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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. 

A Great Place to Serve

Kele believes in serving the community. We partner with local nonprofit organizations such as Youth Villages, American Cancer Society, 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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Controller - Memphis, TN 
 
The Corporate Controller oversees and manages the fiscal functions of the organization in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) while providing financial information about company activities that will assist management and its shareholders in making economic decisions about the company’s future.
 
Key Responsibilities: 
  • Plans, develops, organizes, implements, directs, and evaluates the organization’s fiscal function;
  • Provides accurate and timely dissemination of financial management reports including, but not limited to, internal and external monthly financial statements, annual audits, and annual budgets;
  • Serves on executive committee, collaborates in strategic planning efforts and provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range plans;
  • Gathers, interprets, and prepares data, and provides recommendations and reports for executive committee review;
  • Maintains corporate income tax compliance by providing accurate and timely completion of all corporate income tax returns and taking full advantage of all favorable tax codes;
  • Oversees the activities of the Accounting Department to ensure the accurate and timely management of all accounts receivable and accounts payable including billings, cash control, employee expense reports, and customer relationship management;
  • Leads the budget planning process, and provides timely and accurate analysis of budgets and financial reports that will assist the President, Board, and senior management in managing their responsibilities;
  • Provides continual improvement of the budgeting process through education of department managers on financial issues impacting their budgets;
  • Provides strategic financial input and leadership on decision-making issues affecting the organization; i.e. evaluation of potential alliances, acquisitions, and/or mergers and pension funds and investments;
  • Effectively performance manages direct reports through consistent evaluation and feedback, while ensuring that individual performance objectives are managed and measured to encourage professional growth;
  • Works to optimize the handling of bank and deposit relationships and initiates needed strategies for improvement; and
  • Develops financial reporting systems and controls to ensure compliance with company expenditure requirements and meet customer needs.
Required Basic Qualifications:   
  • Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in accounting/business administration with an emphasis in accounting from an accredited university;
  • CPA is highly preferred;
  • 7 or more years of experience in the accounting and finance sector;
  • 4 or more years of experience managing accountants and the accounting and finance process;
  • 2 or more years in a position equivalent to a controller or higher responsibilities;
  • “Big Four” or national accounting firm audit experience is preferred;
  • Strong GAAP and financial reporting technical skills as well as strong analytical and organizational skills;
  • Exceptional computer skills in the operation and functioning of all programs used by the organization, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Great Plains software;
  • Ability to communicate financial implications of business decisions to managers outside of the accounting function;
  • Ability to work independently, prioritizing and meeting multiple deadlines; and
  • Ability to analyze, organize, summarize and articulate complex legal and financial information.
 
To apply for the role of Controller, please send your resume to hr@kele.com.   
Chief Product Officer - Memphis, TN  
 
The Chief Product Officer plans, directs, and coordinates the development of the company’s product offering. This includes responsibility for determining what products to offer through suppliers or private label. This position is responsible for the supervision and deliverables of the product management and purchasing teams. The Chief Product Officer will also be the company’s leader with respect to product pricing strategy and implementation. Working in collaboration with the Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain, and Accounting teams the Chief Product Officer creates and implements strategic business initiatives that increase revenue and profitability through the offering of the “Right Product at the Right Price.”
 
Key Responsibilities: 
  • Develops and executes plans and programs, both short and long term, to ensure the profit growth and expansion of company products and/or services;
  • Works in conjunction with Operation, Sales, Marketing, and Finance to establish goals that will ensure Kele's market share & product margin growth;
  • Directs staffing, training, and performance evaluations for Product Management Department;
  • Responsible for the search and selection of product offerings from outside vendors as well as the pricing strategy for said products;
  • Responsible for determining market prices and strategies for the company’s products, both distribution and OEM through the product management team;
  • Responsible for the technical content (print & web based) of all Kele products;
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of Kele’s product QC requirements;
  • Coordinates all Web and CD product development and maintenance through product management team;
  • Coordinates the development, scheduling, and content for all supplier led technical training;
  • Collaborates with Marketing & Sales teams on promotional and advertising campaigns;
  • Plans and directs the implementation of a departmental budget; and
  • Evaluates market reactions to new and existing products, product packaging and literature to ensure the timely adjustment of marketing strategy and plans to meet changing market and competitive conditions.
Required Basic Qualifications:   
  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years of experience in the BAS industry with ten (10) years of experience leading product offering and/or sales teams; large corporate experience a plus;
  • Undergraduate/bachelor's degree and applicable certification(s);
  • Advance proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Access, Visio, SharePoint);
  • Ability to use job-specific software/hardware/programs;
  • Strong task organization and time management skills; and
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
 
To apply for the role of Chief Product Officer, please send your resume to hr@kele.com.   

Product Data Specialist - Memphis, TN   
 
The Product Data Specialist executes all regular transaction processes necessary to maintain operations records and databases, conducting full lifecycle analyses to include requirements, activities, design, and reporting capabilities as well as monitoring product performance and quality control plans to identify improvements.
 
Key Responsibilities: 
  • Solicit data sets from suppliers and execute new product introduction and change requests;
  • Maintain active product SKU database for accuracy in order to ensure comprehensive data;
  • Work with product managers to update new product information such as SKUs, images, PDFs, wiring diagrams, dimensional diagrams, and other important product information;
  • Work with product managers to provide product data for sales and national accounts on special projects as needed;
  • Work with product managers and marketing to provide product data on current marketing projects;
  • Work with product managers and vendors on the introduction of new product SKUs, the phase-out of obsolete products and address product quality issues;
  • Utilize applicable software to assist in the creation or maintenance of product information for publication on the web and current marketing projects;
  • Achieve proper data normalization and ensure and maintain data accuracy and integrity;
  • Troubleshoot data quality issues and recommend suitable solutions;
  • Perform extracting, importing, and exporting of data in various database applications;
  • Assist in implementation, testing, and validating data;
  • Perform various data analysis and reconciliations to identify data anomalies and assist in root cause analysis;
  • Drive process improvements to the maintenance and enhancement of product data;
  • Identify areas for improvement through feedback from other departments inside Kele, vendors, and other outside sources;
  • Identify new processes and the modification of existing processes to improve efficiencies and productivity;
  • Participate in operational excellence activities and projects;
  • Manage and run data reports, training materials, business presentations, publications, marketing collaterals, and other educational materials; and
  • Assist in maintenance and back up of business data.
 
Required Basic Qualifications:   
  • Undergraduate/bachelor's degree and applicable certification(s);
  • Minimum of five years of related work experience with 3 + years of experience in data quality analysis working with large volumes of data;
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Access, Visio, SharePoint);
  • Understanding of SAP Customer or Vendor master data transactions;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  
To apply for the role of Product Data Specialist, please send your resume to hr@kele.com.   

Distribution Clerk I - Memphis, TN   
 
The Distribution Clerk 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.
 
Key Responsibilities – Picking - Replenishes and picks customer orders while maintaining a neat and orderly work environment within establishments by performing the following duties: 
  • Uses RF equipment to pick customer orders, work orders, shipping orders, or replenishments as well as determining items to be moved, gathered, or distributed while maintaining production standard;
  • Conveys materials and items from receiving areas/conveyor belt to stocking or other storage areas;
  • Sorts and places materials or items on racks, shelves, or in bins according to predetermined sequence such as home location, size, type, style, color, or product code;
  • Picks customer orders from stock and places orders on pallets or carts, or conveys orders to packing station or shipping department;
  • Verifies materials are marked with identifying information;
  • Opens boxes, pallets and other containers;
  • Counts items for distribution within DC to ensure conformance to company standards;
  • Uses handheld RF equipment to enter records; and
  • Can be certified to drive electric lift to transport stored items from stock locations to shipping stations.
 
Key Responsibilities – Outbound – Verifies and keeps records on outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment by performing the following duties: 
  • Compares identifying information and counts, weighs, or measures items of outgoing shipments to verify information against shipping orders or other records;
  • Package SKU’s as instructed using correct packing materials;
  • Process shipments using provided shipping system following all instructions;
  • Affixes shipping labels on packed cartons or identifying shipping information on cartons;
  • Posts weights for shipping charges;
  • Examines outgoing shipments to ensure shipments meet specifications; and
  • Stocks and prepares workstation with shipping materials and supplies.
 
Required Basic Qualifications:   
  • High School diploma or equivalent; and  
  • Ability to lift /move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift/move up to 70 pounds 
  
To apply for the role of Distribution Clerk I, please send your resume to hr@kele.com.   

Mechanical Assembler/Packer - Memphis, TN    
 
The Mechanical Assembler/Packer selects and prepares panel enclosures for panel construction, completes final inspection, and packs the units and accompanying accessories for shipment per Customer Specific Requirements, coordinates with Kele shipping department for delivery to customers.
 
Key Responsibilities:  
  • Prepare panel enclosures for panel build process
  • Prewire panel when appropriate
  • Visually inspect and pack panels for daily shipments
  • Examines stock to verify conformance to specifications
  • Communicate inaccuracies on product to appropriate manager
  • Assume direct responsibility for packing activities
  • Construct, when appropriate, panel crating to protect enclosure shipment
  • Maintains inventory levels on panel packing supplies
  • Verify correct parts and quantity received, along with proper paperwork
  • Move all prepared panel enclosures correct location
  • Clean and maintain work area
 
Required Basic Qualifications:    
  • High School diploma or equivalent; and  
  • One to three years of mechanical assembly, carpentry, or electrical experience
  
To apply for the role of Mechanical Assembler/Packer, please send your resume to hr@kele.com.   

Janitor - Memphis, TN    
 
The Janitor safely, accurately and productively keeps buildings in clean and orderly condition.
 
Key Responsibilities:  
  • Clean facility per checklist – sweep, mop, empty trash, stock supplies, dust, scrub, and clean common areas as well as restrooms;
  • Monitor and clean areas if and when they require it out of schedule;
  • Properly inspect any power industrial equipment before operation;
  • Operate sweeper/scrubber & floor buffer/burnisher;
  • Perform routine maintenance activities;
  • Bail cardboard / plastic & dispose of it per direction;
  • Notify management of any needed repairs or unsafe conditions;
  • Clean snow or debris from sidewalks and or building entrances; and
  • Other duties that may be assigned
 
Required Basic Qualifications:    
  • High School diploma or equivalent; and  
  • One year of related work experience
  
To apply for the role of Janitor, please send your resume to hr@kele.com.   

Sales Consultant - West Dallas, TX   
 
The Sales Consultant works with all branch team members to proactively meet our customers’ expectations by delivering exceptional customer service at the branch sales counter, over the phone and via email.

Key Responsibilities:  
  • Assist walk-in customers and respond to inbound sales calls and emails
  • Place outgoing phone calls to customers in order to obtain required information to complete the sale of a previously ordered product or service
  • Provide quotes, order entry, order follow up, product and application information and other requests as required by the customer
  • Address all sales backlog issues to ensure accurate and expedient order shipment
  • Accurately enter and acknowledge orders placed via phone, fax, mail, e-mail and/or customer’s electronic PO portal
  • Proactively problem solve for customers who have experienced an error with their order and follow up to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Assist customers with use and navigation of the company website and catalog
  • Handle literature requests for pricing, data sheets and other requested information
  • Resolve customer concerns pertaining to products and services
  • Support outside sales team as needed through product selection support, quoting, estimating and order creation for medium and large-scope projects
  • Support automation contractors with software licensing
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of products in the company catalog and other products our vendors offer
  • Participate in training opportunities and self-study to increase product and industry knowledge and improve personal performance
  • Perform shipping, receiving and inventory duties as required
 
Required Basic Qualifications:   
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of one year of related work experience
  • Proficiency in customer service skills and proactive selling
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and the ability to learn and use company software
  • General working knowledge of the BAS and/or HVAC industry, BAS/HVAC applications and products and/or complete knowledge of company catalog
  
To apply for the role of Sales Consultant, please send your resume to hr@kele.com.   

Sales Consultant - Fort Worth, TX    
 
The Sales Consultant works with all branch team members to proactively meet our customers’ expectations by delivering exceptional customer service at the branch sales counter, over the phone and via email.

Key Responsibilities:  
  • Assist walk-in customers and respond to inbound sales calls and emails
  • Place outgoing phone calls to customers in order to obtain required information to complete the sale of a previously ordered product or service
  • Provide quotes, order entry, order follow up, product and application information and other requests as required by the customer
  • Address all sales backlog issues to ensure accurate and expedient order shipment
  • Accurately enter and acknowledge orders placed via phone, fax, mail, e-mail and/or customer’s electronic PO portal
  • Proactively problem solve for customers who have experienced an error with their order and follow up to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Resolve customer concerns pertaining to products and services
  • Support automation contractors with software licensing
  • Perform shipping, receiving and inventory duties as required
 
Required Basic Qualifications:   
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of one year of related work experience
  • Proficiency in customer service skills and proactive selling
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and the ability to learn and use company software
  • General working knowledge of the BAS and/or HVAC industry, BAS/HVAC applications and products and/or complete knowledge of company catalog
  
To apply for the role of Sales Consultant, please send your resume to hr@kele.com. 

Account Executive - Bensenville, IL    
 
The Account Executive is responsible for generating revenue from potential industrial process customers and increasing wallet share by networking, visiting, calling or other means. They are required to grow and retain existing accounts by planning persuasive approaches and presenting new solutions and services to convince customers to increase their business volume with the company. The Account Executive works with senior level management, business development managers, inside branch sales and technical staff, and marketing.

Key Responsibilities:  
  • Uses company provided selling tools to jointly develop account strategies and tactics with the team and to maintain accuracy in customer data and the sales funnel
  • Listens to and manages resolution of customer concerns by investigating problems, developing solutions, and making recommendations to the team for supporting the customer’s and the company’s shared goals
  • Proactively conducts sales calls, utilizing probing questions to identify the customer’s needs and opportunities, learn about the customer’s business, our competitor’s actions, our technology and the customer’s industry
  • Meets and maintains all minimum sales activity levels to include attainment of sales revenue/margin quotas, calendar activity, quote, opportunity and project lead follow up monthly, quarterly and annually
  • Develops and implements sales planning strategies to achieve all goals and total spend opportunity associated with assigned accounts
  • Works collaboratively with team members as necessary to maximize sales opportunities while not diverting from core sales responsibilities
  • Creates and maintains account management plan for all assigned accounts
  • Provides exceptional personal customer service to all internal and external customers
 
Required Basic Qualifications:   
  • Undergraduate/bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of five years of related work experience
  • Technical, electrical and mechanical aptitude
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and the ability to learn and use company software
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to travel occasionally
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  
To apply for the role of Account Executive, please send your resume to hr@kele.com. 

Technical Sales Support Specialist - Bensenville, IL    
 
The Technical Sales Support Specialist works as part of a dynamic, high-performing team to provide technical expertise, guidance and support to both internal and external customers.

Key Responsibilities:  
  • Actively promotes Lesman’s products and services, communicating our value propositions to customers
  • Works with customers and outside sales team to determine their process control and analytical instrumentation requirements
  • Creates customers for life by investigating problems, developing solutions, and offering solutions
  • Serves as a primary resource for product questions and product application information for all internal and external customers
  • Assists with project specification and drawing reviews and completes project take-offs
  • Efficiently and effectively provides technical expertise in support of sales interactions and assists with the processing of orders, while identifying opportunities to increase sales during these interactions
  • Provides assistance as overflow support for sales calls
  • Maintains technical proficiency on all issues that are applicable to our customers and industry
  • Prepares detailed quotations and order confirmations for customers
 
Required Basic Qualifications:   
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science or technology (preferred but not required)
  • 5+ years of related work experience within the industrial process marketplace
  • Proficiency in MS Office with the ability to learn and use company software; NAV experience preferred but not required
  • Self-directed and motivated
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to multi-task
  • Problem resolution and creative thinking skills
  
To apply for the role of Technical Sales Support Specialist, please send your resume to hr@kele.com. 

Account Executive - Portland, OR    
 
The primary role of the Account Executive is to generate revenue from potential commercial and/or industrial customers and increase wallet share of existing customers by networking, visiting, calling or other means. They are required to grow and retain existing accounts by planning persuasive approaches and presenting new solutions and services in order to convince customers to increase their business volume with the company. The Account Executive works with mid and senior level management, inside branch sales and technical staff, and marketing.

Key Responsibilities:  
  • Provides exceptional personal customer service to all internal and external customers
  • Listens to and manages resolution of customer complaints by investigating problems, developing solutions, preparing reports, and making recommendations to the team for supporting the customer’s and the company’s shared goals
  • Proactively conducts sales calls, utilizing probing questions to identify the customer’s needs and opportunities, learn about the customer’s business, our competitor’s actions and the BAS industry
  • Meets and maintains all minimum sales activity levels to include attainment of sales revenue/margin quotas, call activity, quote and quote follow-up monthly, quarterly and annually
  • Develops and implements sales strategies to achieve all goals and total spend opportunity associated with assigned accounts
  • Handles objections by clarifying, emphasizing agreements and working through differences to a positive conclusion
  • Works with mid- and senior-level management on business trends in order to develop new services, products, and distribution channels
  • Identifies opportunities for campaigns, services, and distribution channels that will lead to an increase in sales
  • Using knowledge of the market and competitors, identifies and develops the company’s unique selling propositions and differentiators
  • Tracks and records activity on accounts in order to close deals and meet targets
  • Creates and maintains account management plan for all assigned accounts
 
Required Basic Qualifications:   
  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience and thorough knowledge of BAS applications, products and market, to include the solutions/services the company provides, the company’s competitors, customers, consultants, contractors, and end users
  • Undergraduate/bachelor’s degree preferred; high school diploma or equivalent required
  • Proficiency in customer service skills, proactive telephone and face-to-face selling skills and the ability to interpret customer responses in order to increase business development and attain maximum wallet share
  • Advanced in Microsoft Office applications to include Word, Excel and Outlook; ability to learn and use company software
  • Ability to travel up to 100% of the time
  • A valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  
To apply for the role of Account Executive, please send your resume to hr@kele.com. 

Solution Sales Specialist - Weymouth, MA    
 
The Solution Sales Specialist works with all branch team members to proactively meet our customers’ expectations by delivering exceptional customer service at the branch sales counter, over the phone and via email.

Key Responsibilities:  
  • Provide exceptional customer service to all customers both at the sales counter and on the phone
  • Address all sales backlog issues to ensure accurate & expedient order shipment
  • Accurately enter and acknowledge orders placed via phone, fax, mail, and e-mail; monitor and release web orders as required
  • Proactively problem solve for customers who have experienced an error with their order and follow up with same to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Assist customers with use and navigation of the company website and catalog
  • Place outgoing phone calls to customers to obtain required information to complete the sale of a previously ordered product or service
  • Act as an overflow resource for inbound sales calls providing quotes, order entry, order follow up, product and application information and other requests as required by the customer
  • Handle literature requests for catalogs, pricing, data sheets and other requested information
  • Resolve customer concerns pertaining to products and services
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of products in the company catalog and other products our vendors offer, participating in training opportunities and self-study to increase product and industry knowledge and improve personal performance
 
Required Basic Qualifications:   
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of one year of related work experience
  • Proficiency in customer service skills and proactive selling
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and the ability to learn and use company software
  • General working knowledge of the BAS and/or HVAC industry, BAS/HVAC applications
  
To apply for the role of Solution Sales Specialist, please send your resume to hr@kele.com. 

Distribution Clerk I - Weymouth, MA    
 
The Distribution Clerk is responsible for picking, shipping and receiving while ensuring safe and efficient warehouse operations.

Key Responsibilities:  
  • Outbound shipping tasks to include verifying and keeping records on outgoing shipments and preparing items for shipment
  • Inbound tasks to include receiving, storing, and issuing equipment, material, supplies, merchandise, or parts and compiling stock records in the warehouse
  • Picking tasks to include replenishing and picking customer orders
  • Process warranties and returns
  • File shipping and receiving documents on a daily basis
 
Required Basic Qualifications:   
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to work in a safe manner while ensuring accuracy in all transactions and to meet and maintain the position’s production requirements
  • Ability to lift/move up to 20 pounds unassisted
  
To apply for the role of Distribution Clerk I, please send your resume to hr@kele.com.