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Distribution Team Lead - 3rd Shift

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.



  • Provide direction, instructions, and guidance to assigned functional area(s) and complete projects as assigned. This role promotes a positive environment that fosters teamwork and ensures safe and efficient processes and procedures.



  • Provide daily work direction and prioritize workload within their function(s).
  • Responsible for department/shift in absence of supervision.
  • Motivate team members to meet deadlines and productivity goals.
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts and Kaizen events.
  • Identify, troubleshoot, and resolve bottlenecks, process failures, incomplete procedures, supply chain problems and training deficiencies. Use a data driven problem solving approach to make fact-based decisions.
  • Monitor key metrics to assess safety, quality, engagement, delivery, and cost.
  • Actively engage and collaborate with team for improvements of safety, quality, delivery and cost.
  • Provide root cause & short-term corrective action for customer service and quality issues.
  • Aid in troubleshooting problems within the function.
  • Ensure the training of associates.
  • Report violations of policies and procedures to supervisor.
  • Attend and actively participate in start of shift meetings daily.
  • Trained in security and emergency response details.
  • Spend 90% of time on the floor and 10% of time behind the computer.
  • Work on floor as assigned.



  • Prefer a 2-year degree from an accredited institution.
  • Previous experience in a distribution center environment.  Tennant Company experience preferred.
  • Experience leading teams preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and experience.



  • Ability to acquire a forklift license.
  • Actively develop leadership skills toward supervision.
  • Ability to problem-solve.
  • 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 highly confidential information.
  • Consistent attendance either onsite or remotely as needed by the business.
  • Ability to take direction and accept supervision.
  • 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.
  • Must be flexible with schedule to cover OT and absentee.



  • Must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or moved up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds.


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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.

Nearest Major Market: Louisville

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