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Senior Human Resources Business Partner

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.


Come join the HR team at Tennant Company! As an HRBP for Tennant’s North America Sales and Service Business Unit (NABU), you will support our North America Service Business. In this hybrid role, you will support North American-based employees and leadership teams by providing guidance and counsel on employee relations, performance management, training, and HR compliance.  This role will closely partner with HR colleagues to ensure consistent coverage and support across NABU. If you are a self-starter, who collaborates well to build relationships, add value and elevate the HR value add, then this is the role for you.



  • Develop a high level of business knowledge and a strong partnership with employees and managers.
    • Supports US and Canada employees
  • Provide strong customer service regarding employee-related matters.
  • Manage employee relations proactively by recommending employee relations practices to establish and maintain a positive employer-employee relationship.
  • Coach and develop managers to lead high-performing teams and grow our people.
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition on staffing efforts to attract and onboard top talent while using the most efficient and economical processes.  Advise leaders on workforce planning best practices and hiring decision to ensure acquisition of top talent
  • In partnership with the HR Manager, facilitate the annual performance management process to include goal setting, mid-year check-ins, annual appraisals, and compensation planning.
  • Support the organization on employee development to include training, development plans, and career pathing.
  • Partner with Compensation to ensure market competitiveness.
  • Facilitate timely communication to the organization regarding organizational changes, staff changes, and other important topics. Track headcount moves.
  • Frequently run and analyze reports to support business decisions and track changes.
  • Support DE&I activities.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Human Resources or related field
  • Minimum 3 years of Human Resources Generalist experience; preference for 5+ years
  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills with demonstrated ability to influence.
  • Exposure to some or all of the main HR disciplines including talent acquisition, performance management, organizational development, compensation, benefits, HRIS, and employee relations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • PHR or SPHR preferred.
  • Business acumen, ability to build strong relationships with internal customers
  • Knowledge and understanding of Federal, State, and Local legislation regarding employment and labor laws.  Preferred experience working with CA and Canada.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and comfortable in ambiguity.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information



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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, 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.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

Job Segment: HR Generalist, HR, Recruiting, Employee Relations, HRIS, Human Resources

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