Wahl Clipper Corporation
  • 21-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 Supplier Quality Engineer.

The Supplier Quality Engineer will work closely with the Sourcing department and other functional areas in the implementation of the supplier quality program. This role is responsible for the tactical and systematic management of supplier quality assurance and development. Driving improvements in the PPAP process, quality metrics, A3 problem solving and managing material quality at the source. The position reports directly to the Director of NA Sourcing, with important cross functional relationships to operational leaders. This position will also work closely with Category Managers, Buyers, Engineers, and the Quality department.


  • Responsible for the development of processes and procedures that improve supply base performance and raise the level of quality expectations.
  • Lead Non-Conformance Report (NCR) process for purchased items to ensure full disposition is achieved toward closure. This includes physical disposition, receipt of quality CAPA or 8D and financial disposition (debit or charge applied).
  • Work with incoming inspection and quality departments to ensure material rejections are addressed and the proper root cause/corrective actions are put in place and communicated to all stakeholders.
  • Lead and conduct on-site and virtual PPAP's of new purchased parts at new or existing vendors to validate appropriate processes, equipment and quality systems are in place to ensure quality product on time going forward.
  • Monitor and report on supplier performance. Provide the sourcing team with supplier performance data so informed decisions can be made on supplier selection strategy.
  • Work cross functionally to help implement process/other improvements in support of manufacturing through RIE events and other methodologies.
  • Conduct supplier quality audits and report results. Provide subsequent recommendations, action plans and timing to achieve resolutions to existing issues.
  • Participate in developing a new supplier evaluation and material approval process.


  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering, supply chain or related discipline is preferred.
  • Quality certification, Green Belt, or equivalent work experience a plus.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally (25%)
  • Excellent knowledge in the usage of Microsoft Office Software, as well as MSA, APQP, PPAP, root cause analysis and other quality tools.
  • Microsoft D365 Suite is a plus.
  • Must have strong problem solving, decision making, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Must be able to read and interpret Engineering drawings, use all types of inspection equipment and gauges.

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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