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Supply Chain Analyst - Purchasing Specialist

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.


Supply Chain Analyst

Manages and analyzes single site or moderate risk supply chain activities.  Develops single level supply chain business models to achieve improvements within business processes, demand planning, capacity mgmt. inventory mgmt or logistics costs.  Makes strategic decisions under time constraints.  Provides input for developing supply chain processes and procedures.  Requires a high level of strategic thinking versus limited tactical execution.

Example:  Design and implement cost improvement business models that achieve strategic process improvements.



  • Implement and support single site or moderate risk level changes to business tools and processes (continuous process improvement
  • Analyze single site or moderate level materials and sources to recommend improvements and/or enhancements
  • Lead moderate and mid-level projects implementing process changes 
  • Communicate project status to management: status reports, formal updates
  • Identify and establish single site or moderate level policies and procedures for the supply chain.
  • Develops and delivers business plans or models to the business unit and develops issue resolution strategy.
  • Requires ability to define intermediate risk or intermediate level problems, collect data, analyze data, offer solutions, and implement to achieve the desired results.
  • Recognize, develop, and complete strategic with some tactical level work plans for single site or moderate risk projects.
  • Develop and implement business process improvements
  • Facilitate intermediate teams having explicit objectives and scope.
  • Lead single site or moderate level cross-functional projects.
  • Ability to work independently and thrive in non-hierarchical organization.



  • Requires a 4-year degree in any of the following: Supply Chain, Business, Technology and/or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in the areas of Purchasing, Inventory Control, or Production Scheduling preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience and execution of lean tools including pull systems, PDCA thinking, Kanban value stream maps and PFEP.
  • SAP experience preferred.



  • Builds strong working relationships with internal and/or external customers
  • Identifies unexpressed customer needs and potential products/ services to meet those needs
  • Willingly accepts assignments that will expand his/her capabilities
  • Seeks opportunities to learn from others who have more experience and tenure in the organization
  • Actively participates in creation of own development plans
  • Is quick to recognize situations where change is needed and takes steps to implement change
  • Supports organizational change (e.g., asks questions, abandons past ways of doing things, etc.)
  • Demonstrates effective presentation skills
  • Independently composes written materials and proposals that convey information clearly and concisely
  • Builds reciprocal working relationships with people from across organization or with customers
  • Builds trust with others by acting in a way that is consistent with group/organizational expectations
  • Takes responsibility for addressing critical roadblocks to achieving goals
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency about results
  • Demonstrates a breadth of technical/functional knowledge outside of core specialty
  • Creates technical best practices and teaches them internally
  • Seeks out and works effectively with others who have different perspectives, backgrounds and/or styles
  • Informs managers of delays or problems in his/her work that may affect projects
  • Learns how to use time management techniques to make efficient use of own time and show respect for others’ time
  • Gains a basic understanding of how to get things done in the organization
  • Actively participates in creation of own development plans


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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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