Senior Supply Chain Analyst

Date: Aug 22, 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 Company is currently seeking a Senior Supply Chain Analyst for our Minneapolis Manufacturing plant.  In this role you will manages and analyzes the entire supply chain or high risk, complex activities.  The role develops across supply chain business models to achieve major improvements within business process, demand planning, capacity mgmt. inventory mgmt or logistics costs.  This role makes decisions involving a high degree of complexity and works with the management team to develop supply chain disciplines and best practices including processes and procedures.  This role requires an exceptional level of strategic thinking, change initiation and long term corporate perspective and it works proactively on global supply chain projects.  You will lead projects or portions of projects that are cross-functional with groups outside of operations on business improvements.


  • Thorough understanding of all supply chain processes including material flow, information flow, purchasing, scheduling, production planning and cycle counting
  • Lead cross-functional projects or portions of projects with cross-functional impacts outside of operations
  • Lead global initiatives within the supply chain
  • Focus on developing and implementing strategic initatives
  • Propose, implement and support multi-site or high level business tools and process enhancements (continuous process improvement).
  • Expert on analyzing, and documenting processes using standards and methodologies.
  • Analyze entire supply chain including logistics costs, materials and sources
  • Recommend improvements based on supply chain analysis
  • Lead integration of new high level process changes
  • Manage large projects related to changes in the supply chain
  • Communicate project status to all levels of management
  • Develops and delivers business plans or models for operations management and other supply chain Leaders.
  • Requires ability to define high risk or high level problems, collect data, analyze data, offer solutions, and implement to achieve the desired results.
  • Identify, develop and complete strategic level work plans for entire supply chain or high risk projects.
  • Own, develop and implement business processes and related improvements
  • Facilitate large teams having explicit objectives and scope.
  • Manage entire supply chain cross-functional projects.
  • Ability to align project or process improvement goals with functional business objectives.
  • Ability to work independently across the entire supply chain and thrive in non-hierarchical organization.



  • Requires a 4 year degree in Engineering, Business, Technology or equivalent experience.
  • 2+ years of experience.
  • ERP experience required.  SAP system experience preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience and execution of lean tools including pull systems, PDCA thinking, kanbans, value stream maps and PFEP.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship



  • Ability to make solve and make decisions involving high levels of complexity.
  • Ability to prioritize and focus on tasks, adjust to ever changing requirements, and work calmly and effectively in a high-pressure, deadline oriented environment.
  • Willingness to be flexible with time.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships, both internally and externally, while maintaining a "customer focused vision" .
  • Ability to use sound judgment and discretion in dealing with highly confidential information.
  • Consistent attendance.
  • Ability to take direction and accept supervision.
  • Ability to lead and mentor other associates.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, organize and accurately prioritize work, be detail-oriented, understand when urgency is required and use good judgment in varied situations.


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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