Careers

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES 

GRAPHIC DESIGNER (FULL TIME) - PRESTON

We are looking for a talented and experienced Graphic Designer to create beautiful and brand centric material that artfully portrays the ELK Brand aesthetic to the media and consumers ensuring the ultimate brand experience.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Design day-to-day creative collateral to brief for required brand content utilising the seasonal photography and seasonal style guide.

  • Design digital content to brief including social media content, blogs, EDMs, ad sets, and website assets.

  • Ensure all content created is in line with the ELK aesthetic and brand values.

  • Proactively suggest and develop new and innovative ways to present digital content. For example creative use of animation, exploring new trends and innovative digital ideas.

  • Keep up-to-date with industry best practice, including software and user experience.

  • Work across print collateral including store signage and merchandising, packaging, and publications a bonus.

  • Assist with the filing and naming of imagery from ecommerce shoots.

What We’ll Love About You

You share our passion and appreciation for sustainable fashion. You are a self-starter, with a positive, proactive mindset and approach to your work.  You come equipped with at least 4 years’ experience in a similar role and are very proficient with the leading design suite programs. You have superior new media knowledge and are committed to keeping your skills up to date to ensure ELK continues to be ahead of the digital curve.

Your values and design aesthetic are aligned to ours and you are focussed on sustainability both personally and professionally. You value being part of a collaborative, supportive and nurturing work culture and naturally lend a hand when the opportunity presents. You communicate effectively within your team and across functions to ensure everyone is working towards the same goal.

Who Are You?

You are a perfect match with:

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in a similar role

  • Tertiary qualification in Graphic Design or related field (desired)

  • Experience utilising design software including Figma (essential), Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Premier Pro, InDesign and Illustrator (Shopify a bonus) will ensure you hit the ground running

  • Reputation and folio that demonstrates your capability of creating impressive and on brand digital graphic content

  • Photographic retouching ability

  • Typography including headline treatments

  • Competence with working across various social media and marketing tools including (Facebook, Instagram, Klaviyo, Pintrest, Twitter, E-commerce CMS)

  • Multimedia skill base and willingness to proactively develop skills in new media technologies

  • Well developed communication, time management and organisational skills

  • Ability to pivot and work flexibly, responding to business requirements and market demands

  • Superior attention to detail and accuracy

  • Exposure to Print highly regarded

In Return We Offer:

  • Salary and benefits commensurate with experience

  • Access to our generous annual profit share incentive scheme

  • Genuine commitment to work life balance

  • Highly collaborative, family centric and supportive work environment

  • Market leading product discounts for you, your family & friends

  • Your birthday off every year

  • 2 days paid volunteer leave every year

How To Apply

If this sounds like you, apply here or reach out to us at jobs@elkthelabel.com for a copy of the Position Description or to find our more.

As part of your application, please provide:

  • a cover letter detailing why you’re the perfect candidate;

  • a copy of your resume detailing your relevant experience; and

  • a copy of your folio demonstrating your design and collection of work aligned to our brand and aesthetic

This is a hybrid, full-time role based in our Preston office in Melbourne, as such we are unable to consider sponsorship or exclusively remote work for this role. We are open to consider flexible work for the right candidate up to and including an 80% week.

At ELK, we nurture an open, inclusive workplace, valuing authenticity, transparency and community and celebrate individual strengths. We strive to ensure our team reflects the diversity of our customers and the communities in which we work. We embrace the opportunity to welcome talent who are passionate not just about what we do but why we do it, irrespective of background, life stage, identity, and ability. Join us on our journey as a responsible business, making better products for a healthier planet.

 

STORE MANAGER (PART TIME) - ELK SOUTH YARRA

About The Role
  • Retail and people management experience essential

  • Women's fashion & styling exposure highly regarded

  • Part Time

We are looking for a passionate Retail Store Manager to take the reins of our stunning South Yarra store. Experience in overseeing store operations, leading a team and building on an existing customer base will be essential to your success. You share a love for our sustainable range, unique aesthetic and align with our core values. You are committed to delivering exceptional service and a consistent and memorable ELK shopping experience. Your people management experience, superior organisational skills and mentoring abilities will be essential for taking this stunning store to all new heights!

Your Responsibilities Will Include:

  • Delivering exceptional service and the ELK experience to existing and prospective customers

  • Maintaining loyal customer base and actively building community connections

  • Outfitting, styling, upselling and onselling our timeless products by engaging customers with aesthetic features and sustainable benefits

  • Owning and driving smooth and efficient store operations

  • Coaching, mentoring and elevating team members by consistently leading by example

  • Ensuring all operations are effective, productive and in line with expectations

  • Analysing store and team performance and implementing change for ongoing growth and development

  • Managing rosters and wages to sales expenditure

  • Merchandising and maintenance of store visual presentation in line with guidelines

  • Effective and well received management and training of team members to optimise performance and retention

  • Talent scouting and interviewing potential new joiners

  • Living and breathing ELK as a true brand ambassador

What We'll Love About You:

  • Experience managing and 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 in a team environment, nurturing and supporting those around you

In Return We Offer:

  • Values based business genuinely focused on ethical, sustainable, circular fashion

  • A highly collaborative, nurturing work environment

  • Generous uniform allowance to showcase our product while working

  • Market leading product discounts for you, your family & friends

  • Opportunities to grow your career with ELK

  • 2 days paid Volunteer Leave every year

  • Your birthday off every year

  • Opportunities to increase your earnings through our generous profit sharing bonus scheme

At ELK, we nurture an open, inclusive workplace, valuing authenticity, transparency and community and celebrate individual strengths. We strive to ensure our team reflects the diversity of our customers and the communities in which we work. We embrace the opportunity to welcome talent who are passionate not just about what we do but why we do it, irrespective of background, life stage, identity, and ability. Join us on our journey as a responsible business, making better products for a healthier planet.

How To Apply

If this sounds like you, please apply here with a cover letter sharing with us why you’re the perfect candidate and a copy of your CV OR reach out to us at jobs@elkthelabel.com. We can’t wait to hear from you x

  

STORE MANAGER - ELK CARLTON

Lead and inspire our experienced Retail team in our freshly refurbished Carlton Store in the heart of Lygon Street!
  • Retail and people management experience essential

  • Women's fashion & styling exposure highly regarded

  • Full Time, Tuesday - Saturday roster

We are looking for an extraordinary and passionate Retail Store Manager to lead and inspire a highly capable Assistant Store Manager and a team of experienced retail stylists. You share a love for our sustainable range, unique aesthetic and align with our core values. You are committed to delivering exceptional service and a consistent and memorable ELK shopping experience. Your people management experience, superior organisational skills and mentoring abilities will be essential for taking this stunning store to all new heights! 

Your Responsibilities Will Include:

  • Delivering exceptional service and the ELK experience to existing and prospective customers

  • Maintaining loyal customer base and actively building community connections

  • Outfitting, styling, upselling and onselling our timeless products by engaging customers with aesthetic features and sustainable benefits 

  • Owning and driving smooth and efficient store operations

  • Coaching, mentoring and elevating team members by consistently leading by example

  • Ensuring all operations are effective, productive and in line with expectations

  • Analysing store and team performance and implementing change for ongoing growth and development

  • Managing rosters and wages to sales expenditure

  • Merchandising and maintenance of store visual presentation in line with guidelines

  • Effective and well received management and training of team members to optimise performance and retention

  • Talent scouting and interviewing potential new joiners

  • Living and breathing ELK as a true brand ambassador

What We'll Love About You:

  • Experience managing and 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 in a team environment, nurturing and supporting those around you

In Return We Offer:

  • Values based business genuinely focused on ethical, sustainable, circular fashion

  • A highly collaborative, nurturing work environment

  • Generous uniform allowance to showcase our product while working

  • Market leading product discounts for you, your family & friends

  • Opportunities to grow your career with ELK

  • 2 days paid Volunteer Leave every year

  • Your birthday off every year

  • Opportunities to increase your earnings through our generous profit sharing bonus scheme

At ELK, we nurture an open, inclusive workplace, valuing authenticity, transparency and community and celebrate individual strengths. We strive to ensure our team reflects the diversity of our customers and the communities in which we work. We embrace the opportunity to welcome talent who are passionate not just about what we do but why we do it, irrespective of background, life stage, identity, and ability. Join us on our journey as a responsible business, making better products for a healthier planet.

How To Apply

If this sounds like you, please apply here with a cover letter sharing with us why you’re the perfect candidate and a copy of your CV OR reach out to us at jobs@elkthelabel.com.

We can’t wait to hear from you x

 

PART TIME FORKLIFT & DESPATCH LEAD

About The Role

As the Wholesale Despatch Team Leader, you would be responsible for effective and efficient pick, pack and despatch of wholesale deliveries. You will lead and supervise the team of casuals who will support with this process, providing clear direction, feedback, and support, rotating tasks during shifts. You will ensure any freight outbound from the DC is booked and collected. When required, you will also be assisting the inventory team, with goods in and stock cycle counts. When required, you will be versatile and lend support across the broader DC team, including (but not limited to) support with online pick, pack & despatch and driving the ELK van.
  • Retail and people management experience essential

  • Women's fashion & styling exposure highly regarded

  • Part Time, Mon – Thu (opportunity to flex up)

Your Responsibilities Will Include:

  • Accurate and timely pick, pack, and dispatch of wholesale goods (domestic, international, bulk/daily wholesale drops and orders)

  • Physical set up, maintenance and replenishment of temporary pick faces for wholesale bulk drops

  • Daily pick, pack, and dispatch of orders placed by ELK buyers (i.e. for media and donation purposes)

  • Arranging wholesale special deliveries and collection

  • Monitoring and communication of NSAs requiring stock adjustments to the DC inventory team

  • Communicating with local freight providers regarding ELK’s pick-up requirements

  • Liaising with local freight providers and wholesale sales team in regards to issues and actioning resolution

  • Identifying and communicating issues with local delivery despatch i.e. damage, incorrect labelling and quality control

  • Performing van deliveries to ELK retail stores when required

  • Assisting the inventory team with regular cycle counts, stock location audits and the receipt and put away of physical bulk goods

  • Working closely with team leaders within other departments to ensure safe and efficient pick runs

  • Assisting with processing of returns from wholesale retail store online customers

  • Leading and supervising a team of casuals by ensuring daily, weekly, and monthly tasks are delegated and prioritised

  • Overseeing task rotation to ensure team members are not at risk of repetitive strain

  • Hosting regular toolbox meetings, and implement training and follow up as required

  • Leading by example always

What You Will Come Equipped With

  • Microsoft 365 Office (predominantly beginners excel capability)

  • Experience utilising Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

  • Experience effectively & productively utilising software including despatch software (eg ShipStation)

  • Familiarity with Shopify (bonus)

  • Experience working within Safety systems & frameworks (including Safety Culture)

  • Forklift License (essential)

  • Driver’s License (preferred, not essential)

  • First Aid Certificate (highly regarded)

  • Experience leading a team

What We'll Love About You

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Team player with a ‘can do’ attitude

  • Solution based mindset

  • Superior attention to detail

  • Meticulous organisation skills

  • Commitment to continuous improvement

In Return We Offer

  • Values based business genuinely focused on ethical, sustainable, circular fashion

  • A highly collaborative, nurturing work environment

  • Market leading product discounts for you, your family & friends

  • Opportunities to grow your career with ELK

  • 2 days paid Volunteer Leave every year

  • Your birthday off every year

  • Opportunities to increase your earnings through our generous profit sharing bonus scheme

How To Apply

If you meet the above criteria and are looking for a Part Time opportunity with a values based local business, apply here or reach out to us directly at jobs@elkthelabel.com.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - RETAIL OPPORTUNITIES

We’re always on the hunt for passionate retailers, leaders, stylists and those enthusiastic about sustainable fashion to join our growing retail team. Whilst we might not have the perfect role for you right now, we welcome you to reach out – we’d love to stay in touch x

Our retail team are responsible for:

  • Delivering exceptional service in a collaborative, team environment

  • Styling, outfitting, upselling and on-selling our beautiful, timeless product range confidently discussing features, benefits and sustainability

  • Effectively processing transactions (from purchases, through to gift vouchers and returns)

  • Maintaining a pristine in store environment including cleaning, organising, restocking, pricing and visual merchandising

  • Acting as an authentic brand ambassador

In Return We Offer:

  • Opportunities to grow your career with ELK

  • Values based business genuinely focused on ethical, sustainable, circular fashion

  • A highly collaborative, nurturing work environment

  • Generous uniform allowance to show off our product while working

  • Market leading product discounts for you, your family & friends

How To Apply:

Please reach out to us directly at jobs@elkthelabel.com with a copy of your CV, and an introduction to you detailing your availability and store preference.

 

COMPANY MISSION

To responsibly create product with enduring value through a thoughtful, intelligent design philosophy and crafted with an artisanal aesthetic. To lead a conscious business supporting traditional trades and a circular economy that operates ethically and transparently, in safe, fair and inclusive workplaces. To minimise our environmental footprint and create a positive impact on our local and global communities.

CORE VALUES

  • Authenticity

  • Transparency

  • Innovation

  • Consideration

  • Community

  • 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.