Admin Assistant Project Management English - speaking English - writing
Intro video - Click here to watch!
My name is Valentin and I am the founder of Kumiko Matcha. I created Kumiko Matcha 9 years ago to introduce authentic premium organic matcha from Japan to the French community, and to help them introduce this special tea to their peers.
I travel to Japan each year to meet with my farmer-partners and seek new organic farmers (they are rare!) to tell their stories to our community: people passionate about the rite of tea and drinking super-premium organic matcha.
With Kumiko Matcha we only offer organic and natural products for 3 reasons: protect the environment, protect the health of all the Kumiko community - meaning from the tea farmer in his tea garden to our customer who is drinking the tea; and to make Kumiko a force for the good in the world and be the change we want to see in the world.
Our community loves our products. Not only because we offer the best standards of quality: what separates us from other brands is our authenticity. Through many videos of myself (Val, founder) actually in Japan with the tea farmers in their tea gardens, we seek to link the tea that you are drinking right now, the tea bowl that you are holding, to the whole chain of events that hide behind this single experience: who made this tea bowl, who produced this organic tea, why? what is their life like? etc. It's not just a "thing" it's a whole authentic story behind every product we sell. We tell that story. And you can be part of it
We are a small business and a small, young, driven team (26-31 years old) that consists of:
⇢ Val as CEO, I am based mostly in France or Poland or Japan
⇢ Alexiane is our Community and Customer Support Director, she is based in France.
⇢ Branka is our designer in Serbia,
⇢ Laura and Sabine are creating unique matcha recipes for us in France,
⇢ Jimmy is our favorite scientific blog posts researcher in Japan.
Our core values are:
⇢ flexible hours/location - we practice flexible hours and remote working since the beginning 9 years ago
⇢ figure it out - we all act like entrepreneurs, taking initiatives and being autonomous to accomplish our projects - "google is your friend"
⇢ productivity - it is an art that we practice each day to be the best version of ourselves and to have a healthy personal life (without having to work 50h per week)
ABOUT THE ROLE
This role is very important and will be interacting directly with the founder, Val. You will receive training and guidance.
Your main responsibilities as a Sourcing and Logistics Manager will include:
When that is learned and running well we will introduce a Sustainability focus in this role which will include:
Tools we use:
The skills of the most suitable candidate:
Brownie points for:
Our perfect colleague is:
The ideal candidate is someone who is extremely organized and an excellent communicator.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU
*Please note that this is a gross salary and that you are responsible for any tax-related procedures in your country of residence. We kindly ask you to apply only if you are happy to work remotely as an independent contractor.
HOW TO APPLY
1 - Click Apply and tell us about your experience relevant for this position
2 - Fill in the application form
3 - Paid test tasks
4 - Video interview with the employer where you will have the opportunity to talk more about your previous experience and the new role
We’re looking forward to hearing from you.