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March 19, 2013


Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

TEAM: 686 Welcomes Cam Pierce To The Family


B$Z: Lifetime Collective Reacquires Sole Ownership from No Limits Group


SKATE: Tampa Pro 2013 Presented by Nike SB: March 21 - 24, 2013


MOTO: Electric's #CR2013 Adventure Officialy Starts Tomorrow


SKATE: The 4th Annual Skateboarding HoF Inductees and Icon Award Recipients


X-GAMES: Athlete invites announced for X Games Foz Do Iguaçu Brazil


EMP: REI Board of Directors Names Brian Unmacht Interim CEO


SNOW: National Ski Patrol Renews Partnership With Polarmax


B$Z: Goldcoast Collaborates with French Artist Denis Carrier


SKI: Lindsey Vonn wins downhill title by one point after race cancellation


B$Z: Distinct 2013.14 Style Trends Emerge from 2013 SIA Snow Show


SURF: Oakley High School Surf Team Challenge Returns for 2013


Malakye Picks: Getting the Most Out of Your Day!


B$Z: Outdoor Retailer Rolls Out Summer Market 2013 Housing


SURF: "WaXed" surf talk radio show to debut Saturday on ESPN 1700 in Southern California


EMP: Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition Announces Two New Board Members


B$Z: X Games Best Trick Competitions Cancelled


SKATE: Street League Skateboarding Announces 2013 World Tour Expansion


SUPPORT: Olukai Official Giveback Sponsor Success at 4th Annual Punta Sayulita Classic


B$Z: Electra Bicycle Company Open Casting Call


SKATE: IRIR Signs on as Sponsor for TW SKATE's 2013 Come Up Tour


SURF: Kelly Slater Wins Quiksilver Pro Over Joel Parkinson


SURF: TW SURF And SurfRide To Host Camp Shred Demo Event In Cardiff By The Sea, CA


SNOW: Leading Survey Names Park City Mountain Resort the West's Most Sustainable Resort


SNOW: Dragon Welcomes Kyle Martin As New Snow Marketing Manager


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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 freelance Technical Designer to specialize in outerwear or youth apparel. This is a virtual / remote position, and can be based anywhere!

Boa is searching for outgoing Brand Ambassadors who are willing to spread the Boa message to all that are curious or simply don't recognize the poor performance of traditional shoelaces. This position to be based in San Francisco, Monterey, Denver, Boulder, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, or Kona.

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

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

Smith Sport Optics is known to set the standard in performance eyewear and goggles and is on the lookout for a Senior Purchasing Manager to join the company at its Ketchum, Idaho headquarters.

Smith Sport Optics is also seeking a Buyer / Planner for its Helmet and Elite divisions located at their corporate offices in Ketchum, Idaho.

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.

A Growing Outdoor Gear Company based in Tucson, Arizona, has an opening for a Soft 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.

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

Lifted Research Group (LRG) is a company designed to overthrow the masses and is on a mission for a Northwest Merchandiser to be responsible for: Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Must be based out of the Seattle, Wash. area.

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

Jansport, located in Alameda, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area), has an immediate opening for a Public Relations Coordinator to solicit and respond to editorial and broadcast placement opportunities and requests for the Brand.

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 Jose, 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.

August Accessories / HEX is a rapidly growing national and international accessories company is looking for an experienced Accounts Receivable Specialist. This position to be based in Oxnard, Calif.

Kayo, a growing skateboard and apparel company based in Carlsbad, Calif., is looking for a Customer Service Rep to process orders.

prAna is looking to bring someone on board at their headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif. They're looking for a Logistics Manager to be responsible for logistic/supply chain operations, distribution center support, global routing and compliance, freight negotiations and expense control, international distribution, as well as department leadership and supervision.

Catch Surf is looking for a full-time Bookkeeper and Administrator to work directly with the President and Senior Sales Manager to assist in managing the administration of sales for the wholesale business. This position to be based in San Clemente, Calif.

SKINS, a rapidly growing global sports brand, is in search of a proactive and dynamic person to own their planning, ordering, and forecasting process in the role of Sales Operations Analyst and Coordinator. This position is based in Encinitas, Calif., and couch potatoes need not apply!

Oakley is currently in search of "2" NEW individuals to join their team in Foothill Ranch, Calif. Check 'em out!
Digital Marketing Manager
Digital Content Coordinator

Alpinestars' Technical Auto Sales Team is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic, sports-minded person to come on board as Customer Service Representative (Auto). This position is based at the company's Torrance, Calif. office.

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:
Vans Apparel Designer - Board Shorts
Assistant Buyer - Footwear
Retail Visual Merchandiser
Senior Planning Analyst - S&OP

Rip Curl is in search of a Senior Boardshort Designer to join the team in Costa Mesa, Calif. 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!

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.

Fox Head, headquartered in Irvine, Calif. has an incredible opportunity to join the marketing team as Retail Marketing Director.

Fox Head Inc, headquartered in Irvine, Calif. is also looking for a Trademark and Patent Paralegal to join its in-house legal team.

5.11 Tactical's mission is a constant motivator: "We are innovators who make purpose-built gear for the most demanding missions." Think you have what it takes to join this team? Check out these "4" NEW openings at their Development Center in Irvine, Calif.:
Product Development Assistant - Outerwear and Knits
Apparel Technical Design Assistant
Technical Designer - Apparel
Product Development Manager - Woven Garments

5.11 is also seeking a Custom Shop Director at its Headquarters in Modesto, Calif., who will be the general manager and business leader responsible for all activity pertaining to 5.11's embellishment operations including marketing, sales, order management, graphic design, and production. This individual acts as the owner of the business with coaching from the VP of Operations.

March 18, 2013

Sugoi Performance Apparel is looking for a dynamic Inside Key Accounts Manager with a sales focus and a strong customer centric approach, who will be responsible for supporting its business expansion with Key Accounts in North America. This position to be based in Burnaby, BC, Canada.

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.

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.

Diystro, an established international streetwear brand in Los Angeles, Calif. continues to grow its team! They have "2" NEW positions for you today. Check 'em out!
Web Specialist
Retail Store Manager

Vans, the leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market based in Cypress, Calif., has an amazing opportunity for a Retail Allocator to be responsible for allocation of merchandise to both US and International retail store (full price and outlet concepts).

Alpinestars, in Torrance, CA, is in search of a Fit Technician to assist in the transition of apparel styles from conception to completion.

March 15, 2013

Fuse Protection is a rider owned company offering a wide range of products including pads, supports, gloves and now helmets and is looking for a freelance Product Designer who has a strong track record working in protection/apparel design, to take our current range on to the next level. There is no requirement to relocate for this position, however the company would expect your complete focus on this project. You will need to communicate daily from your Remote/Virtual location with its in house product designers, to keep all involved updated on developments and directions.

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.

Do you want to be a member of the Cabela's team? Were you "BORN TO WORK HERE"? This is your chance. Cabela's has an opening for a Technical Designer in the Quality Assurance department at its corporate office in Sidney, Nebraska.

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.

HEX, the premium tech-cessories brand is looking for "2" qualified individuals to join the team in Oxnard, Calif. (Ventura County).
National Sales Manager
Warehouse Supervisor/Shipping Supervisor for August Accessories/Hex

HYLETE, based in San Diego, Calif., has a vision to continuously create innovative, performance cross-training apparel that captures the spirit of the cross-training hybrid athlete and is currently looking for a motivated Brand Experience Manager that will create a positive brand experience for HYLETE customers.

Black Box Distribution is the exclusive US distributor and licensee for the lifestyle apparel brand Insight who is in need of a Marketing Manager to be based at the company's Carlsbad, Calif. offices and a mobile office in LA. The Insight Marketing Manager will report to the US Insight Brand Manager and will become responsible for all Insight marketing activities in the US - including the management of a marketing coordinator and interns.

Liquid Force, located in Encinitas, Calif., is seeking a junior level Assistant Board Designer to develop skill set that pertains to development of wakeboard's and accessories.

Uppercut Deluxe, located in Oceanside, Calif., is looking for a National Account Manager.

The Hundreds is on the hunt for a VP of Retail Operations to be the strategic architect that develops and executes programs that improve sales, service, innovation, profitability and loss prevention for retail and eCommerce. This position to be based in Los Angeles, Calif.

Street League Skateboarding, in Los Angeles, Calif., is on the hunt for a Senior Managing Editor to oversee the company's official website.

A Confidential Company in Los Angeles, Calif. is looking for a Live Webcast/TV Broadcast Producer for Action Sports Webcast & Broadcasting projects. This job is for an individual whose professional experience could be utilized towards the growth and development of our media company. 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.

Mammoth Mountain is growing again - and is now need of a Marketing Analyst to join its expanding team in El Segundo, Calif. office. This position offers great benefits! Check it out to see.

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

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:
Regional Loss Prevention Manager
Apparel Category Manager - Guys
Apparel Designer - SMU (Special Make Up)
Apparel Developer - SMU (Special Make Up)

Sanuk Footwear in Irvine, Calif. is widely known for its innovative and unexpected sandal products and is looking to fill "2" NEW positions. Check 'em out!
Senior Events Producer
Public Relations Manager

Olukai in Irvine, Calif. is also looking to fill an open position for a Sales Operations Manager for its Specialty/Core Accounts.

O'Neill is looking for a senior level Creative Apparel Designer, who will help design the young men's sportswear line. This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

March 14, 2013

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 an Apparel Materials Manager to drive commercialization of the product line from initial textile concept to final specifications for salesmen sample production and final bulk production; executing inline fabrics to be in compliance with timelines, quality, price and functionality.

Burton Snowboards is also looking for a Graphic Designer/Creative Designer for Analog 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.

Over the past decade, Under Armour has been growing exponentially and is looking to fill "2" NEW open positions at the company's headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland.
Technical Product Developer - Bags
Associate Developer - Outdoor Accessories

Network A, the new home for action sports content online, is looking for a Managing Editor to oversee This position to be based in New York City, NY.

Icebreaker is one of the most innovative and dynamic names in the apparel industry and is looking for an experienced Sales Associate to join its SoHo TouchLab team in New York City, NY and provide exceptional service to our customers.

A Confidential Company in San Diego, Calif. (North County) has an open position for a Staff Accountant to be responsible for preparing various financial reports and conducting comprehensive analyses with written summaries to the management team.

TaylorMade Golf Brands in Carlsbad, Calif. seeks a Temp-Fixtures and Environments Designer to concept and design a variety of fixtures and environments for the TaylorMade, adidas Golf and Ashworth family of brands for internal and retail applications

EDGE Boardshop is one of the largest longboard skateboard retailers in the world and is looking for an energetic, responsible and positive minded Operations Manager who is an experienced professional with knowledge in all aspects of retail management and distribution. In this diverse position, time will be shared between its retail superstore in Dana Point, Calif. and its corporate office and distribution center in nearby San Clemente.

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

CLC Work Gear is the market leader in the industrial soft goods industry for over 25 years and is seeking a mid to senior-level Product Developer to join our team and take an active role in all functions of the company's product development cycle. This position to be based in South Gate, Calif. (Los Angeles Area)

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:
Production Artist Graphic Designer
Apparel Development Coordinator

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

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

Sanuk, the fun and funky footwear brand, is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Public Relations Manager. This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

Sanuk, in Irvine, Calif., is also looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Sr. Events Producer.

The Sourcing Co LLC. is located in Irvine, Calif. and is a young, fast growing sourcing company that services the Action Sports Industry specializing in product development and sourcing management and is looking for a Merchandiser/Product Developer responsible for Co-ordination and communication of development of product and production between our customers and overseas suppliers.

RVCA, located in Costa Mesa, Calif. is looking to fill "3" open positions. Check 'em out!
Digital Production Artist
Men's Accessories Designer
Web Merchandiser

March 13, 2013

American Rec is a collection of ten of the best-known and best-loved brands in the outdoor industry and is currently on the hunt for an Eastern Regional Sales Manager. This position to be based in Eastern U.S.

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 "2" NEW members to its team:
Senior Apparel Developer
Apparel Product Developer

Turner PR (based in Denver and New York) is seeking a full-time Digital and Graphic Art Manager with basic web development skills (html and CSS). The position is based in the company's Denver, Colo. office and reports to the divisional VP.

You're an experienced Women's Pack / Bag Developer who really wants to work for DaKine in Hood River, Oregon? You don't say - well, check this out!

Mountain Hardwear is seeking a Production Coordinator. This is a position with Columbia Sportswear Company Americas Liaison Office located at Mountain Hardwear in Richmond, 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.

Sector 9 is currently seeking a Front Office Receptionist/Customer Service Assistant at its headquarters in San Diego, Calif.

Callaway Golf, located in Carlsbad, Calif. is looking to bring on a Program Manager.

Haro Bikes, the leading BMX brand in the IBD channel has an immediate opening for a full-time Inside Sales Representative at the Vista, Calif. headquarters. This person will be responsible for the sales of Haro, Premium, Masi and Del Sol products.

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 Production Coordinator to process and
fulfill all US and international in stock item requests to
support athletes, POS, SBU and MAT/CAT.

Corona Sports Group, comprised of Answer Racing, MSR MX and ProTaper motocross brands, has over 95 combined years of experience providing innovative motocross apparel, protective gear and performance accessories to the motocross market. The company is experiencing rapid growth, creating an immediate need for a Graphic Designer (Print + Digital) to join the Answer Racing team in Corona, Calif.

Lucky 13, a 21 year old brand built on rock-n-roll rebel lifestyle based in Santa Ana, Calif., is seeking a Sales Director to be responsible for developing and implementing the strategic sales plan for the Global marketplace (Emphasis on North America).

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.

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

Man, you need VANS! And VANS needs you at headquarters in Cypress, Calif.! The company is looking for 11 "NEW" highly motivated and hard-working Interns for the summer. Pick the ONE you are best qualified for and have at it:
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)
Human Resources Summer Intern
Graphic Design/Creative Summer Intern
Retail Operations Summer Intern
Video Production Summer Intern
Apparel Summer Intern

Fox, in Irvine, Calif., continues to grow its team! They have "3" NEW positions for you today. Check 'em out!
SMU Account Representative
Key Accounts Manager - Sportswear
Marketing Intern


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