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October 29, 2013

Malakye Weekly

Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

B$Z: Jack Johnson Teams up with Klean Kanteen to Promote Plastic Free Initiatives


B$Z: Mission Workshop has launched a new division under the brand name ACRE


EMP: Under Armour Names Kip Fulks President of Product and Henry Stafford President of North America


B$Z: Retains Master Plan Communications as its Public Relations Agency of Record


Exposure: Oakley's Surf N Turf


EMP: Big Agnes Strengthens Marketing Team with Two New Hires


EMP: Patagonia, Inc. Promotes John Collins as New Vice President of Global Sales


B$Z: O'Neill proudly present its first Hong Kong flagship store LCX Tsim Sha Tsui


EMP: Body Glove Announces New California Sales Representative


Malakye Picks: Utilize Your Phone for the Job Search


B$Z: Monster Energy Teams Up With Nuclear Cowboyz as Official Energy Drink Sponsor


B$Z: Surf Industry Employees Benefit from Marketing-Focused Boot Camp P.M.


B$Z: Quiksilver Reaches Agreement to Sell Mervin Manufacturing


B$Z: Backbone Media Lands Rogers Corp.'s Poron PR Account


EVENT: Vans Celebrates 20 Years Off The Wall On The Snow


SNOW: New CRAFT @ SIA Will Showcase Smaller Ski and Snowboard Brands at 2014 SIA Snow Show


EMP: Icebreaker Announces New VP of Product


EMP: TransWorld Skateboarding Gets New Editor In Chief


EMP: Under Armour Names Kip Fulks President of Product and Henry Stafford President of North America



Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

Corinne O'Donoghue will be spreading Awesomeness for Travis Mathew as its new Marketing Assistant! #MalakyeWorks


OBEY hired Kimchi Ngo as its new Pre-Production Coordinator. #DreamJobs


SKLZ now has Michael Mullen on board as Category Manager. #LifeWithMalakye


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

Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc. has "2" OPEN positions to fill at headquarters in Morgan Hill, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area). Check 'em out!
HR Business Partner

Yea.Nice continues to pave its way as a leader of change from its new headquarters in Southern California and is looking for a passionate In-House Sales Associate. This position to be based in San Clemente, Calif.

Giro is looking for a Digital Developer to join the team in Scotts Valley, Calif.

Manduka, in El Segundo, Calif., is seeking a Production Manager for its line of yoga mats, towels, bags, and accessories.

Fox Head is looking for a Technical Design Manager to join the team in Irvine, Calif.

Beachworks is looking for Retail Managers to join its team in Mission Viejo, Calif. at the Shops of Mission Viejo location. Please apply in person!

Pacific Sunwear is on the hunt for an experienced Senior Merchandise Planner to be based in Anaheim, Calif.

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

Mountain Hardwear is looking for barrier-busting, game-changing design talent. If you are a super-creative, slightly off-the-grid thinker, who is self-propelled, with a why-not-attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit, then Mountain Hardwear is looking for you. Check out these "2" NEW design positions based in Richmond, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).
Designer II - Women's Outerwear & Lifestyle
Senior Designer - Men's Technical Outerwear

The Thule Group is a world leader in products and brands that make it easy for people to transport their equipment securely, safely and in style and has approximately 3,100 employees at more than 50 production facilities and sales offices worldwide. The Thule Group is looking to fill "2" NEW positions at its offices in Boulder, Colo.
Product Category Manager
Designer Technical Pack Products

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

KLIM is on the hunt for an Associate Product Developer to help support the Development team in Rigby, Idaho.

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.

Mission Product Holdings is on the hunt for a Junior Product Manager to be based out of New York City, NY and reports to the SVP of Innovation and Merchandising.

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!

Aether NYC is hiring for Men's and Women's Key Holder positions. Candidates should have plenty of retail experience, a college education, be passionate about the outdoors and equally passionate about New York City.

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.

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.

Eddie Bauer, based in Bellevue, Wash. (Seattle Area) is looking to bring on "3" NEW team members, check out these dream jobs!
Product Line Merchandise Manager 
Senior Designer - Women's Outerwear
Division Merchandise Manager - Online Store

G.Loomis, Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of world class, high performance fishing rods, is seeking a Product Development Manager to manage the development process (determine concept, design, construction, and retail price points of G.Loomis product line) within brand strategies, profitability, manufacturing capabilities, and timeline, in close collaboration with brand manager, marketing and product development teams. This position to be based in Woodland Wash.

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

A confidential and growing Sports Apparel Manufacturer is seeking an experienced Web Developer to join its team in San Diego County, Calif.

A Confidential Company in Costa Mesa, Calif. is offering an Event Planner / Marketing Professional the excellent opportunity to join its team in north OC.

Ariat International is in search of a Sales Representative - Online to be responsible for growing the Lifestyle, Outdoor, and Work channels for the company in the ecommerce market. This position to be based in Union City, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).

Vance & Hines, a leader in the motorcycle aftermarket industry and recognized for quality performance exhaust systems, is in search of a full-time Junior Web Developer to actively update and manage the companies websites. This position to be based in Santa Fe Springs, Calif.

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.

October 28, 2013

Come join Dye Precision, Inc. (DYE), the world's Paintball and Action Sports leader! The company is currently searching to fill the European Sales Director position in its Offenburg, Germany office. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual to begin a career with DYE and Pro-Tec.

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

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

Vans is also on the hunt for a Human Resources Manager - Retail (FL, GA, TX)to serve as a business partner to the Vans Regional  leadership team on various human resources programs and procedures in a retail environment. This position to be based in Tampa, FL, Atlanta, GA or Dallas, TX.

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 Creative Director who is passionate about design to help spearhead the creative marketing efforts and provide guidance and leadership to its creative team in Carson, Calif.

Troy Lee Designs, a leader in action sports apparel and design, is seeking a 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.

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.

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 an Apparel Product Developer - check it out!

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.

5.11 Tactical, the tactical gear industry leader, is experiencing tremendous growth and expansion which has created "2" NEW positions at the company's development center in Irvine, Calif. Check 'em out!
Master Planner
Forecast Analyst

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:
Retail Facilities Manager (OD/AS)
Retail Leasing Manager (OD/AS)
Retail Facilities Coordinator
Footwear Designer - Classics
Transportation and Logistics Director 
Apparel Sales Director (Nat'l & Key Accounts)
Category Accessories Manager

Associate Merchandiser (T-Shirts)
Executive Administrative Assistant (Product Footwear)
Buyer - Men's Footwear

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

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 25, 2013

adidas has an amazing opportunity for a Senior Communications Manager for Action Sports to create and lead the implementation of the US Action Sports communication plan. This position to be based in Portland, Ore.

Zeal Optics is searching for an experienced Sales Director within the action sports industry to coordinate all Zeal Optics sales efforts and strategies. This position will develop sales programs which deliver forecasted revenues while building strong customer relationships and must be based in either Colorado or Utah (and must be near a major airport).

Mustang Survival is a leading supplier of survival technical apparel solutions to the most demanding recreational, professional and military users that is looking for a Manufacturing Launch Engineer to join its dynamic West Virginia Manufacturing Team in Spencer, West Virginia.

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

The women's contemporary fashion division of Alpinestars Inc., looking for a Customer Service/Sales Coordinator to add to its rapidly expanding team in Torrance, Calif.

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

Fuse is an interactive solution agency dedicated to creative strategy and execution that specializes in online, video, mobile and print and is looking for a Freelance Technical Copy Writer for Motorsports. This position to be based in Orange County, Calif.

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

Lucky 13 is the Original brand that has defined vintage Americana, edginess, individual style and remains authentic to the culture and is looking for an energetic, self-motivated driven Inventory Control & Printable Manager with a passion for art, music, motor culture and action sports. This position to be based in the company's Santa Ana, Calif. office.

Giro Helmets is in need of an experienced Digital Designer to focus on design and production for the Giro and Easton Cycling Digital Marketing and E-Commerce team based in Scotts Valley, Calif. (Santa Cruz Area).

Mountain Hardwear is on the hunt for a Quality Assurance Specialist to work with Columbia Sportswear Company in Richmond, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area). is searching for successful Buyer candidates who can research and merchandise in the area of Footwear, to provide the best selection and mix of product for sales growth and profitability. This position to be based in New York, NY.

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

180s, located in Baltimore, Maryland is looking for an Electro Mechanical Engineer to join its R&D team.

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

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).

Gear Co-Op is on the hunt for an ECommerce Marketing Analyst who will report to the Marketing Director in Costa Mesa, Calif.

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.

Have you been wondering how to get involved in all the Skateistan action first hand? Well look no further, now is your opportunity to show us what you've got and how you can help Skateistan continue its mission of working with youth across the globe! Skateistan is looking for a Communications Intern to join its Project-Based team and help spread the shred starting January 2014. This position will be a six-month placement at our project in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

October 24, 2013

SCOTT Sports is seeking a qualified individual for the full-time position of IT Systems Administrator to be located in the company's Ogden, Utah offices.

Volcom has an immediate need for a Senior Accountant to be based in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Quiksilver is looking for a Ecommerce Production Designer to join the team in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Bad Boy is a leading actions sports lifestyle apparel company based in San Diego, Calif. that is seeking an E-Commerce Sales Assistant to assist with sales initiatives for its American division.

Stokehouse Unlimited is a new surf apparel and accessories company looking for an experienced, creative and energetic team of individuals interested in returning to the roots of the boardsports industry. The Orange County, Calif. based company is specifically in search of a Production Manager who must be willing to learn but happy to lead.

Raise your hand if you think that Sole Technology kicks @$$. Very put it down.  raise your hand if you are qualified to take the position of Art Director for ThirtyTwo. Is it up? Ok then Sole Technology wants you to join the team in Lake Forest, Calif.

2XU has an immediate need for part time Sales Associates to join its Retail Store team in Santa Monica, Calif.

If you are a super-creative, slightly off-the-grid thinker, who is self-propelled, with a why-not-attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit, then Mountain Hardwear is looking for you. Check out these "2" NEW positions available for you in Richmond, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area) today.
Senior Designer  
Designer II - Women's Outerwear & Lifestyle  

Asphalt Yacht Club, located in New York City, NY, is looking for a qualified, driven Graphic Designer - Street/Skate.

Travis Mathew is a progressive lifestyle apparel company specializing in the golf market that is seeking an established fitness/tennis sales executive to join the team in Huntington Beach, Calif. as an Account Manager for the TMCA line in key fitness accounts.

Quiksilver is looking for an experienced Allocator for the Roxy brand to join the Retail Allocation department at its home office in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Crankbrothers, located in Laguna Beach, Calif., is looking for a Junior Sales Operations Assistant.

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.

Are you looking for the next step in your creative career? If you have a great eye for design, can manage the work of others and enjoy working in a collaborative production oriented environment we may have the opportunity for you! Hawley is looking for a Manager of Creative Services to join its team in Lexington, South Carolina.

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).

Brooks is a team of passionate people united by a desire to do meaningful work, lead healthy lives and make a difference. The Seattle, Wash. based company is on the hunt for a Brand Creative Director.

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

Ariat International currently has an opening for a full-time Apparel & Denim Sales Rep to be responsible for the South Central Region based in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri. Ariat International, founded in 1993, is a worldwide leader in high performance footwear and apparel for equestrian enthusiasts.

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.

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

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.

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 Key Holder for its retail store team in Santa Monica, Calif.

A Confidential Industry-Leading Company in Irvine, Calif. has an immediate opening for an IT Systems Specialist.

Check out this tremendous opportunity for someone who wants to establish a Marketing career within the action sports industry. Arnette, located in Encinitas, Calif. is looking for a Marketing Intern.

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 23, 2013

Honolua Retail is seeking an experienced Retail District Manager to oversee multiple stores located in Maui, HI.

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

3D Industries manufactures apparel & accessories for top brands and private label retailers in various industries and wants you to join its team in Irvine, Calif. as Business Development Manager for Private Label Sales.

3D Industries is also in need of an Apparel Production Assistant for the Outerwear Category to join the team in Irvine, Calif.

2XU is a rapidly growing, energetic company based in Carlsbad, Calif. where the sky is the limit. Here is your chance to join a team who believe in inspiration, dedication and fulfilled potential. Check out these "2" NEW positions available for you today!
Finance and Operations Manager
Inside Sales & Service Manager

The O'Neill retail store in Sawgrass, Fla. has "2" OPEN positions.
Retail Key Holder
Retail Store Manager

Are you the type of person that lives for work or that works to live? Sole Technology offers a rad (yes, I said "rad") balance of challenging career opportunities and a friendly, laid-back environment and wants you to join the team as an International Sales & Marketing Manager to be based in Lake Forest, Calif.

Check out this once in a lifetime opportunity within EVS Sports for a Bicycle Brand & Sales Manager who will be responsible for leveraging EVS Sports' return to the bicycle market. This position to be based in Rancho Dominguez, Calif. (Los Angeles Area)

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

Tilly's is on the hunt for an Associate Buyer for Accessories to be based in Irvine, Calif.

MORNING WARRIOR is looking for an in-house Graphic Designer with experience in designing women's printed graphic tees to join the team in Irvine, Calif. Cut & Sew experience is also a plus.

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.

OluKai is looking for a part-time Administrative Assistant for its Irvine, Calif. location. *Required hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 1pm*

REEF is in need of an Apparel Designer to design and develop styles for specific classifications from initial concepts through pre-production. This position to be based in Carlsbad, Calif.

SKLZ is in need of a Product Development Manager to join the
team in Carlsbad, Calif.

Rastaclat, founded from the roots of the sneaker and skateboarding culture, is looking for a Marketing Manager to join the team in Huntington Beach, Calif.

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

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.

ASICS is also looking for a Retail Engagement Manager 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.

Indochine International is the private label manufacturer for an established and fashionable denim company's now-full men's and women's collection launch and is looking for a Senior Technical Designer with experience specifically in both men's and women's, knits and woven's, 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.

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!
EDI/Ecomm Account Specialist
Director of Credit and Collection 
Financial Analyst

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!
Agency Marketing Intern
FMF Graphic Design Intern
Production Intern 
O'Neill Merchandising Intern 


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NEW! Capix Helmets & Accessories
Outside Sales Representatives - Multiple Territories (US and Canada) 

SPOTLIGHT! Dye Snow Goggles and Protective Gear
Outside Sales Reps - British Columbia | Alberta | Winnipeg 

NEW! Fox Head
Outside Sales Rep - Ohio 

Action Sports Rep Group/Sales Group - Multiple Territories 

Ind. Sales Reps - Multiple Territories 

SPOTLIGHT! Stokehouse
Independent Sales Representative - Multiple Territories 

SPOTLIGHT! Ariat International
Apparel and Denim Sales Reps (full-time, base + salary) - South Central Region (OK, KS, MO)  

SPOTLIGHT! Zoot Sports
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories 

BB Dakota
Independent Outside Sales Reps - LA / OC 

Roland Sands Design Apparel
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple US Territories  

Iron Horse Jeans
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories 

Independent Sales Representative - Northern California | Hawaii | Texas 

Independent Sales Representative - Multiple Territories

Independent Sales Reps - All Regions 

Sun Bum
Independent Sales Reps - Midwest Territories

Motonation, LLC
Independent Sales Representatives - Multiple US Territories

Oakley Optical Channel
Outside Sales Rep - Multiple Territories

Black Flys Eyewear
Independent Outside Sales Rep - All Territories

Dita Eyewear
Outside Sales Rep - Multiple US Territories