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Quality Assurance Test Lead

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.


Organizational Summary:


Tennant is a recognized leader in designing, manufacturing, and marketing solutions for industrial and commercial markets, with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. With a vision to become a global leader in water-based sustainable cleaning and other technologies, Tennant creates innovative solutions, such as our ec-H2O products, that are changing the way the world cleans.


Tennant employees work to create a cleaner, safer, healthier world.  Tennant is a company that cares about what it's doing, and the sustainability of its products, and works every day to develop new solutions that clean exceptionally well, but don't damage the environment.  Employees of Tennant Company work with a spirit of Stewardship. Very simply, Stewardship is a filter for our actions and decision-making, as we strive to leave things in better condition than when we found them. 


Purpose & Scope

The Quality Assurance Test Lead is responsible for providing application testing in support of the SAP S4 journey. As a member of IT Team, in this role you’ll take the lead in all aspects of the testing effort to ensure success in the implementation of S4 HANA. This includes test planning, co-ordination and execution of testing.


  • Coordinate system and process design across multiple functional work streams, IT, master data and reporting teams.
  • Define, and monitor testing/QA processes while continually improving the overall software quality and turnaround time for changes.
  • Scope, Plan and Manage testing activities ranging from unit testing, integration to user acceptance testing.
  • Identify and analyze defects for prioritization and routing to appropriate team for resolution.
  • Partner with Information Technology personnel for fast and effective turnaround of defects.
  • Lead and manage day-to-day Testing / QA activities for the Testing / QA team.
  • Work closely with Business Analysts, Project Managers, Developers, and application manager to achieve on-time delivery of project, ensuring high quality standards.
  • Establish testing /QA objectives and define appropriate metrics to measure success.
  • Define and implement quality standards, processes, and procedures.
  • Develop test plans, scenarios, and scripts for the testing of SAP.
  • Implement automated Testing / QA tools and technologies to increase the effectiveness of the QA process.
  • Work with project management to insert Testing / QA milestones throughout the development lifecycle, including quality acceptance, stress, load, regression and/or integration testing.
  • Facilitate / coordinate end-user / UAT testing.
  •  Define a process to track, resolve, and report defects and generate and publish metrics.
  • Test applications against requirements, designs, and / or other applicable project documentation.
  • Test deployment procedures against user and system documentation.
  •  Ensure quality control by conducting walkthroughs, reviewing checklists, auditing deliverables, and evaluating project milestones against established objectives.
  • Ability and desire to mentor and share Testing / QA knowledge with team members.





  • 10+ years of SAP experience.
  • 10+ years of Quality Assurance experience.
  • 5+ years of SAP Integration Management experience.
  • Previous Test Lead experience.
  • Ability to lead a global team.
  • Excellent communication (verbal & written) skills.
  • Experience in software release management.
  • Experience in multiple SDLC methodologies, including Waterfall, Iterative, and Agile.


REQUIRED INTERPERSONAL & BEHAVIORAL SKILLS:  In addition to the General Responsibilities, the following are requisite interpersonal and behavior skills of the position:


  • Self-driven individual to learn and collaborate with business and technical teams
  • Ability to work with multiple business units independently to document well understood requirements and dependencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and accurately prioritize work, be detail-oriented, understand when urgency is required and use good judgment in varied situations
  • Ability to concentrate on tasks, make decisions and work calmly and effectively in a high-pressure, deadline-oriented environment
  • Willingness to be flexible with time and adjust to a changing work environment
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships, both internally and externally, while maintaining a client service orientation
  • Ability to use sound judgment and discretion in dealing with sensitive or confidential information
  • Consistent attendance either onsite or remotely as needed by the business
  • Ability to take direction and accept supervision, while also work independently when needed



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, 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

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