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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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Senior Software Developer

 
 
 

The Senior Software Developer is responsible for designing, developing, and supporting Kele’s key business and e-commerce platforms using the latest modern web and mobile development technologies. This role requires the analysis and development of system requirements, program specifications, and code/unit testing under limited supervision to meet business requirements and specifications for large projects. Other essential duties include frequently leading large projects, resolution of production problems of medium to high complexity, and providing guidance to those in less senior positions.

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Designing, developing, implementing, and supporting business and e-commerce solutions for Kele and kele.com
  • Performing software code development, which includes but is not limited to writing source code, developing databases and creating user interfaces
  • Using and applying technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques common for software development in accordance with end user and company software requirements and procedures
  • Evaluating design and architecture of proposed systems to determine feasibility of new applications and/or assessing business impacts on other systems
  • Producing and communicating transitional views to articulate how to traverse between current and future state
  • Providing leadership and initiative in development of solutions in support of the Business
  • Ensuring alignment between existing reference architectures and future systems/technologies and integrations in regards to Digital Marketing, CRM, ERP, WMS, and Web Catalog/Content Management implementations
  • Aligning business vision, strategy, and goals with system requirements
  • Leading and/or assisting in implementation of complex designs
  • Mentoring/development of developers in less senior positions
  • Working with team members and business partners including IT, Sales, and Marketing to assist in the development and implementation of short and long term digital and technical solutions

Required Basic Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, information systems or related field and/or equivalent formal training or work experience
  • Five or more years of qualifying work experience in information technology or engineering environment; a related advanced degree may offset the related experience requirements
  • Strong industry knowledge and understanding of web and mobile development disciplines and agile development methodologies
  • Demonstrated experience leading, planning, and implementing large, enterprise-class solutions with little management oversight
  • Experience building high volume back end systems with high availability requirements
  • Solid understanding of business automation technologies and digital marketing concepts and platforms, as well as the IT systems overall
  • Ability to synthesize information from external sources and apply technologies and concepts to Kele
  • Knowledge of and experience with:
    • Microsoft .NET (C#/VB), Java, Objective-C, Web 2.0 (REST, HTML5/CSS/JavaScript), and Angular programming languages
    • Microsoft IIS and node.js web server technologies
    • Microsoft SQL / Transact SQL DBMS
    • BaaS/PaaS cloud implementations
  • Some knowledge of and experience with digital marketing technologies including web analytics, site search, content management, and display advertising
  • Demonstrated experience presenting complex architectural and technical topics at the appropriate level to executive management
  • Extensive knowledge of reference architecture, technology standards, and development frameworks
  • Strong human relations, communication, and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated experience in leading large projects 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills
 
To apply for the role of Senior Software Developer, please send your resume to hr@kele.com.     

Corporate Controller

 
 
 

The Corporate Controller is responsible for the leadership of all accounting and financial functions. Primary responsibilities include supervision of the accounting team and oversight of the monthly close process, billings to clients for products and services provided, collection of accounts receivable, monthly reporting, annual preparation of a budget, assistance in the preparation of quarterly tax projections and annual tax return preparation, maintaining adequate internal controls, asset management, cash management and oversight of all treasury functions. The Corporate Controller will also be part of a team that creates and implements policies and procedures to identify, resolve and document accounting issues, in addition to creating procedures to make the close and reporting processes more efficient and accurate.

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Provide direct supervision to accounting functions, including inventory accounting and control, intercompany accounting, accounts payable and credit and collections
  • Lead, coach, develop and improve a strong accounting staff
  • Implement, document and maintain adequate and effective internal controls
  • Ensuring compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations
  • Coordinate monthly accounting close process including analytical review of the monthly operating results to ensure complete and accurate accounting records are maintained
  • Review and approval of journal entries and account reconciliations
  • Accurate and timely production of monthly/quarterly/year-end financial reporting schedules
  • Implement, document and maintain adequate and effective processes to improve the close and reporting cycles to ensure timely and accurate reporting
  • Proper analytical review of the operations from a balance sheet, income statement and cash flow perspective as well as an overall business perspective
  • Preparation of monthly reforecast incorporating historical results and future assumptions
  • Perform cash projections to effectively manage cash balances and maximize the return on any excess cash balances
  • Preparation of work papers supporting the annual/quarterly tax return
  • Preparation of annual budget
  • Coordinate and support external financial audit and the preparation of annual tax return with outside CPA firm
  • Complete other ad hoc reporting requirements and data analytics using query-based reporting
  • Maintain all debt compliance requirements
  • Manage the property and casualty insurance policies of the company
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 but not required
  • Strong experience in both the private and public accounting sectors and business combination experience is desirable
  • Credible, ethical and clean financial history; understanding/demonstration of the ethical standards of a CPA
  • 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 proficiency highly desirable
  • Good command of the English language
  • Understanding, yet persuasive and decisive, when dealing with others in the organization
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including ability to articulate recommendations in a concise and timely manner
  • Ability to communicate financial implications of business decisions to managers outside of the accounting function
  • Ability to work independently, prioritizing and meeting multiple deadlines; conscientious about timeliness of assignments and quality of work produced
  • Responsive team player with ability to quickly prioritize among numerous pressing tasks
  • Ability to analyze, organize, summarize and articulate complex legal and financial information; ability to read and interpret agreements, then implement the relevant provisions of said agreements
  • Energetic and focused on continuous improvement
  • Task and goal oriented and capable of functioning in an entrepreneurial and corporate setting
 
To apply for the role of Corporate Controller, please send your resume to hr@kele.com.   

Inside Sales Representative

 
  
 

The Inside Sales Representative is responsible for increasing sales of our wide range of building products and solutions and plays a vital role in ensuring Kele’s future success. They work as part of a team to proactively seek and pursue opportunities to increase sales and profits by selling Kele products and solutions while providing exceptional customer service.

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Develops a thorough knowledge of products in the Kele catalog
  • Identifying and contacting prospects, the Inside Sales Representative enthusiastically promotes Kele’s range of products and seeks to convert as many sales opportunities as possible.
  • Managing an assigned sales pipeline, the Inside Sales Representative forges excellent working relationships with customers and provides them with accurate quotes, negotiating sales within company pricing guidelines
  • Utilizing and maintaining data in the company’s CRM system, ensuring key customer information is up-to-date as well as fully capturing all key customer information and recording all customer interactions for future use
Required Basic Qualifications: 
  • 2-3 years of technical sales experience selling building automation products in a B2B capacity is preferred
  • A degree would be beneficial, however, this is not essential
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office to include Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Must have the ability to learn and utilize Customer Relationship Management software
  • 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
  • Great negotiating, organization, and time management abilities
  • The demonstrated ability to ask questions to identify customer needs and opportunities, as well as a background in closing business
 
To apply for the role of Inside Sales Representative, please send your resume to hr@kele.com.     

 

Data Entry Clerk

 

The Data Entry Clerk maintains customer information and enters orders using Kele’s operating systems; performs other clerical and office duties as needed to support the sales team.

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Prepares source data for computer entry by compiling and sorting information, then establishing entry priorities
  • Processes customer and account source documents by reviewing data for deficiencies; resolving discrepancies by using standard procedures or returning incomplete documents to the appropriate individual for resolution
  • Enters customer and account data by inputting alphabetic and numeric information into databases and/or spreadsheets
  • Maintains data entry requirements by following data program techniques and procedures
  • Verifies entered customer and account data by reviewing, correcting, deleting, or reentering data; combining data from different systems when account information is incomplete; purging files to eliminate duplication of data
  • Tests customer and account system changes and upgrades by inputting new data; reviewing output
  • Maintains operations by following policies and procedures; reports needed changes
  • Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
Required Basic Qualifications:  
  • One year or less of related work experience
  • Proficiency and ability to effectively utilize Microsoft Office, to include; Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Typing/data entry skills
  • Time management and organization skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Confidentiality
  • Team and results driven
  • Great Plains and Salesforce experience preferred but not required
 
To apply for the role of Data Entry Clerk, please send your resume to hr@kele.com.    

 

  
  


 

Mechanical Assembler/Packer

 

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: 
  • Prepares panel enclosures for panel build process
  • Prewires panels when appropriate
  • Visually inspects and packs panels for daily shipments
  • Examines stock to verify conformance to specifications
  • Communicates inaccuracies on product to appropriate manager
  • Assumes direct responsibility for packing activities
  • Constructs panel crating to protect enclosure shipment as needed
  • Maintains inventory levels on panel packing supplies
  • Verifies correct parts and quantity received, along with proper paperwork
  • Moves all prepared panel enclosures to correct location
Required Basic Qualifications:  
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • One to three years of mechanical assembly, carpentry, or electrical experience preferred
 
To apply for the role of Mechanical Assembler/Packer, please send your resume to hr@kele.com.