Industry News 4/2/2013

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Heather Ducich is now getting #awesome with the Travis Mathew as the newest addition to the customer service team. #MalakyeWorks

Sarah Withnell will join the crew at 2XU in Carlsbad, Calif. as Bookkeeper. Congrats on scoring a #DreamJob Sarah, good luck!

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Easton-Bell Sports is seeking a National Director of Sales for North America to ensure successful partnerships with the Independent Bike Retail Channel and the Canadian Distributor to achieve revenue and gross margin goals for the SRD business group within Easton-Bell Sports. This position to be based in Scotts Valley, Calif. (Santa Cruz Area).

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.

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

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

SUPRA Footwear, owned by ONE-Distribution and located in Fountain Valley, Calif., has an immediate need for a Director of E-Commerce to drive our Direct-To-Consumer (DTC) business including related business elements: marketing strategy, budget accountability, performance measurements, online product allocation and placement.

Rogue Branding Apparel in Long Beach, Calif. is on a mission for an Associate Designer for its Junior and Men's Division.

Rogue Branding Apparel in Long Beach, Calif. is also in need of an experienced Sample Cutter that understands clothing construction principles.

Lastly, Rogue Branding Apparel in Long Beach, Calif. is looking for a Women's Graphic Designer who must be knowledgable in the sublimation printing process.

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.

Vans, the leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market, is swinging their doors wide open for "14" NEW people to join their crew in Cypress, Calif.!:
Accessories Development Coordinator
Footwear Designer- Mens Active
Ftw Product Line Coord.- Lifestyle Classics
Planning Specialist
Custom Compliance Specialist
Ftw Product Line Coord.- Core
Senior Planning Analyst - S&OP
Construction Coordinator
Apparel Designer - SMU (Special Make Up)
Footwear Product Line Manager - Girls Surf
Associate Footwear Developer
Senior Planning Analyst - S&OP
Footwear Product Line Manager-Kids Classics
Apparel Developer - SMU (Special Make Up)

OluKai is looking for a Online Presence Marketing Specialist for its Marketing Department located in Irvine, Calif. to be responsible for driving online marketing for OluKai.

Fox Head, in Irvine, Calif., continues to grow its team! They have "2" NEW positions for you today. Check 'em out!
Retail Marketing Director
Trademark and Patent Paralegal

Felt Bicycles is looking for a Multimedia Designer to join its growing team in Irvine, Calif. Primary responsibilities include creating online marketing campaigns inclusive of full sites, microsites, look books, emails, banners, promo tiles, etc.

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.

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.

Crank Brothers is a bicycle components company that has a strong focus on design, based in so-Cal art, mountain bike and surfing hub, Laguna Beach, Calif. and is looking for an Engineering Developer to join the team.

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.

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!

A Confidential Company in Costa Mesa, Calif. has a need for an experienced and creative Community Relations Representative to coordinate art walks, fashion and music events, manage promo budgets, interface with press, organize online newsletters, and handle retail tenant communications.

A Confidential Company in Orange County, Calif. is in need of an experience PR/Communications Marketing Manager.

April 1, 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 (Vancouver area).

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.

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.

Pacific Sunwear is also on the hunt for an experienced Regional Field Recruiter 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.

Leading online cycling source, Price Point, is in search of a Web Content Coordinator to join their team in Los Angeles, CA (South Bay area). This person will support the marketing team by managing web content and related web projects.

High Grade Distribution is hiring one genuinely, talented, creative General Manager with years of established experience in the skate/apparel industry. The GM will be responsible for managing daily operations of the company including developing and managing marketing and sales plans and goals, product line development and production/distibution. This position to be based in Humboldt, Calif. or Southern California.

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.

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

2XU ("Two Times You") is driven by a relentless company mission to advance human performance through the development of world-leading athletic garments and has an immediate need for a Junior Accounting Clerk to join the finance & accounting team in Carlsbad, Calif.

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

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.

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.!
Merchandise Planner
Regional Director
Senior Buyer, Men's Bottoms

INTERNSHIP:
Freebord MFG located in San Francisco, Calif., is looking for a full time Communications Intern.

March 29, 2013

Match Action is searching for Tour Managers to staff two motorcycle category promotional tours that are scheduled to be live from early May through early September (dates not final). The tours will be making stops across the United States at motorcycle events to promote new and existing products.

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.

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

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.

FELBRO has a national reputation for innovation, marketing expertise, creative problem solving, and award winning design. They're currently in search of an Account Executive with a working knowledge of the point of purchase display industry. This position is to be based in Northern California.

Easton-Bell Sports is seeking a Sales and Forecasting Analyst to analyze historical and current performance to identify trends (inclusive or opportunities and risks), enhances budgeting and forecasting processes, and develops budgets and forecast for EBS Action Sports products covering brands Giro (Bike and Snow), Bell, Blackburn and Easton Cycling. This position to be based in Scotts Valley, Calif. (Santa Cruz Area).

La Jolla Group is looking for an Assistant Store Manager for the Killer Dana Store, located in Dana Point, Calif.

Black Box Distribution is the exclusive US distributor and licensee for the lifestyle apparel brand Insight who is in need of a Marketing & PR 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.

Silver Triangle Ind. is looking for a creative Graphic / Apparel designer, who will help design its men's and junior's action sports and street wear brands. This position to be based in Carlsbad, Calif.

2XU ("Two Times You") is driven by a relentless company mission to advance human performance through the development of world-leading athletic garments and has an immediate need for a Full time Junior Accounting Clerk to join our Finance and Accounting team. Candidate must be a self-starter and have the ability to prioritize, multi-task, be accurate, and problem solve and make basic administrative decisions. This position to be based in Carlsbad, Calif.

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

Action Marketing Group is looking for a full-time Marketing Field Manager to manage the day to day marketing efforts of an international confectionary brand in the Los Angeles, Calif. area.

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.

Profile Design in Long Beach, Calif. is an industry leader in triathlon and road cycling components, wheels and wetsuits and has an immediate need for a National Brand Ambassador to be responsible for championing the benefits, policies and company rationale of the Profile Design and Bellwether brands to sales representatives, retailers and consumers.

Spin Imaging, located in Long Beach, Calif. is looking for a Part-Time Bookkeeper / Administrator. This position is paid hourly, and could lead to full-time employment.

The La Jolla Group in Irvine, Calif. is a passionate about our products, sports, lifestyle and most importantly, our employees and is on the lookout for an SMU Apparel Designer for multiple junior brands.

The La Jolla Group is also looking for a strong candidate for the position of Sales Support Representative for its main headquarters in Irvine, Calif., which houses both office and distribution center operations totaling over 150,000 square feet.

O'Neill Men's is looking for an experienced VP of Design. We need an industry veteran with a proven track record of success! This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

March 28, 2013

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

Smith Sport Optics is also looking for an experienced, talented Marketing Manager to join its marketing team at the corporate offices in Ketchum, Idaho.

Over the past decade, Under Armour has been growing exponentially and is looking to fill an open position for a Technical Product Developer for Bags. This position to be based at the company's headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland.

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

Vans, the leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market, has an amazing opportunity for an In-Store Visual Merchandiser. This position to be based in Virginia Beach, Calif.

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.

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.

Lifted Research Group (LRG) is a company designed to overthrow the masses and is on a mission for a Merchandiser to be responsible for: West Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Central Coast, Colorado and Utah. Must be based out of the West Los Angeles, Calif. area.

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).

RVCA, located in Costa Mesa, Calif. is looking to fill "2" open positions. Check 'em out!
Digital Production Artist
Men's Accessories Designer

It's no secret that Sole Technology is a leader in the industry. See what makes them great! Sole Tech is currently on the lookout for a Inventory Control Specialist to be a part of our Inventory Control department in Lake Forest, Calif.

Liquid Image Co. has an opening for a Key Account Representative to manage existing LIC key accounts and develop new key accounts with a primary focus on growing revenue through selling and relationship building. This position to be based in Santa Rosa, 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 Social Media Community Coordinator to focus on digital marketing and strategy support, social media publication, and community engagement in North America to ensure active Monster Energy social engagement while promoting the Monster Energy brand and culture.

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

INTERNSHIP:
Alex Maine is looking for one amazing Intern excited to see all sides of Public Relations, Marketing, Sales, Social Media, Video/Editing, and Fashion/ Design. This position to be based in Hollywood, Calif.

March 27, 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.

Klonelab, LLC is a leading full service footwear and accessories company that both owns and licenses global brands within the action sports and lifestyle industry and is looking for a talented and creative Online and E-Commerce Manager to join its family and help grow its network of websites. This position to be based in Amesbury, Mass.

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.

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

If you have a passion for the outdoors and a desire to work for the biggest name in the industry, then Cabela's, the World's Foremost Outfitter of Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor Gear, may have the job for you. Were you "Born to Work Here"? Cabela's has an opening for a Textile Development Manager in the Quality Assurance department at our corporate office in Sidney, Nebraska.

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

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. (San Francisco Bay Area).

Rogue SUP is a San Clemente, Calif. based company focused on the design, development and production of the highest quality Stand Up Paddleboard products in the world and is seeking a highly motivated, energetic, focused and organized Operations/Office Manager to head operations and assist the growth of the company.

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

TaylorMade Golf Brands, based in Carlsbad, Calif., has an opening for an Apparel Materials Project Leader for adidas Golf & Ashworth to manage the material development and research for respective materials category (fabrics, trims) for the Creation Center.

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.

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 an Online Marketing Manager to join the team in Carlsbad, Calif.

Red Bull North America, Inc. is in need of a National Motor Sports Event Marketing Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Event Marketing Manager/Project Managers on National Motor Sports Events, hospitality and Projects. This position to be based in Santa Monica, Calif.

EVS Sports / LIFT Safety seeks a Senior Graphic Designer that will design marketing materials including, but not limited to: advertisements, web banners, social media assets, sales support materials, manuals, and catalogs. This position to be based in Rancho Dominguez, Calif.

Bravo Sports is currently seeking a System Administrator to be part of a dynamic IT Team. This position to be based in Santa Fe Springs, Calif.

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.!
Retail Planning Manager
Assistant Buyer - Footwear
Retail Allocator
District Manager - New York
Financial Planning & Analysis Mgr

Element is currently seeking a Men's Accessories Merchandiser to join the team in Irvine, Calif.

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

Fox, in Irvine, Calif., continues to grow its team! They have "2" NEW positions for you today. Check 'em out!
SMU Account Representative
Key Accounts Manager - Sportswear

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

INTERNSHIP:
TaylorMade Golf Brands in Carlsbad, Calif. seeks a Footwear Design Intern to work with the design, marketing, and development teams. They will go through a design season learning the footwear process from beginning to end. They will work with and support the design team with seasonal needs.

Lifted Research Group is for the people trying to pay their rent with their passions and is currently in need of a Marketing Intern. This unpaid internship is designed to help those who want to learn from our Marketing department while you bring your own brand of swagger to the organization. This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

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