First Supply

  • Lead Campus Recruiter

    Location US-WI-Madison
    Posted Date 6 days ago(12/6/2018 3:17 PM)
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    # Positions
    Human Resources
  • 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 700 employees in 28 operating facilities serving Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Michigan UP. The company has over $60 million in inventory and over $275 million in annual sales. 


    First Supply also owns and operates 18 Kitchen & Bath Stores in 5 midwestern states under the Gerhard's Kitchen & Bath and Kohler Signature Store brands. Gerhard's is the largest, most versatile kitchen & bath store in the upper Midwest. We offer a huge variety of kitchen and bath choices from contemporary to traditional styles, along with service you won't find anywhere else. The Kohler Signature Stores are a kitchen and bath showroom that provides a distinguished Kohler experience where designers and homeowners can get hands on with hundreds of products, exclusively from the Kohler brands!


    We take pride in sourcing, recruiting and hiring top talent across all areas of our business, and as the Lead Campus Recruiter you will create, lead and implement a management recruiting and development program across First Supply.  The objective of this program is to hire top talent from campuses to train and develop into future leaders in sales & marketing, operations, kitchen & bath design and/or supply chain areas for First Supply. The program takes graduates through rotations throughout the organization to learn the full depth and breadth of our operations. 


    • Research and develop an entry-level recruiting/trainee program
    • Guide planning, implementation, training and communication support for university recruitment process efforts, program rollouts, and launch of new processes
    • Full cycle ownership of our College Recruiting Trainee Program
    • Establish and maintain relationships with various campuses across the region
    • Exercise creative sourcing strategies to attract a diverse, qualified pipeline of candidates
    • Build long-standing relationships with university faculty and career centers
    • Create strategy for campus outreach to student organizations and clubs
    • Continue to develop the Recruiting Trainee Program making it a destination of choice for recent graduates
    • Work collaboratively with local and regional leadership to ensure successful completion of the trainee program by trainees
    • Actively participate in events sponsored by industry groups


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field
    • Required: candidate has prior experience working with university relations, campus recruiting or career services managing high volumes of candidates
    • 1+ years of project management experience
    • Ability to influence and negotiate diplomatically and fairly with a wide range of leaders internally and externally
    • Must exhibit a strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills
    • High degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook and Internet applications
    • Enthusiastic networking abilities, projecting a warm, engaging professional presence
    • Knack for managing multiple priorities with a positive, can-do attitude, particularly during peak periods of high volume
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Refocus daily work priorities in an instant based on business need
    • Prioritize multiple work requests
    • Maintain a positive and upbeat attitude in high work volume situations
    • Ability to work successfully in a team-oriented environment, yet also able to accomplish tasks and responsibilities while working alone with little supervision
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
    • Satisfactory score on the Caliper Assessment
    • Ability to read, speak, understand and write English
    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure
    • Attendance on a regular and consistent basis
    • Ability to travel without restriction 50%. Most travel will be day travel or require 1-2 overnight stays per trip

    First Supply LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.  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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