Industry News 8/20/2013

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The Shmooz at Interbike! Friday September 20, 2013

 

EVENT: What To Expect At The Boardroom At Surf Expo, September 7-8, 2013

 

B$Z: Optic Nerve Signs Sponsorship Deal With NICA

 

B$Z: Authentic Brands Group, LLC Completes Purchase of Spyder Active Sports, Inc.

 

B$Z: Smith Optics Launches into the Bicycle Helmet Market

 

B$Z: Dragon Announces Official Eyewear Sponsorship of the 2013 Hurley Pro

 

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

 

WEB: Competitive Cyclist Unveils New Website

 

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B$Z: WPS Brings Kabuto Helmet Line to U.S. Market

 

EVENT: Tom Curren to perform at Hurricane Sandy Relief concert

 

B$Z: Boa Technology Named to Prestigious CircleUp25 List of Innovative Companies

 

EMP: Helly Hansen Hires Jenny Daudlin to Steer North America Sailing Division

 

EVENT: Vans and Leila Hurst invite you to Krochet Kids Fall '13 Launch Party, Thursday Aug. 15

 

EMP: Smith Optics Appoints New Endurance Promotions Manager

 

EMP: Apex Sports Group Grows Sales Force & Expands In-House Support

 

 

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Tilly's is on a mission for a Regional Loss Prevention Manager to be based in Orlando, Fla.

Do you want to be a part of the next chapter of Burton's Women's and Youth business? Then check out this exciting new role from Burton, based in Burlington, Vermont, which encapsulates both opportunities as Brand Manager.

Airblaster is in need of a National Key Account Ninja Suit Sales Representatives to service and foster key retail partnerships, and creating new relationships and business for the Airblaster Ninja Suit collection. This position to be based in Portland, Ore.

DaKine is in need of a full-time, in-house Product Developer for the glove division. This position to be based in Hood River, Ore.

Eddie Bauer, based in Bellevue, Wash. (Seattle Area) is looking to bring on "3" NEW team members, check out these dream jobs!
Managing Art Director - Photo
Director of Photography
Product Line Merchandiser - Outlet's Outerwear

Easton-Bell is looking for a Retail Activation Manager to play a key role in executing on key Specialty Channel Marketing Initiatives. This position to be based in Scotts Valley, Calif. (Santa Cruz Area).

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 Customer Service Representative. This position to be based in Layton, Utah (Salt Lake City Area).

Descente North America in Layton, Utah (Salt Lake City Area) is also 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).

Over the past decade, Under Armour has been growing exponentially and is looking to fill "2" NEW open positions at the company's headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland.
Innovation Industrial Designer
Innovation Apparel/Technical Designer

Seattle Bike Supply, owners of Redline, Torker and Pryme products and distributors of most major brands in the bicycle industry, is looking for a National Sales Manager to join its growing team in Kent, Wash.

K2 Sports continues to assert its position as a global leader across multiple categories of sporting goods and is in need of an Accounts Receivable Clerk to be based in Seattle, Wash.

Spy Optic, Inc. is on the hunt for an experienced Goggle Line Manager to be responsible for ensuring commercially relevant and uniquely SPY goggle products are introduced into the marketplace. This position to be based in Carlsbad, Calif.

Ambig, the young men's Action Sports Lifestyle Apparel Company is seeking an experienced, skilled, highly talented Apparel Designerto be based in Irvine, Calif.

Volcom is looking for a Store Manager to join the retail team at its 3rd Street Promenade location in Santa Monica, Calif.

Based in Carlsbad, Calif., Black Box Distribution is seeking a Production Coordinator to help with the day-to-day tasks related to production.

Headline Graphics in Encinitas, Calif. is looking for a Production Graphic Designer with a minimum of 3 years professional experience, to manage our design and printing process.

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.

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.

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 
Senior Buyer - Women's Ecommerce
Quality Field Inspector
Assistant Textile/Graphic Designer

Tilly's in Irvine, Calif. is growing its team! Check out these "4" OPEN positions available for you today!
eCommerce Photographer
Assistant Buyer - Girl's
Associate Buyer - Men's Tee's
Conveyor Technician

Aether Apparel is excited to announce a newly created role for a Patternmaker, to join the team in Los Angeles, Calif. on an in-house/freelance basis with the potential to turn into full-time.

Lodis Accessories, Inc., a branded and private label design house, manufacturer, importer, wholesaler and retailer of fashion accessories, is looking for a Tecnhnical Designer/Product Developer to join the design and development team in Marina del Rey, Calif.

A confidential Fun and Growing Company in the apparel/footwear industry is looking for talented, team spirited Production/Operations Managers to join the team in Los Angeles, Calif.

INTERNSHIP:
Bamboo Skateboards
in Oceanside, Calif. is seeking Marketing-focused Interns-in-training (non-paid) for both in-state and out-of-state to work directly with the Sales & Marketing Manager and remotely with the President.

August 19, 2013

PrimaLoft, Inc. is seeking an experienced Product Marketing Manager with experience defining, launching, and managing products, new product innovation, product messaging and market analysis. This position to be based in Albany, NY.

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

Stone Brewing Co. is looking for a Store Supervisor to work at the Stone Company Store at its Downtown San Diego, Calif. location!

MAMMOTH Mountain is growing again --- and now needs an experienced Revenue Manager! Based "on the mountain" in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., the Revenue Manager has the responsibility for maximizing overall resort revenue and gaining market share.

Specialty Sports Venture in Tahoe, Calif. is in need of qualified Ski Rental Coordinatorsfor the Northstar and Kirkwood Ski Resorts. Rental Coordinators are responsible for assisting Regional and/or Area Managers in maintaining established procedures and standards specific to rental operations.

Chrome Industries makes useful, durable products for people who ride, work and live in the city and is looking for an Operations Manager to join its crew in San Francisco, Calif.

TESH, LLC. is currently seeking a Vice President/Director of Sales. This role is responsible for developing and implementing sales strategy and initiating, while maintaining ongoing contact with existing and potential customers. This position to be based in Oakland, Calif.

Flexfit LLC, a leading headwear manufacturer with over 30 years history - is seeking a motivated and detail oriented Customer Care/Sales Specialist to join its team located in Fullerton, Calif.

RAJ Manufacturing is seeking an experienced and organized Shipping/Receiving/Warehouse Manager to be based in Tustin, Calif.

Vans, the leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market, is swinging their doors wide open for "3" NEW people to join its crew in Cypress, Calif.
Associate Technical Designer - Apparel
Technical Designer - Apparel
Technical Designer - Apparel

Rogue SUP is a "SUP ONLY" company, with a global presence and are growing at a rapid pace. If you're looking for a fun, fast-paced work environment in a rapidly growing industry- you've found it! The San Clemente, Calif. based company is seeking a full-time Senior Graphic Designer to lead its creative vision and assist its team with all aspects of branding, marketing and design.

ASICS America Corp. in Irvine, Calif. is on the lookout for a Retail Planner/Merchant to be responsible for Retail Planning, Buying and Allocating.

La Jolla Group, in Irvine, Calif., is looking for a Director of Credit and Collection with apparel industry experience. The selected candidate will lead the day-to-day execution of its credit and collection efforts globally.

Travis Mathew is a progressive lifestyle apparel company specializing in the golf market and is on the hunt for a full-time Social Media Contributor to join the team in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Alli Sports is a division of the NBC Sports Group that owns and partners with the top action and adventure sports properties in the world and is in need of a Digital Associate Producer to join the team in Encinitas, Calif.

Innovative Systems, LLC located in Laguna Hills, Calif. is a software developer for the apparel, footwear, and accessory industries and is currently seeking a System Implementation Specialist to add to the team.

Bellwether Cyclewear is in need of a Marketing Program Manager to join the team in Long Beach, Calif.

Pukka is a custom accessories designer/supplier serving the golf, team sporting goods/collegiate, and lifestyle markets and is seeking a multi-functional Product Line Manager with product development experience, product line management, and engineering knowledge. This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

August 16, 2013

Orvis is the longest-running mail order business in the United States, and with our flagship retail store located in the same Vermont village as the original store since 1856. The company is in need of Retail Fishing Managers for locations in Plano, TX, Charlotte, NC, Pasadena, CA, and Roseville, CA.

Reef is growing its M&D team with the addition of an Apparel Product Developer to be based at company headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif.!

Reef is also looking for a Multimedia Manager to join its team in Carlsbad, Calif.!

RVCA is looking for an Apparel Production Assistant to join the crew in Costa Mesa, Calif.

HBSuper by Hoodiebuddie creates the raddest hoodies in the world from its base in Van Nuys, Calif. and wants you to join the team as a Customer Service Representative where you will be expected to assist sales by working with retailers to manage and grow current and future business.

Lifestyle brand Civil is expanding its specialty store distribution and is looking for Inside Sales Representatives. Civil is looking to hire a responsible go getter that can join its sales team in Torrance, Calif.

Famous Stars and Straps is seeking a Product Developer to determine assortment, design, construction, and retail price points of our product line. This position to be based in Ontario, Calif.

Liquid Image Co. is seeking a high level experienced International Sales Manager with a desire to become a part of a dynamic, fast growing brand. This position to be based in Santa Rosa, Calif.

Point6, is a world leader in the creation of high performance sports socks crafted primarily with merino wool based in Steamboat Springs, Colo., and is in search of a National Sales Manager.

G.Loomis, Inc., based in Woodland Wash., manufactures world class, high performance fishing rods and is seeking a Product Development Manager to determine the concept, design, construction, and retail price points of the G.Loomis product line.

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 "2" OPEN positions for you today, check 'em out!
Quality Engineer - Softgoods
Materials Developer - Softgoods

Eddie Bauer is in need of an Art Director to lead the execution of catalog art direction and design to create brand inspired catalog pages that appeal to the Eddie Bauer customer. This position to be based in Bellevue, Wash.

Eddie Bauer in Bellevue, Wash. is also looking for a Channel Marketing Manager to contribute to the overall company performance by developing and managing innovative seasonal retail and direct channel marketing programs.

Specialized Bicycle Components, in Morgan Hill, Calif., is seeking an Environmental Design Manager.

Specialized Bicycle Components, in Morgan Hill, Calif., is also on the lookout for a Retail Display Designer & Product Manager.

TSURT is looking for an Inhouse Artist with experience in designing
men's and women's t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and other accessories. This position to be based in San Clemente, Calif.

Jack's Surfboards in Huntington Beach, Calif. is currently looking for a part time Assistant Designer/Production Artist to assist in designing advertisements for print, web and in store displays.

ROOK is looking for an in-house Production Artist with experience in designing men's and women's t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and other accessories. This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

INTERNSHIP:
Vans
, the leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market, has an amazing opportunity for a Vans Footwear Design Intern to join the team in Cypress, Calif.

August 15, 2013

Sugoi Performance Apparel is based in Burnaby, BC, Canada (Vancouver Area) and continues to grow. The company is looking to fill "3" OPEN positions, check 'em out!
Product Line Manager - Run
Product Line Manager - Bike
Divisional Merchandising Manager

Be part of a winning team that continuously strives to be the industry leader in innovation, and has been for over 100 years. Bemis Associates Inc. sales team is seeking an Inside Sales Support Specialist to join its team in Shirley, Mass. This individual must have prior sales support experience.

Cane Creek Cycling Components, based in Fletcher, North Carolina, is seeking a Director of Sales.

Lifted Research Group (LRG) is currently seeking two experienced Visual Merchandisers residing within the Dallas, Tex. area.

Icebreaker is looking for an experienced Assistant Store Manager for  its premium Icebreaker TouchLab store opening in Near North Side, Chicago, Illinois.

Fjallraven is looking for a Store Manager for its Boulder, Colo. location. Knowledge of and participation in the outdoor industry is required.

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

Arc'teryx is looking for Retail Associatesto join the team in Seattle, Wash.

Specialized has been innovating bottle design for decades and is looking for a Sales Service Representative for its custom waterbottles to work with the inside sales team in Morgan Hill, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).

prAna, committed to growing and resonating with like-minded people: climbers, surfers, athletes of all flavors, yogis, artists and free spirited folks around the world, is expanding! Check out these "4" OPEN positions at HQ in Carlsbad, Calif.
Sales/Key Account Coordinator
Senior Graphic Designer
Front End Web Developer
Key Accounts Manager

Volcom has an exciting full time position available for a creative Women's Graphic Artist to join its in-house art team in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Rook Clothing has an immediate opening for an Apparel Product Developer. The Irvine, Calif. based company is seeking a highly motivated and creative professional to manage all aspects of Apparel manufacturing from concept through Pre-Production.

Lifted Research Group (LRG) is seeking a full-time Customer Service Representative that will serve customers by providing product information; resolving product issues. This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

Alpinestars is currently seeking a Customer Service Representative to add to its men's clothing sales team in Torrance, Calif. The customer service representative will work directly with the men's sales department.

Alpinestars is in need of a Global Ecommerce Manager is responsible for analyzing, reviewing, recommending and implementing strategic and tactical changes to internet properties that drive business profitability. This position to be based in Torrance, Calif.

Lastly, Alpinestars is looking for a Video Shooter/ Editor to add to its in-house production team in Torrance, Calif. This person will be focused
primarily on content related to our various motorsports
and action sports lines, from production to post-
production processes.

August 14, 2013

Burton was the first snowboard company to make women's specific outerwear. As the Senior Graphic and Textile Designer for Women's Softgoods based in Burlington, Vermont you will be carrying that torch, by crafting best in class, look and feel for the women's technical outerwear line.

SCOTT-Sports is seeking a qualified individual for the full-time position of Customer/Dealer Service Representative. This position will be located in the company's new facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. Training will take place in Ogden, UT and/or Sun Valley, ID for the first 2-3 months.

Wolverine World Wide is looking to add some great new talent to its growing global marketing team and has a need for a Marketing Manager for Merrell. This position to be based in Rockford, Mich.

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

Eddie Bauer, in Bellevue, Wash., is also seeking a Marketing Traffic Manager.

Pearl Izumi, based in Louisville, Colo., is seeking a Materials Department Manager for Fabrics Research & Development.

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

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 for a Competition Events Manager to join the team!

TaylorMade Golf Brands is seeking a Freelance Designer for the Ashworth brand to join its team for a 3-6 month time frame and are open to remote work with the ability to attend a few initial meetings at our corporate office in Carlsbad, Calif. Please note: All applicants MUST please attach portfolio or some examples of work to be considered.

Electric is looking for is looking for a highly skilled, extremely organized mid to senior level Production Artist, reporting to the Studio Manager to join a growing in-house Creative Department team in San Clemente, Calif.

Independent Trading Company, providing embellished sweatshirts to action sports companies since 1997, is seeking an Accounting Manager for their San Clemente, Calif. office.

Independent Trading Company in San Clemente, Calif. is also seeking an Import Clerk to support the Import Manager in a high energy, fast paced and customer service oriented environment.

OTTO International, Inc. has been a leading manufacturer of quality headwear for over 50 years and is looking for an Outside Sales Manager who possesses strong capabilities in prospecting, marketing, forecasting, sales, and meeting and exceeding monthly sales goals. This position to be based in Ontario, Calif.

Flux Bindings, one of the best snowboard binding brands in the market established since 1992 is seeking a highly self-motivated, organized, and proactive individual for a In-House Sales Representative position in Torrance, Calif.

Fuse Interactive is looking for a full-time, talented Interactive Project Manager to be an integral member of its team in Laguna Beach, 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.

Tilly's in Irvine, Calif. is growing its team! Check out these "5" OPEN positions available for you today!
Regional Loss Prevention Manager
Ecommerce Photographer
Assistant Buyer
Conveyor Technician
Associate Buyer - Men's Tee's

Olukai builds premium products for the ocean lifestyle and has "3" OPEN positions available for you today at its Irvine, Calif. location, check 'em out!
[Trade] Marketing Manager
Director of International Business
I.T. Systems Specialist

L-R-G is a company designed to overthrow the masses and is on a mission for an EDI Specialist/Customer Service Representative to join the team in Irvine, Calif.

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

INTERNSHIP:
Quiksilver
is on the hunt for Product Merchandising and Development Interns to learn the process of merchandising step-by-step from initial sku plan and design to completion of samples of apparel and accessories. This un-paid, for college credit internship is based in Huntington Beach, Calif.

The La Jolla Group is looking for "2" Interns to join the team in Irvine, Calif. To be eligible for an internship you must currently be a student, and able to receive course credit. All La Jolla Group internships are unpaid and are for college credit only. Check 'em out!
Sales Support Intern
Production Intern

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

 

 

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