Industry News 11/19/2013

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Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

B$Z: Electric Run Going International with Help from Active Networks

 

B$Z: GoldCoast Skateboards Introduces the Slap Stick

 

EMP: TransWorld Skateboarding Announces New Marketing Director

 

EMP: Point6 Appoints Jim Holleman as North American Director of Sales

 

EMP: Alternative Adds Scott Roslyn As Vice President of Direct Retail

 

WEB: K2 Snowboarding Launches "Seek & Enjoy Sessions: Whistler" Video Series + Contest

 

GEAR: DC Shoes Joins Forces With Wu-Tang

 

B$Z: Under Armour to Acquire MapMyFitness

 

B$Z: SKECHERS Donates More Than 200,000 Pairs of BOBS Shoes to Typhoon Victims in the Philippines

 

SUPPORT: Surfers Respond to Disaster in the Philippines

 

B$Z: etnies and Ryan Sheckler Celebrate 15 Years of Loyalty and Progression

 

SURF: Surf Industry Manufacturers Association Announces Nominees for SIMA Image Awards

 

GEAR: Brunton Adds CES Innovations Award to List of Accolades

 

BEER: New Belgium Brewing and Patagonia Partner to Create California Route, an Organic Lager

 

WEB: Shinko TireUSA Rolls Out Redesigned Website

 

EMP: Outdoor Retailer Welcomes Kate Blom-Lowery as Director of Public Relations

 

EMP: BH Bikes USA hires Gene DiMenna as their National Sales Manager

 

EVENT: New Dates, Exhibitors Announced for 2014 Sourcing Snow

 

Industry Exposure: Ragnar Relay Las Vegas

 

SUPPORT: The Sheckler Foundation's New Skateboard Members Join Ryan Sheckler to Be the Change

 

MOTO: Brian White Racing Announces 2014 AMSOIL Arenacross Lineup

 

 

 
 
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Volcom is looking for an International Finance and Administrative Manager to join the team in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Are you comfortable working in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment? If so, CCS - a leading board culture retailer based in New York City, NY and operating a robust online, catalog and store business - has "3" OPEN positions available for you today, check 'em out!
Marketing Manager
Art Director
Production Manager

Tilly's has an opening for a Loss Prevention Officer to join the team in Irvine, Calif.

Leemarc Industries is looking for qualified Inside Sales Representatives to support two cycle wear brands, Canari Cyclewear and Shebeest. This position to be based in Vista, Calif.

MyDyer is a Los Angeles, Calif. based manufacturer of cut & sew knits for leading industry apparel retailers and brands and is looking for a mid to senior level Graphic Designer with Apparel knowledge mainly cut & sewn knits to join the team!

SRAM LLC is one of the world's largest suppliers of components to the bike industry and has an immediate need for an Electrical Engineer to work within a small team to turn electrical embedded systems design ideas into exciting new products. This position to be based in Chicago, Ill.

Under Armour is looking for an experienced Technical Product Developer for its Glove lines to work at headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland!

Dwindle Distribution, home of Almost, Blind, Cliche, Darkstar, enjoi, Tensor & Dusters skateboards, is looking for a Key Account Sales Manager. This position specifically manages the North American key account sales for all of the Dwindle brands and is based in El Segundo, Calif.

A Confidential Company based in Carlsbad, Calif. is on the hunt for a Product Development Specialist to support the staff in the execution of database management, fit and wear tests and other documentation related to the overall product creation process.

Beacon Audio is in need of an Inside Sales Representative to join the team in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Salomon is looking for a part-time Retail Sales Associate. This Seasonal/Temporary position reports to the City Creek Retail Store Manager in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Teton Gravity Research (TGR) produces, aggregates and sells action sports media and is looking for an IT/Post Production Supervisor to join the team in Wilson, Wyoming (Jackson Area).

Pearl Izumi, based in Louisville, Colo., is seeking a Materials Department Manager for Fabrics Research & Development.

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.

Pacific Sunwear is on the hunt for an experienced Regional HR Manager for the West 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 in Denver, Portland, Seattle or Dallas.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Giant Bicycles is on the hunt for an Account Executive to cover the territories of Arizona, New Mexico and El Paso.

RAEN Optics, a dynamic optical brand based in Oceanside, Calif., is looking for an experienced Book Keeper and Account Administrator.

Ironclad Performance Wear is the technical leader in creating high-performance, high dexterity, task-specific gloves for anyone who works with their hands and is looking to fill "4" OPEN positions in El Segundo, Calif.
Production Manager
Production Coordinator - Accessories (Gloves)
Key Account Manager
Planning & Inventory Control Manager

Tum Yeto is the home of: Foundation, Toy Machine, Pig, Dekline, Ruckus, and Bro Style and is looking for an In-House Sales Rep to be based in Carson, Calif.

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.

Price Point, located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, Calif., is in search of a creative Marketing Manager with cycling knowledge.

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

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.

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.

Monster Media, a large format digital print company based in Riverside, Calif., is seeking an experienced Outside Sales Rep to expand its sales team.

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)

The Sourcing Co LLC. is located in Irvine, Calif. and is a young, fast growing sourcing company that services the Action Sports Industry specializing in product development and sourcing management. The company is looking for a Merchandiser/Product Developer responsible for co-ordination and communication of development of product and production between its customers and overseas suppliers.

November 18, 2013

Ethika is looking for a passionate Sales Associate who loves the apparel industry and understands the market. This position, based in San Clemente, Calif., has great potential for advancement within a growing company.

Easton-Bell Sports is looking for a Director of Marketing for Giro & Easton Cycling to join its team in Scotts Valley, Calif.

Lifted Research Group (LRG), based in Irvine, Calif., is seeking an experienced Production Coordinator who is detail oriented with the ability to multitask - is this you?!?

Colorfast Apparel, an apparel company based in Costa Mesa, Calif., is seeking an experienced Receptionist/Office Clerk. Candidates must be able to multitask, and must be responsible & self-motivated.

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

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.

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

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

San Diego Hat Company is an international wholesaler that designs and distributes a wide variety of high quality hats and handbags to boutiques, specialty retail chains and department stores. San Diego Hat Company is in need of a Sales Coordinator for National Accounts to join the team in Carlsbad, Calif.

Vans, the leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market, is swinging their doors wide open for a Production Development Specialistto be based in Carlsbad, Calif.

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!
Environmental Design Manager
Visual Merchandising Manager

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

Want to join a team who believe in inspiration, dedication and fulfilled potential? Then check out this exciting opportunity for a Finance and Operations Manager to join the 2XU team in Carlsbad, Calif.

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.

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 Leasing Manager (OD/AS)
Retail Facilities Coordinator
Transportation and Logistics Director 
Buyer - Apparel/Accessories
Buyer - Men's Footwear

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

November 15, 2013

Captain Fin Co. has an immediate need for a Sales Manager to be based in Oceanside, Calif. This person will be responsible for go to market strategies and will work closely with product development and marketing as well as sales reps in each territory.

Quiksilver is in need of a Production Manager to be responsible for effectively managing the production of line guides, both print and digital formats. This position to be based in Huntington Beach, Calif.

JanSport, in Alameda, Calif., is in search of a Brand Management Director. The Brand Director provides the global Brand standards, relevant and proprietary voice and discipline to Brand programs.

Rhythm, a lifestyle apparel brand that is primarily distributed throughout the action sports market in the USA, is looking to recruit experienced Sales Representatives with established relationships within Southern Calif. Regions (LA/OC/SD).

Based in Corona, Calif., Monster Beverage Corporation is a leading marketer and distributor of energy drinks and alternative beverages and is on the hunt for a full-time Community Manager to manage Social Media for Hubert's Lemonades and Hansen's Natural Sodas.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

Ambig, the young men's Action Sports Lifestyle Apparel Company is seeking an experienced, skilled, highly talented Apparel Designerto be based in Irvine, Calif.

If you enjoy working (hard) in a spectacular environment. If you demand the most from yourself, your life, and your job. Then you are invited to apply for the Marketing Administrator position in our Mountain High Marketing Department! This position to be based in Wrightwood, 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).

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.

November 14, 2013

Easton Technical Products is the world leader in precision arrows, mountain products, hunting apparel and custom tubing. The company is currently looking for a highly motivated Customer Service Representative to join the sales team at its corporate headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd. is on the hunt for a Social Marketing Coordinator to be responsible for the development, coordination, synchronization and implementation of Black Diamond Equipment's digital storytelling via all BD social media channels and the Experience section of BlackDiamondEquipment.com. This position to be based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Eddie Bauer, based in Bellevue, Wash. (Seattle Area), is looking to bring on "2" NEW team members, check out these dream jobs!
Product Line Merchandise Manager - Sportswear
Director of Photography

The obsession with innovation at Oakley has built a legacy of science, sculpture, and defiance of conventional thinking. With that in mind, the company wants YOU to join the team in Foothill Ranch, Calif. Check out these "6" OPEN positions available today!
Product Line Merchant - Global Accessories
Assistant Product Line Merchant - Global Accessories
Product Line Merchant
Accessories Developer
Footwear Developer
Senior Product Line Merchant

Mizu, the original action sports water bottle brand, is looking for an Accounting/Operations Manager who will report directly to the company president. This position to be based in Del Mar, Calif.

Easton-Bell Sports is looking for a Web Developer to join its team in Scotts Valley, Calif.

Fox Head, Inc. has a great, full-time Retail Sales Associate position open at its company store located at global headquarters in Irvine, Calif.

Stone Brewing Co. is looking for a Merchandise Warehouse Supervisor to join its team in Escondido, Calif.

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.

Triple Eight Distribution is looking for a Customer Service and Account 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!

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.

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.

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

Sport Chalet has been a leader in the specialty sporting goods arena for over 50 years with stores in Arizona, California, and Nevada and is looking to fill "3" NEW positions at corporate headquarters in La Canada, Calif.
Assistant Buyer - Hardlines
Assistant Buyer - Footwear
Front-End Web Developer

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 Customer Service Representative. This position to be based in San Clemente, Calif.

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

Olukai builds premium products for the ocean lifestyle and is seeking an experienced Product Line Manager for the Men's category to join the team in Irvine, Calif.

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

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

November 13, 2013

Do you have supply chain experience that can take the legendary Badlands and William Joseph brands to the next level? If so, Vortex Outdoors wants you to join the team in West Jordan, Utah (Salt Lake City Area) as Supply Chain Planner.

Rainbow Sandals is looking for an EDI Account Specialist/Shipping Coordinator in San Clemente, Calif.

TaylorMade Golf Brands is comprised of TaylorMade, adidas Golf and Ashworth and has "3" OPEN positions available for you today at its office in Carlsbad, Calif. - check 'em out! 
Global/US Retail Marketing Project Leader
Accessories/Apparel Development
Apparel Developer (Temporary)

DC Shoes, Inc. is in need of a Product Line Manager for DC Footwear to be based in Huntington Beach, Calif.

DC Shoes, Inc. is also on the hunt for a Product Line Manager for DC Women's Footwear to be based in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Quiksilver, based in Huntington Beach, Calif., continues to grow has "8" OPEN positions available for you today, check 'em out!
IT Business Analyst, Ecommerce
Senior Financial Analyst - Global Licensing
Senior Analyst, Global Indirect Procurement
Swim Designer - Roxy
Roxy Senior Apparel Designer - Woven's
Photo Studio Manager
Global Pre-Media Specialist
Digital Production Artist

Ride Snowboards is looking for a Marketing Coordinator! This position is based in Seattle, Wash.

Electric is an International sunglass and accessory brand that is currently searching for a highly skilled, extremely organized Graphic Production Manager with a proven understanding of Adobe Suite and a highly organized approach to management. This position to be based in San Clemente, Calif.

Electric, based in San Clemente, Calif., is also searching for a highly skilled, extremely creative Art Director with a natural flair for all facets of design and highly organized approach to management.

Billabong is looking for an experienced Men's Apparel Designer for the Knit / Fleece categories. This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

Olukai is committed to creating quality products for our customers while leaving the smallest footprint possible on the planet and is currently recruiting for an experienced Accounts Receivable / Collections Specialist for its Irvine, Calif. location.

Want to join a team who believe in inspiration, dedication and fulfilled potential? Then check out this exciting opportunity for a Finance and Operations Manager to join the 2XU team in Carlsbad, Calif.

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

 

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