ELK

Careers

Current Opportunities 

Store Manager - Albert Park

We are looking to welcome a talented Store Manager, passionate about our brand and values, to join our retail team this year. You will be passionate and enthusiastic about our product, values and delivering exceptional service to our very loyal customer base in addition to being highly efficient in managing the day to day operations of our beloved retail spaces!

  • Premium Albert Park location
  • Full Time, Tuesday – Saturday roster

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering exceptional service to each and every one of our customers
  • Outfitting, upselling and onselling our beautiful, timeless product range by engaging customers with features, benefits and sustainability features
  • Own the smooth and efficient day to day operation of your retail store to ensure an exceptional in store experience
  • Ensuring all operations are effective, productive and in line with expectations
  • Critically analyse your business to ensure commercial outcomes are optimised (expenses are effectively managed, wages are in line with sales, and products are well merchandised)
  • Effectively manage a small team including interviewing, training, rostering, timesheet management and optimising the performance of your team
  • Living and breathing ELK as a true brand ambassador

You will come well equipped with:

  • Experience managing or leading a team within a retail (or similar) environment essential
  • Proven experience overseeing the effective and profitable daily operations of a retail store ensuring optimum efficiency, productivity, and performance to budgets
  • Ability to deliver exceptional customer service with a natural flair for making genuine connections with others
  • Ability to excel working in a team environment, nurturing and supporting those around you

In return we offer you:

  • Values based business genuinely focussed on ethical, sustainable, circular fashion
  • A highly collaborative, nurturing work environment
  • Generous uniform allowance to show off our product while you are working
  • Market leading product discounts for you, your family & friends
  • 2 days paid Volunteer Leave every year
  • Your birthday off every year
  • Increase your earnings through our generous profit sharing bonus scheme

About ELK

A pioneer of Australian design, ELK was established in 2004 in Melbourne, Australia. The ELK aesthetic holds a unique place within the international fashion landscape. With a highly considered approach by brand founders Marnie and Adam, ELK collections resonate with their global audience through sustainable and ethical practices, design refinement, trend curation and an intellect that is innately their own. Their sculptural accessories, hand-made leather and ready-to-wear collections define their artful vision while their devotion to ethical and sustainable practices has endured them as a leader in the practice of responsible innovation for the fashion industry.

How To Apply:

If this sounds like the role for you, please reach out to us at jobs@elkthelabel.com, with the subject line “Application for Store Manager” including a Cover Letter detailing why you’d be the perfect fit for ELK and a copy of your CV.

 

Retail Sales Assistants (Casual) – Inner City Location

We are always on the hunt for talented Retail Sales Assistants, passionate about our brand and values, to join our retail team on a casual basis – we’re looking forward to bringing some on board to support us continue to grow our retail presence across Melbourne!

Successful applicants will be passionate and enthusiastic about our product, values and delivering exceptional service to our very loyal customer base,

  • Casual roles available, with immediate November start
  • Availability to work Weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) essential
  • Flexibility to work across Inner City locations

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering exceptional service to each and every one of our customers
  • Outfitting, upselling and onselling our beautiful, timeless product range to our customers
  • Regularly discussing the features, benefits and sustainability features of our product range
  • Effectively processing transactions (from purchases, through to gift vouchers and returns)
  • Maintaining an exceptional in store environment including cleaning, restocking, pricing and visual merchandising
  • Living and breathing ELK as a true brand ambassador

You will come well equipped with:

  • Experience working in a retail store environment (experience working with women’s apparel highly regarded)
  • Ability to deliver exceptional customer service
  • A natural flair for making genuine connections with others
  • Ability to excel working in a team environment where you love nothing more than supporting those around you
  • A genuine connection to our values surrounding inclusivity and ethical, sustainable and circular fashion

In return we offer you:

  • Values based business genuinely focussed on ethical, sustainable, circular fashion
  • A highly collaborative, nurturing work environment
  • Generous uniform allowance to show off our product while you are working
  • Market leading product discounts for you, your family & friends

About ELK

A pioneer of Australian design, ELK was established in 2004 in Melbourne, Australia. The ELK aesthetic holds a unique place within the international fashion landscape. With a highly considered approach by brand founders Marnie and Adam, ELK collections resonate with their global audience through sustainable and ethical practices, design refinement, trend curation and an intellect that is innately their own. Their sculptural accessories, hand-made leather and ready-to-wear collections define their artful vision while their devotion to ethical and sustainable practices has endured them as a leader in the practice of responsible innovation for the fashion industry.

How To Apply:

If this sounds like the role for you, please reach out to us at jobs@elkthelabel.com, with the subject line “Application for Casual Retail Sales Assistant” including a Cover Letter detailing why you’d be the perfect fit for ELK and a copy of your CV.

 

eCommerce Administrator

We have an exciting new role available for an eCommerce (Online + Social) Administrator.

  • Full Time role
  • Ethical, sustainable fashion business genuinely committed to Work Life Balance
  • Highly collaborative, family centric and supportive work environment

Contribute to the online growth of an established and much loved brand at the forefront of sustainable and ethical fashion in a role that has future scope for the right person. Reporting into the Ecommerce Manager, you will provide digital support across the ELK channels including Ecommerce, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.  

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Uploading products into Shopify including pricing, product descriptions, imagery, swatches, alt text and additional copy for SEO optimisation
  • Partnering cross functionally to organise all information and imagery needed for upload including design spec sheets and style notes, model specs, imagery re-touching, etc.
  • Testing weekly EDMs
  • Scheduling social imagery for the week ahead on Instagram and Facebook and updating content on Pinterest (and any future commercial social channels).
  • Manually tagging product in ELK socials via Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest (and any future commercial social channels).
  • Coordinate fulfilment of product placement opportunities to support the creation of digital content
  • Updating the store locator with new stockist information/ requested changes.
  • Ad hoc digital marketing tasks.
  • Ad hoc requests from Customer Service.

Your experience and skills will include:

  • At least 1+ year(s) experience in the ecommerce space, Shopify experience a bonus.
  • Intermediate Excel skills.
  • Strong organization and communication skills, ability to manage competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • A background in retail/ fashion preferred or a desire and interest to develop a further career in fashion and ecommerce.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a strong eye for detail.

In return we offer you:

  • Salary and benefits commensurate with experience
  • Genuine commitment to work life balance
  • Market leading product discounts for you, your family & friends
  • 2 days paid volunteer leave every year

 How To Apply:

If this sounds like the role for you, please reach out to us at jobs@elkthelabel.com, with the subject line “Application for Digital Assistant” including a Cover Letter detailing why you’d be the perfect fit for ELK and a copy of your CV.

 

Our Vision

We have spent over a decade building ELK into an iconic brand with a distinct personality. We are driven by a creative passion and dedication to cultivating a unique brand experience. These qualities are embedded throughout the company and the ELK label is a strengthening influence across a loyal, ever growing customer base. With an established platform and a clear, long-term vision the next phase of the ELK journey is one of significant growth and huge potential. We are excited about the future and to see our plans to cement ELK’s status as an emerging International brand.

Our Mission

To create enduring value through a design philosophy exemplified by stylish, intelligent simplicity, crafted with an artisanal aesthetic. Live a conscious and considered life that creates a positive impact on the local and global community.

Our Values

  • Authenticity
  • Craftsman
  • Consideration
  • Community
  • Discovery
  • Creativity

ELK, a pioneer of independent Australian design was founded by husband and wife duo Marnie Goding and Adam Koniaras in 2004 in Melbourne, Australia. Founded on a belief in creativity, innovative design and an authentic approach where people are at the heart of every decision.

ELK creates bi-annual collections that are informed by a design ethos where simplicity meets innovation. Seasonal collections typically lean towards natural hues and maximise the use of fine quality raw materials sourced from all over the world.

Beyond their commitment to great design,ELK has a strong ethical foundation. As a family owned and operated business, there is a great respect for all persons that work within and for the business. ELK has garnered a loyal customer base and a global reach that sees ELK collections sold in over 1200 independent retailers across 20 different countries.

ELK has cultivated a work environment in which our employees are constantly challenged to do their best. Through a creative approach, ELK has created a strong brand identity, and we nurture this quality in others by employing people who share our keen interest in design, our love of nature and simplicity and our commitment to an ethical and sustainable business. Just as each piece in our range is carefully created; we seek out individuals who can bring their own life experience and inspired ideas to our company.

In return, ELK provides employees with a unique work culture. Our culture is open and friendly, which promotes a happy work place. Staff retention is high and many team members have been with the company for long periods of time. Operating in this transparent fashion ensures everyone can be instrumental in helping steer the business towards future opportunities and growth. We live, create and work in a world surrounded by like-minded people, by peers that inspire us and aim to create a positive impact on all those that work with and for us.

We encourage our employees to integrate ELK products into their lives outside of work through offering product discounts, allowing ELK staff to act as brand ambassadors.

We encourage all employees to participate in our Health and Wellbeing Initiative which provides weekly organic local fruit and vegetables, social activities, community and charitable initiatives and health and wellbeing activities. 

All employees are kept up to date with our ethical and sustainability drive and are informed about ELK products – from the design process, through the materials used-to craftsmanship and traditional skills utilised in making them– and are confident communicating about ELK to others.

ELK supports employees' involvement in activities outside of work, whether it be to study, artistic pursuits or volunteer work.

Learn the ELK story and meet the group of people that make up ELK.