Industry News 9/24/2013

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Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

GEAR: ThirtyTwo Degrees of etnies Signature Collection Drops for Winter

 

B$Z: SmartWool Declares October National Sock Month

 

EVENT: The Boardroom Celebrates Surfboards On Both Coasts

 

SUPPORT: Icebreaker Executive Shears Locks for Children's Cancer Association

 

SUPPORT: Darn Tough Vermont Donates Socks To Those Affected By The Flooding In Colorado

 

EMP: Zoot Sports Continues Upward Growth With Two Key Hires To Leadership Team

 

SUPPORT: Noll Surfboards Live Auction Raises $4,600 for Stokes Me

 

NEWS: NICA Adds High School Mountain Bike Race League in Georgia

 

Start Your Snowboard Season Now at the 10th Annual HDHR Event at Bear Mountain

 

B$Z: Surfing for Life Foundation Joins Central Coast Surfers To Stamp-Out Cancer

 

WEB: Snowboard Manufactured at the Bottom of the Ocean

 

B$Z: SIMA Image Awards Entries Now Open

 

B$Z: Billabong Choose Refinancing Partners, Names Fiske CEO

 

SURF: ASP International Announces Women's WCT Event at Trestles for 2014

 

WEB: RAMP Sports Launches New Website for '13-'14 Season

 

B$Z: Action Sports Hall of Fame Announces First Class of Inductees

 

 

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The Movember Foundation currently operates the Movember campaign in twenty-one countries, including Australia, the US, UK, South Africa, Ireland, and Canada and is in need of a Canadian Men's Health Program Manager to be based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Race Face Performance Products in Burnaby, BC, Canada (Vancouver Area) is a well established global brand and manufacturer of leading-edge performance cycling components, clothing, and protection. This Canadian company is seeking a highly detailed Marketing Manager with a reputation for successfully concepting and launching multi tiered campaigns for multiple product lines while enhancing the overall perception of a global brand.

Glamour Kills Clothing is looking for an experienced Junior's Technical Designer to join its team in New York, NY.

Under Armour is on the hunt for a Product Line Manager for Outdoor Graphics to serve as the CEO of the category. This position to be based in Baltimore, Maryland.

Trigger Point Performance, based in Austin, Tex., is seeking a Senior Sales Manager of Specialty Retail - Swim, Bike, Run, and Outdoor.

SmartWool is on the lookout for a Sales Director to lead the overall domestic sales planning and execution of the SmartWool (SW) brand. This position to be based in Steamboat Springs, Colo.

SmartWool is also on the hunt for a Product Line Manager to build a product line that is focused on meeting and exceeding the needs of the consumer and creating commercially compelling lines in our targeted retail channels that represents the SmartWool brand. This position to be based in Boulder, Colo.

Summit Sports is an outdoor action sporting goods retailer in need of a Retail Store General Manager to join the team in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Note about this job: Skiers and snowboarders receive 1,840,331 bonus points when applying right off the bat.

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
Product Developer - Apparel

Gregory Mountain Products, located in Salt Lake City, Utah is looking for an experienced Product Designer to join the company.

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.

DaKine is also 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, in Bellevue, Wash. (Seattle Area), is seeking a Merchandiser - Outerwear (Buyer).

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.

The Movember Foundation is currently recruiting for an ASAP Project Manager responsible for implementing and successfully executing the solutions funded as part of Movember and LIVESTRONG's involvement in ASAP - A Survivorship Action Partnership. This position to be based in Culver City, Calif.

Travis Mathew is a progressive golf apparel brand providing an exclusive line of lifestyle wear and accessories. Due to the company's tremendous growth, they are currently seeking a talented and motivated individual for the position of Awesome Tour Coordinator. This position to be based in Huntington Beach, Calif. but requires significant time on the road.

Rogue SUP is a San Clemente, Calif. based company focused on the design, development and production of the highest quality Stand Up Paddleboard products in the world and is in need of a Director of Sales to be responsible for developing and overseeing the sales department, creating and implementing long term sales strategies and identifying account opportunities for ROGUE SUP.

Icebreaker, one of the most innovative and dynamic names in the apparel industry, is looking for an experienced Part-Time/Full-Time Sales Associate to join its team in Union Square, San Francisco, Calif.

A Competitive Sportswear Manufacturing Company in San Diego, Calif. is searching for a qualified Product Development Manager who can lead the department and push it to its full potential.

Mesa Rim Climbing Center, in San Diego, Calif., is looking for an Accounting Manager.

Amazing Grass is a fast paced and growing quickly company based in Newport Beach, Calif. that is in need of an Assistant Brand Manager to be accountable for seamless execution of marketing plans and activities, supporting brand strategies and being the internal expert on brand performance in the marketplace.

One Punch Distribution is expanding and is looking for experienced, aggressive and talented Inside Sales Representatives to be based in San Clemente, Calif.

One Punch Distribution is also looking for a Web Marketing Coordinator to be based in San Clemente, Calif. One Punch is looking to hire a responsible go getter that can join its Web team and maximize our online marketing.

Flow Sports Inc. is an innovative branding and global distribution company specializing in action sports equipment and consumer goods and is currently searching for a talented and driven Sr. Graphic Designer to join its creative team in San Clemente, Calif.

Seafolly epitomizes Australian beach lifestyle and is looking for a motivated a Casual Retail Assistant to become part of its team in Newport Beach, Calif.!

Dragon, located in Carlsbad, Calif. is looking for a Lead Shipping Clerk / Processor to join the team.

Corona Sports Group, comprised of the Answer Racing, MSR MX and ProTaper motocross and offroad motorcycle accessory brands, is on the hunt for a Product Development Manager to serve as the Marketing Department's go-to resource. This position to be based in Corona, Calif.

DAKINE is looking for an Outerwear Technical Designer to concentrate on product fit and construction through specifications, product analysis and communication with vendor/factory. This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

Alstyle Apparel is one of the largest manufacturers of active wear apparel in the industry and is in need of a Customer Service Representative to join the team in Anaheim, Calif.

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

Boot Barn, located in Irvine, Calif., is looking for a Product Developer to be responsible for merchandising or designing, and developing product while directing the building and testing of prototypes through production.

Boot Barn, located in Irvine, Calif., is seeking an E-Commerce Content Assistant. This is an entry level position that would be ideal for a recent college graduate looking for a career in ecommerce and copywriting.

Sun Apparel is a dynamic apparel company designed for success that is on the hunt for a Purchasing Assistant to join the team in Fullerton, Calif. 

Sun Apparel is also looking for a Customer Service Rep to join the team in Hayward, Calif.

EVS/LIFT a leading sports and industrial protective gear company based in Rancho Dominguez, Calif. seeks a Design / Development Director to take product lines to the next level.

Ocean Current has an immediate opening for an Apparel Product Developer. This position will focus on the commercialization of product for our Men's, Boy's and Kid's apparel lines. This position to be based in Vernon, Calif.

One of the fastest growing e-commerce companies in the United States, LeftLane Sports, is expanding the team at its San Luis Obispo, Calif. headquarters and currently has "3" NEW positions for you today, check 'em out!
Director of Marketing and Brand Development
Director of Technology
Action Sports Buyer

The Outdoor Recreation Group is seeking a Senior Backpack & Accessory Designer to be responsible for applying your strong design skills, innovative thinking and technical experience in accessory design & development toward creating new product collections. This position to be based in Los Angeles, Calif.

September 23, 2013

Vans is in need of a Forecast and Planning Analyst to execute production based on forecasts and inventory plans and ensure coordinated logic, format and methodology in Canadian purchasing. This position to be based in Saint Laurent, Quebec, Canada.

Eddie Bauer, based in Bellevue, Wash. (Seattle Area) is looking to bring on "3" NEW team members, check out these dream jobs!
Senior Product Developer - Outerwear
Manager of Production Planning
Product Line Merchandise Manager

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.

One Source Apparel is in need of a Technical Apparel Designer who is expected to work with a cross-functional sourcing/development/customer service team to develop each style from customer handoff to bulk production. This position to be based in Portsmouth, NH.

SmartWool, in Steamboat Springs, Colo., wants you to join its team as a Planner/Buyer to purchase, manage and plan supply and demand of assigned product lines.

Kai USA Ltd., a fantastic hunting and fishing knife manufacturer in Tualatin, Ore. (Portland Area), is in need of a National Account Sales Specialist who will oversee all aspects of the assigned accounts including dedicated Manufacturers' Reps, distributors, dealers and end users.

Royal Robbins is on the hunt for a Marketing Manager to direct the marketing team and drive business through the website. This position to be based in San Francisco, Calif.

Reef is in need of a Multimedia Manager to join the team in Carlsbad, Calif.

Alp-n-Rock LLC in Carlsbad, Calif. is on the hunt for a Copywriter/PR/Social Media Marketing Specialist to be responsible for writing creative copy across all consumer touch points, spearheading public relations initiatives, maintaining social media networks and organizing tradeshows.

Shimano has an open OEM Sales position available for the Bike division based in Irvine, Calif.

O'Neill is looking for a creative Apparel Designer, who will design the Junior's sportswear line. 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 is currently in need of a Director of Credit and Collection  to join the team in Irvine, Calif.

The La Jolla Group is also in need of an Assistant Store Manager for its retail location in San Ysidro, Calif. at Las Americas. In this role, you are expected to be responsible for assisting the Store Manager in preparation for potential promotion.

Man, you need VANS! And VANS needs you at headquarters in Cypress, Calif.! The company is absolutely stacking up holiday hopes and cheer with this bevy of outstanding career opportunities. Pick the ONE you are best qualified for and have at it:
Footwear Designer - Snow
Transportation and Logistics Director
Footwear Designer - Classics 
Apparel Sales Director (Nat'l & Key Accounts)
Planning Analyst
Apparel Developer
Footwear Design Engineer
Senior Planning Specialist
In-Store Visual Merchandiser
Ecom Graphic Designer

Vans is also looking to fill "4" OPEN positions at its distribution center in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., check 'em out!
Senior Operations Manager - Distribution
DC Inbound Supervisor
Processing Supervisor - 1st Shift
Processing Supervisor - 2nd Shift

INTERNSHIP:
Vans is looking for "2" NEW Interns to join the team in Cypress, Calif.
Public Relations Intern

Industrial Design Intern

The La Jolla Group is looking for "4" 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
Agency Marketing Intern
Merchandiser Intern - O'Neill

September 20, 2013

Bilt Designs Inc. is seeking an enthusiastic and talented person who values a work-life balance to join its team in the position of Customer Service Sales Coordinator. This position to be based in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Fox Head, Inc. is looking for a Retail Store Manager to join the crew in Las Vegas, Nev.

Eddie Bauer, in Bellevue, Wash., is seeking a Managing Art Director for the Photo Department.

Trek Bicycle Corporation is seeking an experienced Footwear Developer to help bring to market performance cycling shoes for Trek's Bontrager footwear business. This position to be based in Waterloo, Wisc. (Madison Area)

Ringers Gloves a world leader in hand safety is looking for an experienced Product Manager. If you are looking to get out of the grind of the west coast, come join Ringers in Houston, Tex. - no state income tax, low cost of quality living, very family oriented and incredible schools.

Ringers Gloves is also looking for a highly motivated, passionate, free spirited Product Developer/Designer with 3-5 years experience in gloves, soft goods and materials is a huge plus. If you are looking to get out of the grind of the west coast, come join Ringers in Houston, Tex. - no state income tax, low cost of quality living, very family oriented and incredible schools.

A Confidential Company in Boulder, Colo. is in need of a Customer Service Manager.

Cycling Sports Group (CSG) is in search of a highly motivated Inside Sales Representative to join its Bethel, Conn. office. CSG brands include Cannondale, GT, Mongoose, Schwinn and Charge.

Icebreaker is looking for an experienced Sales Associate to join its store team at Santana Row in San Jose, Calif.

Replay XD is a leader in the action camera industry and is currently looking for a Senior Graphic Designer to be a part of the Replay XD Art Department. This position to be based in Newbury Park, Calif.

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.

JL Design, Enterprises Inc. is looking for a full-time Production Art Designer to add to the art team based in Santa Ana, Calif.

Alp-n-Rock provides unique life-style fashion for those who seek high quality and have a passion for an active outdoor life and is in need of a Development & Production Assistant to join the team in Los Angeles, Calif.

5.11 Tactical has an exciting opportunity for an eCommerce Merchandising Coordinator at its Development Center in Irvine, 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.

September 19, 2013

TYR Sport, Inc. has an opportunity for a Midwest Sales Representative who must live in the territory defined; which includes the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Grand Trunk, formerly The Travel Hammock, was established in early 2002 after two adventurous entrepreneurs met while backpacking in Thailand and is need of an Administrative Associate to enthusiastically support customers and employees. This position to be based in Skokie, Ill.

Polartec is in search of a Marketing Coordinator to join its team in Lawrence, Mass.

KJUS USA is a premium ski and golf apparel company based in Boulder, Colo. and is seeking a Customer Service Representative.

KJUS USA in Boulder, Colo. is also in need of an Accountant.

Tilly's has an opening for a Business Systems Analyst to join the team in Irvine, Calif.

Billabong is currently searching for a talented and motivated Graphic Designer/Illustrator for Men's Ts & Apparel to join its men's M&D art department in Irvine, Calif.

RVCA is looking for an Accessories Product Developer to join the M&D team in Costa Mesa, Calif.

September 18, 2013

The North Face is in need of a Marketing Manager to act as the liaison between the Canadian and US Marketing teams and is responsible for driving marketing activities for the North Face brand in Canada by developing marketing strategies that align with those of the US, evaluating market conditions and making recommendations to encourage maximum sales activity. This position to be based in Montreal, QC, Canada.

Suzuki has openings for District Sales Managers in its Motorcycle Division for various locations, including Michigan, Wisconsin, Mississippi and more.

Eastern Mountain Sports is a true pioneer in the outdoor industry and is in need of a General Merchandise Manager to be the undisputed leader of an amazingly resilient and authentic outdoor retail brand. This position to be based in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

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.

TYR Sport, Inc. is a leading edge competitive swim, triathlon, diving and water polo performance apparel manufacturer based in Farmingdale, NY and is in need of a Hardgoods Product Coordinator who will work as the key liaison between Merchandising, Design, Development, Production, Marketing and Sales.

Ringers Gloves a world leader in hand safety is looking for an experienced Product Manager. If you are looking to get out of the grind of the west coast, come join Ringers in Houston, Tex. - no state income tax, low cost of quality living, very family oriented and incredible schools.

Teva is looking for a Retail Store Manager for its flagship store in Orlando, Fla.!

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

Eddie Bauer, in Bellevue, Wash., is seeking a Managing Art Director for its Catalog.

Newton Running is looking for a Regional Account Managerwho will knock down (boom!) ambitious sales goals in the Western territory, with a particular focus on developing the Pacific Northwest region of the territory. This position to be based in the Pacific Northwest (Seattle or Portland).

Chrome Industries in San Francisco, Calif. is in need of a Product Marketing Manager whose goal is to bring product stories to life through communications, photography, social media and events.

The Wheat Group, Inc. is seeking a Logistics Manager with minimum 2 years' experience. This position to be based in Rancho Bernardo, Calif. (San Diego Area).

Matrix Concepts is looking for motivated Domestic Inside Territory Sales Manager to manage a regional territory and grow a young motorsports dealer account base. This position to be based in Valencia, Calif.

Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, located near Truckee, Calif., is seeking an experienced Lift Mechanic Tech. This is a FT year-around position offering excellent benefits and competitive pay.

Sugar Bowl Resort is also looking for a full-time Lift Maintenance Foreman to join the team near Truckee, Calif. year-round.

Flow Sports Inc. is an innovative branding and global distribution company specializing in action-sports equipment and consumer goods and is in need of a Jr. Product Line Manager for Flow Bindings is responsible for the product planning and execution of designs throughout the product lifecycle. This position to be based in San Clemente, Calif.

The Wheat Group is a design and marketer of innovative accessory products and is looking for an experienced Senior Product Developer. This position to be based in San Diego, Calif.

It's no secret that Sole Technology is a leader in our industry. Which is why you should join the team in Lake Forest, Calif. as a Footwear Colorist for the etnies brand.

Head Start Caps designs and produces headwear (Caps, Beanies, Buckets) for hundreds of brands and is on the hunt for a Customer Care/Product Manager to join the team in Carson, Calif.

Dwindle Distribution, located in El Segundo Calif., is looking for motivated Inside Sales/Customer Service Representatives with action sports hardgoods & soft goods experience. This position is hourly, plus commission. Full-time, Monday thru Friday and some weekends.

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

A Confidential Company in Torrance, Calif. is on the hunt for an Operations Manager to contribute to the development and implementation of organizational strategies, policies and practices.

Lifestyle company BB Dakota, based in Costa Mesa, Calif., is looking for an Apparel Technical Designer.

CIVIL CLOTHING seeks a Technical Graphic Designer/Illustrator/Product Developer to work hand in hand with its head artist based in Torrance, Calif.

Bella is in need of an experienced Quality Control Manager to be based in Commerce, Calif.

Vance & Hines is in need of a Junior Website Developer who will update and manage the company's websites. Please note, this contract position is based in Santa Fe Springs, Calif.

 

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