Industry News 5/21/2013

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Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

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B$Z: Grindmedia, A Division of Source Interlink Media, Acquires Transworld

 

EMP: SPY CFO Michael Angel Stepping Down

 

MOBILE: Weride and Art of Board Announce Launch of Location-Based Discovery App for Skateboarding

 

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Apex Sports Group, LLC. (Apex Alpine Ski Boots), the maker of the most revolutionary ski boot system in the world, is looking to add Eastern & Western Sales Managers to enable the brand expansion and awareness of Apex to the Eastern & Western part of the United States.

KLIM Technical Riding Gear is a global leader in designing, developing and manufacturing the most technically advanced motor sports apparel and has an immediate opening for a Product Developer to join its growing team in Rigby, Idaho.

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.

Ringers Gloves a world leader in hand safety is looking for a higher motivated, passionate, free spirited Product Manager/Designer with 3-5 yrs experience in gloves, soft goods and materials is a huge plus. If you are looking to get out of the grind of the west coast, come join Ringers in Houston, Tex. - no state income tax, low cost of quality living, very family oriented and incredible schools.

SmartWool has a need for an Apparel Developer to join the team in Boulder, Colo.

Fenix Outdoor Import, located in Boulder, Colo. is looking for a Customer Service Representative / Data Entry Specialist.

Pearl Izumi, based in Lousville, Colo. (Boulder Area) is looking for a Product Developer - Speed Shop for competition at the highest levels of pro cycling, triathlon and ultra trail running. Is this person you?

Are you ready to be at the center of the action? Then GMPC, in Petaluma, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area) wants you for Production and Development in Accessories and Apparel.

Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc. has an amazing opportunity for a Demand Planning Analyst to join the team in Morgan Hill, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).

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

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.

Spy make incredible products that go on people's faces and is seeking a highly motivated, Customer Service Manager. This position reports to the Vice President of Sales and is based at our Carlsbad, Calif. headquarters.

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.

prAna is also seeking a talented Marketing Coordinator to work from prAna's main office in Carlsbad, Calif.

Bravo Sports is a consumer product company headquartered in the Los Angeles County and a global leader in the outdoor, recreational and sporting goods markets and is on the hunt for a Product Manager to be based in Santa Fe Springs, Calif.

Independently rider owned and operated, Westlife Distribution LLC is dedicated to manufacturing world class products in outerwear, apparel, footwear and accessories and has one full-time, exempt position available for a Web and Interactive Designer. The position will report into the Director of Marketing and will be responsible for designing and driving the 686 and Matix online content. This position to be based in Los Angeles, Calif.

The Hundreds Is Huge, Inc. is looking for a FT International Sales Assistant to perform a variety of clerical and administrative activities to support the International Sales Manager. This position to be based in Los Angeles, Calif.

Margaritaville Apparel seeks a Customer Service Representative to work in fast paced, relaxed but professional office in Los Angeles, Calif.

Manhattan Beachwear, Inc. is a successful swimwear company based in Southern California and is looking for an experienced Swimwear Designer. This position is in its Los Angeles, Calif. office.

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.!
Acquisition Manager - Ecommerce
Regional HR Manager - Dallas
Regional Director
Merchandise Planner

Sound United seeks a Graphic Designer to help lead the development and execution of the graphic design elements and requirements for the Sound United brands. This position to be based in Vista, Calif.

Yamaha is looking for a Training Manager to join its Motorsports Division! This position to be based in Cypress, Calif.

A Confidential and Successful Private Label Manufacturer in Laguna Hills, Calif. is in need of an In-House Sales Rep who is looking to make a fortune.

Volcom is looking for a Core Junior's/Swim Sales Manager to join the team in Costa Mesa, Calif.

D6 Sports, a distributor and manufacturer of sporting goods focusing on the action sports and wheeled categories such as skateboarding, stand up paddleboarding (SUP), surfing, bicycling and outdoor leisure products, based in Costa Mesa, Calif. is looking for a Specialty Retail Sales Manager.

Rook Brand is looking for a men's and/or women's Cut & Sew Designer/Product Developer with strong experience in hats, jackets, knits and wovens, tops and bottoms. This position to be based in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Olukai builds premium products for the ocean lifestyle and is seeking an enthusiastic Customer Service Representative that has the experience, know-how and drive to help us attain this vision. This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

The La Jolla Group in Irvine, Calif. is passionate about its products, sports, lifestyle and most importantly, employees and is in need of a Planning Analyst to monitor inventory levels and sales performance to maximize fill rate and margin while providing clear and concise analyses to the Director of Planning.

Boot Barn, in Irvine, Calif., is seeking a Sales Auditor to be responsible for the identification and resolution of sales audit exceptions as identified by the Sales Audit Exception Reporting Software.

May 20, 2013

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, VA.

Sidfactor, an industry leading apparel / softgoods design firm is looking to add "3" NEW highly-motivated, talented and creative individuals to the team in Boulder, Colo.
Junior Apparel Designer
Senior Apparel Designer
Associate Apparel Designer

Independent Trading Company, providing embellished sweatshirts to action sports companies since 1997, is seeking a temporary Accounting Clerk for their San Clemente, Calif. office.

2XU ("Two Times You") is driven by a relentless company mission to advance human performance through the development of world-leading athletic garments and is seeking an Inside Sales and Service Manager for the Eastern US to be based in Carlsbad, Calif.

ONE-Distribution/KR3W and Supra Footwear is a leading skate-inspired apparel and footwear manufacturer and has an immediate need for a Retail Store Manager for the SUPRA Santa Monica, Calif. location to ensure a positive experience for our retail customers, while leading the store employees to achieve sales objectives and customer satisfaction.

Vans, the leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market, is swinging their doors wide open for a Quality Assurance Supervisor to join the crew at its distribution centrer in Santa Fe Springs, 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
Buying Specialist
Assistant Buyer - Footwear
Financial Analyst - DTC
Retail Planning Manager
Footwear Product Line Manager - Girls Surf
Footwear Designer - Pro Skate
Footwear Product Line Coordinator - Lifestyle Classics
Footwear Designer - Surf
Footwear Product Line Manager - Kids Classics
Footwear Designer - Snow
Associate Footwear Developer - Boots
Footwear Product Line Coordinator - Core

Billabong is looking for a Retail Coordinator to join the team at headquarters in Irvine, Calif.

A Premier and Confidential Work Glove Brand is seeking a Sales Representative to expand distribution and service existing retailers. Candidate must be able to maintain Remote Office.

May 17, 2013

K2 Sports, a division of Jarden Corporation located in Seattle, Wash., is a leading manufacturer and marketer of alpine, Nordic and telemark skis, snowboards, snowshoes and related winter and outdoor recreational products and is on the lookout for a Senior Staff Accountant to produce revenue related reports and manage dilutive items related to sales, manage revenue recognition process, and participate in the month end closing process including journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations.

Bern Unlimited Inc., a growing action sports head protection brand located in Kingston, Mass., is looking for an energetic, detail oriented Sales & Marketing Coordinator to work closely with Bern Senior Management to organize, manage and execute sales and marketing related projects to create a ground swell of awareness and demand to grow Bern sales.

Original Skateboards is looking for a motivated Customer Service & Sales Representative to fill an opening in its customer support team. This is an office position, available at its Newton, NJ location and is full time with salary and benefits.

The Element Retail store located in the Universal Citywalk in Orlando, Fla. is seeking Retail Store Supervisors.

Trek Bicycle is in need of a Product Manager - Aftermarket Electronics. This position provides vision and direction for the product line and is ultimately responsible for the timely launch and delivery. This position is based at Trek Bicycle Corporate Headquarters in Waterloo, Wisc. (Madison Area).

Merrell is in need of an Associate Marketing Manager to join the team in Rockford, Mich.

Proof Eyewear is looking for a VP of Sales with experience with a brand/company in the action sports industry that can be an asset to build the business through expanding its retail networks. Being a young company there is a lot of potential to grow within the brand. This position to be based in Boise, Idaho.

Kjus USA is seeking a detailed, organized, energetic, driven, and optimistic team player wanting to work hard as an Administrative and Marketing Coordinator. This position to be based in Boulder, Colo.

Easton-Bell Sports is on the lookout for a Director of Product Creation for its Bike Accessories department. This position, based in Scotts Valley, Calif. (Santa Cruz area) will be responsible for establishing and setting vendor strategy for EBS's Bike Accessories. Travel to Asia required.

Easton-Bell Sports in Scotts Valley, Calif. (Santa Cruz Area) also has a need for a Composites Engineer to be responsible for the development of composite bat, hockey, and lacrosse products from ideation through prototyping to production.

Jones Snowboards is seeking a Director of Product & Marketing at its Truckee, Calif., headquarters.

Ethika is an under-apparel company that prioritizes form, fit and function to fit the action sports and active lifestyle and is on the lookout for a Marketing Project Manager to drive strategic strategic marketing and advertising campaigns for Ethika, LLC. This position to be based in San Clemente, Calif.

SKLZ is the innovator in athletic training, and is the premier developer and marketer of athletic performance and skill development training products for serious athletes of all ages and is on the lookout for an EDI Order Coordinator to provide administrative support for the Shipping Department. This position to be based in Carlsbad, Calif.

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

Junk Food is the original vintage t-shirt company and has an need for a Web Content Manager in Los Angeles, Calif.

Junk Food Clothing is also in need of a Demand Planning Manager to join its finance department in Los Angeles, Calif. and to be responsible for driving the forecasting, planning and purchasing process of its seasonal buys.

Oakley has an open position for a Demand Planner to join the team in Foothill Ranch, Calif.

Howe is in need of a Business Product Manager to join the team in Gardena, Calif.

DC Shoes Inc. is on the hunt for a Sales Analyst to join the team in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Highway Two, the exclusive North American importer of Continental bicycle tires and the Selle Royal family of bicycle products (Selle Royal, Fizik, Brooks and Crank Brothers) is seeking a dynamic individual to fill a Brand Coordinator position for Brooks. This position to be based in Laguna Beach, Calif.

Aqua Lung America is seeking a Planner/Buyer to join its team in Vista, Calif.

A Confidential Company in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. is looking for a full-time Senior Accountant to be responsible for the preparation and accuracy of accounting records with emphasis on accounts receivables, chargeback's and inventory management.

add-black is a creative agency which supplies creative solutions through design to various clients in the design spectrum and has an immediate opportunity for an In-House Freelance Swim Designer with at least 3 years of work experience in related field to work on a Missy/Contemporary Private Label brand. This position to be based in Costa Mesa, Calif.

A Confidential Company in Laguna Hills, Calif. is seeking a Freelance Designer for sportswear, bags and outerwear.

Billabong is looking for a Production Assistant to join the company in Irvine, Calif. This position is responsible for Assisting Production from development to production.

Lifted Research Group (LRG) is a company designed to overthrow the masses and is on a mission for a Cut & Sew Designer to work in house at HQ located in Irvine, Calif.

Lifted Research Group (LRG) is also looking for a Customer Service Representative who must have a have a positive can-do attitude. This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

Fox Head, in Irvine, Calif., continues to grow its team! They have "2" NEW positions for you today. Check 'em out!
Retail Merchandise Allocator
Director of Performance Product Development

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.

A Confidential Company in Orange County, Calif. is in need of a Distribution Center Inbound Manager.

May 16, 2013

TYR Sport, Inc., is a leading edge competitive swimwear, diving and water polo performance apparel manufacturer in need of an Associate Marketing Manager to be responsible for managing all output of Marketing collateral to our accounts and sponsors with the goal of maintaining brand image and awareness.This position to be based in Farmingdale, NY.

Zamst, a market leader in sports bracing/supports, is looking for a Regional Sales Manager to be located in Chicago, Ill., who can manage all aspects of the company's selected channel sales programs within the defined region (specialty, running, sporting goods) and will embrace its brand, products, athletes and sports (running, volleyball, basketball, football).

Gold, Inc. is in need of a Product Integrity Specialist to join the Goldbug team in Aurora, Colo (Denver Area).

A Confidential Company in Denver, Colo. is in need of a Patternmaker/Fit Specialist to own the function of fit for all apparel products.

Gregory Mountain Products, located in Salt Lake City, Utah is looking for an experienced Product Developer to join the company.

The Ragnar Relay Series, the nation's largest overnight relay production company based in Salt Lake City, Utah, is seeking all-star candidates to join its customer service team as Customer Service Representatives.

The Ragnar Relay Series in Salt Lake City, Utah is also seeking an Accountant with an entrepreneurial mindset that wants to be part of something bigger and better than just another staff accounting position.

Outdoor Research is seeking a new Production Engineer to join its Manufacturing team in Seattle, Wash.

Outdoor Adventure Sales represents The North Face in the Western 8 US states including national accounts based in the territory and is seeking a Sales and Planning Analyst to become a member of our dynamic Account Management team that services a key outdoor retailer based in Seattle, Wash.

Brooks Sports, Inc. in Seattle, Wash. is in need of a Graphic Designer to be responsible for a majority of the ecommerce design projects and acts as an integral part of the talented group of Brooks Graphic Designers.

Moving Comfort is a team of passionate people united by a desire to do meaningful work, lead healthy lives, and make a difference and is in need of a Product Line Manager to own the the strategic direction of their assigned product line under the leadership of the Senior Product Line Manager, providing leadership and merchandising expertise while also monitoring the processes through ongoing interaction with internal and external cross-functional teams. This position to be based in Seattle, Wash.

LaCrosse Footwear Inc., based in Portland, Ore., is seeking an experienced, entrepreneurial spirited Retail Merchandise Manager to lead he creation and execution of Danner's retail merchandise strategy.

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).

Sole Technology, Inc. is in need of an experienced Apparel Designer. This position to be based Orange County, Calif.

Amazing Grass is an established natural products company is looking to add "3" NEW members to its team in Newport Beach, Calif.:
Operations Director
Customer Service Rep / Office Administrator
Assistant Brand Manager

ONE-Distribution/KR3W and Supra Footwear is a leading skate-inspired apparel and footwear manufacturer located in Fountain Valley, Calif. and has an immediate need for a Front-End Web Developer.

Vans is in need of an experience DC Inbound Spervisor. This position to be based in Santa Fe Springs, Calif.

SPLIT, a young men's Action Sports Apparel Company based in Irvine, Calif. is quickly growing and seeking an experienced, talented and highly motivated Associate Designer.

Tilly's in Irvine, Calif. is in need of an Allocation Analystfor footwear to be responsible for determining appropriate allocation method and allocating merchandise to individual stores to achieve balanced stock and optimal sales performance.

5.11 Tactical in Irvine, Calif. is the tactical gear industry leader and the company's growth has created an exciting opportunity for an experienced, highly motivated and energetic Executive Assistant who will play a critical role in providing a high level of support to the CEO and the Executive Team.

Boot Barn in Irvine, Calif. is looking to hire a talented Search Marketing / PPC Specialist to be be responsible for planning, optimizing and analyzing paid search marketing activities.

May 15, 2013

Summit Search Group is proud to partner with Icebreaker to search for their Sales & Marketing Director for Canada. This position to be based in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

CCS is searching for an experienced and knowledgeable Assistant Catalog Merchandiser to creatively and strategically merchandise an assortment of Skate and Snow product in an omni-channel environment. This position to be based in New York, NY.

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC takes pride in supplying quality off-road parts, apparel, accessories, tires and wheels to the individual consumer and is looking to add "2" NEW members to its team in Payson, Utah:
SEO Copywriter
Attack Graphics / Graphics Creator

Ragnar Relay is looking for an Inside Sales Support Representative to grow its team in Kaysville, Utah (Salt Lake City Area).

Zeal Optics is searching for an experienced Digital Marketing Manager within the action sports industry to develop, implement, and execute strategy for social media channels. The position will also create content to promote and communicate all athlete and event information as well as provide digital support for all key accounts and will be based in Boulder, Colo.

DeLorme is a longtime leader in innovative mapping and GPS products and is in need of a Technical Representative to be responsible for educating/training retailers and consumers on DeLorme products. This position to be based in Texas or 4 Corners and involves travelling roughly 3 weeks per month within a designated sales territory.

Lonski and Associates LLC wants a Commercial Sales Manager for Electric Vehicles responsible for commercial sales for small vehicles including identifying opportunities, scheduling sales calls and demos, and following through to close sales utilizing regional dealers. This position to be based either in Dallas, Tex. or Southern Calif.

ONE-Distribution/KR3W and Supra Footwear is a leading skate-inspired apparel and footwear manufacturer located in Fountain Valley, Calif. and has an immediate need for a Buyer to maximize profitability and sales within the Consumer Direct division by developing and managing the buying, inventory and merchandising strategies for e-commerce and brick & mortar channels.

RVCA Clothing, located in Costa Mesa, Calif. is in need of a Sales Manager for the women's department. The position requires a diverse knowledge of clothing manufacturing, wholesale, and retail.

Fox Head, in Irvine, Calif., continues to grow its team! They have "2" NEW positions for you today. Check 'em out!
Associate Planner
Sportswear Merchandising Intern

 

 

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