First Supply

Sales Design Consultant

3 months ago(9/13/2017 8:34 AM)
Job ID
Regular Full-Time
# Positions


Gerhard’s® is the largest and most versatile kitchen and 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. Visitors to Gerhard’s will view complete kitchen and bath suites, many of them working models. In addition to kitchen and bath accessories many specially featured products are available such as cabinetry, countertops, tankless water heaters and central vacuum systems to name a few. All product offerings include a vast selection of eco-friendly options.


Our mission is to delight our customers with a project and product experience that exceeds their expectations by providing professional service, inspirational design solutions, and the latest, most innovative quality products. We are committed to ensuring that our teams are the most knowledgeable and educated resource in the industry.

Gerhard’s is a division of First Supply®, a leading main channel wholesale distributor providing products for the plumbing, HVAC-R, builder, waterworks, pump/well & septic, industrial and municipal markets. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, First Supply has more than 600 employees in 29 operating facilities serving Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Michigan UP. The company has over $50 million in inventory and over $250 million in annual sales.


Gerhard’s Kitchen and Bath store in Minnetonka has an opening for a Sales Design Consultant specializing in decorative plumbing sales. This is a great opportunity for a results-driven sales consultant with experience in kitchen and bath design and a proven history.  This is your chance to build a rewarding career with an established company.


The Sales Design Consultant will utilize sales and design skills to deliver an experience worthy of the Gerhard’s brand.  This position will have both contractor and retail showroom sales responsibilities. 



  • Drive sales to meet and exceed sales targets set by Store Manager
  • Conduct daily follow-up on outstanding quotes
  • Develop repeat sales, new relationships and future business
  • Ensure that each customer receives outstanding service by providing a customer friendly and a professional environment which includes greeting and acknowledging every customer, and maintaining professional standards at all times during the customer’s experience
  • Follow-up on all sales to ensure customer satisfaction and service
  • Help to maintain a well-organized, aesthetically pleasing environment
  • Administer sales process to ensure timely and accurate completion of all sales:
  • Process quotes and sales paperwork
  • Contact vendors and shippers to track orders for customers and ensure quality service
  • Continue to develop sales skills and product knowledge through internal resources, vendor programs in person or online
  • Assist with normal store maintenance tasks (inventory, display maintenance, literature library, etc.)
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned by the Store Manager


  • Candidate will possess sales/service experience.
  • Plumbing Experience  preferred OR the ability to demonstrate hands-on learning through experience
  • Design experience is a plus
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including retail hours, and occasional evening hours for events
  • Highly personable, skilled at interacting with clients and prospects at a variety of knowledge and comfort levels
  • Ability to handle fast-paced and changing environment
  • Ability to effectively communicate
  • Proficient at 20/20 Design Software
  • Proficient at measuring for projects on job sites
  • Computer knowledge and skills with the ability to learn First Supply LLC’s business system
  • Effective social and negotiation skills
  • Satisfactory score on the 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/Affirmative Action Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities. 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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