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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 W.R. Case and Sons Cutlery Company based in Bradford. Case is an American manufacturer of premium, hand-crafted knives that are passed down for generations.  Zippo celebrated its 85th anniversary in 2017. If you are interested in a career opportunity with this growing global company, contact us at 8788 0180.

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


This position will oversee all aspects of managing our global digital asset management system.  This includes migrating a collection of more than 40,000 assets, consisting of photography and other collateral to an updated system and performing subsequent maintenance on the collection. 

The DAM Librarian will manage the delivery of services related to the DAM system, and support DAM users in uploading assets to the DAM, searching and retrieving existing assets on the DAM, and delivering reports on DAM usage.


  • Manage the life-cycle of all digital assets for the Zippo brands.
  • Develop a unified metadata strategy and architecture, establish best practices for the creation and management of metadata that are rigorous and scalable, allowing users to quickly search and discover marketing assets.
  • Create workflows for ingestion, storage, and delivery of assets to DAM system users, all the while looking for efficiencies in these processes.
  • Responsible for the development, day-to-day operation, and maintenance of the DAM system.
  • Coordinate and oversee the migration of legacy content.
  • Identify assets set to expire and take appropriate action.
  • Manage licensing and copyright requirements.
  • Audit assets for accurate naming and metadata.
  • Act as point of contact with the external vendor to maintain DAMS stability and accomplish necessary systems back-ups, customization, integration, hardware/software upgrades, troubleshooting, as well as long-term planning and program development
  • Manage user groups, assign individuals to groups, and perform user audits.
  • Create written metadata policies and maintain procedures using best practices and industry standards. Provide strong leadership to implement new metadata practices.
  • Create all documentation and training materials
  • Provide onboarding training and support key personnel in search and retrieval processes of the DAM system for their respective brands and/or accounts.
  • Act as the point of contact for all users for troubleshooting, digital asset management best-practices, and system improvements and support.
  • Acquire and maintain up-to-date knowledge on digital asset archiving in order to assist in researching and implementing new processes and systems.
  • Perform related duties or special assignments as directed.


  • Must be proficient with databases, especially a DAM system.
  • Experience with building taxonomies, metadata and cataloging.
  • Rights management experience, including understanding model usage restrictions, timing, and distribution.
  • Teamwork Skills—coordination, communication and customer service skills.
  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills—the individual exhibits care and concern for consumer issues, maintains confidentiality, exhibits tact and diplomacy, understands and practices ethical behavior, remains open to others’ ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things.
  • Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans their work activities and uses time efficiently.
  • Ability to assess, prioritize and troubleshoot problems.
  • Oral communication—the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
  • Written Communication—the individual edits his or her work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively and is able to read and interpret written information.
  • Experience collaborating and communicating with diverse stakeholders (Creative, Product Management, Marketing, Legal, PR, and Sales).
  • Quality control—the individual demonstrates accuracy, thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Adaptability—the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Dependability—the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.
  • Accuracy—the individual must possess attention to detail and excellence in grammar and spelling.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work proficiently in a high-volume production environment.
  • Understand and promote best practices, department processes, and adhere to procedures.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science or equivalent experience
  • 2-3 years of cataloging or metadata creation experience and experience using a digital asset management system
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Working knowledge of PC and Mac operating systems


Zippo Manufacturing Company is currently seeking qualified applicants for a full time salaried opportunity as a Social Media Manager-responsible for overseeing the promotion of the Zippo brand via building its reputation through authenticity and transparency, and creating global social connections.  The Social Media Manager is responsible for managing the day to day interactions on various platforms, and will ensure global, social marketing activities are aligned with corporate goals and identity.


  • Defines, proposes and leads strategies for primary social media channels including, usage guidelines, message mix, scheduling/volume, and the role of each channel in overall marketing strategies.
  • Responsible for overseeing content creation or curation including photography, video, editing, copy writing, and other forms of current and emerging multimedia technology.
  • Leads integration of social channels with Zippo websites and other Zippo marketing channels.
  • Collaborates with Sales, Marketing , Licensing, Legal, and Consumer Relations stakeholders on strategy development and program implementation, ensuring alignment with and support of overall Marketing efforts.
  • Works with internal and outside counsel to ensure all social efforts both domestic and global are aligned with corporate policies as well as international and local laws.
  • Oversees strategy for social properties to drive increased fan engagement: proposes themes and promotions, develops and sources content, coordinates scheduling across groups.
  • Manages development, maintenance and promotion of social property features and functionality; supervises vendors and outside agencies as needed.
  • Monitors ongoing evolution of all social media sites and proposes strategies and features as appropriate.
  • Oversees brand presence development, communication/posting strategies and day-to-day maintenance of Zippo activity on secondary social channels including but not limited to Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Instagram, Google +, Weibo, and Pinterest.
  • Monitors Zippo-related posts and commentary across all key social channels (Facebook, Twitter, and major blogs) on a daily/weekly basis; produces and distributes meaningful, actionable analysis on key conversation topics, volume and sentiment for management review.
  • Conducts ad hoc analysis of social channels in response to perceived product problems and safety concerns, crisis situations, intellectual property issues, and other trends impacting brand image and consumer opinions. Provides insight and recommendations on overall communications strategies to management.
  • Reviews, analyzes and provides actionable reporting on key engagement and fan base metrics for all existing social media channels.
  • Develops materials and training of international distributors and subsidiaries on engagement, promotion, and conversation strategy.
  • Manages all aspects of advertising for domestic, global, and geo-targeted campaigns.
  • Ensures all content released upholds the spirit and guidelines developed for social media conduct.
  • Monitors best practices for measuring the impact of Social Media campaigns. Analyzes, reviews, and reports on effectiveness of campaigns in an effort to maximize results.
  • Evaluates publishing tools, emerging technology, and trends relevant to social media.
  • Monitors cultural, local and world events to ensure planned content is appropriate.


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Web and Social Media, Communications, Marketing, or Business Management
  • 3+ years’ experience managing social platforms for consumer product brands
  • 3+ years’ experience managing employees
  • Any similar combination of education and experience
  • Basic knowledge of HTML , CSS, and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Basic knowledge of third party analytical programs such as Facebook Insights, Google Analytics, etc.
  • Strong functional knowledge of, current social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Instagram, Google +, Weibo, Pinterest, and other emerging social media platforms
  • Willingness and ability to work during non-standard business hours including weekends and holidays
  • Demonstrated Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite


Zippo Manufacturing Company is currently seeking qualified applicants for a full time salaried opportunity as an Associate Brand Manager-responsible for in-depth business analysis relating to market place and target consumer groups, and assisting in the development and execution of comprehensive marketing plans to develop sales, build brand equity, and increase awareness of Zippo’s growing product line world-wide.  This position works with Zippo sales, marketing, and innovation staff, agencies and customers, to address business challenges through above and below the line strategic marketing initiatives.


  • Works in coordination with the Senior Brand Manager to manage assigned category of business.
  • Assist Senior Brand Manager in execution of marketing plans.
  • Analysis of product category sales and financials.
  • Track spending of marketing budget.
  • 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.
  • Coordinate the implementation of processes to strengthen communication, improve efficiencies, and increase morale between Marketing and other departments.
  • Provide analysis in support of strategy development.  Execute day-to-day responsibilities against business priorities that best align with the strategy.
  • Understand consumer and shopper insights that drive segment priorities.  Conduct analysis and make conclusions/recommendations to support business initiatives and priorities.
  • Provide analytical support.
  • Some travel, including international, is required (less than 10%).


  • 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
  • Strong project management skills
  • Results-oriented attitude
  • Analytical ability
  • 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 an hourly full-time opportunity as a Graphic Designer, responsible for using the computer and/or hand drawn elements to creatively solve complex graphic design problems to be placed onto Zippo products or create materials to promote the Zippo Brand and its subsidiaries in the global marketplace.


  • Creating artwork to be placed onto products and/or creating creative design solutions for various forms of collateral including catalogs, ads, packaging, signage, digital, and more.
  • Capability of producing artwork by either adapting customer supplied artwork or creating original designs, by hand drawing or computer rendering, to be placed on a variety of products based on established specifications.
  • Work with internal departments to create a variety of artwork that graphically fulfills requests by applying brand style guidelines, typography, composition, and layout elements to multiple collateral types.
  • Advanced image manipulation.
  • Assuring deadlines and schedules are met.
  • Reviewing and editing proofs/analyzing own finished artwork for accuracy.
  • Perform related additional duties or special assignments as directed.


  • Associate’s degree in Graphic Design AND 3 or more years of experience OR a similar combination of education and experience.
  • Skillful use of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Photoshop.
  • Experience with Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Familiarity with digital asset and project management systems are a plus.
  • Strong design and artistic skills, preferably with digital illustration.
  • Creative problem solving skills and adaptability.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a high-volume production environment.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Thorough knowledge of the four-color printing process, including file preflight.
  • Familiarity with Zippo Brand and subsidiaries.
  • General knowledge of corporate branding guideline adherence.

*To be considered for this position, please submit link to online portfolio or PDF of portfolio samples along with resume.


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.


  • 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.


  • 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


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

This position is responsible for designing and improving quality packaging systems that are safe, efficient, and marketable.


  • Initiate and implement packaging design changes that improve quality, manufacturability, and reduce costs.
  • Coordinate the development of new packaging systems and the implementation of manufacturing and assembly processes.
  • Develop packaging specifications and test procedures for new and existing products.
  • Prepare and manage project timelines.
  • Work with sales and engineering staff to prepare proposals for new projects.
  • Provide engineering support based on knowledge and understanding of product, packaging system, logistics, and customer requirements.
  • Track production problems, conduct fault isolation and failure analysis.
  • Design, create, and modify drawings as needed.
  • Support marketing concepts through the entire development process.
  • Communicate technical packaging system information to management.
  • Ensure all designs meet all required testing standards.
  • Follow direction of the management team to ensure proper design protocols and procedures are followed.
  • Remain up to date on new packaging trends, materials, and technology.
  • Pro-actively participate in discussing design projects with sales, customers, outside vendors, and other departments.
  • Ability to interpret direction from customers, sales, and management, to develop a solution that exceeds customer expectation.
  • Work collaboratively with team members to identify and develop the best possible packaging solution.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Packaging Science, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent field AND;
  • Minimum of 2-5 years’ experience in Packaging Development, Packaging Design Center, commercialization, or similar functions OR;
  • Any similar combination of education and experience.
  • Understanding of Manufacturing and Supply Chain functions.
  • Proven record of assisting in the development and successful launch of new and existing products.
  • Project management skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of packaging design software, such as Esko ArtiosCAD and CAPE.
  • Experience within the consumer packaged goods industry working with corrugated, paperboard, rigid plastics, and flexible barrier materials preferred.
  • Ability to analyze statistics and other data and to interpret and evaluate results, and create reports and/or presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability handling multiple tasks and technically challenging assignments simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • Knowledge of AX operating system a plus.


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.


  • Corporate Consolidations – load and tie-out monthly subsidiary consolidation models including intercompany eliminations and multiple currency translations.
  • 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 – maintain cash receipt/disbursement and inventory. 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.
  • Assist in performing daily banking activities.
  • 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • MBA or Masters in Accounting preferred
  • CPA/CMA not required, but preferred
  • Strong Financial Accounting rule skills
  • Demonstrated Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite



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


The Programmer Analyst will provide 2nd tier support of software systems, analyze business requirements, and provide new solutions or enhancements to existing applications.  The candidate will be a member of the Applications Group providing project and end-user support.  The Programmer Analyst will report to the Information Systems Manager and will be responsible for the following:

  • Participating as an active team member in all assigned projects and support tickets.
  • Consulting with project managers, stakeholders, and vendors to define program intent, identify problems, and implement change requests.
  • Troubleshooting and resolving application issues in a timely manner.
  • Providing analysis and enhancements to existing applications.
  • Independently design program specifications, write code, and test software.
  • Implement and maintain complex queries, stored procedures, and databases.
  • All other assigned duties.


  • Necessary
    • Programming:
      • 7-10 years in the manufacturing sector.
      • 7-10 years with the Microsoft .NET Framework.
      • 7-10 years writing performant queries in Microsoft SQL Server.
      • Experience in all phases of the SDLC.
      • Experience using VCS in a distributed environment.
    • Business analysis:
      • Must be able to conduct requirements gathering and perform functional analysis.
    • Project Management:
      • Must be able to create project estimates and prioritize tasks.
      • Must be able to take a lead programming role.
    • Self-starter.
      • Must be able to work independently, anticipate learning needs, and react accordingly.


    • Programming:
      • 5-10 years with Microsoft Dynamics AX.
      • Experience implementing design and architecture patterns.
      • Experience using SCM tools and techniques.
      • Experience using TFS in a distributed environment.


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.


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.


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.