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:

Key Account Manager
Purchased Finished Goods Replenishment Buyer
Digital Marketing Manger
IT Infrastructure Manager
Marketing Manager Animal Products
Vietnam Support Manufacturing Engineer - Fluent in Vietnamese - verbal and written
Industrial Designer – Consumer Division
Tool Engineer


 

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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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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

About Wahl Clipper Corporation

Please send resumes to baweier@wahlclipper.com

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Manufacturing Engineer - Fluent in Vietnamese (verbal and written)

Location - Sterling, Illinois

Wahl Clipper has over 90 years of history as the world leader in the manufacture and distribution of professional and consumer clippers, trimmers, shavers, and personal care devices.  Wahl employs 2,500 employees in twenty countries and its products are distributed in more than 160 countries around the globe.

Wahl is currently searching for a Manufacturing Engineer that will interface and support our factory and suppliers located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  This position will be located in our global headquarters in Sterling, IL.  The candidate must be fluent in Vietnamese (verbal and written) and must be able to travel to Vietnam frequently.

 

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide manufacturing and operational support to our Vietnam operations and suppliers
  • Identify, direct, and support projects that will achieve quality, delivery, and cost targets
  • Design, develop, and qualify tools, equipment, and manufacturing processes
  • Support New Product Introductions

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

  • Fluent in Vietnamese (verbal and written)
  • 5+ years of “hands on” experience in a manufacturing or assembly environment
  • Knowledge and experience with grinding, stamping, or injection molding
  • Experienced in jig and fixture design
  • Experience designing and developing tooling, equipment, or manufacturing processes
  • Technically proficient with mechanical principles and basic knowledge of electrical principles
  • Working knowledge of quality control and assurance systems
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively within a cross-functional team environment
  • CAD experience is a plus
  • Basic understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles and practices is a plus
  • Must have good written and oral communication skills
  • The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Industrial, or Manufacturing).

About Wahl Clipper Corporation

Please send resumes to baweier@wahlclipper.com

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Purchased Finished Goods Replenishment Buyer

Location - Sterling, Illinois

Wahl Clipper Corporation, a global manufacturer of consumer and professional grooming products, is looking to fill the role of Purchased Finished Goods Replenishment Buyer.
This position manages purchased finished goods replenishment and inventory management processes. The position also partners with internal and external packing operations and packaging suppliers to convert purchased products into purchased finished goods to be distributed to customers. The objective of this position is to provide superior service to customers while minimizing inventory investment and supply chain costs.

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Replenish purchased finished goods, purchased products, and packaging materials from external suppliers.
  • Utilize advanced replenishment processes as well as the traditional MRP and Min/Max replenishment processes
  • Requires proficiency with MRP system to systematically set up and manage the replenishment processes both types of replenishment Ability to develop creative solutions to reduce supplier lead-times
  • Substitute communication, information, and agreements for purchase orders and lead-time
  • Manage and communicate Wahl forecast information.
  • Work with the suppliers to increase inventory flexibility, reduce cost and investment through the supply chain.
  • Development and maintenance of Purchased Finished Goods Supplier Scorecard
  • Partner with Marketing and Sales to successfully launch new products on-time while managing investment risk.
  • Partner with Marketing and Sales to manage seasonality and promotions
  • Utilize software tools to identify on-time delivery and inventory performance gaps and initiate continuous improvement projects to close the gaps
  • Participate in the performance review meetings
  • Maintenance of replenishment system to ensure system integrity
  • Provide support to the internal/external packaging operations as required
  • PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
  • Achieve 98% on-time delivery to customers
  • Achieve Purchased Finished Goods inventory turns target
  • Minimize additional supply chain costs – including premium freight expense, slow moving inventory expenses
  • Support new product launches and promotional periods. Reduce Purchased Finished Goods lead-times
  • Support other Wahl Clipper subsidiaries in minimizing inventory risk and cost overruns
  • Performs other duties as assigned

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Operations Management, or Systems/IT Related Field or equivalent experience
  • 3 – 5 years of replenishment experience (MRP, DDMRP, Kanban, or alternative replenishment methods)
  • Excellent software skills – emphasis on Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Business Objects
  • 3 – 5 years working in a manufacturing or distribution environment in an operations support rol
  • Previous experience with Lean Manufacturing preferred
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Possess the ability to work non-traditional hours, occasionally, to be able to communicate with the international suppliers, during their work schedules

About Wahl Clipper Corporation

Please send resumes to baweier@wahlclipper.com

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Digital Marketing Manger

Location - Sterling, Illinois

The Digital Marketing Manager will be responsible for the successful marketing of Wahl in the E-Com channels.

Primary responsibilities will include merchandizing Wahl products on Amazon.comHome.Wahl.com, and other etailers as necessary. Tasks will include data analysis, product merchandising, sales & inventory forecasting, review enhancements, and content/media strategy development associated with driving customer engagement, conversion and purchase of Wahl products.

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Analyze Ecom Data (sales, competition, reviews, key words…)  
  • Develop and execute content to drive sales, reviews, sessions
  • Work with marketing and sales to develop product strategies for ecom
  • Sku rationalization – how many sku’s do we need at Amazon or ecom
  • Competitive landscape, performance by ACV, brand, etc at Amazon
  • Search optimization
  • Review optimization
  • Integrate ecom strategies into overall digital strategies
  • Win at the buy box strategies and tactics
  • Presentation building and public speaking
  • Assist at trade shows
  • Advertising and PR involvement
  • Social Media participation
  • Completes special projects and other duties as assigned to achieve corporate sales and profit objectives.

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

  • Bachelor of Arts degree  preferred, along with (3+) years of related experience in ecom marketing working with platforms such as magneto, Amazon vender central and  must have excellent excel skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and team player willing to help find solutions to business problems.
  • Ability to work on own; self-starter

About Wahl Clipper Corporation

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 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)

About Wahl Clipper Corporation

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

Travel

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

About Wahl Clipper Corporation

Please send resumes to baweier@wahlclipper.com

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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.

About Wahl Clipper Corporation

Please send resumes to baweier@wahlclipper.com

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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.

About Wahl Clipper Corporation

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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