Career Opportunities

Join our team! With over 95 years of history, Wahl Clipper is the world leader in the manufacture and distribution of professional and consumer clippers, trimmers, shavers, and personal care devices. Wahl employs 3,300 employees worldwide with our products sold in more than 165 countries. At Wahl, we are proud of our heritage of excellence as well as our remarkable list of ground-breaking innovations for the present and future for the global market.

Wahl is a unique organization with our Global headquarters being set in a rural Northwestern Illinois community.   This historic area offers great outdoor activities with the Rock River being located right here, and miles of bike paths and parks to explore. We are centrally located between Chicago, Rockford, Peoria and the Quad Cities for a more active lifestyle. If you are most successful in a creative, casual environment collaborating with others and solving problems - this is the place for you.

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Wahl Clipper offers a competitive salary and benefit package including:
• Health Insurance
• 401(k) with Company Match
• Profit Sharing
• Bonus Programs
• Company Paid Life Insurance
• Paid Vacation and Holidays
• Tuition Reimbursement


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Current Career Opportunities:

Journeyman Progressive Tool & Die Maker W/ High Speed Stamping 1st shift
Staff Accountant
International Product Manager
Key Account Manager
IT Infrastructure Manager
Marketing Manager Animal Products


 

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Why Engineering at Wahl? I’ve always been interested in ‘technical stuff’ and how things work. At Wahl, I work to fix and improve processes and help solve problems.

Kurt Akerman – Manufacturing Engineer at Wahl since 2010.

 

Working at Wahl has helped me start a career in my area of interest and has given me the opportunity to become part of a wonderful culture where being an employee means being part of a family. Wahl not only preaches family first, it also practices it and here every single person under the umbrella of Wahl’s rich and long heritage, is family. Wahl has always taken care of my every need and I know this is something I can always count on.

I chose the path of Industrial Engineering (I.E) because I wanted to work in a field without restrictions. Industrial Engineering is applicable to every sector, from manufacturing to information technology; an I.E can bring both engineering and management skills to any type of industry as their focus is on process improvement and processes are inherent to every sphere of life.

Patty Rangavajjula – Industrial Engineer at Wahl since 2013

 

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Journeyman Progressive Tool & Die Maker W/ High Speed Stamping - 1st shift

Location - Sterling, Illinois

Wahl Clipper is searching for experienced and dedicated individuals to join our Tool Room Team in a high volume precision metal forming/stamping plant.

 

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Build new, repairs, rebuilds and/or overhauls all types of production progressive dies/injection molds and service equipment. Read blue prints to build quality components within tolerances of one thousandths of an inch. Checks and inspects die for wear and maintenance issues. Evaluates problems and implements immediate solutions to reduce problem recurrence.
  • Set up and operate all types of tool-room equipment and tools, considering the various types of materials, tolerances, cutting tools, coolants and machine tool’s feeds/speeds.
  • This position works with extremely close tolerances and grinds all types of special tools to blue print & die specifications. Use of micrometers, calipers, optical comparator and/or VIM visual inspection machine & CMM coordinate measuring machine.
  • Traces tool difficulties to their source and corrects them. Identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. Develop root cause to production issues, preventative maintenance thru continuous improvement.
  • Will help develop our apprentices in our Tool & Die Program.
  • Must possess a high degree of attention and care, toward work.

The ideal person for this position has the following minimal requirements:

  • The successful candidate must have knowledge of and ability to use shop mathematics, tools & hold a Journeyman’s certificate with 5 years of experience or 10 years’ experience without a certificate.
  • A Mandatory requirement would be to have 3D CAD/CAM knowledge, wire EDM & CNC programming from solid models

Wahl Contact Information

Please send resumes to baweier@wahlclipper.com

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Staff Accountant

Location - Sterling, Illinois

Wahl Clipper Corporation, a global manufacturer of branded Consumer and Professional products, has an exciting opportunity for an energetic and team-oriented individual to fill the role of Staff Accountant at Wahl Clipper Co., in Sterling, IL.  

Must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status)

The Staff Accountant is responsible for performing various financial and general accounting activities in support of the financial closing, along with providing financial analysis to aid in management decision making and understanding operation results, assisting with processing daily labor, time & attendance and weekly payroll, and performing fixed assets physical tracking, system transactions and reporting.

 

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Perform account analysis, journal entries, and other tasks in support of the monthly financial closing and annual financial audit.
  • Assist with the business financial planning process.
  • Assist the Payroll Administrator with maintenance to employee master file, along with processing daily labor and time & attendance and weekly payroll.
  • Monitor capital projects, and set-up timely in the fixed asset system when capital assets are placed into productive service.
  • Maintain fixed assets physical tracking, and perform monthly and annual depreciation transactions and reporting in accordance with company policy, GAAP and tax laws & regulations.
  • Perform various accounts payable activities such as review and process vendor invoices, principally for disbursements associated with assigned general ledger account responsibility such as utilities, barter, etc.
  • Assist in performing various tasks to be defined in support of new system development and continuous business process improvement.
  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned by the Financial Accounting Manager principally, along with the North America CFO and others.

The ideal person for this position has the following minimal requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required.
  • 1 (one) to 2 (two) years of general accounting experience preferred.  
  • Must have experience with Microsoft Office software.
  • Strong analysis, problem solving and communication skills.
  • Highly motivated, self-starter.
  • Good interpersonal skills and team player willing to help find solutions to business problems.

Wahl Contact Information

Please send resumes to baweier@wahlclipper.com

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International Product Manager

Location - Sterling, Illinois

Wahl Clipper Corporation, a global manufacturer of branded Consumer and Professional products, has an exciting opportunity for an energetic and team-oriented individual to fill the role of International Product Manager at Wahl Clipper Co., in Sterling, IL.   The Product Manager is responsible for defining, developing, pricing, and the promotion of grooming products for the Professional Human and Professional/Consumer Animal Division.

The International Product Manager works to maximize the company’s market share and category position through product assortments that meet local market needs, as well as through the sharing of global best practices. The Sterling International division overall supports the regional growth of Wahl outside of North America, with territories at varying degrees of development. This is a very dynamic and fast growing segment of the Wahl business, with significant growth expected in the coming years.

The Product Manager works to determine customer requirements via research (surveys, ethnographic research, conjoint studies, etc.), market visits, competitive analysis and customer interaction. This Manager then champions local needs on behalf of international subsidiaries into unique product assortment strategies, and educational/training campaigns. This team member is also instrumental in maintaining open lines of communication relating to Domestic initiatives that are viable for international markets.

Travel: 15-20%, including local market visits, trade shows and vendor visits.  
 
The effectiveness of this manager is measured by the ability of this position to cultivate professional relationships and grow their product categories, sales, profit and market share.

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Be the subject matter expert for professional and animal grooming products.
  • Identify opportunities to expand brand and product category presence to ensure Wahl offers the best assortment for local market needs.
  • Develops, coordinates and executes sales & marketing plans for specific products to maximize sales, profit and market share.
  • Champions product development for assigned categories.
  • Interfaces with manufacturing in a variety of capacities such as demand planning, product queries or quality issues.
  • Manages product lifecycle needs such as sku rationalization, packaging refreshes, etc.
  • Develops local market packaging & support materials that comply with Wahl brand identity.
  • Cultivates relationships with subsidiaries to support company initiatives.
  • Highly effective at leading cross-functional teams and driving projects.
  • Must be very comfortable with multi-tasking due to the broad nature of the markets we support and the depth of the product lines.
  • Comfortable with managing and developing team members.
  • Strong capabilities to think strategically relative to market development; yet also have an effective and efficient manner to deal with day-to-day tactical needs of the business.

The ideal person for this position has the following minimal requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline, MBA a plus
  • 8-10 years’ experience in related field of traditional product management; durable goods a plus
  • Exposure in a multi-national business environment or international business experience a plus
  • At least 3-5 years of direct report management experience
  • Computer skills: Microsoft office, with strong Excel and Power Point skills, AS400 experience a plus.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status)

Wahl Contact Information

Please send resumes to baweier@wahlclipper.com

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Key Account Manager

Location - Sterling, Illinois

Wahl Clipper Corporation, a global manufacturer of branded Consumer and Professional products, has an exciting opportunity for an energetic and team-oriented individual to fill the role of Key Account Manager at Wahl Clipper Co., in Sterling, IL. 
The Key Account Manager is in our Consumer Sales Division working in partnership with the National Sales Managers and other sales personnel with all activities affecting the sales and marketing of Wahl products to Amazon, Costco, Target & Walmart. The Key Account Manager will have co-responsibility for outside accounts, including delivering assigned sales and profit goals, assisting in data collection and analysis, developing and making presentations and building relationships.

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • The Key Account Manager will work in partnership with the National Sales Managers on key major accounts and deliver sales and profit goals. Responsibilities will grow over time as abilities develop.
  • Manages existing customer relationships and identifies opportunities to drive revenue.
  • Manages day to day customer interactions, key account management activities, including buyer communication, business analytics, forecasting and business planning with the customer.
  • This position works with confidential information in regards to product costs, pricing, new product development and new advertising programs.
  • Works with individuals and customers of diverse personalities. Works diligently to meet multiple deadlines/goals and support of the sales managers.
  • Typical challenges of this positon are ensuring proper communication and follow-through in regard to National Sales Managers’ needs, account issues, and logistical areas of sales.
  • The Key Account Manager works in partnership with the National Sales Managers. Coordinates/assists in preparation of meetings with key accounts such as Wal-Mart, Sam’s, Costco, Amazon, Walgreen’s, Target and attends the meetings. Attends special modular and line review meetings and meetings in regard to packaging, forecast, import items forecast and pricing.
  • Develops lasting relationships with customers that foster additional opportunities.
  • Analyzes market data such as A.C. Nielsen as required by National Sales Managers. Research competitor product information, share insight reports and market trends with the sales team.
  • Completes special projects and other duties as assigned by supervisor to achieve corporate sales and profit objectives.
  • Travels to external customers and trade shows up to 35% of the time.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

The ideal person for this position has the following minimal requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years’ experience in sales related field required, experience with consumer products preferred
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Proven effective communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Computer and Microsoft Office skills, with an emphasis on Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Ability to learn all Retailer Business systems, prior Retail Data Systems a plus. Such as Retail Link, Partners Online, Vendor Central, A.C. Nielsen
  • Excellent Communication skills, both Verbal and Written
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail required for this role
  • Organizational skills
  • Multi-Tasking skills
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status)

Wahl Contact Information

Please send resumes to baweier@wahlclipper.com

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IT Infrastructure Manager

Location - Sterling, Illinois

Wahl Clipper Corporation, a global manufacturer of branded Consumer and Professional products, has an exciting opportunity for an energetic and team-oriented individual to fill the role of IT Infrastructure Manager at Wahl Clipper Co., in Sterling, IL.  This role is responsible for architecting, expanding, implementing, supporting, operating, and maintaining Wahl Clipper Corp. IT infrastructure of technologies and platforms supporting a complex corporate data and voice infrastructure, including hardware, software, and communications equipment.

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Planning, implementing, supporting, and maintaining security systems, firewalls, spam filters, malware, virus protection, and policies to provide requisite protection against viruses and other destructive or invasive software.
  • Planning, implementing, supporting, and maintaining equipment, systems, and policies to prevent data loss, and loss of computing capability. Also responsible for business continuity plan, data back-up and disaster recovery of Wahl Clipper’s IT systems.
  • Planning, implementing, supporting, and maintaining hardware, software and connectivity components by analyzing the functionality of infrastructure framework and designing and planning major upgrades and changes to ensure reliability and availability.
  • Planning, implementing, supporting, and maintaining all hardware, software and infrastructure used for network, communications, server administration, server virtualization, data storage (SAN), application delivery (CITRIX), and mobile device management.

The ideal person for this position has the following minimal requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master's Degree strongly preferred.

  • 5 years relevant experience
  • Preferred Education BS or MS in Computer science
  • Infrastructure engineering experience; increasing levels of responsibility

  • Preferred Licenses / Certifications CISCO Certifications (CCNA, CCNP, CCIE)
EMC Certifications (EMCSA, EMCSyA, EMCTA, EMCDS, EMCDCA, EMCCA)
VMware Certifications (VCP, VCA-DCV, VCAP-DCA, VCA-DCD, VCDX-DCV)
Microsoft (MCP, MCITP, MCSE, MCSA)
CITRIX (CCE, CCP, CCA)
PMP
  • Desired Skills Moderate to Advanced Networking Skills, Network Engineering, Thorough understanding of
WAN/LAN/DMZ/etc.,VPN’s, Switching, Routing, Security, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, Subnetting, VLANs

  • Must be a self-starter
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status)

Experience

  • Experience working with Cisco Nexus, Catalyst, and access layer switches a plus.

  • Experience working with Cisco firewalls a plus.
  • Experience working with SAN storage technologies & integration with VMware, specifically EMC
VNX, Replication, Tape Library
  • Experience working with Virtualization: VMWare ESX, ESXi, vCenter, vSphere
  • Experience working with EMC AVAMAR a plus.
  • Experience working with CITRIX and thin clients
  • Experience working with Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2 , 2012, Knowledge of CISCO UCS and HP
servers
  • Experience working with Active Directory (Forests, Domains, Trusts, etc.), Group Policy
  • Experience working with Exchange 2010 & 2013, Spam Filters, Virus Protection
  • Experience working with Scripting skills: PowerShell, VBScript, Perl & Shell Scripts
  • Experience working with Naming Services, LDAP, NIS
  • Experience working with Microsoft System Center 2012
  • Experience with strategic consulting/extremely comfortable managing client relationships and project
expectations
  • Knowledge of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Data Center Architectures
  • Knowledge of and certification in ITIL is a plus
  • Familiarity with Cloud would be an added advantage

  • Ability to generate Network Diagrams in short notice using tools like Visio(or similar) and explain
solutions to client (Analysis, Creation and Presentation)

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently

  • Ability to learn new technologies and adapt quickly to new requirements and environments
  • Track record of practical problem solving, excellent communication, and documentation skills
  • Strong communication & leadership skills
  • Strong, concise documentation skills


Travel

  • Infrequent (approximately 1-4 trips annually)

Wahl Contact Information

Please send resumes to baweier@wahlclipper.com

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Marketing Manager Animal Products

Location - Sterling, Illinois

Wahl Clipper Corporation, a global manufacturer of branded Animal, Consumer and Professional products, has an exciting opportunity for an energetic and team-oriented individual to fill the role of Marketing Manager Animal Products at Wahl Clipper Co., in Sterling, IL.  This position is responsible for leading all marketing activities of the Wahl Professional North America Animal Products division, including Professional Pet, Pet Specialty, Equine, Veterinary and Large Animal segments.  The Marketing Manager is a self-directed marketing professional who is responsible for developing strong long and short-term brand, marketing, promotional, new product development and merchandising strategies.

 

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Advocate for the brand vision, strategy and positioning in the marketplace.
  • Develop comprehensive market strategies, including product positioning and competitive analysis.
  • Develop and implement marketing plans and calendars by brand, segment and channel.
  • Ability to prepare creative briefs and direct internal/external resources.
  • Proactively lead the concept and design of new products and/or packaging to meet changing demands of the market, increase market share and increase profitability.
  • Coordinate new product launches, line extensions, promotions, pricing, packaging, advertising, market research and analysis of customer trends.
  • Lead and direct various marketing communications projects, brand/product videos, merchandising and advertising (print, digital, etc.) to increase sales.
  • Work closely with Sales to develop and manage customer strategies.
  • Use financial data to make sound decisions that achieve key strategic initiatives.
  • Achieve company sales and profit objectives.
  • Establish and manage divisional products and marketing budget against plan.
  • Product management of Pet Specialty and Professional Pet Markets.
  • Mentor marketing team, develop their skill sets and create individual develop plans for each.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

The ideal person for this position has the following minimal requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Marketing required; MBA preferred
  • 5+ years of related experience in a CPG or related environment
  • Strong new product development and marketing experience required
  • Strong leadership, creative, problem-solving, presentation, planning and organizing skills
  • Proven ability to convert strategies into operational plans and tactical execution
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and to set priorities according to business needs
  • Ability to take initiative and resolve complex marketing issues
  • Strong Computer/Microsoft skills
  • Experience with Social Media platforms
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status)

Travel

  • Travel up to 20% annually for customer presentations, trade shows, etc.

Wahl Contact Information

Please send resumes to baweier@wahlclipper.com

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Benefits

Wahl Clipper offers a competitive salary and benefit package including:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance 401(k) with company match
  • Profit Sharing
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Disability Insurance
  • Improshare (gainsharing program)
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