Industry News 6/4/2013

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Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

Exposure: Sonic Generations of Skate at the Clash at Clairemont 7

 

B$Z: Outdoor Retailer Enhances Fly Fishing Experience for Summer Market 2013

 

EMP: Verde PR & Consulting Welcomes New Faces

 

SKATE: Goldcoast Pays Skateboarders to Skip Work and Go Skate

 

TEAM: Azione PR Welcomes Marketing Veteran

 

B$Z: Opedix Taps Backbone Media

 

ENDURO: Precision Travel Werx Sponsors Big Mountain Enduro Series

 

GEAR: ThirtyTwo Launches Its First Ever Summer Hood Rats Pack

 

SKATE: Nike SB World Tour Stop 3: Kansas City LIVE on ESPN2 & StreetLeague.com June 9

 

SURF: 2013 Volcom Fiji Pro is ready to go!

 

EMP: Icebreaker Names Sven Baxmann as Germany Country Manager

 

SURF: Oakley High School Surf Team Challenge Hits Newport Beach on June 1st

 

EMP: PUMA appoints Andy Koehler as Chief Operating Officer

 

SURF: The 2013 Quiksilver Ceremonial Chile Presented by Subaru is a Go!

 

TEAM: Two-time World CrossFit Champion Annie Thorisdottir signs with Zamst

 

EMP: Foot Locker, Inc. Announces New Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

 

GEAR: X-1 Audio Releases Momentum Ear Bud

 

TEAM: Competitive Cyclist Signs Cyclocross All-Star Jonathan Page

 

SUPPORT: Settlement Protects Sea Turtles, Whales, Other Rare Wildlife From Oil-Spill Dispersants

 

Malakye Picks: Why bother to find your own way?

 

B$Z: The Bike Cooperative Partners With Brooklyn Cruiser

 

B$Z: ASP Announces Acquisition of Big Wave World Tour

 

B$Z: OtterBox Acquires LifeProof

 

EVENT: Florida Surf Film Festival Announces Featured Artists

 

GEAR: New olloclip Photo and Video App for iPhone and iPod touch

 

B$Z: iPath Footwear and Chris Pastras Team Up

 

EVENT: AGENDA Launches Branding Conference series

 

WIN: IVI Vision and Rob Dyrdek Introduce Get Busy Living

 

SUPPORT: Surfrider Foundation Partners with Volkswagen of America Inc. for Think Blue. Campaign

 

SUPPORT: Outdoor Industry Businesses Partner for the Backyard Collective Event in Salt Lake City

 

SUPPORT: Outdoor Industry Association Voices Concern over House Budget Proposal

 

B$Z: Nike cuts ties with Livestrong

 

 

Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

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Do you love the outdoors? Do you have a passion for retail? If so, Fjallraven has the perfect position for you! The company's New York City, NY (SoHo) retail location is in need of a Sales Associate who will be responsible for providing a premium customer service experience to all guests.

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.

Backcountry.com has an outstanding opportunity for a Merchandise Division Buyer in the Men's Action Sports department. This position to be based in Park City, Utah.

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

Easton-Bell Sports is a leading designer, developer and marketer of branded equipment and accessories that enhance athletic performance and protection located in Scotts Valley, Calif (Santa Cruz Area) and has "2" NEW open positions available for you today, check 'em out!
Mechanical Engineer
Industrial Designer

Specialized Bikes has an exciting opportunity for a Product Manager for the Fitness/Urban Bike Categories to join the crew in Morgan Hill, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area). Candidates are expected to be prepared to assist in the product management of this key bike category.

Specialized Bikes also has an exciting opportunity for a Product Developer for the Core ATB Bike Category to join the crew in Morgan Hill, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area). Primary responsibilities for this role are development and assistance to Product Management for the defined category of bikes and components developed by Specialized.

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.

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.

For the adventure, the laughter and the incredible snow, come work at Sugar Bowl Resort in Norden, Calif. (Lake Tahoe Area) and see for yourself why every day here is PURE SUGAR! Sugar Bowl Resort delivers an authentic alpine experience with great snow, diverse terrain and award-winning guest service and is looking to fill "3" OPEN positions, check 'em out!
Retail Manager & Buyer
Grooming Manager
Terrain Park Manager

7Diamonds is an established Young Men's fashion brand located in Tustin, Calif. and is looking for a full time Graphic Designer to work with a great team, in a growing company, with advancement opportunities.

Brett King Design is a rapidly growing custom helmet paint and design shop primarily catering to the motorsports industry based in Lake Forest, Calif. The fast-growing company is currently looking for a talented Custom Helmet Painter that is seeking long-term employment to join its team.

The Leisure Collective is the parent company and owner of the Creatures of Leasure and Otis Eyewear brands and is currently seeking a qualified Sales Operations Manager to assist its Americas operation located in Oceanside, 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.

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.

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

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.

Pacific Sunwear, rooted in California teen culture and now with over 800 stores in 50 states is swinging their doors wide open for "4" NEW people to join their crew in Anaheim, Calif.!
Acquisition Manager - Ecommerce
Regional HR Manager - Dallas
Regional Director
Merchandise Planner

Volcom has an exciting full time position available for a Graphic Artist to join its highly creative in-house Art Team in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Volcom is also looking for a Global Budget/Forecast Manager to join the team in Costa Mesa, Calif. This position to be responsible for the preparation of annual budgets and financial forecasts (Income statement, Capital Expenditures, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow), among other duties.

Division Six 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, is looking for a Specialty Retail Sales Manager. This position to be based in Costa Mesa, Calif.

O'Neill Sportswear is looking for an Administrative Assistant to perform a variety of clerical and administrative activities to support the brand President in Irvine, Calif. The Administrative Assistant is responsible for ensuring the smooth flow of information and follow up.

Fox Head, located in Irvine, Calif., is looking for a Merchandiser - Bike to join it's racewear merchandising team.

Billabong is looking for a Benefits Administrator to join the team in Irvine, Calif. The Benefits Administrator will provide administrative support in the area of benefit communications and processes for Corporate and Retail locations.

Metal Mulisha is looking for a talented Web Content Editor to join its Digital team in Irvine, Calif. This is a busy role that requires someone with high levels of drive, organization and initiative to achieve top results.

Loser Machine Company and Dark Seas is seeking an experienced and motivated Customer Service Representative to join the team in Irvine, 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.

June 3, 2013

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

Ariat International based in Union City, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area) has a need for a Western Apparel Product Manager to be responsible for the product strategy and merchandising of the Men's and Women's Western apparel lines.

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

A Confidential Apparel Manufacturer in North County San Diego, Calif. is looking for a Junior+ Graphic Designer to put a fashion forward design spin on their clothing line.

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.

ONE-Distribution/KR3W and Supra Footwear also 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.

Junk Food is the original vintage t-shirt company and is 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.

A Confidential Company in Los Angeles, Calif. has an immediate need for an experienced Sales Manager to come work in a dynamic fast paced office environment.

A Confidential Company in Los Angeles, Calif. has an immediate need for an experienced Director of Art to come work in a dynamic fast paced office environment.

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

O'Neill is passionate about its products, sports, lifestyle and most importantly, its employees and is looking for a Graphic Designer, for Juniors and Girls. This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

A Fast-Growing and Confidential Silk Screen Company located in Irvine, Calif. is looking for an experienced Pre-Production Color Separator to support the Art Dept. efforts.

INTERNSHIP:
Vans, the leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market, has an amazing opportunity for a Public Relations Intern to join the team in Cypress, Calif.

May 31, 2013

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.

Probar based in Salt Lake City, Utah is looking for an experienced Outdoor Sales Manager. The individual will be responsible for US outdoor industry sales including the retail areas of outdoor, cycling, climbing, running etc.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.!
DC Inbound Spervisor
Vans Quality Assurance Manager

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

Yamaha is looking for a Training Manager to join its Motorsports Division! This position to be based in Cypress, 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:
Vendor Compliance 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
Footwear Product Line Coordinator - Active

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.

Next Level Apparel is committed to delivering top quality product, outstanding value and great service and is currently looking for a Quality Control - Fabric Inspector to join the team in Rancho Dominguez, Calif.

ROOK is a men's street wear/apparel brand based in Costa Mesa, Calif. and are looking for a highly motivated Customer Service / Data Entry Associate who can be a good fit with the team and assist in the company's quick growth.The ideal candidate is a dedicated hard worker willing to fill multiple roles and grow with the brand.

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.

The La Jolla Group in Irvine, Calif. is passionate about its products, sports, lifestyle and most importantly, employees and is in need of a SSRS/SSAS Developer with advanced SQL skills, a strong understanding of business systems in the context of a wholesale distributor, and the ability to quickly learn the data structures and business rules supporting these systems.

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

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

May 30, 2013

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

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

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.

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.

Icebreaker is looking for an experienced Retail Store Manager for its TouchLab store in Chicago, Ill. to mentor and lead our retail sales team to create our truly unique, world-class Icebreaker customer experience and make 'every touch count'.

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.

Footlocker.com/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.

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.

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).

Sports Basement is a growing sporting-goods retailer with five locations around San Francisco, Calif. and is looking to fill open Bike Sales and Service positions.

Freewaters makes innovative and easy-going footwear that transport you into vacation mode the minute you slip them on. The Laguna Hills, Calif. based company is in need of a Order Entry and Allocations Manager to report to the Vice President of Sales.

ONE-Distribution/KR3W and Supra Footwear is a leading skate-inspired apparel and footwear manufacturer located in Fountain Valley, Calif. and is looking for an experienced and highly motivated Demand Planner.

Vans, the leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market, has an amazing opportunity for a Sports Marketing Manager for the Snow & LXVI categories. This position to be based in Cypress, Calif.

DC Shoes, located in Huntington Beach, Calif., is in need of a Product Line Manager for Key Accounts to be responsible for leading an assigned category's planning and product creation process from concept through commercialization.

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.

S-One Helmet Co. is looking for a full-time Warehouse / Office Assistant at headquarters in Gardena, Calif.

A Confidential Fast-Growing Silk Screen Company located in Irvine, Calif. is looking for an experienced, bi-lingual hands-on Shipping & Receiving Assistant.

May 29, 2013

Seven Cycles is the largest custom bicycle frame manufacturing company in the world and is in need of an Inside Sales Representative to meet or exceed the sales, profit, and customer satisfaction targets each quarter in collaboration with the company's retailers and distributors. This position to be based in Watertown, Mass.

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.

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?

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

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

Mervin Mfg. in Seattle, Wash. is in need of an Accounts Receivable Specialist (Collector) to be responsible for making collection calls on past due balances and working with sales reps and customers to identify and reconcile issues.

Do you have what it takes to be a part of the content creation team for X Games? It's a cool job: you get to work with the creative talent that helps to produce X-Games content. If you're interested, X Games is currently looking for a General Editor to be part of the extremeness. This position to be based in Seattle, Wash.

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).

SKINS North America based in Encinitas, Calif. is seeking a Customer Service Representative / Sales Support Coordinator to perform a variety of customer service and sales duties.

Incase, located in Chino, Calif., is loooking for a Wireless Channel Sales Manager to join the team.

A Confidential Company in Los Angeles, Calif. is seeking an ambitious, resourceful, hard-working Account Coordinator to join its growing team. If you are looking for a lot of responsibility and a lot of learning, please apply!

Fox Head, in Irvine, Calif., continues to grow its team! They have "4" NEW positions for you today. Check 'em out:
Senior Performance Product Developer
IT Operations Manager
Product Developer - Swim
Sportswear Merchandising Intern

Von Zipper, PlanB and Element brands are looking for a Warranties Coordinator / Ecommerce Customer Service Representative to join the team in Irvine, Calif.

Tilly's, located in Irvine, Calif., has an opening for a Graphic Designer to focus on current trends, action sports, fashion, and retail.

5.11 Tactical has an exciting opportunity for a Merchandising Operations Manager at its Development Center in Irvine, Calif., who will be responsible for overseeing communications on merchandising operations and strategic plans.

5.11 Tactical also has an exciting opportunity for a Fabric Developer at its Development Center in Irvine, Calif.

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.

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.

RVCA is also looking for a Receptionist to join the crew in Costa Mesa, Calif.

 

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