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Certified In House Herbalist and Subject Matter Expert

Employer
Herbal Goodness
Location
Mckinney, Texas, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jul 12, 2024

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Sustainability
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
Job DescriptionJob DescriptionSalary: TBD

JOB SUMMARY

Herbalists are practitioners of alternative medicine who use plant-based remedies to treat illnesses and improve people's health.

Herbal Goodness is seeking a full or part-time, certified herbalist to join our amazing team or natural wellness enthusiasts!

Our in-house herbalist will specialize in advising and formulating products and herbal lends using several types of herbs, such as traditional Chinese medicine, Western botanical medicine, and Ayurveda, or a combination of these specialties to support the needs of our customers. You will offer classes and specialized consultation (in-person and online), as well as custom herbal blends. Additionally, you will support the company's research and development efforts and serve as our in-house product and blend developer.

This role will work full-time at our retail store in McKinney, supporting training and knowledge, hosting community classes, providing individual consultations, advising on herbal juices, extracts, and custom blending. You will be required to serve as an educator, who conducts research, writes articles and books and hosts events.

ABOUT US

Herbal Goodness is a premium manufacturer of unique superfoods and herbal formulations. We are dedicated to impacting lives by supporting natural health and holistic well-being through the power of Herbs and Superfoods while also empowering women! Our core values of Quality, Sustainability, and Impact are the backbone of our business. We believe in business for social good, and we donate 10% of our profits to promote the education of the girl child through our partnership with WAAW Foundation.

Founded in 2013 & 100% women and minority-owned, the company excels in the botanical and natural supplements industry and manufactures product lines such as teas, capsules, liquids, essential oils, smoothies, juices, etc.

OBJECTIVES
  • Undertaking customer knowledge and awareness of herbs, consultations and advising on appropriate natural remedies
  • Planning and explaining the various herbs in our store.
  • Liaising with and making referrals to other wellness practitioners
  • Providing advice about diet, exercise, and lifestyle
  • keeping up to date with new research and developments in the herbal profession
  • managing stock levels in the store
  • marketing and promoting the business in the community.
  • Hosting events aimed at educating the community on Herbalism


CULTURAL & FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Time management
  • Creating value (impact)
  • Critical thinking
  • Willingness to learn / Continuous learning
  • Ownership
  • Resilience & Reliability
  • Action orientation
  • Problem analysis & problem solving
  • Self-management
  • Herbal Science Knowledge
  • Nutritional Science
  • Formulation Skills
  • Product Testing and Evaluation
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Regulatory Knowledge
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Oversight
  • Market research
  • Roadmapping
  • Quality assurance
  • Project Planning
  • Customer Feedback Integration


EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
  • 3-5 years of experience working with herbs in a relevant setting. This could include experience as a practicing clinical herbalist, formulating herbal products, or working in quality control for a herbal supplement company.
  • In-depth knowledge of herbal medicine: Understanding the therapeutic uses, potential side effects, and proper dosages of various herbs is crucial.
  • Knowledge of herbal product development: This includes understanding formulation principles, extraction methods, quality control procedures, and regulatory requirements for herbal supplements (especially relevant considering you manufacture using a third party).
  • Excellent research and communication skills: The ability to research new herbal ingredients, stay updated on scientific literature, and communicate complex information clearly to both technical and non-technical audiences is essential.
    Business acumen (preferred): Understanding the herbal supplement industry, market trends, and consumer behavior can be valuable, especially if the role involves product development or marketing aspects.
  • Understanding the herbal supplement industry, market trends, and consumer behavior can be valuable, especially if the role involves product development or marketing aspects.
  • A recognized herbalist certification program.
  • Additional certifications relevant to herbal product development or quality control, such as from the American Botanical Council (ABC) or the USP Dietary Supplements Information Expert (DSIE) program.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as Herbal Science, Botany, Ethnobotany, Nutritional Science, or a related field.
  • A Master's degree in a relevant field would be a strong plus, especially if focused on specific areas like clinical herbalism or herbal product development.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Readiness to report to the office 5 days a week (Mondays - Fridays 9 am - 5 pm CST)


COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY

As an equal opportunity employer committed to meeting the needs of a multigenerational and multicultural workforce, Herbal Goodness recognizes that a diverse staff, reflective of our community, is an integral and welcome part of a successful and ethical business. We hire talent at all levels regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin or gender, and actively foster inclusion in all forms both within our company and across interactions with clients, candidates, and partners

BENEFITS
  • Time off benefits (Bereavement, PTO & Maternity
  • Professional Development
  • Paid Holidays
  • Career Growth opportunities


JOIN OUR TEAM

If you are passionate about holistic health, love connecting with people, and are driven to succeed in a dynamic and rewarding role, we would love to hear from you. Become a key player at Herbal Goodness and help us spread the word about the benefits of super foods & super herbs for holistic health and well-being in the McKinney community and beyond.

Visit our website www.herbalgoodnessco.com to learn more about us. To apply click on "Apply for this Job" on the top right corner of the career page

Have any questions? Send an email to hr@herbalgoodnessco.com (QUESTIONS ONLY) Any CV sent to the HR email or any member of the team will not be attended to. All applicants must apply through the company's career page on the website or the job posting link.

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