Website First Supply LLC

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 Plumbing Department Manager will manage the staff and all Plumbing operations in the branch office.



  • Develop and manage departmental budget
  • Maintain consistent contact with manufacture representatives,
    customers and vendors to address any business needs
  • Initiate and manage all promotional activities for plumbing department
  • Maintain high technical knowledge of plumbing industry
  • Recommend to Purchasing Department new product additions
  • Assist clients and/or staff with special requests and problems
  • Provide performance plans and feedback for assigned staff
  • Monitor attendance of staff and make appropriate recommendations
  • Assist General Manager and/or perform in the performance review process of staff
  • Assist General Manager in the hiring and releasing of staff
  • Education and training as required by the General Manager
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned by leadership


  • College degree in related field or equivalent experience preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years experience with plumbing products
  • Previous people management experience preferred
  • Progressive management experience with demonstrated success
  • Computer knowledge and skills with the ability to learn First Supply LLC’s business system
  • Ability to interact effectively with customers and staff members
  • Ability to manage time effectively
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