Industry News 7/2/2013

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Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

Malakye.com's Shmooz Summer Series 2013

 

B$Z: US Blanks and INCIDE Technology Form Partnership

 

SURF: Legendary Harry Richard "Skip" Frye to Enter the Surfers' Hall of Fame

 

EMP: Sports Authority Names New CEO as Webb Retires

 

B$Z: dizm Eco Eyewear Kicks off Indidgogo Crowdfunding Campaign

 

Exposure: Skateboarding Demo at the City of Costa Mesa's 60th Anniversary Celebrationp

 

EMP: Backcountry.com Welcomes Adrian Montgomery as Director of Brand Marketing

 

SUPPORT: Surfrider Foundation Issues Statement on House Passage of the Offshore Energy & Jobs Act

 

B$Z: Shops Get Enhanced POS, Customer Analytics from Swarm

 

The Shmooz at Agenda! Friday July 26, 2013

 

The Shmooz at Outdoor Retailer! Friday August 2, 2013

 

SURF: Joel Parkinson Wins the Oakley Pro Bali, Fanning New ASP WCT No. 1

 

GEAR: Etnies Releases STI Evolution Foam Technology in the New Aventa and High Rise Skate Shoes

 

EMP: Turner Public Relations Adds Six Global Lifestyle Brands To Its Portfolio

 

Malakye Picks: We're Happy At Work - You?

 

VIDEO: Outdoor Research debuts award-winning film, The Road From Karakol

 

B$Z: Hi-Tec Debut Versatile New Online Staff Training Platform for Retail Support

 

EVENT: The Paddock at Interbike Adds Additional Outdoor Experience for 2013

 

B$Z: Surfing for Life Foundation Announces 2Q Recipients

 

B$Z: GrindMedia Shuts Down TransWorld Surf Magazine

 

SURF: California Assembly Recognizes International Surfing Day

 

B$Z: Firewire Releases the V4 Model in Partnership with Daniel (Tomo) Thomson

 

EMP: Outdoor Industry Association Hires Rich Harper 
as Trade Policy Advisor

 

SUPPORT: Garden Party Raises Funds for Cancer Patients

 

 

Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

Massachusetts based activewear company DA Active has brought on Chad Gauerke as an Independent Sales Rep covering the Rocky Mountain region. Way to go Chad! #MalakyeWorks

 

 
 
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Burton Snowboards is a rider driven company, based in Burlington, Vermont, solely dedicated to creating the best snowboarding equipment on the planet and is looking to fill 6 "NEW" positions today, check 'em out!
Brand Director
Senior Apparel Designer
Materials Manager
Senior Merchandise Manager - Apparel
Developer - Apparel
Director of Sourcing and Development

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.

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.

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

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).

Smith Optics is currently seeking a Web Developer/Programmer within its Ecommerce department located in our corporate offices in Ketchum, Idaho.

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.

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 Brand 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.

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.

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).

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 and work in apparel design for the best climbing company on the planet? If so, Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd. in Salt Lake City, Utah has the perfect position for you! The company is in need of an Apparel Designer to get involved in any and all aspects of apparel design.

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.

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.

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.

A Confident Growing Outdoor Gear Company seeks a talented, multi-functional Product Developer with design and engineering skills to split time between its Seattle, Wash. offices and Arizona Factory.

Sugar Bowl Resort in Norden, Calif. (Lake Tahoe Area) 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

Juice Design is looking for an experienced Creative Project Manager to manage the day-to-day workflow and priorities of the creative team and will focus on all the details of managing projects from conception to implementation. This position to be based in San Francisco, Calif.

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.

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

A Confidential Retail Store is seeking a Store Manager for a mid-level luxury brand in Camarillo, Calif.

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 "2" NEW people to join the crew at its distribution center in Los Angeles, Calif.
District Manager - North LA/Valley
District Manager - Inland Empire/Hawaii

Vans is also in need of a Senior Operations Manager to join the crew at its distribution center in Santa Fe Springs, Calif.!

Bellweather Cyclewear in Long Beach, Calif. is in need of a Marketing Program Manager.

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.

Fox Head, in Irvine, Calif., continues to grow its team! They have "2" NEW positions for you today. Check 'em out!
Lead Helpdesk Technician - Windows/Mac
System Administrator

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.

July 1, 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.

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.

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.

The North Face has a need for a Retail Customer Experience Manager to be based in Alameda, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).

Lucy Activewear creates fashion forward performance apparel that inspires athletic women and is currently in search of an Assistant Product Developer/Technical Designer to join the team in Alameda, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).

Skins North America is looking for a Finance Manager to help grow its business in Encinitas, Calif.

Alpinestars is seeking an experienced and energetic Supervisor to oversee its busy warehouse in Torrance, Calif.

A Confidential Company in Torrance, Calif. is in need of an experienced Purchasing/Allocations Professional.

Red Bull North America, Inc., based in Santa Monica, Calif., is looking for a Communications Manager - Culture/On-Premise (CMoC) is charged with developing and leading communications strategies that successfully build the Brand's voice in music and credibly expand awareness of the Brand's presence in Art and Creative playgrounds on a national level.

Tilly's has an amazing opportunity for an Allocation Analyst for the Footwear Category to join their crew in Irvine, Calif.

Tilly's is also in need of an Assistant Buyer to join the crew in Irvine, Calif.

June 28, 2013

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

SmartWool is in need of a Field Service Representative to create brand awareness and provides technical education and training opportunities for the SmartWool brand within the specialty retail market. This position to be based in Boston, Mass (the New England Region).

Here's your 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.

Tilly's is in need of a Visual Manager to be based in the Phoenix, Ariz. Metro Area.

Kai USA is a fantastic hunting and fishing knife manufacturer in need of a National Account Sales Specialist to oversee all aspects of the assigned accounts including dedicated Manufacturers' Reps, distributors, dealers and end users. This is an inside sales position located at the manufacturing headquarters in Tualatin, Ore.

Carve Designs is a beach lifestyle apparel brand based in Mill Valley, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area) who sells women's apparel to specialty retailers around the country and is in need of a Design & Product Assistant who wants to play a major role in the success of an early-stage business and the development of a lifestyle apparel brand.

GovX, a fast-growing E-commerce company has a fantastic opportunity for a talented Senior Web Developer. This position to be based in La Jolla, Calif.

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.

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.

Catch Surf is looking for a stand out Apparel Account Manager to lead its clothing sales efforts with a focus on surf shops and larger action sports retailers. This position to be based in San Clemente, Calif.

Red Bull North America, Inc. is in need of a Client Engineer to join the staff in Santa Monica, Calif.

Goldwin America Inc. is looking to hire a Customer Service Representative / Office Manager to work in the company's new Manhattan Beach, Calif. office.

Pro Armor in Riverside, Calif. is looking for an all-around marketing Graphic Designer to be responsible for all designs of Pro Armor marketing materials.

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.

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

2XU ("Two Times You") is a high performance technical sports brand that is driven by a relentless company mission to advance human performance through the development of world-leading athletic garments and has an immediate need for an experienced Retail Store Manager for its new Retail store in Newport Beach, Calif.

5.11 Tactical, the tactical gear industry leader, is experiencing tremendous growth and expansion which has created an exciting and growing opportunity for a Front End Web Developer at it the company's new Development Center in Irvine, Calif.

5.11 Tactical, is also in need of a creative Web Graphic Designer to work with the e-Commerce team at the company's new Development Center in Irvine, Calif.

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

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.

Tilly's is in need of an Associate Buyer for Men's Tee's to join the crew in Irvine, Calif.

June 27, 2013

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.

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).

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.

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.

evo is a leading multi-channel retail brand that answers to the lifestyle and sporting needs for the urban, action sports market and is in need of a Director of Merchandising who will accountable for driving sales and margin while managing inventory for all departments online and in the store(s). This position to be based in Seattle, Wash.

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.

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).

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.

Creative Recreation, the original lifestyle footwear brand, is looking for an E-Commerce Customer Service Rep to join our team in Los Angeles, Calif.

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.

Sole Technology is looking for a temp-to-hire Visual Web Developer with a good aesthetic taste who understands today's web environment, but is open to learn a whole lot more and has a passion for skateboarding, surfing, whatever. And fish tacos. This position to be based in Lake Forest, Calif.

Vans wants you to join its team in Cypress, Calif. as an Apparel Designer for the Men's Department.

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.

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!
Sales Support Rep - Bilingual
Receiving Clerk  
SSRS/SSAS Developer

Dynamic women's clothing company PJ Salvage is seeking an Accounts Receivable and Credit Manager. This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

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

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 26, 2013

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.

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 the "6" Open positions available at Burton in Burlington, Vermont.
Director of Sourcing and Development - Apparel
Developer - Apparel
Senior Merchandise Manager - Apparel
Materials Manager
Senior Apparel Designer
Brand Director

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

New Era Cap in Buffalo, NY is on the hunt for a Product Manager to join the apparel department.

Glamour Kills Clothing is looking for a freelance Music Marketing Manager to work from the company's home office in New York City.

Columbia Sportswear has grown from a small family-owned hat distributorship founded in 1938 to one of the world's largest outerwear brands and the leading seller of skiwear in the United States and is currently looking for a Field Merchandiser to be based in Hoboken, NJ. Responsibilities for this position include providing support for the Columbia Sportswear Company brand image at retail, including Brand Shops, Performance Fixtures, Brand Signage and Point of Purchase programs with CSC retail accounts.

Columbia Sportswear is also in need of a Retail Merchandiser to be responsible for developing product strategy and assortment to maximize sales and profitability of a given area. This position to be based in Portland, Ore.

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.

Brooks Sports, Inc. is also looking for a Key Account Retail Marketing Manager to join the team in Seattle, Wash.

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

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 a Product Assistant to service the Product Department in needs concerning design production, development, organization of samples, meetings, and information.

Margaritaville Apparel seeks an Associate Apparel Designer to work in fast paced, relaxed but professional office in Los Angeles, Calif.

Vans, the leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market, has an amazing opportunity for a Payroll Supervisor to join the team in Cypress, Calif.

Dainese USA is looking for Retail Associates to provide quality customer service through efficient and timely customer assistance. This position to be based in Costa Mesa, Calif.

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

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.

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.

 

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Independent Sales Rep / Territory Manager - Multiple US Territories

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Sales Representatives (Apparel and Art Reproduction) - Multiple Territories

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Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories

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Independent Sales Reps - North Atlantic + Carolinas

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Independent Specialty Sales Reps - Multiple Territories

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Independent Sales Representative - Multiple Territories

SKORA Inc.
Independent Sales Representative - Multiple Territories

Havaianas
Independent Sales Representative - Multiple Territories

WATCHES:
NEW! swae watches
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories

EYEWEAR:
Peppers Eyewear
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories

BAGS:
Keen
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories

SURF AND SUP BOARDS:
NEW! Surftech
Independent Sales Representative - Southern California

SKATE:
SPOTLIGHT! Clutch / ASF Distribution
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories

Carver Skateboards
Independent Sales Rep - All Territories

JUNIORS:
SPOTLIGHT! Fox Head
Independent Sales Reps - Upper Midwest

ALPINE:
NEW! Fischer Skis
Independent Sales Reps or Sales Agencies - Rockies + Pacific Northwest

SWIM:
SPOTLIGHT! adidas swim
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories

ATHLETIC APPAREL:
DA Active, Inc.
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories

CYCLING: 
Vittoria Industries North American (VINA)
Outside Company Sales Representative - New England territory

FISH & GAME:
Turtle Fur Group
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories

SNOW & OUTDOOR:
Turtle Fur Group
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories