Smooth Operator

Natural State

Frome, Somerset

Paid • Part Time • Permanent Jess

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Thursday, 24th September 2020   6 days left

Natural State is on a mission to reconnect people to the source of food and work with farmers who regenerate the planet. 

Mother + daughter team Charlotte and Jess launched 100% Natural from their home kitchen 8 years ago with a delicious range of raw chocolate brownies. After 8 years of sales success which took the brownies from their home kitchen to the shelves of Sainsbury’s + Ocado, Charlotte and Jess realised that the brownie’s growth had taken them away from their original mission. 

In July 2020 the brownies relaunched under a new name; ‘Natural State’ with ingredients from farmers we know, even more delicious recipes and home compostable packaging. 

We are now on the hunt for people who share our love for planet + people to join our team and help the brownies’ message reach the masses. If you think you have what it takes to join our little team and take the brownies on a global journey we would love to hear from you. 

Looking for;

Kind, reliable, extremely well organised human with a love for food, people + planet. Someone who loves admin, calm amongst crisis and chaos, is great with numbers and amazing at managing supply chain and stock. 

The role;

Smooth Operator. This is a new, dynamic role. You will be responsible for creating systems to ensure all areas of the business are running smoothly. Part time, 3 days a week. Frome based. It will be very diverse in the first few months as you work alongside Jess to support with admin in all areas from sales to managing e-commerce. There is an opportunity to develop your role as the team grows.

You will be responsible for;

  • Liaising with a global network of amazing suppliers; ensuring they meet BRC, Organic and Natural State standards and have full traceability to the farm.
  • Managing orders from our suppliers and ensuring ingredients arrive in the UK safely and timely 
  • Creating + managing a streamlined operations structure; organising regular production runs with our factory and ensuring no stockist’s shelf is ever empty 
  • Managing new + existing accounts; from sending samples to processing orders, organising promotions + merchandising 
  • Continuous monitoring of changes, risks + opportunities; regularly updating budget, cash-flow + costing reports
  • Working with Jess to manage new product development + POS production
  • Updating our website + social media channels + newsletters
  • Managing e-commerce; setting up a smooth systems process with our logistics partner for orders, shipping + returns
  • Implementing a marketing + promotions plan in collaboration with our Marketing Strategist 

Are you passionate about food in it’s Natural State? Love the planet? Think we need a food + farming revolution? Do you get a kick out of colour co-ordinating spreadsheets? Do budgets for fun? Known amongst your friends as ‘the organiser’? Are you a Jedi at admin? 

If you answered ‘YES’ to all of these questions, then please do send your CV + an extremely well written cover letter to

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