|Conflict Minerals Policy
As a global independent distributor of electronic components, peripherals and IT products, Classic Components acknowledges a global corporate responsibility to comply with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that was signed into law on 7/21/2010.
|EICC Code of Conduct Compliant
The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition® (EICC®) Code of Conduct establishes standards to ensure that working conditions in the electronics industry supply chain are safe, that workers are treated with respect and dignity, and that business operations are environmentally responsible and conducted ethically.
The Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) is a regulation of the European Union, adopted on June 1, 2007 to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. It also promotes alternative methods for the hazard assessment of substances in order to reduce the number of tests on animals.
Classic Components affirms and certifies that we do NOT add any RoHS materials or subject the electrical components to any RoHS manufacturing processes during the administration of our distribution activities.
As of July 6th, 2018, USTR Action 301 went into effect. As a result, certain components that Classic buys and sells will have an additional 25% tariff imposed upon them at the time they are imported into the United States.
Currently celebrating our 30th anniversary, Classic Components has been a continuous force in our leadership role as one of the world’s largest broad line stocking distributors of electronic components. Throughout the storied history of Classic Components, the continual and overarching theme has always been centered on growth. We believe that if a Company and its team isn’t growing, it isn’t winning. The driving force behind our ability to maintain an industry based leadership position has always been our impressive global team. Our people are the champions of our continuous success. This is why we strive to champion theirs. Their experience, expertise and success has played a key role in helping Classic drive transformational change in the industry for three decades.
Classic Components was founded on the values of commitment, dedication and a strong work ethic. This is coupled with our core belief in a healthy life-work balance. We consider ourselves as family and as such want you to enjoy your life with both your home and work families. We understand what it takes to attract and retain the best of class in the work force. The proof lies in our generous employee benefit program, strong earning opportunity and the humane culture you’ll experience. If you currently experience Sunday night blues, instead of Monday morning thrills, it might be your time to make that career move!
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Career Opportunities at Classic Components
We’re reaching out to all experienced sales professionals who are determined to catapult your career in 2015. If you need a home to realize your personal and income goals this year, we would like to hear from you! Classic Components is currently on an aggressive growth and expansion program that requires unique individuals to succeed. We’re on the hunt for amazing Account Managers to join our family. We have recently opened a flagship sales office located in Orange County, California, which presents exciting opportunities for a select few. In addition to building a team to grow our OC office, we’re actively looking for qualified team members for our HQ offices in Torrance and San Jose, California, as well as our locations in Boston and EU.
Here’s Where You Come In
Classic Components is a well-respected industry legacy company with a global brand and footprint. This was built by the efforts of our teams, past and present. The ideal candidates to join our team would bring a drive to grow your business while expanding ours. We’re searching for team players, culture leaders who are goal driven, relationship builders, and those who are fearless by nature. Classic has grown a huge existing customer base that will require you to use your skills and efforts to nurture, mine and grow deep opportunities within. If you have an established account base within the electronic components industry, we’ll work together to maximize the opportunity within it, and drive your monthly income to new heights. The net result to you will be that you will see your sales climb monthly, income rise consistently, and career goals met comfortably. If we have your attention, please read on.
As always, every position comes with certain responsibilities. Those that are attached to your new position with our team shouldn’t scare you though. The primary responsibilities of an Account Manager are to grow and develop customer relationships and perform customer care functions that satisfy implicit needs. Account Managers are responsible for meeting monthly sales goals, while maintaining the company’s vision and values. Your time will be primarily spent customer facing, with the majority of this being phone centric. You will be provided access to our massive, yet open customer database, but of course be expected to have and grow your own business as well. All purchasing needs will be provided by our in-house procurement community, although your understanding of product, pricing and supply chain dynamics will be necessary. Similarly, all QC needs will be provided by our internal quality department, which exceeds industry requirements, certifications and standards. Your understanding of and respect for quality processes are a must as well.
Experience, Education, and Skills
- Account Managers must have a minimum of five years of experience in a direct sales role. Of that, we prefer at least two years of experience in the electronic component distribution industry, and at least two years experience working with sales technology.
- Should you be a unique salesperson with proven success, we will entertain your submission despite a lack of industry experience.
- Priority consideration will be given to candidates that possess substantial industry contacts and/or deep industry experience.
- A college degree in a business related field is preferred.
- Must demonstrate outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. No drama or prima donna behavior or attitude please. We’re looking for mature adults.
- Must be a strong communicator, with a compelling and engaging phone presence.
- Ability to work with strong personalities in a collaborative manner while in a dynamic work environment.
- Bring a daily strong work ethic, positive attitude and willingness to do whatever it takes
If what you just read sounds like an ad that you wrote for your next ideal career move, then we want to hear from you. This is not a case of filling the candidate rosters. We have multiple positions available now in various offices. We’re going to successfully find extraordinary people to join our team. Shouldn’t you be one of them? If you feel like this is a great fit for both of us, please send a resume and a short paragraph as to why you believe this to be true, to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Established in March of 1985 by two brothers, Arnie and Danny Klein with their sons Jeff and Kris, Classic Components has emerged as one of the world’s largest broad line stocking distributors of electronic components by bringing together the experience and expertise of a diverse group of individuals to forge a company of the utmost integrity and dedication to quality and customer service.
From our humble beginnings in a 50,000 square foot facility in Gardena, California, Classic was recognized as a pioneer in the electronic components industry. Acquisition and distribution of large excess inventory purchases from major manufacturers propelled us into a continual growth while maintaining a strong financial position. Classic earned a very solid Dun and Bradstreet 5A1 rating, which allowed us to strengthen our position in the marketplace, increase customer base, and improve penetration of key markets.
With 12 global locations and 240+ employees, Classic is well positioned for the challenges of the ever-changing electronics industry. Access to electronic components from over 800 manufacturers and 40 million line-items of product, an abundant on-shelf inventory and a broad customer base position Classic as one of the largest and most stable electronic component distributors.
Our Classic staff has redefined the meaning of performance in the independent space. We strive to provide continuously improving quality and reliability in all aspects of supply chain. This includes customer care, inventory procurement, business relationships and financial position. With a tradition of excellence and over 30 years of persistent devotion to our customers, Classic Components has become “Classic” in every sense of the word.
Jeff Klein, CEO/President
For over a quarter century Jeff Klein has been the driving force behind Classic Component’s evolution and success. Jeff was instrumental in establishing Classic as a leader/innovator in the independent electronic components distribution channel and is viewed by many in the business as one of the primary pioneers of the industry.
Jeff is responsible for defining the overall corporate vision and strategy for Classic Components and remains very active in all aspects of the business today.
Kris Klein, COO
As one of the founders of Classic Components Corporation, Kris brings over 25 years of experience to the organization in all aspects of the business from technical assets, facilities, and IT infrastructure, to marketing and electronics industry expertise. His varied skill set has enabled Kris to assist with guiding Classic through the many changes in the electronics supply chain and market conditions.
Kris is responsible for the day-to-day management of Classic Component’s operations and quality management organization
Mike Thomas, Vice President, Global General Manager
Mike joined Classic Components in 1992 as a senior representative. After several years of successful account development and sales revenue, he designed, developed and implemented Classic’s Global Account Management Program. As a GAM, Mike was a hands-on contributor to many other programs and processes over the years.
As of April 2013, Mike has been promoted to the position of Global General Manager. Mike will be overseeing all aspects of Classic’s business with an aggressive focus on expanding Classic’s global market presence.
Daniel Lee, Director Technology & Operations
Daniel Lee is the Director of Technology and Operations at Classic Components Corporation in Torrance, California. His 9 year tenure as the former Director of IT brought forth many important changes to the internal structure of Classic’s technology operations. Daniel’s time as Director of Technology and Operations has seen Classic achieve the rigorous AS9120 certification through an ANAB accredited registrar at both their HQ and Hong Kong locations.
Daniel’s goal is to continue implementing best engineering practices to ensure efficiency, accuracy and effectiveness while fostering innovation to increase capability. Emphasis will be made on continued education and analysis of ‘real-world’ data to debunk ‘industry hype’ and avoid investment in unproven or even irrelevant ‘systems’ (i.e. equipment or practice).