Career Opportunities

Join our team! With almost 100 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:

Purchasing/Category Manager
Journeyman Progressive Tool & Die Maker W/ High Speed Stamping 1st shift
Project Engineer
eCommerce Marketing Analyst
Product Manager
Global EHS Manager
Associate Packaging Engineer
eCommerce Development Director
Director of New Product Development
Graphic Production Assistant
Director of IT
Consumer Marketing Project Coordinator
Industrial Designer
International Fulfillment Manager


 

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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 rebecca.roberts@wahlclipper.com

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Purchasing/Category Manager

Location - Sterling, IL

The Category Manager will be responsible for supplier management, supplier sourcing and category management duties within assigned categories of spend. This position manages both value and risk within the supply base and ensures that supplier pricing, processes, and quality meet or exceed business requirements. Primary categories of responsibility will include cords, shaver parts, transformers, batteries, motors, PCBA and MIM blades. Secondary miscellaneous categories will be assigned as required.   

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement effective sourcing strategies of assigned categories through analysis and linkage to company requirements.
  • Develop and maintain a deep understanding and knowledge of assigned category products/markets, supplier input costs and their potential impact on company performance.
  • Regularly perform detailed analysis (exchange rates, trade compliance, industry capacity, price trending data) and other relevant information for assigned categories.
  • Provide appropriate and timely visuals for the Gemba process.
  • Develop, communicate and implement short & long-term category strategies to lower total cost of ownership and mitigate risk to the company.
  • Develop and manage a cost savings project pipeline that will deliver YOY savings to the company.
  • Lead cross-functional sourcing projects including new supplier development, new material trials and other related to assigned categories. Work closely, collaboratively with all internal stakeholders.
  • Provide alternate materials/supplier recommendations, which may bring competitive advantage or enhanced risk management to the company. Work closely with stakeholders to develop new trial and approval processes.
  • Develop and publish reports/dashboards relative to assigned categories (management team, finance, other). Responsible for overall performance of suppliers in assigned categories.
  • Effectively manage supplier selection process to meet category strategy, quality, service, cost, risk mitigation and supplier performance goals.
  • Drive the supply base to continually develop and implement process improvements and provide meaningful value to the company.
  • Collaborate with multiple departments to address performance, quality and other issues with suppliers within assigned categories. Manage supplier root cause and corrective action process.
  • Manage new product development within assigned categories. Collaborate and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders to ensure all expectations are met for a product launch.
  • Develop and manage product transitions that effect inventories. Be pro-active in managing possible obsolescence and develop disposition plans in collaboration with all internal stakeholders.
  • Liaise with suppliers to ensure stability within the supply chain and product availability at all times. Proactively communicate potential supply disruptions and contingency plans.
  • Work closely with Compliance department to ensure all suppliers within assigned categories are compliant.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain operations, finance or other related to business requirements.
  • Minimum 5-7 years’ category management/purchasing experience within a strategic environment.
  • Minimum 5 years of supplier management experience.
  • Experience/understanding of assigned categories.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing, supplier audit processes, and CPI methodology
  • Knowledge of strategic sourcing and purchasing methodologies (RFI, RFP, 7-step SS, SRM, category management) and excellent negotiation skills.
  • Project Management skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of inventory planning techniques.
  • Ability to be proactive and persistent in a fast-paced, multi-dimensional environment.
  • Ability to build collaborative relationships across many functional areas.
  • Ability to respectfully challenge status quo where appropriate, as supported by well-researched data and effectively articulate how each case will positively affect the company.
  • Integrity, humility, flexibility and a creative thought process.
  • Strong “follow up” mindset and attention to detail.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status)

Travel

  • 10-15%

Wahl Contact Information

Please send resumes to rebecca.roberts@wahlclipper.com

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Project Engineer

Location - Sterling, IL

The Project Engineer leads new product development projects from conception through production, setting product specifications, quality requirements and design of components for manufacturability.  Responsible for Engineering functions related to new product design, product modifications of cost and quality all within established schedules.  Utilizes creativity, initiative, judgment and leadership and wide range of engineering principles in the process.

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Formulates new product ideas and analysis of new product proposals.
  • Assists and instructs support functions for the successful completion of projects.
  • Establishes, reviews, checks and revises specifications write-ups, drawings, routers and specifications for new and existing products.
  • Plans, conducts and evaluates overall performance on prototypes and products.
  • Establishes and makes revisions to bill of material as necessary
  • Oversees construction of working and visual models.
  • Conducts design review and production release meetings to ensure design feasibility and production schedules.
  • Assists in the development of required fixtures and gauges.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

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

  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 3 – 5 years engineering experience related to project management of precision electro-mechanical products or machinery from concept through production
  • High level of verbal and written communication skills; must be able to interface with individuals in variety of job levels both internally and externally
  • Strong project management skills, leadership ability and initiative
  • Broad knowledge of engineering materials and understanding of manufacturing process associated with plastics, metal stamping, motor and machining manufacturability
  • 3-D modeling experience is preferred (Siemens NX preferred)
  • Creative problem-solving ability and high mechanical aptitude
  • Experience with cutting elements a plus
  • Ability to model the Company’s values of respect for people, teamwork, and continuous improvement

Travel

  • N/A

Wahl Contact Information

Please send resumes to rebecca.roberts@wahlclipper.com

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eCommerce Marketing Analyst

Location - Sterling, IL

 

The eCommerce Business Analyst will be responsible for the successful marketing of Wahl Professional Animal products in Online Marketplace and eCommerce channels, as well as enforcement of Wahl Professional Animal division’s Internet Minimum Advertised Price (IMAP) policy.

The primary purpose of this position is to make data-driven business decisions to drive growth in online sales channels such as online marketing places (amazon.com) and business partners’ websites. This position is responsible for reporting and analyzing sales, share, rankings, marketing and promotion effectiveness, and customers reviews; tracking online competition; monitoring IMAP policy violations; and content strategy development and execution.

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for monthly e-commerce performance reporting and analyzing data to identify trends, uncover insights, and make recommendations to accelerate e-commerce growth
  • Utilize Amazon Vendor Central and other reporting tools to track sales performance, share, promotional results, key words, and competitive information
  • Support National Account Manager and Marketing with content optimization, promotional analysis, path to purchase drivers and forecast analysis
  • Conduct content audits; review content quarterly across all e-commerce sites to ensure accuracy and help update content as needed to drive sales and reviews
  • Monitor online pricing, identify IMAP policy violators, issue warning letters to violators, and implement penalties as outlined in the IMAP policy
  • Weekly review of KPIs with focus on solving out of stocks & pricing issues
  • Understand the many facets of Amazon; maintain awareness of emerging digital and e-commerce opportunities and the possibilities for their use by the Professional Animal division
  • SKU rationalization; make product assortment recommendations based on sales analysis, customer reviews, etc.
  • Search results and customer reviews optimization
  • Work closely with Sales and Marketing team members and outside consultant(s) to achieve key strategic initiatives
  • Achieve sales and profit objectives for assigned channel(s)
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Management, Statistics or other related field; Digital Marketing concentration is preferred
  • 1-2 years minimum of e-commerce experience required
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as marketing analyst, data analyst, or in a marketing or sales support role Experience selling products on online marketplaces required (Amazon a plus)
  • Experience with Amazon and Vendor Central is a plus
  • Strong creative, problem-solving, presentation, public speaking, planning and organization skills
  • Strong analytical 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 issues
  • Strong computer/Microsoft Office suite skills
  • Ability to model the Company’s values of respect for people, teamwork, and continuous improvement
  • 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 15% annually for e-commerce seminars, customer meetings, etc.

Wahl Contact Information

Please send resumes to rebecca.roberts@wahlclipper.com

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Product Manager

Location - Sterling, IL

The Product Manager is responsible for defining, positioning, pricing, and the promotion of pet products along with managing the market adoption and product life cycles. This position is “the voice of the customer” and “owns” the product and is ultimately responsible for its overall success.   

 

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Is Responsible for the pet grooming business and strategy for North America Consumer Division to insure True North (increase sales, market share, profit and stretch with integrity).
  • Manage the product life cycle management from NPD through obsolescence.
  • Leads product development and leads a cross function team to insure timely introduction of high quality products.
  • Has deep understanding of the Consumer through various forms of research, such as ethnographic/psychographic research, online surveys, observational research, interviews, focus groups, product testing groups, etc. Must understand how to conduct the research, analyze results and create actionable outcomes.
  • Understand the market beyond the consumer – both retail customers and competitors to better position products to achieve success in the environment in which they are sold.
  • Can work in a fast-paced, dynamic, customer and team-oriented work environment. Meets aggressive deadlines while managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Has a leadership role in directing North America marketing activities for the specified product categories. Fully assists in the development of product packaging as well as advertising and merchandising needs both digital and traditional.
  • Helps with initial and long-term forecasts.
  • Communicates cross-functionally with many departments and subsidiaries. External contacts are vendors, research organizations, advertising agencies, design firms, sales representatives and customers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in related field – Product Management, Sourcing, etc.
  • 3+ years of CPG durable goods experience required
  • Strong research capabilities and able to analyze POS data (Nielson, IRI, and NPD)
  • Microsoft office skills with strong emphasis on Excel and Power Point
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written with the ability to influence
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to model the Company’s values of respect for people, teamwork, and continuous improvement

Travel

  • Travels to trade shows and customers

Wahl Contact Information

Please send resumes to rebecca.roberts@wahlclipper.com 

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Global EHS Manager

Location - Sterling, IL

Ensures compliance with various regulatory agencies that govern Wahl Clipper’s global manufacturing operations. This position will identify, research, and stay current with all regulatory issues and assist in developing regulatory compliance strategies throughout the company.  This position reports to the Global Director of Social Responsibility & Risk Management.

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensures compliance with governmental regulatory requirements and corporate standards as related to the safety, occupational health, and environmental
  • Serves as the company’s in-house resource providing regulatory expertise on compliance regulations such as Conflict Mineral, California Proposition 65, Reach, RoHs, Dangerous Goods Transportation, and C-TPAT
  • Identifies and researches regulatory issues, and assist in developing compliance strategies
  • Collaborates with key stakeholders to implements practices, guidelines, and procedures that support the Company’s identified strategies
  • Establishes regulatory compliance metrics, and implement corrective actions
  • Leads the implementation and/or development of environmental and occupational safety and health programs and policies designed to prevent harm to workers, property and the environment
  • Trains, educates and promotes regulatory compliance throughout the Company and with suppliers

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

  • Bachelor’s degree required in a technical related discipline (e.g. Chemistry), Industrial Hygiene, Environmental, Safety and Health (EHS) or a closely related field
  • 5 years’ minimum experience in compliance regulations and EHS management
  • Experience with OSHA, EPA, DOT, and NFPA compliance programs including developing, maintaining and fostering positive relationships with regulators
  • Broad knowledge of health, safety, packaging, labeling and transportation regulations that apply to chemicals and formulated products in the Professional, and Consumer setting in US and abroad
  • Ability to manage complex compliance issues that arise and juggle multiple priorities
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Exhibit excellent communication skills both verbal and written with the ability to influence

Travel

  • 25%

Wahl Contact Information

Please send resumes to rebecca.roberts@wahlclipper.com 

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Associate Packaging Engineer

Location - Sterling, IL

The Associate Packaging Engineer will assist with the design, plan, and validation for structural packaging, cost saving initiatives, and with some supervision provide technical drawings, generate standards, and provide overall technical knowledge to the production team.

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensures product specification accuracy and system development and creates specification documents for packaging, testing protocol and testing.
  • Creates die-line for plastic packaging blister cards, helps create and develop sealing dies for blisters and ensures quality performance of blister sealing equipment.
  • Designs packaging, point of purchase displays and develops packaging/point of purchase prototypes.
  • Works with Industrial Engineer on work flow regarding packaging, sealing, stacking and warehousing.
  • Install and manage CAPE packaging management software which will assist in pallet maximization in warehouse and on trucks and product maximization on containers for Sterling and with Wahl Ningbo as necessary.
  • Works with U.S. and Asian packaging suppliers ensuring timely flow of packaging prototypes and increase efficiency of flow.
  • Looks for cost reduction opportunities and packaging consolidation opportunities and works to maximize case efficiencies.
  • Keeps Consumer Marketing abreast of the latest packaging technologies and participates in customer packaging and sustainability events.
  • Designs packaging as customer friendly as possible while retaining anti-theft prevention at retail level.
  • Input specifications into Salsify and ERP system.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

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

  • Bachelor’s of Science degree in Engineering (Packaging, Mechanical, or other similar technical Degree preferred).
  • 1-3 year experience working in the packaging or related field.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work closely with other packaging engineers and suppliers
  • Experience in Solidworks and or ArtiosCAD knowledge is preferred.
  • Experience working with numerous packaging Processes/materials (Corrugate, Thermoform, injection molding, etc.) preferred.
  • Packaging of electronic good industry is a plus.
  • Experience working with Tops, Cape, or other Pallet design software preferred.

Travel

  • As assigned/necessary

Wahl Contact Information

Please send resumes to rebecca.roberts@wahlclipper.com 

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eCommerce Development Director

Location - Sterling, IL

This role requires a strategic visionary who will work in partnership to develop and execute the eCommerce strategy for the global needs of the business. Responsibilities will include understanding the eCommerce opportunities and threats, appraising the company’s capabilities, sharing best practices across the organization and supporting the execution of appropriate strategies to capture the greatest opportunities and improve the customer experience.  This role will report into our Global Strategic Marketing organization.

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Identify eCommerce opportunities and threats by understanding global market trends and best practices in multiple industries.
  • Collaborate across divisions and regions to develop strategic relationships in order to understand their business challenges and become a trusted advisor
  • Build a deep understanding of the company’s approach to eCommerce and digital marketing strategies
  • Create a vision for the strategy in partnership with global stakeholders recognizing the unique business needs globally.
  • Assess our local capabilities, and support the development of strategy and talent globally.
  • Work with global stakeholders to identify and implement best in class technologies that can be leveraged across our organization.
  • Serve as the liaison and primary point of contact for cross functional partners to share best practices, as well as evaluate, help prioritize, develop, implement and test eCommerce initiatives.
  • Create and present information in a way that is meaningful to the business with a willingness to adapt style to meet the needs of the business.
  • Consult on projects to ensure eCommerce principles/strategies are being incorporated appropriately.
  • Work cross functionally with local Operations, Logistics, Finance, Sales and Marketing to capitalize on distribution opportunities.

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

  • Bachelor's degree required in Business, Marketing, Computer Science or a related field.
  • Minimum 5 years marketing experience with at least 3 years eCommerce related experience
  • Passion to continuously learn and experiment to improve the business
  • Ability to derive a deep understanding of our industry through analytic tools like CRM programs from Salesforce or Microsoft, Amazon market research tools, and proprietary marketplace screening tools in various countries.
  • Able to take complex information and communicate effectively to different levels within the organization
  • Strong business judgement and decision-making skills
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written with the ability to influence
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment with people of diverse backgrounds; experience working globally preferred
  • Motivated self-starter, proactive and action-oriented
  • Ability to model the Company’s values which include respect for every individual, integrity, innovation and continuous improvement.

Travel

  • 25%

Wahl Contact Information

Please send resumes to rebecca.roberts@wahlclipper.com 

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Director of New Product Development

Location - Sterling, IL

This position is responsible for directing new product activities/projects, including creating new innovative product concepts, development of product into production and providing support once product is in production.

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • The Director of New Product Development must stay abreast of technological advances within the industry and changes in legal regulations in regard to patents, UL, FDA and vendor contracts.
  • Manages the development of new products and ensures cost effectiveness.
  • Prioritizes new product development, facilitates the product steering committee, reviews the status of projects and provides necessary input.
  • Maintains the effectiveness of current products and directs activities involving the cost and quality of existing products.
  • Exercises wide latitude in reviewing and providing input into new product development, prioritizing product development projects, managing product support, and in the supervision of employees.
  • Works to decrease timeline/process of new product development. Assess, coach, develop and motivate talent to ensure a high performing team in support of the Wahl Way.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (Master’s Degree preferred)
  • 10 years engineering experience related to project management of precision electro-mechanical products or machinery from concept through production
  • 5 years experience managing engineers
  • High level of verbal and written communication skills; must be able to interface with individuals in variety of job levels both internally and externally
  • Strong project management skills, leadership ability and initiative
  • Broad knowledge of engineering materials and understanding of manufacturing process associated with plastics, metal stamping, motor and machining manufacturability
  • Creative problem-solving ability and high mechanical aptitude
  • Experience with cutting elements a plus
  • Must be able to travel internationally
  • Ability to model the Company’s values of respect for people, teamwork, and continuous improvement

Wahl Contact Information

Please send resumes to rebecca.roberts@wahlclipper.com 

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Graphic Production Assistant

Location - Sterling, IL

The Graphic Production Assistant assists the graphic design team in the development and production of packaging and instructional materials, selling & presentation materials, and other digital and visual aids.  The Production Assistant is also responsible for digital asset organization and maintenance to support the international market requests. 

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supports the Graphic Design team in completing projects. Projects include but are not limited to: packaging updates, instruction books, store displays, mock-up packaging, and designing marketing materials. (The Production Assistant works within established brand and category design templates.)
  • This position will be responsible for meeting deadlines set by the department project priorities.
  • This role also assists in the preparation and release of final artwork, ensuring final artwork meets the printing requirements and accuracy of color output. Provides answers to color and/or graphic issues during proofing process with printing vendors.
  • Assists in a post-release procedure to final packaging artwork uploaded to printing companies. (A post-release generally consists of: organizing/finalizing artwork location on server, creating images, and maintaining/updating artwork information log.)
  • The Production Assistant is responsible for overall digital asset management: library structure of images, updating images in server folders, updating marketing exchange (intranet sites), and Salsify/E-commerce program folders. Production Assistant will fulfill internal and external image requests.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

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

  • Associates Degree in Graphic Design or related field, bachelor’s degree in graphic design a plus
  • 2 years of related design experience
  • Demonstrate graphic design skills with a strong portfolio
  • Must possess good organizational, communication, typing and proofing skills
  • Must remain up-to-date with industry-leading software and technologies (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Office, etc.) After Effects (for videography) and Keyshot (3D rendering) are a plus & knowledge of graphic support for web design also a plus.
  • High proficiency with Mac computers and software
  • Willingness and aptitude to quickly learn new software
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines
  • Must be creative and have working knowledge of printers and digital cameras
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to model the Company’s values of respect for people, teamwork, and continuous improvement

Wahl Contact Information

Please send resumes to rebecca.roberts@wahlclipper.com 

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Director of IT

Location - Sterling, IL

The Director IT is responsible for the management and support of the IT Department as well as the management and support of the systems responsible for maintaining the productivity of the company. 

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for information and communications technology for all aspects of the business. Works within the IT department to maintain knowledge of the ever changing environment of technological information throughout the company.
  • Maintains confidentiality when coming into contact with employee information, company information, and litigation regarding the company.
  • Ensures that the hardware and software needed are in place and available. The ability to manage user inquiries and maintenance of several different systems is required. Issues must be handled with sensitivity to user needs as well as technical requirements.
  • Responsible for the management and overall responsibility of ERP, network management, EDI management, team development, and departmental management.
  • Addresses problems concerning end users and hardware/software issues. Manages the infrastructure, database, vendor management and ERP Functionality.
  • Communicates regularly with the Middle and Senior Managers as well as with the Materials, Warehouse and Shipping Managers. Maintains external contact with vendors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

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

  • B.S. in I.T. or Business/Engineering with strong I.T. coursework
  • At least 10 years of experience with a minimum of five years in a significant leadership role.
  • Full scope ERP experience (Microsoft AX preferred), Microsoft Office Suite, network administration. ERP implementation experience in U.S. and globally
  • Manufacturing experience required, preferably in a Lean environment.
  • Project management and leadership skills.
  • Ability to help translate business needs to effective, simple I.T. solutions working with a variety of business processes and leaders.
  • Ability to partner with senior and middle managers to achieve business goals.
  • Develops and motivates team members, identifying skills needed for the organization.

Wahl Contact Information

Please send resumes to rebecca.roberts@wahlclipper.com 

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Consumer Marketing Project Coordinator

Location - Sterling, IL

This position facilitates projects and information between a category team and various customers or vendors, to effectively communicate among all parties involved.

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Identify consumer requirements; define market share and competitors share, strengths and weaknesses.
  • Work with local marketing and sales management teams on product portfolio needs to bring to market
  • Maintain and work with factories in setting up SKU Product Change notices (PCN) and Product Request Forms (PRF) for products to be manufactured or changed
  • Collaborate with the graphics team to develop and enhance product packaging; ensuring messaging that speaks to the consumer and wins at the shelf
  • Develop commercial marketing materials; create customer specific and/or business review presentations utilizing data, charts and other requested visual aids
  • Understand end to end pricing structure
  • Collaborate cross functionally with Engineering, Purchasing, Production Control and Finance
  • Coordinate International Marketing activities through subsidiary network ensuring cohesive brand messaging and communication
  • Conduct online research to discover customer’s needs/wants for current and future products
  • Coordinate trade shows
  • Assemble product samples- both prototypes and finished goods as needed
  • Understand and implement customer/country requirements, special labels, markings, etc. as they relate to the product
  • Understand product transitions, artwork and/or kit changes, work through unique components
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Marketing or related field required
  • 1-3 years’ related experience required; preferably in a manufacturing setting
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.)
  • Proven communication and customer service skills
  • Proven ability to multitask and be a self-starter
  • Ability to prioritize and organize; strong time management skills
  • Ability to model the Company’s values of respect for people, teamwork, and continuous improvement

Wahl Contact Information

Please send resumes to rebecca.roberts@wahlclipper.com 

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Industrial Designer

Location - Sterling, IL

This position balances end-user research, sketching, comparative product analysis, model making, functional/ergonomics, CAD Modeling, incorporating engineering requirements, and meeting marketing requirements to innovative and bring aesthetic appeal to new products.  This process is, also, used for improvements to existing products.

                                                           

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Designs new products and makes changes to existing products while working to meet multiple deadlines for several projects. May assist in reviewing the work of other internal and external resources in the industrial design effort including summer interns, contract industrial design services and industrial designer(s) at Wahl subsidiaries.
  • Specifies the aspects concerning the production process, choice of materials, and the way the product is presented to the customer at the point of sale.
  • Ensures clear communication between Engineering and Marketing.
  • Keeps up with multiple new products to be designed and follows each project from early concept sketches through production.
  • Receives projects from the various Marketing divisions, sketches multiple concepts of the product and reviews with Marketing and Engineering to ensure the design meets specifications determined on NPD forms.
  • Builds rough foam models for review with Marketing and Engineering, creates three-dimensional models utilizing industrial design software, builds detailed prototypes for use as sales samples, and for use in market research and user research.
  • Ensures all components fit within housing and function properly while meeting ergonomic and aesthetic requirements. Exports three-dimensional design data to engineers and vendors for use in the development of three-dimensional CAD models.
  • Continues to work with engineers and vendors throughout the CAD design process to assist and evaluate any aesthetics changes required to meet other project objectives.
  • Exercises freedom while working with Marketing and/or Engineering on the initial concepts to ensure forward thinking and creativity. This initial design phase is followed up with meetings with resources to ensure performance and production criteria for products, identifying suitability, availability of materials, and production processes, in the design and development of a new product.
  • Informs the Director of Engineering of project(s) status, and asks for input for problems unable to resolve on functionality/design of products.
  • Communicates internally with employees in all divisions of Marketing, Engineering, Purchasing, Graphics and Service and Sales department. Externally, this position is in contact with various vendors and Engineering at Wahl subsidiaries.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree – BA/BFA or BS required (Industrial Design preferred)
  • Knowledge of Unigraphics and Rhino
  • Experience with Illustrator, Photoshop, Keyshot and Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Understanding of engineering and manufacturing processes
  • Excellent analytical skills, creativity, problem solving and team work skills
  • Ability to present ideas and goals effectively

Wahl Contact Information

Please send resumes to rebecca.roberts@wahlclipper.com 

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International Fulfillment Manager

Location - Sterling, IL

The International Fulfillment Manager is responsible for supervising day-to-day fulfillment and customer service team activities for our global customer base. Through standardized work flow and exceptional communication skills, this manager ensures service levels and lead time objectives are met.

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure internal and external customer satisfaction, as it relates to customer orders and customer requests for assistance and information.
  • Ensure the timely and accurate processing of customer orders through strong cross-functional relationships with factory operations, marketing and other sales divisions.
  • Supervise, develop, and motivate employees by communicating job expectations, policies and procedures as well as planning and monitoring on-going job contributions.
  • Prioritize customer service team work and facilitate improvement projects derived from customer-facing metrics such as: On time and in full delivery, Order to ship lead time, Inventory turns, Forecast to order accuracy.
  • Benchmark and improve customer service work standards and lead times.
  • Support product management and sales to achieve sales and service objectives.
  • Interface with Finance on credit and payment issues with customers.
  • Professionally represent the ‘service’ side of order management to both internal and external customers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain or Operations, or equivalent work experience
  • 10 years of relevant experience (in the industry or customer service) and 5+ years’ experience leading teams
  • Expert in Microsoft Excel advanced concepts and PowerPoint. AS400 or other ERP system experience helpful.
  • Competent in Business Objects or equivalent business analytics
  • Strong foundation in inventory management strategy and concepts
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interface effectively with cross functional teams and customers
  • Ability to develop and sell new concepts and solutions
  • Ability to model Wahl company values of respect for people, teamwork, and continuous improvement
  • 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 rebecca.roberts@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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Area Chambers

Sauk Vally Chamber of Commerce
Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce
Dixon, IL Chamber of Commerce
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Realtors

Realtor.com
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