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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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Accounts Receivable Supervisor 

The AR Supervisor will supervise the accounts receivable and credit collection staff (3-4 FTEs). They will support the accounting department in its accounts receivable, credit collection, customer return material, general ledger and cash management efforts. They will actively participate in and/or lead process improvement projects related to accounting, finance, and other internal functions.

Key Responsibilities: 
 
  • Overseeing the AR/credit collection function and ensure accuracy and compliance with policies and procedures
  • Performing collection/AR/returns duties to include collecting, reviewing holds and accounts, reconciling, communicating with customers (internal and external), processing payments and communicating with customers pertaining to product returns
  • Managing month end AR close and assisting in the monthly financial close and accrual process
  • Supervising (and performing) AR/credit collection staff to include determining workloads, performing quarterly evaluations and making recommendations for personnel actions
Required Basic Qualifications:  
  • A degree in accounting is preferred but can be substituted with equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the AR function and a minimum of 3 years of supervisory responsibility
  • Attention to detail, constant strive for perfection, and initiative to learn
  • Can-do positive attitude with excellent interpersonal skills, strong customer service focus and timely follow-through
  • Experience with a General Ledger System
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office to include Word and Excel 
To apply for the role of Accounts Receivable Supervisor, 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: 
 
The Distribution Clerk I on the outbound team 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
  • Stocks and prepares work station with shipping materials and supplies
  • Other duties may be assigned
The Distribution Clerk I on the picking team 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
  • Can be certified to drive electric lift to transport stored items from stock locations to shipping stations
  • 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 work in a safe manner, ensure accuracy in all transactions, and meet or maintain the position's production requirements in thirty days or less
  • 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
  • Schedule is Monday thru Friday, 9:30 am to 6:30 pm (approximately) 
To apply for the role of Distribution Clerk I, please send your resume to hr@kele.com.     

Pricing Analyst   

The Pricing Analyst provides margin and pricing analysis to aid implementation of the company’s pricing strategies by accurately and efficiently processing and notifying stakeholders of supplier and pricing increases and providing input on pricing strategy and processes to meet business goals.

Key Responsibilities: 
 
  • High school diploma or general education degree(GED)
  • One year or less of related work experience
  • 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
  • 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
  • Schedule is Monday thru Friday, 9:30 am to 6:30 pm (approximately)
Required Basic Qualifications:  
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, finance, MIS, computer programming, mathematics, accounting, economics, or closely related field and a minimum of three to five years of progressive responsibility and experience in comparable jobs in the BAS industry.
  • Proven strong analytical skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills required
To apply for the role of Pricing Analyst, please send your resume to hr@kele.com.     

Data/Content Marketing Manager   

The Data/Content Marketing Manager is responsible for creating and implementing product information strategies to ensure the quality of Kele’s product data, driving a content marketing strategy that supports organizational goals from the top to the bottom of the marketing and sales funnel to increase brand awareness, grow website traffic, generate leads, and acquire/retain customers.

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Develops, manages, and executes procedures for establishing and maintaining effective naming convention and ensuring SEO and new web tags are defined and included for all products
  • Establishes and maintains data attribution
  • Creation of standard operating procedures (SOP’s) for the planning, execution, optimization, distribution and amplification of the organization’s content
  • Develops and tracks key metric performance and mitigates inconsistencies
  • Defines business requirements and algorithms for relational data, configurations, quoting tools, and delineated search
  • Leverages clean, accurate product data across all online and offline touchpoints
  • Defines go-to-market strategy
  • Develops and/or enhances product content and information work streams
  • Develops and maintains a content calendar that attracts and appeals to the organization’s customers
  • Improves sales/marketing and promotion of products as well as customer cross-sell abilities
Required Basic Qualifications:  
  • 5+ years of experience in digital content strategy and tactics including content creation, editing, analytics, social media marketing and search engine optimization
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in marketing, communications, journalism, or business and 3 years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience 
  • Proficiency in MS Office and WordPress or other Content Management Software as well as analytics platforms
  • Experience in ecommerce and cross channel content marketing, as well as content optimization, social media marketing and search marketing
  • Experience using digital and print content
  • Understanding of web publishing requirements
  • Editorial mindset with an ability to predict audience preferences
  • Expertise in social media platforms
  • Project management skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
To apply for the role of Data/Content Marketing 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.     

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.     

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.