Industry News 11/12/2013

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Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

SUPPORT: Salemtown Board Co. Rejuvenated For New Movement. Buy A Board, Change A Life.

 

B$Z: Feld Motor Sports Inks 5-Year Multi-Platform Deal with FOX Sports

 

B$Z: Nitro Circus, Extreme Athletics Brand, to Merge With Touring Company

 

EMP: Fanatics names Raphael Peck as President, Fanatics Apparel

 

B$Z: Costa Inc. to be Acquired by Essilor International

 

EMP: PrimaLoft Names Lynne Richardson Territory Sales Manager

 

B$Z: Surf Industry Veteran Paul Naude Launches VISSLA and D'BLANC

 

EMP: First Descents Names Ryan O'Donoghue as Executive Director

 

B$Z: Altamont Capital Partners Completes Acquisition of Mervin Manufacturing

 

SNOW: Snow Sports Get a Healthy Start to the 2013/2014 Season

 

EMP: Annelise Loevlie Steps into CEO Role at Icelantic

 

EMP: Polarmax Hires Keith Myers as New Director of Sales

 

B$Z: Surf Expo Honored With Two Awards for Attendance Growth by Trade Show News Network

 

B$Z: AGENDA shares their 2014 strategic plan for expansion

 

GEAR: Black Diamond Equipment Partners with Gore for F14

 

B$Z: Patagonia Announces Move to 100% Traceable Down

 

B$Z: Sweden Lands in SoHo: Fjallraven Flagship Opening

 

GEAR: Spacecraft Debuts New Travel Inspired Collections

 

B$Z: Ultimate Direction branding evolves for 2014

 

WEB: The Toms Marketplace Launches at Toms.com

 

B$Z: Billabong Announces the Sale of West 49

 

EMP: Native Shoes Adds Andy Trammell as Vice President of U.S. Sales

 

EMP: Black Diamond Gives CFO Job to Kuehne

 

SNOW: Several States Enable Youths to Learn and Practice Skiing and Snowboarding

 

 

Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

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SnowSports Industries America is on the hunt for an experienced Development Director for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum,  located in Ishpeming in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, the birthplace of organized skiing in the United States.

Under Armour is on the hunt for a Designer for the Golf Category to be based in Baltimore, Maryland.

Do you love Chrome Industries and its offerings in bombproof bags, apparel and footwear? Then you might be the perfect fit for a Customer Service/Call Center Representative for Chrome in San Francisco, Calif.

prAna is on the search for local candidates who know the Denver, Colo. market to join the team as Retail Store Manager. The Store Manager is the leader of the store team that executes marketing tactics to generate customers, delivers exceptional customer service and sells prAna merchandise to achieve sales goals.

The Simms organization is growing and they are looking to fill the Senior Director position for Marketing & Brand Management. This is a full-time, in-house position based in Bozeman, Montana - working remotely isn't an option.

Columbia Sportswear is on the hunt for a Senior Apparel Product Line Manager to join the team in Portland, Ore.

i9media LLC is a Digital Marketing Agency looking for an Online Marketing Assistant, with an emphasis in writing and community building. This contract position will be based in San Clemente, Calif.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Trek Bicycle is looking for a Production Artist to fill a Product Graphics Production Artist position in Waterloo, Wisc. (Madison Area).

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

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

Eddie Bauer, based in Bellevue, Wash. (Seattle Area) is looking to bring on "4" NEW team members, check out these dream jobs!
Product Line Merchandise Manager- Footwear 
Senior Designer - Women's Outerwear
Division Merchandise Manager - Online Store
Product Line Merchandise Manager - Sportswear 

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

BH North America is on the hunt for an E-Commerce Sales Manager to be responsible for the planning and execution of a multi brand e-commerce strategy (BH, Bladez, ULTI-mate Garage). This position to be based in Foothill Ranch, Calif.

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

Easton-Bell is looking for an Associate Product Marketing Manager to join the Giro Helmets division of Easton-Bell at its Scotts Valley Calif. headquarters.

The Foundation Showroom in Los Angeles, Calif. is looking for a Fashion Account Executive with a base salary plus commission. Health insurance and other benefits are part of the package.

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
Recruiter

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

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).

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.

Thor MX, an industry leader in motocross performance apparel and protective equipment, is seeking an experienced Product Developer to join its in-house development team in El Cajon, Calif.

Pacific Sunwear, rooted in California teen culture and now with over 800 stores in 50 states is swinging their doors wide open for "4" NEW people to join their crew in Anaheim, Calif.!
Senior Merchandise Planner
Product Manager - Bottoms
Associate Merchandise Planner
Technical Designer (Bottoms & Outerwear)

Pacific Sunwear is also 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.

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.

November 11, 2013

The North Face continues to grow and is now taking applications for "11" NEW positions based in Alameda, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).
Retail Planner
Retail Allocator (Sportswear)
Account Marketing Coordinator
Sr. Retail Buyer
Assistant Merchandiser (e-Commerce)
Sr. Product Manager (Women's Outerwear)
Designer (SMU's & Key Account Exclusives)
Sr. Product Manager (Men's Sportswear)
Sr. Product Manager (Logowear)
Financial Planning & Analysis Director 
Market Intelligence Analyst

Are you a badass that bleeds for authenticity? Then Oakley has what you crave...Oakley is looking for an Optics Accessories Program Manager to partner with the company's Category Director to grow the Arnette business. This position to be based in Foothill Ranch, Calif.

Beachbody LLC (maker of P90x and Insanity) is seeking a highly motivated, experienced Apparel Production Coordinator with a diverse background in fabrics and apparel production. This position reports to the Sourcing Manager. This position to be based in Santa Monica, Calif.

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.

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

Glamour Kills Clothing in New York, NY is looking for an Apparel Graphic Designer. He or she would be responsible for designing graphics and textile prints for the junior's and men's division.

Happy Shovel, LLC (Rusty North America) is on the hunt for a Merchandise Operations Coordinator to be based in Laguna Beach, Calif. This is a unique job that involves all areas of the company.

November 8, 2013

Specialized seeks an accomplished writer and cycling enthusiast for content creation and editing. The USA Communications Specialist, based in Morgan Hill, Calif. (San Francisco Area) will serve as the voice of Specialized.

SWELL.com is looking for a Merchandise Coordinator to work with the team in Irvine, Calif.

Injinji, is the innovator of the patented "Original Performance Toesock" for runners and active outdoor enthusiasts, is seeking an experienced Marketing Manager. This position to be located in San Diego, Calif.

Tilly's has an amazing opportunity for a Seasonal Customer Service Representative to join the team in Irvine, Calif.

Vans is on a mission for an experienced Regional Store Operations Director to be based on the East Coast.

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.

Glamour Kills Clothing in New York, NY is looking for a Senior Apparel Graphic Designer. He or she would be responsible for designing graphics and textile prints for the junior's and men's division.

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.

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).

KLIM Technical Riding Gear is a relatively young company with a rich history built on the values of hard work, sacrifice, and determination. The company is looking to fill "3" NEW positions in Rigby, Idaho, check 'em out!
Design Manager
Customer Service Manager
Associate Product Developer

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.

SmartWool is also 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.

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).

Footlocker.com/CCS 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.

Rapha creates the finest cycling clothing and accessories in the world and is on the hunt for a Marketing Manager to be a representative of  the brand to consumers, industry partners, and the press. This position to be based in Portland, Ore.

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 looking for a Senior Operations Manager for the company's distribution center in Santa Fe Springs, Calif.

A confidential Women's Contemporary Sportswear Company located in Newport Beach, Calif. is looking for a Freelance Creative Designer to help on a "per-project" basis.

Billabong is looking for a Junior's Patternmaker to join the team in Irvine, Calif.

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

Mountain Hardwear is on the hunt for a Quality Assurance Specialist to work with Columbia Sportswear Company in Richmond, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).

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:
Associate Footwear & Materials Developer
Footwear Product Line Manager
Fin. Planning and Analysis/Forecast Manager
Retail Facilities Manager (OD/AS)
Retail Leasing Manager (OD/AS)
Retail Facilities Coordinator
Footwear Designer - Classics
Transportation and Logistics Director 
Category Accessories Manager

Associate Merchandiser (T-Shirts) 
Buyer - Apparel/Accessories
Buyer - Men's Footwear

November 7, 2013

TYR Sport, Inc., a leading edge sports performance apparel manufacturer and proud sponsor of many elite professional competitive swimmers and triathletes has an opportunity for a Regional Account Manager to join the team in Farmingdale, NY.

Seattle Bike Supply, owners of Redline, Torker, XLC, Pryme, SBS Wheelworks; and authorized distributor of over 220 of the cycling industries leading brands, is seeking Inside Sales Representatives to join its growing team in Kent, Wash.

Specialized Bicycle Components is in need of a Marketing Specialist who will play an integral role within the USA Marketing team responsible for delivering high quality, brand appropriate campaigns in line with the company's marketing initiatives. This position to be based in Morgan Hill, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).

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.

Volcom is on the hunt for a full-time Retail Accountant who possesses strong business, accounting and financial analysis skills to ensure the success of company strategies. This position to be based in Costa Mesa, Calif.

VonZipper is looking for a National Sales Manager to join its team in Irvine, Calif.

Rip Curl is looking for an E-Commerce Coordinator to join its crew in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Vans, the leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market, is swinging their doors wide open for "2" NEW people to join the crew in Cypress, Calif.
Product Line Manager
Financial Planning and Analysis/Forecast Manager

Power Balance is looking for an energetic, health/fitness/sports enthusiast to join its team in Lake Forest, Calif. (Orange County Area) as Marketing Assistant/Coordinator.

LaCrosse Footwear Inc. is seeking a Retail Store Manager for a new retail store location at The Landing in Renton, Wash. (Seattle Area).

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.

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.

Mountain Hardwear is looking for barrier-busting, game-changing 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 positions based in Richmond, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).
Product Developer
Sourcing Analyst

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.

2XU also has a need for part time Sales Associates to join its Retail Store team in Santa Monica, 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).

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

INTERNSHIP:
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.

November 6, 2013

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

Are you looking for the perfect work / life balance? Well, look no further! TMBR, located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is on the hunt for an experienced Web Developer who is self motivated and can take a layered .PSD from our design team and turn it into a fully functional website - integrating with a CMS and client side Javascript. Please note: ski breaks and a pass to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort all come with the job.

Quiksilver is on the hunt for an Assistant Product Line Manager for Quik Footwear to be responsible for supporting the global Quiksilver footwear team by managing and validating all global system information from product set-up through to sales order forms. This position to be based in Huntington Beach, Calif.

The Kayo Corp, located in Carlsbad, Calif., is looking for an Inside Sales Representative to focus on the company's domestic retail accounts for DGK, Expedition, Organika Skateboards and Gold Wheels.

TaylorMade is looking for a Global/US Retail Marketing Project Leader to join the team in Carlsbad, Calif.

Tilly's in Irvine, Calif. is growing its team! Check out these "3" OPEN positions available for you today!
Associate Buyer - Accessories
Associate Buyer - Men's Tee's

Assistant Buyer 

SKLZ is committed to elevating the athlete in each of us by guiding and serving athletes on their journeys to be their personal best. The Carlsbad, Calif. based company currently has "3" OPEN positions that are available for you today, check 'em out!
Senior Planner/Buyer
Product Development Manager (Sustaining)
Product Manager - Performance

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.

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

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.

Brixton, located in Oceanside, Calif. is looking for an Inside Sales Representative to focus on the company's domestic retail accounts.

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.

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

 

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ACTIVE WEAR:
NEW! Cozy Orange
Outside Sales Representative - Multiple Territories (US & Canada)

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cycleogical
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