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:

IT System Administrator
Senior Program Analyst
Category Manager
Industrial Engineer
Electronics Engineer
Packaging Engineer
Product Manager Wet & Promotional Goods
Journeyman Progressive Tool & Die Maker W/ High Speed Stamping 1st shift


 

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

Kurt Akerman – Manufacturing Engineer at Wahl since 2010.

 

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

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

Patty Rangavajjula – Industrial Engineer at Wahl since 2013

 

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

Location - Sterling, Illinois

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

 

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

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

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

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

Wahl Contact Information

Please send resumes to baweier@wahlclipper.com

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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.

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

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Experience

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

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

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

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently

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


Travel

  • Infrequent (approximately 1-4 trips annually)

Wahl Contact Information

Please send resumes to baweier@wahlclipper.com

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Product Manager Wet & Promotional Goods

Location - Sterling, IL

This position is responsible for managing all phases of the product life from product inception to sourcing and manufacturing with outside suppliers and consultants. Manage a time sensitive schedule to ensure that products are introduced, cost saving realized, and forecasts are prepared on a timely basis. Maintain profits and search for cost reductions without cheapening the product’s appeal to the end user.

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

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manages new product development, product improvement implementation, product changes, promotions, costing, cost reductions, slow moving inventory management, minimizing waste, budget forecasting and forecast maintenance.
  • Communicates effectively and often with outside suppliers and consultants to drive efficient development of these products.
  • Manages challenges that arise related to product, formula and stability introductions, manufacturing non-conformance, packaging delays, costs, and shipping issues.
  • Identifies and executes necessary changes to meet with constantly changing product regulations
  • Establishes dynamic promotions and promotional items, working internally and externally.
  • Ensures that the process of production to shipment remains efficient and timely, working cross-functionally with Purchasing, Compliance and Safety Compliance Engineers.
  • Works independently using discretion to handle and solve problems. Analyzes situations and involves pertinent parties needed to resolve issues.
  • Manages PCN process and fully understands our ERP system.
  • Serves as a point of contact internally with Purchasing, Research and Development, Quality Control, Sales, Finance, and the Professional Department and externally, with our outside consultants, the Wahl & Soma Education Team, outside product testers, and vendors.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Marketing, Chemistry or Design preferred
  • 5 years’ experience
  • Strong computer/Microsoft Office skills
  • Forecasting knowledge
  • Strong planning/organizational skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment.
  • Shows respect for individuals by valuing diversity, listening and considering others’ ideas.
  • Exercises change management skills by embracing change with little resistance.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Travel

  • 10-15%

Wahl Contact Information

baweier@wahlclipper.com

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Industrial Engineer

Location - Sterling, IL

The Industrial Engineer is responsible for promoting the effective and efficient use of people, machines, materials and information with consideration for flow, safety, quality, and cost reduction in the manufacturing of products and providing services to our customers. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Assists in the development of cost estimates, methods and time standards, safety audits, accident investigations and training lean manufacturing principles.  Develops methods and time standards based on time studies and standard data.
  • Ensures work is accomplished in the most efficient manner by employees, and that rates in the system used for piecework compensation, Day Rate jobs, and capacity planning are accurate and up-to-date.
  • Monitors product changes requiring new work standards and instructions, and time standards being established for new products. Responds quickly to requests for specific time studies, work instructions, audits and revisions, cost estimates and routing changes.
  • Participates in the creation, execution, and follow up of Rapid Improvement Events. Works to identify Value Stream constraints and takes action.
  • Communicates internally with department managers/supervisors and manufacturing employees to meets goals for the quantity, quality, accuracy, and timeliness of work instructions and time standards.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Develops work instructions, time standards and cost estimates for new and existing products.
  • Ensures a safe work environment through the Safety Committee, safety audits, safety checks, accident investigations, corrective action, and safety training.
  • Will help train employees in the concepts of lean manufacturing such as 5S principles.
  • Provides support to lean manufacturing team as needed.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering or related field
  • 3 years of experience, preferably in a manufacturing setting
  • Preferred CAD and 6 Sigma experience
  • Strong computer/Microsoft Office skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment

Travel

  • N/A

Wahl Contact Information

baweier@wahlclipper.com

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Packaging Engineer

Location - Sterling, IL

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 Packaging Engineer at Wahl Clipper Co., in Sterling, IL.

The Package Engineer is responsible for the design and execution of brand vision by collaborating with the development team while balancing the need for cost and sustainability improvements. This position will work with multiple cross-functional teams, including graphic designers, product engineers, marketing, purchasing, and quality assurance throughout the development process. 

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: Designs and executes brand vision by collaborating with the development team, while balancing the need for cost and sustainability improvements.
  • Collaborates with the cross-functional teams to develop package concepts to support line look development.
  • Supports the package development process by establishing and managing changes to package size and cost reduction efforts, releasing specification packages, and troubleshooting production issues.
  • Ensures product specification accuracy and validates the effectiveness of active package specification requirements.
  • Designs packaging, point of purchase displays and develops packaging/point of purchase prototypes.
  • Works with Industrial Engineer on workflow in regard to packaging, sealing, stacking and warehousing.
  • Looks for cost reduction opportunities and packaging consolidation opportunities and works to maximize case efficiencies.
  • Keeps abreast of the latest packaging technologies and participates in customer packaging and sustainability events.

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

  • MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree in Package Science or related field
  • 2+ years’ experience in designing consumer product structural packaging
  • Knowledge of and ability to estimate package cost
  • Prior exposure to global packaging needs and requirements preferred
  • Strong knowledge of packaging materials and use case throughout packaging lifecycles
  • Effective collaboration skills
  • Independent problem-solving ability
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and schedules
  • Strong attention to detail
  • CAD applications, 2D & 3D (ArtiosCAD, and Solidworks)
  • Proficient working knowledge of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Ability to use sample cutting table, 3D printing equipment, thermoforming equipment

Travel

  • Travels as necessary for the position.

Wahl Contact Information

baweier@wahlclipper.com 

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Electronics Engineer

Location - Sterling, IL

This position is responsible for selection, design, and development of electro-mechanical, battery, and electronic control systems for existing and future product categories. It is the responsibility of this person to carry out all necessary R&D work associated with the selection, design, and integration, together with all relevant documentation. 

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Keep up to date on relevant technology developments and recommend how to leverage them.
  • Apply scientific principles in the selection and optimization of the performance of the integrated electromechanical subassembly based on above trends and customer needs.
  • To participate in ideation, product and process development needs.
  • Use best practices to document all experimental work.
  • Plan and manage activities to meet the target milestones promptly.
  • Support NPD and Manufacturing as needed.
  • Other activities that are needed to support the team and the business.

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

  • Experience with designing electro-mechanical systems.
  • Experience with designing circuits and test systems.
  • Experience with translating concepts into prototypes and products.
  • Experience with brushless motors.
  • Networked into the electrical/electronics community.

Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required, Masters Degree strongly preferred in Electrical or Electronics with a minimum two years experience with Electronic and Electromechanical.
  • PCB design and layout.
  • Programming experience.
  • Exposure to battery and charging technologies.
  • High Integrity.
  • Excellent communication skills with peers and leadership.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to model the Company’s values which include respect for every individual, integrity, innovation, and continuous improvement.

Travel

  • Ability to travel internationally 10-20%.

Wahl Contact Information

baweier@wahlclipper.com

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Senior Program Analyst

Location - Sterling, IL

The Senior Programmer/Analyst is responsible for planning, designing, developing, acquiring, documenting, testing, implementing, integrating, maintaining and modifying software systems for the organization. 

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

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Translates information, process and workflow findings and requirements into detailed specifications for new or enhanced systems.
  • Responsible for planning, designing, developing, acquiring, documenting, testing, implementing, integrating, maintaining and modifying Information Systems.
  • Analyze information requirements throughout the enterprise. Document information requirements and all related processes in both current and desired future state.
  • Facilitates the successful adoption of systems by involving users appropriately from needs analysis through implementation.
  • Coordinate and facilitate work groups involved in the analysis, selection and implementation phases.
  • Assist with the creation of education, administration and maintenance services to provide pre- and post-implementation support to systems. Specify support requirements and recommend appropriate support mechanisms.
  • Train users in the use of information systems.
  • Coordinate the implementation of information systems. Work with users to implement information system changes.
  • Assist in the design of information systems for all areas. Recommend achievable information systems that comply with the departmental direction and meet the needs of users.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems, or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired. 10+years of Information Technology professional experience with 5 years related to systems analysis and programming.
  • 5 years relevant experience in ERP, EDI, and programming
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of requirements gathering, software system design, documentation, testing, implementation, integration, maintenance, and modification.
  • Skilled in upgrading software on production-level applications, with appropriate test and quality procedures.
  • Project Management skills to handle multiple projects from beginning to end
  • Demonstrated strong knowledge of software development lifecycle and strong analytical skills.
  • Must have excellent Customer Service and be able to communicate to a diverse set of customers both written and orally.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, effective communication and presentation skills.
  • ERP system implementation and manufacturing experience.
  • RPG, SQL, C++ and Visual Basic Programming

Travel

  • 10-15%

Wahl Contact Information

baweier@wahlclipper.com

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IT System Administrator

Location - Sterling, IL

The IT Systems Administrator is responsible for ensuring that customer needs are satisfied through administering and configuring business critical systems. Meets applicable project schedules while ensuring overall system integrity. Maintains ownership of 1 or more systems and is accountable for the implementation of enhancements and general support those systems. Communicates regularly with business stakeholders, independently tracking and hosting meetings reporting on enhancement development, support work and may also be called on to oversee projects associated with the owned system(s). Responsible for planning, designing, acquiring, documenting, testing, implementing, integrating, maintaining and modifying IT systems for the organization. The Systems Administrator administers the operations of computer systems related to operating systems, servers, and end-user workstations. Although the Systems Administrator is not responsible for writing new application software, the administrator demonstrates an understanding of how software behaves to deploy, configure and troubleshoot systems. Additionally, the Administrator researches new technologies and leverages optimization techniques to ensure that systems operate efficiently. 

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

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for managing the support of the business critical systems including system modifications and maintenance.
  • Communicate with all functional disciplines and gather their business requirements for IT applications.

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

  • Translate the business requirements into IT requirements and manage the resulting demand according to the priorities defined by the business and IT strategies.
  • Manage the portfolio of systems and the life-cycles of the systems, including project roadmap and change management.
  • Define, plan, and direct the execution of high priority IT projects, while balancing the competing demands of scope, time, cost, quality, resources, and risk.
  • Build and maintain web, virtual, and client-server environments for the enterprise and maintain operations of all virtual, web, and client systems to ensure availability.
  • Monitors projects from initiation through production, interfacing with the sponsor, stakeholders, and customers regarding initial delivery.
  • Manages the system life cycle, including planning, designing, acquiring, documenting, testing, implementing, integrating, maintaining and modifying IT/business systems.
  • Manages delivery and SLAs by guiding incident resolution, problem management, maintenance, and enhancement tickets raised by the end users for assigned systems.
  • Provides technical assistance with complex customer issues as well as consulting services to streamline customer internal management processes.
  • Develops relevant metrics, measures and publishes the performance of the services provided and enables continuous improvement activities in collaboration with a peer group.
  • Works closely with all other IT personnel in identifying, evaluating, selecting, and implementing specific information technologies that support the business plans and IT strategies.
  • Coordinate and facilitate work groups involved in the analysis, selection and implementation phases.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve any IT service issues related to operating systems, servers, and network.
  • Administer server systems and Active Directory (including MS Exchange, Domain Controllers, Database Application Servers, VMWare, Citrix, File, and others)
  • Responsible for EMC Avamar data back-up and disaster recovery for LAN environment.
  • Maintain and support EMC SAN.
  • Planning, implementing and maintaining all hardware, servers, software, and infrastructure used for PC/LAN, communications, systems operations, or desktop use. This includes but is not limited to Ethernet switches/routers/firewall, cabling, Internet access, RF wireless plant backbone, and desktop software support (MS Office, etc.) Project management for new non-ERP software/hardware system implementation.
  • Managing database is driven applications / Creating custom applications for in-house use where needed.
  • Planning, designing, and maintaining Reporting Applications/Business Intelligence (Business Objects, John Galt, SQL, Access, etc.)
  • Implement and maintain a systems business impact assessment to prioritize system recovery in the event of a failure and determine an order of shutdown and startup of all systems.
  • Coordinates software testing efforts to identify and resolve system integration issues.
  • Telephone system administration and technical support.
  • Ensures that critical services are accessible at all times.
  • Ensures all service and/or technical support subscriptions/licenses are current.
  • Weekend / Night backups, patching, and other process work as necessary (servers & ERP)
  • Ability to strategize, plan and implement change.
  • Train users in the use of IT/business systems.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science required, with 10+years of Information Technology with professional experience with 5 years related to LAN, Database, Server, Application management
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of requirements gathering, documentation, testing, implementation, integration, maintenance, and modification.
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of various databases, operating systems, middleware, business applications and web servers.
  • Demonstrated experience managing system implementation.
  • Demonstrated management experience with the ability to lead and organize cross-functional teams.
  • Possess a strong business and customer/client focus.
  • Strong hands-on management capabilities, leadership, coaching, and people management skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills, effective communication, and presentation skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Possess critical thinking and investigation skills.
  • Strong experience in various scripting languages.
  • Vendor management & working with third-party vendors & consultants on developing system-specific skills.

Travel

  • N/A

Wahl Contact Information

baweier@wahlclipper.com

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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 10-15 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

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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