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



Current Job Listings

Manufacturing Engineer
Marketing Manager Animal Products
E-Marketing Manager Coordinator
Vietnam Support Manufacturing Engineer - Fluent in Vietnamese - verbal and written
Industrial Designer – Consumer Division
Tool Engineer


Please submit a resume 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
  • Proficiency in 3D solid modeling (NX preferred)
  • 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 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).
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E-Marketing Manager Coordinator

Location - Sterling, Illinois

The E-Marketing Manager Coordinator 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
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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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