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Principal Talent Development Specialist

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 Principal Talent Development Specialist is an integral member of the Global HR Team and will be responsible for Tennant company's listening strategy, performance management, leadership development programs, employee development tools, and leading efforts that enhance continuous learning. The Principal Talent Development Specialist will assess development needs, identify objectives, design tools, deliver solutions, and evaluate outcomes that facilitate professional development, leadership, and continuous learning for Tennant Company's global workforce. This position reports to the Director of Talent Management and will collaborate and create solutions for multiple functions within the organization.


  • Evaluate the global individual and organizational development needs to design, develop and cultivate Global Leadership and employee Professional Development content based on various learning approaches: blended learning, embedded on-the-job learning, social / collaborative learning, coaching, and mentoring. This includes the Leading Others and Leading Leaders Learning Path.
  • Design and develop interactive multimedia e-learning solutions. Collaborate with North America Learning & Development team on Learning Management System (LMS) deployments.
  • Establish partnerships and alliances with various institutions/vendors to implement effective development programs.
  • Develop and implement tools to measure the effectiveness of leadership and employee development programs
  • Ownership of the Tennant Listening strategy which includes vendor management, messaging, semi-annual enterprise engagement measurements & insights, onboarding, exit, and partnering with the business on other ad hoc survey requests.
  • Responsible for the Global Tennant performance management strategy including philosophy, process, and tools for feedback and calibration.
  • Ownership of the Tennant Talent Framework and tools.
  • Partnership with the Sr. Manager of DE&I on deployment of employee and leader education and feedback tools.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources, Industrial/Organizational Psychology or a related discipline or experience commensurate with degree program.
  • 7+ years learning and development experience, including hands on experience in training, curriculum creation, and organizational development, preferably in a global environment.
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office suite of software (especially, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience using e-learning development tools such as Articulate Storyline, Captivate, Audacity, Camtasia, Photoshop or Illustrator.
  • Curiosity to explore, implement, and integrate new approaches and technologies.
  • Demonstrated adult learning techniques and facilitation skills.
  • Experience with 360 feedback tools and delivering 360 feedback.
  • Overall aptitude for learning emerging technologies quickly and providing support for system users.
  • Self-directed learner who seeks opportunities to develop additional skills. Independently and proficiently applies occupational knowledge and skills. Remains current with trends in profession. Leads and guides others to develop new skills or knowledge.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently in a diverse and fast paced environment.
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented with strong follow-through skills and project management skills.


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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.

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