First Supply

  • Commercial Quotation Preparer

    Location US-IA-Dubuque
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/7/2019 9:05 AM)
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    # Positions
    Customer Service
  • 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 Commercial Quotation Preparer is responsible for preparing quotations for both standard equipment and specialized equipment found on “Bid & Spec” jobs, and other jobs as assigned by the Sales Manager.


    • Obtain and select construction open bid reports for quotation purposes and make take-offs from bid plans.
    • Obtain current costs of products not on the master system for use when submitting quotations
    • Submit completed bids in a timely manner
    • Maintain an orderly quotation file and record of jobs quoted
    • Receive calls and offer service or phone quotes to customers
    • Actively assist customers by recommending new products or suggesting alternatives
    • Regularly attend sales meetings and participate in educational opportunities
    • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned by the General Manager or Supervisor


    • One year experience in related trade fields
    • Plumbing and heating product knowledge
    • Ability to pay attention to detail and ensure accuracy of submitted bids
    • Ability to interact effectively with customers by telephone
    • 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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