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Financial Accounting Manager
Director, North American Animal Products Division
Information Technology Director
Senior Industrial Designer – Consumer Division
Manufacturing Engineer
Sr. Packaging Engineer
Sales Manager - Professional Products Division

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Financial Accounting Manager

Location - Sterling, Illinois

Wahl Clipper Corporation, a global manufacturer of consumer and professional grooming products, is looking to fill the role of Financial Accounting Manager at our Sterling, Illinois facility.  Reporting to the North America CFO, this position plays a key role in the general and financial accounting activities of the company.

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee the general ledger and monthly financial closing.
  • Perform account analysis in support of the financial closing and annual audit.
  • Ensure compliance with company policy and generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Assist with the generation of financial reporting & analysis, along with the development of business financial plans.
  • Supervise payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and fixed asset functions.
  • Participate in continuous effort to improve the accounting system and underlying business processes.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Five (5) plus years of general accounting experience and two (2) plus years as a manager of an accounting staff preferred.
  • CPA preferred.
  • Working knowledge of manual and automated accounting systems in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, able to work in a team environment to improve business processes.
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Information Technology Director

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 Information Technology Director at Wahl Clipper Co., in Sterling, IL.  Our IT Director is responsible for information and communications technology for all aspects of the business. The IT Director 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:

  • Maintains knowledge of the ever changing environment of technological information throughout the company
  • Ensures that hardware and software to meet company needs are in place and available
  • Complete Confidentiality is a MUST
  • Manage user inquiries and maintenance of several different systems
  • Manage ERP, network management, EDI management, team development and departmental management
  • Ensures effective use of legacy and emerging technology
  • Analyzes and defines computer processes to simplify end user’s workload, manufacturing process, and reduce costs by automating processes
  • Leads project teams for implementation of new software systems and manufacturing processes
  • Facilitates strategic planning
  • Develops new concepts that will lead the company in innovative and new directions
  • Assesses, develops and leads a team to achieve strategic business objectives.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT or Business/Engineering with strong IT coursework
  • 10+ years relevant experience, minimum 5 years in a leadership role
  • Full scope of ERP experience (Microsoft AX preferred), Microsoft Office Suite and network administration
  • ERP implementation experience in U.S. and in global environment
  • The ability to help translate business needs to effective, simple IT solutions while working with a variety of business processes and leaders and ability to partner with Middle and Senior Managers to achieve business goals is required

Experience

  • 10+ years relevant experience, minimum 5 years in a leadership role
  • Must have experience in manufacturing environment (preferably Lean environment), project management and leadership skills

Travel

  • Infrequent (15%) International Travel to Wahl’s many Subsidiaries is required.
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Senior Industrial Designer – Consumer Division

Location - Sterling, Illinois

This position must meet multiple deadlines in regard to designing and sampling products for research, presentations to customers, and managing the integrity of the design through market launch. The Senior Industrial Designer must excel at free hand design, computer aided design, and sample making. They must have complete understanding of Lean NPD 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, consumer, and team-oriented work environment.

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Design Products that meet Consumer needs.
  • Rapid development of prototypes.
  • Manage outside services.
  • Manage and mentor junior level designers.
  • Understand the unique perspectives of Marketing, Engineering, and Operations.
  • Have a thorough understanding of Engineering and the Manufacturing processes.

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

  • Creativity.
  • Courage to explore new ideas.
  • A strong technical background and a proven understanding of the lean NPD process.
  • Minimum 10 years of similar experience within a consumer product durable goods company.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design
  • Knowledge of Unigraphics and Rhino and/or Solidworks
  • Demonstrated Project Management skills
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, teamwork and communication skills
  • Ability to stay current with trends, software and techniques of the trade.

About Wahl Clipper Corporation

Wahl Clipper Corporation, the world leader in cutting hair, has an exciting opportunity for a talented senior level industrial designer to join our award winning US Consumer Sales and Marketing Division at Wahl Clipper Co., in Sterling, IL. This Senior Industrial Design will be part of a multi-disciplinary group that develops the next generation of products to help continue our record breaking sales growth. This position is accountable for the execution of design. In this role, it is imperative to understand needs of the consumer, the latest trends in design and ergonomics to develop world class personal care appliances.

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Manufacturing Engineer

Location - Sterling, Illinois

Wahl Clipper has over 95 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 3,200 employees in twenty countries and its products are distributed in more than 165 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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Sr. Packaging Engineer

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 Sr. Packaging Engineer in the Global Supply Chain Division at Wahl Clipper Co., in Sterling, IL. This role will design, and implement packaging solutions for both finished goods and raw materials, while ensuring that packages meet performance, aesthetic, and total cost requirements.

Interested qualified candidates please submit a resume to the Staffing Manager – djones@wahlclipper.com Please see our website www.wahl.com for our story and rich history!

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work cross-functionally with the marketing, manufacturing, and logistics to design and develop packaging solutions for both products and raw materials
  • Ensure that packaging designs meet cost targets and meet manufacturing and logistics requirements
  • Assist in creating packaging designs that maximize consumer acceptance of the product
  • Develop and deploy standard work of package design across global organization
  • Ensure that global packaging standards are deployed across the global organization
  • Develop, engineer, and innovate new concepts in packaging to delight consumers/end-users while meeting marketing requirements, functional requirements, cost targets, and manufacturing and distribution requirements
  • Ensure new products packaging designs combine appropriate marketing presentation and product protection
  • Stay abreast in the latest trends in marketplace packaging and innovations and work with marketing managers to incorporate these trends where appropriate for our end-user
  • Provide technical input into the package design process to ensure that package is designed to meet operational requirements while ensuring desirable aesthetic elements
  • Continuous improvement efforts – Review existing packages, redesign, test, and implement packaging improvements with emphasis on cost optimization (direct or indirect)
  • Work with global packaging resources and suppliers to resolve any quality issues and improve packaging cost and performance
  • Develop standard work of packaging design – operating procedures, standardized practices, material specifications, and package testing methods
  • Global packaging expert - understanding of packaging materials, processes, and technologies
  • Stay current on new packaging materials, processes, and regulatory requirements
  • Ensure new product packaging designs are aligned to the manufacturing/distribution capabilities
  • Develop and manage the process to establish and maintain the packaging related data with the global ERP system to ensure that the packaging data is available and data integrity is ensured
  • Qualify new packaging suppliers and perform package testing and qualification

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

  • Bachelor of Science in Packaging Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent
  • 5 Years of packaging development experience, ideally with consumer products
  • Hands on experience with CAD/Graphic Design software
  • Proven experience with packaging and printing technologies
  • Thorough understanding of packaging performance test methods (compression testing, drop testing, vibration testing)
  • Understanding of the impact of package design on manufacturing, material handling, and logistics/distribution
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to interface with cross functional business teams
  • Ability to sell new concepts and solutions
  • Ability to travel internationally 15% of the time
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Sales Manager - Professional Products Division

Location - Sterling, Illinois

Wahl Clipper, the number one Brand of Consumer and Professional Hair Products, is searching for a sales leader to continue our trend of growth in our Professional Products Division.

Wahl Clipper continues to expand around the world with our products being sold in 165 countries and manufactured in our own factories spread across four continents.

The Sales Manager for Professional products is responsible for maintaining and increasing sales with direct house accounts as well as managing the sales activity of outside sales representatives.

This position works in a competitive environment, which requires confidentiality in working with different customers in regard to pricing, etc.

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Create and recommend online sales strategies
  • Push sales through Men’s Grooming Education
  • Capture customer data and trends
  • Technical knowledge to understand how our products work and the differences in the products and competitor’s products in order to better target the right market
  • Meet deadlines for customer commitments, presentations, trade shows, commitments to outside sales representatives and in meeting sales quotas and profitability
  • Recommend new product categories and analyzing existing programs
  • Prepare sound sales forecasts, analyzing point-of-sales data and managing expenses for budgetary purposes
  • Keep current on competitive strategies, market awareness in the beauty & barber industry
  • Increase brand awareness and sales within the professional beauty & barber markets

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, or related field
  • 10 years’ experience in Sales, prefer experience in Professional Products
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Director, North American Animal Products Division

Location - Sterling, Illinois

Wahl Clipper, the number one Brand of Consumer and Professional Animal Products, is searching for a marketing leader to continue our industry leading Animal Product category.

In times when many companies are cutting personnel, Wahl Clipper hasn’t laid anyone off in over forty years and continues to expand around the world with our products being sold in 165 countries and manufactured in our own factories spread across four continents. This positioned will be based out of our world headquarters in Sterling, IL

If you have an established track record of success and are looking for a high profile position in a very successful company we have a unique opportunity for you.

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Works in a competitive environment and must be creative and aggressive in promoting marketing and sales ideas
  • Maximize profit results with respect to sales, expenses and margin
  • Continually search new business opportunities to increase market share
  • Resolve delays in new product development and execution, product production and availability, communication barriers between departments and subsidiaries and the effectiveness of representative sales groups
  • Provides strategic vision for the Professional Animal Division
  • Directs the administration, marketing and sales of animal products
  • Evaluates the market, determining the need for new products, ensuring that sales voids are filled
  • Develops sales and promotional strategies to promote the Wahl brand name and increase sales
  • Provides leadership to other Divisions relative to animal products and influences animal product sales on a global basis
  • Develops, motivates and evaluates talent to ensure a high performing team
  • Maintains forecast accuracy and new products commitment list for animal projects

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

  • Bachelor or Equivalent required.  Masters preferred
  • At least 5-10 years of managing both Marketing and Sales
  • Experience in a durable goods industry preferred (Animal industry preferred)
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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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