Industry News 7/23/2013

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Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

The Shmooz at Agenda! Friday July 26, 2013

 

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B$Z: Billabong Refinancing and Dakine Sale Completion

 

EVENT: OIWC Retro No-Host Happy Hour - 20 years later

 

B$Z: Freewaters Unveils Sandal Collection Celebrating 50th Anniversary of The Endless Summer

 

EMP: Ibex Taps Outdoor Industry Veteran Ted Manning as CEO

 

GEAR: Darn Tough Vermont Launches Two New Categories To Its Colorful Lifestyle Collection

 

SUPPORT: Airhead Parts Hwy 1 Treffen Vintage VW Cruise & Car Show To Benefit Surfrider Foundation

 

X Games: Top Action Sports Athletes Invited to Compete at X Games Los Angeles 2013

 

B$Z: Volcom Releases Its Annual Brandifesto Video

 

EVENT: Hurley Presents: The Hurley Printing Press

 

B$Z: Surf Europe Celebrates Its 100th Issue

 

GEAR: Discover and Share Your Best Outdoor Experiences with the Free Yonder iPhone App

 

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B$Z: Extreme Athletics to Partner with Vans for the US Open of Surfing

 

GEAR: Zoot Sports Keeps Muscles Warm When Temperatures Cool Down

 

CYCLE: Endurance Cyclist Jay Petervary to Ride Race Across Oregon Unsupported

 

B$Z: Shaun Tomson Releases "The Code", a New Book Inspired by Students

 

EVENT: The Boardroom at Surf Expo: Shapers Chosen for Chunk of Foam Challenge

 

B$Z: Billabong Secures Refinancing to Altamont, Appoints New CEO

 

 

Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

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

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.

Momentum Media PR works within the outdoor, snowsports, travel, fitness and active lifestyle, industries, primarily with premium performance brands and is looking to bring on a Senior Public Relations Account Executive to be responsible for supporting both the President and the Momentum team on key accounts and in daily operations. This position to be based in Boulder, Colo.

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.

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.

If you enjoy working (hard) in a spectacular environment...if you demand the most from yourself, your life, and your job...then you're invited to apply for the Sales Manager position at Mountain High's Marketing Department in Wrightwood, Calif.!

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

Easton-Bell is looking for a Retail Activation Manager to act as a Brand and Channel Champion, liaising between Marketing, Sales, Creative Services and our Channel partners to ensure smooth transfer of brand and product knowledge. This position to be based in Scotts Valley, Calif. (Santa Cruz Area).

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

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.

Margaritaville Apparel Group is in search of a well-rounded, energetic, motivated Production Coordinator for a lifestyle apparel company, located in downtown Los Angeles, Calif.

Junk Food Clothing burst onto the scene in 1998 as the original vintage t-shirt company, creating and forever changing the premium t-shirt market and is now looking for an experienced Customer Service Representative for its office in Culver City, Calif.

Junk Food is also 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.

Baker Boys Distribution is a fun, fast-paced and growing company with ample opportunities and is looking for a Marketing Coordinator to work in the company's North Hollywood, Calif. office to assist and implement a variety of marketing initiatives.

GreenWater Holdings is in need of a Financial Controller to oversee the day-to-day financial activities and ensures the company's finance function is organized, efficient and produces accurate financial and management accounts. This job will report to the CFO and Managing Partner 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!
Denim Developer
Women's Graphic Artist

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

5.11 Tactical has an exciting and growing opportunity for a Designer for Special Make Up's (SMU) at its Development Center in Irvine, Calif., who will be responsible for embellishing 5.11 in-line products and designing SMU's according to each customer's requirements.

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

July 22, 2013

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.

Descente North America, a leading high-end ski apparel brand, is in search of a highly motivated and creative individual with exceptional talent to work as a Senior Outerwear Apparel Designer. This position to be based in Layton, Utah (Salt Lake City Area).

Eddie Bauer, located in Bellevue, Wash., is looking for an experienced Associate Global Sourcing Manager.

Mountain Hardwear is a leader in innovative, premium outdoor apparel, equipment and accessories and is in need of a Designer for the Sportswear category to join the team in Richmond, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).

Looking for a fast-paced, creative environment? Want to work with people who love what they do and aren't afraid to think outside of the box? Are you ready to make your mark on the industry working for a world-renowned action sports company? Then this Data Entry Clerk position at Dye Precision, Inc. in San Diego, Calif. might be the job for you!

ONE-Distribution/KR3W and Supra Footwear is a leading skate-inspired apparel and footwear manufacturer located in Fountain Valley, Calif. and has an immediate need for an experienced International Credit Manager.

Fox Head, in Irvine, Calif., is ready to add a new member to its team in the position of Product Developer - Knits and Sweaters.

5.11 Tactical, the tactical gear industry leader, is experiencing tremendous growth and expansion which has created an exciting and growing opportunity for an Apparel Textiles/Fabric Coordinator at it the company's new Development Center in Irvine, Calif.

July 19, 2013

A confidential Industry Power-House located in the Denver, Colorado area is looking for a Patternmaker/Fit Specialist to take 2D design illustration and creates a garment pattern that combines the original design intent with construction, fit standards and function requirements.

DaKine recently moved into its brand new headquarters building in Hood River, Ore. and is now looking to expand its staff with the addition of a new Customer Service Representative.

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.

The mission at Brooks Sports, Inc. is to inspire everyone to run and be active and with that spirit in mind, Brooks is looking for a Senior Footwear Developer to join the team in Seattle, Wash.

Easton-Bell Sports is on the lookout for a Project Coordinator for the Creative Services department to ensure the efficient completion of all Art department projects within the established schedules and time lines. This position to be based in Scotts Valley, Calif. (Santa Cruz Area).

Deckers, located in Santa Barbara, Calif., is looking for a Product Line Manager to handle its TEVA line. Inspired and qualified people will love this opportunity.

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.

Rip Curl is searching for a Men's Sportswear/Accessory Designer to join its creative crew in Costa Mesa, 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.

Flagship works with best-in-class brands to create and execute successful sales and marketing strategies and is in need of an In-House Brand Manager to work on a well known lifestyle and fashion brand. This position to be based in Los Angeles, Calif.

Roxy is currently looking for a Sr. Designer to join its Design team in Huntington Beach, Calif. and focus on specifically woven designer tops, dresses, woven bottoms and skirts.

Element is currently seeking a Customer Service Sales Support to join the team at headquarters in Irvine, Calif.

L*Space Swimwear, an established fast growing premium swimwear manufacturer based in Irvine, Calif., is seeking a detail oriented Production Coordinator to be a part of the production department.

Datscat Sales Agency, representing swimwear, sandal, and fashion brands, is looking for a full time Sub Rep to expand business in Southern California. This position to be based in Irvine, 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.

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.

July 18, 2013

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

Momentum Media PR works within the outdoor, snowsports, travel, fitness and active lifestyle, industries, primarily with premium performance brands and is looking to bring on a Senior Public Relations Account Executive to be responsible for supporting both the President and the Momentum team on key accounts and in daily operations. This position to be based in Boulder, Colo.

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.

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 Merchandiser to be responsible for the product strategy and merchandising of the Men's and Women's Western apparel lines.

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

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.

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.

Agenda is the nation's leading action sports, lifestyle and streetwear trade show and is on the lookout for a Senior Graphic Designer who will be responsible for developing and designing marketing materials for the Agenda Trade Show to join the team in Los Angeles, Calif.

Nike has an amazing position available for a Community Specialist in Los Angeles, Calif. to focus on creating product and brand demand
to support the Nike LA social ecosystem.

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.

Alpinestars is looking for a Shooter/ Editor to focus primarily on content related to the company's various motorsports and action sports lines to add to its in-house production team in Torrance, Calif.

Ovation Medical in Agoura Hills, Calif. is in search of a highly creative Product Development Engineer . Here is your chance to join a motivated team looking to create world-class cutting edge medical products and touch people lives in positive manner.

Makita USA is seeking a Creative Services Coordinator to fill a key role in the Creative Department within the Marketing Team at the company's Corporate Office in La Mirada, Calif.

Vans needs a Financial Analyst to provide support and analysis to the North America DTC Finance Team based in Cypress, Calif.

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

Tilly's in is need of an experienced E-Commerce Photographer to join the team in Irvine, Calif.

Boot Barn, located in Irvine, Calif., is looking for a Product Developer to focus on Men's Wear. Prior experience designing / developing Men's Wear is required for this role.

Boot Barn, in Irvine, Calif., is also seeking an experienced Associate Buyer to focus on the Work Wear Boots category.

July 17, 2013

Shinola is looking for an experienced Sales Manager to be based anywhere in the US! This is a national search, and the company welcomes applicants from all States!!

Icebreaker is looking for an experienced Retail Store Manager for its TouchLab store in New York City, NY to mentor and lead the retail sales team to create a truly unique, world-class Icebreaker customer experience and make 'every touch count'.

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.

SmartWool is also 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 the Denver, Colo. Metro Area.

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

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

Vision Street Wear is recognized as one of the original and most authentic street wear brands and is looking for an experienced Marketing Manager to join the team in Englewood, Colo.

Salomon is looking for a Part-time Retail Sales Associate. This Seasonal/Temporary position reports to the City Creek Retail Store Manager in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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 with that spirit in mind, Brooks is looking for a Key Account Retail Marketing Manager to join the team in Seattle, Wash.

Eddie Bauer, located in Bellevue, Wash. is looking for an Associate Designer - Women's Denim to design and develop seasonal product concepts for Women's Denim and Separates based on thorough trend and competitive research and overall creative direction, with direction from Designer.

Deckers Outdoor Corp. builds niche products into global lifestyle brands and currently has "2" OPEN positions based in Goleta, Calif. (Santa Barbara Area).
Interactive Designer - Contract
Senior Designer - Teva Women's Footwear

Keeper Sports Products, LLC is a Sporting Goods manufacturer and wholesaler of recreational outdoor products consisting of Paddle Boards, Surf, Camp, Pool and Winter Sports and has an immediate opening for an experienced, enthusiastic, career minded, and self motivated Accountant/Book Keeper. This position to be based in Oceanside, Calif.

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

Alpinestars is looking for a new addition to its Media Services team - someone who embodies a perfect meld of analytic/organizational skills and creativity to fill the role of Event Coordination and Retail Communications. This person's focus will be on event coordination and retail marketing and will be based in Torrance, Calif.

A Confidential Company in Santa Monica, Calif. is in need of a PR and Media Coordinator to be responsible for facilitating communication between in-house messages and outside media.

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.

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 "3" NEW positions based in Huntington Beach, Calif.
Quiksilver Manager - Global Indirect Procurement
Director of Project Management

Finance Analyst - PMO

Roxy is growing and is looking to add to its creative team in Huntington Beach, Calif. Check out these "2" NEW design positions!
Roxy Apparel Graphic Designer
Roxy Apparel Textile Designer

Tilly's, located in Irvine, Calif. continues to grow in opening new stores throughout the country, and within its corporate Buying department. The company is looking for an Administrative Assistant - Buying Department.

Fox Head, in Irvine, Calif., continues to grow its team! They have "3" NEW design positions for you today. Check 'em out!
Girls Apparel Designer
Juniors Accessories Designer
Technical Designer

 

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