Industry News 6/18/2013

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Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

B$Z: DAKINE Opens New Waterfront Headquarters in Hood River, Ore.

 

B$Z: Twenty Members Signed on for Sold-Out SIA Summer Snowdown

 

EVENT: SDSI and CONNECT Public Policy present Protect your Profits

 

RESULTS: Raleigh Bicycles Announces "Win a Trip to DealerCamp 2013" Contest Winners

 

EMP: Klean Kanteen Names James Forte as Co-Brand Manager

 

TEAM: Cory Lopez Joins the On A Mission Surf Team

 

B$Z: Jason Markk Partners with NRI for USA Fulfillment

 

B$Z: Using Conductiv Mobile, Justin Boots Breaks Sales Record at Berkshire Hathaway Event

 

Malakye Picks: Security Online

 

SUPPORT: Regional Water Quality Control Board To Vote On Toll Road June 19th

 

EVENT: 2013 Surfing Walk of Fame Inductees Announced

 

EVENT: New Ride 2 Recovery Honor Ride to Take Place at Interbike

 

B$Z: Backcountry.com Orders Entire SmartCrossbar Stock

 

SURF: Shane Dorian Follows XXL Win with Induction Into Surfers' Hall of Fame

 

SURF: Kelly Slater Wins Volcom Fiji Pro, Takes ASP WCT Rankings Lead

 

 

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KJUS now has rockstar Brianna Dean on board as the Marketing & Admin Coordinator, says Brooke Mackenzie! #MalakyeWorks

 

GroovyYurts, the North American distributor of authentic Mongolian yurts, has hired Independent Sales Rep Gary Bryden to cover the Northwest territory. Congrats, Gary! #DreamJobs

 

 
 
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You've got to check out this amazing opportunity to work in Sydney, Australia for SurfAid! SurfAid, a non-profit humanitarian organization whose aim is to improve the health, wellbeing and self-reliance of people living in isolated surfing regions off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, is in need of an International Marketing & Fundraising Director to be responsible for enhancing community awareness of SurfAid, expanding the donor base (both grassroots and corporate sponsors) and nurturing long term relationships, and generating revenue for the organization through fundraising activities

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.

Triple Eight Distribution is looking for a Sales Manager to lead our domestic sales efforts through a period of significant growth potential. This position to be based in Port Washington, New York (Long Island).

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 an Accessory Designer.

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 timely launch and delivery. This position is based at Trek Bicycle Corporate Headquarters in Waterloo, Wisc. (Madison Area).

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.

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.

Gaiam, Inc. was founded to make a difference in the world by educating people about lifestyle choices that affect personal development, wellness and environmental responsibility and is in need of a Fitness Marketing Manager to be responsible for the marketing of Gaiam Brand along with licensed and or acquired Fitness brands/products. This position reports to the Fitness Brand Marketing Director and is based in Louisville, Colorado.

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.

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.

Do you want to live in one of the world's premier mountain communities, work in apparel design for the best climbing company on the planet? If so, Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd. in Salt Lake City, Utah is in need of an Apparel Designer to get involved in any and all aspects of apparel design.

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.

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 Programmer/Analyst.

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.

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

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

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.

Veteran Outdoor Brand Royal Robbins is moving its design office to San Francisco, Calif. and is now hiring for a Senior Apparel Designer to lead gender category teams and direct product line.

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.

SWELL, located in San Clemente, Calif. is looking for a qualified and experienced Project Manager to join the team.

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.

Fox Head Inc. is looking for a senior self-starting, driven, dynamic and energetic Technician who can both support our technology and Lead the team. This person is a senior experienced PC/MAC technician who will directly support our Irvine Corporate Headquarters and remotely support the company's offices in Morgan Hill, Calif. and Canada.

Fox Head, Inc. is also looking for a Systems Administrator to work with a large complex infrastructure in Irvine, Calif. The candidate must be a positive influence in the IT organization, must be engaged in all facets of technology used within the organization and must be an "out of the box" thinker.

L*Space Swimwear, an established fast growing premium swimwear manufacturer based in Irvine, Calif. is seeking a detail oriented person to be a part of the accounting department in the role of Credit/Accounts Receivable Rep.

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

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

June 17 2013

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.

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 Product Photographer / Photo Editor 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).

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.

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.

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.

Here's a position perfect for a college graduate looking to begin a career in the surf industry! On A Mission, in San Clemente, Calif., is looking for a full-time Operations/Production Assistant.

Makita USA, Inc. in La Mirada, Calif. is in need of a Senior Graphic Designer to lead the design of print collateral including retail catalogs, in-store merchandising, sell sheets and flyers, tradeshow materials and various other print and digital marketing initiatives.

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.

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.

A Confidential Company in South East Los Angeles, Calif. is in need of a Senior Operations Managerfor the Distribution Center.

June 14, 2013

Join Puma in Boston, Mass. as its newest Apparel Developer! This person  will independently develop assigned styles / collections in cooperation with Team Head Development / Design / Product Line Management / Sourcing.

Over the past decade, Under Armour has been growing exponentially and is looking to fill "5" NEW open positions at the company's headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland.
Assistant Graphic Designer - CAD
Designer, Men's Hunt/Fish Apparel
Designer, Women's Action Sports/Outerwear apparel
Product Line Manager - Men's Action Sports
Product Line Manager, Men's Hunt/Fish

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.

HYLETE, based in San Diego, Calif., has a vision to continuously create innovative, performance cross-training apparel that captures the spirit of the cross-training hybrid athlete and is currently looking for a Graphic Designer/Videographer/Photographer to create a positive brand experience for HYLETE customers through compelling visuals.

Kukdong Apparel (America), Inc. is a Private brand manufacturer based in Artesia, Calif. (Los Angeles Area) with over 45 years of history and is seeking experienced Apparel Developers who must be legal to work in the US and able to travel domestically and abroad.

Yamaha is seeking a successful Design Engineer to join its Motorsports Division in located in Cypress, Calif. Come join this growing and dynamic company!

style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'">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.

OluKai is looking for [Trade] Marketing Manager located in Irvine, Calif. to lead the day-to-day trade marketing execution to maximize effectiveness and efficiency of team.

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

Too Faced Cosmetics seeks an astute, highly organized and dependable individual to join the Production Department in Irvine, Calif. as a Production Assistant. The ideal candidate possesses strong clerical and administrative ability, an eye for detail and a first-rate work ethic.

A Confidential Large Volume Apparel Screen Printer and Distributor located in Orange County, Calif. is looking for an experienced, hands-on bi-lingual Screen Printing Production Supervisor.

INTERNSHIP:
Check out this tremendous opportunity for someone who wants to establish a Marketing career within the action sports industry. Arnette, located in Encinitas, Calif. is looking for a Marketing Intern.

June 13, 2013

It doesn't get any better than this! Want to be a part of the marketing team for the world's leading snowboard brand? Then check out thisBrand Director position at Burton in Burlington, Vermont.

Teton Gravity Research (TGR) is one of the fastest growing brands in the action sports industry and is looking for a Digital Advertising Account Manager to join the team in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Western Power Sports is seeking a Web Developer with a strong technical background and a passion for the powersports industry. This position to be based in Boise, Idaho.

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.

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).

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'.

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

K2 Sports, a leading manufacturer and marketer of alpine, Nordic and telemark skis, snowboards, snowshoes and related winter and outdoor recreational products based in Seattle, Wash., is looking for an independent-minded Helpdesk Technician.

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.

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.

Want a job with a cool company that is a proven leader in the industry? Here's your chance! Sole Technology in Lake Forest, Calif. is in need of a Senior Analyst/Accountant to join the company's Finance department.

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

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.

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:
Footwear Designer - Classics
Footwear Product Line Coordinator - Core
Apparel Product Line Coordinator
Product Merhcnadising Director - Americas

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.

The La Jolla Group in Irvine, Calif. is also on the hunt for a bilingual International Sales Support Rep.

June 12, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Mervin Mfg. in Seattle, Wash. is in need of a Customer Service Representative to assist the Sales department with day to day duties.

The mission at Brooks Sports, Inc. is to inspire everyone to run and be active and wants you to join the team in Seattle, Wash. as Senior Footwear Developer.

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).

Vision Street Wear is recognized as one of the original and most authentic street wear brands and wants you to join the team in Southern Calif. as a Sales Representative to be responsible for all sales activities from lead generation to close- promoting innovation, quality and operational excellence.

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.

Swell is looking for a Men's Associate Buyer to join the team in San Clemente, Calif.

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) is the international governing body of professional surfing and is looking for a Finance Manager to join the team in Santa Monica, Calif.

Baker Boys Distribution in North Hollywood, Calif. has an immediate need for a Sales Manager for the Skate category.

Signal Products based in Los Angeles, Calif. is seeking a higly skilled and organized EDI Specialist / Customer Service Representative.

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

Fox Head, located in Irvine, Calif. is looking for a Senior Performance Product Developer to join its team.

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.

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

A Confidential Silk Screen Company in Orange County, Calif. is seeking an experienced Pre-Production Supervisor/Schduler to support the efforts of Samples and Production.

 

 

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