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DC Shoes is looking to fill several Key Account Rep positions across the US. Account Reps are responsible for the sales management of select accounts within the Family Footwear Channel. Find your territory below and apply today! 
1. St. Louis, Columbus, OH or Southern California 
2. Texas or Southern California 
3. North Carolina or Southern California

Alpinestars is in need of an Accounts Receivable Coordinator to be responsible for maintaining and updating the accounts receivable aging for all customers. This position is located in Torrance, Calif.

QTee is a one of a kind clothing brand that marries the cutting edge customization technology with the fashion world and is looking for a Digital Marketing Specialist to join its team in Chatsworth, Calif.

Thor MX, an industry leader in motocross performance apparel is seeking an experienced Print and Online Designer to join its team in Poway, Calif.

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

Kathmandu is also in need of a Senior Apparel Designer to be based at the company's support office in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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.

Specialized is seeking Field Territory Managers for multiple US territories. If you feel the sport of cycling is worth growing on both a local and national level then apply today to join one of the most dynamic sales forces in the country. 

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.

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.

A Confidential Fashion Accessory Product Development Company is looking for an enthusiastic Sample Coordinator to join the team in Vernon, Calif.

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 Product Development Coordinator for Hardlines.

Sport Chalet is looking for an Administrative Assistant to join the team in La Canada, Calif.

Fortress Group is looking for a highly creative, well-organized, efficient and motivated Graphic Designer to join the team in Lake Forest, Calif.

Civilian Lab has an immediate opening of a full time Graphic Designer (3+ year full time experience) who will work with the marketing team to develop and implement creative, unique, and innovative graphic design concepts and solutions to strengthen the brand image and promote company growth and brand recognition globally. This position is located in Los Angeles, Calif.

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.

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.   

June 23, 2014

SKLZ is on the hunt for a Marketing Manager in Carlsbad, Calif. to be responsible for developing and executing demand creation programs on behalf of the SKLZ brand with key partners and retailers. 

prAna has an immediate need for a Director of Marketing to oversee all direct marketing in the ecommerce channel, including the website, catalog, email, online marketing, and social. The position establishes and executes strategies for growth and leads the direct marketing team. This position is based in Carlsbad, Calif.

Mountain Hardwear looking for barrier-busting, game-changing product line merchandising talent to join the team in Richmond, Calif. as Senior Product Line Manager.

Fox Head in Irvine, Calif. is looking for a Sales Operations Manager. The role of Sales Operations Manager will help to develop and manage wholesale strategies and processes that maximize sales, margin, and inventory levels. 

Skechers is on the hunt for a Visual Merchandiser/In Store Design Manager with 5 years of management experience and in store visual merchandising or marketing experience. This position is located in Manhattan Beach, Calif.

Confidential Company in Los Angeles, Calif. is in need of a Product Developer to provide operational, technical and creative support for the design and of new products.

Yakima is looking for a Global Supply Chain Manager to join its team in Beaverton, Ore. (Portland area).

Pearl Izumi, based in Louisville, Colo. (Boulder area), is in search of an experienced Product Engineer / Patternmaker.

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

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.

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).

Under Armour needs an expert in the Outdoor Footwear category to take the lead as Sr. Product Line Manager. This position is located in Portland, Ore.

Ivory Headwear, located in Portland, Ore., is looking for someone that is detail oriented and ready to have their Customer Service skills grow to join its team as Headwear Production Specialist.

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.

MAMMOTH Mtn is growing again...and now needs an experienced Revenue Analyst to be based "on the mountain" in Mammoth Lakes, Calif.

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.

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.

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.

La Jolla Group, Inc. is a world premier multi-brand apparel licensing company, with a portfolio of prominent brands including O'Neill Clothing USA, Metal Mulisha Clothing and FMF Clothing that is currently seeking an Ecomm Merchandising Intern to assist with online merchandising and marketing campaigns. This unpaid internship is located in Irvine, Calif.

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

June 20, 2014

Live To Play Sports Group / Norco Bicycles is seeking an IT Support Specialist in Toronto, Ontario. You must live in Canada or be a Canadian citizen to be considered for this position.

Sole Technology is currently on the lookout for an eCommerce Customer Service Representative in Lake Forest, Calif. Sound like something you'd like to do? Then apply now!

Mountain High is on the hunt for an Amazing Marketing Manager to be responsible for providing energetic, strategic leadership, as well as, developing and implementing marketing plans and functions. This position is located in Wrightwood, Calif.

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 based in Irvine, Calif. Pick one!
1. Majors Collector 
2. Technical Designer   
3. Sr. Staff Accountant

Vans is in need of a Product Apparel Director (Womens) who will be responsible for creating, owning, and championing the global apparel business including overall strategic direction and product line management. This position is located in Cypress, Calif.

Bad Boy Brands, a leading actions sports & lifestyle apparel company, is looking for a Production Coordinator to join the team in San Diego, Calif.

Quiksilver, based in Huntington Beach, Calif., continues to grow and has "2" OPEN positions available for you today, check them out! 
1. Outbound Logistics Coordinator 
2. Inbound Logistics Coordinator

Pacific Sunwear, located in Anaheim, Calif., offers apparel, accessories & footwear for teens & young adults through its 960 PacSun stores located across the United States & Puerto Rico and is looking to fill "3" NEW positions today. 
1. Senior Technical Designer - Bottoms & Outerwear 
2. Buyer - Women's Accessories 
3. Senior Product Manager - Bottoms

Pacific Sunwear is also looking to fill "2" OPEN District Manager positions.  Take your pick!
1. Denver, Colo. 
2. Tulsa, Okla.

Ragnar Relays is a Utah-based company with a national footprint that is looking for an exceptionally talented and motivated individual to join its Marketing Department as an Email Marketing Manager. This position is located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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. 

Confidential Company is in need of a 1 Month Temporary Production Artist with a minimum of 3 years retail, wholesale or visual merchandising experience. This position will service store locations in Hawaii.  

Want to be part of a legendary company in the cycling industry! BROOKS ENGLAND ltd, in cooperation with its US distribution partner Highway Two, is currently seeking a Brand Specialist to further develop the North American market for this 145 year young iconic brand. This position is located on the East Coast, preferably in the Philadelphia, PA / Mid Atlantic region.

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.

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.

Billabong, a leader in the surf, skate, & snow industry, is currently seeking a Store Manager to join the team in Boulder, Colo.

Burton is looking for a National Account Sales Rep to cover the West Coast territory, at headquarters in Seattle, Wash.

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.

Flexfit LLC, a leading headwear manufacturer with over 30 years history is seeking a motivated, detail oriented Production/Sales Coordinator to join its team located in Brea, Calif.

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

Mountain Hardwear is looking for a barrier-busting, game-changing Apparel Fit Engineer to join its team in Richmond, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area). If you are a super-creative, slightly off-the-grid thinker, who is self-propelled, with a why-not-attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit, then Mountain Hardwear is looking for you.

MyDyer is looking for a Logistics Supervisor / Manger to join the team in Long Beach, Calif.

Affliction is looking for a Color Separator to join the team in Seal Beach, Calif. The Color Separator is responsible for the process by which original artwork is separated into individual color components for printing.

Method Race Wheels is searching for the ideal person to join its team as Online Media Content Manager in Rancho Dominguez, Calif. 

Creative Recreation is looking for a Coordinator, Supply Chain & Logistics to join the team in Los Angeles, Calif.

Flow Sports is on the hunt for a Warranty Service Representative to be a key member of the customer service team as it relates to product support and customer satisfaction. This position is located in San Clemente, Calif.

XU Teamwear is currently seeking a highly creative, organized, efficient and motivated designer Graphic Design Artist to be located in Carlsbad, Calif.

The La Jolla Group manages the licenses for O'Neill Clothing, Rusty Clothing, Metal Mulisha, & Lost Clothing and is looking to fill "3" internship positions based in Irvine, Calif. Pick one!
1. Retail Marketing Intern 
2. Sales/Customer Service Intern 
3. Video Production Intern

June 19, 2014

Amer Sports is a sporting goods company with internationally recognized brands including Salomon, Wilson, Atomic, Arc'teryx, Precor, Suunto and Mavic and is seeking a Military Sales Manager who will be responsible for setting strategy and driving sales within the military channel of distribution including government contracts, exchanges and tactical retail. The ideal candidate will be located in the state of Virginia, have the ability to work out of a home office environment, and travel to accounts located mainly in Texas, California and the Southeast.

Manduka is looking for a local Sales Representative to drive growth and represent its brand values in the New York area. The ideal candidate must be hard working and comfortable working autonomously in a local sales representative role; he / she must connect with customers in person, via phone and email.

Amazing Grass is looking to add two full-time Brand Ambassadors to its team: one in Northern California, and one in SoCal.

Fox Head, Inc., a leader in the Motocross industry, is looking for an Associate Planner to join the team at its headquarters in Irvine, Calif.

The Leisure Collective Inc. is the manufacturer of globally recognized brands Creatures of Leisure and Otis Eyewear, specializing in premium surfing hardware accessories & high quality eyewear, and is now hiring an Office Administrator for its North American office located in Oceanside, Calif.

prAna is in need of a Copywriter to work with the closely with the Creative Director who ensures all copy is consistently on brand. This position is located in Carlsbad, Calif.

Neff is looking for an International Marketing Coordinator to join its team in Camarillo, Calif. The position calls for a detail oriented, creative and driven team player to work inside Neff headquarters.

Stance, the leader in the sock market and an innovator in the category, is looking to hire a Cash Application Specialist to join the team in San Clemente, Calif.

Stance is also looking to hire an Accounts Receivable Collector to work at the San Clemente, Calif. office. 

V i X, a collection of swimwear, dresses and accessories for women, is looking for an E-Commerce Merchandise Coordinator to join the team in San Diego, Calif.

Vix Swimwear is also looking for a Digital Marketing Director to join the team in San Diego, 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.

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

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.  

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

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.

BRG Sports, home of Bell, Giro, Blackburn, Riddell and C-Preme, is looking for a Director of Finance for Actions Sports. This position is located in Scotts Valley, Calif. (Santa Cruz Area).

One Industries, a globally recognized leader in technical apparel, helmets, protective products, graphics and lifestyle apparel located in San Diego, Calif., is looking for a Sales Manager for Domestic Moto Accounts.

Seirus Innovation is seeking a Marketing Associate person with a minimum of 1-3 years experience to join its team in a fun, casual work environment in Poway, Calif.

B. Bronson, a premier source of branded, off-price apparel located in Los Angeles, Calif., is looking for an Accounting Manager to join its finance team.

Yellow Box, a privately owned company engaged in both wholesale operations and e-commerce, is looking for a Purchasing Manager to be located in Chino, Calif.

June 18, 2014

Stone Brewing Co. is seeking an awesome candidate who will be responsible for day-to-day supervision, presentation, operation and upkeep of the Company Store at its South Park location in San Diego, Calif. The ideal candidate for this Supervisor position will display and share a passion for Craft Beer and possess full knowledge of Stone Brewing and its offerings to correctly answer customer questions along with knowledge of ABC laws for legal sale of alcohol.

Quiksilver is looking for an Ecommerce Business Analyst to join the team at headquarters in Huntington Beach, Calif.

DC Shoes is looking for a Senior Footwear Designer to join the team at headquarters in Huntington Beach, Calif.

DC Shoes is also looking for a Copywriter to join the Marketing team in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Surfrider Foundation is looking for a Graphic Designer to join the team in San Clemente, Calif.

Volcom Corporate is looking for a Maintenance Mechanic to join the team in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Fox Head, Inc., a leader in the Motocross industry, is looking for a Global Vice President of Information technology to join the team at its headquarters in Irvine, Calif.

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

Want to join a motivated team looking to create world-class cutting edge medical products and touch people's lives in positive manner? Then apply now to be a Product Development Engineer for Ovation Medical in Agoura Hills, Calif.

Amer Sports is looking for experienced Account Managers to join its team! If you have a bachelor's degree in Business or Sales and a minimum of 10 years of relevant sales experience, then pick the account that fits you best and apply today! 
1. Strategic Account Manager - REI and Backcountry (Seattle, Wash. area)  
2. Strategic Account Manager - Hook and Bullet (Midwest)

Amer Sports is also seeking Regional Sales Managers to lead the sales efforts for an assigned region in the United States. 
1. Southern Region (Atlanta, GA) 
2. Midwest

prAna is on the hunt for a Retail Store Manager in Boulder, Colo. This position is directly accountable for store results and operations and supervision of a team of two or more team members.

Trek Retail Services is currently looking for a Visual Merchandiser. The candidate will be headquartered at Waterloo, Wisc. and is expected to travel frequently.

X-Large continues to influence new generations with its iconic street wear and is looking to fill "3" NEW positions in Costa Mesa, Calif. 
Sr. Graphic Design / Creative Director 
Marketing & PR Director 
Assistant / Customer Service Rep / Data Entry

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

Specialized is seeking Field Visual Merchandisers who are self-disciplined and able to meet tight deadlines. The Field Visual Merchandiser is responsible for the in-store oversight and implementation of all visual merchandising presentation, brand standards and business strategies in a given region: 
Southern US region 
Western US region

Rip Curl is looking for a Marketing Coordinator to join the team in Costa Mesa, Calif. This position serves as the front lines of communication for the department.

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.

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.

San Diego Hat Company is searching for a Product Developer to join its Production and Design Team in Carlsbad, Calif. The Product Developer will participate in the sample development process from design/development inception through Pre-Production approval.

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.

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