Are you looking for a high profile career with the advantages of a small town living?

Come work for one of the most recognizable brands in the world; enjoy the benefits of short lines, zero traffic, and incredible local culture. Nestled in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains, Zippo Manufacturing Company is a family owned company with a BIG attitude!

Zippo markets in more than 160 countries and is one of the most recognized brands in the world. Based in Bradford, Pennsylvania, Zippo has produced more than 550 million windproof lighters, each backed by an unparalleled lifetime guarantee.

Zippo’s diverse product line includes lighter accessories; butane candle lighters; fragrance, eyewear, and lifestyle accessories; and a robust line of heat and flame products for outdoor enthusiasts.

Zippo owns Case Knives based in Bradford, PA and Northern Lights Candles in Wellsville, NY.

Zippo celebrated its 85th anniversary in 2017. If you are interested in a career opportunity with this growing global company, contact us at

Career Opportunities

Are you interested in starting an amazing career?

If you are interested in any of the below positions, please submit letter of application, resume, and salary requirements to:

Zippo Manufacturing Co.
Senior Director of Human Resources
33 Barbour Street
Bradford, PA 16701
or email 

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              AREA SALES MANAGERS (ASMs)

              *Candidate is preferably already located in northern Florida.

              Zippo Manufacturing Company is currently seeking driven, creative sales professionals, who know how to engage with customers and build lasting relationships. The Area Sales Manager will help their retail clients maximize consumer sales with the full range of Zippo products.

              Daily Responsibilities Include:

              • Conduct daily sales calls based on assigned objectives.
              • Present all new product launches to existing and prospective customers.
              • Develop and add new customers, calling on both wholesalers and retailers in assigned territory as necessary.
              • Travel and conduct sales meetings with existing customers on assigned frequency, and at least weekly, to review their business performance.
              • Establish, develop, and maintain positive business and customer relationships.
              • Expedite the resolution of customer problems and complaints to maximize satisfaction.
              • Achieve agreed upon sales targets and outcomes within schedule.
              • Achieve agreed upon cost expenditures within schedule.
              • Coordinate sales effort with team members and other departments.
              • Analyze the territory/market’s potential, track sales and status reports.
              • Supply management with reports on customer needs, problems, interests, competitive activities observed during the course of employment with Zippo, and potential for new products and services.
              • Keep abreast of best practices and product trends.
              • Develop promotional activities for key customers to assist with growing sales.
              • Recommend product assortments to customers.
              • Forecast, track profitability, and provide progress reports as needed.
              • Facilitate resolution of operational issues to ensure compliance and minimize chargebacks.
              • Attend sales meetings and trade shows as needed.
              • Work primarily within assigned territory, but travel to other locations for discrete periods on occasion, as required. 

              The Successful Candidate Should Have:

              • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience in sales/retail, or any similar combination of education and experience.
              • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office.
              • Valid Driver’s License, ability to comply with all applicable motor vehicle laws, and evidence of sufficient insurance coverage.
              • Ability to work remotely from a home-based office.
              • Availability to travel (overnight domestic travel up to 50%) and work outside of regularly scheduled work hours, as needed.
              • Ability to balance multiple priorities without losing sight of important details.
              • Organizational, planning, execution, and follow-up skills.
              • Writing, presentation/public speaking, and listening skills.
              • Experience calling on retailers and wholesaler customers, as well as demonstrated skills in achieving sales and profitability goals.
              • Business math ability (understanding margins, mark-up, etc.).
              • Understanding of account buying cycles, margin, and sell-thru expectations.

                        STAFF ACCOUNTANT

                        Zippo Manufacturing Company is currently seeking qualified applicants for a full-time salaried opportunity as a Staff Accountant.

                        This position is responsible for preparing and analyzing business processes and transactions to assure all financial matters: statements, reports, and transactions are properly stated and submitted in a timely manner to business management.

                        Daily Responsibilities Include:

                        • Financial reporting – monthly financial statement creation, independently create consolidated and individual subsidiary financial statements and supporting reports. Share in monthly financial statement review and analysis. Directly responsible for Mfg/SG&A analysis and reporting. Assist with subsidiary financial narratives. Maintain assigned general ledger account reconciliations.
                        • Assist with external Audit coordination – inventory and cost information. Assist with coordinating and maintaining audit schedules.
                        • Activity Based Cost/Management – member of ABC/M team, focusing on SG&A Costs. Responsible for maintaining associated ABC models and ensuring timely completion of related ABC/M profitability reports and analysis.
                        • Capital Asset expenditure ROI analysis, tracking and calculation of depreciation/amortization.
                        • Gainshare monthly and weekly calculations.
                        • Perform any other duties, related in nature, which may be assigned.

                        The Successful Candidate Should Have:

                        • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
                        • MBA or Masters in Accounting preferred
                        • CPA/CMA preferred
                        • Strong math and analytical skills
                        • Strong Financial Accounting skills
                        • Demonstrated Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

                                    ASSOCIATE BRAND MANAGER

                                    Zippo Manufacturing Company is currently seeking qualified applicants for a full-time salaried opportunity as an Associate Brand Manager.

                                    The Associate Brand Manager will be responsible for in-depth business analysis, and assisting in the development and execution of comprehensive marketing plans to develop sales, build brand equity, and increase awareness for Zippo Outdoor and Case Knives.  Reporting to the Sr. Brand Manager of Zippo Outdoor & Case, this position works with Zippo and Case sales, marketing, and innovation staffs, agencies and customers, to address business challenges through above and below the line strategic marketing initiatives.

                                    Primary Duties Include:

                                    • Assist Senior Brand Manager in execution of marketing plans.
                                    • Analysis of product category sales, financials, and marketing expenditures.
                                    • Collaborate with global subsidiaries to address needs and market feedback.
                                    • Prepare marketing reports and tracks product performance.
                                    • Execute new product launches, marketing strategies, and present research findings.
                                    • Assist in developing promotional programs to grow sales and build brand equity.
                                    • Participate in supporting management in efforts to develop, manage, and measure global, consumer-facing communications initiatives that meet established objectives.
                                    • Assist in developing and prioritizing global marketing agency action plans and overseeing the successful implementation of their activities.
                                    • Assist in developing corporate partnerships and sponsorships as well as with the execution of consumer promotions plans.
                                    • Provide analysis in support of strategy development.
                                    • Understand consumer and shopper insights and make conclusions/recommendations to support business initiatives and priorities.
                                    • Some travel, including international, is required (less than 25%).

                                    The Successful Candidate Should Have:

                                    • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing/business or related (or equivalent); MBA preferred
                                    • 3-5 years of marketing experience (1-2 with MBA)
                                    • Similar consumer product marketing experience in trend driven lifestyle or outdoor consumer products company (preferred)
                                    • Strong project management skills
                                    • Results-oriented approach and positive attitude
                                    • Analytical skills
                                    • Ability to handle a high volume of work while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
                                    • Global mindset
                                    • Cross-functional project team experience
                                    • Ability to influence others
                                    • Demonstrated Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

                                              PRODUCT ENGINEER

                                              Zippo Manufacturing Company is currently seeking qualified applicants for a full-time salaried opportunity as a Product Engineer - responsible for designing and improving quality products that are safe, efficient, and marketable.

                                              DAILY RESPONSIBILITIES CAN INCLUDE:

                                              • Initiation and implementation of design changes that improve quality, manufacturability, and reduce costs.
                                              • Coordination of the development of new products.
                                              • Implementation of manufacturing and assembly processes.
                                              • Development of product specifications and testing procedures for new and existing products.
                                              • Preparing and managing project timelines and supplier contracts.
                                              • Working with sales and engineering staff to prepare proposals for new projects.
                                              • Providing engineering support based on knowledge and understanding of product designs.
                                              • Tracking production issues, and conducting fault isolation and failure analysis.
                                              • Making professional recommendations to the Quality department in order to correct potential quality issues.
                                              • Communicating technical product information to management.

                                              THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE SHOULD HAVE:

                                              • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
                                              • 5 years’ experience in a product development, manufacturing, and/or technical environment.
                                              • Advanced understanding of manufacturing processes and common procedures.
                                              • Demonstrated Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
                                              • In depth knowledge of 3D CAD software

                                              PROGRAMMER ANALYST

                                              Zippo Manufacturing Company is currently seeking a qualified Programmer Analyst for a full-time, salaried opportunity in their Information Technology department.

                                              Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:


                                              • Design solutions to meet business requirements using off-the-shelf and custom software.
                                              • Analyze, modify, and document business logic within existing applications.
                                              • Contribute to software releases with high quality code and tests.
                                              • Effectively communicate with management, project stakeholders, and teammates.
                                              • Support critical business functions including shipping and reporting systems.
                                              • Develop and manage relationships with business units and team leads.

                                                REQUIRED SKILLS

                                                • Experience with an OOP language such as C#, Java, or Python.
                                                • Proficient in writing SQL queries utilizing joins in Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, or other RDBMS.
                                                • Ability to work within a structured or formal software development process.
                                                • Solid troubleshooting and debugging skills.

                                                PREFERRED SKILLS

                                                • 5+ years’ experience programming in a manufacturing environment.
                                                • 5+ years’ experience programming in C#.
                                                • 5+ years’ experience programming in X++ within the Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP system.
                                                • Comprehension of software architecture, design patterns, and best practices.
                                                • Proficient in database programming utilizing transactions and stored procedures.
                                                • Proficient in writing performance-optimized SQL queries in Microsoft SQL Server.
                                                • Experience using version control systems in a distributed team environment.
                                                • Experience with help-desk, ticketing, or defect tracking tools.   


                                                • Must be a self-motivated, team-player with professional-level communication skills.
                                                Salary commensurate with experience.

                                                    Our Company

                                                    We are a company with a superior reputation worldwide, unparalleled customer service, deep-rooted loyalty to our employees and consumers, and a profound commitment to renewable resources long before being “green” was in.

                                                    OUR PEOPLE

                                                    We value and appreciate our employees and are committed to treating everyone with fairness and respect. Our goal is to create an environment that draws upon the strengths and differences of each individual to bring fresh and innovative ideas to life. Talented professionals are the key to our success. We need experienced leaders who consistently embrace change while generating enthusiasm and challenging others to high performance. Hard work, knowledge, and commitment are rewarded. Our benefits, compensation, and development programs are designed to attract and retain the most talented workforce in the industry.


                                                    Zippo Manufacturing Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

                                                    TRADITIONAL VALUES

                                                    Zippo is a family-owned company instilled with traditional values. Our mission to “build your product with integrity, stand behind it 100% and success will follow” is as true today as it was more than 80 years ago.


                                                    Zippo offers a competitive salary and a wide range of employee benefits.