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Senior IT Infrastructure Engineer

 

Fulfillment Specialist 

 

Compliance Data/Administrative Coordinator

 

Professional Animal Product Manager

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

Electronics Engineer

 

 

 

 

 

 

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email resume to djones@wahlclipper.com

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Wahl Clipper Corporation
Attn: Staffing & Training Cord.
PO Box 578
Sterling, IL 61081
Fax: (815) 625-7004

 

Senior IT Infrastructure Engineer

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 Senior IT Infrastructure Engineer at Wahl Clipper Co., in Sterling, IL.  This role is responsible for architecting, expanding, implementing, supporting, operating, and maintaining Wahl Clipper Corp. global IT infrastructure of technologies and platforms supporting a complex corporate data and voice infrastructure, including hardware, software, and communications equipment.

The Senior IT Infrastructure Engineer is responsible and accountable for:

  • 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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience required.  BS or MS in Computer Sciences preferred. 

  • 5 years relevant experience 

  • 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 

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

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

  • Experience working with Cisco firewalls.

  • 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

  • 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 written and oral communication.  

  • Strong communication & leadership skills

  • Strong, concise documentation skills

  • Must be a self-starter

Travel 

  • Infrequent (15%) International Travel to Wahl’s many Subsidiaries is required.

 

 

 

 


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Fulfillment Specialist 

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 Fulfillment Specialist in the International Division at Wahl Clipper Co., in Sterling, IL. 

The Fulfillment Specialist is responsible for managing day to day Supply Chain Operations and demand management to support distribution growth through implementing and maintaining lean initiatives.  

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Establish and monitor safety stock levels to improve customer lead-time and on-time delivery

  • Manage safety stock levels through product life cycle

  • Monitor customer lead-time and fill rates and adjust safety stocks as required

  • Manage and maintain product forecast

  • Partner with strategic customers and manage replenishment

  • Establish customer stock levels

  • Monitor customer sell-through

  • Initiate replenishment to ensure customer does not have any stock-outs

  • Understand customer seasonality and promotions and ensure product availability

  • Assist product management and sales with portfolio management

  • Identify poor selling skus

  • Identify slow moving inventory and initiate suggestions to move the inventory

  • Introduce new products into the market while minimizing investment risks

  • Partner with factory, distribution center, and customer to understand end to end material flow and identify opportunities to reduce waste

  • Potential areas of waste - travel, handling, excessive costs

  • Evaluate potential customers for lean fulfillment opportunities

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Eliminating customer stock-outs

  • Improve customer inventory turns

  • Achieve customer lead time targets

  • Manage distribution center inventory turns

  • Support product management and sales to achieve sales objectives

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Expert in Microsoft Excel advanced concepts and PowerPoint

  • College degree in Supply Chain or equivalent work experience or certification is preferred

  • Strong foundation in inventory management strategy and concepts

  • Ability to read, write, and speak Spanish fluently

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required

  • Ability to interface with cross functional business teams

  • Ability to Interface with customers

  • Ability to sell new concepts and solutions

  • Develop creative process driven solutions

  • Ability to travel internationally 15% of the time 

  

 
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Compliance Data/Administrative Coordinator

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 Compliance Data/Administrative Coordinator at Wahl Clipper Co., in Sterling, IL.  This role will provide administrative support and maintains a global management information system to ensure regulatory, product, supplier and customer information is organized and available when needed. This position will also perform the various administrative activities related to the Company’s global insurance and claim management program.

  •  Manage all databases for compliance activities and updates customer’s database portals as necessary.

  • Coordinate customer audit requests, keep reports and follow up on correction action plans.

  • Assist with supplier audits by developing and maintaining tracking reports and preparing metric visuals. 

  • Gathers or prepares training materials to train/educate employees on compliance requirements. 

  • Maintain policies and directives and manages compliance information on the company’s webpage. 

  • Retain and have insurance certifications issued; assist with insurance applications and information gathering from subsidiaries; process claims and maintains claim file; handles routine claims with complainant and forward non routine claims to carrier.

  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonable within the scope and duties numerated above.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

Advance education in Business Management and/or Operation Management is desired. The Candidate must have a complete understanding of data management.  They must be proficient in Windows; and Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point computer programs. An understanding of AS400, Bill of Material and Product Data Management Systems is preferred. This position must be detailed oriented with a high degree of accuracy. The position requires organizational /analytical skills and good deductive reasoning.  He/She must be able to travel internationally as requested. This Candidate must be receptive to continuing education. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. 

 

   

 
 
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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 Product Manager in the Professional Animal Division at Wahl Clipper Co., in Sterling, IL.  This role will develop and manage products and marketing programs for the Veterinary, Equine and Large Animal grooming markets. 
 
Job Description:
The Product Manager is responsible for defining, positioning, pricing, and the promotion of grooming products for the Professional Animal Division along with managing the market adoption and product life cycles. The Product Manager is “the voice of the customer” and “owns” the product and is ultimately responsible for its overall success.  This role also includes the indirect management and cooperation of others with within the Professional Animal division and group to ensure the products’ successes.
 
This position requires the ability to meet aggressive deadlines, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, customer and team-oriented work environment.
 
Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Ensure a market driven “whole” product offering

  • Establish competitive and profitable pricing models

  • Ensure the existence and support of product distribution – sales

  • Orchestrate effective marketing promotions to drive revenue

  • Travel requirements: 15 – 20%

Desired Skills and Experience:
  • The idea person for this position has the following:

  • A strong technical background and a proven understanding with the development process of new products.  

  • Minimum 3 years of similar experience within a consumer products company.

  • Minimum 5 years of actual hands-on marketing.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or Business highly preferred.

  • Must be a self-directed leader and a strategic, calculated risk-taker with the ability to influence others.

  • Superior organizational skills are required with an attention to details.

  • Experience with product launches, product/brand research and promotional campaigns while being able to manage timelines.  

  • Determining customer requirements (via research, personal interviews, focus groups, surveys, roundtables, etc.) and translating them, through the development process into all required marketing documents and complete projects.  

Experience in the following areas:
  • Pricing, Promotional and Branding strategies

  • Product life cycle management and segmentation.

  • Highly imaginative and creative; able to conceptualize to see the end result.

  • Sales support

  • An understanding of distribution requirements.

  • Ability to read and understand P & L’s.

  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills required.

  • Required PC proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Power Point and Excel.

  • Must have experience in social media platforms including, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Forums.

  • Must be a team player, work effectively and manage the relationships with Customers, Alliances, Manufacturing, Engineering, Purchasing, Sales, Finance and Management with the ability to drive/direct product and brand development.

  • Must be ethical and honest 

 
About Wahl Clipper Corporation
Wahl Clipper Corporation is an established and rapidly growing international industry leader focused on developing and marketing innovative, patent protected, high- quality grooming products for the professional beauty and barber salon trade, consumer personal care and animal grooming markets.  What started as the first clipper patent in 1919 as a high school project has grown into a solid, continuously growing family owned global leader with over 3,300 employees worldwide.
 
Our benefit package includes health/dental/vision/life insurance, 401(k)/profit sharing, and educational assistance.
 
 
  
 
 
                                                                                                                                         
  
 
 
 
 
 
Wahl Clipper Corporation - Sterling, IL (Rockford, Illinois Area) 
 
Job Description
Wahl Clipper is looking for a Global CFO to plan, direct and control the domestic and international financial activities of the Corporation to ensure optimal utilization of financial resources.  In addition this position directs the Corporation's information services operation. This position reports to the President.  Strategic Planning and effective strategic thought partner to the CEO and all global managers.
  • Lean Manufacturing

  • Cross-functional: must be knowledgeable in accounting and financial controls, credit and collection, cash and investment management, mergers and acquisitions

  • Communications: Outstanding interpersonal skills, both written and oral, up and down the organization, and across organizational lines

  • Leadership: Ability to develop and lead people to affect results

  • Outstanding people skills and communication are required.

  • Work within a Global vertically integrated company with multiple subsidiaries around the world

Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting  or related field

  • MBA preferred

  • 15 years minimum experience in manufacturing operations

  • 5 years minimum experience on an international level

  • Prior Lean Manufacturing experience, proven track record and experience in implementation

  • Able to travel Internationally extensively

  • Able to embrace our Family Values organization 

  • Relocation to our World Headquarters in the Sterling, IL area is required

Company Description
Wahl Clipper Corporation is an innovative global company with headquarters in Sterling, IL. We design and manufacture hair care and grooming products for animals, home consumers and the professional beauty field. Check out our websites to get a better idea of our product lines: www.wahl.com
 
 
  
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                         
  
 
 
  
 

 Electronics Engineer

Location - Sterling, Illinois

Wahl Clipper, the worldwide leading manufacturer of Clipper and Trimmers for global consumer and professional markets, is searching for Electronics Engineers to expand their New Product Development Group in Sterling IL.  

A large percentage of the Electronics Engineer’s time will be spent collaborating with cross functional team members in the development and implementation of electronic features for new products.  The remainder of their time will be spent supporting and improving existing products, assisting the engineering test lab, and solving technical challenges.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the technical design function on product development teams

  • Develop appropriate project costs, requirements, and schedule.  Focus activities to meet these goals

  • Design and direct engineering experiments

Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical or Electronic Engineering 

  • Experience with developing, designing, testing, and debugging electronic circuits

  • Experience with operating electronic test equipment such as digital multi-meters, oscilloscopes, battery analyzers, and data-loggers 

  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal) in a cross-functional team environment

  • Strong sense of urgency and personal commitment

  • Creative problem solving ability

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with PCB design software

  • Proficiency with programming microcontrollers in assembly or C++

  • Experience designing and building graphical user interfaces (GUI) with Labview

  • Knowledge of controlling and communicating electronic test equipment with PC and PLC interfaces such as RS232, GPIB, and USB

Wahl Clipper was founded in 1919 in Sterling IL and has grown into a global corporation with sales in 165 countries and manufacturing in USA, Germany, Hungary, UK and China.  Wahl is still a family owned and operated company and family values are at the heart of our organization.  Our Sterling employees are proud to still be able to manufacture superior products at competitive prices here in the USA. 

 
 
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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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