Careers at C&K

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C&K strives for performance excellence at both the individual and company level. Whether you’re an experienced professional or just starting out, this is a great place to build your career. Experienced professionals here at C&K have a proven track record that demonstrates their skills in getting the job done and achieving total customer satisfaction. C&K employs thousands of people around the globe with operations located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. If you are ready to advance your career to the next level or simply looking for new challenges, C&K can help you find the opportunity that best fits your unique talents.

C&K is an equal opportunity employer. We are proud of the efforts we take to make diversity an integral part of the way we do business.

If you are interested in joining the C&K team, we would like to hear from you!

Current Openings:


Job DESCRIPTION

Inside Sales Representative/EMS Coordinator, Americas

Job Title: Inside Sales Representative/EMS Coordinator, Americas​
Department: Sales
Location: Waltham, MA, U.S.A.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

As a member of the C&K sales organization and reporting to Regional Sales, the Inside Sales Representative is responsible for generating qualified new client leads, maintaining contact with current customers to determine additional needs, and updating the CRM database.  While B2B experience is preferred, we will consider qualified candidates with varied customer sales experience.  We are willing to train and develop the right candidate who has the right attitude and aptitude!


The ideal candidates possess the following qualities:

  • Confident - Interact effectively with all levels of management and staff, internally and externally 
  • Tenacious - Someone who can bounce back from neutral and negative experiences and unwaveringly move towards success
  • Results Oriented - An individual who adds value to our organization by achieving results
  • Entrepreneurial Drive - The ideal candidate will take ownership of his/her own future and will commit to C&K’s mission

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Qualify and accept Marketing Qualified Leads (MQL) generated by digital marketing initiatives
  • Support case management and Lead management in SalesForce.com (SFDC)
  • Provide price quotations to Customers that purchase directly from C&K
  • Provide technical assistance and interpretation of company supplied product literature to Customers that purchase product directly or from one of our distribution partners
    • Refer complex technical inquiries to appropriate personnel while maintaining ownership
  • Collaborate with cross-functional departments to insure prompt, accurate responses that meet or exceed customer requests, while maintaining ownership of the response
  • Work closely with Regional Sales Managers and Manufactures Representatives to support and close customer opportunities within given region
  • Make recommendations of process improvement opportunities to eliminate, automate or consolidate non selling activities
  • Collaborate and share best practices with your colleagues on the Inside Sales team
  • Assist Customers that request samples that are not in stock to either select a more popular part or to send an interim product close in specification

EMS Coordinator Specific:

  • Coordinate all quotes for global requests
  • Identify key OEM or Original Equipment Manufacturer (customers and work with Sales Representatives to ensure C&K engagement
  • Develop and execute global strategic business plan to enhance C&K position and increase market-share at top global EMS customers

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associates Degree in business 
  • 2+ years sales experience with experience in electronics sales preferred
  • Experience with switches, sub-miniature, or electro-mechanical product is desired
  • PC Skills (MS Outlook, Excel and Word)
  • Experience with CRM Tracking and Reporting (Familiarity with SFDC a plus)

 

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Customer Focused
  • Self-Motivation and self-accountability
  • Problem solving skills
  • Drives results
  • Business writing skills
  • Verbal communication skills
  • Positive general outlook
  • Effective time management and prioritization

 

ABOUT C&K:

At C&K we do more than just make the world’s best switches.  We are trusted advisors, helping global brands and innovators improve customer satisfaction by building better products.

Offering more than 55,000 standard products, 9 million switch combinations, as well as custom designed solutions, C&K products are used to solve the hardest engineering challenges faced in automotive, industrial, IoT, wearables, medical, telecom, consumer products, aerospace, POS terminals and more.

For over 90 years, leading designers, manufacturers and distributors of electronics have turned to C&K when they require mission-critical reliability in an electromechanical switch, high-rel connector or custom assembly.

The reason they keep coming back is because C&K’s innovative design, cutting-edge production process, and strict quality assurance standards produce the world’s best switches and components.

C&K offers comprehensive and competitive compensation packages, including medical, dental and 401k benefits.  C&K Components LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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POSITION OVERVIEW:

As a member of the C&K sales organization, the Customer Care Representative will assist the Inside Sales Department and perform various order entry and administrative functions. This position reports to the Global Customer Care Manager.


TYPICAL DUTIES:

  • Manage all OEM customer purchase orders and change orders daily.
  • Expedite any delivery improvement requests from distributors and OEMs with factory.
  • Go onto customer’s portals to download and update orders, upload ASN’s and view demand.
  • Accurate and efficient order entry of purchase order, product and pricing information using ERP
  • Provide order status information to sales team upon request.
  • Address order entry, factory, or warehouse errors in a timely fashion.
  • Work with credit and logistics departments to resolve outstanding issues.
  • Manage changes and new entries to customer master in browser.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Manage VMI inventory, enter orders, and prepare export documents.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2-5 years customer support experience
  • Adept at using computer software and following business procedures
  • High school degree


SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Effective listening skills
  • Self-Motivation and self-accountability
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Problem solving skills
  • Action oriented
  • Business writing skills
  • Verbal communication skills
  • Positive general outlook
  • Curiosity
  • Effective time management and prioritization

 

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POSITION OVERVIEW:

Reporting to the Regional Director of Channel Sales, the Distribution Key Account Manager is responsible to grow revenue, POS, Customer count, SKU count and market share in their respective accounts


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop, implement and execute the growth strategy for assigned accounts.
  • Identify opportunities to expand C&K’s offering at assigned accounts through joint analysis of product stocking gaps and competitive swap opportunities for all switch product types
    • Recommend new products to distribution to grow sales
    • Recommend pricing that will maximize sales and margin
    • Recommend new product offerings to C&K
  • Develop, implement and execute growth initiatives and targeted sales campaigns for each account. The initiatives should be formally documented to include the scope, expected results, execution plans and success measures.
  • Drive product specific business plans coordinated with the Global Product Management team to promote focus product lines through the channel. Execute the monthly and quarterly business review processes at all accounts as prescribed by Director of Global Channel Sales to measure progress and set key actions for future quarters
  • Abide and enforce contractual agreements for assigned accounts
  • Communicate all aspects of account sales strategy to the Executive, Regional, Sales and Rep teams of both companies
  • Collaborate with the other global regions to share best practices and communicate ideas, issues and sales strategies.  
  • Manage co-op advertising program to maximize promotion and minimize cost at assigned account
  • Drive POS sales with Regional Sales Manager and Manufacturer Reps by communicating and monitoring account specific plans.
  • Drive opportunities submitted in SFDC for assigned accounts to wins by removing obstacles and identifying keys to obtaining the win
  • Establish and execute promotional and digital marketing plans for assigned accounts


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5+ years key account sales, product marketing or product management experience in the electronic components industry
  • Business software skills (MS Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, CRM etc.)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Marketing preferred; MBA a plus
  • Experience with switches, sub-miniature, or electro-mechanical product a plus


SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Customer Focused
  • Self-Motivation and self-accountability
  • Problem solving skills
  • Drives results
  • Business writing skills
  • Verbal communication skills
  • Positive general outlook
  • Effective time management and prioritization

 

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POSITION OVERVIEW:

C&K is a global leader in manufacturing of connectors and harness solutions that meets NASA, MIL and ESA standards for the Space and Avionic industries.  In a global environment, the Business Development Manager will work with our American, European and Asian teams to drive new business opportunities. Exceptional communication and presentation skills along with the ability to express technical and nontechnical concepts clearly and concisely is key to this position.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Build the Eco system to develop the business, in accordance with the corporate strategy:
    • Defines a Go to Market strategy to reach the growth plan (REPs, distribution, OEM, Tiers 1-2-3, Standard bodies, Government Org …)
    • Identifies necessary product / solutions / services development
    • Proposes potential M&A targets
  • Manage the Aerospace segments (Space, Avionic, Military) growth development:
    • Identify key players and programs
    • Design in / specify C&K solutions
    • Is responsible for driving sales funnel growth and design wins with existing and new customers.
  • Maximize Bookings, Revenues and Margin for assigned product and customer portfolio
  • Execute sales strategies for customer and sales funnel / win growth / sales Revenue
  • Visit Government and standard bodies to fully understand and recommend necessary C&K approvals
  • Direct interface with customers, sales representatives and distributors
  • Drive new business identification and closing of opportunities in SFDC CRM system
  • Build an annual development plan and execute
  • Research trends and create new opportunities based on trends for defined markets
  • Maintaining a strong understanding of products and services and VOC activity for assigned product and markets

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Business or Engineering
  • At least 5-8 years of experience in the Space/Aerospace environment in Americas
  • Experience with connectors and harnesses
  • Experience working within a global product portfolio and organization
  • Up to 70% travel required

 

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Customer Focus with a strong sales profile
  • Proven track record of success for developing new markets and product in the electronic component industry
  • Result driven, accountability for actions
  • Team Player who is flexible and willing to take on challenges
  • Strong Communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent organizational skills to meet goals and set priorities
  • Drive to succeed and take initiative

 

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Job Title: Senior Finance Manager / Controller – Treasury, Tax and HQ Finance
Department: Finance
Reports to: CFO
Location: Waltham, MA, U.S.A.

THE COMPANY
Since its formation in 1928, C&K (www.ckswitches.com) has been at the forefront of technological evolution in electromechanical switches. The company’s unmatched design capabilities tailored to customer needs are recognized globally by design engineers who demand high-quality switch performance. Nearly a century later, C&K remains one of the most recognizable and trusted names in the industry.
C&K has headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts (United States), global design centers at its HQ location alongside Dole (France) and Huizhou (China), satellite plant in Hanoi (Vietnam) and offices in various locations such as Hong Kong and Paris.
Used in automotive, industrial, medical and consumer products, among other applications, C&K products – including tactile, rocker and toggle switches – are assembled in over 55,000 standard products and 8.5 million switch combinations to companies that design, manufacture and distribute electronics products. So whether customers are interested in a universal paddle switch assembly for a fire alarm, a compact start/stop button for a boating application, a switching mechanism for a surgical device with a specific actuation force, or a tailor-made multi-position snap-switch module for temperature adjustment, they can count on C&K to deliver the best possible solution every time.

ABOUT THE POSITION
C&K’s Finance organization is looking for a Senior Finance Manager / Controller to lead and coordinate global Treasury and Tax practices and oversee HQ financials. This highly visible role will work directly with C&K’s global Finance leadership team and C&K Americas’ accounting team and functional leaders, in both a strategic and hands on role to deliver key financial, strategic, and business objectives. Person in this role will ensure compliance with local regulations, US GAAP and C&K policies and procedures. The role will also liaise with Finance and company’s leadership team on key management decisions, business and finance programs and process improvement activities.
Successful candidate must have demonstrated ability and proven success in complex business environment, across functional organizational reporting lines and working with executive management as well as operating line management. Proven ability and experience leading and directing resources both outside direct line of control and within limited direct resources resulting in a high level of contribution and added value.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES & TASKS
• Lead and coordinate company’s cash planning and forecasting processes from weekly forecast to annual budget, as well as ad hoc scenarios. Closely work with the global Finance team.
• Monitor company’s cash flow and liquidity position to ensure adequacy for both internal and external purposes.
• Manage company’s financing activities and interest accounting, forecasting, and planning.
• Assist in company’s annual tax provision calculation by working closely with regional Finance teams, external consultant, and the independent auditors.
• Supervise teams’ monthly closing process and preparation of financials for company’s holding and U.S. legal entities to ensure timeliness, accuracy and consistency of reporting with US GAAP, statutory and tax accounting requirements.
• Implement and ensure adherence to internal finance controls including data and reporting standards and compliance procedures.
• Clearly communicate financial results in a manner that enables understanding and drives action where appropriate.
• In conjunction with global Finance organization and appropriate business partners, develop monthly forecast, annual plan and long-term strategic plan. Monitor results in comparison to forecasts and plans and advises corrective actions as necessary.
• Provide decision support for strategy development, pricing decisions, cost reduction actions, capacity expansions and other capital spending, acquisitions and divestitures and other key business activities.
• Provide financial leadership for M&A activities as needed, such as target evaluation, investment justification, financial and tax due diligence and integration.
• Prepare presentations and provide financial analysis for reviews on regular and ad hoc basis.
• Set direction for the team. Hire, motivate, develop and retain financial talent to ensure team is positioned to meet its objectives.
• Design and drive continuous improvement in finance processes, procedures and financial metrics.
• Must follow all state, local, and federal laws and regulations
• Must remain aware of regulatory responsibilities and remain current in technical areas
• This job must be carried out in compliance with company’s Standards of Conduct.

COMPETENCIES
• Strong financial skillset: analytical mind, business decision support skills, and technical accounting skills (GAAP, systems).
• Proven record of leading global process development and implementation cross-regionally and cross-functionally
• Exhibit high integrity and engenders trust.
• Strong communications skills – ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner all the way from one on one interactions to Senior Management presentations.
• Able to work effectively in a team environment and influence across all functions.
• Ability to motivate and develop team of finance professionals.
• Ability to manage multiple projects with competing demands on resources
• Track record of getting things done and driving real improvement.
• Self-motivated individual with desire to help team and business achieve its goals.

EXPERIENCE / EDUCATION
• Bachelor of Science or equivalent with concentration in accounting or finance; MBA preferred but not required
• CPA or other equivalent certification desired
• 10+ years total experience; experience as a Business Controller is a plus
• Solid experiences with ERP, BI, financial planning and reporting systems
• Proficient in Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
• Experience driving performance, meeting objectives and delivering continuous improvement as an individual and as part of a leadership team.
• Experience building and managing a large organization and establishing collaborative relationships across functions.
• Desired experience: corporate finance, legal entity management, acquisitions/divestitures and international finance.

INDIVIDUAL SUCCESS FACTORS FOR ALL JOBS
Accountability; Customer Focus; Collaboration; Quality; Innovation; Integrity

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