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Our Values Statement

Kele, Inc. is a customer focused, results driven, continuously improving organization that bases all that it does on building trusting relationships both internally and externally.

At Kele, there is nothing wrong with being obsessed. . . so long as it’s with our values! Everything we do must focus on providing outstanding customer service to all of those we serve, both internally and externally. No matter what an associate’s role is here at Kele, each associate’s job impacts our customers. To this end we consider our associates to be our most valuable resource. We want our associates to think of our company as a dynamic and rewarding place in which to work!

Every member of the Kele team plays a key role in our mantra of: “We Make It Easy.”

Our associates must be committed to the following:
  • Acting in a professional and courteous manner toward our customers, our vendors, fellow associates, and our communities. (Being Customer Focused) 
  • Performing our duties and responsibilities in a competent, prompt, and professional manner. (Building Trusting Relationships) 
  • Doing the very best we can in all that we do. (Being Results Driven) 
  • Striving to get better at whatever we are doing. (Seeking Continuous Improvement) 

A Great Place to Work

In addition to offering competitive salaries, tuition reimbursement, and opportunities for career progression, we offer a large selection of benefits to help promote our associates’ health and well being, including:
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance 
  • 401(k) with company match 
  • Short and long term disability insurance 
  • Basic life and AD&D 
  • Supplemental life insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 
  • Paid time off 
  • Company paid holidays 

A Great Place to Play

At Kele, we believe in working hard, but we also value a work/life balance. Not only do our associates receive paid time off and company paid holidays, we also regularly provide opportunities for our associates to attend local events, such as concerts and professional sporting events, all at premier venues such as FedEx Forum, the Orpheum Theatre, and AutoZone Park!

A Great Place to Serve

Kele believes in serving the community. We partner with local nonprofit organizations such as Youth Villages, Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA), and the Ronald McDonald House, to provide our associates with the opportunity to volunteer and give back to the communities in which we live and work.

If you want to be part of an organization that provides a great place to work, play, and so much more, then Kele may be the place for you!
   
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Experienced B2B Account Executive  

 
 

Are you a professional sales person with a technical or mechanical aptitude looking for a place you can find a home and grow an account set?

Kele is currently looking for sales professionals to join our growing team. In this role you will be responsible for growing an account set by proactively calling contacts and seeking out B2B opportunities. We are a local company with a 30 year history looking to continue our drive in the Building Automation Industry.  

This is an inside sales role so NO TRAVEL will be required. Our salespeople beat plan by consistently probing accounts and opportunities to find and win the trust of our customers over the long haul.   
    


To be considered, you must have:
  • Minimum of 3 years B2B sales experience (a technical/mechanical background is highly desired)
  • Proven ability to make a large amount of contacts via phone, utilizing both warm and cold leads, providing information from customers to aid in product research and development, national account activities, OEM development and regional business development efforts
  • Strong relationship-building and communication skills
  • Strong experience with utilizing email and a CRM system for sales and marketing including customer follow-up and communication
  • The proven ability to make a large amount of contact via phone and email, utilizing warm leads to grow existing business, as well as generate new business.
  • Experience analyzing sales statistics and call data to determine the total opportunity in each account and demonstrated ability to formulate a strategy to achieve that and all goals associated with assigned accounts
  • Experience with utilizing email and a CRM system for sales and marketing, including customer follow-up and communication, is a plus
  • Proven background in utilizing phone and email to generate new business along with growing existing business
  • Proficiency and ability to effectively utilize Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • References that speak to your strong relationship building skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Ability to work independently to drive results
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
To apply for the role of B2B Account Executive, please send your resume to hr@kele.com.   
 

Product Manager, Lighting and Peripherals

 
The Product Manager, Lighting and Peripherals is responsible for expansion of Kele’s commercial lighting product portfolio and support of product life cycle management, product development, product maintenance and marketing, vendor management, continuous process improvement, and policies and contracts management. 

 
The Product Manager, Lighting and Peripherals, will be responsible for support of product portfolio maintenance, product training, sales tools, vendor relationship management, and up to date monitoring of assigned products and catalog sections for relevance and growth within our market and industry as required by the product management team.  

 
Key Responsibilities
  • Manage product life cycle to include adding and performing competitive analysis on new products, and obsolete old products in the Kele product portfolio
  • Formulate product and marketing strategies
  • Assessing industry and competition
  • Market segmentation and targeting
  • Financial planning and analysis
  • Forecasting volumes, estimated market share, and revenue
  • Create and maintain product literature
  • Serve as training and technical resource

Required Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Technology; and
  • Five to six years of experience in a product management role in the commercial lighting market; or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office to include Access, Excel, Word and PowerPoint software
  • Experience using Great Plains and Agility inventory software preferred
  • Ability to build and manage relationships with internal and external partners
  • Advanced technical expertise; experience in HVAC and/or building automation systems and related products preferred
  • Advanced financial acumen
To apply for the role of Product Manager, Lighting and Peripherals, please send your resume to hr@kele.com.    

Distribution Clerk I  

The Distribution Clerk I is expected to demonstrate the ability to work in a safe manner, ensure accuracy in all transactions, and meet or maintain the position’s production requirements in thirty days or less. 
 
Key Responsibilities 
 
Distribution Clerk I receives, stores, and issues equipment, material, supplies, merchandise, or parts and compiles stock records in warehouse by performing the following duties: 
  • Counts, sorts, or weighs incoming articles to verify receipt of items on requisition or packing list and examines stock to verify conformance to specifications
  • Communicates inaccuracies on inbound SKUs to Receiving Supervisor and stages freight in question as directed (OSD storage), marking paperwork as needed
  • Stores articles in bins, on floor, or on shelves, according to identifying information such as part number, size, system directions or type of material
  • Transfers receipts to stocking zone, storing in overstock if needed; completes put away of non-conveyable receipts
  • Verifies inbound items are shelf/sale ready; labels/re-packs as needed
  • Opens, logs, and transfers returned goods to the Returns department and helps re-box and stock large returned goods
  • Moves or transports material or supplies to other departments
  • Helps Zone Pickers with large items requiring the use of powered lifts
  • Backup domestic shipping as needed

Required Basic Qualifications
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • One year or less of related work experience
  • Ability to frequently lift/move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift/move up to 70 pounds
  • Experience operating powered industrial equipment, such as forklifts is preferred but not required
To apply for the role of Distribution Clerk I, please send your resume to hr@kele.com.