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Supply Chain Resiliency 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.


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Supply Chain Resiliency Manager


The Supply Chain Resiliency Manager (SCRM) will lead Tennant’s chronically constrained purchased components into recovery.  This highly visible role will manage company wide component issues working with global leaders in manufacturing, quality, continuous improvement, material control, strategic sourcing and sales.  The successful candidate will have manufacturing & continuous improvement experience, high critical thinking skills, drive to solve problems and excellent analytical skills.  The candidate should be excited to work in a fast-paced environment with changing circumstances in home, office, and manufacturing environments. 


The core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.


Specific job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Recovery management

  • Drive purchase component recovery plan (through ownership and influence) from creation to completion.
  • Work conjointly with suppliers to prioritize recovery actions based on overall impact.
  • Solicit support from engineering and continuous improvement to help improve supplier performance; potentially working onsite at suppliers for extended periods during production hours.
  • Implement improvement metrics.
  • Establish business cases for investments and/or prioritization
  • Implement necessary contingency and mitigation plans
  • Facilitate internal communication and prioritization with constrained suppliers
  • Maintain recovery status and provide updates at various internal meetings
  • Improve supply continuity

Allocation management

  • Leverage data-driven analyses to make allocation decisions
  • Communicate all potential risks across the organization
  • Collaborate with material control to ensure allocation adherence
  • Support budgeting process with known and potential risks


Basic Qualifications

  • Strong desire to make immediate impact.
  • 8+ years in manufacturing environment; production leadership, material control, finance, or sourcing
  • Proficiency in translating technical data into meaningful messages for internal and external audiences
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and communicate effectively
  • Excellent project management, organizational and time management abilities
  • Ability to work independently as well as cross-functionally and cross-culturally
  • Negotiation and influencing skills
  • Change management leadership
  • Broad perspective: has ability to “connect the dots” and utilize strategic thinking; demonstrates curiosity.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with effectively collaborating with all levels of independent contributors and leaders across multiple organizations and functions.
  • SAP experience preferred
  • Power BI experience a plus
  • Creative problem-solver with strong analytical skills
  • Superb communicator with excellent presentation 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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