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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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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.     

Technical Sales Support Specialist 

The Technical Sales Support Specialist provides technical expertise, guidance, and support for Kele products and services to both internal and external customers.

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Provides exceptional personal customer service to all internal and external customers by supporting Kele’s 5 Keys to Customer Service
  • Serves as a resource for product questions and product application information for all internal and external customers through face to face, phone, e-mail, Live Chat, and fax communications
  • Efficiently and effectively provides technical expertise in support of sales interactions, assisting with the processing of orders as well as identifying and exploring opportunities to increase sales during these interactions
  • Actively promotes Kele products and services by communicating the value of Kele in each and every interaction with the customer
  • Provides assistance as overflow support for sales calls as necessary
  • Updates appropriate repository with query solutions, identified product shortcomings/solutions and technical solutions developed for customers
  • Attends, develops, constructs and records training sessions and maintains technical proficiency on all issues that are applicable to our customers and industry
  • Assists Product Managers with product testing and evaluation, technical literature preparation, review and maintenance, and other related items
  • Keeps Product Managers informed on product issues, opportunities for new products, and product trends
Required Basic Qualifications:   
  • High school diploma and two to four years of undergraduate education or equivalent
  • 2 years of demonstrated experience as a technical support specialist in the BAS industry or 3 years of BAS sales experience
  • Advanced knowledge of BAS industry, to include manufacturers and the products they supply
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications to include Outlook, Word and Excel 
 
To apply for the role of Technical Sales Support Specialist, please send your resume to hr@kele.com.    

Regional Business Development Manager - Two Positions - Northeast and Southern Regions 

The primary role of the Regional Business Development Manager is to generate revenue from potential 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 pitches presenting new solutions and services in order to convince customers to increase their business volume with the company. Business Development Managers work with mid and senior level management, inside sales executives, marketing, and technical staff.

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Prospect for potential new opportunities and convert them into increased business
  • Call as appropriate within market or geographic area to ensure a robust pipeline of opportunities.
  • Meet potential clients by growing, maintaining, and leveraging network
  • Identify potential decision makers within the customer organizations
  • Research and build relationships with new and existing customers
  • Set up meetings between customer decision makers and company’s practice leaders/Principals when needed
  • Work with team to develop proposals that speak to customers’ needs, concerns, and objectives
  • Handle objections by clarifying, emphasizing agreements and working through differences to a positive conclusion
  • Use a variety of styles to persuade or negotiate appropriately
  • Present new products and services and enhance existing relationships
  • Work with technical staff and other internal colleagues to meet customer needs
  • Arrange and participate in internal and external client debriefs
  • Attend industry functions, such as association events and conferences, and provide feedback and information on market and creative trends
  • Present to and consult with mid and senior level management on business trends in order to develop new services, products, and distribution channels
  • Identify opportunities for campaigns, services, and distribution channels that will lead to an increase in sales
  • Using knowledge of the market and competitors, identify and develop the company’s unique selling propositions and differentiators
  • Submit weekly progress reports, ensuring data is accurate
  • Ensure that data is accurately entered and managed within the company’s CRM or other sales management system.
  • Track and record activity on accounts and help to close deals to meet targets
Required Basic Qualifications:   
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Three to five years of sales experience within the BAS market required
  • Thorough knowledge of the BAS market, the solutions/services the company can provide, and of the company’s competitors is required
  • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Must have the experience with Customer Relationship Management software (preferably Salesforce)
  • Ability to travel 100% of the time
  • A valid driver’s license
 
To apply for the role of Regional Business Development Manager, please send your resume to hr@kele.com.        

Outside Sales Director   

Under general direction of the Chief Sales Officer, the Outside Sales Director provides leadership to Kele’s outside sales professionals to optimize growth and increase market share from controls contractors. Leads the team of outside sales professionals to drive account and opportunity management strategies to help customers win. Coordinates outside sales activities with Kele’s inside sales team activities and serves as a key leader on Kele’s senior sales leadership team.

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Leads the outside sales team members that are situated throughout North America to achieve Kele’s financial and strategic goals and objectives by leading the following strategies:
    • Management of assigned accounts of the outside sales team
    • Opportunity management of strategic projects assigned to the outside sales team
     
  • Drives monthly sales performance to budget and forecast across North America.
  • Ensures that the outside sales team works in coordination with the inside sales team, the Memphis-based Sales Directors, and the Senior Director of Strategic Accounts to drive account and opportunity management strategies in order to promote account growth and customer value.
  • Ensures that the outside sales team follows defined processes through consistent tool usage to enhance sales performance. These processes include, but are not limited to, account plan reviews, opportunity management reviews, and one-on-ones.
  • Increases sales productivity of the outside sales team by ensuring that all direct reports have established goals, personal development plans, and receive a monthly one-on-one.
  • Works with the senior sales leadership team to evaluate and staff additional outside sales team positions throughout North America.
Required Basic Qualifications:  
  • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in engineering, marketing, or related field
  • Minimum of five years of sales experience in the construction or BAS market to include sales management and direct sales experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of BAS industry including the role of Kele’s customers, consultants, contractors, and end users as well as demonstrated knowledge of the construction marketplace, financial reporting and relationships with key players in the construction market
  • Knowledge of BAS applications and products and/or complete knowledge of Kele catalog
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Position will be based in Memphis, Tennessee and will require travel 50-75% of the time 
 
To apply for the role of Outside Sales Director, please send your resume to hr@kele.com.    

Sr. Marketing Specialist   

The Sr. Marketing Specialist is responsible for marketing and loyalty program management, email channel management, social strategy, audience and messaging alignment, content curation and blog management, multi-channel creative alignment, analytics and attribution modeling.

Key Responsibilities: 
 
  • Create and implement campaigns and marketing automation, working with design and content to achieve desired results.
  • Provide strategic and consultative services, enabling the brand(s) to succeed, through an understanding of the goals of the business as well as marketing and technology capabilities 
  • Track KPIs and collaborate with the marketing team to translate overall success to corporate/business success
  • Provide mobile, social, email, SEO/SEM, SMS and programmatic/display management as needed
  • Work with the marketing team to manage day-to-day marketing operations in order to implement omni-channel campaigns and promotions across multiple channels such as email, web, mobile, SMS, offline, trade show events, and Amazon
  • Utilize attribution models to help the business understand how to allocate marketing dollars providing ROI projections
  • Brainstorm with the marketing team to define touchpoint strategies that present the right products to the right customers at the right time
  • Partner in efforts to expand top-of-funnel traffic through online and offline channels
  • Maintain and leverage relationships with internal and agency partners in order to successfully implement marketing strategies
  • Craft content that is engaging, customer centric, and industry relevant for external and internal needs, including the sales support material in regard to selling, trade shows, etc.
  • Work with Sales and Marketing leaders to assist in the development and implementation of short- and long-term marketing strategies
Required Basic Qualifications:  
  • Undergraduate/bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of related work experience
  • Proficiency in MS Office to include PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
  • Proficiency in Salesforce Marketing and Analytics platforms, SmartSheet, and Wordpress (or equivalent of each)
  • High level of self-motivation, independence, creative strategy, and ability to work well with multiple departments
  • Experience managing large-scale customer programs and loyalty platforms preferred
 
To apply for the role of Sr. Marketing Specialist, please send your resume to hr@kele.com.        

Panel Technician I  

We are currently looking for experienced, enthusiastic individuals with electrical wiring experience to join our team in our panel shop. The Panel Technician I assembles protection, communication, and control panels using switches, relays, transformers, transmitters, and switchboards, as laid out in drawings and or wiring diagrams.

Key Responsibilities: 
 
  • Cuts, strips, and mounts wire to connect electrical units
  • Assists in testing instruments for resistance, voltage and other characteristics
  • Plans, constructs, and assembles test panels for production and testing
  • Assembles and tests control devices, switch panels, transformers and other electrical equipment and components
  • Diagnoses cause of electrical or mechanical malfunction
  • Installs electrical assemblies and hardware in housing
  • Assists in testing assembled instruments for circuit continuity and operational reliability
  • Assembles wires, insulation, and electrical components, such as transformers and relays, following method layouts
  • Reviews project instructions and blueprints to ascertain specifications
Required Basic Qualifications:  
  • High school diploma
  • Minimum three years of related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proficiency in reading schematics and or blueprints and building electrical components to their standards 
 
To apply for the role of Panel Technician I, please send your resume to hr@kele.com.     

Panel Project Manager / Estimator 

The Panel Project Manager/Estimator works as part of a team to maintain ongoing relationships between Kele and our customers. They proactively seek and pursue opportunities to increase satisfaction levels with panel customers by providing appropriate Kele Panel products, services and solutions. They manage a variety of ongoing projects; they also estimate costs for, as well as assess new panel build plans while maintaining open lines of communication with customers, panel manufacturing leadership and Kele sales associates.

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Coordinates quotations and application questions for all Panels Shop products, services and solutions.
  • Responsible for the initial technical drawing review process for all assigned panel quotes/orders to insure drawings and orders match
  • Shares knowledge with other team members in order to develop team skill sets
  • Interprets and reviews customer supplied BOM, wiring diagrams and specifications
  • Recognizes and exercises opportunities to promote specific Kele products and services
  • Creates and expands markets for Kele panel products
  • Utilize CRM to fully capture all key information as well as organize pipeline
  • Provides Marketing Team with feedback, new product ideas, industry trends and competitive information as it relates to assigned products and services
  • Investigates and resolves customer issues pertaining to panel assemblies
  • Follows all pricing guidelines in preparing quotes and develop an intimate knowledge of Kele processes and procedures
  • Populates information in the Open Quotes Log file to include expected close date, probability of closing the quote, and any customer comments pertinent to the quote
 
Required Basic Qualifications:  
  • Two to four years of undergraduate work or equivalent
  • Five or more years of related work experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office to include Word, Outlook, Visio and Excel
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD
 
To apply for the role of Panel Project Manager/Estimator, please send your resume to hr@kele.com.     

Panel Shop Clerk   

The Panel Shop Clerk is responsible for data entry, picking components for panel builds, and packing and preparing panels for shipment.

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Entering data from schematics into Excel spreadsheets
  • Preparing heat shrink wrap labels, P-touch cards and marker cards
  • Visually inspecting and packing all panels for shipment
  • Building pallets as needed for panel shipment
  • Retrieving all needed panel components for the Panel Techs
  • Putting away inbound material such as wire and foam
  • Keeping work areas in 5S condition
Required Basic Qualifications:  
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office to include Word and Excel
  • Data entry proficiency
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner and to meet or exceed productivity goals
  • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds; greater than 50 pounds with assistance
 
To apply for the role of Panel Shop Clerk, 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: 
  • 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
  • Stocks and prepares work station with shipping materials and supplies
  • Other duties may be assigned
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.