Careers at Herb Pharm

Career Opportunities with Herb Pharm

The Herb Pharm Family

 

The Herb Pharm Team
The Herb Pharm family has grown slowly over the years, from just a few helpers to a staff of 70 employees today. We are proud of the fact that many of our employees have been here over 10 years, several over 20. We take the same pride in working with our employees that we have always taken in working with the herbs. New employees are welcomed onto the Team, and given considerable opportunity for cross training so that they can begin to develop their own career paths within the company. We expect everyone to participate fully in the work involved in making medicine and doing all the tasks associated with growing a successful business. Traditionally, teams of people have worked together to solve problems as they come up. Everyone's expertise and effort is needed to help us succeed. We've made a commitment to enabling our employees to continue their education, both on the job and in the classroom, because we understand that as they grow, so grows our business.

Our Benefits Package
The generous benefits package we offer includes competitive wages and salaries at all levels, as well as a complete range of quality health benefits to protect our employee and their families. In addition we offer a substantial savings and retirement program to help them plan for a financially secure future. Full-time and part-time employees on our Team are eligible to participate in our benefit plans, which include:

  • Comprehensive group medical, dental and vision coverage for employees & dependents
  • Coverage includes a variety of alternative health care options
  • Prescription drug coverage with a mail order program
  • Generous employee purchase discounts of our herbal products
  • Life, accident and disability insurance
  • Paid vacation and personal time off plans
  • Short term disability plan
  • 401(k) retirement plan with generous company matching and profit sharing features

Our group health plan is a PPO rather than an HMO plan, because we want our employees to be able to select the best possible quality care for themselves and their families within the confines of reasonable cost containment.


CURRENT JOB OPPORTUNITIES


Vice President of Sales

Exciting new growth opportunities have stimulated our need to add a new VP of Sales based in our Portland, Oregon office.  This position will report to the CEO and be a significant contributor to our Executive Management Team.


As a member of the executive team, you will participate in our long-term strategic planning, and be responsible for leading the successful implementation of plans designed to stimulate sales in several channels but primarily the Natural Foods marketplace, assist in launching new products, analyze results and maximize profits within budget constrains and in alignment with the Herb Pharm mission and ethic.  In this role you will also be responsible for managing, directing, and leading all sales activities; including 2 Regional Sales Managers and 15-20 Executive Natural Foods Brokers and their Reps. You will also direct the activities of our established Customer Service and Inside Sales teams through a subordinate manager. 


What you will be doing:

  • Leading and inspiring our established sales teams to achieve clear yet aggressive goals. 
  • Directing, organizing, managing and leading sophisticated promotional initiatives.
  • Oversee the implementation of our Herbal Education efforts, making sure that Retail Sales Staff know our product and understand how best to explain it to consumers.
  • Work with our business partners to drive sales and brand/product awareness.

Our requirements of this position:

  • BA/BS degree in Business, Communications or related field required, MBA preferred.
  • Direct sales experience working in the Natural Foods Channel of trade, plus 10 or more years of experience in managing sales teams including: Regional Sales Managers and independent Brokers and Reps. 
  • Well established business relationships with key Buyers in the Natural Foods Channel; i.e. Whole Foods Market, Sprouts, Select and others plus the ability to build and maintain these relationships. 
  • Hands-on management style that demonstrates results directly to key management.  Experience in a high growth organization is a plus.
  • Herbal or dietary supplement industry experience required. 
  • Solid analytical, planning, forecasting, budgeting and well-developed financial skills.
  • Passion and proven track record for exceeding results, team building and cross-functional management cooperation.
  • Willingness to travel domestically 50% of the time.
  • A well-rounded leader who has business acumen and experience encompassing all areas of sales. 
  • This position requires a self-starter who thrives on the challenge of executing multiple, simultaneous sales programs and strategies.

Marketing Communications Associate
Are you a master of the written word and an effective oral communicator? Would you like to come to work in a casual atmosphere and be part of a growing company that is a pioneer in its industry and renowned for its quality, ethics and environmental values? Is Portland, Oregon your idea of a dream city in which to live?

We are a natural consumer products manufacturer and marketer looking to add energy and creativity to our marketing communications endeavors. You don’t need prior mar-com experience, but you should know the ins and outs of digital media, social media, email, and blogging. Other areas where you will grow and develop with us include copywriting, media relations, article writing, and branding.
This is a newly created, highly visible role that will allow you to make an impact across departments and set the stage for personal advancement. As a good fit for this opportunity you should be adaptable and willing to learn, self-motivated, and capable of taking an initiative from the concept stage through its execution with occasional managerial direction.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop multi-faceted marketing communications campaigns using all types of mediums to achieve the objectives established by the marketing team.
  • Generate content for marketing and sales collateral, web, newsletters, presentations, events, and video.
  • Create communication pieces for social media sites, assess and establish communication goals, spearhead implementation and evaluate effectiveness.
  • Interact in-person, through email, and over the phone with journalists, bloggers and other media representatives. Develop written materials, including story pitches, press releases, and media kits.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Scholastic or business writing examples.
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure and extra hours if needed on assignments.
  • Positive attitude, proactive manner and "can do" mentality.



If you are interested in either of these opportunities, please submit a cover letter & resumé via email to:
Georgia Moulton, Director of HR
gmoulton@herb-pharm.com
Herb Pharm
PO Box 116
Williams, OR 97544
Fax: (541) 846-8956

 

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