Industry News 11/5/2013

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Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

EMP: Hydrapak Welcomes New Director of Sales

 

B$Z: Shaper Studios Makes New Home in North Park: Grand Opening Friday

 

SNOW: Snowboard Participation and Sales Strategies Take Shape in SIA Snowboard Committee Meetingt

 

EMP: Arbor Snowboards Welcomes New Eastern States Sales Rep Tim Mackenzie

 

B$Z: KEEN Launches Fan-Powered Grant Program: The KEEN Effect

 

GEAR: The Wade Collection for Stance

 

EMP: Volcom Hires Industry Veteran Kevin Meehan as President of North America

 

EMP: Bruce Berton Resigns from Roochi Traders Inc.

 

B$Z: Electric Returns as Promotional Sponsor for Movember

 

TEAM: C.J. Hobgood Joins DFS to Promote Drug-Free Lifestyle

 

EVENT: Former Giant reps to launch expo in Santa Monica

 

B$Z: SIMA Announces Three Year Endorsement Renewal with Surf Expo

 

EMP: Lululemon Athletica Appoints Chief Product Officer

 

WEB: Backcountry.com Enhances Community With New Follow Feature

 

MOTO: AXO America Posts Over a Quarter of a Million Dollars in Supercross and Arenacross Contingency

 

SNOW: SIA Backcountry Committee Plans Retailer and Consumer Awareness Campaigns

 

Malakye Picks: Daylight Saving Time

 

EMP: Azione PR Names Sports Veteran Kaley Hoffman to Vice President Marketing and Public Relations

 

B$Z: Skullcandy Announces Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results

 

B$Z: Rusty and La Jolla Group Agree to Part Ways

 

B$Z: SSL Retailers Realize Big Savings Through CCA Sports Retail Services Partnership

 

EMP: Pelican International Announces the Appointment of Alex Tonge as its New Agent for Europe

 

B$Z: MSR Sponsors the Banff Mountain Film Festival & North American Tour

 

 

Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

JetPilot has Steve Goldberg on board as its new Brand Manager! #MalakyeWorks

 

SIDFACTOR recently hired Amanda Cooper as its new Product Designer! #DreamJobs

 

 
 
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Pacific Sunwear is in need of an experienced Field Quality Assurance Associate to be based anywhere in Puerto Rico. The Quality Field Inspector will manage product quality in factory with an emphasis on efficient manufacturing flow including in-line/final audits, quality control processes, and overall factory capabilities and capacity assessment.

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

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
Key Account Manager
Planning & Inventory Control Manager

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.

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.!
Senior Merchandise Planner
Product Manager - Bottoms
Associate Merchandise Planner

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.

lucy activewear, in Alameda, Calif., is seeking a Sales Coordinator (Wholesale).

lucy activewear, in Alameda, Calif., is also seeking a Sales Planning Analyst (Wholesale).

The North Face continues to grow and is now taking applications for "2" NEW positions based in Alameda, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).
Senior Designer (Women's Footwear - Outdoor)
Senior Designer (Men's Footwear - Outdoor)

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.

MyDyer is a 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. This position to be based in Long Beach, Calif.

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

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

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.

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!

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).

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

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

O'Neill Women's is looking for a highly motivated and hard working Marketing and PR Coordinator with 1-3 years of proven marketing experience, including social media and public relations. This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

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.

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

Rip Curl is also looking for a Girl's Product Developer to join the team in Costa Mesa, Calif.

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?

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

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.

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.

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 "3" NEW team members, check out these dream jobs!
Product Line Merchandise Manager 
Senior Designer - Women's Outerwear
Division Merchandise Manager - Online Store

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

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

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

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 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.

Alpinestars in Torrance, Calif. is also on the hunt for an Accounts Receivable Clerk to be responsible for maintaining and updating the accounts receivable aging for all customers.

A confidential and growing Sports Apparel Manufacturer seeking an experienced Production Graphic Designer to join its team in San Diego County, Calif.

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

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).

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 
Category Accessories Manager

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

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

INTERNSHIP:
Lovesurf.com is looking for a Merchandising/Social Media Intern who is diligent, incredibly organized, and driven to assist with all aspects of the merchandising and marketing departments. This position to be based in San Clemente, Calif.

November 4, 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.

O'Neill has an immediate opening for a part-time Retail Sales Associate for its store in Sunrise, Fla.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tilly's in Irvine, Calif. is growing its team! Check out these "5" OPEN positions available for you today!
Associate Buyer - Accessories
Conveyor Technician

Associate Buyer - Men's Tee's
Assistant Buyer 
Allocation Analyst

SCOTT Sports was established in 1958 and has grown into an international action-sport brand. The Salt Lake City, Utah-based company currently has "3" OPEN positions available for you today!
Display & Event Coordinator
Warranty Relations Coordinator
US Marketing Director

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

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.

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

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!

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

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.

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.

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 1, 2013

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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).

OBEY Clothing, located in Irvine, Calif., has an immediate opening for an experienced Apparel Technical Designer in its Women's division.

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.

October 31, 2013

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

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.

E-Squared is a full service e-commerce company specializing in the apparel industry and is looking for an Action Sports Customer Service Representative to work with its team in Irvine, Calif.

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

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.

Love motorcycles but tired of the SoCal scene? Looking for a young, energetic action sport company that plays by its own rules? Want to design products that save lives while looking dope? If so, these "2" OPEN positions at ICON Motosports in Portland, Ore. may be the opportunity you seek. Check 'em out:
Product Designer
Product Developer

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

Maui Jim, the fastest growing premium polarized sunglass maker in the world, is currently seeking Aloha Sales Merchandisers in the following regions: Los Angeles, Calif.  and Denver (CO and UT).

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

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.

INTERNSHIP:
Metal Mulisha
is looking for an Intern, for the Men's Graphic Design department! You will specifically be working on the Men's Printables and Headwear categories. This internship to be based in Irvine, Calif.

October 30, 2013

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

Oakley is on the hunt for a Global Product Marketing Manager for the Men's Optics category to join the team in Foothill Ranch, Calif.

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

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.

Element is currently seeking a T-Shirt Product Developer to work in the Men's M&D department at corporate headquarters in Irvine, Calif. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in screen-printing with knowledge of basic and specialty inks, applications and fabrics.

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.

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.

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.

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

ONE-Distribution is a leading skate-inspired apparel and footwear manufacturer located in Fountain Valley, Calif. that is seeking an Assistant Warehouse Manager to oversee the second shift of operations.

ONE-Distribution, located in Fountain Valley, Calif., is also seeking a Junior Graphic Designer with 2-3 years of experience to support the SUPRA Art Director and Marketing Department.

TaylorMade Golf Brands has an opening for a temporary Apparel Developer to join the team in Carlsbad, Calif.

TaylorMade Golf Brands in Carlsbad, Calif. is also in need of an Accessories/Apparel Developer to manage the product development process for assigned styles from seasonal kick off through to commercialization.

The Leisure Collective Inc. is currently seeking a qualified Senior Product Designer. The position will be based in the company's U.S. office located in Oceanside, Calif.

J!NX, the premier clothing brand for gamers and geeks, is currently seeking a full-time, fun, energetic Cut and Sew Designerthat is passionate about video games. This position to be based in Poway, Calif.

 

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