Industry News 6/25/2013

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Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

SURF: Dillon Perillo Wins ASP 6-Star Los Cabos Open of Surf

 

B$Z: LifeProof Becomes Official Mobile Accessory Partner of the Challenged Athletes Foundation

 

B$Z: Smith makes staff changes in sales and product

 

B$Z: Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition Announces Workplace Sutdy Key Findings

 

EVENT: NSSL Skate Camps Starting Next Week

 

EMP: Bakoda Hires Rep in Mid-West/Eastern Lakes

 

SURF: Celebrate International Surf Day!

 

B$Z: Spyder Further Evolves Its Product Distribution Network

 

EMP: Kirsten Ashmore Joins Redington Marketing Team

 

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EVENT: SIMA's 24th Annual Waterman's Weekend to Benefit 20 Ocean Environmental Organizations

 

SURF: Sunrise Surf Shop Takes the Surf Shop Challenge Crown

 

EMP: Icebreaker Names First Global Vice President of Retail

 

EVENT: Surf Expo's Board Demo Day Expected to Break Record

 

SUPPORT: Regional Water Quality Control Board Denies TCA Permit to Construct Toll Road

 

GEAR: NoRep teams up with FIRST DESCENTS for boardshorts supporting young adults with cancer

 

B$Z: OTZ Shoes, Inc. Inks Multi-Year Italian Distribution Deal with Artscrafts International S.p.A.

 

EMP: Brunton Hires Walter Kaihatu as Vice President of Sales and Marketing

 

 

Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

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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.

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.

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.

Smith Sport Optics is known to set the standard in performance eyewear and goggles and is on the lookout for a Demand Planner to join the company at its Ketchum, Idaho headquarters.

Smith Sport Optics is also looking for an experienced, talented Multi-Media Manager to join its marketing team at the corporate offices in Ketchum, Idaho.

McDavid Inc. designs and markets sports medicine, sports protection, and performance apparel for active people and athletes and is in need of a Sportswear Product Developer to join the Marketing Department in Woodbridge, Illinois (Chicago Area).

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 the 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.

La Jolla Group is looking for part time Sales Associates for "2" Las Vegas, Nev. store locations.

Headquartered in the modern, progressive Pearl District of Portland, Ore., The Clymb is a private retail community currently on the hunt for a Vendor Manager.

Redington is a rapidly growing fly fishing brand based on Bainbridge Island, Wash. (Seattle Area) and is looking for an excited, fun and avid fly angler 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.

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

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.

An Established Seattle, Wash. Based Outdoor Gear Company seeks an experienced, capable and aggressive General Manager, to profitably grow the company.

A Growing Outdoor Gear Company seeks a talented, multi-functional Product Developer with design and engineering skills to split time between the company's Seattle offices and Arizona Factory to design and develop new products for production.

High-performance audio manufacturer Rockford Fosgate is looking for a super star Graphic Designer to join the in-house creative department in Tempe, Ariz.

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 team at Spy Optic, Inc. in Carlsbad, Calif. has a HAPPY disrespect for the usual way of looking (at life) and wants you to come join them as Senior Marketing Manager. The role has varied job responsibilities, but the top priority is driving to completion the goals and strategies laid out in the yearly Marketing Plan provided by the Marketing Director.

Travis Mathew is a progressive lifestyle apparel company specializing in the golf market based in Seal Beach, Calif. and is seeking an Outside Events Manager.

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.

Vans, the leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market, is also swinging their doors wide open for "3" NEW people to join the crew at its distribution centrer in Cypress, Calif.
Apparel Designer - Girl's
Retail Executive Administrative Assistant
HR Specialist - Talent Acquisition

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

O'Neill Surf Shop also has an immediate opening for a Part Time Key Holder position at Orange Outlet in Orange, 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 "3" NEW positions for you today. Check 'em out!
IT Operations Manager
Merchandiser - Bike
Printables Product Developer

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 Graphic Designer to join the men's art department in Irvine, Calif.

The La Jolla Group is a worldwide leader in the action sports apparel business segment with a fast paced, high energy environment that is continually on the move and currently has "3" OPEN positions available for you today in Irvine, Calif., check 'em out!
SSRS/SSAS Developer
Sales Support Rep - Bilingual
Assistant Merchanider - Metal Mulisha

La Jolla Group is also looking for an Assistant Store Manager for the Model Retail Showroom 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.

Metal Mulisha is looking for a Senior Men's Designer, who will also have a portion of the young men's sportswear line to design. This position to be based 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.

A Confidential Brand is seeking talented Creative Apparel Designers for men's and women's apparel. This position based in Orange County, Calif.

INTERNSHIP:
The La Jolla Group is looking for a Marketing Intern to work in its internal agency in Irvine, Calif.

June 24, 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.

Here's you chance to 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.

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.

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.

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.

SNOWBOARD is a nationally distributed snowboarding and lifestyle magazine based in Boulder, Colo. Now entering its 10th year, the magazine is looking for an experienced Advertising Sales/Marketing Executive to join the SNOWBOARD team.

Liberty Mountain has become the leading full-line distributor in the United States with 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).

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.

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

Interbike, the largest bicycle trade event in North America, is seeking a motivated Account Executive to join the team in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, a team player and is hungry to prove their potential.

Stance, located in San Clemente, Calif., visited Malakye.com on Friday to roll out a big announcement - four announcements with some new positions at headquarters:
1. Women's Director of Merchandising
2. Men's Product Designer
3. Art Director/Sr. Graphic Designer
4.
Graphic Designer/Production Artist

Skins North America is looking for a Finance Manager to help grow its business in Encinitas, 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.!
Acquisition Manager - Ecommerce
Regional HR Manager - Dallas
Senior Buyer - Women's Bottoms

Baker Boys Distribution in North Hollywood, Calif. has an immediate need for an Art Director. The company requires a strong leader to further develop and execute the creative vision of multiple brands in its dynamic work environment.

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.

Zipz Custom is a start-up business that produces custom decorated apparel and footwear with an eye to introducing new products and accessories for college men and women and is looking for fresh college graduates with Greek Life and apparel experience to join the crew in Orange, Calif. as College Greek Like Sales Representative.

Lucky 13 is The Original brand that has defined vintage Americana, edginess, individual style and remains authentic to the culture and is looking for an energetic, self-motivated driven Sales Account Manager with a passion for art, music, motor culture and action sports. This position to be based in the company's Santa Ana, Calif. office and will be responsible for all sales activities from lead generation to close promoting innovation, quality and operational excellence, managing and growing accounts, and exceeding goals in their respective territory.

Lucky 13 is also in need of an International Sales Account Manager with a passion for art, music, motor culture and action sports. This position to be based in the company's Santa Ana, Calif. office.

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.

A Confidential Lifestyle Apparel Company in Huntington Beach, Calif. is seeking a motivated, hardworking Senior Graphic Designer that can bring new/fresh ideas while adhering/adapting to the brands already established aesthetic.

Volcom, Inc., located in beautiful Costa Mesa, Calif., continues to expand and has "4" NEW positions available for you today, check 'em out!
Global Budget/Forecast Manager
Graphic Artist
Allocations Specialist
International Finance and Administrative Manager  

Sanuk, the fun and funky footwear brand, is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Customer Service Manager. This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

L-R-G is a company that focuses on the ones that are trying to pay their rent with their passions and is in need of a Legal Administrative Assistant to maintain focus in an environment where the only constant is change. Adaptability and inventiveness are indispensable. Research is ritual. This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

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. The company is looking for a Merchandiser/Product Developer responsible for co-ordination and communication of development of product and production between its customers and overseas suppliers.

June 21, 2013

The Volcom idea incorporates "youth against establishment" as its founding philosophy and although the company has matured through the years, that same spirit flows through its art, music, films, athletes and products...and here is your chance to join the Volcom crew! Check out these "4" NEW openings at headquarters in Costa Mesa, Calif.!
International Finance and Administrative Manager
Allocations Specialist
Graphic Artist
Global Budget/Forecast Manager

A Confidential Lifestyle Apparel Company in Huntington Beach, Calif. is seeking a motivated and hardworking Senior Graphic Designer that can bring new/fresh ideas while adhering/adapting to the brand's already established aesthetic.

June 20, 2013

New Era Cap based in Buffalo, NY is in need of an experienced Apparel Design Manager.

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

Duluth Trading Company is a solutions driven workwear company and gear supplier based in Madison, Wisc. and the company is growing like weeds! Duluth is seeking a visionary individual with that get-it-done spirit to jump on board as Designer/Product Manager.

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.

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).

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

Eddie Bauer is in need of an Art Director to be responsible for interactive media. This position to be based in Bellevue, Wash.

Easton-Bell Sports in Scotts Valley, Calif. (Santa Cruz Area) has a need for a Graphic Designer to work directly with the art directors and the creative director to meet all design needs for the marketing team.

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

Are you ready for an exciting and challenging position with a leading e-commerce company? Then LeftLane Sports, one of the fastest growing e-commerce companies in the United States, may have a spot for you at its headquarters in San Luis Obispo, Calif. LeftLane Sports is hiring an Action Sports Category Manager that will be responsible for managing the day to-day functions related to the Action Sports categories throughout our family of brands (including Seshday.com), as well as providing insight and direction to the Company, Merchants, and Buyers. The position reports directly to the Chief Merchandise Officer and executive team.

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

Outdoor Technology is seeking a high level experienced Director of International Sales with a desire to become a part of a dynamic, fast growth brand. This position to be based in Los Angeles, Calif.

A Confidential Company in South East Los Angeles, Calif. is in need of a Senior Operations Manager for its Distribution Center.

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:
Product Merchandising Director - Americas
Sports Marketing Manager - Snow and LXVI
Vendor Compliance Specialist
Footwear Product Line Manager - Girls Surf
Footwear Designer - Pro Skate
Material Master Specialist
Footwear Designer - Classics
Footwear Designer - OTW
Footwear Designer - Snow
Vans Associate Footwear Developer - Boots
Retail Planning Manager
Apparel Product Line Coordinator
Financial Analylst - DTC
Apparel Product Line Manager - Girls
Public Relations Intern

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

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

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 19, 2013

UNIT Clothing (UNIT.COM) is one of the fastest growing action sports brands in the world and is looking to bring on a few outside/independent Graphic Designers to contribute seasonally as needed. This position based off-site, candidates must be able to work Remotely.

Vittoria Industries North America in Boston, Mass. is in need of a Finance Manager to produce daily, weekly and monthly sales and margin reports.

Turner PR is a full service PR and digital media agency based seeking a powerhouse publicist for a new position as Sr. Account Executive in support of our portfolio of lifestyle brands as the company grows. This position to be based in New York, NY.

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.

Eddie Bauer is 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.

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.

Oakley has an open position for a Payroll Analyst to join the team in Foothill Ranch, 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).

Quiksilver is far more than just a fashion apparel company, it is a company with deep roots in the demanding industry of an outdoor sports lifestyle and currently has "2" NEW positions based in Huntington Beach, Calif.
Director of Project Management

Finance Analyst - PMO

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

Lifted Research Group Clothing is seeking a creative and motivated Jr. Graphic Designer to join the marketing team's art department in Irvine, Calif.

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.

 

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