Industry News 1/21/2014

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Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

SHMOOZ: Presents the Shmooz at Outdoor Retailer on Jan. 24, 2014


GEAR: Smith Optics Debuts New Interchangeable I/O 7 Goggle


B$Z: RockyMounts, Inc. Selects Verde Brand Communications for Media Partnership


B$Z: Hydrapak Expands Bay Area Headquarters


APP: Never Miss the Perfect Ride with Helly Hansen's First Tracks App


SAVE THE DATE: 686 Lights Out Returns to SIA Jan. 30, 2014


TEAM: Smith Optics Welcomes Tim Reyes and Jake Marshall to the Surf Team


EMP: Princeton Tec Welcomes Anna Tsahourides As New Dealer Services Rep


B$Z: Steve Christie Named N. American Sales Manager for Backcountry Access & K2 BackSide Collection


Malakye Picks: Working from Home vs. the Office


SUPPORT: National Beach Water Quality Program Restored


EMP: Icebreaker Announces New General Manager Europe


EMP: Chris Parkhurst Named Vice President of MSR


TEAM: Newton Running Sponsors Pro Triathlete Timothy O'Donnell


B$Z: Jaybird Names Turner Public Relations as Agency of Record


MOTO: Monster Energy Supercross Celebrates 40 Years This Weekend in Anaheim


FILM: Definition: Snowboarding Project Outline and Sponsorship Proposal


B$Z: ECHELON announces on-shoring to USA, other big changes


GEAR: Outdoor Research Fall 2014 line offers several groundbreaking technology innovations



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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.

SCOTT Sports is seeking a qualified individual for the full-time position of National Wintersports Sales Manager to be located in the new Salt Lake City, Utah office.

SCOTT Sports is seeking a qualified individual for the full-time position of US Marketing Director to be located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

HippyTree is seeking a creative and passionate Apparel & Accessories Designer to join HippyTree's rapidly expanding surf and outdoor sports apparel business. This position located in Los Angeles, Calif.

Windells Snowboard Camp, located near Mt. Hood, Ore., is currently accepting applications for the position of Head Snowboard Coach for the Summer camp of 2014. Candidate must be able to be in Oregon from May 15 to August 16 (housing and meals provided).

DAKINE is a leading manufacturer of top quality packs, bags and accessories designed for action sports athletes and is looking to fill "6" OPEN positions located in Hood River, Ore. - check 'em out!
Product Developer - Apparel
Outerwear Product Line Manager
Product Developer - Outerwear
Technical Designer/Patternmaker - Outerwear
Product Line Manager - Gloves
Product Line Manager - Tech Packs, Bags and Luggage

prAna is on the search for local candidates who know the Portland, Ore. 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.

prAna is also on the hunt for a Retail Store Manager to join the team in Denver, 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.

Pearl Izumi is also on the hunt for a part-time Patternmaker/Fit Specialist to join its team in Louisville, Colo. (Boulder Area). He/she takes the 2D design illustration and creates a garment pattern that combines the original design intent with construction, fit standards and function requirements.

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

Do you want to work with cool people at a growing company with loads of opportunity? Then this position is perfect for you! Zumiez is looking for a Graphic Designer to join the team at headquarters in Lynnwood, Wash.

Zumiez is also looking for an Assistant Graphic Designer to join the team at headquarters in Lynnwood, 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.

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

Can you design hats and accessories? Do you obsess about what others are wearing? Can you manage and work within a team? If yes, then Turtle Fur, a leading headwear and accessory company based in Morrisville, Vermont wants you to join its team as Director of Product Development.

Dragon, located in Carlsbad, Calif. and soon moving to San Clemente, Calif., is looking for an Administrative Assistant (Customer Service and Accounts Receivable).

Sun Diego is looking for an experienced Assistant Manager/Keyholder to work at its store in Escondido, Calif.

prAna, based in Carlsbad, Calif., is in need of an IT Support Specialist with a friendly demeanor and helpful nature

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.

It's no secret that Sole Technology is a leader in our industry. Which is why you should join the team in Lake Forest, Calif. as a Graphic Designer for Altamont.

Flexfit LLC, a leading head wear manufacturer with over 30 years history, is seeking a motivated Domestic Embroidery Coordinator to join its team located in Fullerton, Calif. This Position works with outside Sales Reps and House Account customers processing Domestic Embroidery orders.

Quiksilver, based in Huntington Beach, Calif., continues to grow and has "2" OPEN positions available for you today, check 'em out!
Senior Financial Analyst - Global Licensing
Web Analyst

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!
Marketing Manager
Product Line Manager - Apparel

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.

Vans, the leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market, is swinging their doors wide open for "13" 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
Payroll Specialist
Marketing Director -Action Sports

, the leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market, is swinging their doors wide open for "3" INTERNS to join the crew in Cypress, Calif. - check 'em out!
Interactive Marketing Intern
Classics Marketing Intern
Visual Merchandising Intern

January 20, 2014

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

L.L.Bean has been a trusted source for quality apparel, reliable outdoor equipment and expert advice for over 100 years and is currently seeking a Senior Product Developer focusing on Women's Active Apparel. This position located in Freeport, Maine.

A Florida based Action Sports Company is looking for an experienced Sales Manager for immediate hire with proven leadership, business acumen, domestic and international sales experience and willingness to do what it takes to succeed. This position located in Tampa, Fla.

The Hundreds is the world's first social merchandising company and is currently stocked in over 400 accounts in every major city of the world, this includes The Hundreds' four flagship retail stores located in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles, San Francisco's Union Square, SOHO New York, and Santa Monica. The Hundreds is searching for a Junior Headwear and Accessories Designer to work out of the company's downtown Los Angeles, Calif. headquarters.

Stance is looking for an International Sales Operations Coordinator to join the team in San Clemente, Calif.

Chrome is looking for a few good applicants to become the newest member of the Chrome Familia SF, coming on board as Assistant Store Manager for the retail shop in San Francisco, Calif. In this position, new members will be responsible for delivering a best-in-class brand and customer experience, hitting sales goals, and creating an easy-to-shop environment.

Highway Two LLC, North American importer of Continental tires, the Selle Royal family of products (Selle Royal, fi'z:k, Brooks and crankbrothers) and distributor of ABUS locks and KASK helmets is currently seeking to fill it's Warranty/Customer Service position in Aliso Viejo, 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

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.

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.

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.

Fox Head, Inc. has been a global leader in performance action sports apparel since 1974 and is seeking a talented Associate Art Director to be based at its Irvine, Calif. office. 

Are you passionate about cycling? Do you have a background in sales, customer service, and management? Are you looking to blend your personal and professional interests and endeavors? If so, then Jenson USA may have the perfect opportunity for you! The Riverside, Calif. based company is looking for an Inside Sales Manager to develop and grow its inside sales/customer service department.

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.

AFTCO is currently seeking to fill a Key Account SalesPosition in Santa Ana, Calif. The Key Account Sales Position is responsible for driving sales, planning strategic initiatives with several of our large volume customers.


Cali's Finest Clothing is poised to takeover the street wear and action sports industries and is need of sales associates throughout California to help expand its footprint. Check out these Territorial Sales Associate positions available in Sacramento, Bakersfield, Santa Barbara, and Riverside, Calif.

A Confidential Retail Property Developer/Design Firm based in Costa Mesa, Calif. is looking for an experienced Property Manager. A college degree, minimum 5 years experience and references will be required.



January 17, 2014

Giant Bicycles is in search of a Regional Sales Manager to take on the Central/Midwest territory.

Acushnet Company, home to the leading brands in golf (Titleist and FootJoy Golf) has an exciting opportunity for an Embroidery Digitizer/Graphics Technician. This position located in Carlsbad, Calif.

Quiksilver, based in Huntington Beach, Calif., continues to grow and has "2" OPEN positions available for you today, check 'em out!
Product Developer - Headwear
Director of Sales - Footwear

DC Shoes, located in Huntington Beach, Calif. is looking for a Product Manager to join the team!

Travis Mathew is a progressive lifestyle apparel company specializing in the golf market that is in need of a Junior Apparel Designer to join its team in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Travis Mathew is opening its first retail store, to be located in Newport Beach, Calif. As a result, the company is actively seeking to fill several NEW positions available today!
Retail Store Manager
Retail Key Holders
Assistant Retail Manager
Retail Sales Associates

Founded in 1997, Incase creates products to protect the technology that is essential to our lives. Incase is currently looking to fill "3" NEW positions based in Chino, Calif. - check 'em out!
Graphic Designer
Product Director
Production Designer

The Monster Energy Company is on the hunt for a Brand Manager for the Peace Tea iced teas brand. This position located in Corona, Calif.

The Monster Energy Company is also in need of a Social Media Administrator to join its team in Corona, Calif. The Monster Energy Social Media Administrator (APAC) will focus on digital marketing and strategy support, social media publication, and community engagement to ensure active Monster Energy social engagement in Asia Pacific while promoting the Monster Energy brand and culture.

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.!
Allocation Manager
Merchandise Planner - All Levels
Assistant Textile Designer - Men's
Assistant Textile Designer - Women's

Incipio Technologies located in Irvine, Calif. is looking for a Product Manager who is responsible for overseeing operational and product development objectives. This includes, but is not limited to defining the product vision, gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, working closely with procurement, sales, marketing and support to ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met.

Incipio Technologies is also looking for a Product Marketing Copywriter to join the team in Irvine, Calif.

A confidential Industry Leading Company located in Irvine, Calif. is looking for a Production Coordinator to join its team.

adidas has an amazing opportunity for a Senior Communications Manager for Action Sports to create and lead the implementation of the US Action Sports communication plan. This position to be based in Portland, Ore.

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

Nikita, a fast growing fashion-forward active apparel brand for women based in Portland, Ore., is on the hunt for a Brand Marketing Manager that is looking to take your next career step into a global role that requires autonomy and entrepreneurialism, and you thrive in a collaborative environment.

K2 Sports is looking for a Customer Service Representative to join the team in Seattle, Wash.

ONE Industries has two Inside Sales Rep positions open, one focused on our Moto products and one focused on our Bike products. The core responsibilities of these positions, based in San Diego, Calif., are the same.

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

OluKai is looking for Shipping Clerk to join the team in Huntington Beach, Calif.

X-Treme Video distributes action-sports video contents and products specifically designed for extreme sports and is looking for a talented Digital Advertising Sales Manager, based in the US-West coast out of San Francisco, Calif. Come and join to help building businesses on exciting media & platform with a fast growing audience across the entire world.

VSI Products Inc. designs, manufactures and markets a full range of helmets and protection for the cycling industry and is on the hunt to fill "2" OPEN positions based in Cerritos, Calif. (Los Angeles Area) - interest in cycling or action sports is a plus.
Graphic and Interactive Designer
Inside Sales Representative

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).

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.

EVS Sports / LIFT Safety, a leading sports and industrial protective gear company, seeks a Product Developer that possesses tremendous attention to detail along with superior communication and organizational skills. This position located in Rancho Dominguez, Calif. (Los Angeles Area).

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.

January 16, 2014

Filament Brand, a global manufacturer of youth-lifestyle specific footwear products and related apparel items, is on the hunt for Distributors in the following territories: Europe | South Africa | South America | Central America | Caribbean | Asia. Please note, this is a contract position.

ONE Industries is on the search for a Chief Financial Officer to serve as a strategic partner to CEO/President and who will participate in the creation, implementation and execution of key value creation strategies and initiatives. This position located in San Diego, Calif.

Tilly's is in need of an Allocation Analyst to join its team in Irvine, Calif.

Casual Industries is seeking an organized, self motivated, detail-oriented, responsible, and dependable Production & Logistics Manager, whom is looking to work with a fun group of people in a dynamic work environment. This position located in Seattle, Wash.

Vittoria Industries North America, the leading producer of high performance cycling tires and the importer/distributor of Selle Italia, Sportourer and 3T is adding a position of Field Tech Representative to its North American Operations. This individual, to be based in Boston, Mass., will be responsible for providing exceptional dealer/consumer support by effectively communicating our Brand's messages, explaining the products/technology and facilitating product demo's all with a positive energetic attitude!

Simms Fishing Products is a company with a team that is committed to creating high-quality, award-winning products and continuing to drive brand insistence. Simms is looking to fill "3" OPEN positions based in Bozeman, Montana. To be a great fit at Simms, you must embrace the fishing culture and follow our practice to work like we fish - with purpose, passion & curiosity. Be prepared to share your latest fishing adventures.
Senior Director - Marketing & Brand Management
Product Line Manager - Footwear
Social Media Coordinator

DC Shoes wants you to join its team in Huntington Beach, Calif. Are you qualified to fill any of the "3" OPEN positions they have available? Related professional experience required!
Product Line Manager - DC Footwear
Fit Test Coordinator
Footwear Developer

Quiksilver, based in Huntington Beach, Calif., continues to grow and has "4" OPEN positions available for you today, check 'em out!
Web Marketing Coordinator
PLM Support Lead
Temporary eCommerce Merchandiser
Roxy Assistant Accessory Designer

Fox Head is looking for a Dealer Support Specialist to join the team in Irvine, Calif. In this role you will partner with both internal and external partners to delivers sales, coordinate marketing efforts at the dealer level and provide data entry support for the inside sales team.

Royal Robbins is on the hunt for an E-Commerce Marketing Analyst 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.

Amazing Grass is on the hunt for a Supply Chain and Logistics Clerk to join its team in Newport Beach, Calif.

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.

January 15, 2014 

Carhartt is on the hunt for a General Merchandise Manager to join its team in Dearborn, Mich. (Detroit Area). This critical role is an integral part of Carhartt's strategic objective to operate as a consumer-centric organization.

Eyeking (Under Armour Eyewear, Hobie Polarized & Arsenal Polarized Optics) is looking for a sunglass enthusiast to join the Eyeking family as the Western Sales Coordinator. The Western Sales Coordinator will work with the Western Regional Sales Manager from their Home Office in Southern California.

CamelBak is seeking an Industrial Design Manager to join its team in Petaluma, Calif.

Volcom is looking for a Women's Designer to join the team at headquarters in Costa Mesa, Calif.

ML Kishigo has been in business for over 30 years as a well known safety garment manufacturer and is on the hunt for an Import/Domestic Buyer to join its team in Santa Ana, Calif.

Pink Dolphin is a unique and ingenious clothing line embodying exclusivity and is seeking a Customer Service Representative to join its team in Glendale, Calif.

EMU is a company that is passionate about producing beautifully crafted footwear and apparel and is looking for the right candidate join its sales team as Sales Representative for the Southern California and Arizona sales territory.

At adidas, interesting, amazing and inspiring aren't just ideas - it's what they do every single day. If this sounds inspiring then check out these "2" OPEN positions based in Portland, Ore.
Retail Buyer - Factory Outlet Apparel
Retail Planner

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
Product Graphic Designer

With a heritage firmly developed on motocross tracks and mountain bike trails around the world, endorsed by champion after champion, ONE Industries is the brand of the future and wants you to join its team in San Diego, Calif. as Product Developer for the Moto/Bike categories.

Travis Mathew Apparel is looking for an experienced professional that mixes well with its company culture to come on-board as Accounts Receivable Clerk. This position will be located in Huntington Beach, Calif.

A Confidential San Diego, Calif. based Action Sports Company is looking for an International/Global Sales Manager for immediate hire.

Stance is a sock company that in addition to great product, produces the opportunity for growth in an unparalleled positive work environment and wants you to join the team in San Clemente, Calif. as Women's Product Designer.

Fox Head, Inc. is looking for a Retail Keyholder to its in-store team in Carlsbad, Calif. The Keyholder will help the Store/Assistant Manager to oversee the selling culture and operations for a Fox Retail Store to ensure effective implementation of programs and that company financial objectives are met.


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