Industry News 5/27/2014

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Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

BIKE: Giant Relaunches Liv as Stand-Alone Women's Brand


EMP: Ridgemont Outfitters Assembles 2014 Footwear Rep Force


EVENT: Kona Brewing Hosts Kona Party Place at 2014 Doheny Surf Fest, with Headliners Common Sense


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EMP: Chris Speyer Named CEO, Accell North America


EMP: Smith Optics Announces New Hires and Staff Promotions


WEB: On June 15th, Swap and Surf will Launch a Crowd Funding Campaign to Go Further


GEAR: GU Energy Labs Announces Newest Products


SURF: Team T&C Surf Takes Hawaii Oakley Surf Shop Challenge with First Summer South Swell


B$Z: BMX Pro Rider Daniel Dhers Opens New Sports Complex in N.C. to Bring Biking to the Masses


EMP: Pure Fix Cycles Names Jackson Lynch to Brand Strategy and Marketing Post


GEAR: Spy's Revolutionary Happy Lens Technology Meets the Omen MX


B$Z: Fashion and Adventure Sports Guru, Gina Duffy, Named a Woman to Watch


EMP: KEEN is thrilled to announce the appointment of Steve Meineke as President


Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

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ROKA Sports is looking for Regional Sales Managers that will manage the sales and marketing efforts and operations for a defined territory to achieve and exceed revenue targets and market share growth objectives. The search is for managers located in Multiple US Territories, including Midwest/Great Lakes, New England/Atlantic, South/East Coast, Southwest and West/Rockies.

EVO, a leading multi-channel retail brand that addresses the unique lifestyle needs of the urban action sports market, is looking for a Merchandise Planner to join the team in Seattle, Wash.

Glamour Kills is looking for an experienced Account Manager based in New York, NY. He or she would be responsible for supporting the company's sales goals by maintaining quality relations with existing accounts as well as seeking new retail clients.

NHS, Inc., considered one of the most respected and recognized SKATE, SURF, SNOW and APPAREL companies in the world today, is in need of a Product Developer for Apparel. This is a full-time, in-house position. Must live near or be willing to relocate to Santa Cruz, Calif. 

Alpinestars is on the hunt for a Women's Clothing Customer Service Representative to add to its rapidly expanding team in Torrance, Calif.

Haro Bicycles seeks a talented Product Manager based in Vista, Calif. with high energy and a fantastic attitude who shares the company's vision to make innovative bikes, parts, and accessories that "dare to be different" in a marketplace saturated with clones.

House of Quirky, a leading global wholesale fashion business with eight unique brands, is looking for a Vice President to oversee this quirky company's American and Canadian operations. This position is located in Los Angeles, Calif.

prAna operates a high volume fast-paced, and energetic distribution center focused on providing on-time shipping of all products and is in need of an Outbound Supervisor. The Outbound Supervisor, based in Carlsbad, Calif., will oversee outbound operations including the order fulfillment (picking and packing) and shipping functions.

2XU,driven by a relentless company mission to advance human performance through the development of world-leading athletic garments, is looking for Inside Sales talent based in Carlsbad, Calif. for Institutional & Key Accounts.

The La Jolla Group is in need of an experienced Men's Boardshort Merchandiser for O'Neill. This position is located in Irvine, Calif.

Vans is in need of a Payroll Specialist to analyze and ensure an accurate payroll process and ensure that all employees are paid correctly. This position is located in Cypress, Calif.

Travis Mathew, a progressive lifestyle apparel company specializing in the golf market, is looking for an Inside Sales Manager to be located in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Confidential Company in Los Angeles, Calif. is looking to fill an opening for an experienced Director of Digital.

Pearl Izumi is seeking male and female Fit Models in Louisville, Colo. (Boulder Area). Candidates are required to have athletic build, be currently active in running, bicycling, and/or triathlons, and fit Pearl Izumi standard measurements.

Billabong is currently seeking Retail Store Managers to join its retail team in Dallas, Tex. You must have a minimum of 1-2 years of management experience.

Billabong is also seeking Retail Store Associates for its retail team in Dallas, Tex.

Confidential Company in Seattle, Wash. is looking for a Customer Service Representative to join its team. The ideal candidate will have experience in an office environment.

Want to love what you do and do what you love? The join the Bauer Performance Sports Ltd. team in Exeter, New Hampshire, as Lacrosse Product Manager, where you can launch the next level of lacrosse gear for the company's top lacrosse brands, Cascade and Maverik.

LeftLane Sports is hiring a Footwear Buyer that will be responsible for general day-to-day buying functions in the Endurance, Outdoor, and Action Sports categories. The position reports directly to the Chief Merchandise Officer and executive team located in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Steady Clothing needs a full-time Wholesale Sales Assistant who is out-going, personable, and will provide customers with amazing customer service! This position is located in Santa Ana, Calif.

DC Shoes is looking for a Footwear Designer eager to begin an exciting career in product creation. This position is located in Huntington Beach, Calif. This position will be responsible for the creation of new design solutions for consumer focused performance action sports footwear.

Quiksilver is looking for a Global Marketing Operations Director, to join the team at headquarters in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc., located in Brea, Calif., is looking for a Marine Accessory Specialist to administer all Marine Accessories, including sourcing, purchasing, inventory control, packaging, sales and marketing activities and new product development.

NiteRider Technical Lighting Systems, an international leader in portable action sports lighting located in San Diego, Calif., is looking for a dynamic individual to join as Sales Manager.

The Gnarlywood Group is on the search for Summer Interns to join the team in Oceanside, Calif. Interns will work in the following areas: PR, Digital Media and Merchandise Marketing.

May 23, 2014

Cycles Lambert, the top Canadian supplier of world-class cycling parts and accessories, has an immediate opening for a full-time and experienced Sales Representative for the Lower Mainland of Canada.

The Crohns & Colitis Foundation of America is seeking a Marketing and Brand Ambassador to promote Team Challenge, the foundation's endurance training and fundraising program. This position is located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Crohns & Colitis Foundation of America is also seeking a Marketing and Brand Ambassador to be located in Houston, Tex.

Marmot Mountain, LLC is on the hunt for a Web Analyst to be responsible for analyzing the Marmot and ExOfficio eCommerce business from traffic channels and on-site user interaction to conversion funnel and promotional campaign performance. This position will report to the Director of eCommerce and can be located in either Seattle, Wash. or Santa Rosa, Calif. offices.

Marmot is also searching to fill Open Positions at its store in Union Square,San Francisco, Calif. The world recognized leader in high quality performance apparel and equipment is on the hunt for qualified candidates for retail sales associates, key-holder (Full-time and/or Part-time) and an assistant manager position.  

Mammoth Mountain seeks an innovative and adaptive Direct Marketing Manager for its LA office to envision, develop, and implement new direct marketing campaigns. This position is located in El Segundo, Calif., where you are fifteen minutes from your desk to the jetway and you can simply jump the flight to Mammoth for meetings or weekend play with the team, how cool is THIS?!

Carver Skateboards is looking to hire an organized, focused, and motivated self-starting Warehouse Associate for its El Segundo, Calif. factory.

Tilly's foster a fun, entrepreneurial work environment and is on the hunt for an Associate Buyer in Irvine, Calif. with 1-2 years minimum experience.

Tilly's is also on the hunt for an experienced Assistant Buyer to be based in Irvine, Calif. You will support the Buyer on all day-to-day functions of the department.

Craft beer fan who's a retail marketing expert?  Perfect!  Stone Brewing Company is looking for a Retail Marketing Manager to join at headquarters in Escondido, Calif. (North San Diego County).

Alp-n-Rock is in search of a Product Design & Development Assistant in Carlsbad, Calif. You must have a minimum 3 years experience in the graphic arts/apparel industry.

Eddie Bauer is seeking a Merchandise Manager (Outerwear, Footwear, and Gear) to develop, drive and execute departmental merchandising strategies that meet financial and marketing objectives. This position is located in Bellevue, Wash. (Seattle Area).

Brooks, located in Seattle, Wash. is a team of passionate people united by a desire to do meaningful work, lead healthy lives and make a difference. Brooks is looking for a Retail Assistant Store Manager of its Flagship location in Seattle, Wash.

Marmot also has "3" NEW openings at its HQ in Rohnert Park, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area)
Human Resources Specialist 
Web Analyst 
SAP SD Business Analyst 

DVS Shoes is on the search for a Graphic Designer / Production Artist to join the team in Westminster, Calif.  DVS is a global footwear brand dedicated to inspiring youth to have fun and always push forward. (#allingoodfun)

ACT Lab, located in Long Beach, Calif., is an independent, professional third-party, ISO/IEC 17025 accredited testing laboratory, providing international safety, compliance, quality control, and research and development for bicycles, helmets, scooters, and more.  The company is looking for a Sales Administration Assistant to join the team.

5.11 Tactical, located in Irvine, Calif. creates superior products that enhance the safety, accuracy, speed and performance of law enforcement, military, firefighting and EMS professionals. 5.11 has TWO immediate opportunities to join its team: 
1. Patternmaker - Apparel, Bags, Accessories  
2. Lead Sample Maker - Apparel & Accessories 

EVS Sports, located in Rancho Dominguez, Calif. (Los Angeles) is a leader in the protective gear for the Motocross and Street bike industry.  EVS is looking for a motivated, dynamic, Director of Administration

Young & Reckless, located in Los Angeles, Calif., is looking for an Operations Assistant. Y&R needs someone committed; you must be available for a full-time, long-term position.

May 22, 2014

The United States Ski and Snowboard Association, the national governing body of Olympic skiing and snowboarding, is looking for a Graphic Designer to join the team at headquarters in Park City, Utah.

Zeal Optics is searching for an experienced action sports Sales Rep to market its high-quality, innovative action-sport polarized sunwear and goggles throughout the South Texas territory. 

Confidential Company is seeking motivated Inside Sales people in Austin, Tex. You must have prior success selling high end goods or services to high net worth individuals.

Absolute Board Co. is looking for an experienced outgoing individual familiar with the Surf/Skate Industry who loves to sell to join its team in Oceanside, Calif. as a Territory Sales Representative. This is both an inside and outside sales position where 4-8 days of travel will be required most months.

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

Sport Chalet has been a leader in the specialty sporting goods arena for over 50 years and continues to grow. Check out these "6" NEW positions based in La Canada, Calif.  
Replenishment Analyst 
Buyer - Athletics 
Allocation Analyst 
Assistant Buyer - Action Sports/Winter Apparel 
Assistant Buyer - Women's/Youth Apparel 
Online Merchandiser - eCommerce

The North Face is on the hunt for a Designer (SMU & Key Account Exclusives) to help push the boundaries of innovation with product design and development of premier apparel, equipment and footwear that will enable and inspire athletes and enthusiasts to Never Stop Exploring. The primary responsibilities of the Designer are to provide design work of innovative and technologically advanced products that meet the needs of the company's customers and end users and which in turn drives company sales and profits. This position is located in Alameda, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).

ElliptiGO is a new outdoor exercise device that combines elements of the elliptical trainer and the bicycle to deliver a running-like experience without the impact. The Solana Beach, Calif. based company is looking for a full-time Operations Technician to join its team!

i9media LLC is a Digital Marketing Agency based in San Clemente, Calif. that is looking for a Digital Marketing Assistant for Flow Snowboards. You will be responsible for daily editorial, daily social media posts, newsletters, and public relations. Story-telling is a key part of the job, together with the ability to combine words and imagery into a compelling narrative.

5.11 Tactical, located in Irvine, Calif. has established itself as the fastest-growing and most well-known brand of tactical apparel, gear and functional products in the world.  Two new opportunities to join the company:
1. Product Developer - Special Design Group 
2. Technical Design Manager - Outerwear & Knits 

Olukai is seeking an enthusiastic Customer Service Rep that has the experience, know-how and drive to help us attain this vision. This position is located in Irvine, Calif. 

A confidential Importer and Distributor for bicycle rider accessories is seeking an experienced Sales Manager to help lead its independent sales rep group and more. This is a great opportunity for a pro-active, self-motivated and experienced sales professional located in San Diego, Calif. that will be able to drive all sales and marketing initiatives.

Robson Forensic is a multi-discipline forensic engineering firm with offices throughout the U.S. and is in need of a Bicycle Designer/Engineer. This position is available immediately on a full time or contractor basis and is available in multiple locations nationwide. Relocation may be required.

Tui Marine is looking for an Online Specialist to join the team in Clearwater, FL. to work closely with various departments throughout the organization to support website development for the Sunsail brand.

ROKA Sports is seeking a Customer Experience Specialist to be based in Dallas, Tex. (Downtown). This is a critical role at ROKA. The perfect Specialist can understand and articulate the customer need, and can help design internal policies and processes to make sure we deliver amazing service day in and day out.

How would you like to get involved in an exciting team environment; in a position that will keep you on your toes? Rocky Mountain ATV/MC has just the job for you! The Payton, Utah based company is in need of a Powersports Blog Editor to create and manage relationships with dozens of writers and enthusiasts within the industry for content creation and curation.

Gregory Mountain Products, in Salt Lake City, Utah, is seeking a Product Designer. Gregory is looking for a qualified candidate with 5-7 years of product design experience.

Easton Technical Products is a world leader in precision arrows, outdoor products, hunting apparel and custom tubing and is currently looking for a highly motivated Product Developer to manage the development process of Easton Outfitters Division at the company's corporate headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.

DisplayIt Inc, a manufacturer of custom exhibits, retail environments, corporate environments, and retail fixtures, is looking for a Project Manager to join the team in Foothill Ranch, Calif.

This year, prAna celebrates 21 years in existence. This can be your first year with the company if you join as Assistant Store Manager at its San Francisco, Calif. store located at 1928 Fillmore St.

Amazing Grass, the leading producer and distributor of organic Green SuperFoods, is in need of a Direct Sales Rep to cover the Northern California/Bay Area territory. This is a full-time, salaried position, and will be based in or around the San Francisco Bay Area.

Mountain Hardwear, located in Richmond, Calif. (SF Bay Area) believes innovators go where no one has gone before and the company strives for disruptive innovation. Achieve that goal with Mountain Hardwear as its Apparel Quality Engineer.

You tire of convention and mediocrity. Nothing sets you on edge more than the phrase "that's the way we've always done it..." If you are still reading, then check out this Product Developer position for Fox Racing's Performance Product Division. This position is located in Irvine, Calif.

INTENSE CYCLES, located in Temecula, Calif. has exciting developments happening and now is a great time to join the company as Art Director.

Horny Toad Activewear is looking to add a Dealer Sales Assistant to its growing team in Santa Barbara, Calif. This position is the main support role for the sales team, helping to drive revenue and profitability.

May 21, 2014

Amer Sports is in need of a Regional Sales Manager to cover the South. This position is based within the territory it covers - the U.S. Southern Territory.

Theory 38 was named after the building number of the label's headquarters on Gansevoort Street and was inspired by the stream of New Yorkers shuttling between work, home, and the gym. Theory 38 is looking for an experienced Product Developer to join the team in New York, NY.

Do you have a passion for extreme sports, digital platforms and owning and driving content strategy to build a brand? Then you have got to check out this amazing opportunity for a Creative Director/Managing Editor for Alma Extrema in Miami, Fla. Alma Extrema is a new digital first multi-platform brand launched by Univision in partnership with Red Bull Media House that aims to be the premier adventure sports and lifestyle offering for Hispanics in the US.

Amer Sports is looking for experienced account managers to join its team in Ogden, Utah. If you have a bachelor's degree in Business or Sales and a minimum of 10 years of relevant sales experience, then pick the category that fits you best and apply today! 
Strategic Account Manager - Outdoor Specialty 
Strategic Account Manager - Hook and Bullet

Amer Sports is also looking for a Sales Development Manager - LEAF Americas. This position is based in Ogden, Utah or can be based in California, Texas, or Virginia.

Pearl Izumi is looking for a Materials Developer to join its team in Louisville, Colo. (Boulder area).

VF Outdoor is seeking a B2B Coordinator to be based in Alameda, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area). As part of the Coalition Business to Business (B2B) team, this position supports online order entry for The North Face's Sales Team and Dealers.

Next Level Apparel is a leader in the market of fashion blank t-shirts and is looking for an experienced Technical Designer to join its team in Rancho Dominguez, Calif.

Volcom is looking for a Development Manager to maintain the development, production, and quality of assigned styles by serving as the liaison between the Designer, Merchandiser, Fit Technician, and Supplier. This position is based at Volcom's headquarters in Costa Mesa, Calif. Come join the ride!

Volcom is also looking for a SMU Merchandiser to join the team in Costa Mesa, Calif. You will work closely and effectively with accounts, vendors and internal teams; ensuring products suit the needs of specific accounts while maintaining Volcom quality standards and margin goals.

Travis Mathew is a progressive lifestyle apparel company specializing in the golf market on the hunt for a Sales Operations Manager to be responsible for the management of all aspects of the customer service department. This position is located in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Travis Mathew, based in Huntington Beach, Calif., is also in need of a Jr. Front-End Web Developer to be responsible for creating and managing content on and the eCommerce store.

Quiksilver, based in Huntington Beach, Calif., continues to grow and has "2" OPEN positions available for you today, check them out! 
Ecommerce Business Analyst 
Global Community Marketing Director

Oakley, headquartered in Foothill Ranch, Calif., is on the hunt for an experienced Apparel Developer for the Snow/Technical Outerwear category.

A confidential Swimwear/Resort Wear Company is looking for a Production Planner / Assistant Production Manager to join the team. This position is located in Orange County, Calif.

Ragnar Relay Series, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, is seeking an HR & Payroll Specialist/Generalist with a passion for people and ability to execute best-in-class HR techniques and practices while overseeing the daily administrative HR functions.

Brooks, located in Seattle, Wash. is a team of passionate people united by a desire to do meaningful work, lead healthy lives and make a difference. Brooks is looking for a Senior Patternmaker to join the company.

Zoot Sports, a division of K2 Sports, has an opening for a Tech Rep/Grass Roots Coordinator to work in Texas.

TaylorMade Golf Brands, located in Carlsbad, Calif., is in need of a Digital Marketing Coordinator. You will work to create, execute, and analyze online marketing activities, with particular focus on organic, search, paid search, and email programs.

KOR Water, a brand focused on wellness through hydration, is seeking an exceptional person to join its team as Sales Manager. This position is located in Aliso Viejo, Calif. 

Ariat International, located in Union City, CA (San Francisco Bay Area) is looking for an Online Sales Representative to focus on Lifestyle, Outdoor, and Work channels.

DC Shoes is looking for a Sr. Footwear Designer to join the team at headquarters in Huntington Beach, Calif. This position will be responsible for the creation of new innovative design solutions for high performance and consumer focused action sports footwear.

Graphic Ink is has an exciting opportunity for an actively enrolled college student. We are looking for a Production Intern to join the team in Huntington Beach, Calif.



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Kore Essentials
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Cycles Lambert
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Independent Sales Reps - Hawaii | Texas | Northeast 

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Next Level Quiver Factory 
Independent Regional Sales Reps - FLORIDA  

Fischer Boards 
Independent Regional Sales Reps - Multiple Territories  

NEW! Zeal Optics 
Independent Outside Sales Reps - South TX Territory (Austin / San Antonio / Houston / coastal areas) 

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Independent Outside Sales Reps - Multiple Territories 

Shwood Eyewear 
Independent Outside Sales Reps - Mid-Atlantic 

Mentom Eyewear
Independent Outside Sales Reps - All Territories 

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Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories 

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Zoot Sports  
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