Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. Prospector Sales in Portland, Oregon

Job Description:

If a career with an organization that rewards performance and provides a stable and supportive environment for its associates nationwide sounds good to you, Ferguson may be just the place for you. Our people are our biggest asset and share a common passion for customer service, which has helped shape us into the industry leader we are today.

Ferguson is currently seeking the right individual to fill an immediate need for an Prospector Outside Sales Representative (this is non-commissioned position). If you have a love of meeting people and providing great customer service coupled with an interest in contributing directly to the bottom line of a multi-billion-dollar organization, this is the position for you!


As a Prospector Outside Sales Representative, you will:

  • Prospecting, finding new customers, develop small contractor accounts and non-traditional business

  • Develop and maintain relationships with new customer base, as well as existing house accounts insuring their satisfaction with our products and services at all times

  • Monitor sales trends and product performance results

  • Continually enhance sales skills and product knowledge in order to promote a professional image in the field

  • Work with other branch personnel to ensure great customer service from the order to the delivery and beyond


A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred, but prior experience in Plumbing Sales within our industry, will be considered. A successful Prospector Outside Sales Rep will possess the following:

  • Residential/commercial plumbing sales background is strongly recommended

  • Not afraid of cold-calling, a strong sales presence, a self-starter; entrepreneur

  • Proven ability to sell and build relationships with customers

  • Must be proactive, innovative and have the ability to drive sales

  • Understands what a ‘sense of urgency’ means to our customers and responds accordingly

  • Detail oriented with the ability to multi-task and handle large sales volume

  • Works well with managers and vendor representatives

  • Willingness to passionately embrace local associations

  • Strong customer service and communication skills

  • Team player with a positive attitude


As a large, successful company who prides itself on its stability, Ferguson can offer a competitive benefits package which includes the following: medical (two plans to choose from), dental, vision, disability, retirement savings with company match, paid leave (holidays, vacation, sick, personal, and floating holidays), recognition programs, community involvement opportunities, and much more!

The Company is an equal opportunity employer as well as a government contractor that shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a), which prohibits discrimination against qualified protected Veterans and the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(A), which prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability.

Ferguson raises the bar for industry standards as the top-rated wholesale supplier of commercial and residential plumbing supplies. However, our expertise goes beyond plumbing. We are a diverse distributor that spans multiple businesses including HVAC/R, waterworks and industrial. In the past 65 years, we’ve grown from a local distributor to a $15 billion dollar company with more than 1,400 locations and over 24,000 associates nationwide. We pride ourselves on delivering world-class service, and our customers know that “Nobody expects more from us than we do” is more than just a tagline to Ferguson associates. It’s a cultural belief that is demonstrated every day through exceptional customer service, product selection and industry knowledge.