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Logistics & Operations 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.


Operations Manager, Distribution

This is an exciting opportunity to have a significant impact on customer satisfaction and distribution process in a growing company!

Tennant is a $1 Billion company and recognized leader in designing, manufacturing, and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. With a vision to become a global leader in chemical-free cleaning and other technologies, Tennant creates innovative solutions that are changing the way the world cleans. Tennant products include equipment used to maintain indoor and outdoor surfaces, as well as equipment parts, service, maintenance, and financing.


Job Description:

The Operations Manager will be responsible for DC operations, comprising of approximately 90 people. The role will oversee all distribution activities to ensure successful performance through timely and accurate receiving, put-away, picking, packing, and shipping. This includes identifying where the distribution is under-performing and driving the team to implement sustainable solutions.

Identify and proactively report on the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in order to communicate performance status and identify areas for opportunity

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with peers and internal customers in order to communicate effectively, collaborate across functions, and strategically implement solutions
  • Partner with Materials Management team to implement a process that will routinely identify opportunities to improve delivery and warehouse efficiency
  • Work with Sales and Customer Service to establish effective communication about ongoing delivery issues related to brush manufacturing or other distribution-related causes
  • Clearly identify roles and responsibilities within warehouse staff to drive effective accountability and ownership of actions
  • Manage a safe workplace by advocating safety training and accident preparedness
  • Partner with the exempt team to develop challenging Individual Development Plans to continually develop and grow our Leadership Team
  • Develop strategic business plans to ensure the financial success of the Louisville distribution center


Required Skills:

  • Customer-focused
  • Strategic and proactive problem-solver
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Lean, Six Sigma, or other process improvement experience
  • Floor focused, hands-on leadership style


Required Experience:

  • 7-10 years Distribution experience
  • 5 years of direct supervision experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management, Engineering, or General Business


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, 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.

Nearest Major Market: Louisville

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