First Supply

  • Branch Supervisor

    Location US-WI-Oshkosh
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/5/2018 4:59 PM)
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    # Positions
  • 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!


    Reporting to the Branch Manager, the Branch Supervisor is responsible for achieving successful financial and operational objectives for their facility, as well as the local management presence for First Supply customers.


    • Oversee and manage the operations of a local facility
    • Hands-on role participating in sales, customer service or warehouse operations as needed
    • Provide direct input on personnel decisions
    • Interacts effectively with customers, maintaining and developing customer relationships
    • Keeps abreast of industry trends; attends trade shows, conventions and seminars as appropriate or as directed
    • Performs the duties inherent in all supervisory positions
    • Promotes equal opportunity and affirmative action employment practices
    • Directs training duties as needed
    • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned by the Branch Manager


    • College degree in related field or equivalent experience preferred
    • 3+ years of progressive supervisory experience with demonstrated success
    • 2+ years experience in a wholesale distribution enterprise
    • 1+ years experience with plumbing or HVAC or fluid handling
    • Solid computer proficiency, particularly with Microsoft Office and Excel
    • ERP experience required
    • Computer knowledge and skills particularly with Microsoft Office (Excel, etc)
    • 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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