Industry News 4/16/2013

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Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

B$Z: Small ski maker turning to tech to battle the Big Guys!

 

TRI: BH pro triathletes are set to dominate at the ITU World Triathlon Championships

 

WIN: Could You be the next O'Neill stylist?

 

B$Z: Interbike By Invitation

 

SNOW: POW Founder, Jeremy Jones, Honored at the White House

 

SURF: Ramon Navarro Joins the Patagonia Ambassadors

 

B$Z: SLS & Nike SB Announce the 2013 SLS Nike SB World Tour

 

EMP: CEO of REI, Sally Jewell, confirmed as U.S. Secretary of the Interior

 

B$Z: Goldcoast Cleans Up Its Act with New Brand Identity

 

BIKE: SHO-AIR International pleased with UCI postponement of "Forbidden Race" Rule

 

B$Z: RAEN x Fred Segal Limited Edition Eyewear

 

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BIKE: Sho-Air International addresses UCI/USAC "Forbidden Race" Ruling

 

EMP: Hi-Tec USA Names Peter Shean as Vice President of Sales and Product

 

SUP: Chaco and Boardworks Join Forces to Grow the Sport of Stand Up Paddling

 

SURF: Body Glove Celebrates 60 Years of Surfing in Style

 

CLIMB: Kyle Dempster wins second Piolets d'Or Award in four years

 

B$Z: Interbike Partners With RTC Viva Bike Vegas

 

SUPPORT: Bicycle Coalition to Offer Grand Slam Way to get to Opening Day

 

OBIT: Bode Miller's younger brother Chelone, a top U.S. snowboarder, found dead at 29

 

 

Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

Curren Bates has joined the Aqua Lung team in Vista, Calif. in the role of Swim Promotions Specialist. Curren's background as a swimmer makes him a natural fit for this position. Congrats!! #DreamJobs

 

The Winter OR Shmooz continues to produce success stories! Talus Outdoor Technologies, based in Missoula, Montana, has hired Independent Sales Rep Susan Fox to cover the Illinois territory. Big congrats, Susan! #MalakyeWorks

 

 
 
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Eddie Bauer is a specialty retailer that sells high quality casual apparel and accessories for the modern outdoor lifestyle and is in need of an Associate Designer to design and develop seasonal product concepts for Women's Denim and Separates based on thorough trend and competitive research and overall creative direction, with direction from Designer. This position to be based in Bellevue, Wash.

Salomon Snowboards is looking for a Brand Manager to join the team in Portland, Ore.

Amer Sports seeks a Brand Builder Product Manager to provide leadership and functional excellence in the development of the merchandising strategy and execution for the Amer Sports portfolio. This position to be based in Portland, Ore.

Amer Sports also seeks a Part-Time Retail Associate to report to the City Creek Retail Store Manager at a retail location in Salt Lake City, Utah.

A Veteran and Confidential Bay Area Technical Outdoor Company is seeking a talented Senior Apparel Designer that fits into a team-oriented atmosphere. This position to be based in San Francisco, Calif.

Horny Toad is seeking an inspired Men's Sportswear Designer to join its highly collaborative, fun but hard-driving, hands-on design & development team in Santa Barbara, Calif.

One Punch Distribution, LLC- located in San Clemente, Calif. has an immediate opening for a Production Coordinator to join the team. This position will support multiple brands and be focused mainly on printable production.

Independent Trading Company, providing embellished sweatshirts to action sports companies since 1997, is seeking a Customer Service Rep for their San Clemente, Calif. office.

HippyTree is seeking a creative and passionate Apparel Designer eager to contribute to HippyTree's rapidly expanding cut-and-sew, headwear and accessory lines. This position to be based in Los Angeles, Calif.

Kaenon is a fast-growing, premium eyewear brand located in Newport Beach, Calif. and are seeking enthusiastic and Warehouse Assistants to be responsible for warehousing functions including (but not limited to): Shipping / Receiving, light assembly, Quality Control, and Returns / Warranty support.

Pacific Sunwear, rooted in California teen culture and now with over 800 stores in 50 states is seeking a Senior Designer for Women's Tops to join the team in Anaheim, Calif.

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!
Product Line Manager
Product Line Coordinator

OluKai is looking for Director of International Business Development for our Irvine, Calif. location.

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

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.

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

April 15, 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.

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, including New Balance and iPath. They're looking to add "2" NEW individuals to the crew in Amesbury, Mass.
Online / eCommerce Manager
Product Line Manager

High Grade Distribution is hiring one genuinely, talented, creative General Manager with years of established experience in the skate/apparel industry to 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 SoCal.

Billabong Retail is seeking Assistant Store Managers to to learn the role of a Store Manager in preparation for potential promotion. Openings are available for locations in Brea, Cerritos, Pacific Beach, and Los Angeles, Calif.

Billabong, in Irvine, Calif. is looking for a Men's Boardshort Designer. We are passionate about our products, sports, lifestyle and most importantly, our employees. We believe strongly in taking our brightest employees and advancing their careers.

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.

April 12, 2013

Icebreaker is one of the most innovative and dynamic names in the apparel industry and is looking for an experienced Full-Time Outlet Store Manager to join its team in Toronto, Canada.

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 in Burlington, Vermont also has an opening for an Apparel Designer for their Men's and Women's apparel collection, working with Burton's internal year-round business team, plus coordinating with outside designers.

Camp Micah in Bridgton, Maine has a need for a Director of Skateboarding to be responsible for the instruction, supervision, and safety of its campers.

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.

Fjallraven is in need of a Store Manager for its retail location in New York, NY to be responsible for the overall management of the store, staff, merchandising, operations and customer service.

Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has an opening for a contract/part-time Digital Coordinator to assist the AlliSports digital team in its coverage of the Pro Motocross Series and Dew Tour. This position to be based in Stamford, CT. or Encinitas, Calif.

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.

AmericanRec, a Boulder, Colo. based outdoor gear/apparel manufacturer, is seeking a Pattern Maker and Testing Technician who enjoys the outdoors and working with an enthusiastic/dynamic development team.

Pearl Izumi USA, Inc., based in Lousiville, Colo. (Boulder Area), has an immediate need for a Product Line Manager to be responsible for the ownership, vision and overall performance of the category under the leadership/management of a Sr. PLM and/or the Director of Merchandising. This position to be based in Lousiville, Colo. (Boulder Area)

MotoSport.com is an industry leader focused on providing customers with the exact parts they need when they need them and is one of the fastest growing retailers of power sports apparel, parts and accessories on the Internet today and has an excellent opportunity for experienced power sport enthusiast to join its team in Portland, Ore. or Taualatin, Calif. as a Contact Center Sales Associate.

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.

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.

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 Key Holder and Part Time Sales Associates to join its Santa Monica, Calif. Retail Store team.

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

Lastly, 2XU ("Two Times You") is on the hunt for a Marketing Coordinator requiring 1-3 years of traditional marketing experience. Degree in marketing or business highly desired. This position to be based in Carlsbad, Calif.

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.

Flagship in Los Angeles, Calif. is in need of an In-House Sales Rep that must have a high-level understanding of majors and boutique business.

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 Web Content Coordinator to be based in Los Angeles, Calif.

A Confidential Company in the South Bay Area of Los Angeles, Calif. is looking for an organized Warehouse Manager to join its growing company.

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.

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 to be responsible for directing, budgeting and implementing sales strategy for all brands distributed by Highway Two. This position to be based in Laguna Beach, 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 Head, Inc. located in Irvine, Calif. has an immediate opening for a Printables Development Manager to join the team.

April 11, 2013

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

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.

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.

Ovation Medical in Agoura Hills, Calif. is in search of a highly creative Product Development Engineer. Join a motivated team looking to create world-class cutting edge medical products and touch people lives in positive manner.

One Punch Distribution is seeking experienced, aggressive and talented Sales Representative to further develop the wholesale market. This position to be based in San Clemente, Calif.

TSURT is looking for an Inhouse Artist that primarily has experience in mens and women's t-shirt designs heavily logo based. This position to be based in San Clemente, Calif.

Rocket Dog is an unconventional company, and intends to stay that way. Rocket Dog wants you to come on board as Merchandise Planner. This position to be based in Los Angeles, Calif.

Quiksilver is looking for a Temporary Desktop Support Specialist to build, configure, upgrade, install and troubleshoot desktop operating systems and more! This position to be based in Huntington Beach, Calif.

DC Shoes is in need of a Temporary Copywriter able to effectively communicate a message to DC's target audience on multiple platforms. This position to be based in Huntington Beach, 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:
Retail Allocator
Apparel Category Manager - Guys
Apparel Designer - Board Shorts
Assistant Buyer - Footwear
Footwear Designer - Surf
Footwear Designer - Snow
Footwear Designer - Pro Skate
Construction Coordinator
Footwear Designer- Mens Active
Footwear Production Coordinator - Active
Planning Analyst
Associate Footwear Developer - Boots
Ftw Product Line Coord.- Core
Footwear Product Line Manager - Girls Surf
Retail Planning Manager
Financial Planning & Analysis Mgr
District Manager - New York
Footwear Product Line Manager-Kids Classics
Ftw Product Line Coord.- Lifestyle Classics
Planning Specialist
Accessories & Apparel Category Mgr
Accessories Development Coordinator
Apparel Designer - SMU (Special Make Up)
Apparel Developer - SMU (Special Make Up)
Buying Specialist

Vans, the leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market, is swinging their doors wide open for "2" NEW people to join the crew at its distribution centrer in Santa Fe Springs, Calif.!
Human Resources Manager - Distribution Center
Quality Assurance Supervisor - 1st Shift

FOX in Irvine, Calif. is looking for a Retail Merchandise Allocator to join its retail operations team.

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

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

INTERNSHIP:
Alpinestars is looking for a strong 'Preditor' style Video Intern, to work in a fast-paced environment in Torrance, Calif. This position would help the department with media management and editing, with potential to help with some production work as well.

April 10, 2013

Sugoi Performance Apparel is looking for a Marketing Manager to join its team to 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Bethesda, Maryland.

Eddie Bauer is a specialty retailer that sells high quality casual apparel and accessories for the modern outdoor lifestyle and is in need of an Associate Designer to design and develop seasonal product concepts for First Ascent Technical Outerwear based on thorough trend and competitive research and overall creative direction, with direction from Designer. This position to be based in Bellevue, Wash.

Seattle Bike Supply (SBS) is now hiring for a Product Developer position. This position to be based in Kent, Wash. (Seattle Area)

Incase Designs Corporation located in San Francisco, Calif. is on the hunt for a Key Account Manager to be responsible for managing all aspects of wholesale sales for Incase within our dedicated Apple Business Unit.

Incase Design Corporation in San Francisco, Calif. is also in need of a Product Manager to be responsible for the planning and management of product lines to achieve brand and business goals.

Freebord Mfg. is looking to hire a full time entry-level Public Relations/Social Media professional with a strong knowledge and understanding of the digital media landscape as well as great customer service skills. This position to be based in San Francisco, Calif.

Absolute Board Co., home of Penny Austrailia, Z-Flex, Seven Skates and Uppercut Deluxe, is looking for a Logistics Manager to join their management team at their U.S headquarters in Oceanside, Calif.

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.

TaylorMade Golf Brands in Carlsbad, Calif. is also in need of an Apparel Designer to create design direction for certain categories of the men's and women's golf apparel range in conjunction with Director of Apparel Design, Design team and Development to bring to market worldwide, that is consistent with brand strategy and meets the specific performance, pricing, and aesthetic goals of the brand.

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

Dwindle Distribution: Home of Almost, Blind, Cliche, Darkstar, enjoi, Tensor & Dusters skateboards is looking for a Sales Administrative Assistant. This position to be based in El Segundo, Calif.

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

Liquid Image Co., based in Santa Rosa, Calif., is seeking a Key Account Representative to manage existing LIC key accounts and develops new key accounts with a primary focus on growing revenue through selling and relationship building.

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.

L*Space, an Orange County based swimwear manufacturer, is looking to hire a highly motivated and creative Social Media and Marketing Specialist. This position to be based 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.

Boot Barn in Irvine, Calif. is also looking for a self-motivated Content Coordinator with experience in web content management and writing for the web. The primary responsibility is to create new content and write captivating descriptions for our products.

5.11 Tactical, in Irvine, Calif., has an exciting and growing opportunity for a creative, enthusiastic, outgoing, and results-driven Product Development Manager for 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.

Bamboo Skateboards in Oceanside, Calif. is seeking Marketing-focused Interns-in-training (non-paid) for both in-state and out-of-state to work directly with the Sales & Marketing Manager and remotely with the President.

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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