Business Manager

Posted 7 months ago

Chinese Herbs. Expertly Dispensed

Since 2008 Safflower has been operating as a well-established herbal compounding and dispensing business that supplies prescription-based herbs/compounds to patients on behalf of Chinese Medicine Practitioners.
The business is now seeking a motivated individual to take over the management and marketing of Safflower for a minimum of 24 months starting in October 2020.
Safflower has a well-established system and a solid business structure based approximately 130 kilometres East of Melbourne in Newhaven (Victoria). As the gateway to Phillip Island, the area is an ideally located and beautiful setting for someone who is nature loving, enjoys beaches and abundant wildlife.
The position offers the opportunity to show a wide application of skills. It would be great for someone who has aspirations to run and potentially own their own business.

Key desirables for this position and opportunity include: –

  • prior knowledge of Chinese herbs – it could be someone completing their undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Chinese herbal medicine
  • prior exposure in running a small business
  • prior exposure to social enterprise business methods
  • being a natural communicator and self-motivated
  • being confident, organised, and well-structured as we currently operate with a GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) license which requires the need to embrace and manage the required regulatory guidelines and objectives.

The reason for this position is that Safflower is looking to expand its direction to several projects that benefit both the industry and individuals.

We believe this is a great opportunity for someone who loves working in a supportive environment but does not need a lot of supervision. Depending on the candidate. The position is for around 100 hours (0.625) per month and will be a 24-month contract after mutually satisfying a standard Probationary period. In addition, the right candidate who is fully invested and on board with this vision may also be invited to become a beneficiary or a director with a long-term view to part-ownership.

Please note, this position is only suitable for someone who wants to move into the area (or is already in this region) rather than commuting from Melbourne.

If you are spirited and looking for purpose in your working environment, we invite you to contact us for a position description and then formally apply showing how you address key deliverables. You can also call Brigitte on 0421 812 691 or sending an email to

We are looking forward to exploring options and opportunities with you.

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