Wahl Clipper Corporation
  • 02-May-2022 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Materials
  • 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 Material Buyer I.

This position is responsible for developing and coordinating procurement strategies to achieve material flow that supports customer satisfaction and financial objectives. The Material Buyer must comprehend the requirements of the production plan to bring strategic value to their assigned materials. The Material Buyer work relies on unifying cross functional partners such as suppliers, master scheduling and production control to enhance processes that achieve both material availability and inventory health. The Material Buyer I reports directly to the Lead Material Planner.


  • Develop knowledge of Master Planning in D365 to understand critical input and management needed to achieve quality material planning signals
  • Manages material availability by monitoring D365 exception messages and following up with necessary partners to secure material needs to support the production plan
  • Reviews daily planned order recommendations to develop a material plan to achieve customer fill rate and inventory turn objectives
  • Responsible for inventory levels related to assigned material/commodities and working with Production Control and Master Scheduler in problem solving and execution of countermeasures for deviations to planned inventory levels
  • Reviews inventory parameters to establish and maintain appropriate customer service driven safety stock levels while being compliant with company inventory objectives
  • Create, modify and maintain realistic material strategies that support product introductions and phase outs
  • Assists in resolving circumstances causing missed customer delivery dates or slow moving inventory by identifying causes and developing solutions to improve current and future state
  • Manage and update key inventory parameters in MRP including but not limited to vendor lead time, transit time, lot sizes, inventory coverage groups
  • Participates in the daily huddle with Master Scheduling and Production Control to review performance to plan, identify actions needed to close gaps to support customer OTIF and capacity utilization objectives
  • Interfaces with Material Warehouse leadership to understand material flow concerns regarding space and inventory accuracies


  • Excellent organizational, analytical, decision-making and communication skills
  • Proficient PC user- Must be able to use software packages including: Microsoft Work, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong foundation in customer fulfillment and inventory management concepts
  • Understanding of manufacturing end to end processes
  • Must understand and embrace the Wahl values and culture
  • BS in Business, Operations Management, Supply Chain or related field of study required or comparable experience in an operations environment
  • 1-3 years of experience in manufacturing scheduling, production control

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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