The Account Manager position is expected to grow and retain HB Fuller's market share and customer base in key market segments while achieving profit sales targets. The Account Manager is expected to:
Demonstrates an ability to communicate and influence at all levels;
Technically competent and independently able to manage demonstrations and technical problem-solving;
Focused on growth (larger opportunities), and optimizing price and profitability;
Accountable for delivering results; and
Ability to train & mentor entry / new sales roles
Support Inside Sales
Work in coordination with SAM´s in Strategic Accounts.
Manage distribution channels.
Accountability for results
Customer focused – creating value
Demonstrates functional excellence
Demonstrates business acumen
Embraces change and innovation
ACCOUNTABILITY FOR RESULTS
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 and the flip pricing tool to capture the optimum price and margin for HBF
CUSTOMER FOCUSED – CREATING VALUE
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
DEMONSTRATES FUNCTIONAL EXCELLENCE
Consistently manage activities to ensure all EHS requirements are followed
Leverage all sales processes, including salesforce.com, 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
DEMONSTRATES BUSINESS ACUMEN
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
EMBRACES CHANGE AND INNOVATION
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
SALES COMPETENCIES & BEHAVIORS
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
o Applies problem-solving skills using technical knowledge, and is able to independently, technically support customer
Sales Process & Sales Tools
o Creates advantage through deep understanding of customer needs and accelerates sales process by selecting the right opportunities
Trends in market & industry
o Has a broad understanding of markets and industry, and frequently weaves knowledge into conversations with customers
o Is able to optimizes offer for the customer and HBF by creatively using supply chain knowledge
Equipment & application process
o Able to recommend basic improvements to customers' processes
o Has broad working knowledge of multiple substrates with advantages and disadvantages of each
o Consistently applies pricing strategy to achieve margin goals o Has broad understanding of all key business concepts
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
New business development activities, which represents >30% of time.
4 year college degree, with a technical/mechanical, marketing, or chemistry background preferred
5+ years of relevant sales experience; related industry and B2B experience, preferably with a chemistry background.
Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel.
Travel time depends on size/geography of the territory.
Based in South of Brazil.
Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
H.B. Fuller is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.