Herbal Opportunities, Jobs, Listings

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Production Manager/Business Partner

Desert Tortoise Botanicals (DTB), an herbal products company, was started by John Slattery in 2005 in Tucson, AZ. John has created all the herbal products now featured at DTB, many of which derive entirely from wildharvested ingredients, or originally were entirely wild in origin.

The business began at the local farmer's markets where John developed his products through interactions with the local community and provided education through his farmer's market table. It has grown to include over a dozen retail clients located across the country, including several retail locations featuring DTB products in Tucson. The DTB web store was launched in 2010 and has steadily grown a small but committed following who depend upon the unique products (tinctures of Sonoran desert plants, in particular) created by John. DTB recently launched an Amazon store as well.

John recently retired from farmer's markets and took a year's sabbatical from teaching his apprenticeship program to pursue his personal research, continue writing, and help facilitate the transfer of DTB to the next in line.

He is looking for the right person (or small team of people) to step into the managerial role who can handle production, hiring, online marketing, accounting, inventory, purchasing, and setting up a new production facility.
John will provide any necessary training including apprentice to wildcrafting for the right person.

Position/s currently available
Part Owner/Production Manager

Important Skills & Experience
Effective communication skills
Good listener
Commitment to detailed and exacting work, yet able to comprehend and hold the ‘big picture’
Can organize a series of shifting tasks and delegate effectively
Self-motivated, critical thinking skills, works well independently
Prior experience managing a business
Effective hiring skills
Inclined towards customer service
Effective computer skills (related to inventory, labels, accounting, navigating online store, Amazon Sellers Central experience a big plus)
Basic awareness of herbalism
Effective communication skills

Compensation
A potential partner will acquire partial ownership through sweat equity, and/or cash investment. An extensive written agreement will be prepared prior to the commencement of work.

This is a great opportunity for anyone seeking to get started in a business venture related to something they love - healing plants! DTB products have reached, touched, and healed thousands of people over the past 12 years. In addition to carrying on this tradition of providing community healthcare and education, there's a great opportunity to learn the healing properties of the plants of the Sonoran desert.

If you feel passionate about working with plants, have a business background or a mind for business, feel committed to growing an already established business with a wide customer base, and are excited to share that passion and learn more about healing with plants then feel free to contact John at johnslattery@desertortoisebotanicals.com to begin the discussion.

Thank you for considering this unique opportunity!

Date Posted:Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 4:29pm

Sales Coordinator

Heron Botanicals is Currently hiring.  Please see below for full job description.  Please send cover letter and resume to office@heronbotanicals.com.

Job Title: Sales Coordinator

Primary Purpose
To facilitate timely and accurate processing of sales orders, according to cGMP policies and procedures, including record-keeping, inventory, and routine customer service for the sales office.

Immediate Supervisor: General Manager

Schedule
Flexible within typical office hours, depending on availability, employment status, and labor needs. Weekends and holidays off.

Employment status: Part- or full-time; permanent; FLSA non-exempt; hourly.

Performance Review Schedule:
3 mos., 6 mos., and annually thereafter. Wage review annually.

Compensation Package
Pay Range: $16-18/hr, DOE 
Healthcare: Medical and dental insurance per company policy.
Paid Leave: vacation and sick leave per company policy.
Paid Holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day,
  Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and birthday.
Employee Discounts: HB Emp./F&F, bulk-herb supplier, buying club discounts.

Job Requirements
Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required. Some study in botany, forest ecology, herbalism, business management, marketing/sales, or related.

Skills:
Attention to detail.
Strong organizational and communications skills; ability to communicate professionally with naturopathic physicians.
General customer service skills.
Self-motivated; able to work independently.
Basic knowledge of botanical products, including Latin binomial of common Eastern and Western herbs.
  Ability to navigate in both Windows and Mac operating systems.
Prior customer service, sales and/or book keeping experience helpful.

Physical Requirements: must be able to safely bend, stretch, and lift and move up to 30 lbs. on a regular basis. Must be able to stand for long periods of time.

General Job Description

The sales department is responsible for the timely and accurate fulfillment of all orders received.  The sales coordinator is responsible for tracking orders from receipt through completion, supervising the sales assistant/staff herbalist as needed to complete order fulfillment.

Oversight of the order fulfillment process includes customer service, inventory management, and basic record keeping.  While the sales and service assistant is available to support order fulfillment and perform assigned tasks as needed, the sales coordinator is responsible for ensuring that all customer service inquiries are resolved, orders are completed in a timely manner, and that packaging and distribution of orders runs smoothly and efficiently.


Duties
ONGOING/DAILY:
Receive, invoice, fill, package and ship orders placed to Heron’s Sales office in a timely manner, and in accordance with existing policies and procedures.

Address customer service inquiries and resolve issues in a timely, courteous, and professional manner (including new accounts, service expectations, complaints, returns, etc.).

Manage routine communication from the sales office by phone, email, and fax, involving supervisors in more complex service requests, as necessary.

Perform new account establishment and account maintenance. Obtain all necessary documentation, including credentials/ID, reseller permit, payment information, restricted product approvals/waivers.


WEEKLY/MONTHLY:

Attend monthly staff meeting to address scheduling, news, changes to policy/procedures, etc, and communicate regularly with management between meetings to address issues as they arise.

Ensure order fulfillment area is cleaned/maintained according to schedule.

Maintain inventory of necessary order fulfillment supplies (ink and labels, boxes/packaging, bottles), stock creams and formulas.


QUARTERLY:
Participate in quarterly inventory count.

Date Posted:Friday, April 7, 2017 - 11:23am

Quality Affairs Manager

Heron Botanicals is Currently hiring.  Please see below for full job description.  Please send cover letter and resume to office@heronbotanicals.com.

Job Title: Quality Affairs Manager

Primary Purpose
Oversight of staff and tasks associated with quality control of data, records, procedures, and processes at Heron Botanicals, in order to ensure quality of all finished products. 

Immediate Supervisor: General Manager

Schedule
Flexible within typical office hours, depending on availability, employment status, and labor needs.  Weekends and holidays off.

Employment status: Part- or full-time; permanent.  May be FLSA non-exempt, hourly, or salary, as negotiated at hire.

Performance Review Schedule:
3 mos., 6 mos., and annually thereafter. Wage review annually.

Compensation Package
Pay Range: $16-19/hr, or salary equivalent, DOE. 
Healthcare: Medical and dental insurance per company policy.
Paid Leave: vacation and sick leave per company policy.
Paid Holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day,
  Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and birthday.
Employee Discounts: HB Emp./F&F, bulk-herb supplier, buying club discounts.

Job Requirements
Education:
Bachelors degree or higher in an applicable field.
Prior knowledge of dietary supplement industry and GMP procedures, herbal products and processes, laboratory processes, and/or botanical identification using analytical methods.

Skills:
Rigorous attention to detail.
Strong organizational and communications skills.
Strongly self-motivated; able to independently complete a wide variety of tasks including research and procedural development.
Basic knowledge of botanical products, including Latin binomial of common Eastern and Western herbs.
  Ability to navigate in both Windows and Mac operating systems.
Prior customer service, sales and/or book keeping experience helpful.

Physical Requirements:
Requires regular use of a computer and occasional light lifting. 

General Job Description
The QA Manager is responsible for monitoring relevant state and federal regulations related to dietary supplement production, and ensuring that Heron Botanicals production, distribution, and marketing remains in compliance with all applicable regulations. 

The QA Manager maintains the quality system used throughout all Heron Botanicals production and distribution operations, and acts as primary QA/QC officer within Heron Botanicals for all processes and procedures involving producing, packaging, and labeling components, raw materials, or dietary supplements.

The QA Manager must develop an intricate working knowledge of all Heron Botanicals procedures in order to maintain cGMP standards/regulatory compliance, and is responsible for oversight and maintenance of the required record-keeping systems.

Tasks include developing and maintaining Standard Operating Procedures and company policies related to product quality; maintenance of controlled document systems; review of all production records, quality-related complaints; testing and release of components used in production of dietary supplements.

Duties

ONGOING:
• Coordinate and review all laboratory sample submissions and results
• Review and approve or reject each completed batch of finished product.
• Perform analytical testing (macroscopic, microscopic, organoleptic analysis) of raw herbal materials and finished extracts.
• Develop raw material and finished product specifications as needed.
• Investigate and resolve any deviations from established product specifications and procedures; issue material review and disposition decisions when deviations occur.
• Generate and review production-related documents (master manufacturing records, botanical test records, deviation and material review reports, etc.)
• File quarterly alcohol tax drawback claims; maintain and update formula approval required for drawback.
• Liaise with FDA, state department of agriculture, and other regulatory agencies as needed, including management of all inspections, follow-up interactions, and interaction with outside technical consultants as required.
• Attend weekly management and staff meetings.
• Attend AHPA meetings and other industry events as needed.
• Liaise with management as needed to implement policies and procedures.

Date Posted:Friday, April 7, 2017 - 11:02am

Herbal Products Manufacturing Manager

Essential Functions:

  • Oversee operations of manufacturing facility.
  • Review and make recommendations to enhance current line of herbal products, manufacturing equipment, product development processes and protocols.
  • Research and formulate new liquid herbal extract products.
  • May develop formulas, processes, and methods for solution of technical problems.
  • Conduct research on manufactured products to develop and improve products.
  • Recommend new manufacturing equipment to help improve and automate production process.
  • Extract and manipulate information and data from various computer applications.
  • Review journals and collaborate with field experts to ensure thorough awareness of current herbal product research.
  • Work with sales and marketing teams to identify and conduct product education events (i.e. in-store trainings, seminars, teleconferences, webinars, etc.).
  • Participate in trade shows, present information and respond to questions from customers.
  • Work with marketing team to develop educational and product promotion material.
  • Assist in developing marketing plans, business plans and action plans for identified targets of opportunity that clearly define objectives, goals and strategies.
  • Establish and document best-practice product development and manufacturing protocol, reports, and records.
  • Ensure proper maintenance of equipment and safety protocol is followed.
  • Provide guidance and direction to assigned technicians/operations personnel.
  • Responsible for scale-up and knowledge transfer of new products to manufacturing.
  • Strong ability to be self-directed, motivated and detail oriented.
  • Perform additional functions as required.

This description reflects the principal functions of the job for the purpose of job evaluation. It should not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements of the job nor shall it be construed as giving exclusive responsibility for every function described.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for overseeing operations and managing personnel.
  • Support of and involvement in company, department, and/or safety policies, procedures, programs and activities.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

  • MBA preferred, with background in chemistry or related field
  • Three to five years related experience and/or training.
  • Herbalist certification with related experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rule, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills are necessary.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to use and understand production and inventory control software and standard office software such as spreadsheets, e-mail and word processors.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as interest, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  • Requires overall knowledge of equipment, production processes and manufacturing processes, material handling and measurement equipment.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.

Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.
  • The employee must exert up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently and/or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include near acuity, far acuity, depth perception, accommodation, color vision, field of vision.

To apply, please visit our website HERE.

Date Posted:Friday, March 31, 2017 - 6:44pm

Regional Educators

WishGarden Herbs is a woman-owned and family run company creating handcrafted, traditional and artisanal herbal extracts. Locally based in Colorado and founded in 1979, WishGarden is one of the original herbal renaissance companies. Today WishGarden continues to be a market leader in revolutionizing liquid extracts, pioneering ʻcondition- specificʼ and uniquely effective formulations. WishGarden raises the bar on efficacy and convenience by delivering a wide variety of dependable in-the-moment symptom- soothing, whole herb remedies for all seasons and ages.

WishGarden Herbs is looking for a couple outstanding Regional Educators living in Austin, Houston, Dallas or Atlanta, GA. This is a part-time position with a possibility of full time for a dedicated individual who is passionate about leading a healthy lifestyle and helping others do the same. A WishGarden Regional Educator should enjoy the world of natural and organic products and have a proficient knowledge of herbal medicine, as well as be committed and enthusiastic about spreading knowledge and excitement about WishGarden products to store staff, store customers and the community at large. Although performing demos is an important part of the position, it is much more than that.

The ideal candidate will possess experience and passion for the following areas:

Education & Training - provide Brand Education and Support to retail staff and consumers, including but not limited to aisle/lunch, dinner trainings, staff trainings, and demos. Engage our retail partners in our continuing education including webinars, classes, and lectures.

Merchandising & Sales Support - support sales through education and utilization of analytics. Partnering with our local representation to transfer enthusiasm and passion about WishGarden to both retail staff and consumers. Continuously improve merchandising and placement, use of all collateral support materials, and assist in execution of our promotional calendar.

Sales Development & Community Outreach - encompass all aspects of working with retail stores, including but not limited to: demos, special events, performing classes/lectures, department resets, and working within local community to identify opportunities to expand visibility of WishGarden; and participate in all trade/table top shows applicable to the region.
Requirements:
• Natural Food/Nutraceutical Industry experience required. Outside sales experience preferred but not required.
• Extensive knowledge and education in herbalism or a comparable natural healing modality required.
• Passion for educating.
• Manage and increase revenue in accounts in assigned territory to reach sales
goals and projections.
• Create sustainable and constructive working relationships with accounts.
• Flexibility to successfully multi-task in a fast-paced and retail environment and accept a variety of fluctuating tasks.
• Ability to manage time, deadlines, and routing schedule.
• Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal, and follow-up.
• Motivated, tenacious, and dependable person to work with a wide variety of people and issues.
• Demos are required on a frequent basis.
• Knowledge and understanding of DSHEA a plus.
• Reliable automobile required; travel is required.
• Valid Driverʼs License with a clean driving record. Auto insurance required.
• Ability to travel as necessary throughout territory.
• Ability to work intermittent nights and weekends.
• Must be technology and digital platform savvy, proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
This is an independent contractor (W-9) position. For each metro area of coverage, there will be an assigned number of stores and a monthly stipend.

All interested candidates please submit a resume and a cover letter to Nicole.Taber@wishgardenherbs.com. Please include a paragraph describing why you would be an excellent candidate to represent WishGarden Herbal Remedies.

Date Posted:Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 11:54am

Clinical Herbalist Educator

The Herbal Academy is seeking an experienced clinical herbalist for advanced-level teaching, writing, and mentoring opportunities with our local Boston-area team. Applicants should have a formal education in herbalism and at least 5 years experience as a clinical herbalist, working one-on-one with clients.

Position Details

- Part time, as needed
- Contractor
- Flexible schedule
- Partial telecommute – within 60 miles of Bedford, MA preferred

Required Skills and Experience

- 5 years experience as a clinical herbalist
- Excellent writing skill
- Experienced, advanced-level teacher of herbal arts and sciences
- Mentoring experience desired
- Pleasant and professional online demeanor
- Strong computer skills, comfortable with Google Docs and MS Word
- Responsible and prompt communicator
To Apply: Please send:

- A cover letter
- An updated resume
- Three to five brief case studies
- Three writing samples
Email your application to info@theherbalacademy.com with Clinical Herbalist Educator in the subject line.

Please no phone calls.

Date Posted:Monday, March 20, 2017 - 5:12pm

Herbalism Mentor

The Herbal Academy is seeking experienced clinical herbalists to join our Academy educators for mentoring opportunities with our advanced level online learners. Applicants are required to have a formal education in herbalism including clinical training and at least 10 years experience as a clinical herbalist, working one-on-one with clients.

Position Details

- Part time, as needed
- Contract-based
- Flexible schedule
- Telecommute

Required Skills and Experience

- 10 years experience as a clinical herbalist
- Formal herbal education with clinical training
- Experienced, advanced-level teacher of herbal arts and science
- Mentoring experience desired
- Pleasant and professional online demeanor
- Responsible, diplomatic, and prompt communicator
- Excellent writing skills
- Strong computer proficiency, comfortable with Google Docs and MS Word
- Able to mentor advanced-level learners remotely
- Comfortable telecommuting
To Apply: Please send,

- A cover letter detailing your availability
- An updated resume
- Three to five brief case studies
- Three writing samples
Email your application to info@theherbalacademy.com with Herbal Mentor in the subject line.

Please no phone calls.

Date Posted:Monday, March 20, 2017 - 5:10pm

Herbal Writer

The Herbal Academy is seeking skilled herbal writers or writing projects. Applicants should have a genuine love for plants, a strong background in herbalism, and experience writing professionally.

Position Details

- Part time, as needed
- Contract-based
- Flexible schedule
- Telecommute

Required Skills and Experience

Strong herbal background, 3-5 years of training and study preferred
Writing background or experience required
Experience interpreting and writing about scientific research is a plus
Must respect deadlines
Able to follow established editorial guidelines
Excellent computer skills, comfortable with Google Docs and MS Word
To Apply: Please send,

- A cover letter detailing your availability
- An updated resume
- Three writing samples
Email your application to info@theherbalacademy.com with Herbal Writer in the subject line.

Please no phone calls.

Date Posted:Monday, March 20, 2017 - 5:08pm

Clinical Health Coordinator; Mederi Centre for Natural Healing (OR)

The Clinical Health Coordinator acts as a liaison for client/patient and practitioner. Primary tasks include proactively anticipating practitioner and client/patient needs, optimizing use of appointment time, maintaining calendars and schedules, organizing and managing correspondence, and maintaining client files.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

♣ Maintain client contact records in FileMaker database
♣ Facilitate/maintain historical record-keeping of protocols and revisions, and record communications both electronically and on-site
♣ Receive/maintain incoming medical data
♣ Liaise between practitioner and client/patient, relay information and answer questions as needed for practitioner support duties
♣ Edit/forward protocol and handouts daily to client/patients
♣ Review client/patient queries with practitioner daily and accurately relay detailed responses from practitioner
♣ Review client/patient files prior to appointments alerting practitioner to new information
♣ Provide practitioner with following week’s schedule indicating new clients/patients and confirming all relevant records have been received
♣ Respond to client/patient email and voicemail messages in a timely manner
♣ Identify, document and report areas of improvement in patient’s disease management process to staff and practitioners
♣ Call client/patient 24 hours after sending protocol to answer any questions relating to content of protocol ~ answer questions regarding integrating protocol into daily life.
♣ Monitor client/patient ordering and protocol compliance ~ contact client to discuss obstacles
♣ Order labs or call in prescriptions for in-person patients
♣ Offer patient support and care within the full scope of your training/licensure in concert with practitioner
♣ Document/track case findings as directed for case study collection/clinical trial purposes
♣ Monitor medical progress of patients; report on and plan for deviations from the normal recovery process
♣ Evaluate timely activity and case development of an effective medical plan with the most appropriate outcome
♣ Collaborate with health care providers and patients to promote compliance and appropriateness of treatment protocol
♣ Work to ensure data collection complies with regulations as outlined
♣ Adhere to HIPPA regulations as they relate to client/patient privacy and admin regulations

 

Requirements
♣ 1 to 2 years experience in patient-facing role in medical field, i.e., medical assistant, health coordinator, CNA, etc., including knowledge of medical records management, scheduling software, medical terminology, and general knowledge of insurance billing
♣ Training and/or certification in herbalism preferred, together with foundational knowledge in conventional and/or naturopathic medicine
♣ Interest in collaborative healthcare
♣ Experience and/or ability to mediate patient concerns in a calming and helpful manner
♣ Experience with Word, Excel and email correspondence
♣ Excellent written and verbal communication skills relevant to working with patients and part of an integrative healthcare team
♣ Strong self awareness and emotional intelligence necessary for working in a healthcare setting with patients who may be very ill
♣ Passionate about health and wellbeing
♣ Exceptional customer service and phone etiquette
♣ Highly organized, capable of establishing priorities, strong follow-up
♣ Ability to deal gracefully with shifting patient and practitioner priorities
♣ Team player with a high sense of camaraderie and support
♣ Strong interpersonal skills with ability to deal courteously and effectively with internal and external requests
♣ Effective time management skills and ability to multi-task
♣ Positive/accommodating attitude in all situations
Spiritual and compassionate

Resumes can be submitted to: jobs@mederifoundation.org

Date Posted:Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11:50am

Advanced Practical Herbal Internship/Herbal Clinic Opportunity

I offer a free advanced practical herbal internship for those studying to become a professional herbalist. This is a work-study program and exposes students to all aspects of herbalism. I am a mentor for students working to acquire hours in an effort to qualify for the American Herbalist Guild's professional herbalist certificate and have in-clinic hours available. I have over 34 years of experience as a professional herbalist. I do not accept beginner herbalists; you should have some type of training or certificate before entering the advanced internship.

Clinic opportunity: Our non-residential cancer cleanse retreat is specifically designed to assist those who have completed conventional cancer treatments the opportunity to hit the “reset button” in an effort to insure a full recovery and an ongoing vibrant life. Located on a picturesque organic herb farm, the peaceful pastoral setting allows for both physical and emotional healing.

Catherine Browne, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., RH (AHG), Doctoral Fellow (DAOM)

Details
http://www.swancreekfarm.com/pages/herbalist-internship.html

Date Posted:Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 12:42pm
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