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Help us make the world more beautiful!
Essential Wholesale & Labs, located in Portland, Oregon, is an eco-conscious manufacturer and purveyor of natural and organic skin and hair care products & ingredients for beauty businesses, formulators, and DIY beauty enthusiasts.  We are committed to creating premium natural products using good science and good sense, and establishing ourselves as an indie beauty knowledge hub for our customers to help their businesses grow. We source sustainable and responsible ingredients, power our facility with the sun, and work hard to minimize our environmental impact. Together, we create jobs, make great products, protect our environment, and have fun doing it.

Essential is looking for employees who embrace our culture of collaboration and rolling up our sleeves to get the job done and done well. Successful employees are curious, communicative, responsible, accountable and can grow with our dynamic, entrepreneurial company. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive.


Customer Care Representative - APPLY HERE
Help us love our customers! Do you love helping people? Want to be part of the exciting natural skin care movement? Come join us in NW Portland! Essential Wholesale Customer Service Representatives are the face of our company and help our customers place orders, learn about our products and ingredients, and resolve any customer issues that may arise.

Do you have a bathroom full of natural skin and body care products? Join our team and you’ll expand your knowledge of natural and organic cosmetics and ingredients while helping our customers grow their businesses. You'll chat with customers by telephone, email and live chat, answer product and service questions, maintain customer records and financial accounts, and more.

You'll need excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and a high degree of comfort with computers and sales software.
Please apply at the link above, submit your application, and complete the CVI assessment at the bottom of that page. 



Application Support Engineer - APPLY HERE
We are looking for someone to assist with all sales transactions that are conducted online through Ignify's eCommerce platform and integrated into Microsoft Dynamics GP and Vicinity Manufacturing. If you have the ability to support the growing demands of our accounting and operations staff by providing solutions, tracking the details, and efficiently completing projects, please apply!

This position is primarily responsible for development, support, upgrades and enhancements to Microsoft Dynamics GP, Vicinity Manufacturing, Salesforce, Planning Edge, SQL databases, SQL Integrations, and reporting. This role is also linked to the accounting staff to optimize systems and increase user productivity. 

Please learn more by clicking the above link. Please also complete the CVI assessment at the bottom of that page.



Lab Bench Technician - APPLY HERE
The Essential Wholesale Lab Bench Technician provides support to the Cosmetic Formulators in the lab’s role of being responsible for the quality and stability of custom projects, including generating prototypes and supporting other departments.  This position is essential to the growth and prosperity of the company, and to facilitate that desired outcome, duties include the following:
Conduct bench-formulation trials and execute project development as designed by Formulators.  Collect, analyze and communicate results 
  • Data entry to support R&D or inventory control
  • Retrieve raw material ingredients and/or incoming sample ingredients from warehouse 
  • Conduct raw material comparison requests
  • Accurately document project details
Please learn more by clicking the above link. Please also complete the CVI assessment at the bottom of that page.



Receiving Clerk - APPLY HERE
The Essential Wholesale Warehouse Receiving Clerk will receive product within assigned timeline, store product appropriately, maintains department cleanliness, and provides customer service.  This position is essential to the growth and prosperity of the company, and to facilitate that desired outcome, duties include the following:
  • Receives product deliveries, ensuring order and invoice accuracy.  
  • Delivers invoices to appropriated personnel.  
  • Moves shipments into appropriate locations for stocking or back-stock, keeping pathways clear. 
  • Ensures only authorized personnel enter receiving area. 
  • Positions garbage and recycling dumpsters for pick up on appropriate days. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet business needs. 
  • Participates actively in department team and all-staff meetings. 
  • Must report defective materials or questionable conditions to the department supervisor.
Please learn more by clicking the above link. Please also complete the CVI assessment at the bottom of that page.




QC Finisher - APPLY HERE
The Essential Wholesale QC Finisher is responsible for finalizing safe, clean and saleable products following directive from QA.  This position is essential to the growth and prosperity of the company, and to facilitate that desired outcome, duties include the following:
  • Preparing product for the filling process under direction from QA on how product should appear.  This may include drilling, homogenizing, filtering or fixing of product.  
  • Cleaning & Sanitizing mixing equipment and the work area around the equipment.
  • Perform Specific Gravity testing for all products released from compounding; part of the everyday QC process. 
  • Ability to cross train into QC duties which may include, sampling products for microbiological activity and use of laboratory equipment such as pH meters and viscosity measuring instruments. 
  • Needs to follow SOP on the labeling and storing of stability samples, known as Batch Retention Samples.
Please learn more by clicking the above link. Please also complete the CVI assessment at the bottom of that page.
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