Senior IT Manager

Date: Jul 5, 2019

Location: Minneapolis, MN, US, 55440

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.


As a Senior IT Manager at Tennant you’ll have a key position within an IT management team that supports business functions using SAP ECC. In this role you’ll primarily support business areas such as Sales, Finance, Supply Chain and Operations. In addition, you’ll manage and develop a global team of 8-12 analysts while leading multiple projects. If you’re looking for a role with high impact both on processes and people then this is the right opportunity for you.  




  • Responsible for ensuring the overall success of SAP projects, enhancements and production support through direction, coordination, and oversight of a global team of employees and professional services
  • Recruit, manage and continually develop a global IT staff of direct reports to make world class partners for Tennant Business functions
  • Manage staff to solve complex problems considering required business functionality, sustainability, and scalability of solutions.  Ensure that new functionality and enhancements do not adversely affect existing IT solutions that support business functionality
  • Establish and maintain a close working relationship with Tennant Company business leaders/personnel at all levels in Americas, EMEA and APAC
  • Drive continuous improvement in IT processes and increase operational efficiencies
  • Maintain required IT controls, including SOX and other audit requirements
  • Be available for scheduled on-call duties


Education and Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or Business preferred
  • Minimum 12 years of applicable IT experience
  • Minimum 5 years of supervisory experience
  • Minimum 5 years of SAP ECC working knowledge
  • Strong leadership experience, including managing direct reports, global team, project teams and IT projects/portfolios
  • Experience with best practice project management approaches to ensure team delivers on all project commitments
  • Blend of business acumen, systems knowledge, and critical thinking
  • Experience in supporting broad business functions, including Sales, Operations and Finance 
  • Ability to communicate with internal customers at all levels of management in a non-technical manner
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, appropriately and effectively communicate across all levels and functions within the organization
  • Demonstrate a strong level of collaboration to meet global customer needs
  • Ability to influence others to accept practices and approaches
  • Ability to convert business needs into comprehensive requirements and direct analysts and support staff to implement and support global IT solutions
  • Strong organizational and prioritizing skills with demonstrated ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Work independently and able to contribute to the overall success of a team.  Strong relationship building capabilities with colleagues both within and outside of IT
  • Systematic, disciplined and analytical approach to problem solving for complex issues and concerns


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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