Vacancies at EKSTER®

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  • Product Designer

    Ekster is looking for a Designer to support our urgent need of product diversification. The designer needs to understand our design pillars, and translate them to timeless everyday carry products, which are not limited to our existing ideas. Freedom is therefore an important part of the job. As Ekster is moving to different markets with different needs, it is crucial for the designer to be able to prioritize, think in different cultures, and also suggest more ways of improving existing designs and products.

     

    Besides design, the candidate will be working with team leaders to plan, strategize and execute design resources to be used by the team and company at large. This means recognizing and building out design resources which will help the team scale and efficiently support multiple events and projects simultaneously. It is also crucial to be able to identify and suggest more ways of improving existing resources, designs and systems.

     

    Lastly, the candidate will be engaged in assisting with designs for social media and all sales channels. Creating strategies for post designs and brand image will therefore be imperative.

     

    This is a full-time position located at our headquarters at Singel 542, Amsterdam.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Strategize, plan and execute new design resources according to Ekster's design principles

    • Prioritize based on importance and urgency of deadline

    • Develop & execute an onsite plan of action for track sessions

    • Design and maintain resources for online sales channels and social media and (templates, classes, icons, photography, etc.)
    • Know when to delegate and when to take over

     

    Minimum Qualifications

    • 4+ years of experience in design (studies and work)

    •Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and making 3d models

    • Knowledge of sketch Experience presenting designs and concepts to team members

     

    Preferred Qualifications

    • UI/UX experience Motivation to work in a scale-up

    • Capability to work with (Chinese) prototyping companies and engineers

    • Natural curiosity for new emerging technologies

    • Ability to stay focused under pressure, prioritizing and managing multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment

    • Ability to drive own projects and be a self-starter.

    nest@ekster.com
  • Facebook Advertising Specialist

    We are a small start-up that designs, produces and markets leather goods with integrated Bluetooth trackers. Ekster Wallets introduced RFID blocking smart wallets with the fastest card access experience on the market. Our two-way tracking feature prevents you from ever losing your wallet or phone again.

    As we are experiencing hyper growth, we are looking for “the best of the best” to join our small and young team in Amsterdam!

    We have worked with several online advertising agencies and have a great FB ad track record including successful audiences and high-converting ads.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Optimize landing pages for conversions,
    • Develop high-converting lead magnets to attract clients,

    • Research and identification of the best target audiences by using the Audience Insights tool + our existing audiences

    • Set up conversion tracking and remarketing for our web shop,

    • Effectively set up and split-test of campaigns by different placements, demographics and interests,
    • Ability to use Facebook ad reports to analyse and improve the performance of campaigns,

    • Ability to use the Power Editor tool to access all the advanced Facebook advertising features,

    • Strategize on how to best scale your ad campaigns on Facebook.

     

    Requirements:

    • Proven track record and 1+ year working experience with FB ads

    • Work independently 

    • Availability for weekly calls

    • Give, track, and collect insights to key metrics on the Ekster ad Manager.

    nest@ekster.com
  • Customer Service Champion

    We are a small start-up that designs, produces and markets leather goods with integrated Bluetooth trackers. Ekster Wallets introduced RFID blocking smart wallets with the fastest card access experience on the market. Our two-way tracking feature prevents you from ever losing your wallet or phone again.

     As we are experiencing hyper growth, we are looking for “the best of the best” to join our small and young team in our new office in Amsterdam.

    As we are currently experiencing hyper growth the team is expanding rapidly and is in need of a new Communications Manager. We're looking for a person who can be responsible for leading the customer service team, communications and a variety of marketing responsibilities. By working in the customer service team, you will soon be able to come up with improvements, ideal work processes and planning methods. Moreover, you will be closely involved in day-to-day strategic decisions within our company. 

     

    Responsibilities

    The customer support process: 

    • Leading and managing the customer relations and communications Assisting in the CRM process Manage return and exchanges process

    Fulfilment:

    • Assist in organizing/monitoring the fulfilment process Handle returns & refunds

    Others: 

    • Assist with ad hoc projects and other process improvement initiatives Support strategic planning & new upcoming campaign designs

    • Assist with social media management Assist with research (competitors, partners, marketing, etc.)

    Requirements:

    • Organizational skills and attention to detail

    • Strong verbal and written English communication skills

     

    nest@ekster.com
  • Financial Analyst Internship position

    We are a small start-up that designs, produces and markets leather goods with integrated Bluetooth trackers. Ekster Wallets introduced RFID blocking smart wallets with the fastest card access experience on the market. Our two-way tracking feature prevents you from ever losing your wallet or phone again.

    As we are experiencing hyper growth, we are looking for “the best of the best” to join our small and young team.

    Job description: The Financial analyst is accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the company, including the development of a financial and operational strategy and metrics tied to that strategy and the on-going development and monitoring of control systems and report accurate financial results.

     

    Responsibilities

    Weekly tasks:

    • Financial administration (costs/revenues: ING, PayPal)

    • Answer all relevant mails and make scheduled payments

    • Update inventory to keep track of sales Weekly sales update (expected vs. actuals) Weekly meeting/call with management team to communicate any news and discuss projects Organize online and offline administration Incorporate accountancy software (Exact)

     

    Monthly tasks:

    • Monthly report (summary of monthly costs, revenues, sales vs forecast…)

    • Monthly report on past and upcoming costs /expenses

    • Monthly check with accountant (ensure he has all invoices for VAT purposes)

    • Monthly meeting/call with executive board
    • Salary administration employees Variance analysis: present findings in monthly presentation

     

    General projects / Ongoing tasks:

    • Manage the yearly budget and monitor sales results

    • Create financial scenarios (worse case, best case, based on potential # units sold)

    • Calculate pricing of Ekster products for retail and distribution

    • Solve and investigate tax benefits and understand salary scheme

    • Analyze sales in a certain time frame, analyze effect of marketing initiatives

     

    Skills & Qualifications:

    • University degree in business or economics

    • Commercially and business minded

    • Experience in and affinity with Microsoft Excel 

    nest@ekster.com

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