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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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Zippo Manufacturing Company is currently seeking qualified applicants for a full-time hourly opportunity as a Sales Associate.

The Sales Associate will assist Sales Managers with handling sales functions within their pre-assigned territories, along with maintaining back-up duties outside assigned territories for cross functionality.  Additionally, the Sales Associate acts as liaison between Sales Managers, Area Sales Managers, and all customers for domestic, international, and national accounts.  Moreover, the Sales Associate works with various departments on projects for new custom lighters, customer projects, and customer specific items for orders.

Primary Duties Include:

  • Receives incoming phone calls, mail, e-mail and faxes for customers placing orders. Provides a variety of inquiry functions and handles complaints and questions from district sales representatives, sales managers, and customers. Provides back up to other sales associates.
  • Sets-up and maintains new and old customer account files and records. Enters orders and change orders as necessary in computer system. Enters computer graphic requests, project requests, and processes Design Center Visit information as necessary. Works with customers that come in for Design Center visits.
  • Writes debits, credits, tracers, return material authorizations and instructs receiving department on the disposition of returns. Processes and distributes catalog, pop and display orders and sales promotion material requests as directed.
  • Works closely with the Creative Services Department to ensure artwork is in on time and scheduled. Provides instructions for processing the artwork. Upon receipt of virtual and hard samples, forwards them to proper manager and or customer. Upon receipt of approval of all samples, enters sales orders as necessary to prompt work orders for production.
  • Assists all sales managers in conveying information to the field. Trains new sales associates and incumbents as required. Contacts customers upon sales managers request to update address information and notification of sales promotions.
  • Develops and maintains numerous spreadsheets for projects and reporting.
  • Develops and maintains reports for Sales Managers, ASM’s, and Customers.
  • Perform related duties or special assignments as directed.

The Successful Candidate Should Have:

  • Associate degree preferred or equivalent business-related experience in relevant field
  • Demonstrated Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of AX operating system a plus


        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


              Zippo Manufacturing Company is currently seeking qualified applicants for a full-time office hourly opportunity as a Retail Sales Analyst.

              The Retail Sales Analyst will be responsible for collecting complex sales data and gathering detailed reports for major National Account chains (Walmart, Amazon, Walgreens), and will also be accountable for setting up new items through World1Sync for all Zippo and Ronson customers.

              Primary Duties Include:

              • Daily and weekly updates on all reporting aspects for National Accounts such as, Walmart stores using Retail Link, using Vendor Central, and other National Accounts platforms.
              • Maintenance of Global data information through GS1 standards.
              • Creation of GTINs as requested, and maintenance of the used GTINs so they are not duplicated by GS1 standards.
              • Submission of all new item set-ups through mandated data sync services, including IBM, 1 World Sync, ECC Net Pro Sync (Canadian retailers), SV Harbor and other retailer portals.
              • Completion of item set-up sheets for National accounts managers as needed.
              • Processing of SDS requests and maintenance of information through on-line site, WERCS.
              • Development and maintenance of Sales Spec. Sheets for new products which include weights, dimensions, UPC codes, product numbers, etc. for Zippo and Ronson products, as well as customer set-up and spec sheets.
              • Work with buyers and replenishment managers to assure we are meeting/exceeding standards in inventory control, on-time shipments, and line management.
              • EDI order processing and new item set-up for cross reference so that they are not duplicated.
              • Order entry for Walmart, McLane, and Walgreen accounts.
              • Manual entry of faxed orders for Walmart-processed by the end of the day.
              • Miscellaneous new product entry requests.
              • Weekly report for fulfillment to help keep stock in inventory for National Accounts.
              • Ordering and Maintaining sample inventories for both Zippo and Ronson items.
              • Collecting, analyzing, evaluating, and reporting data, to increase general sales productivity.
              • Assisting National Accounts Manager with meeting preparation by running sales reports: market basket analysis, Deck preparation, Retail Link Reports, AX, etc.
              • Analyzing sales as well as performance records to assist with Sales forecasting.
              • Creation of reports, charts, graphs and other materials to help in analysis of our business on a chain-by-chain basis.
              • Completion of online paperwork for CTL testing and shipping out new product to be tested.
              • Collection of daily Walmart checks to compare allowance deductions with the credit dept.
              • Collection of all necessary paperwork for disputing any inaccurate claims and keeping track of paid/unpaid disputes.
              • Performing related duties or special assignments as directed.

              The Successful Candidate Should Have:

              • Associate degree in relevant field or equivalent business-related experience
              • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (*Microsoft Excel)
              • Propensity for travel-2-3 times annually for meetings and/or trainings
              • Experience with Retail Link (Wal-Mart), GDS1, 1WorldSync, and other data sync supported services
              • Ability to navigate customer websites
              • Penchant for Analytical thinking and detail-oriented work


                    Zippo Manufacturing Company is currently seeking qualified applicants for a full-time office hourly opportunity as a Digital Product Content Coordinator.

                    The Digital Product Content Coordinator will be responsible for deploying product content and new product launches across all e-commerce accounts for Zippo and W.R. Case including new product uploads, ensuring content on corporate websites and key accounts stays current and relevant, creation of additional product content pages (A+ pages), and assisting with website optimization improvements.

                    Primary Duties Include:

                    • Setting up new item data loads for launch on all e-commerce websites for Zippo and W.R. Case (Amazon,,, Wayfair, Optics Planet, GovX, eBay, etc.).
                    • Coordinating all online product launches.
                    • Producing SEO-rich product copy for digital channels that is attractive and engaging to target customers.
                    • Compiling and maintaining all aspects of product merchandising including titles, descriptions, attributes, digital assets, and search terms.
                    • Ensuring proper images and text are used and products are categorized in a way to maximize sales and searchability.
                    • Maintaining master files of all account information and ensuring information is regularly updated.
                    • Coordinating the development and proper licensing approvals of new product launches.
                    • Assisting with identifying applications and tools to improve site performance.
                    • Cleaning vendor catalog in Amazon to ensure correct product information and codes are being displayed.
                    • Monitoring Google Analytics site performance for corporate websites and identifying consumer behavior trends and opportunities for site improvements.
                    • Assisting with the maintenance of corporate websites.
                    • Updating all inventory loads for key accounts and monitoring product availability.
                    • Assisting with creating web exclusive products to be sold on and/or other accounts.
                    • Providing out of stock reports to customers if needed.
                    • Providing back-up assistance on order entry and purchase order confirmations.
                    • Working closely with sales, marketing, creative, new product development, fulfillment, and other departments as required by specific projects.
                    • Coordination and scheduling of meetings as needed.
                    • Assisting with other duties as assigned.

                    The Successful Candidate Should Have:

                    • Associate degree or equivalent business-related experience in Communications, Marketing, Business, or IT
                    • e-commerce experience
                    • Knowledge and experience with HTML/XHTML/CSS
                    • Knowledge and experience with Photoshop, Google Analytics, and SEO Copywriting
                    • Business Math ability (understanding margins, mark-up, etc.)
                    • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

                          AP/AR ASSOCIATE

                          Zippo Manufacturing Company is currently seeking qualified applicants for a full-time office hourly opportunity as an AP/AR Associate.

                          The AP/AR Associate will be responsible for performing all accounts payable/receivable tasks as assigned in accordance with prescribed procedures and practices.

                          Primary Responsibilities Include:

                          • Ensuring timely and accurate processing of monthly general ledger closing assignments.
                          • Reviewing and verifying invoices and check/wire requests.
                          • Processing all invoices and check/wire requests received for payment.
                          • Making payments to vendors weekly in an efficient and timely manner.
                          • Resolving invoices and payment discrepancies.
                          • Recording credit card bills.
                          • Ensuring required vendor information is current and accurate.
                          • Maintaining vendor files.
                          • Corresponding with vendors and responding to inquiries.
                          • Daily processing of payments as received from the lockbox.
                          • Daily processing of payments that come through as wires, ACH’s, and credit cards (World Pay).
                          • Maintenance of cash reports.
                          • Daily invoicing print job.
                          • Sorting and mailing of daily invoices.
                          • Handling electronic deposits to local bank(s) and processing payments.
                          • Taking deposits to local bank(s) and processing payments.
                          • Handling account inquiries from Credit and other sources.
                          • Keeping control sheets and balancing them to the general ledger.
                          • Various reconciliations and related journal entries.
                          • Working with the Case Collector Club to maintain Case Collector Club accounts per promotions.
                          • Providing supporting documentation for audits.
                          • Performing related duties or special assignments as directed.

                          The Successful Candidate Should Have:

                          • Associate degree or equivalent business-related experience
                          • One- or two-years’ experience in relevant field
                          • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

                                PAYROLL ASSOCIATE

                                Zippo Manufacturing Company is currently seeking qualified applicants for a full-time office hourly opportunity as a Payroll Associate.

                                The Payroll Associate will be responsible for performing all statistical and clerical tasks involved in preparing and processing hourly and salaried payroll together with required reports.

                                Primary Responsibilities Include:

                                • Receiving time clock information and exception reports daily and reviewing each for accuracy and legibility; preparing input for Data transfers and comparing input to output.
                                • Processing reductions from gross pay by all authorized and required deductions; receiving and distributing checks.
                                • Answering and/or correcting paycheck inquiries.
                                • Preparing checks for special payments, as directed.
                                • Preparing pay data for release when approved.
                                • Maintaining and updating employee information records and files, as required.
                                • Preparing various cost P&L reports as required.
                                • Using a variety of equipment incidental to proper and accurate procedure application.
                                • Maintaining all necessary payroll controls in order to keep payroll in balance (monthly, quarterly, and annually).
                                • Preparing vouchers for payroll distribution, i.e., general ledger, taxes, payroll deductions.
                                • Preparing required payroll reports.
                                • Preparing bank statement reconciliations with company records.
                                • Performing other related duties as assigned.

                                The Successful Candidate Should Have:

                                • Associate degree in Accounting or related field
                                • Two or more years’ experience in Accounting
                                • Any similar combination of experience or education
                                • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

                                      AREA SALES MANAGERS (ASMs)

                                      Zippo is currently seeking Area Sales Managers (ASMs)

                                      *Candidate is preferably already located in Eastern Pennsylvania or New Jersey

                                      We are 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.

                                            ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

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

                                            The Electrical Engineer will be responsible for developing and improving processes and products, as well as designing, developing, and maintaining electrical and control systems and/or components to required specifications, focusing on cost, safety, reliability, quality, and sustainability.

                                            PRIMARY DUTIES INCLUDE:

                                            • Developing and managing small to medium size projects from concept to completion and maintaining control of project expenditures to avoid cost and schedule overruns at the direction of the department supervisor, as well as preparing budgets and timelines and assembling meetings on assigned projects.
                                            • Making recommendations on capital budget projects and research projects.
                                            • Formulating corrective action reports based on testing and research projects.
                                            • Formulating corrective action reports based on testing and research, recommending design and / or process changes and implementing design or process changes as approved.
                                            • Designing, implementing, maintaining, and improving electrical instruments, equipment, facilities, and systems.
                                            • Operating computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks. Developing spreadsheets, chart tables, and graphs to support reports written.
                                            • Directing and coordinating manufacturing, construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation, and testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes and Zippo requirements.
                                            • Performing detailed calculations to compute and establish manufacturing, construction, instillation standards and specifications.
                                            • Inspecting completed installations and observing operations to ensure conformance to design and equipment specifications and compliance with operational and safety standards.
                                            • Maintaining contact and working relations with outside suppliers on projects as assigned.
                                            • Assisting with training and instructing Associate Engineers and Technicians as directed by the Department Supervisor.
                                            • Performing other related duties as assigned.

                                            THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE SHOULD HAVE:

                                            • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent business related experience
                                            • 5 years’ experience with electrical control and power systems including:
                                              • Electrical troubleshooting (< 600 volts)
                                              • Rockwell PLC’s, HMIs, and Drives
                                              • Instrumentation, Electronics, and Sensors
                                              • Vision Systems
                                              • Robotics/Material Handling Systems
                                            • Any similar combination of education and experience
                                            • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
                                            • Knowledge of AX Operating system and AutoCad Electrical a plus

                                                              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.