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Sales Professional

Pune, Maharashtra, India

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H.B. Fuller is a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemicals across all industries throughout the world.  While our products are virtually invisible, they play a vital role in ensuring the quality of modern life and we are committed to connecting what matters to solve some of the world's biggest adhesion challenges.



  • Accountability for results 
  • Customer focused – creating value
  • Demonstrates functional excellence 
  • Demonstrates business acumen 
  • Embraces change and innovation


  • Sales professional is accountable for delivering annual business results, aligned with business plan, sales, CM and volume
  • Growth – focuses effort on delivering growth and maintains existing business to deliver plan
  • Negotiates pricing and margin (aligned with the business) using value selling at optimum price and margin for HBF


  • Drive customer intimacy by delivering HBF’s value proposition tailored to meet the needs of the customer
  • Promote, quantify and expertly sell value, which differentiates HBF in the market and adds value to our customers
  • Consistently deliver value to our customers to realize customer loyalty and minimize erosion
  • Provide insight to the customer through expert application of knowledge in the industry Anticipate current and future needs of the customer through deep understanding of the customer’s business
  • Promote and sell latest HBF products and technology thereby enhancing our position in the market as an innovative leader
  • Begin to demonstrate the ability to teach the customer on current market trends and issues, and is able to be a strategic partner to our customers on key issues such as raw material trends


  • Consistently manage activities to ensure all EHS requirements are followed
  • Leverage all sales processes, including, consistently applies the HBF sales process
  • Independently technically support the customer for standard needs, including running a product demonstration
  • Identify, develop and close new business opportunities and communicate forecasting needs to the business
  • Intimately know the territory/industry, including developing new business pipeline
  • Manage time by balancing effort between existing business and new business pipeline
  • Provide timely monthly reports and all necessary internal/external communication, and collaboration with other stakeholders
  • Understands competitive landscape and how to position HBF for advantage


  • Implement business pricing strategy based on business guidelines, expertly delivers price increases thereby enabling prices to stick
  • Promote HBF products and technologies to optimize profitability
  • Allocate own resources in a planned and consistent way with the business strategy
  • Manage impact on profitability from terms and conditions, supply chain, days outstanding and other aspects
  • Manage T&E expenses to budget


  • Provide voice of the customer feedback into the organization
  • Promote and sell innovative HBF technologies that create competitive advantage and optimize value for customers
  • Adapt easily to a dynamic environment and maintain high levels of motivation and engagement


  • Negotiating: Negotiates more complex situations within and outside of the organization. Thoughtfully develops creative solutions that satisfy all parties.
  • Growing a sales territory: A solid understanding of business, financials, products/services, the market and the needs of assigned accounts; may help to develop colleagues' understanding of business and other development needs.
  • Presenting: Comfortably presents to a broad and diverse group, maintaining group focus and appropriately responds to unrehearsed questions. Progresses agenda.
  • Questioning / Listening: Actively listens to others; asks appropriate questions indicating interest in customers’ business with broad knowledge of the subject; focuses without interruption; evaluates verbal statements and nonverbal behavior to gain insight; responds appropriately in a non-judgmental manner.
  • Communicating: Delivers accurate, clear, and concise messages. Presents an open persona that encourages even the most reluctant person to express his/her views. Demonstrates the ability to recognize when others are having difficulty understanding his/her messages and adapts style appropriately.
  • Prospecting: Applies effective techniques, promptly establishes connection with key contacts at new prospects with relevant messaging, assesses needs / interest and prioritizes in own pipeline activity.
  • Being a team player: Seeks to work with teams. Encourages people with opposing viewpoints to express their thoughts. Assumes accountability for team goals.


  • Technical knowledge of products & services
    • Applies problem-solving skills using technical knowledge, and is able to independently, technically support customer
  • Sales Process & Sales Tools
    • Creates advantage through deep understanding of customer needs and accelerates sales process by selecting the right opportunities
  • Trends in market & industry
    • Has a broad understanding of markets and industry, and frequently weaves knowledge into conversations with customers
  • Supply chain
    • Is able to optimizes offer for the customer and HBF by creatively using supply chain knowledge
  • Equipment & application process
    • Able to recommend basic improvements to customers' processes
  • Substrate
    • Has broad working knowledge of multiple substrates with advantages and disadvantages of each
  • Business  Acumen
    • Consistently applies pricing strategy to achieve margin goals
    • Has broad understanding of all key business concepts




  • New business development activities, which represents >50% of time.
  • Travel across Northern India which represents > 50% of time.

Minimum Requirements

  • 4-year college degree, with a technical/mechanical, marketing, or chemistry background preferred
  • 6+ years of relevant sales experience in Industrial B2B selling, proven track record in sales targets, account management and new market developments.
  • Background of selling Adhesive to Electronics / New Energy customers will be an advantage.
  • Has Experience in Key Account Management and Channel Partners management.
  • Has Expertise in delivering client focused solutions based on customer needs, Able to build & develop a value proposition to differentiate HB Fuller from its competitors  
  • Capable of becoming an expert on customer applications and machinery.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel.
  • Travel time depends on the size/geography of the territory.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Position will be based in Pune

H.B. Fuller is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and proud to have created a collaborative culture where employees around the world are seen, heard, and respected. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or marital status or status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected classification.

H.B. Fuller does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or staffing firms. To conduct business with H.B. Fuller, a written service agreement must be executed by Human Resources prior to submitting any information relating to a potential candidate. Without a signed service agreement, H.B. Fuller shall not be obligated for payment of any fee or compensation.

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