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GEAR: The etnies Scout's for Anyone, Anywhere

 

TEAM: Bakoda is Seeking Brand Ambassadors for Gear Testing, Swag Wearing and Powder Driven Travel

 

GEAR: Skullcandy x Harold Hunter Foundation Release Special Edition Aviators

 

TEAM: Mountain Dew Welcomes Sean Malto to its Professional Skate Team

 

B$Z: Yoga Trade Launches New Website For Global Yoga Community

 

URF: ISA Welcomes Belgium as Its 77th Member Nation

 

Malakye Picks: Overcoming Impact of Age on Job Search and Career

 

EMP: Smith Optics Adds Two New Faces to Marketing Department

 

B$Z: Shred // Slytech Sign Ryan Nyquist for Launch of New Bike Line

 

EVENT: American International Motorcycle Expo Opens with High-Energy Turning Point Kick Off

 

BIKE: Competitive Cyclist Gear Experts Reveal Top Picks from 2013 Interbike Show

 

MOTO: Perry King, Laurette Nicoll to emcee 2013 AMA Legends Weekend, presented by Husqvarna

 

SNOW: State of the Industry Video Breaks Down the 2012/13 Season

 

EMP: OSM Promotes from Within for FL, GA, SC Territory Manager

 

GEAR: Electric Launches Premium Watch Range

 

EMP: Billabong names Ed Leasure President of Americas

 

GEAR: Newton Running Celebrates GoPro IRONMAN World Championship with Limited-Edition Trainers

 

 

Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

Joe Franklin is the newest addition to the Royal Robbins team in San Francisco, CA. Joe has come on board as the company's new Marketing Manager – way to go, Joe! #MalakyeWorks

 

 
 
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We're hiring at Malakye.com! We are looking for an Account Manager to join our team in Manhattan Beach, Calif.

SCOTT Sports was established in 1958 and has grown into an international action-sport brand based in Fribourg, Switzerland. SCOTT Sports is seeking a qualified individual for the full-time position of Graphic Designer to be based at the company's North American headquarters located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Triple Eight Distribution is looking for an EDI / Customer Service Specialist to be responsible for various day-to-day operations of its New York, NY office. As a growing Action Sports company, there is excellent opportunity for career growth!

Are you Specialized? Do you know what great looks like? Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc. has a need to fill "2" OPEN positions at headquarters in Morgan Hill, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area). Check 'em out!
Recruiter
HR Business Partner

Westlife Distribution Inc., is the home of 686, Matix Clothing, and NB Numeric and is looking for a Graphic Designer who will work on Matix Clothing approximately 80% of the time and 686 20% of the time. This position to be based at the company's new headquarters in Los Angeles, Calif.

SUPERbrand Surfboards & Apparel is looking for a resourceful Graphic Designer with a self starter disposition, team player and collaborative attitude. This position to be based in Carlsbad, Calif.

Sun Diego Boardshops, a local surf and skate retailer is looking for Retail Assistant Manager / Key Holder candidates for its Carlsbad, Calif. store.

YEA.NICE began with 3 trucker hats and has evolved into a line of headwear, t-shirts, fleece, backpacks, belts, wallets, and socks while maintaining its focus of unique patterns, color pallets and strong branding. YEA.NICE is looking for a passionate In-House Sales Associate who loves the apparel industry to join the team in San Clemente, Calif.

Rip Curl, in Costa Mesa, Calif. is looking for a Senior Designer - Boardshorts to join its M&D team.

Beachworks is looking for Retail Managers to join its location in Mission Viejo, Calif. at Shops of Mission Viejo location.

Do you want to wake up and love what you do? Yes? Then it's time for you to become part of the Haro Bicycle legacy. Haro Bikes is in search of a highly motivated Inside Sales Representative to join the team in Vista, Calif.

3D Industries is looking for a bright and energetic QC/Production Assistant for the Outerwear, Sportswear, and Bag categories, living within 20 minutes commute of the Irvine Spectrum and with experience in quality control and general production functions. Come join the team in Irvine, Calif. and help take 3D Industries to the next level.

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.

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

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

Lambert is the leading Canadian distributor of world-class products for the bicycle and running industries and is in need of an experienced Credit Agent reporting to the credit manager in Burnaby, BC, Canada.

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.

Fjallraven is looking for a Store Manager for its Newbury Street location in Boston, Mass.

PrimaLoft, the research and development global leader in high-performance insulations and fabrics, used in well-known outdoor and fashion brands, home furnishings, work wear, hunting and military applications, is currently seeking an experienced Marketing Communications Associate. This position to be based in Latham, NY.

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.

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.

Pearl Izumi is looking for a Senior Developer for the Advanced/Custom categories to develop apparel for competition at the highest levels of pro cycling, triathlon and ultra trail running. This position to be based in Lousiville, Colo. (Boulder Area). Is this person you?

Canada Goose is in need of an In-House Mid-West Sales Representative to manage all aspects of selling Canada Goose products within the Mid-West retail channel along with managing the in store execution and product knowledge sessions of select National Retail Accounts. This position to be based in Denver, Colo.

Vans wants you to join the team as a District Manager for the Sac/Central Valley. This position to be based in Sacramento, Calif.

Asics is looking for a Product Line Manager/Merchandiser for the Onitsuka Tiger, Footwear & Apparel lines to join the team in Irvine, Calif.

Volcom has an immediate need for an Associate Revenue Planner to be based in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Volcom also has an immediate need for a Director of Buying & Merchandising-Ecommerce to be based in Irvine, Calif.

Billabong is currently searching for a talented and motivated Graphic Designer/Illustrator for its Women's M&D art department in Irvine, Calif.

Alpinestars is looking for an Event Coordination and Retail Communications to add to its Media Services team in Irvine, Calif. This person's focus will be on event coordination and retail marketing.

Carve Designs is a beach lifestyle apparel brand based in Mill Valley, Calif. that designs and sells surf, swim, balance, and lifestyle apparel and is looking for a smart & motivated Dealer Services Rep who is interested in working for a growing company.

Manduka is in need of a Production Manager for its line of yoga mats, towels, bags, and accessories. This position to be based in El Segundo, Calif.

KOR Water, a consumer "life brand" focused on water, is hiring an Inside Sales Rep to drive sales, deliver exceptional customer service and streamline sales operations. This position to be based in Aliso Viejo, Calif.

5.11 Tactical is experiencing tremendous growth and has an exciting opportunity for a Product Line Manager for apparel. This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

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:
Planning Analyst
Footwear Designer - Classics
Transportation and Logistics Director
Environmental/Visual Merchandising Designer
Footwear Design Engineer
Apparel Sales Director (Nat'l & Key Accounts)
Footwear Designer - Snow
Category Accessories Manager
In-Store Visual Merchandiser (East Coast)
Ecom Graphic Designer
Senior Planning Specialist

Vans is also looking to fill "2" OPEN positions at its distribution center in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., check 'em out!
DC Human Resources Specialist
Senior Operations Manager - Distribution Center

INTERNSHIP:
Vans is on the lookout for a Visual Merchandising Intern to assist with specific projects within the functional area such as, research, compiling data, collection, evaluation and distribution of data/information, calendar alerts, presentation preparation, etc. This position to be based in Cypress, Calif.

October 14, 2013

Zappos Merchandising, Inc. in Las Vegas, Nev. is looking for an Assistant Buyer for the Men's Sportswear category!

Lakeshore Learning Materials is one of the country's premier manufacturers of educational materials for elementary programs and is currently searching for an experienced Digital Art Manager to help spearhead the company's creative marketing efforts and provide guidance and leadership to its creative team. This position to be based in Carson, Calif.

Tilly's has an opening for a Seasonal Finance Assistant to join the team in Irvine, Calif.

One Source Apparel is in need of an Apparel Technical 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.

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.

Glamour Kills Clothing is looking for someone who has a keen eye for fashion and understands junior girl's construction, with the ability to adapt to men's if needed, to join the team in New York City, NY for a Technical Designer.

SmartWool is also on the hunt for a Product Developer to work with the sock team and manufacturing partners to provide effective transition of sock designs through prototyping, commercialization and timely confirmation for production. This position to be based in Chattanooga, Tenn.

SmartWool is also in need of a Merchandise Director to represents the SmartWool brand and leads the Product Line Management (PLM) Team in the seasonal product creation process. This position to be based in Boulder, Colo.

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!
Development Engineer
Product Developer - Apparel

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!
Footwear Buyer
Action Sports Buyer
Director of Marketing and Brand Development

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.
Buyer
Executive Administrative Assistant - Product Footwear
Associate Merchandiser - T-Shirts

Seirus Innovation, located in Poway, CA (San Diego) is looking for an experienced Finished Goods Buyer/Merchandiser to join the team.

Mad Engine is seeking a Product Development Assistant. This position, based in San Diego, Calif., assists in all aspects of the product development process from fabric and sketch adoption, through to production ready product.

Mad Engine in San Diego, Calif. is also seeking an Assistant Technical Designer. This position assists in all aspects of the product development process through production.

Troy Lee Designs, a leader in action sports apparel and design, is seeking career minded, self-motivated, experienced person for an In-House Sales/Territory Manager position. This is a full time position in Corona, Calif., reporting to the National Sales Manager

85Sixty is an e-consultancy and digital marketing agency located in Solana Beach, Calif. on the lookout for a Social Media Strategist to be responsible for day-to-day social media channel management, on-going strategy development, and continual measurement & analysis of social media initiatives for agency clients, as well as for our agency.

October 11, 2013

adidas has an amazing opportunity for a Senior Communications Manager for the Action Sports category to join the team in Portland, Ore.

adidas also has an opening for an experienced Category Manager for the Go-To-Market - Action Sports. This position to be based in Portland, Ore.

Roxy is looking for a Product Developer to join its team in Huntington Beach, Calif. on the Roxy Swim line.

Fuse is an interactive solution agency dedicated to creative strategy and execution looking for a Freelance Technical Copy Writer to write, proofread, and/or edit technical copy for motorsports client, including brochures, technical videos, website copy and more. This position to be based in Orange County, Calif.

Lucky 13, based in Santa Ana, Calif., is in need of an Inventory Control & Printable Manager.

NuORDER is a fast-growing, venture-backed startup changing the way a $130 billion industry does business. NuORDER is looking to fill "6" NEW positions based in Los Angeles, Calif. - check 'em out!
Senior Front End Engineer
Database Engineer
Salesforce Developer Consultant (Contract)
Director/Head of Marketing
Full Stack Developer
Dev Ops/Systems/Database Administrator

180s, located in Baltimore, Maryland is looking for a Product Engineer for the Wearable Technology category to join its R&D team.

180s, in Baltimore, Maryland is also looking for a 3D Concept Designer - Product Creation - Wearable Technology to join its R&D team.

K2 Sports, located in Seattle, Wash., is on the hunt for a Graphic Designer for K2 Snowboarding.

K2 Sports is also in need of a Product Planner to join the team in Seattle, Wash.

The North Face is on the hunt for a Key Account RFSM Manager whose primary responsibility is to manage both Wholesale and Retail Planning and Analysis for TNF Key Accounts. This position to be based in Alameda, Calif. (San Francisco Area).

A growing Sportswear Manufacturing Company in San Diego, Calif. is searching for a qualified Overseas Product Developer & Technical Designer to join its team. Please note: candidate must be fluent in Chinese and be able to travel to overseas once a month.

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

Alpinestars is a thriving motorsports and action sports company with an excellent opportunity for a motivated, resourceful Accounting Analyst to join the team in Torrance, Calif.

October 10, 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.

Want to work within a small global team to turn electrical embedded systems design ideas into exciting new products? Then you'll be perfect for this opening at SRAM, LLC, one of the world's largest suppliers of components to the bike industry, for an Electrical Engineer. This position to be based in Chicago, Ill.

Asphalt Yacht Club, located in New York City, NY, is looking for a qualified, driven Graphic Designer whose focus will be supporting the creation of graphics and prints for this multi-tiered street/skate brand.

Mammoth Mountain is hiring another Marketing Manager! Check out this opening for a Hospitality Marketing Manager to be responsible for developing and overseeing the execution of the annual marketing plan for the Mammoth Lodging Collection. This position to be based in Mammoth Lakes, Calif.

Attention Designers: CPTN APPAREL CORP, LLC has a rare opportunity for a driven and creative individual to join its team in Seal Beach, Calif. as an In-House Graphic Designer.

Do you want to live in one of the world's premier mountain communities and work for the best climbing company on the planet? If so, Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd. in Salt Lake City, Utah has an amazing opportunity for a Softgoods Technical Designer - check it out!

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.

Come join Eddie Bauer in Bellevue, Wash. as Divisional Product Line Merchandise Manager where you will be responsible for overall category planning and the product creation process for Performance Outerwear and Apparel (First Ascent).

Icebreaker is a world leader in merino clothing and has "2" NEW positions available at its office in Portland, Ore.
Global Retail Operations Manager

Global Visual Merchandising Manager

Icebreaker is looking for an experienced Regional Retail Manager to be based out of its SoHo TouchLab in New York City, NY.

Are you Specialized? Do you know what great looks like? Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc. has a need to fill "2" OPEN positions at headquarters in Morgan Hill, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area). Check 'em out!
Retail Display & Designer
Retail Operations Manager

Obey Clothing, located in Irvine, Calif., is looking for someone with 2 years of warehouse experience to join the team as Packer/Shipper.

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.

INTERNSHIP:
SPY is seeking highly motivated Interns for its Art Department. This position is based at its Carlsbad, Calif. headquarters.

SPY, based in Carlsbad, Calif., is also seeking highly motivated Interns for our Product Development Department.

October 9, 2013

Pacific Sunwear is in need of a District Manager to be based anywhere in Puerto Rico. Success in this role will entail the ability to manage a significant amount of detail, ability to work well with and lead others, and ability to drive results that meet or exceed both financial and qualitative goals.

VonZipper is looking for a Marketing Director to join its team in Irvine, Calif.

DC Shoes, Inc. is on the lookout for an experienced Head of Global Footwear Design to be based in Huntington Beach. Calif.

Indochine International is the private label manufacturer for an established and fashionable denim company's now-full mens and womens collection launch and is looking for a Senior Technical Designer with experience specifically in both mens and womens, knits and wovens, tops and bottoms. The position, based in Culver City, Calif. (west Los Angeles), requires travel to the client office (in the LA area) for fittings, and includes the possibility of travel to China. Experience working with and in overseas environments is a big plus.

Baker Boys Distribution is looking for an in-house Graphic Designer who specializes in layout and design production. This position to be based in North Hollywood, Calif.

Rastaclat, LLC in Huntington Beach, Calif. is looking for an Office Coordinator to join its team.

Industrial Revolution is on the hunt for a Product Development Manager who will have cradle-to-grave responsibility for the New Product Development Process, and will report directly to the President. This position to be based in Tukwila, Wash. (Seattle Area).

Eddie Bauer, located in Bellevue, Wash., is in search of a Materials Manager for the Performance Knits category.

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 the Chicago, Ill. Metro Area.

ASICS America Corp is on the hunt for an experienced Vice President of Marketing to help drive the vision and strategy for the ASICS America region and play a major role in its growth. This position to be based 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.

Pacific Sunwear is on the hunt for an experienced Regional HR Manager for the Southwest region to support field leadership as an ambassador for cultural consistency, an expert in managing and retaining top talent, and a specialist in workplace legal compliance. This position to be based anywhere in California.

KEEN is looking for a Garage Store Manager to bring the KEEN Factor to its new location in Palo Alto, Calif.

Icebreaker US Retail is looking for an experienced Part-Time Sales Associate to join our team in Union Square, San Francisco, Calif.

Amazing Grass is a fast paced and growing quickly company that is in need of a Regional Sales Manager. Please note: this position is home-office based; location is flexible but must be in a large metro area in Colorado, Utah, Nevada or California. The company headquarters is located in Newport Beach, Calif.

J!NX, the premier clothing brand for gamers and geeks, is currently seeking a Sales Operations Manager who will be responsible for the overall productivity and effectiveness of the sales force. This position to be based in Poway, Calif.

Check out this unique opportunity to join Makita U.S.A.'s marketing team in Mirada, Calif., a team that does 100% of their creative work in-house, as an Associate Brand Manager who will drive some of the company's most innovative programs.

Founded in 1985, FAM Brands provides innovative fashion, design, brand development, and distribution solutions and is in need of a Product Development Manager for Fitness Accessories. This position to be based in Commerce, Calif.

Manduka is in need of a Product Developer to plan and execute development according to critical dates and performance/profitability goals. This position to be based in El Segundo, Calif.

Alp-n-Rock has a unique opportunity to be part of its team in Carlsbad, Calif. as a Golf Customer Service/Inside Sales Manager. This is a sales position with a focus on creating relationships with potential clients by providing them with excellent customer service skills.

Trek Bicycle is on the hunt for a Territory Manager for the Los Angeles, Calif. metro area whose primary responsibility is to work with dealers in the area to develop and strengthen partnerships, furthering distribution of Trek and Bontrager products.

A confidential Screen Printer in Orange County, Calif. is looking for an experienced and hands-on apparel Screen Print Technical Developer.

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.!
Social Media Manager
Director of CRM
Product Manager - Bottoms

Are you a leader? Do you want to work at the best bike shop in Orange County? Then Jax Bicycle Center in Orange County, Calif. may be the place for you. The Top 10 Trek Retailer is in need of a Bicycle Retail Store Manager to join the team today!

 

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Independent Sales Representatives - Multiple Territories

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