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Benefits Analyst

At Tennant Company, we are committed to stewardship and creating a cleaner, safer and healthier world. With manufacturing, operations and sales, service, and support functions across the globe, your journey at Tennant can take you places you never expected. Tennant Company is a globally recognized leader in the cleaning equipment industry. For the past 150 years, we have been passionate about developing and manufacturing innovative and sustainable solutions for our customers.




  • Shared responsibility for coordinating all employee benefits education, conducting and preparing materials for benefit orientation.
  • Assist in the planning, development and redesigning of company benefits programs
  • Support the analysis, implementation and administration of plan designs.  Assist in managing annual projects such as Open Enrollment, year-end tasks, and own vendor interface file transitions and audits.
  • Interacts with IT during benefit program enhancements or updates. Performs unit testing to ensure proper program functionality.  Partners with IT for articulating benefit changes and testing of new programs.
  • Absence & Disability Management - Work with outsourced vendor to manage all absences, leaves and disabilities and ensure quality execution. 
  • Manage all absence data in Payroll/HRIS system.
  • Work with current vendor to perform daily administration of Tennant’s 401(k) plan, such as verifying demographic information, escalated issue resolution, annual matching true up, and monthly profit sharing contributions.  Work closely with Benefits Manager for any plan level decision making and/or legal or compliance related issues.
  • Maintain employee benefit records in payroll/HRIS system, process benefit changes, and prepare required reports.
  • Maintain process documentation relating to benefit programs.
  • Coordinate and process all benefits related vendor billing processes and ensures timely payments.
  • Administer/coordinate additional programs or miscellaneous tasks as assigned.
  • Ensure compliance and demonstrate working knowledge of federal and state laws, such as ERISA, PPACA, ADA, ACA and FLMA.




  • Bachelor's degree
  • Three to five years of experience in benefit administration
  • Excel proficiency (Conditional Formula Writing, Pivot Tables, V-lookups)
  • HRIS implementation a plus 
  • SAP experience preferred




  • Communicate clearly and provide diligent follow up. 
  • Ability to prioritize work, handle multiple tasks, set goals and consistently deliver timely and accurate products and services.
  • Ability to work effectively with co-workers in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Must be detail orientated and have a high attention to accuracy.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to be flexible to meet business needs.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships, both internally and externally, while maintaining a client service orientation which are solution oriented.
  • Ability to use sound judgment and discretion in dealing with highly confidential information.
  • Must enjoy working independently or in a team setting.


Begin your journey with us. Let's reinvent how the world cleans. 


Equal Opportunity Employer

Tennant Company is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made on the basis of individual skill, ability, reliability, productivity, and other factors important to performance. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, military service, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic information (including family medical history), marital status, gender identity or expression, parental status, political or any other non-merit based factors protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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