Industry News 12/3/2013

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The Shmooz is back! Malakye is bringing its one-of-a-kind career fair and networking event back to: Agenda on January 8, Outdoor Retailer on January 24, and the SIA Snow Show on February 1.

WhiteWater West Industries, based in San Diego, Calif., is the ORIGINAL Waterpark & Attractions Company and is on the hunt for a CAD/Inventor Drafter who will facilitate the FlowRider Inc. engineering team in the development of new product installation.

Intense Cycles in Temecula, Calif. is seeking a qualified and experienced Lead Frame Assembler. Qualified candidates need a minimum 5 years experience in bicycle assembly and must be up to date on current bike specs.

The La Jolla Group wants you to join the team in Irvine, Calif. as O'Neill Associate Merchandiser, where you will work with the director on seasonal numeric plans and product strategy.

Vans is on a mission for a Product Merch/Footwear Manager - Americas to be based at HQ in Cypress, Calif.

Tilly's in Irvine, Calif. is growing its team! Check out these "2" OPEN positions available for you today!
Seasonal Electrician 
Seasonal Field Maintenance Technician

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.

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

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 This position to be based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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.

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.

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

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.

Pacific Sunwear, rooted in California teen culture and now with over 800 stores in 50 states is swinging their doors wide open for "5" NEW people to join their crew in Anaheim, Calif.!
Assistant Textile Designer, Men's
Merchandise Planner
Product Manager - Bottoms
Associate Merchandise Planner
Technical Designer (Bottoms & Outerwear)

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).

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

November 27, 2013

DC Shoes, Inc. is on the hunt for a Color & Material Designer for Special Make UpFootwear to work in collaboration with footwear merchandising, footwear design and the materials team. This design role, based in Huntington Beach, Calif., will be responsible for creating trend relevant color and material combinations for the SMU team.

Surfrider Foundation is on the hunt for a Communications Manager to be responsible for developing strategy, overseeing and managing the day-to-day media and communications needs for the Surfrider Foundation, including internal and external communications, visual communications, digital strategy and public relations focusing around environmental issues, storytelling and other non-traditional tactics. This position to be based in San Clemente, Calif.

Vans wants you to join its team as DC Processing Supervisor for the company's distribution center in Santa Fe Springs, Calif.

Easton-Bell Sports is looking for a Web Developer to join its team in Scotts Valley, Calif. The Web Developer will be involved in the specification, development, deployment and maintenance of the company's B2C websites and other digital platforms.

Acorn Woods Communications, a Marketing / Advertising / PR Agency located in Huntington Beach, Calif.,  has a need for a full time (40+ hours) Social Marketing Guru to oversee the strategies, content and daily postings for our clients in the motorsports industry. Applicant must understand all social media platforms plus management tools, SEO and reporting.

REV'IT, a global player in fashionable and functional motorcycle apparel with offices in the Netherlands and USA, is seeking a Passionate Community Manager to strengthen its marketing department in Brooklyn, NY.

Feast your eyes on this exciting opportunity to join the team of venerated Street Wear brand Mighty Healthy as the company enters its 10th year anniversary and continues its growth. The New York, NY based apparel brand is looking for an Account Executive - Young Men's.

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.

XTERRA Boards is an internet based company, selling direct to the end-user, and has an Operations Manager position available in San Diego, Calif. This position is ideal for someone who loves the challenge of a growing company and an expanding market.

Quiksilver, based in Huntington Beach, Calif., continues to grow has "5" OPEN positions available for you today, check 'em out!
Billing Coordinator
Web Marketing Coordinator
Allocator - Roxy
Roxy Assistant Accessory Designer
PLM Support Lead

Founded in 1997, ONE Industries Corp. is a globally recognized leader in technical apparel, helmets, protective products, graphics and lifestyle apparel. The company currently has "2" OPEN positions available for you today based in San Diego, Calif.
Vice President of Sales
Vice President of Finance & I.T.

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

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

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.

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.

November 26, 2013

Volcom Inc. is looking for a Merchandise Manager-Accessories to join the team in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Volcom is also looking for a Snow Marketing Director to join the team in Costa Mesa, Calif.!

Vans is on a mission for an experienced Payroll Specialist to be based in Cypress, Calif.

Do you want to be one of hundreds of K2 Sports employees who wake up every day around the world dedicated to the company's mission of putting smiles on people's faces as they enjoy the wonders of the outdoors? Well, here's your chance! K2 Sports is looking to fill "2" OPEN positions at its office in Seattle, Wash. - check 'em out!
Digital and Social Media Coordinator
Global Design Manager

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

i9media LLC is a Digital Marketing Agency looking for a Writer/Social Media Manager - Snowboard, with an emphasis in writing and community building. This contract position will be based in San Clemente, Calif.

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.

November 25, 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).
Quality Assurance Specialist - Apparel
Sourcing Analyst - Apparel

The La Jolla Group is a worldwide leader in the action sports apparel industry with a fast paced, high energy environment that is continually on the move and is in need of an International Production Manager to join the team in Irvine, Calif.

Sunbelt, Typhoon and Gone Fishing Brands are currently seeking a Regional Sales Manager to join its team in the South East United States. This is a remote contract position so the right individual needs to be a self starter.

KLIM is on the hunt for a Northeast Regional Sales Manager to plan and implement sales, marketing and product development programs, both short and long range, targeted toward existing and new clients within the defined territory of the Northeastern United States.

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.

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

Travis Mathew Apparel, a progressive golf apparel brand based in Huntington Beach, Calif., is in need of an Ecommerce Coordinator who will be responsible for the set-up, launch and optimization of all content and products on

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.

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.

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.

DYE Precision is looking for a Product Line Managerfor the Pro-Tec Brand in San Diego, Calif.

November 22, 2013

You've got to check out this amazing opportunity for a unique role with Questus, who is leading the advertising revolution. Your role will be as Senior Account Executive, where you'll serve as Questus' eyes and ears for Suzuki Motor of America at its office in Brea, Calif. You will also work with Questus team members in San Francisco, Calif. to execute on all client needs.

Jamie Ortiz Communications is looking for a communications, public relations and marketing communicator with one to two years of experience to help implement full communications strategies, social media and public relations. The right candidate for the Communications Coordinator position will possess a natural love of the environment and equality for humankind and a passion for the outdoors. This full-time position will be based in San Diego, Calif.

CamelBak Products, LLC, based in Petaluma, Calif., is on the hunt for an Account Services Representative - Rec Specialty to be responsible for all aspects of order processing from initial receipt of customer purchase order until the customer is satisfied with the delivery of their order.

CamelBak Products, in Petaluma, Calif., is also in search of a Western Regional Sales Manager.

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!
USA Marketing Specialist
USA Communications Specialist

The La Jolla Group is an innovative, fun and growing company that is in need of an International Logistics Manager to join the team in Irvine, Calif.

One Punch Distribution, located in San Clemente, Calif., is looking for a full-time Bookkeeper and Administrator to assist in managing the administration of sales for the wholesale distribution business.

Maui Jim, the fastest growing premium polarized sunglass maker in the world, is currently seeking Aloha Sales Merchandisers in the Denver, Colo. region (CO and UT). 

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.

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.

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.

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

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.


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