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Director, Global Total Rewards

With more than $1B in revenue, 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. 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.



Director, Global Total Rewards



  • The Director of Global Total Rewards plays a pivotal role in the strategic planning, development, and implementation of comprehensive compensation and benefits programs for our organization.
  • This role is key in continuing to shape our total rewards approach to attract, motivate, and retain our employees in support of Tennant’s overall objectives.
  • This role will collaborate with the other HR Centers of Excellence to drive one global, consistent people experience.



  • Develop and execute a global total rewards strategy aligned with Tennant’s objectives and investment profile.
  • Maintain an expert level of knowledge and benchmarking around market trends to ensure Total Rewards programs remain competitive and meet industry and compliance standards.
  • Engage and manage key vendor relationships, including Tennant’s broker and other compensation and benefits partners.
  • Engage with senior leadership, Human Resources, and employees to identify key priorities and opportunities for enhancing total rewards offerings. Consult with the HRBP teams on compensation and benefits related topics.
  • Connect and integrate Tennant’s total rewards strategies with Tennant’s employee value proposition, diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, and other people priorities.
  • Design, implement, and administer global compensation programs, including base pay, variable pay, and incentive plans (including equity).
  • Manage Tennant’s executive compensation program alongside VP, Talent & Total Rewards. To include, Compensation Committee materials preparation, equity management, and reporting, such as the Proxy.
  • Oversee the design and administration of employee benefits programs, including health insurance, retirement plans, wellbeing initiatives, and other benefits.
  • Apply an analytical approach to evaluate Tennant data and external trends to develop data-driven total rewards recommendations with the goal of continually improving our programs.
  • Develop metrics and analytics to assess the effectiveness of compensation and benefits programs in driving employee engagement, retention, and performance.
  • Lead a team of skilled total rewards professionals, providing coaching and development opportunities for growth.
  • Foster a collaborative and inclusive work environment focused on delivering high-quality products.



  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Finance, or related field; advanced degree or certification (e.g., MBA, CCP, CBP) a plus
  • 10 years of applicable experience, with demonstrable experience in total rewards management, with a history of designing and implementing effective compensation and benefits programs.
  • Experience designing and administering compensation and benefits programs.
  • Executive compensation and equity administration experience.
  • Global knowledge and experience preferred.
  • Results oriented with excellent analytical and project management skills. Continuous improvement mindset.
  • Ability to engage, interact and build credibility with a variety of different stakeholders.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.


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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, creed, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other basis protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.

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