First Supply

Counter Sales

US-IA-Cedar Rapids
3 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-2388
Type
Regular Full-Time
# Positions
1
Category
Sales

Overview

First Supply® is a leading main channel wholesale distributor providing industrial customers and building contractors with an extensive line of products and services. First Supply features manufacturer product lines in the plumbing, heating, air conditioning, builder, waterworks, pump/well & septic, industrial and municipal markets. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, First Supply has more than 600 employees in 29 operating facilities serving Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Michigan UP. The company has over $50 million in inventory and over $250 million in annual sales.

 

The role of Counter Sales is to provide service to customers at the counter by taking orders, entering them into the system accurately and filling them as time allows.

 

Job Location and Exposures: Activities occur mainly inside with temperature moderated with fans and space heaters.  Some exposure to moving vehicles, truck fumes, repetitive activity of the upper extremity.

 

Equipment Used:  Computer, mouse, standard keyboard, and printer, telephone, assistive devices such as hand carts and pallet jacks.

Responsibilities

  • Provide service to customers at the counter by taking orders, entering them into the system accurately and filling them as time allows; diplomatically giving priority
    to regular accounts
  • Accept payment for merchandise either handling cash or ensuring that an approved credit line is available
  • Keep counter area inventory amply stocked; remove or add inventory items to stimulate impulse sales; remove discontinued items from the sales floor
  • Maintain a library of current catalogs and literature to assist customers
  • Assist “Counter Day” participants to assure successful promotions
  • Assist customers by recommending new products, suggesting alternatives, and promoting our Company
  • Promote and sell overages, damaged and discontinued items
  • Maintain good housekeeping in counter and display areas
  • When counter area is not busy, either assist warehouse staff in stocking bins or assist customer service department with incoming phone calls
  • Assist the Warehouse Manager in organizing storage shelves
  • Attend applicable education seminars, product training meetings and other Company meetings as requested

Qualifications

  • Good computer knowledge and skills and the ability to learn First Supply LLC's business system
  • Good organizational skills related to managing paperwork and time
  • Ability to work within a fast paced environment with multiple interruptions
  • Functional capacities evaluation which demonstrates ability to safely perform the essential functions of the position
  • Attendance on a regular and consistent basis

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Lifting up to 50 pounds
  • Carrying up to 50 pounds
  • Bending at the waist and neck
  • Reaching forward and overhead

 

First Supply LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities. In order to be selected for the position, candidates must submit to a drug test with negative results on employment offer, the ability to be bonded as defined by First Supply LLC's fidelity bond insurance carrier, and have a valid driver’s license and a driving record which meets underwriting standards.

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