Administrative Assistant

Date: Aug 7, 2019

Location: Golden Valley, MN, US, 55422

Tennant Company is a recognized leader of the cleaning industry. Since 1870 we have been passionate about developing innovative and sustainable solutions that help our customers clean more spaces more effectively, addressing indoor and outdoor cleaning challenges. Our products include equipment for maintaining surfaces in industrial, commercial and outdoor environments; detergent-free and other sustainable cleaning technologies; cleaning tools and supplies; and coatings for protecting, repairing and upgrading surfaces. With more than $1B in revenue, Tennant Company operates in three geographic business units including the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific. Join the company committed to empowering our customers to create a cleaner, safer and healthier world with high-performance cleaning solutions that minimize waste, reduce costs, improve safety and further sustainability goals.

Tennant is looking for a high caliber, proactive Administrative Assistant to provide vital support to the North America Sales group. In this challenging role, you will:


  • Maintain executives’ appointment schedule by planning and scheduling meetings, conferences, teleconferences, and travel
  • Troubleshoot any issues that may arise while a leader is traveling
  • Update executives about appointments with various clients and proactively alerts to scheduling conflicts
  • Assist executives in meetings, preparing documents and presentations
  • Planning/coordination the agenda for internal meetings with oversight/input from participants
  • Collaborate with various leaders to pull together concise and consistent presentations, email communications, and newsletters to aid in the distribution of information
  • Coordinate customer events and corporate visits
  • Assist in preparation of presentations by compiling data; developing presentation formats and materials
  • Manage expense reports and all related processes
  • Welcome guests and customers by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or directing inquiries
  • Field incoming calls and correspondence and alert necessary parties to any urgent issues
  • Prepares and distributes reports by collecting and analyzing information using Microsoft Excel and other company data systems
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities
  • Order and maintain inventory of customer and team member giveaways and Tennant logo items
  • Order and maintain office supplies
  • Contributes to the team effort by assisting in other duties as needed  


Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of standard office administrative practices and procedures
  • Organizational and planning skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Information gathering and information monitoring skills
  • Problem analysis and problem solving skills
  • Judgment and decision-making ability
  • Strong customer focus
  • Action oriented
  • Confidentiality
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to multitask, yet be flexible
  • Ability to interact successfully across all levels of management


Required Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, plus at least 5 years of related experience
  • At least 3 years of experience providing support at the executive level
  • Proficient computer skills and intermediate knowledge of MS Office Suite, including proven knowledge of PowerPoint and Excel
  • Experience with Concur and SAP preferred



Let us introduce you to Tennant Company. We’re everywhere. In your sports clubs, shopping malls, office buildings, parking lots. We make things that make things look like new. We bring new cleaning ideas to market. There is new dirt every day and our machines clean it up. With manufacturing operations and sales, service and support functions across globe, your journey at Tennant can take you places you never expected. If you want to get your hands dirty on a project, step up with your own ideas, or maybe even explore talents you never knew you had, Tennant Company is a place where that can happen. Because at Tennant, we like to think like new. 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.


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