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HUGE opportunity to join the one and only Chrome Industries in San Francisco, Calif. as the company PRESIDENT.

Kathmandu, located in Christchurch, New Zealand is a leading travel and adventure clothing and equipment retailer, inspiring adventure in everyone.  Head over to join the company as its Fabric Specialist.   

Interactive UI / UX Designer (Expert)?  If you are, check out this opportunity to work on Sole Tech's stable of brands in Lake Forest, Calif.

Rastclat, located in Long Beach, Calif. is a high-quality, hand-made accessories company inspired by art, music, action sports, and street culture.  Check out this interview to learn more.  The company continues to grow and has two open positions for you today:
Inside Sales Rep
Warehouse Manager

The Movember Foundation currently operates the Movember campaign in twenty-one countries.  Movemeber's US headquarters, in Culver City, Calif. is looking for an Operations Coordinator to play a key role in keeping everything running as it should.

Alpinestars, located in Torrance Calif., is looking for an experienced Apparel Technical Designer to join the company.

Rip Curl is looking for a Customer Service Representative to join the team in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Yamaha is looking for two Regional Technical Advisors.  One to be based in Cypress, Calif, and the other in Kennesaw, GA.

BRG Sports, located in Scotts Valley, Calif. is looking for an experienced Production Artist to work on its Bell and Blackburn brands.

Mountain High is looking for a Ski & Snowboard Rentals Manager to join the team in Wrightwood, Calif.

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.

Fox Head Inc. is the innovation leader in the Moto industry and is looking to fill "2" NEW positions in Irvine, Calif.
1. Associate Developer - Performance Apparel
2. Assistant Developer - Performance Apparel

Specialized in Morgan Hill, Calif.  is looking for an Inside Sales Representative.  If you answer yes to these questions, then submitting your resume is a good idea.  Are you driven? Do you have a passion for connecting people with outstanding products? Do you have a proven track record for achieving measureable goals?

L.L. Bean is located in beautiful Freeport, Maine.  Two opportunities exist for you to join them:
Design Manager
Design Manager Equipment, Hunt-Fish and Footwear

, located in Rigby, ID. makes outstanding technical riding gear, helmets and more for snowmobiling, moto, and off-road markets.  Join them in one of these three positions:
Design Manager
Technical Designer / Developer
Fabric / Materials Specialist

Yakima is looking for a Global Supply Chain Manager to join its team in Beaverton, OR (Portland area). This supply chain position will manage distribution and demand planning management for the Kemflo operating companies.

Breckenridge Ski Enterprises Inc. (comprised of The North Face Breckenridge, The Main Street Outlet and Columbia Breckenridge), is looking for a Retail Store Managerfor The North Face in historic downtown Breckenridge.

Mountain Hardwear is also on the hunt for an Apparel Quality Engineer - Outerwear & Sportswear in Richmond, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area). You must have experience in APPAREL Quality Engineering to be considered for this position.

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

Shimano is looking to add an SMS Lead Technician to its team in Irvine, Calif. The purpose of this position is to represent Shimano in the field and be a product and repair expert at events.

TYR Sport, Inc., located in Seal Beach, Calif. is a leading edge competitive swimwear company.  Bring your passion for the sport to join TYR as Promotions Representative.

Hello, PDXOlukai is looking for a Footwear Designer to join the team at it's M&D office in Portland, OR.

Olukai's main office in Irvine, Calif. is looking for a Front Office Coordinator.  Is it a good one for you?

Here's a great chance to join Volcom's art department as a Temporary Production Artistin Costa Mesa, Calif.  The door is open!

Edge Boardshop, located in San Clemente, Calif. is one of the largest longboard skateboard retailers in the world.  Join Edge as its Operations Manager.

Toesox, an entrepreneurial company located in Vista, Calif. is looking for a Customer Service Representative to join the crew.

Lucky 13, located in Costa Mesa, Calif. is  rooted in art, music, and motor culture.  Join them as Sales Account Manager.

Distortion, located in Los Angeles, Calif. is a fashion expression of the swagger and vibe of today's youth. As Young Men's Apparel Designer, you will help bring that to life.

International Accessories Design and Manufacturing Group based in Los Angeles, Calif. has room for a Product Line Manager (PLM) to be responsible for supporting the categories of Action Sports, Performance Sports, and Technical Lifestyle.

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 aProduct Development Coordinator - Hardlines.

Junk Food, located in Los Angeles, Calif. came onto the scene in 1998 as the original vintage t-shirt company, creating and forever changing the premium t-shirt market. Join Junk Food as its new CAD Artist.

Quiksilver is in need of Key Account Reps for Family Footwear to be based in several locations across the US. Find the one closest to you and apply today!
1. St. Louis, MO | Columbus, OH | So-Cal 
2. Texas | So-Cal
3. North Carolina | So-Cal

Also open at Quiksilver, in Huntington Beach, Calif:
Retail Planner
Head of Global Sports Marketing - SNOW
Junior Product Manager - Men's ASL Category

Monster Energy, located in Corona, Calif. is looking for a Senior Artist / Graphic Designer.

Audeze is a high-end audio headphone and accessory manufacturer delivering the most accurate sound reproduction available today and is looking for a Senior Director of Brand Marketing. This position is based in Fountain Valley, Calif. and will require up to 50% of time working out of Los Angeles office.

July 14, 2014

Sole Technology is on the lookout for a Sr. Graphic Designer to be a part of the etnies Art Department in Lake Forest, Calif. Sole Technology Inc. is an amazing, positive, and exciting place to work. The company offers a complete benefit package, paid time off, discounts on Sole Technology brands, and fun events throughout the year.

Distortion, based in Los Angeles, Calif., is currently searching for an experienced Apparel Designer with an understanding of the youth driven surf and skate culture. Whether you surf the crowd, the sidewalk, the ocean or the beat - Distortion has you covered.  

Boreal is looking for a Graphic Designer / E-Marketing Coordinator to join the team in Truckee, Calif. (Lake Tahoe area). The Graphic Design & E-Marketing Coordinator is a key member of the marketing team that specializes in graphics design/layout and email marketing for all Boreal Mountain Resort, Woodward Tahoe and Soda Spring Mountain Resort brands. 

Vix Swimwear is looking for a Digital Marketing Director to join the team in San Diego, Calif. This role is responsible for providing strategic guidance and implementation of high impact digital projects across the organization.

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.

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

is looking for ambitious Interns for multiple departments, including Marketing and Digital/E-Commerce Sales. All internships are located in San Clemente, Calif. and are unpaid for school course credit only. You must be currently enrolled in college and eligible to receive credit toward graduation.

July 11, 2014

Mike's Bikes is a growing family of local bike shops operating throughout Northern California and is in need of a Chief Marketing Analyst. This position is located in Novato, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).

Alpinestars' Cycling Sales Team is currently seeking an enthusiastic, energetic, sports-minded person to fill a Customer Service Representative position. The customer service representative will work directly with the Cycling Sales Manager in Torrance, Calif. 

Freestyle USA is on the hunt for an Inside Sales Coordinator in Costa Mesa, Calif. You will work with the Sales Manager to direct sales through Freestyle distribution and planning.    

Vix Swimwear, which has been featured in VOGUE, In Style, Lucky, Harper's Bazaar and Sports Illustrated and seen on a list of celebrities such as Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, Jennifer Aniston, Britney Spears, Tyra Banks and Eva Longoria, is looking to fill "3" OPEN positions in Carlsbad, Calif.
1. Customer Service Representative
2. E-Commerce Merchandise Coordinator
3. Graphic Designer

SOL Republic is looking for a Lifestyle Marketing Manager to join the team in San Francisco, Calif.

BRG Sports is the home of Bell, Riddell, Giro and Blackburn and is looking for a Senior Financial Analyst to join the team in Scotts Valley, Calif. (Santa Cruz area). The Senior Financial Analyst will support the EVP, COO & CFO of BRG Sports ("BRG").  

BRG Sports is also looking for aDigital Marketing Manager to join its team in Scotts Valley, Calif. The Digital Marketing Manager for Bell & Blackburn is responsible for e-commerce and digital marketing communications that support the overall marketing strategies for the brands.

A nationally recognized apparel manufacturing company has immediate openings for Outside Sales Representatives. There are multiple territories available across the US and the position includes a base salary + commission and benefits.

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.

Stio, a mountain apparel company, is looking for an experienced Product Developer to join its team in Jackson, Wyoming. The ideal candidate will have a passion for the outdoors, a bachelor's degree, a minimum of three years of product development experience, excellent communication skills, a high level of technical computer skills including proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite, and be comfortable and experienced with national and international travel.

K2, a leading manufacturer and marketer of alpine, Nordic and telemark skis, snowboards, snowshoes and related winter and outdoor recreational products, is looking for a US Sales & Inventory Analyst to join the team at headquarters in Seattle, Wash.

TAVIK is looking for a Fit & Spec Technician to join the team in Irvine, Calif. You will handle product measurement details to assure the products have correct sizing, specs, scales, fits, ratios and accurate documentation of all products.

TAVIK is also looking for an experienced Graphic Designer to join the team in Irvine, Calif.  

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

Roxy is also looking for aCopywriter to join the Roxy Marketing team in Huntington Beach, 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.

Mountain Hardwear is also on the hunt for an Apparel Quality Engineer in Richmond, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area). You must have experience in APPAREL Quality Engineering to be considered for this position.

Aluminati Skateboards is currently seeking an experienced Sales Representative to join the team in either Irvine or Corona, Calif.

July 10, 2014 is looking for a Content Creator / Event Management Coordinator to join the team. This position, located in Manhattan Beach, Calif., is a little bit of two people rolled up into one.

Quiksilver Waterman's is currently looking for a Designer to join our team in Huntington Beach, Calif. You must have 3+ years of design experience and the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships within a team environment.

Rastaclat, a company that believes in spreading positive vibrations in a world with so many negative occurrences and energies, is looking for an International Sales Manager to join the team in Long Beach, Calif.

Rastaclat is also looking for a Marketing Manager to join the team in Long Beach, Calif.  

Burton is looking for aRegional Sales Rep to cover the Northern California / Metro area. The Sales Rep is the primary, day to day sales contact for these dealers and is responsible for driving successful sell-in, sell-thru and service programs for all categories of Burton business with these dealers. 

Freecross, a trade service company located in Ningbo, China, has worked with brands such as Hurley, VF Corp, Quiksilver (Roxy, DC), Volcom, Element Obey, Oakley, Armada skis, One distribution and more, and is looking for a Sales Representative (contract) / Business Partner to work remotely from a virtual office.

Cane Creek Cycling Components has been a company of innovation since its inception over 25 years ago and is seeking a Senior Product Engineer to be based in Fletcher, North Carolina.

Cane Creek Cycling Components, located in Fletcher, North Carolina, is also seeking a Human Resource Generalist.

Boa Technology is looking to add a Development Support Coordinator to its team in Denver, Colo.

Zeal Optics is searching for an experienced Office Manager within the action sports industry to oversee, execute and run all aspects of the Zeal Optics HQ in Boulder, Colo.     

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.

Vittoria Industries, the exclusive North American importer of Vittoria, Geax, 3T, Northwave and Selle Italia, is looking to add a Marketing Coordinator to its team in Boston, Mass.

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.

Mountains Plus Outdoor Gear, a small, Independent Specialty Outdoor Retailer that provides high end and hard to find products to backpackers, hikers, campers, kayakers, cyclists and multi-sport athletes nationwide, is in need of a Customer Service Super Hero who will be given tons of responsibility. This position is located in Mercer Island, Wash. (Seattle Area).

Brooks Sports is a team of passionate people united by a desire to do meaningful work, lead healthy lives and make a difference. Does this sound like the place for you? If so, then apply to this open Retail Sales Associate position at Brooks' flagship retail store in Seattle, Wash.

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.   

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.

Freestyle USA is looking for aRegional Account Executive to join the team in Costa Mesa, Calif. As Regional Account Executive, you will be responsible for managing existing regional accounts in the Action Sports watch industry as well as the opening of new doors.

Billabong, the leader in the surf, skate, & snow industry, is currently seeking a Retail Store Manager to join its team in the Del Amo fashion center in Torrance, Calif.

Billabong, a sales & customer service-driven, high-energy company, is also seeking Retail Sales Associates to join its team in Torrance, Calif.

Trek Bicycle is seeking a Territory Manager to cover the Southern California region. The ideal candidate will posses sales & business development experience, be a motivated team player and have excellent communication and computer skills. Travel is required. 

Lucky 13 Apparel is on the hunt for a Customer Service and Sales Support Representative in Costa Mesa, Calif. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to support and grow the line for one of the industry's leading brands. 

EVS Sports, a leader in protective gear for the Motocross and Street bike industries is looking for a motivated dynamic Graphic Designer to become part of its team in Rancho Dominguez, Calif.

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. is a growing and dynamic organization with superb products that includes motorcycles, outboard motors, ATVs, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, race kart engines, accessories, apparel, and much more. Yamaha has an excellent opportunity for a successful Dealer Development Manager to join the Motorsports family in Cypress, Calif. 

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

A 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.

A Confidential Apparel Manufacturer in San Diego, Calif. is looking for a Graphic Designer/Production Artistto put a fashion forward design spin on their clothing line. See below for duties and qualifications. Want to be part of a legendary company in the cycling industry! 

July 9, 2014

Suntech Optics & Bugaboos Eyewear, located in Vancouver, BC, CANADA, is looking for a Retail Operations Specialist / Bilingual Customer Service person. The ideal candidate is a bilingual (English/French) speaking bike, outdoor, ski or run enthusiast who is humble, smart, and hard-working and has the ability to plan and coordinate and execute multiple projects.

The Billabong Retail team is in search of a Retail District Manager to join the team in Maui, Hawaii! You must be available weekends and holidays and are preferably based out of Maui.

ASICS is looking to add an experienced Retail Accountant to its team in Irvine, Calif.

Quiksilver, based in Huntington Beach, Calif., continues to grow and has "3" OPEN positions available for you today, check them out!
1. Manager of Public Relations - Global 
2.  Accounts Payable Clerk
3. Sales Assistant

Vissla, a new surf apparel and accessories company, is looking for a Product Developer / Merchandiser to join the team in Irvine, Calif.

RVCA Clothing is currently seeking highly motivated & enthusiastic individuals to join its team Lake Elsinore, Calif. as Retail Sales Management.

BB Dakota is looking for a Technical Designer for Ladies Young Contemporary Fashion. This position, located in Costa Mesa, Calif., requires a minimum of 3-5 years experience as a technical designer and experience applying grade rules to retain established fit, function, styling and sew ability.  

Fox Head, Inc. is in need of a Merchandiser for SHIFT who will be responsible for directly managing all aspects of SHIFT Motocross and Casual clothing. This position is located in Irvine, Calif.

Roland Sands Design Apparel, a motorcycle driven lifestyle apparel line, is seeking a Sales/Operations Coordinator in Los Alamitos, Calif.

Specialized Bicycles is seeking qualified & outgoing professionals for "2" OPEN Retail Marketing Coordinator positions designed to increase retail sell-through and increase brand engagement at retail. This role will report to both their specific Pod Leader in a given area and to the leadership based in Morgan Hill, Calif.  
1. Greater New York City Area
2. Greater Chicago Area  

The La Jolla Group manages the licenses for O'Neill Clothing, Rusty Clothing, Metal Mulisha, & Lost Clothing and is looking to fill "4" full-time positions based in Irvine, Calif. Pick one!
1. O'Neill Men's Boardshort Merchandiser 
2. Technical Designer  
3. Sr. Staff Accountant
4. Accounting Manager 

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 in Waterloo, Wisc. and is expected to travel frequently.

Under Armour is growing a great team in Baltimore and wants you to join as Senior Designerfor Action Sports and Outerwear.

NuORDER is an innovative two-way sales solution and marketplace that allows brands and retailers to conduct their wholesale business online and is looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and diligent Customer Success Junior Representative who can provide NuORDER's growing number of global brands and clients with world-class service. This position is located in either New York, NY or Los Angeles, Calif.

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.

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

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

HippyTree is also seeking a creative and passionate Apparel & Accessories Designer to join HippyTree's rapidly expanding surf and outdoor sports apparel business in Los Angeles, Calif. Please note: This is not a print design and/or graphic artist position.  

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

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

A Confidential Company based in Vista, Calif. is seeking an experienced Warehouse/Logistics Manager.

ToeSox is the industry leader in five toed footwear for the bare foot fitness market and is seeking an experienced Amazon Business Consultant to properly manage its business with and its third party Amazon vendors from the back end perspective. This position is located in Vista, Calif.

X-Treme Video
is looking for Digital Design Interns to join the team in Carlsbad, Calif. You will need to be able to prove that you are receiving course credit toward graduation.

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