Industry News 9/3/2013

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Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

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G-Form, a world leader in next generation reactive protective gear for athletes, is looking for a Sales Manager with excellent personal skills and preferably actual experience or knowledge as a BMX or MTB athlete. This position to be based in Providence, Rhode Island.

Vail Resorts in Moran, Wyoming is in need of a HR Director to be responsible for effectively planning, developing, and implementing a fully integrated human resources strategy for the Grand Teton Lodge Company and Flagg Ranch Company.

Fjallraven is looking for a Store Manager for its new retail location opening in Boulder, Colo.

Continuous is expanding its store distribution and is looking for Inside Sales Representatives to join its sales team and push our men's and women's line. This position to be based in Los Angeles, Calif.

Specialty Sports Venture in Tahoe, Calif. is in need of qualified Ski Rental Coordinators for 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.

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

Absolute Board Co., manufacturer and distributor of Penny Skateboards, Z-Flex Skateboards, Seven Skates, and Uppercut Deluxe is looking for a Key Accounts Manager to join its team in Oceanside, Calif.

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

Boot Barn, located in Irvine, Calif., is seeking a Media Buyer to be responsible for planning and buying traditional media which include, but are not limited to radio, print, outdoor and TV.

Boot Barn, in Irvine, Calif., is also looking for a Merchandise Planner. The Planner implements strategies that meet and exceed sales, gross margin, GMROI and inventory goals for assigned business categories in a manner that appeal to consumers.

August 30, 2013

The North Face Canada is looking for a Key Account Sales Rep to support the Forzani account. This position to be based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

BMX PLUS! Magazine, a West Coast action sports publisher, is in need of a Part-Time National Advertising Sales Representative. This is a Virtual/Remote Position, candidates can be based anywhere.

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.

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

KLIM is in need of a Production Manager to be involved with the planning, coordination, evaluation, and control of the manufacturing processes. This position to be based in Rigby, Idaho.

Proof Eyewear is looking for an experienced Marketing Manager that can be an asset to build business through expanding the company's reach and exposure. This position to be based in Boise, Idaho.

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

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.

Specialized has an amazing opportunity for a passionate road bike evangelist who is eager to represent the brand to serve as Product Marketing for the Road category. This position to be based in Morgan Hill, Calif. (San Francisco Area).

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.

Reef, based in Carlsbad, Calif., is on the hunt to fill "2" OPEN positions, check 'em out!
Apparel Product Developer
Multimedia Manager

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

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

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.

Obey Clothing, located in Irvine, Calif. is looking for an E-Commerce Customer Service Representative to join the team!

5.11 Tactical, the tactical gear industry leader, is experiencing tremendous growth and expansion which has created an exciting and growing opportunity for a temporary Product Developer to assist in the development and commercialization of apparel at the company's Development Center in Irvine, Calif.

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

Roxy is growing and is looking to add to its creative team in Huntington Beach, Calif. Check out these "4" NEW design positions!
Apparel Graphic Designer
Apparel Textile Designer
Senior Apparel Designer
Assistant Accessory Designer

In related news, Quiksilver is on the hunt for a Director of Footwear Costing to provide direction for Quiksilver, Roxy and DC Footwear. This position to be based in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Olukai builds premium products for the ocean lifestyle and is seeking an experienced Senior Footwear Designer to join the team in Irvine, 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.

A growing Sportswear Manufacturing Company in San Diego, Calif. is searching for a qualified Product Developer & Technical Designer to join its team.

A Global Entertainment Related Company with a culture of hard work and lots of fun is in need of a Sales and Marketing Coordinator to be responsible for coordinating the administrative activities of the Sales, Marketing and Web department as well as providing customer service to existing, new and potential customers. This position to be based in San Diego, 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.

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 seeking a Managing Art Director for the Photo Department.

Ariat International, a leading manufacturer of innovative performance equestrian footwear, apparel, and belts, is looking to add a couple of peeps to their team in Union City, CA (San Francisco Bay Area):
Apparel Trim Developer
Online Account Representative - Sales/eCommerce

Sun Diego Boardshops, a local surf and skate retailer, is looking for Assistant Manager / Key Holder candidates for these four San Diego, Calif. area stores: Belmont, Carlsbad, UTC, Fashion Valley.

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.

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 Santa Monica, 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 Retail Sales Associate.

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

August 29, 2013

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

Sole Technology is looking for a temp-to-hire Company Store Manager to provide exceptional service to customers (employees and family, friends and team riders) and build relationships with them as a salesperson. This position to be based in Lake Forest, Calif.

Active is one of the most respected retail organizations in Southern California and the best in the action sports industry and is currently looking for a Graphic Designer to be a part of the Art Department in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Vans, the leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market, is swinging their doors wide open for a Processing Supervisor to join the crew at its distribution center in Santa Fe Springs, Calif.!

Pacific Sunwear, rooted in California teen culture and now with over 800 stores in 50 states is swinging their doors wide open for an experienced Manager for Merchandise & Store Planning to join the team in Anaheim, Calif.

Split, the young men's Action Sports Apparel Company, is actively seeking a highly self-motivated, organized, and proactive individual for an In-House Sales Representative position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

Fox Head, in Irvine, Calif., continues to grow its team! They have "2" NEW design positions for you today. Check 'em out!
Girl's Apparel Designer - Wovens
Junior's Accessories Designer

Fox Head, Inc. is also looking for a Retail Assistant Store Manager to join the crew in Camarillo, 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.

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.

Icebreaker is one of the most innovative and dynamic names in the global apparel industry and has a premium TouchLab store opening in Chicago, Ill. in October and is searching for an experienced Assistant Store Manager to support the Store Manager.

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

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 an experienced Footwear Developer to join the team in Seattle, Wash.

AOV Inc., a screen printing, embroidery and promotional products company in Boulder, Colo., seeks a highly motivated, friendly Sales Person with sales and customer service experience to join its team.

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

Looking to work in a fast paced, creative environment? Are you ready to make your mark on the industry working for a world-renowned company? Then look no further! Dye Precision, Inc., the paintball industry leader, has "2" OPEN positions based in San Diego, Calif. Check 'em out!
Senior Interactive/Web Designer
Web Developer/IT Support Tech

Ariat International, based in Union City, Calif., is seeking a Footwear Developer.

August 28, 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.

Pearl Izumi, in Louisville, Colo., is in search of an Apparel Development Director.

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

Tilly's is also on a mission for a District Manager for the Utah territory. This position to be based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Zumiez is looking for a Production Planner to help with its private label lines doing costing, production tracking, shipping logistics and managing time and action calendars. This position to be based in Lynwood, Wash.

K2 Sports, located in Seattle, Wash., is on the hunt for a Graphic Designer to work directly with the Senior Graphic Design Lead and Global Marketing Manager to communicate the overall brand look and feel for K2 Skis in product design and global marketing collateral.

Backcountry.com has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Buyer in the Men's Action Sports department. This position to be based in Park City, Utah.

Deckers Outdoor Corp., in Goleta, Calif., is seeking a Creative Marketing Project Manager for its Teva brand.

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 in San Clemente, Calif. is 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.

Ever Pretty Garment Inc. is in need of a Marketing/Digital Sales Coordinator to be an essential part of our company's continued growth. This position to be based in Tustin, Calif.

The Cornerstone Display Group is a leading designer and manufacturer of POP displays, store fixtures, retail environments, signage and POS materials based in Southern California and is currently seeking an Account Executive with sales and/or marketing background in the retail environment that would primarily focus on the Action Sports Industry.

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

The Coleman Company Inc. strives to create innovative, consumer-focused products that deliver outstanding value resulting in superior financial results and wants you to join the team as Director of Global Product Line Management for Soft Lines. This position, based in Golden, Colo., will be responsible for the directing the activities that ensure the effective management of the assigned product line portfolio to achieve profit targets.

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!

Troy Lee Designs, a leader in motorsports enthusiast products based in Corona, Calif., has an opening for an experienced Technical Apparel / Motocross Gear Designer of technical products and apparel.

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.

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

August 27, 2013

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 - Catalog
Director of Photography
Product Line Merchandiser - Outlet's Outerwear

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.

DaKine is in need of a full-time, in-house Product Line Manager for Technical Backpacks, Bags and Luggage. This position to be based in Hood River, Ore.

Network A, a digital media property focused on action sports and the related culture, is seeking a Marketing Manager to join its expanding team in New York, NY.

TYR Sport, Inc. is in need of a Hardgoods Project Manager to work as the key liaison between Merchandising, Design, Development, Production, Marketing and Sales. This position to be based in Farmingdale, NY.

A new Skate Lifestyle Company is looking for the right person to join the team in New York, NY or Southern California as a Graphic Designer and define an artistic/graphic vision for the brand.

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 an In-House Sales Representative position in Torrance, Calif.

TaylorMade Golf Brands is in need of a Footwear Developer to manage the footwear product development process in Carlsbad, Calif.

SPY is seeking a highly motivated, Social Media Coordinator. This position reports to the Marketing Manager and is based at its Carlsbad, Calif. headquarters.

SPY is also seeking a highly motivated, West Coast Marketing Ambassador. This position reports to the Senior Marketing Manager and is based at its Carlsbad, Calif. headquarters.

Volcom is looking for a Developer Assistant for the Denim category to join the team in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Sole Technology offers a rad (yes, "rad") balance of challenging career opportunities and a friendly, laid-back environment and wants you to join the team in Lake Forest, Calif. as Copy Writer/Social Media Marketing Specialist.

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 a Pattern Maker/Technical Designer to be responsible for executing the technical design process from development to final fit.

Tremendous growth and expansion at 5.11 Tactical has created an exciting and growing opportunity for a Technical Designer who will be responsible for managing their product category by establishing and maintaining consistent fit standards, manufacturing methods, grading & pattern blocks within each product line and between multiple factories. This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

The La Jolla Group is a worldwide leader in the action sports apparel business segment with a fast paced, high energy environment that is continually on the move and currently has "2" OPEN positions available for you today in Irvine, Calif., check 'em out!
Receptionist
Director of Credit and Collection

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

INTERNSHIP:
5.11 Tactical
is offering the opportunity for students or entry-level apparel designers and developers to participate in Internships, or part time opportunities to gain knowledge and experience in the Design and Development of 5.11 apparel and gear. This position to be based at the company's new Development Center in Irvine, 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

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.

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.

 

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