Wahl Clipper Corporation
  • 04-Apr-2022 to Until Filled (CST)
  • NA Sourcing
  • Sterling, IL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Wahl Clipper Corporation, a global manufacturer of branded Consumer and Professional products, has an exciting opportunity for a team-oriented individual to fill the role of Commodity Manager at our headquarters in Sterling, Illinois.

The Commodity 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. This position reports to the Director of NA Sourcing.


  • Develop and implement effective sourcing strategies of assigned categories through analysis
  • 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.
  • 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 global sourcing projects including new supplier development, new material trials and other related to assigned categories.
  • 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).
  • Effectively manage supplier selection process to meet category strategy, quality, service, cost, risk mitigation and supplier performance goals.
  • 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 product launch.


  • Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain operations, finance or other related to business requirements
  • Minimum 3-5 years strategic category management/purchasing experience
  • Minimum 3-5 years of supplier management experience
  • 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
  • Knowledge of inventory planning techniques
  • Proven project management and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail skills
  • 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.
  • Strong "follow up" mind set and attention to detail.

Why Wahl?

We are proud to celebrate over 100 years as the standard for grooming products used by barbers and hairdressers all over the world. Professionals and home users have relied on our innovative clippers, trimmers and personal care products for an entire century.

Today, the fourth generation of the Wahl Family remains deeply rooted in the daily operations and management of the organization. Living beyond the footsteps of their great-grandfather, the family continues to ensure that everything that Wahl produces aligns with the same core family values.

When you work at Wahl, you join a community that is proud of its heritage of excellence and ground-breaking innovations and a company that focuses on creating value for the customer and long-term growth.

Perks & Benefits:

  • BCBSIL Medical coverage offered as low as $10 per week, INCLUDING pharmacy
  • In & Out-of-network BCBSIL Dental coverage, with orthodontics for as low as $3 per week
  • In & Out-of-network BCBSIL by EyeMed, Vision coverage, $3 per week for family coverage
  • Employer funded health savings account -up to $2000!
  • Biometric testing with wellness credits
  • 401(k) and Roth 401(k) with generous company match
  • Profit Sharing
  • Tuition Reimbursement program - up to $10,000 per calendar year
  • Scholarship Program
  • Daycare discounts
  • Free Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with legal consultative services and discounts
  • Company paid Life Insurance
  • Company paid Short-Term Disability/Long Term Disability
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Casual work environment

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