First Supply

  • Outside Sales

    Location US-WI-Appleton
    Posted Date 1 week ago(7/8/2019 12:05 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!


    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 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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