First Supply

Outside Sales

Location US-MN-Brainerd
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/2/2018 4:28 PM)
Job ID
Regular Full-Time
# Positions


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 Outside Sales position reports to the General Manager and is primarily a "hunter" role responsible for business development and sales growth with new and existing clients.


  • Make regular sales calls to determine client needs
  • Assist clients with special requests and problems (supply information, resolve complaints)
  • Prepare and present special quotations
  • Establish new accounts
  • Identify and develop new sales opportunities
  • Gather competitive information
  • Identify trends in customer satisfaction or dissatisfaction
  • Attend sales and product review meetings
  • Keep records as required
  • Stay abreast of product developments, changes in local codes and consumer preferences
  • Participate in trade association functions, local business community affairs, etc.
  • Training duties as needed



  • Three+ years related experience in trade field
  • Knowledge of plumbing and heating products preferred
  • Extensive travel required within local territory
  • Computer knowledge and skills with the ability to learn First Supply LLC’s  business system
  • Effective Social and negotiation skills
  • Valid drivers license and a driving record which meets underwriting standards
  • Ability to read, speak, understand and write English
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure


First Supply LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer 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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