Industry News 6/17/2014

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Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

EMP: Tony Casella Joins Freewaters' California Sales Team


EMP: NiteRider Technical Lighting Announces the Appointment of Two Executive Positions


GEAR: KOR's Nava Filtered Bottle is Inc. Magazine Accessory of the Year


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B$Z: Flowfold Bootstraps Production to Keep Up with Growth


GEAR: WINS Releases Look Away: The Art of Todd Francis


Wolverine Worldwide Announces Key Leadership Changes And Additions To Accelerate Global Growth


B$Z: STANCE Opens New HQ - Celebs, Models & Athletes Attend


B$Z: ExOfficio Announces New Partnership Store with American Terrain


EMP: lululemon athletica inc. Announces Retirement of Chief Financial Officer John Currie


SURF: Celebrating 2014 International Surfing Day and Olympic Day


Malakye Picks: Lessons from the World Cup


EMP: Fox Appoints Michael Millenacker As General Manager, USA


MOTO: Cycle Ranch Brings Major New Sponsor Into Motocross


Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

Carly Kunz has joined the crew at KOR Water in Aliso Viejo, CA as Customer Experience Rep! #MalakyeWorks


Jim Boisdenghien has joined NiteRider Technical Lighting Systems in San Diego, CA as Vice President of Sales. Jim brings with him 19 years of combined sales and business development experience in the bike, outdoor and dive markets! #DreamJobs


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Kathmandu, a leading travel and adventure clothing and equipment retailer, has a proven growth strategy in Australia and New Zealand, with further opportunity to grow internationally, and is in need of a Senior Apparel Designer to be based at the company's support office in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Alli Sports, a division of NBC Universal is looking for a Senior Manager of Events to join the team in Stamford, Conn.

ROKA Sports is seeking a Head of E-Commerce with the experience, ability and passion to help take ROKA's direct to consumer offering to the next level. This position is located in Dallas, Tex.

Zumiez is looking for a Private Label Production Associate based in Lynwood, Wash. You will be doing costing, production tracking, shipping logistics, PO writing & maintenance, and managing time and action calendars.

Volcom Retail is looking for a Retail Store Manager to manage the retail store location in Sunrise, Fla.

Vans is in need of an experienced District Store Manager for its retail location in Orlando, Fla.

Blenders Eyewear is looking for a Freelance Graphic Designer to join the team. This position can be based anywhere in the U.S.

Zeal Athletic Outfitters is looking for an experienced freelance Designer. You will design activewear apparel and accessories for specialty running retailers and can be based anywhere.

OluKai is currently recruiting for a Consumer Customer Service Rep to support our team in Irvine, Calif. 

Bravo Sports, headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., is a global leader in the outdoor, recreational and sporting goods markets and is in need of a Retail Support Representative.

Quiksilver is looking for a Head of Global Sports Marketing to join the team at headquarters in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Quiksilver is also looking for a Sports & Brand Marketing Manager to join the Roxy Snow team at headquarters in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Aqua Lung America is seeking a Buyer/Planner in Vista, Calif. with 5 years experience in a Purchasing, Planning, or Accounting environment. 

Aqua Lung America is also seeking a Level I Quality Control Inspector in Vista, Calif.   

Vans is on the hunt for an experienced S&OP Manager with previous management experience or demonstrated expertise. This position is located in Cypress, Calif.

SP Gadgets is looking for a Customer Service / Office Manager to assist in setting up our US Sales office in Orange County, Calif.

ASICS is in search of a Talent Acquisition Coordinator in Irvine, Calif.  The Talent Acquisition Coordinator is responsible for assisting overall recruitment efforts in alignment with ASICS organization and business objectives.

Active Ride Shop is looking for an Allocation Analyst to join the team at headquarters in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

TYR Sport is looking to add a Production Planner to its team in Seal Beach, Calif.  The Production Planner is responsible for managing multiple product lines from procurement to production planning, including material planning and production scheduling. It requires translating sales forecasts into production plans.

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 Customer Service & Inside Sales Representative to join its team.

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.

prAna is also on the lookout for a Production Manager to join its team in Carlsbad, Calif.  5 years of experience with apparel garment manufacturing (domestic and overseas) and experience traveling & working directly with factories overseas is required.

The La Jolla Group is looking for a Senior Staff Accountant to manage all aspects of accounting including financial statement responsibilities. This position is located in Irvine, Calif.

Confidential Company in Orange County, Calif. is on the hunt for an experienced Retail Store Manager.

SmartWool/Vanity Fair Corp (VF) is on the lookout for a B2B Supervisor to be responsible for the management of the Smartwool B2B site.  This position is located in Steamboat Springs, Colo.

Want to love what you do and do what you love? Then 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.

Billabong is looking for a Trade Marketing Manager to join the team in Irvine, Calif.  You will be responsible for building revenue across all brick and mortar channels via targeted marketing.

Lucky 13 is the Original brand that has defined vintage Americana, edginess and individual style and is on the hunt for a Production Manager to be based in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Bamboo Skateboards is looking for Interns with excellent leadership skills to work two days per week in Oceanside, Calif.  This candidate will be motivated with a "can do" attitude, someone that will roll up their sleeves and work on a vast array of projects, everything from operations, sales, marketing, social media, shipping and production.

June 16, 2014

ROKA Sports is looking for Regional Sales Managers who 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.

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

Continued growth at The Duck Company, one of the most recognized resort apparel brands in the U.S., has created the need for a hands-on, high energy Inside Sales Representative who is self-motivated and has a strong drive for success. This position is located in Arvada, Colo. (Denver Area).

Glamour Kills is not just a clothing line, it's a community. Based in New York, NY, this company continues to grow and is looking to add "2" NEW people to the team.
1. Sales/Account Manager 
2. Production Manager

Jenson USA is in need of a Will-Call Supervisor to provide direction and instruction to the Will-Call Desk associates during day to day operations. You will be based in Corona, Calif.

Jenson USA is also seeking a Retail Store Associate with knowledge of bicycle components and bicycle compatibility for its location in Corona, Calif.

Fox Head, in Irvine, Calif., is looking for a Men's SMU Production Artist / Graphic Designer to be the liaison between design, merchandising, and sales.

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.

SDSU is looking for a Sports MBA Program Coordinator.  This is a full-time, "temporary" position based in San Diego, Calif. with possibility for reappointment and/or permanency after the initial 6 months. Although the position is listed as temporary, it is meant to be a long-term role for the right person.

Mad Engine is looking for a Project Manager to join the team in San Diego, Calif. This individual will work within a team environment to manage all aspects of the order process from conception to completion in a time sensitive environment.

ToeSox inc. makes socks with a unique five toe design which helps to align mistreated toes and feet naturally and is on the hunt for a Customer Service Representative to be based in Vista, Calif.

180s is an innovative performance wear company based in Baltimore, Maryland. 180s is in need of an experienced National Accounts Manager with a proven track record in growing sales of new and existing business in established accounts.

5.11 Tactical is in need of a Merchandising Operations Coordinator to work at its Development Center in Irvine, Calif.  This person will be responsible for tracking and managing merchandising operations, to include product data entry into the ABS system, and participate in weekly product development meetings, as well as presenting information to various departments, along with other operational responsibilities.

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.

June 13, 2014

Live To Play Sports Group / Norco Bicycles is seeking a Dealer Services Specialist in Toronto, Ontario (Canada). The Dealer Services Specialist will provide legendary customer service and technical support to Dealers and Sales Reps via the phone and e-mail to ensure product warranties, service and inquiries are answered in a timely, accurate and professional manner.

Origin Design + Communications is seeking a permanent, full-time Senior Interactive Designer / Art Director to work in Whistler, BC, Canada, at Origin's studio as part of one of the best creative teams in the outdoor business.

TrackingPoint, Inc. is seeking a driven and ambitious Sales Manager in Austin, Tex. You must have prior success managing high-performance sales teams closing high net worth individuals.

Billabong, the leader in the surf, skate, & snow industry, is currently seeking a Retail Store Manager to join its team at the Citadel location in Los Angeles, Calif.

Amazing Grass is a fast paced and quickly growing company that is on the hunt for a Vice President of Marketing to be responsible for executing the Company's marketing strategy. This position is located in Newport Beach, Calif.

Junk Food Clothing is a licensing powerhouse with distribution rights to over 80 pop-culture properties across multiple categories and is looking for a Demand Planning Manager to be located in Los Angeles, Calif.

Stance, located in San Clemente, Calif., is looking for an Accounting Manager to join the team.  The company is looking for that 'go-to' person who enjoys learning and accomplishing tasks in a fast-paced, team environment.  Strong work ethic, solid communication skills, and attention to detail are a must.

goldbug is looking for an experienced Designer to join the Design and Merchandising team! This individual, to be based in Aurora, Colo. (Denver Area), will design infant apparel, accessories and travel products for major national retailers.

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).

Absolute Board Co., manufacturer and distributor of Penny Skateboards, Z-Flex Skateboards, Seven Skates, and Uppercut Deluxe, is looking for an experienced Account Manager to join its team in Oceanside, Calif.  You will handle the Uppercut Deluxe account.

The dynamic culture at Volcom attracts the most creative, passionate individuals who work hard and play hard in a fun casual work environment located in the beautiful beach city of Costa Mesa, Calif.  Come join the ride as a Junior Production Artist!

The Rastaclat sales team is looking for a seasoned Inside Sales Rep to work directly with the Sales Manager in Long Beach, Calif. in managing in-house sales territories.  The ideal Sales Representative will already work closely with Action Sports, Urban, Streetwear, & Contemporary Retailers in the territory.

Wright Publishing Company has an opportunity for a full time Independent Contractor for Digital & Print Advertising Sales. You will be joining a team of experienced communications executives publishing print and digital platforms serving the Classic Volkswagen, off-road and sand powersports markets. This position is based in Costa Mesa, Calif. 

Horizon Hobby is in search of a Product Developer to work from its Corona, Calif. office. The Product Developer is responsible to coordinate the efficient design, development and manufacture of high quality surface hobby products including electric and gasoline powered cars, boats, replacement and aftermarket support parts.

J!NX is currently seeking a NetSuite Consultant for a temporary contract position located in San Diego, Calif.  The ideal candidate will be a NetSuite guru who can assist with a recent systems conversion by implementing best processes and educating staff on writing reports to efficiently run the business.

PilyQ is a high-end swim & resort line that distributes to specialty stores and department stores worldwide and is looking for a Warehouse Receiving Clerk to join the team in San Diego, Calif.

The Ecology Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate, inspire and involve people in the stewardship of Southern California's environment. The Ecology Center has a newly opened position located in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. for a Director of Operations to be responsible for the management and daily operations of the center.

Ezekiel Clothing
 is looking for talented Marketing Interns who crave learning new skills quickly and aren't afraid to tackle ambitious projects.  This unpaid internship, located in Irvine, Calif., has the potential to become a paid job.

June 12, 2014

Crawford Performance is best known for building the Subaru WRX/STi's driven by Ken Block from DC in the popular Gymkhana videos that were viewed over 100 million times and is currently searching for an ideally-suited individual for the position of Sales Manager based in Oceanside, Calif.

Horny Toad Activewear is seeking a Production Associate in Santa Barbara, Calif. This position will work directly with internal functions: Product, Design, Planning & Sales and external vendors to execute to the corporate pipeline calendar.

Monster Beverage Corporation is a leading marketer and distributor of energy drinks and alternative beverages and is on the hunt for a Sports Marketing Content Producer who will work with the athlete managers and the social media department to develop and produce content utilizing the company's sponsored athletes and events. This position is located in Corona, Calif.

Eliel & Co. is a manufacturer of cycling and triathlete clothing and is looking for an enthusiastic and highly creative Graphic Designer with experience in interactive design. This position is located in San Diego, Calif.

One Distribution is looking for an Accounts Payable Supervisor to join the team in Fountain Valley, Calif.

Fox Head is looking for an IT Helpdesk Technician Lead with a minimum 4 years experience in a corporate IT environment support both Mac and PCs to come on board at headquarters in Irvine, Calif.

Element Skateboards is in need of a Production Assistant to join the team in Irvine, Calif. This position will manage the production of cut & sew styles and t-shirt/printable orders and inventory.

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

design LAB is a fast-growing domestic-import firm seeking an Account Manager to work with one of the firm's account executives in Gardena, Calif.

Allegion is a $2 billion business employing more than 7,600 people that is pioneering safety and is looking for a Global Marketing Manager for the Kryptonite brand. This position is located in Canton, Mass.  

Beyond Clothing is looking for an amazing, energetic, Magento Web Developer specializing in PHP, with deep eCommerce experience, to join its fast-growing outdoor apparel company in Seattle, Wash.

Tucker Rocky is a leading distributor of motorcycle and ATV aftermarket parts, accessories and apparel based in Fort Worth, Tex. and is looking to fill "3" NEW positions immediately. 
1. Senior Graphic Designer 
2. Communications Coordinator 
3. Media Outreach Coordinator

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 to deliver amazing service day in and day out.

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.

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

Saxx Underwear, founded in 2006 based on the need to design better men's underwear, is looking for a U.S. Sales Manager. This position will ideally be based in Orange County or San Diego, Calif.

SKLZ, located in Carlsbad, Calif., is looking for a Sports Activation Specialist.  Partnering closely with the SKLZ Category Managers, this person will drive the company's demand creation plan in core sports.

Through a commitment to operator-led product innovation, quality and compelling value, 5.11 Tactical has developed a loyal following among some of the most demanding and discerning end-users of apparel and gear. If you are interested in joining this team of innovators at the company's Development Center in Irvine, Calif., then apply today to this opening for a Technical Product Designer/Developer for SMU's within 5.11's Special Design Group for packs, bags, accessories and footwear.

Affliction & Sinful Clothing, located in Seal Beach, Calif., is looking for a Customer Service Associate with 1+ years of previous work experience.

Sport Chalet has been a leader in the specialty sporting goods arena for over 50 years and continues to grow. Check out these "2" NEW positions based in La Canada, Calif.  
1. Assistant Buyer - Action Sports/Winter Apparel 
2. Online Merchandiser - eCommerce

June 11, 2014

Are you known as a guru in the commercial operations industry? Have you worked with at least 80 retail or restaurant locations in the past because you are a machine that can handle chaos? If so, then Oakley is looking for you! Oakley is on the hunt for a Retail Maintenance Supervisor to be based in Foothill Ranch, Calif. that is able to plan, coordinate and oversee all maintenance programs for almost 200 domestic retail locations.

The North Face has "5" OPEN positions available in Alameda, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).
1. Sr. Wholesale Brand Experience Manager 
2. VF Services: Director, eCommerce 
3. VF Services: Director, Digital Marketing 
4. VF Services: Mobile Manager 
5. VF Services: Business Analyst

lucy activewear operates as both an online retail store and a chain of more than 60 stores across the United States and is seeking an eCommerce Analyst in Alameda, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).

lucy activewear is also seeking an eCommerce Coordinator in Alameda, CA (San Francisco Bay Area). This person will be responsible for coordinating the eCommerce department campaigns.

DayMen U.S. is on the search for a Junior Product Designer to provide support to current Design staff while learning the LowePro and Acme Made design process. This position is located in Petaluma, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).

Active Ride Shop is looking for a Women's Buyer to join the team in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. The buyer should be responsible for creating an exciting and timely product assortment that meets or exceeds the plan for their department.

Sole Technology, Inc. is a leading action sports company that produces innovative footwear, apparel and accessories, is currently looking to fill "3" NEW positions located in Lake Forest, Calif. 
Junior Spec Writer 
Men's Size Large Fit Model 
Staff Accountant-General Ledger Accountant

Brixton is looking to add a Freelance Graphic Art Designer to the team in Oceanside, Calif. This individual must be driven and motivated, and have a passion for design. 

Quiksilver, based in Huntington Beach, Calif., continues to grow and has "5" OPEN positions available for you today, check them out! 
1. Head of Brand Marketing - Roxy 
2. Production Artist - Roxy Marketing 
3. Production Artist - Quiksilver Marketing  
4. Accounts Payable Clerk 
5. Sales Operations Coordinator (Bilingual French)

Skechers is looking for a Senior Colorist to work in cooperation with designers and merchandisers to provide color and material details for development projects. This position is located in Manhattan Beach, Calif.

LA Police Gear is seeking a freelance Product Photographer who will be tasked with creating and editing still product photos for use on the company's website and for print ads. This position is located in Santa Clarita, Calif.

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.

Confidential Company is in need of a Freelance Production Artist with a minimum of 3 years retail, wholesale or visual merchandising experience. This position will service store locations in Hawaii.

Confidential Apparel Company in Los Angeles, Calif. is looking for an experienced Full-Charge Bookeeper. This position is full time, and offers good benefits.

FGX International is on the hunt for a General Manager for the Suntech Optics & bugaboos Eyewear brands. Based in Vancouver, Canada, the General Manager is directly responsible for planning and directing all aspects of the organizations' operational policies, objectives and initiatives.

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.

Flexfit LLC, a leading headwear manufacturer with over 30 years history, is seeking a motivated, detail oriented Customer Care/Sales Specialist to join its team in Fullerton, Calif.

OluKai is looking for an Online Presence Coordinator for its Marketing Department located in Irvine, Calif.  As the Online Presence Coordinator, you will be responsible for driving online marketing for OluKai.

V i X, a collection of swimwear, dresses and accessories for women, is looking to add "3" NEW people to its team in Carlsbad, Calif. 
1. National Sales Manager 
2. Digital Marketing Director 
3. E-Commerce Merchandise Coordinator 

CamelBak Products LLC is the worldwide leader and originator of "hands-free" personal hydration systems and sells its product in more than 40 countries around the world. The company currently has "2" NEW amazing positions available at its headquarters in Petaluma, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area) - check them out! 
1. Account Services Representative - Custom Print 
2. Retail Sales Manager - Military Exchanges & Tactical

Rastaclat, LLC is in need of a Development & Production Assistant to be based in Long Beach, Calif. The mission of the Development & Production Assistant is to effectively manage the Rastaclat supply chain starting from sourcing to QC.

Are you a dirt bike enthusiast looking to work in the motorcycle industry? Ride Engineering has a position open for a part time Sales Associate in Costa Mesa, Calif. that would be perfect for you. Check out the details and apply today!

Rocket Dog, located in Los Angeles, Calif. is an unconventional company, and intends to stay that way.  Here are "2" opportunities to join the marketing force:
1. Digital Marketing Manager 
2. Ecommerce Content Manager 

The La Jolla Group manages the licenses for O'Neill Clothing, Rusty Clothing, Metal Mulisha, & Lost Clothing and is looking to fill "3" full-time positions and an unpaid Internship based in Irvine, Calif. Pick one!
1. Majors Collector 
2. Technical Designer   
3. O'Neill SMU Designer 
4. Retail Marketing Intern

is offering "2" students a great opportunity to join its team in Irvine, Calif. as Interns. All internships at O'Neill are unpaid for course credit only. So, you must be currently enrolled in college and eligible to receive credit toward graduation. 
Sales Intern 
Marketing Intern 

Metal Mulisha, a pioneer in FMX located in Irvine, Calif., is opening its door to students with several opportunities for summer Internships. Pick one!
1. Marketing - Events and Coordinator 
Marketing - Events and Promotions 
4. Men's Graphic Design



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