First Supply

  • Fluid Handling Sales & Marketing Manager

    Location US-WI-Green Bay | US-WI-Appleton | US-WI-Sheboygan | US-WI-Oshkosh
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/17/2018 1:19 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-2701
    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 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!

    Responsibilities

    • Develop and manage departmental budget goals and strategies
    • Provide personal contact with salespeople, customers and vendors
    • Make regular sales calls to determine client needs
    • Assist clients with special requests and problems (supply information, resolve complaints)
    • Prepare and present special quotations
    • Perform “trouble-shooting” for problems relating to fluid handling products
    • Initiate and manage all promotional activities for fluid handling products
    • Prospect for and establish new accounts
    • Identify and develop new sales opportunities
    • Plan and execute annual product show for customers
    • Gather competitive information
    • Identify trends in customer satisfaction or dissatisfaction
    • Attend sales and product review meetings; participate in conference calls
    • Keep records as required
    • Maintain high technical knowledge of fluid handling product
    • Stay abreast of product developments, changes in local codes and consumer preferences
    • Recommend to Purchasing Department new product additions and existing product deletions
    • Assist the General Manager in departmental hiring, development, evaluation, retention and dismissal
    • Assist in the promoting of equal opportunity and affirmative action employment practices
    • Participate in trade association functions, local business community affairs, etc
    • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned by the General Manager

    Qualifications

    • Five years experience in related trade fields
    • Extensive pump and water well product knowledge
    • Progressive management experience with demonstrated success
    • Computer knowledge and skills with the ability to learn First Supply LLC’s business system
    • Satisfactory score on the Wonderlic Personnel Test and/or 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

    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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