Industry News 7/9/2013

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Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

GEAR: YETI Coolers Launches the Tank

 

B$Z: Huntington Surf and Sport's Pierside Pavilion Store Undergoes Major Renovations

 

B$Z: Native Shoes Names New U.S. Sales Agency

 

B$Z: Marmot Partners with NRI for Fulfillment in Canada

 

EMP: Icebreaker Appoints Rob Fyfe as New Executive Chairman

 

B$Z: Native Shoes Under New Ownership

 

OUTDOOR: Kranked Opens Flagship Store and Electric Tours in Whistler

 

EMP: Jason Kenworthy Joins Wax Research Inc. as New Team Director

 

B$Z: Alex Maine Acquired by Tru-Line LLC

 

TV: Red Bull Signature Series Announces Addition of Oakley Pro Bali to 2013 Season

 

EMP: The North Face Appoints Tony Erlick to Vice President of Sales

 

WIN: Injinji To Launch Wear & Win Campaign For Specialty Run and Outdoor Retailers

 

B$Z: The Board Retailers Association endorses Agenda

 

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Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

Liquid Image, based in Santa Rosa, CA, has welcomed Christian Lass on board as the company's new Sales Manager. Big congrats, Christian! #DreamJobs

 

Loser Machine and Dark Seas now has Kelly Cooper on board as the newest Customer Service Representative!#MalakyeWorks

 

 
 
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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.

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.

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 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.

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).

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

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.

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.

Eddie Bauer is in need of an experienced Director of Materials to direct, develop and execute the materials strategy to meet design vision, merchant requirements and Company financial goals. This position to be based in Bellevue, 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, Wash. offices and its factory in Arizona in designing and developing 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.

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.

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.

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.

Juice Design is also in need of a Jr. Designer/Production Artist who must be willing to work in house and full time in San Francisco, Calif.

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 in San Jose, Calif.

Burnwater, located in San Carlos, Calif., is an exciting company that produces specialty composite sporting equipment and is looking for a Production Manager (part-time leading to full-time).

A well established Southern California Surf Retailer with multiple locations throughout San Diego, Calif. and the surrounding areas is seeking a Women's and Watch Buyer.

Stance, located in San Clemente, Calif., is an original brand specializing in socks, based in creativity and originality and is looking for creative candidates to fill "4" OPEN positions at its offices in San Clemente, Calif. - check 'em out! 
1. Women's Director of Merchandising
2. Men's Product Designer
3. Art Director/Sr. Graphic Designer
4.
Graphic Designer/Production Artist

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.

Spy Optic, Inc. in Carlsbad, Calif. is also in need of a 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.

Affliction is seeking a Store Manager for its Camarillo, Calif. retail location.

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) is the international governing body of professional surfing and is looking for a Senior Accountant to join the team in Santa Monica, 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.!
Product Manager - Bottoms
Regional HR Manager - Dallas
Senior Buyer - Women's Ecommerce

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 be responsible for driving the forecasting, planning and purchasing process of its seasonal buys.

A confidential Famous Brand is seeking talented creative Apparel Designers for men's and women's. This position to be based in Orange County, Calif.

An undisclosed Lifestyle Apparel Company is seeking a motivated and hardworking Senior Graphic Designer that can bring new/fresh ideas while adhering/adapting to the brands already established aesthetic. This position to be based in Huntington Beach, Calif.

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.

Lifted Research Group (LRG) is a company designed to overthrow the masses 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. This position to be based at HQ in Irvine, Calif.

Lifted Research Group (LRG) is also looking for a Graphic Designer to join the men's art department in Irvine, Calif.

July 8, 2013

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

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.

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

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.

Pearl Izumi USA, Inc., based in Louisville, Colo. (Boulder Area), has an immediate need for an Advanced Product Developer to work with athletes, teams, product and marketing to create new performance enhancing products for competition use.

SNOWBOARD is a nationally distributed snowboarding and lifestyle magazine based in Boulder, Colo. and is in need of an experienced Advertising & Marketing Sales Executive.

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.

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

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 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.

LeftLane Sports, one of the fastest growing e-commerce companies in the United States, has an opening for an Action Sports Category Manager at its headquarters in San Luis Obispo, Calif. The position reports directly to the Chief Merchandise Officer and executive team.

A confidential Global Entertainment Related Company in San Diego, Calif. is in need of a Junior Engineer who will facilitate the engineering team in the development of new products, installation of attractions, support of existing products as well as aiding the needs of other related activities in the company.

prAna, based in Carlsbad, Calif., is in need of a Sales/Key Account Coordinator to works side-by-side with Account Managers and Sales Representatives to assist our dealers and direct consumers in all aspects of their account as it pertains to prAna sales and customer service.

SKLZ in is in need of a Customer Operations Analyst to jump on board the team in Carlsbad, Calif.

One Punch Distribution, LLC- located in San Clemente, Calif. has an immediate opening for a Production Coordinator to join the team. This position will support multiple brands and be focused mainly on printable production.

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.

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.

Downtown LA Bicycles is a growing premier bicycle shop in Los Angeles, Calif. is entering their third year in business and is in need of a part-time Bicycle Shop Sales/Inventory Associate.

Downtown LA Bicycles is also in need of a full-time Bicycle Mechanic to join the team in Los Angeles, Calif.

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.

Volcom, Inc., located in beautiful Costa Mesa, Calif., continues to expand and has "2" NEW positions available for you today, check 'em out!
Allocations Specialist
International Finance and Administrative Manager

Sole Technology in Lake Forest, Calif. is currently on the lookout for an eCommerce Customer Service Representative for a temporary assignment within the eCommerce 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.

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 Product Design Manager.

ASICS America Corp in Irvine, Calif. is expanding and has 4 "NEW" open positions available for you today, check 'em out!
Demand Planning Analyst
Forecasting & Planning Analyst
Payroll Specialist
Assistant Credit Manager

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

Tilly's in Irvine, Calif. is in need of a Driver to deliver merchandise and supplies to company stores, among other duties.

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

July 3, 2013

UNIT Clothing (UNIT.COM) is one of the fastest growing action sports brands in the world and is looking to expand its Freelance Artist network reach by bringing on a few Freelance Graphic Designers to contribute seasonally as needed. Candidates are expected to work Remotely.

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

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.

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

Pearl Izumi USA, Inc. is looking for a Director for Apparel Development and Materials to join the team in Louisville, Colo.

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 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.

Columbia Sportswear is also looking for a Footwear Sales Rep to be based either in Portland, Ore. or Seattle, 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.

Flagship in Los Angeles, Calif. is in need of an In-House Sales Rep that must have a high-level understanding of majors and boutique business.

Would you like working with friendly people? Would you enjoy receiving great benefits while working towards a fun and challenging career? Then this Footwear Designer position at Sole Technology in Lake Forest, Calif. would be perfect for you. Check it out!

A confidential fast-growing Skateboard Company in the City of Industry, Calif. is in need of a Sales Administrator to help its very busy executive staff in taking things to the next level.

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.

July 2, 2013

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 confidential 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

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.

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.!

Bellwether 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.

 

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