in the Band'

 

B$Z: Agenda Summer dates are out!

 

SURF: Eastern Surfing Association And Surfing America Realign

 

B$Z: Native Shoes Enters Non-Binding Letter of Intent to be Acquired

 

B$Z: New Marc Johnson Collection from Matix for Spring 13

 

B$Z: Woodward At Copper Announces Massive Renovation Project

 

SUPPORT: OluKai employees earn their way to Ho'olaule'a by giving back to the community

 

B$Z: Vans and Metallica Debut Signature Shoes

 

 

Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

Aussie Dogs Sheepskin Footwear has welcomed Independent Sales Rep Guy Merritt on board to cover the CA, NV, and AZ territory. Congrats, Guy! #DreamJobs

 

Victoria Taylor, graduate of Otis, was hired as assistant designer by b.swim! #MalakyeWorks

 

 
 
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The Herschel Supply Company brand based in Vancouver, BC, Canada is fast becoming a globally recognized, must-have brand for the fashion conscious consumer and is currently seeking a Collections Specialist to join its Finance team and assist with a rapidly growing North American customer base of over 700 fine retailers.

OluKai, maker of premium footwear for the ocean lifestyle, is looking to fill an open position for a Full-Time Sales Rep to cover the Hawaiian Islands territory. This position to be based in Hawaii.

A Confidential Industry-Leading Sporting Goods Manufacturer and Distributor is recruiting a dynamic, enthusiastic Director of Sales to lead the Department. The company's sales office is located in the south central US.

Brian Head Resort in Brian Head, Utah is looking for a Terrain Park Manager!

Amer Sports is the world's leading sports equipment company and is on a mission for an Action Sports E-Shop Manager. This position to be based in Portland, Ore.

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.

Sugar Bowl Resort in Truckee, Calif., the best ski/snowboard resort in Lake Tahoe, has an immediate need for a Lift Mechanic Journeyman Level 3 with the ability to work in a sometimes high stress, fast paced environment.

J!NX, the premier lifestyle clothing brand for gamers and geeks based in San Diego, Calif., is currently seeking an experienced Supply Chain Manager that will manage production, inventory and ordering with our domestic and international manufacturing facilities. Experience operating at high volume is a must.

Black Box is looking for an exceptionally talented Web & Interactive Manager to join a highly creative in-house marketing team. This position to be based in Carlsbad, Calif.

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

Alp-n-Rock is an apparel brand located in Carlsbad, Calif. and are looking for a Sales & Marketing Director to be responsible for managing our growth across all distribution channels.

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.

The Alpinestars by Denise Focil Product Developer will partner with Design, Technical Design and Factories to ensure best possible product with best possible delivery. This role is responsible for tracking styles from conception to completion and is to be based in Torrance, Calif.

A World Renowned and Confidential Motorsports Company seeks a dedicated, professional and knowledgeable individual for the position of Supercross and Motocross Support to work with our sponsored team athletes. This position to be based in Torrance, 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/Buyer to be based in Rancho Dominguez, Calif.

DropThrough.com, a divison of NewClue, Inc., is a lifestyle company that promotes skateboarding, longboarding, and many other things in our life and are looking for multiple experienced, motivated In-House Sales Reps with a strong account base and industry knowledge for our wholesale & private label division. This position to be based in City of Industry, Calif.

A Confidential Orange County-based Clothing Manufacturer is looking for a Product Developer that has a minimum of 5 years experience in overseas manaufacturing.

DBStudios is a multi-disciplinary design consultancy specializing in all facets of retail design - from displays to stand-alone stores and are currently looking for a Designer to join the creative team in our Irvine, Calif. office. You must possess a keen sense of style, strong communication skills, and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Fox, in Irvine, Calif., continues to grow its team! They have "7" NEW positions for you today. Check 'em out!
Assistant Designer
Sales Coordinator - Asia Pacific
Sales Coordinator - Latin America
Designer - Men's Wovens
Technical Design Manager
Assistant Production Associate
Senior Production Associate

Tilly's has an amazing opportunity for a Fashion Trend Manager to join their crew in Irvine, Calif.

Volcom seeks a Warehouse Management System Manager to be the liaison between the IT department and the business operations on requirement gathering and business concept development. Please note that this position is based at our Distribution Center in Irvine, Calif. It will require travel to our HQ in Costa Mesa, Calif.

SHIFT stormed onto the motorcycling scene in 1997 and has grown into an international brand, producing innovative riding apparel for markets around the world. The company, based in Irvine, Calif., is in need of a Merchandiser to be responsible for directly managing all aspects of SHIFT Motocross and Casual clothing.

February 18, 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.

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.

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.

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 Email Marketing Specialist to be based in Rancho Dominguez, Calif.

Michael Gerald Ltd. has an immediate opening for an Assistant Designer/CAD Designer (Mens & Boys sportswear). You will be assisting in all areas of design and development. This position to be based in Cerritos, Calif.

A2Z Trends, located in Los Angeles, Calif., and home of 3rd&Army and Brigade brands is serving up "2" NEW opportunities for you today. Check 'em out!
Men's Contemporary Knit Designer
Women's Contemporary Collection Designer

INTERNSHIP:
Vans, the leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market based in Cypress, Calif., has an amazing opportunity for a Visual Merchandise Intern.

February 15, 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.

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

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.

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 Email Marketing Specialist to be based in Rancho Dominguez, Calif.

A2Z Trends, located in Los Angeles, Calif., and home of 3rd&Army and Brigade brands is serving up "2" NEW opportunities for you today. Check 'em out!
Men's Contemporary Knit Designer
Women's Contemporary Collection Designer

Michael Gerald Ltd. has an immediate opening for an Assistant Designer/CAD Designer for Mens & Boys sportswear. You will be assisting in all areas of design and development. This position to be based in Cerritos, Calif.

INTERNSHIP:
Vans, the leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market based in Cypress, Calif., has an amazing opportunity for a Visual Merchandise Intern.

February 14, 2013

Here's an amazing opportunity to work virtually from your home office. Easton-Bell Sports has an opening for an experienced International Sales Director responsible for Action Sports in the Latin America region.

Pacific Sunwear is on the hunt for an experienced District Manager to cultivate and lead a group of customer focused, top-line sales driven, profitable and productive retail locations across the Oklahoma territory. This position to be based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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.

Momentum Media PR is a results-driven PR agency specializing in bringing lifestyle brands to the forefront of their markets and the consumer mindshare and is currently searching for an Account Manager who is responsible for supporting both the President and the Momentum team on key accounts and in daily operations. This position to be based in Boston, Mass. or Boulder, Colo.

SKINS is the Global Leader in Gradient Compression Performance Equipment and is actively recruiting a Channel Marketing Manger: Endurance and Wintersports to join the North American team in our West Coast based offices in North County San Diego, Calif.

The Wheat Group, Inc. is seeking an experienced Customer Service Representative/Sales Support Coordinator to perform a variety of customer service responsibilities and provide excellent customer service. This position to be based in Rancho Bernardo, Calif. (San Diego Area).

Alp-n-Rock is an apparel brand located in Carlsbad, Calif. and are looking for a talented, flexible, easy going Staff Accountant to assist with all financial matters.

Fox is seeking an experienced Retail Assistant Manager for its location in Livermore, Calif.

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.

Girl Skateboard Company, located in Torrance, Calif. has an immediate opening for a Production Coordinator.

SWE in Culver City, Calif. has an immediate opening for a Graphic Designer to aid the marketing department.

If you are results-driven with the ability to take on a leadership role and overcome challenges within the marketplace, then a career at Jax Bicycle Center in Orange, County, Calif. would be right for you! The best bike shop in Orange County is currently on a mission for a Bicycle Retail Store Manager.

Roxy currently has "2" NEW full-time career opportunities at its headquarters in Huntington Beach, Calif.
Latin America Marketing Coordinator
Art Director

Billabong is looking for a Production Assistant to join the team in Irvine, Calif. This position is responsible for Assisting Production from development to production.

Element is currently seeking a Production Assistant to work at headquarters in Irvine, Calif. This position is responsible for assisting Production from development to production.

5.11 Tactical, the tactical gear industry leader, is experiencing tremendous growth and expansion which has created an exciting and growing opportunity for a creative Graphic Designer who can capture the 5.11 brand essence for its t-shirt, fleece and hoodie graphics; hats, patches and caps; labels and hang tags. This position to be baed in Irvine, Calif.

OluKai is currently looking for a Full-time Regional Sales Manager to be based in Irvine, Calif. This is a key leadership role working closely with the National Sales Manager and VP Sales to manage territory reps and achieve sales goals.

Fox Head, located in Irvine, Calif. is looking for a Retail Operations Project Coordinator to be based at the company's new headquarters!

February 13, 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.

Travis Mathew Apparel, a lifestyle-driven golf apparel and footwear brand is looking for a talented and motivated individual for the position of Awesome Tour Assistant. This candidate is responsible for both the set up and breakdown of all tour bus events and will work from the Huntington Beach, Calif. office and Remotely while on the tour. This is a perfect opportunity to travel the country and see world-class golf facilities with a premier golf and lifestyle brand that is striving to push the limits in every aspect of our company.

Fox is seeking and experienced Retail Store Manager for its store in Oshkosh, Wisconsin!

Amer Sports in Ogden, Utah is the world's leading sports equipment company and is on a mission for a Field Marketing Associate to represent Salomon and Suunto in the Midwest.

Spyder Active Sports in Boulder, Colo. is on a mission for an Applications Analyst to support applications systems at Spyder.

Based in Buena Vista, Colo., RockyMountainTrail.com is in need of a Multi Category Merchant to be able to create and maintain high quality partnerships with suppliers through consistent business practices with high integrity; adding value for both RMT and the supplier.

Gregory Mountain Products in Salt Lake City, Utah was founded in 1977 and continue to break new ground in pack technology, fit and design over 35 years later and is currently in need of a Product Developer to manage and execute the product creation and specification process from the Development phase though First Production phase of new product lifecycle.

Revolution Cycles is currently seeking qualified candidates for a position as Operations Manager. This position to be based in Arlington, Virginia.

A Confidential Company in Brooklyn, New York is seeking seeking an experienced Graphic Designer/Illustrator who can meet the challenges of a demanding street gear company. Must have excellent skills in Photoshop, with the ability to create original concepts for graphics.

Icebreaker is one of the most innovative and dynamic names in the apparel industry and is  looking for an experienced Full-Time Sales Associate to join its team in San Francisco, Calif.

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!

Do you love the outdoors? Are you looking for an exciting job with a growing company and a fantastic team? Check out this amazing opportunity with a Leading Custom Apparel Company! JAKROO is seeking an experienced & enthusiastic Account Manager to join its Sales & Marketing Team in Pleasanton, Calif. (San Francisco Area)

Black Box in Carlsbad, Calif. is looking for an exceptionally talented Web & Interactive Manager to join a highly creative in-house marketing team.

TaylorMade Golf Brands is seeking a Director for Apparel Product Marketing to work directly with the Vice President of Apparel to create and lead the product strategies and vision consistent with the objectives of making us the dominant golf apparel brands. This position to be based in Carlsbad, Calif.

TaylorMade Golf Brands is also seeking an experienced and talented Senior Technical Footwear Developer to join the team in Carlsbad, Calif.

Reporting to the CEO of Sun Diego, the Retail Support Manager will be responsible for managing the company-wide retail IT strategy as well as finding and implementing any potential new/improved systems for the future and generally providing basic technology support for the distribution center. This position to be based in Carlsbad, Calif.

A Confidential Manufacturer & Distributor of tech apparel, helmets & accessories (bags, gloves, socks etc) to tops brands in the active sports & outdoor industries is looking for an experienced Freelance Designer for Bags & Apparel who will work under confidential conditions. Please note this is a part-time position based in Laguna Beach, Calif.

Freestyle USA in Costa Mesa, Calif. has an immediate opening for a Regional Account Executive to be responsible for managing existing regional accounts in the Action Sports watch industry as well as the opening of new doors.

Alpinestars, located in Torrance, Calif. is looking for a Media Services Assistant to provide support through administrative duties including, but not limited to, taking phone calls from media when other staff are out of the office, arranging for product placement shipments, invoicing product, maintaining records of product sent to print, film and television media as well as celebrities and bloggers, contacting media in order to make them aware of new product releases, assisting with social media content, and attending events if and when needed.

One Distribution, a leading skate-inspired apparel and footwear manufacturer and home of KR3W and Supra, is in need of "2" NEW people to join them immediately at their Fountain Valley, Calif. headquarters.
AP Clerk
Staff Accountant

It's no secret that Sole Technology is a leader in our industry. See what makes them great! Check out this open position to be based in Lake Forest, Calif. Sole Tech is looking for a Director of R&D and Sourcing.

Troy Lee Designs has an immediate opening for a self-motivated Sportswear Coordinator. The office based in Corona, Calif. is a casual but fast paced environment that has strict deadlines.

Aqua Lung America in Vista, Calif. is looking for a Swim Promotions Specialist to manage swim event promotions and coordinate with sales representatives and dealers to increase consumer and dealer product knowledge, run product demos, and support local retailers. 

A Successful and Confidential Private Label (custom) Manufacturer that specializes in supplying OEM's, aftermarket brands, distributors, fulfillment houses and large retailers with technical apparel (outerwear, rainsuits, driving suits etc), sportswear (hoodies/shirts/jackets etc), luggage (gear bags/backpacks etc), gloves, socks and assorted accessories and promo items is expanding and in need of a forward-thinking Account Manager to handle the demand in the Powersports and Auto industries...think Street & Offroad motorcycle, Nascar, truck racing, ATV, Snowmobile, OEM's etc. This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

Element is currently seeking a Men's Designer to work at headquarters in Irvine, Calif.

The Women's Merchandising & Design Department at Billabong is looking for a Graphic Designer to focus on Catalog & Textiles in Irvine, Calif.

L-R-G is a company designed to overthrow the masses by using our influence and is currently on the hunt for "2" NEW cadidates to add to the team in Irvine, Calif. Check 'em out!
Women's Graphic Designer
Cut & Sew Designer

 

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