Naka Herbs & Vitamins Ltd. is currently looking to fill the following positions listed below.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

Naka Herbs & Vitamins is a leading Natural Health Products Distributor/Manufacturer. Naka is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Product Development Specialist to help grow our business.

The Product Development Specialist formulates a variety of nutritional products, with emphasis on liquid products. The successful candidate would also be responsible for coordinating all development and commercialization activities. Products developed may contain various ingredients including protein, fat, carbohydrate, vitamins, minerals, stabilizers, antioxidants, flavor systems, fiber, prebiotic and probiotic ingredients. The job description also includes working with co-packers to establish manufacturing procedures, specifications and processing technologies as well as providing technical support. The preferred individual will have:

  • BS or MS in Food Science, Food Technology, Food Engineering or related degree required.
  • 4-15 years experience in product development of liquid nutritional products with a proven track record of developing complex and successful product introductions required.
  • Demonstrated experience with food chemistry, herbal technology, emulsion systems, flavor systems and protein interactions as it relates to manufacturing of stable liquid products for maximum shelf life.
  • Ability to manage all phases of new product development including confirming new product prototype design with a diverse group of highly energetic people, while establishing time lines for project completion.
  • Must have a proven track record in project management, commercial product launches and product development with co-packers.
  • Advanced computer literacy is essential.
  • Prior participation on project teams with previous record of successful project management and technical report writing is required.
  • Professional and strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills are required.

Competitive compensation and benefits will be offered to the suitable candidate. Our head office is located in North Etobicoke (Hwy 27 & Rexdale Blvd.).
Please forward résumés in confidence to raffi@nakaherbs.com or via fax to: 416-748-1555.


OUTSIDE ACCOUNT MANAGER (GTA+Surrounding)

Naka Herbs & Vitamins is a leading national Natural Health Products Distributor/Manufacturer. We have an exciting career opportunity for an experienced Outside Account Manager to work in the Greater Toronto Area plus a portion of the surrounding areas.

The successful candidate will be responsible for Sales Procurement for existing and new accounts within the specified region.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Maintain and grow client accounts
  • Identify and develop new business
  • Achieve and surpass sales goals and objectives
  • Conduct in-store product demonstrations
  • Optimization of in-store merchandising
  • Provide retailer product education/training
  • Maintenance of comprehensive customer records
  • Initiation and conceptual organization of regional co-operative advertising campaigns

Required Experience:

  • 2 – 3 years in the natural health industry
  • Fundamental Proficiency with MS Word and Excel
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills
  • Sound judgment and professionalism

Competitive compensation and benefits will be offered to the suitable candidate. Our head office is located in North Etobicoke (Hwy 27 & Rexdale Blvd.).
Please forward résumés in confidence to raffi@nakaherbs.com or via fax to: 416-748-1555.


EXPORT MANAGER

Naka Herbs & Vitamins is seeking an experienced Export Manager. Under the supervision of the President, you will be responsible for Sales Procurement for key accounts within your region(s).

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain and grow existing accounts
  • Identify and develop new business
  • Achieve and surpass sales goals and objectives
  • Maintenance of comprehensive customer records
  • Initiation and conceptual organization of regional advertising campaigns

Education & Experience:

  • 2 – 3 years in the natural health export industry
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Sound judgment and professionalism
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills
  • Multilingual (English/French/Spanish) candidates preferred

Competitive compensation and benefits will be offered to the suitable candidate. Please forward résumés in confidence to raffi@nakaherbs.com.


BILINGUAL INSIDE/OUTSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Naka Herbs & Vitamins Ltd. has an exciting career opportunity for an experienced Bilingual (French/English) Sales Representative. Preference will be given to individuals with experience or established contacts with Quebec health food retailers.

Working under the supervision of the President, you will be responsible for Sales Procurement for existing and new accounts within your region.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain and grow client accounts
  • Identify and develop new business
  • Achieve and surpass sales goals and objectives
  • Conduct in-store product demonstrations
  • In-store merchandising
  • Provide retailer product education/training
  • Customer record maintenance
  • Regional co-operative advertising initiatives

Required Experience:

  • 2 – 3 years in the Natural Health industry
  • Proficiency with MS Word and Excel
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills
  • Sound judgment and professionalism
  • Bilingual (French/English) required

Competitive compensation and benefits will be offered to the suitable candidate. Please forward résumés in confidence to raffi@nakaherbs.com.

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