Industry News 3/12/2013

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Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

WEB: The Bike Cooperative Introduces Social Media Content Sharing Program for Retailers, Brands

 

SURF: Tyler Wright Claims 2013 Roxy Pro Gold Coast Over Sally Fitzgibbons

 

EMP: Etnies Welcomes Donavon Dartez As Director Of Sales

 

SNOW: Fresh Snow for Last Night Session at Snow Summit

 

EMP: Amer Sports hires new outdoor brand manager for the United States

 

B$Z: etnies to Support the Buy a Shoe, Plant a Tree program

 

SURF: Oakley Surf Shop Challenge Announces 2013 Series Schedule

 

B$Z: Sycamore Partners to take Hot Topic private for $600 million

 

B$Z: Quiksilver Reports Fiscal 2013 First Quarter Financial Results

 

Malakye Picks: It's All About Personal Branding!

 

TEAM: COALATREE Welcomes Brandon Hammid to the Snow Team + Launches New Website

 

EMP: Newton Running Names Craig Heisner President

 

B$Z: Kona Brewing Invites You To Hang Ten

 

B$Z: Freewaters Welcomes Groundswell PR to Lead Public Relations

 

SNOW: Klaus Obermeyer Wins SIA Industry Achievment Award

 

B$Z: Turner Public Relations Welcomes Five New Travel and Lifestyle Brands to its Roster

 

B$Z: Johnny West Appointed General Manager of SKINS North America

 

EVENT: Join the Helli Booyz at Wiegele's World in April

 

SURF: 2013 ASP Prime Lowers Pro Postponed, To Return in 2014

 

B$Z: Volcom Launches Footwear Collection for Fall 2013

 

EXPOSURE: The 15th Annual TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards Presented By New Era

 

 
 
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Would you love to put your passion for the outdoors to work? Cabela's, leading outfitter of hunting, fishing, and outdoor gear, is seeking a freelanceTechnical Designerto specialize in outerwear or youth apparel. This is a virtual / remote position, and can be based anywhere!

Analog is looking for a Graphic Designer/Creative Manager to give creative input on product direction and ensure a consistent and clear brand message across the Outerwear and Technical Fashion offering. This individual will work with the Creative Director and design team in Burlington, Vermont to translate brand strategy into compelling, on trend designs that create tangible business results.

Scott-Sports is seeking a qualified individual for the full-time position of Eastern Regional Sales Manager for its Bicycle Division. Please note: this position to be based on the East Coast and requires regular travel to accounts, trade shows, and sales meetings.

Glamour Kills Clothing is looking for a freelance Technical Designer to work from the company's home office in New York City.

Blades offers a carefully curated, unique assortment of men's and women's clothing, footwear, hardgoods and accessories from only the finest skate/snow/surf lifestyle brands. Embodying a distinctly New York state of mind with a global perspective and sophisticated aesthetic, Blades currently has two New York City store locations in NoHo and the Upper West Side and is currently seeking a Key Holder with a minimum of one to two years retail experience and a high school or General Education Development diploma is required.

Simms Fishing Products, based in Bozeman, Montana, is seeking aProduct Developer to take on their Outerwear, Waders, and Technical Packs categories.

Pearl Izumi USA, Inc. is a leader in the cycling and outdoor industry and is synonymous in for excellent quality and craftsmanship. Headquartered in Louisville, Colo., the company is currently on the hunt for a Director of Apparel Development to establish clear product/brand strategies that are consistently moving Pearl Izumi forward.

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 their flagship retail store on Pearl Street in Boulder, Colo.

The Integer Group in Denver, Colo. is looking for an Art Director for Brand/Powersports. Candidate must be a conceptual thinker with the chops to carry an idea across a full range of mediums; a true craftsman with a strong, fresh eye for design.

A Growing Outdoor Gear Company based in Tucson, Arizona, has an opening for aSoft Goods Product Development and Sales person to join the team. This person will design and develop new products for production under the company's own brand, as well as for OEM, private label, and military.

Outdoor Adventure Sales, the sales agency representing The North Face on the west coast, is seeking a Sales Representative to manage its specialty Performance and Action Sports accounts in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. This position to be based in Seattle, Wash.

Gregory Mountain Products, in Salt Lake City, Utah was founded in 1977 and continues to break new ground in pack technology, fit, and design over 35 years later. The company is currently in need of a Product Designer to collaborate with the Product Line Manager and Product Developer to translate design concepts, sketches, drawings, and prototypes into the final product sample.

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

Ariat International, a leading manufacturer of innovative performance equestrian footwear, apparel, and belts, is looking to add a couple of peeps to their team in Union City, CA (San Francisco Bay Area):
Footwear Developer - Western, Work, Outdoor
Denim Production Manager

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.

Travis Mathew Apparel, a lifestyle-driven golf apparel and footwear brand in Seal Beach, Calif., is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Customer Service Representative to provide excellent customer service both internally at Travis Mathew and externally with our customers by supporting our Sales Representatives day-to-day sales stewardship needs and adhering to all Travis Mathew policies and procedures.

Flexfit, a leading headwear manufacturer located in Fullerton, Calif. is seeking a Customer Service Sales Rep with apparel or retail background preferred.

Cygolite is an established manufacturer of innovative High-Intensity lighting systems for cycling enthusiasts and is looking for a "hands on" Marketing / Sales Candidate who will utilize the company's distribution channels and various resources to analyze, develop, and grow its products and brand in the marketplace. This position to be based in Santa Ana, Calif.

Ironclad Performance Wear seeks an experienced Operations Production Manager who will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of production and importing goods to support customer demand. This position to be based in El Segundo, Calif.

Sunsets, Inc. creator of B.Swim is in pursuit of a full time Marketing Assistant. This position is being offered to an organized, multi tasker, who loves to see execution. This position to be based in Harbor City, Calif.

A Confidential and Progressive Retail Operator with several boutiques newly opened in North Orange County, Calif. is looking for a Retail Store Manager.

Rip Curl, in Costa Mesa, Calif., is in search of a Graphic Designer / Production Artist to be responsible for Men's Apparel. If you love surf, combining fun with high performance, and enjoy the challenge of a fast paced environment, then this is the role for you!

A Confidential Local Retail Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. is looking for a dynamic, experienced Marketing Representative to help organize art & music events, manage promo budgets, interface with press, compile online newsletters, and support retail tenants.

5.11 Tactical, in Irvine, CA, has an exciting and growing opportunity for a creative, enthusiastic, outgoing, and results-drivenProduct Developerfor Woven Garments. Sound like you? Apply today!

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.

Dirt Sports Magazine is growing and looking to add an enthusiastic, experienced and well-organized Feature Editor to its staff in Irvine, Calif.

Dirt Sports Magazine is also seeking an Online Editor to direct the magazine's multimedia efforts. This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

The jobs just keep coming from Fox! Check out these "5" NEW positions in Irvine, Calif.:
Graphic Designer - Men's
International Sales Rep - Asia Pacific
International Sales Rep - Latin America
Apparel Sample Sewer
Production Coordinator

March 11, 2013

Rand McNally, the most trusted source for maps, directions, and travel content, continues to expand its consumer electronic product lines to include outdoor GPS products and has an exciting opportunity for a National Account Manager to help strategize and grow its business. Please note: candidates are expected to work from a Virtual Office and requires 40% travel.

Do you have a passion for the outdoors? Are you looking for an opportunity where you can drive results and be part of an engaging team? Then Bemis Associates Inc. in Shirley, Mass. may have the perfect position for you. Bemis is seeking an experienced Product Line Manager to be a key contributor to its sales and marketing team.

Orp is brand new and having just finished a successful Kickstarter campaign for its combination bike horn and front beacon light now needs more engineering horsepower. Orp, based in Portland, Orpegon, I mean, Oregon, is looking for a clever degreed Mechanical Engineer to conceive, verify and model design concepts in preparation for prototyping and production.

Icebreaker is one of the most innovative and dynamic names in the apparel industry and is looking for experienced Sales Associate to join our store team at Santana Row in San Jose, Calif.

Want to be part of a team that helps to shape fashion trends in the headwear field? Head Start Caps, the leader in Private Label Headwear based in Carson, Calif., has a Product Manager opening for you.

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.

Monster Energy is a leading marketer and distributor of energy drinks and alternative beverages. Feast your eyes on these "2" NEW openings for positions based in Corona, Calif.!
Interactive Marketing Application Developer
Interactive Marketing User Interface Designer

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

ASICS vision is to create quality lifestyle through intelligent sports technology and consistently realize this vision, because its product is the best in its class - and so are its employees. Due to tremendous growth, Asics is currently seeking a Buyer for its Retail group. Reporting to the Director of Retail, and in partnership with the Retail Merchant, the Retail Buyer will be responsible for procuring merchandise assortments for all channels of the Direct to Consumer business. This position to be based in Irvine. Calif.

March 8, 2013

Jetboil Inc., part of the Johnson Outdoors family of brands, is seeking candidates with strong consumer product design/development experience for its Lead Product Design Engineer position based in Manchester, New Hampshire.

KLIM Technical Riding Gear in Rigby, Idaho (Idaho Falls Area) is a relatively young company with a rich history built on the values of hard work, sacrifice, and determination and has "2" NEW opportunities for you today. Check 'em out!
Technical Apparel Designer
Product Developer - Hard Parts

Apex Sports Group, LLC, based in Boulder, Colo., is seeking an experienced Product Manager in the winter sports field to be a key contributor to our efforts to transform the alpine ski boot category.

Adrenaline Garage is looking for a Filmer/Editor/Production Coordinator to assist with planning, producing, filming and editing live and on-demand video content for action sports events. This position is based in Winter Park, Colo.

Gold, Inc., located in Denver, Colo., is seeking a Product Safety/Compliance Manager to be responsible for identifying high risk products, conducting risk assessments, and ensuring that products are in compliance with all government regulations, safety standards and retailer/licensor requirements.

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).

Specialized Bikes also has an exciting opportunity for a Finance Manager for USA Business to join the crew in Morgan Hill, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).

Mountain Hardwear, a leader in innovative, premium outdoor apparel, equipment and accessories, has a need for a Merchandiser II responsible for meeting development, commercialization, fit, aesthetic & pricing goals on styles for allocated category. This is a position with Columbia Sportswear Company Americas Liaison Office located at Mountain Hardwear in Richmond, Calif.

Fox, in Carlsbad, Calif., continues to grow its team! They have "2" NEW positions for you today. Check 'em out!
Retail Brand Expert
Retail Keyholder

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.

Odyssey BMX (Bear Corp.) is seeking a passionate self motivated Inside Sales Rep to join the Full Factory Distribution sales force. Brands include Odyssey BMX, Sunday Bikes, Fairdale Bikes, Gsport & Flatware. This position to be based in Norwalk, Calif. (Los Angeles County).

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 Los Angeles, Calif.

Mage Design is looking for a Design Assistant to aid the Head Designers for an important apparel-focused client. Ultimately this candidate is to act as Design Assistant as well as part of our creative, detail-oriented and highly motivated team. This position to be based in Los Angeles, Calif.

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

Spectra USA is one the fastest growing apparel manufacture in the region catering to a wide variety of market segments including major brands, wholesalers, Retailers and printers and is seeking an Inside Sales Rep to be based in Chino, Calif.

Based in Corona, Calif., Monster Beverage Corporation is a leading marketer and distributor of energy drinks and alternative beverages and is in need of a Brand Life Style Coordinator will process and fulfill all US and international in stock item requests to support athletes, POS, SBU and MAT/CAT.

Sole Technology is looking for a Credit & Collections Specialist in its Finance Department. As Credit & Collections Specialist you'll be responsible for the timely collection of past due accounts and thanking your lucky stars you got in with a company as fresh and clean as Sole Tech. This position to be based in Lake Forest, Calif.

HYPERICE is an innovative company focused on the newly developing field of sports recovery and is on the hunt for a Director of Sales to be responsible for developing and implementing the strategic sales plan for the North American marketplace. This position to be based in Anaheim, Calif.

RVCA's team at headquarters in Costa Mesa, Calif. is looking for an EDI / Customer Service Rep.

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 an opening for a Senior Manager Wholesale Retail Shop & Space Development to ensure presentation excellence at each level of investment for the Quiksilver, Roxy and DC brands. This position to be based in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Element / Plan B located in Irvine, Calif. is looking for an experienced National Sales Manager to lead it's sales efforts.

VonZipper's team at headquarters in Irvine, Calif. is looking for a Merchandising Assistant.

INTERNSHIP:
Man, you need VANS! And VANS needs you at headquarters in Cypress, Calif.! The company is looking for 12 "NEW" highly motivated and hard-working Interns for the summer. Pick the ONE you are best qualified for and have at it:
Human Resources Summer Intern
Graphic Design/Creative Summer Intern
Retail Operations Summer Intern
Video Production Summer Intern
Apparel Summer Intern
E-Commerce Analytic Summer Intern
Direct to Consumer (DTC) Summer Intern
Sales Summer Intern
Promotions & Events Summer Intern
Organizational Development Summer Intern
International Business Summer Intern (MBA)

March 7, 2013

Pacific Sunwear is also 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.

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, Okla.

Icebreaker is one of the most innovative and dynamic names in the apparel industry and is looking for an experienced Full-Time Sales Associate//Key Holder to join its team in New York City, NY.

American Rec, based in Boulder, Colo., is a collection of ten of the best-known and best-loved brands in the outdoor industry and is currently on the hunt for a Product Designer to help develop innovative, creative design concepts and solutions that address the specific product requirements for Kelty & Slumberjack Division.

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).

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 Customer Service Representative to be based in Los Angeles, Calif.

2XU ("Two Times You") also has a need for a Retail Store Manager for its new store in Santa Monica, Calif.

Manduka, the industry leader of high-performance, innovative and eco-conscious yoga products, is on a mission for a VP of Marketing to participate in the strategic planning process (functioning as the brand steward), lending specific expertise in customer definition; competitive assessment; and segmentation strategies to drive revenue and brand recognition. This position to be based in El Segundo, Calif.

Alpinestars, located in Torrance, Calif. is looking for an IT Help Desk Specialist to resolve Tier I/II software and hardware issues, escalates Tier III issues to the appropriate engineer, documents issue resolution and ensures the company's IT infrastructure is in good working condition.

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.!
Senior Recruiting Manager
Graphic Designer - eCommerce
Merchandise Planner

Melmarc, an established Screen Printing Business in Santa Ana, Calif. is looking for a Sourcing Liaison / Account Manager / Customer Service Rep.

ONE-Distribution is a leading skate-inspired apparel and footwear manufacturer located in Fountain Valley, Calif. and has an immediate need for an Accounts Receivables/Chargeback Coordinator to join our Accounts Receivables team.

SKINS North America is the Global Leader in Gradient Compression Performance Equipment and is actively looking for a Finance Manager for its Global Sports Apparel Brand to help grow its business. This position to be based in Encinitas, Calif.

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.

Vital Media Network is looking for an Advertising Coordinator for its three action sports web sites: vitalmx.com, vitalbmx.com, vitalmtb.com. This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

5.11 Tactical, in Irvine, Calif., has an exciting and growing opportunity for an enthusiastic, outgoing, and results-driven Marketing Assistant who will coordinate, prioritize and track the workflow of marketing and advertising projects, store merchandising, and public relations projects. He/She will work closely with the Marketing Manager, the Marketing Team, 3rd party vendors, Category Business Leaders, Sales Teams and other outside agencies to ensure project expectations are met.

March 6, 2013

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

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.

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

Daddies Board Shop, based in Portland, Ore., is the largest longboard skateboard ecommerce company in the US, and has a long history in snowboarding and street skating as well. The fast growing company seeks a Senior Apparel & Footwear Buyer responsible for building a world-class buying organization hell bent on world domination, among other duties.

For over 50 years, Pearl Izumi has defined the standards for performance apparel.  The company, based in Louisville, Colo. (Boulder area) is looking to add "3" NEW members to its team:
Director, Apparel Development
Senior Apparel Developer
Trim Developer

Outdoor Adventure Sales, the sales agency representing The North Face on the west coast, is seeking an Apparel, Footwear, and Equipment Sales Representative to manage their specialty accounts in Oregon and Alaska.  This position is based out of the company's showroom in Seattle, Wash.

adidas, whose mission is to be the leading sports brand in the world, has an immediate opening for a Product Manager for the Action Sports Apparel category. This position to be based in Portland, Ore.

adidas, based in Portland, Ore. also has an opening for a Product Manager for the Action Sports Footwear category.

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).

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).

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

HEX, the premium tech-cessories brand is looking for a qualified individual for National Sales Manager. Applicant should have experience managing a national sales force, brand building, experience and good reputation with premium fashion and streetwear retailers, as well as premium national chains, good communication and organizational skills, and a great attitude. This position to be based in Oxnard, Calif.

A Confidential Company in San Diego, Calif. has an immediate need for a Financial Analyst to work closely with the Senior Management Team based in North County.

Do you love the outdoors? Are you looking for an exciting job with a growing company and a fantastic team? Jakroo, a leading Custom Apparel Company is seeking an experienced enthusiastic Account Manager to join its Sales & Marketing Team in Pleasanton, Calif.

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.

Bravo Sports is looking for a highly motivated Marketing Coordinator to assist in marketing and PR project management and information dissemination for our array of outdoor and action sports product lines. This position to be based in Santa Fe Springs, Calif.

A Confidential Apparel Company located near downtown Los Angeles, Calif. is looking for an Assistant Operations Manager.

La Jolla Group is looking for an energetic front desk Receptionist, to represent all Brands! This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

OluKai, maker of premium footwear for the ocean lifestyle, is looking to fill an open position for a Production Coordinator to be a part of a great team of people in Irvine, Calif.

Fox, in Irvine, Calif., continues to grow its team! They have "3" NEW positions for you today. Check 'em out!
Designer - Men's Wovens
Technical Design Manager
Sportswear Merchandising Intern

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.

Boot Barn, located in Irvine, Calif., is looking for a Product Developer resposible for designing, developing and improving new  or existing products and directing the building and testing of prototypes through production.

 

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