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Head of Herbal Development

Pukka Herbs
Keynsham, City of Bristol
Closing date
7 Mar 2019
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Are you an expert in developing natural products with experience in health and wellbeing? Do you aspire to play a key role in a purposeful, sustainable and growing ethical brand, where your expertise will directly shape product development and innovation across a growing portfolio?

Based in our inspiring Bristol head office, the Head of Herbal Development is a permanent full-time role, with a competitive salary alongside a benefits package designed to nurture your wellbeing and personal development.

About the role

This exciting opportunity calls for an inspiring candidate to work closely with the Herbal & Sustainability Director on both the leadership of the Herbal Development team, and the delivery of industry-leading product development and innovation across our teas, supplements and other new herbal creations. With the support of an Herbal Development Expert, you will partner with key stakeholders across Pukka to drive diversification and growth across our exciting organic range.

Drawing on your development expertise, you’ll be an expert on natural health products, with a strong knowledge of herbs, quality standards and values. From this foundation you’ll guide new and existing ideas through Pukka’s product development process and consider how we can best evolve in line with our strategic business plan and commercial objectives.

About you

You’ll have an inspiring and sparky intellect, with an enthusiastic, positive attitude. An expert in natural products, with an interest in healing traditions and science, you’ll be qualified with a relevant degree that underpins your industry experience.

With a history of commercial success in product development, you’ll have outstanding commercial acumen and the ability to influence, engage and partner successfully with internal and external stakeholders. You’ll be adept at stepping agilely between big picture thinking and detailed project planning, and successfully discern the most effective solutions for delivering herbal expertise in the field of development.

Calm and unflappable, you’ll be able to remain clear-headed and deliver in a fast-paced commercial environment. You’ll be resilient in the face of changing priorities and a significant workload, whilst maintaining a sense of humour and a passion to work hard. Highly organised with strong project management skills, you’ll have an immaculate level of attention to detail, the ability to proactively problem solve, and be able to discern the most effective solution for delivering herbal expertise.

About Pukka Herbs

We create delicious teas and incredible wellbeing supplements that take people on a journey of discovery to a healthier, happier life, benefiting people, plants and the planet. We harness the incredible power of nature through our award-winning organic and ethically sourced herbal teas and food supplements. Founded in 2001 by Tim Westwell and herbalist, Sebastian Pole, Pukka’s mission is to create a world where plants play a central role in human health and wellbeing. 

Pukka is a beacon for sustainable and ethical business. All our teas are Fair for Life, one of the highest independent fair trade standards in the world and many of our teas use FairWild herbs. We’re a B-Company signifying our ongoing commitment to put people and planet ahead of profits. And over 1% of every sale is given to environmental causes around the world through 1% For the Planet.

To apply

If you’re intrigued and excited by what you’ve read so far, let’s see if you have what it takes to thrive at Pukka. To apply attach your CV and your answers to the four questions below.

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Pukka Herbs began just 16 years ago when its two entrepreneurial founders, Sebastian Pole and Tim Westwell met. Neither had created an organisation before but both had a shared vision to bring herbs to the masses and to do this in a sustainable and ethical way.

Fast forward to now and Pukka is the fastest growing herbal tea company and the 6th fastest growing grocery brand in the UK. Well over a million cups of Pukka tea are drunk every day and Pukka’s teas and supplements are sold in over 40 countries across the globe.

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Hawkfield Business Park
Hawkfield Way
BS13 0BY
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