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Global Sr. Product Manager

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.

 

The Sr. Product Manager will support sales growth through marketing efforts, managing current solutions & developing new solutions, implementing pricing strategies, portfolio lifecycle management, and sales support. The Sr. Product Manager will develop a deep understanding of the market including applications, competitors and customer needs.  They will utilize that market knowledge to identify growth opportunities and develop winning solutions. The Sr. Product Manager will also need to effectively communicate with key internal stakeholders and influence other functional teams such as sales, service, engineering field operations, global supply, production and marketing among others. The Sr. Product Manager will be accountable for achieving annual revenue, growth, and profit targets.


Key responsibilities & elements of the role include:

  • Deep understanding of market dynamics including competition, trends, new technologies & pricing in order to inform appropriate decision making for the product line. 
  • Ability to analyze large sets of data and interpret into actionable information that will help in the management of current solutions as well as development of new solutions
  • Work closely with customers to research and document Commercial Scrubber product line needs for development of the product line roadmap
  • Partner with sales & service leadership, sales, field admin, engineering and finance in the development of new solutions.
  • Develop and implement growth strategies based on market needs in an effort to increase profitability of the product line.
  • Portfolio lifecycle management with a strong emphasis on providing customer value while achieving margin goals.
  • Collaborate with marketing to update and develop new collateral & tools to help drive awareness. Develop promotions, campaigns, and brand awareness of Tennant’s organization and solutions.
  • Globally define, develop and launch new solutions by partnering with global contacts
  • Understand competitive pricing & programs as well as those within adjacent industries.
  • Develop a pricing strategy on new solutions as well as manage annual price adjustments to grow portfolio revenue.
  • Support supply chain, sourcing and operations manage and improve product quality.

 

Required Skills

  • Self-starter, comfortable dealing with abstract or ambiguous problems independently
  • Able to develop and communicate strategy and a vision of the future that inspires
  • Experience managing change
  • High level of business acumen and ability to spot market and business trends, pattern recognition, demonstrated history of delivering P&L results
  • Cross-functional leadership – ability to lead complex projects involving global stakeholders across multiple functions and regions
  • Team player with excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Data analysis – ability to analyze data and recommend action based on the information
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel & PowerPoint, experience working in SAP desired
  • Good Mechanical Aptitude & understanding of Operation and Value Stream Engineering


Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in business/marketing is desired, Marketing/Business/MBA is preferred
  • 10 years of professional work experience, preferably with an emphasis in product management
  • Experience working with business-to-business and the cleaning industry preferred. 
  • Willingness to travel domestically & internationally – up to 20% of the time
  • Successful track record for problem solving, idea generation and program execution
     

 

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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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