Industry News 1/14/2014

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Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

Come Meet with The Clymb, Petzl, CamelBak and More at the Shmooz Winter 2014 Winter Series @ Agenda, Outdoor Retailer and the SIA Snow Show!


EMP: Echo-Factory Hires Motorcycle Industry Account Executive


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B$Z: Chums/Beyond Coastal Hires OutsidePR as Agency of Record


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TEAM: Legendary Skateboarders, Mike Vallely and Mimi Knoop, Join Art of Board


EVENT: OR's All Mountain Demo Allows Retailers, Reps, and Media to Get Hands-On


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GEAR: Smith Optics Launches Iconic Archive Collection


B$Z: Skullcandy Announces Strategic Relationship With Toshiba


SKATE: Best Skaters of the Year Earn TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards Last Night


GEAR: Skullcandy to Debut New Product Categories During 2014 International CES


B$Z: Retailers to Begin Receiving Calls for SIMA's Speciality Retail Distribution Study


SNOW: SIA August-November RetailTRAK(tm) Data Shows 13/14 Season Sales Accelerated in November


TEAM: olloclip Kicks Off Ambassador Program with Skateboard Veteran Jamie Thomas


GEAR: Goooooaaal! GoldCoast Skateboards Scores with its New Goal Collection


GEAR: Volcom x Skullphone Limited Edition Shoe


TEAM: I/S Eyewear Welcomes Craven to the Team and Walsh is Back!



Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

Brent Heemstra is the newest addition to the team at Haro Bikes in Vista, CA, coming on board as Inside Sales Rep. Way to go, Brent! #DreamJobs


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

Stance is a company that strives to make socks that look good and make you feel good and is looking for someone willing to take on a whole lot of responsibility and head-up its China office in Haining, Zhejiang as Production Director.

Stance is also looking for a Credit & Collections Manager with apparel industry experience to join the team in San Clemente, Calif. This position will engage, manage and work to directly improve the activities of the credit and collections department for the organization.

Are you fascinated by all the components that make up a garment down to the molecular level? Do you love surrounding yourself with awesome fun people every day? If yes, then Zumiez needs you. The Lynwood, Wash. based company is on the hunt for a Product Testing & Compliance Assistant - this is your chance to get in here and be a part of the cool!

Eddie Bauer, in Bellevue, Wash., is in search of a Senior Designer for its Women's Outerwear category.

L-R-G is currently looking for a Inside Sales Skate Representative responsible for the following territories: ME, MA, RI, VT, NH, CT, NY, NJ, PA, MD, DE.

Under Armour is the chosen brand of this generation of athletes...and the athletes of tomorrow. The Baltimore, Maryland based company wants you to join its team as a Designer for the Hunt/Fish/Tactical category.

Momentum Media PR is seeking a Senior Public Relations Account Manager. This person can be based in either Boulder, Colo. or Boston, Mass.

KJUS North America is looking for a Customer Service and Warranty Representative to join the team in Boulder, Colo.

Pearl Izumi is on the hunt for a Custom National Sales Manager to join its team in Louisville, Colo. (Boulder Area). The Custom Sales Manager (CNSM) assists the Custom Director in the creation, implementation and execution of the strategies required to establish Pearl Izumi as a key provider of Custom products in North America.

Girl Skateboards / Fourstar Clothing are looking for an Apparel Design Assistant / Developer to join its team in Torrance, Calif. The Apparel Design Assistant / Developer will work in close collaboration with the Sr. Apparel Designer in the design and development of apparel and accessories across all categories.

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!
Ride Snowboards - Global Design Manager
Poduct Graphic Designer

Rocket Dog is an unconventional company, and intends to stay that way and wants you to join its team in Los Angeles, Calif. as Sales/Replenishment Planning Manager.

Fox Head Inc. is looking for a Quality Control Manager to join its distribution warehouse team in Stockton, Calif.

NRI Distribution is looking for a Client Services Manager to join the team in Los Angeles, Calif.

Sun Diego is looking for an E-Commerce Fulfillment Member to join its team in Vista, Calif.

Sun Diego is also looking for an Accounts Payable Clerk to join the team in Vista, Calif.

La  Jolla Group is looking for a Technical Designer/Patternmaker with strong experience in junior and girls swimwear and activewear. This position to be based 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.

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 currently seeking a Key Account Manager to join its team in El Segundo, Calif.

A growing High-Performance and Innovative Athletic Product Company is seeking a Technical Designer for its new apparel line that will work with design and product development teams to develop fit from the initial stages through to production, including working from the initial design sketch through preparation of construction specs and the development of detailed technical fit packages. This position to be located in El Segundo, Calif.

January 13, 2014

Newton Running is on the hunt for a Field Marketing Representative to join its team in Boston, Mass. The position covers New England and candidates must live in the Boston metropolitan area.

O'Neill has an immediate opening for a full-time Retail Store Manager for its store in Orlando, Fla.

O'Neill is also on the hunt for a Retail Assistant Store Manager for its store in Orlando, Fla.

Vissla/D'Blanc is looking for an Art Director to join its team in Irvine, Calif. Experience in Action Sports is a must.

Vissla/D'Blanc is also looking for a highly creative individual who has an exceptional level of personal organization & attention to detail, creativity, and the ability to work well in a fast-paced, collaborative, and deadline-driven environment to join its team in Irvine, Calif. as a Graphic Designer.

Mountain Hardwear is looking for barrier-busting, game-changing merchandising talent to join its team in Richmond, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area) as Sr. Product Line Manager for the Sportswear category.

Vans wants you to join its team as Senior Operations Manager for the company's distribution center in Santa Fe Springs, Calif.

Vans is also on the hunt for a DC Outbound Supervisor for the company's distribution center in Santa Fe Springs, Calif.

Fatal Clothing is a tattoo inspired lifestyle brand established in 2004. The brand is looking for an Inside Sales Associate to join the team at headquarters in Santa Fe Springs, Calif.

Are you Specialized? Do you know what great looks like? Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc. has a need to fill "4" OPEN positions at headquarters in Morgan Hill, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area). Check 'em out!
Retail Display Designer & Product Manager
Environmental Design Manager
Visual Merchandising Manager
Retail Operations Manager

HUF is looking for an Apparel Technical Designer to join its team in Los Angeles, Calif.!

Leatt is looking for a cycling enthusiast with experience dealing with major accounts in the industry to join its team in Santa Clarita, Calif. as Inside Sales Manager.

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 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.

Robson Forensic, Inc. is seeking a Ski/Snowboard Expert with broad winter sports operational expertise to provide investigation, analysis, reports and testimony where technical and scientific answers are needed to help resolve civil litigation and insurance claims involving liability analysis. This position is available immediately on a contract basis in various locations including Boston, Mass., Denver, Colo., and Lancaster, Penn.

Are you looking for the perfect work / life balance? Then check this out! 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.

Vans, the leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market, is swinging their doors wide open for "14" NEW people to join the crew in Cypress, Calif.
Footwear Product Line Manager
Footwear & Materials Developer
Key Accounts Apparel Representative
Product Merch/Footwear Manager - Americas
Transportation and Logistics Director
Buyer - Men's Apparel & Accessories
Sr Footwear Designer (Active and LXVI)
Risk Management Manager (Retail/Corporate)
Retail Planner
Product Merch/Apparel Manager - Americas
Fin. Planning and Analysis/Forecast Manager
Retail Leasing Director (OD/AS)
Payroll Specialist
Marketing Director -Action Sports

, the leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market, is swinging their doors wide open for "5" INTERNS to join the crew in Cypress, Calif. - check 'em out!
Interactive Marketing Intern
Classics Marketing Intern
Industrial Footwear Design Intern
Social Media Intern 
Visual Merchandising Intern

January 10, 2014

China Topworld is a Hong Kong based sourcing and quality control management company specializing in servicing branded wholesalers active wear, outdoor lifestyle, and work wear industries and is seeking an established, knowledgeable, product-focused Business Development Manager to bring in a small handful of meaningful wholesale garment importers / apparel brands. This is a virtual / remote office position.

Girl Skateboard Company, a manufacturer of skateboarding products and apparel, is seeking an experienced Customer Service Representative and key accounts liaison to deliver superior service to our key account customers and assist our sales team and sales manager. This position is located in Torrance, Calif.

FCS / Surf Hardware is looking for a Customer Service Representative to join the team at headquarters in San Diego, Calif.

A Confidential Company in Irvine, Calif. is on the hunt for an Account Executive/Marketing & Product Specialist with experience working on a motorcycle/power sports client account in an account service position is a big plus.

American Rec is a collection of ten of the best-known and best-loved brands in the outdoor industry and is looking to fill "2" OPEN positions based in Boulder, Colo. - check 'em out!
Product Manager - Kelty
Designer & Product Manager - Ultimate Direction

Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition is a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 organization supported by membership dues, gifts from individuals and corporations, fundraisers at tradeshows, and the sale of merchandise & research. The OIWC is on the hunt for a Marketing & Membership Director to join its team in Boulder / Denver, Colo.

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 Key Account Sales Manager to be responsible for sales performance of regional and national key accounts across athletic specialty, general sporting goods, internet and other channels of distribution.

CamelBak is on the hunt for a Product Designer who will be expected to deliver continued innovation with a focus on soft goods development, but with a dash of hard goods development as well. This position to be based in Petaluma, Calif. (San Francisco, Calif. Area).

CamelBak is also on the lookout for a North America Channel Sales Manager to join the team in Petaluma, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).

Billabong is currently searching for a talented and motivated Swim Designer to join our Women's M&D art department at headquarters in Irvine, Calif.

Billabong is also looking for a Production Assistant to join the team at headquarters in Irvine, Calif.

Alpinestars is on the lookout for a Men's Clothing Product Developer who will partner with Design, Technical Design and Overseas Vendors to ensure best possible product with best possible delivery. This role, based in Torrance, Calif., is responsible for tracking styles from conception to completion.

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.

Intense Cycles is a bicycle manufacturing company that has a strong focus on performance and design and is currently seeking a Frame Design/Manufacturing Engineer/Drafter to join its team in Temecula, Calif.

V i X, located in San Diego, Calif. is a collection of swimwear, dresses and accessories for women and is looking for an EDI and Order Entry Customer Service Specialist to join its team.

SKLZ, located in Carlsbad, Calif., is looking for a Customer Operations Coordinator to join the team.

January 9, 2014

Giant Bicycles is on the hunt for a Field Technology Representative/Contractor to serve as one of the primary faces of Giant to the public. Candidates for this position can be based anywhere!

Simms Fishing Products is looking for storytellers who are passionate with the art of fishing and fishing gear to represent the brand across its social media properties as Social Media Coordinator. This position is located in Bozeman, Montana.

Simms is also on the hunt for a Product Line Manager for the Footwear category. The role's focus is a combination of market research, consumer insight, and product management combined with bringing product design through commercialization by managing the footwear development process. The position is located in Bozeman, Montana.

KJUS USA is a premium ski and golf apparel company based in Boulder, Colo. and is seeking an Inside Customer Service and Warranty Rep.

Quiksilver, based in Huntington Beach, Calif., continues to grow and has "3" OPEN positions available for you today, check 'em out!
Accounts Payable Clerk
E-Commerce Merchandiser
Director of Global Financial Planning & Analysis

Alpinestars is in need of an experienced Web Designer/Developer to work in partnership with the Web and Communications teams, based in Torrance, Calif., in driving strategic brand and commerce projects from initial concept through launch to ensure that the company's creative vision is consistent across all digital platforms.

Ovation Medical in Agoura Hills, Calif. is in search of a highly creative Product Development Engineer . Here is your chance to join a motivated team looking to create world-class cutting edge medical products and touch people lives in positive manner. is looking to hire an SEO Content Writer / Social Media Strategist who has a passion for all things motorcycle. This position to be based in San Diego, Calif.

Royal Robbins is on the hunt for an E-Commerce Manager to help lead the performance and growth of by working with the lead art director and reporting to the director of marketing based in San Francisco, Calif.

January 8, 2013

Jenson USA, based in Riverside, Calif., has been serving the bicycle community since 1994 and is looking to fill "2" OPEN positions - check 'em out! 
Search Specialist
Inventory Analyst

Alpinestars is on the hunt for a Global Ecommerce Manager to join its team in Torrance, Calif.

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

Vans is looking for an experienced Men's Apparel and Accessories Buyer. This position to be based in Cypress, Calif.

Easton-Bell Sports is on the hunt for an Associate Product Manager to be responsible for all aspects of supporting the Marketing Department of Bell and Blackburn, including product management, brand management, sports marketing, creative services and channel marketing teams. This position to be based in Scotts Valley, Calif. (Santa Cruz Area).

A well established and leading Retail Organization is searching for a creative Marketing Manager to join the team in Costa Mesa, Calif.


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