Principal Business Analyst

Date: Feb 10, 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.


  • This is a key position in the Operations IT team that supports all aspects of our Operations functions – Supply Chain, Production, Transportaion, Distribution, Quality
  • The primary focus and area of support for this position will be end-to end SAP production cycle in a Manufacturing environment
  • Implement and support SAP applications and integrations to other software applications



  • Lead the implementation of SAP projects in the areas of SAP PP, MM and QM, including requirement analysis, business process design, configuration, testing & training
  • Support business processes in Operations function as they relate to the SAP PP, MM, QM modules and the integration points
  • Analyze, develop and complete assigned break/fix requests and execute the needed changes in configuration
  • Develop functional specifications and work closely with the developers on reports, interfaces, conversions, enhancements and forms
  • Support different forms of Testing as executed in standard SAP platforms
  • Works directly with the business users to implement projects and improve business processes and operational efficiencies by implementing best practices in processes or systems
  • Solves complex problems which may require detailed investigations



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Business or related fields
  • Minimum 10 years of applicable IT experiences with minimum 5 years in SAP environment
  • Thorough understanding of business operations in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in configuring and managing end-to end SAP PP production cycle in a Manufacturing environment including make to order (MTO), make to stock (MTS)
  • Experience with manufacturing execution system (MES), for example DMM
  • Understanding of integrations with other SAP modules especially inventory management, warehouse management, sales and distribution
  • Understanding of ABAP concepts, reading & debugging code, designing & implementing user-exits
  • Ability to troubleshoot and fix systems issues in the areas of PP,MM & QM processes in SAP system



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

  • 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


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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