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EMP: Mary Ann Mangiacapre Exits Eastern Surfing Association

 

SURF: Oakley Announces Bruce Irons as the Wildcard for the Upcoming Oakley Pro Bali

 

EMP: Hanwag Hires Steve von Ruden

 

B$Z: Master Plan Communications Wins Eight OC/PRSA Awards for PR Success

 

EVENT: ASC Action Sports + Culture Conference Set For July 24th At The Long Beach Convention Center

 

EMP: Patagonia, Inc. Promotes Doug Freeman as New Chief Operating Officer

 

BIKE: New agreement expands bike routes in national parks

 

SURF: The 2013 Quiksilver Ceremonial Chile Cancelled due to Unexpected Conditions

 

EMP: Katin USA Appoints Dale Rhodes as Vice President of Sales

 

EVENT: NSSL to Award Top Skateboarders & Scholars at Volcom HQ on June 15th

 

EMP: RAMP Sports Hires Two New Production Specialists

 

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Trey Van Buskirk has joined the 2XU team in Carlsbad, CA as Inside Sales and Service Manager for the Eastern US. Trey's background in triathlon, both in the industry and as a competitor, make him a perfect fit for the role. Way to go, Trey! #DreamJobs

 

 
 
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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.

Wolverine World Wide has an immediate need for a Director for Merrell Retail to hold ultimate responsibility for merchandising, planning, allocation and visual merchandising for the Merrell Specialty and Outlet stores. This position to be based in Rockford, Mich.

Newton Running based in Boulder, Colo. is looking for a Vice President of Marketing to set strategy and direction for all marketing initiatives at Newton Running.

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.

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.

Kuhl is looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and passionate Dealer Service Representative to add to its Customer Service Team based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Redington is a rapidly growing fly fishing brand based on Bainbridge Island, Wash. (Seattle Area) and is looking for excited, fun and avid fly anglers to join the team as a Sales Manager.

K2 Sports, a division of Jarden Corporation and 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. K2 Sports is in need of a Product Marketing Coordinator.

Lotus Fixture is a an industrial design and build firm specializing in 3D marketing programs for some of the best brands in the outdoor and action sports markets and is looking for an Account Manager to join the team in Seattle, Wash.

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

Check out this amazing opportunity! Woodward Tahoe is looking for a Director of Marketing & Communications to join the team outside of Truckee, Calif. (Lake Tahoe Area).

Chef Works, Inc. is focused on addressing the needs of cooks at all levels from the professional kitchen to the one at home and has a need for a Customer Service Manager to be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Customer Service and Program Management Departments. This position to be based in Poway, 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.

Baker Boys Distribution in North Hollywood, Calif. is looking to fill "3" OPEN positions.
Production Artist
Art Director
Sales Manager - Skate

Vans, the leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market, has an amazing opportunity for an Apparel Product Line Manager to join the team in Cypress, Calif.

Sanuk Footwear in Irvine, Calif. is widely known for its innovative and unexpected sandal products and is looking to fill "2" OPEN positions.
Sandal Product Line Manager
Sandal Product Line Coordinator

Fox Head, in Irvine, Calif., continues to grow its team! They have "2" NEW positions for you today. Check 'em out!
IT Operations Manager
Merchandiser - Bike

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

A Confidential Company in Irvine, Calif. is in need of an experienced and bilingual (Spanish) Apparel Quality Control Supervisor.

June 10, 2013

G-Form produces consumer electronic cases and extreme sport & cycling gear and is in need of a Sports Product Manager to join the team in Providence, Rhode Island.

Eastern Mountain Sports in Peterborough, New Hampshire is on the lookout for a Product Manager for the Women's category to be responsible for creating a strategy and bringing others in the company along with them.

Ringers Gloves a world leader in hand safety is looking for a higher motivated, passionate, free spirited Product Developer/Designer with 3-5 years 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.

Fenix Outdoor Import North America (Fjallraven, Brunton, Primus, Hanwag), located in Boulder, Colo. is looking for a motivated, enthusiastic, & experienced individual to fill the roll of Sales Coordinator.

SmartWool, based in Steamboat Springs, Colo., is on the hunt for a Global Sourcing Manager for the International Product category to be responsible for continually improving supply chain processes throughout the SmartWool supply chain.

Liberty Mountain has become the leading full-line distributor in the United States of products designed for backpacking, camping, rock climbing, mountaineering and other outdoor recreation and is in need of a Digital Asset Manager to ensure ensure Liberty Mountain's media library is current, accurate and well managed. This position to be based in Sandy, Utah (Salt Lake City Area).

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.

Easton-Bell Sports is on the hunt for a Brand Manager to be responsible for all aspects of brand-driven marketing communications, demand-creation, and media relations programs for cycling and/or powersports. This position to be based in Scotts Valley, Calif. (Santa Cruz Area).

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.

Fortress Group, LLC., creators of Crush and Kreed sunglasses and snow goggles, is in need of an upbeat, creative thinker who loves people, to join the team in Lake Forest, Calif. as a Customer Service Rep/Receptionist.

Kaenon, a Newport Beach, Calif. based premium sunglass brand, is seeking to hire a part time Receptionist / Customer Service Representative who will contribute toward a culture of superior customer service with a "customer-first" attitude and work ethic.

Billabong is looking for an experienced Patternmaker to join the team in Irvine, Calif.

The Hundreds Is Huge, Inc. is seeking a creative, detail-oriented, and strategic person to fill a full time position as Social Media Coordinator. This position to be based in Vernon, Calif.

A Confidential Consumer Tech Product Start-Up based in Los Angeles, Calif. is on the search for a Head of Sales who has the proven ability to own the action sports market and quickly build an entirely new category in the action sports and active lifestyle arena.

June 7, 2013

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).

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.

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. or Los Angeles, Calif.

A Confidential Company in Seal Beach, Calif. is seeking an Assistant Product Developer to facilitate the company's product development cycle.

Spin Imaging, located in Long Beach, Calif., is looking for a Full-Time Bookkeeper / Administrator.

mophie is in need of a Brand Communications Coordinator to focus on executing and coordinating various online marketing initiatives including social media, display advertising, PPC, website and email. This position to be based in Santa Ana, Calif.

O'Neill Surf Shop has an immediate opening for a Part Time Key Holder position at Orange Outlet in Orange, Calif.

O'Neill Surf Shop also has an immediate opening for a Part Time Key Holder position at Citadel Outlets in Commerce, Calif.

Vans is in need of a Footwear Designer for the OTW category to design and partner with product development on creating footwear products. This position to be based in Cypress, Calif.

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

A Confidential Company in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. is in need of a Senior Operations Manager for the Distribution Center.

The Sourcing Co LLC. is located in Irvine, Calif. and is a young, fast growing sourcing company that services the Action Sports Industry specializing in product development and sourcing management and is looking for a Merchandiser/Product Developer responsible for Co-ordination and communication of development of product and production between our customers and overseas suppliers.

Metal Mulisha is looking for a senior level Creative Apparel Designer, who will also have a portion of the young men's sportswear line to design. Here is your chance to join a hardcore crew in Irvine, Calif.

Metal Mulisha is also looking for a talented Social Media 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.

5.11 Tactical has an exciting opportunity for a Merchandising Operations Coordinator at its Development Center in Irvine, Calif., who will be responsible for tracking and managing merchandising operations.

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.

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

June 6, 2013

Boulder Ski Deals is searching for a qualified Store Manager. This is a full-time, year-round position in beautiful Boulder, Colo.

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

Teton Gravity Research is on the hunt for an Advertising Manager to join the team in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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'.

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 Renton, Wash. (Seattle Area).

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.

Maxima is a race-inspired, product driven company currently looking for a Graphic Designer for its Marketing department based in San Diego, Calif.

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.

Fox Head is looking for an Assistant Store Manager to work in its Gilroy, Calif. location.

Neff is looking for a Production and Development Assistant to join the team in Camarillo, Calif.!

The Outdoor Recreation Group is seeking a Temporary Graphic Designer to join the team in Los Angeles, Calif., onboard from June 1 - October 1, 2013.

Boot Barn Inc. is in need of a Media Buyer who will work closely with the marketing team to provide media and administrative support. Reports to media buyer. This position does not supervise the work of others. This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

June 5, 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.

REV'IT! is a premier brand of motorcycle clothing with a focus on innovation, style, protection and comfort and is currently looking for a suitable candidate for the position of Dealer Liaison Officer, to come join the team in New York, NY on a full-time basis.

REV'IT! Sport USA is also looking for two suitable candidates for the position of Regional Sales Manager for the following areas: Southern West Coast & Southern East Coast/Gulf Area. Please note candidates are expected to be located within their assigned territory.

SRAM LLC is one of the world's largest suppliers of components to the bike industry and is in need of a Senior OEM Account Manager to join the team in Chicago, IL.

Wilson Sporting Goods, located in Chicago, IL is looking for a Global Planner for its apparel category.

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

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.

Eddie Bauer is also in need of a Managing Art Director to work in the Photo department and be responsible for the development and evolution of photo art direction that supports the Eddie Bauer brand image and concept for studio work supporting catalog, ecommerce, licensing, public relations and retail. This position to be based in Bellevue, Wash.

K2 Sports located in Seattle, Wash. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of alpine, Nordic and telemark skis, snowboards, snowshoes and related winter & outdoor recreational products and is in need of a Design Engineer for the Snowboards category.

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).

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

SKINS North America based in Encinitas, Calif. is seeking an entry-level Customer Service Representative to perform a variety of customer service and sales duties.

The Search continues and here is your chance to be part of the Rip Curl Crew! The company is looking for an experienced and highly motivated Assistant Store Manager to be a part of the management team at the Third Street Promenade retail location in Santa Monica, Calif.

EVS Sports, the Original Protective Gear Company and its sister brand LIFT Safety, is seeking a qualified candidate for a Marketing and PR Coordinator position to be based in Rancho Dominguez, Calif. (Los Angeles Area).

design LAB in Gardena, Calif. is a fast-growing product design firm seeking a full-time Junior Graphic Designer able to work on different types of items for different customers every day.

design LAB is a fast-growing, fast-paced product design firm based in Gardena, Calif. and is also seeking a full-time Administrative Retail Analyst to assist Owner/Designer. The firm works with clients in several industries, designing and supplying them with private-label and licensed merchandise.

Fox Head is looking for a Sales Operations Administrator to cover the Asia Pacific area. This position is located in Irvine, Calif.

Volcom is looking for an experienced Human Resources Manager to join its corporate team in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Aftco, a Sportswear Manufacturing Company in Santa Ana, Calif., is in need of a Graphic Design Pro with a "Marketing Mind"

 

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