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Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

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B$Z: SmartCrossbars Technology from Wasatch Powder Monkeys

 

MOTO: Ryan Villopoto runs his win streak to four with Toronto victory

 

SNOW: "Why I Love to Ski or Ride" Video Contest Winners Announced

 

SURF: Greg Long crowned Big Wave World Champ

 

B$Z: French luxury group PPR changes name to Kering

 

EMP: Sole Technology Announces New COO

 

SUPPORT: OIA Applauds Senate Committee's Vote to Confirm Sally Jewell

 

EXPOSURE: Second Annual Internal Women's Summit at Oakley

 

B$Z: ZEAL Optics Introduces E-llume, the World's First Bio Based Lens

 

SURF: Oakley Surf Shop Challenge 2013 Series Schedule Revised

 

Malakye Picks: It's All About Having Fun! (Industry Day at Bear MTN inside)

 

EMP: 2XU Appoints Kevin Roberts as Chief Executive Officer

 

TEAM: X-1 Audio, Inc. Supports Champion System Pro Cycling Team

 

B$Z: HoodieBuddie unveils HBSuper collection featuring advanced HB3 Headphone Technology

 

B$Z: Hang Ten Set to Make Waves in the USA

 

EMP: Skullcandy Names Hoby Darling President and Chief Executive Officer

 

EMP: Zoot Sports Charges Ahead Adding to its Leadership Team

 

TV: X Games takes over Tignes, France March 20-22

 

EMP: Mike Carter Joins The AGENDA Show as Vice President of Sales and Marketing

 

 
 
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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.

Burton Snowboards is 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.

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

Chums in Salt Lake City, Utah is in need of a Controller to work closely and collaboratively with peers in the company and has the responsibility to oversee and manage the accounting functions.

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.

Rockford Fosgate, high-performance audio manufacturer is looking for a super star Graphic Designer to join the in-house creative department in Tempe, Ariz.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

Callaway Golf, located in Carlsbad, Calif. is looking for a Sourcing Operations Manager to join the team.

prAna is looking to bring someone on board at their headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif. They're looking for a Key Accounts Manager to be responsible for driving increasing sales and distribution of the prAna brand and continuously pursuing new opportunities to expand the brand to new customers and new markets.

Manhattan Beachwear, Inc. manufactures brands such as Kenneth Cole NY, Reaction, La Blanca, Trina Turk, Hobie, Maxine, Hermanny by Vix, Ralph Lauren and is currently looking for a highly motivated, creative Design Assistant to join its team in Los Angeles and Cypress, Calif. This is a great opportunity for career growth.

Cygolite is an established manufacturer of innovative High-Intensity lighting systems for cycling enthusiasts and is looking for an entry-level "hands on" Marketing/Sales Representative 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.

Kukdong Apparel is a private label manufacturer with factories in Puebla Mexico and is looking for a Developer / Pre-Production Manager to work with major brands - Nike, Carhartt, VF, Dickies and more. This position to be based in Cerritos, Calif.

Altamont Apparel Ltd. is looking for a PR and Marketing Assistant, responsible to help maximize results and awareness through campaigns utilizing multiple touch-points such as media relations, online marketing, day to day PR updates, video/photo shoot coordination and grassroots outreach. This position to be based in Lake Forest, Calif.

Quiksilver in Huntington Beach, Calif. is in need of a Footwear Designer for the Roxy brand.

DYLN Inspired seeks to be at the forefront of the fundamental shift towards a more health conscious society by setting a new standard for activewear and accessories. DYLN is on the hunt for a Corporate Sales Representative to join the team in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Yea.Nice is a headwear brand that sells to action sports retailers and is based out of Costa Mesa, Calif. After launching in 2010, the company has grown significantly and is now looking for an in-house Graphic Designer.

Highway Two, Inc. is the U.S. distributor of premium bicycle component and accessory brands Continental, fi'zi:k, Selle Royal, Brooks and crankbrothers and is looking for a Supply Chain Analyst to join its team in Laguna Beach, 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.

A Confidential Company in Irvine, Calif. is seeking an experienced Office Clerk. The successful candidate will have knowledge and demonstrated hands-on experience with A/R.

Fox Head, in Irvine, Calif. is looking for a Production Coordinator to join its team. This position will work to monitor WIP reports of FOX vendors to ensure on-time production, and to trouble-shoot production lead time issues.

Dirt Sports Magazine is growing and looking to add an enthusiastic, experienced and well-organized Features 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.

March 25, 2013

Icebreaker is one of the most innovative and dynamic names in the apparel industry and is looking for an experienced Account Manager to join our Canadian Sales team based in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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.

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.

Airblaster is a 10-year old winter sports outerwear / long underwear / accessories company based in Portland, Ore. and is  looking for a Product Developer to join its crew.

La Jolla Group is opening a new store in the Arizona Mills Mall, located in Tempe, Ariz. and is in need of a Store Manager for a March grand opening date.

HEX, the premium tech-cessories brand based in Oxnard, Calif., is rapidly growing and looking to fill "3" NEW positions. Check 'em out!
Accounts Receivable Specialist - A/R
Warehouse Supervisor / Shipping Supervisor
Product Coordinator

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.

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

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.

Highway Two, Inc. is the U.S. distributor of premium bicycle component and accessory brands Continental, fi'zi:k, Selle Royal, Brooks and crankbrothers and is in need of a North American Sales Director is responsible for directing, budgeting and implementing sales strategy for all brands distributed by Highway Two. This position to be based in Laguna Beach, Calif.

5.11 Tactical, the tactical gear industry leader, is experiencing tremendous growth and expansion which has created an exciting and growing opportunity for a Front-End Web Developer to be the master of our domestic and international web sites. This position to be based in Irvine, 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:
Financial Planning & Analysis Manager
District Manager - New York
Footwear Designer - Pro Skate
Apparel Designer - Board Shorts
Retail Allocator
Retail Planning Manager
Footwear Designer - Surf
Footwear Designer - Snow

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

March 22, 2013

LIVESTRONG based in Austin, Texas is seeking a Merchandise Coordinator to support the day-to-day functions for the merchandise program comprising of both revenue generating and promotional merchandise to enhance and promote the LIVESTRONG brand.

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.

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.

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.

180s is an innovative performance wear company based in Baltimore, Maryland which creates and markets products that redefine function and style for every lifestyle and is in need of a National Accounts Manager to build strategic relationships with customers in multiple channels (mid tier, big box, sporting goods) with full responsibility for all sales activity from business development to account management.

Entree Lifestyle has been printing designs on t-shirts since starting out in 1999 and is currently looking for a Graphic Designer / Illustrator to join its crew in the Dumbo area of Brooklyn, NY.

Footlocker.com/CCS is searching for successful Buyer candidates who can research and merchandise in the area of Skate and Snow Accessories, to provide the best selection and mix of product for sales growth and profitability. This position to be based in New York, NY.

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.

180s is an innovative performance wear company based in Baltimore, Maryland which creates and markets products that redefine function and style for every lifestyle and is is need of a National Accounts Manager to build strategic relationships with customers in multiple channels (mid tier, big box, sporting goods) with full responsibility for all sales activity from business development to account management.

Entree Lifestyle has been printing designs on t-shirts since starting out in 1999 and is currently looking for a Graphic Designer / Illustrator to join its crew in the Dumbo area of Brooklyn, NY.

Footlocker.com/CCS is searching for successful Buyer candidates who can research and merchandise in the area of Skate and Snow Accessories, to provide the best selection and mix of product for sales growth and profitability. This position to be based in New York, NY.

A Small & Growing Confidential Company in Ventura, Calif. seeks an Art Department Manager to work closely with Creative Directors and Brand Managers to effectively develop, design, plan, produce and launch several line breaks/year in each brand.

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.

Dragon, located in Carlsbad, Calif., is looking for a Surf Marketing Manager to join its marketing squad.

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.

Alpinestars located in Torrance, Calif. is looking for an Art Director to the Office of the President and holds primary responsibility for the overall management of all creative output of the Alpinestars brand and its various divisions.

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.

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

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

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

INTERNSHIP:
WERX Design is looking for a creative Graphic Design Intern who can assist our design staff with many aspects of the product / branding cycle. This includes in-store POP, catalogs, stickers, marketing materials, tee shirt art, signage, products themselves, trims, packaging, web graphics, and much much more. This is a hands on and computer based working environment. This position to be based in Boulder, Colo.

Travis Mathew Apparel, a lifestyle-driven golf apparel and footwear brand in Seal Beach, Calif., is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Video Intern to help produce, shoot, edit, and spread video/digital content for the Travis Mathew brand. Projects will include preproduction through delivery of campaign videos, line releases, player bios, event coverage, product photography and other digital media. Applicant will work with media director and marketing team to create compelling content and facilitate its spread via web.

March 21, 2013

Fly Racing is a wholesaler and manufacturer for the Motorcycle, Snowmobile, ATV/UTV, and Personal Watercraft industries and has a full time in-house position available for a Product Designer/Developer to join in developing products (i.e. motocross boots, helmets, protective race gear, and others) and to create related promotional goods & packaging. This position to be based in Boise, Idaho.

A Confidential Company in the Greater Boston, Mass. Area is looking for a talented and creative Senior Graphic Designer to join our family and help grow our network of brands, mostly in the active youth and sports-oriented space.

Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream, leaders in high-end luxury sportswear based in New York, NY, seek a Wholesale/Retail Planner to work in partnership with the buyer, is responsible for the development and maintenance of seasonal merchandise plans and location plans.

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.

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.

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.

Affliction & Sinful Clothing is  seeking an Assistant to mid-level Associate Product Developer to facilitate the company's product development cycle in Seal Beach, Calif.

EDGE Boardshop is one of the largest longboard skateboard retailers in the world and is looking for an energetic, responsible and positive minded Retail & Operations Manager to be responsible for managing the retail operations, which includes customer service, retail sales, merchandising, inventory control, personnel management, order fulfillment, open and close responsibilities and franchisee training/support. 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.

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.

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).

Alpinestars in Torrance, Calif. has an immediate opening for a Women's Knitwear Product Developer to partner with Design, Technical Design and local Domestic Factories to ensure best possible product with best possible delivery.

Junk Food Clothing is a witty and fast-paced company looking for an experienced EDI/Customer Service Representative for their Culver City, Calif. office.

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

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 Buyer - Men's Bottoms
Regional Director
Merchandise Planner

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

Melmarc in Santa Ana, Calif. is also looking for a looking for a Production Art Separator with a 3-5 years minimum color separation experience for screen printing apparel.

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

INTERNSHIP:
Fox Head is looking for a Sportswear Merchandising Intern to assist with daily tasks in the Merchandising Department. Internships are generally part-time for a 3-month duration based in Irvine, Calif.

March 20, 2013

Sugoi Performance Apparel is looking for a Marketing Manager to join our team who will be responsible for the development, execution, and performance of all programs designed to maximize brand awareness and drive sales, including trade marketing (consumer packaged goods), social media, and PR. This position to be based in Burnaby, BC, Canada.

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

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

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.

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.

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).

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.

Dragon, located in Carlsbad, Calif., is looking for a Regional Sales Manager.

Oakley is currently in search of "6" NEW individuals to join their team in Foothill Ranch, Calif. Check 'em out!
Senior Designer - Women's Apparel
Manager Advanced Products Development
Product Line Merchant - Golf Apparel
Manager of Merchandise Planning
Financial/Business Analyst
3D Artist/3D Concept Modeler

Vans, the leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market, is swinging their doors wide open for "5" NEW people to join their crew in Cypress, Calif.!:
Vans Senior Planning Analyst - S&OP
Footwear Product Line Manager - Kids Classics
Construction Coordinator

Billabong, located in Irvine, Calif. is looking for an IT Support Specialist to join the team.

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.

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

 

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