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.

Benefits
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:

National Sales Support Manager
Buyer to support our Trimmer Value Stream
IT Infrastructure Manager
Sr. Project Engineer
International Product Manager
Marketing Manager Animal Products
Vietnam Support Manufacturing Engineer - Fluent in Vietnamese - verbal and written
Industrial Designer – Consumer Division
Tool Engineer


Please submit a resume for the above opportunities to baweier@wahlclipper.com 

 

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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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National Sales Support 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 National Sales Support Manager at Wahl Clipper Co., in Sterling, IL.

This position supports the Consumer Sales management team, National Sales Managers and National Account Managers with a broad range of activities in relation to sales and marketing of products to our retail customers.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Communicates with Sales, outside representatives, Value Streams to determine cause and solutions to order/inventory issues that arise and communicates to Accounts.

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Reviews, advises and makes changes to forecasts.
  • Works with Marketing on Customer/GTIN requirements in regard to packaging requirement/changes.
  • Manages and maintains Wiercs, 1Sync/Sterling Commerce and GTIN data banks, to meet customer requirements.
  • Work to manage allocations and reviews with supervisor.
  • Reviews customer requirements including routing guides, vendor agreements and any other customer specific documents.
  • Assists in managing customer specific programs for labels, order tracking, products being sold to Mexico and their NOM(UL) requirements.
  • Manages the planning and logistics for all the trade shows, planning meetings and sales meetings.
  • Travels as required by position to trade shows and customer’s
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field preferred with 2 – 3 years experience
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Analytical and strong decision making ability
  • Proficient organizational skills and detailed oriented
  • Must display strong initiative/leadership ability to promote teamwork and cooperation within the organization and across various value streams to resolve conflicts/issues constructively
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft computer applications and be willing to learn customer required systems.
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Buyer to support our Trimmer Value Stream

Location - Sterling, Illinois

Wahl Clipper, the number one Brand of Consumer and Professional Hair Products, is searching for a Buyer to support our Trimmer Value Stream.

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 the Quad Cities, Rockford, Peoria and Chicago for a more active lifestyle. Wahl offers competitive salary based on experience, bonus plan, 401K with company match and profit sharing in addition to health and life insurance benefits.

This position is responsible for the effective procurement of assigned items within the value stream, striving to purchase at the lowest possible cost, consistent with the desired quality and delivery.  Job accountabilities will include:

 

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Reviews supplier performance, ensuring that quality and delivery specifications are met.
  • Uses Kanban techniques with suppliers and cells ensuring company goals for cost and inventory are maintained. Established processes so replenishment may come from floor.
  • Reviews changes in component parts to ensure discontinued/obsolete parts are utilized as best as possible.
  • Works with confidential information where disclosure could compromise company programs.
  • Purchases assigned items for the value stream in order to meet production schedules and delivery.
  • Identifies constraints in the procurement processes and assists in developing solutions to improve the process

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

  • Associates Degree Required -Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred. Minimum 3 years’ experience in Domestic and Global Purchasing, buying with increasing demonstrated responsibilities.
  • Ability to work as part of a Team with excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Must be able to work with a wide variety of people.
  • Must be able to multitask, and have several projects at one time.
  • Must be ethical and honest.
  • Previous experience purchasing small appliance, electronic components, pc boards, cords, etc. preferred.
  • Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, and experience with Mapics.AS 400 software, MRP and Kanban.
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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 or equivalent combination of education and work experience required.

  • 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

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)
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Sr. Project Engineer

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 Sr. Project Engineer at Wahl Clipper Co., in Sterling, IL.  
The Sr. Project Engineer-Product Support is responsible for maintaining and improving existing products within the Value Stream for safety, performance, manufacturability, and assembly-ability. Tasks include identifying and solving problems on products, assembly processes, and part design and manufacturing. Assignments are broad in scope and highly complex requiring creativity, initiative, judgment and leadership with a broad understanding of a wide range of engineering principles and manufacturing and assembly processes. May be assigned to special projects within the value stream or organization-wide focus that address broader issues outside of engineering.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 
1. Supervises the product support engineering group within the Value Stream. Directs the daily activities of direct reports providing leadership, mentoring, development of skills and evaluation of performance. Works with direct reports to ensure adequate engineering support for the product assembly lines and timely completion of product and part design improvements, new fixtures and molds projects, and improvements of existing fixtures and jigs.
2. Establishes working relationship with operations management to facilitate the coordination and execution of product support function so that the assembly lines’ safety, quality, and efficiency are maintained and improved. Assists manufacturing to improve processes and tool designs.
3. Ensures the safety and quality of the products, assembly ability, and manufacturability are maintained or improved in changes to product and part design, cost reductions and process changes. Participates in and leads risk assessments and actively manages the risks of such projects.
4. Critiques the design of new products, tools/fixtures for functionality, manufacturability, and assembly ability, reviews process and assembly work instructions.

 

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supervises and directs product support function within the value stream.
  • Analyzes design of products for any issues that may arise and works to solve them.
  • Works with operational management to minimize any impact that product design changes or cost reductions may have on operations.
  • Ensures safety of manufacturing process, and safety and functioning of products.
  • Ensures quality standards are met or exceeded and marketing requirements met while maintaining/improving the performance of products.
  • Communicates status of projects and schedules meetings as necessary.
  • Manages changes to projects and product scope.
  • Reviews work instructions for manufacturability and process/product flow.
  • Prepares and submits reports to VS Manager on progress and status of projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or manufacturing engineering with 5 or more years design and manufacturing engineering experience, or associate degree with 7 or more years design and manufacturing engineering experience
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • 3-D modeling/design experience required; experience in NX CAD system preferred
  • Excellent understanding of part design and manufacturing processes for plastic parts, stamped and machined metal parts
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, problem solving, analytical and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong oral and written communication abilities
  • Proven team skills and ability to maintain internal and external relationships.
  • Ability to lead teams, effectively delegate while maintaining project deadlines.
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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.

Travel

  • Travel: 15-20%, including local market visits, trade shows and vendor visits.
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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

Travel

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

Location - Sterling, Illinois

Wahl Clipper, the number one Brand of Consumer and Professional Clipper and Trimmer Products, is searching for a Tool Engineer to expand our Engineering group.  Wahl Clipper continues to expand around the world with our products being sold in over 165 countries and manufactured in our own factories spread across four continents. This position will be based out of our world headquarters in Sterling, IL.

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 the Quad Cities, Rockford, Peoria and Chicago for a more active lifestyle. 

Wahl offers competitive salary based on experience, bonus plan, 401K with company match and profit sharing in addition to health and life insurance benefits.

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide input and oversee the design of tooling, fixtures and gauges.
  • Responsible for tooling for new products, changes that need to be made and maintenance of tooling.
  • Assists New Product Development with getting prototype tooling and parts built and provide input on feasibility and cost of tooling.
  • Stay abreast of and facilitate corrections to daily production issues related to tooling.
  • Advises tool room support on repairs/changes to existing tools and review tool designs created.
  • Establish and ensure proper tooling documentation and drawings are maintained.
  • Assist in the development and application of preventative maintenance program for tooling.
  • Determine quick tool change process and justification.
  • Work to resolve tool related problems resulting in process optimization, improved quality and reliability.

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

  • Good communication, organizational, and analytical skills along with good mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others, in and outside of the department and/or company.
  • Ability to manage several projects at 1 time.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or 2-year technical degree and 5 years or experience.

Experience

  • Experience injection molding operations.
  • Knowledge of plastic injection molds.
  • Experience working with outside tooling.
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Industrial Designer – Consumer Division

Location - Sterling, Illinois

Wahl Clipper Corporation, a global manufacturer of branded consumer products, has an exciting opportunity for an energetic and team-oriented individual to fill the role of Industrial Designer in the US Consumer Sales and Marketing Division at Wahl Clipper Co., in Sterling, IL.   This position is responsible for the design direction of consumer product.    This role will understand articulated and unarticulated needs of the consumer, use consumer insights, and the latest trends in design and ergonomics to develop world class personal care appliances.  

Job Description:

This position must meet multiple deadlines and goals in regard to analyzing research and designing products for presentations to customers, new product development and research projects.   The Industrial Designer must possess design skills, free hand, computer aided design, and sample making.  They must have complete understanding of the new product development process and basic engineering skills in order to work with engineering to insure manufacturability of the designs created.  This position requires great attention to detail and up-to-date knowledge of computer aided design, model making and design technique to enhance the performance of the duties.

This position requires the ability to meet aggressive deadlines, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, customer and team-oriented work environment.

Please send resumes to baweier@wahlclipper.com

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Design Product that meets the Customer’s needs.
  • Develop prototypes.
  • Manage outside services.
  • Understand the unique perspectives of Marketing, Engineering, Internal Departments.
  • Have a thorough understanding of Engineering and Manufacturing processes.

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

  • A strong technical background and a proven understanding with the development process of new products. 
  • Minimum 7 years of similar experience within a consumer products company.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design
  • Knowledge of Pro-E, Solidworks or Unigraphics
  • Demonstrated Project Management skills
  • Excellent analytical, creativity, problem solving, teamwork and communication skills
  • Ability to stay current with trends, software and techniques of the trade.
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Manufacturing Engineer

Location - Sterling, Illinois

Wahl Clipper, the number one Brand of Consumer and Professional Clipper and Trimmer Products, is searching for a Blade Manufacturing Engineer to expand our Clipper Value Stream.  Wahl Clipper continues to expand around the world with our products being sold in over 165 countries and manufactured in our own factories spread across four continents. This position will be based out of our world headquarters in Sterling, IL. 

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 the Quad Cities, Rockford, Peoria and Chicago for a more active lifestyle.

Wahl offers competitive salary based on experience, bonus plan, 401K with company match and profit sharing in addition to health and life insurance benefits. 

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Design/redesign and procure automation equipment.
  • Develop purchase orders for purchase of equipment.
  • Troubleshoot mechanical and electronic equipment and devices.
  • Provide technical support to Process Improvement Technicians and Maintenance personnel.
  • Write and update company equipment standards.
  • Work to improve productivity, quality and decrease costs of manufacturing process.
  • Develop purchase orders for critical equipment replacement & spare parts.
  • Provide manufacturing engineering support for new product launch activities.
  • Provide manufacturing engineering support for capital acquisition projects.

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

  • Previous experience in automated equipment in a manufacturing setting.
  • Emphasis in manufacturing engineering technology.
  • Extensive understanding of electrical and mechanical controls.
  • Experience in new equipment design, specifications, acquisitions, verification and validation processes.
  • Must be willing to continuously read manuals and literature on equipment in the plant.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Mechanical or Electrical required.
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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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