Human Resources Manager
Tennant Company - Minneapolis, MN

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Tennant Company is a recognized leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions for industrial and commercial markets, with more than $754 million in 2011 revenues. With a vision to become a global leader in water-based sustainable cleaning and other technologies, Tennant creates innovative solutions, such as our ec-H2O products, 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. Products are marketed under the Tennant®, Nobles®, Green Machines®, Orbio® and Alfa brands. With a focus on innovation and sustainability; Tennant Company envisions its role in the global marketplace as a company that will help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world.

World headquarters are located in Minneapolis in the USA; and European headquarters are in Antwerp, Belgium. We have manufacturing and logistics facilities in Kentucky, Michigan and Minnesota in the USA; the Netherlands; the United Kingdom; Brazil; and China. Tennant employs staff globally, including: the USA, Canada, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, China, Japan, Singapore, and Australia.

The Human Resources Manager is responsible for partnering with Minneapolis Operations leadership to provide strategic HR support to assist them in reaching core business goals by aligning HR programs, services, and practices to support their department strategies. Additional duties include but are not limited to:

Develop recruitment strategies and lead staffing efforts to attract and onboard top talent while using the most efficient and economical processes.

Develop an excellent working relationship with managers and employees to promote a positive professional work environment. Develop and facilitate the labor relations strategy.

Implement employee engagement strategies based on survey results.

Provide coaching and guidance to leadership on improving employee performance. Lead efforts to assess talent, identify succession plans and create development plans.

Provide support and advice to line managers in administering company policies and procedures to ensure equitable treatment of employees.

Manage the group’s annual performance management and salary review processes.

Partner with Managers and Organization Development team to develop and implement training and development programs.

Lead projects related to process improvements.

Why Tennant Company?

Tennant employees work to create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. It feels good to work for a company that cares about what it's doing, cares about the sustainability of its products and works every day to develop new solutions that clean really well, but don't mess up our environment.

Employees of Tennant Company work with a spirit of Stewardship. We are accountable to our customers, our co-workers, investors and the global community. Very simply, Stewardship is a filter for our actions and decision-making, in our strive to leave things in better condition than when we found them. It might even include you!

Tennant offers competitive salaries with an excellent benefits package along with an environment where personal growth is encouraged. Opportunities with Tennant Company are posted online at Interested in this opportunity? It only takes a few minutes to apply online! Click on the opportunity of interest and select the applicable application method at the bottom of the webpage. EOE

Required Skills

Proven ability to build relationships, establish personal credibility and demonstrate HR expertise to earn place as valued and trusted business partner.

Strong communication and influencing skills to manage change and align people behind the direction of the organization.

Strong business acumen, with the ability to develop a deep understanding of the business and its strategic direction and provide links to HR strategies and programs.

Must be familiar with functional areas of HR including staffing, employment law, compensation, benefits, employee relations, EEO, affirmative action and organization development.

Strong attention to detail with exceptional organizational skills.

Strong analytical skills.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook

Knowledge of principles of effective interpersonal relations and ability to apply this knowledge in conflict resolution.

Excellent listening skills.

Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities.

High level skills in oral and written communications, including group presentation skills. Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of personnel.

Ability to effectively and efficiently manage a wide variety of activities which are going on simultaneously. Strong planning skills.

Required Experience

BA/BS degree in Business, Human Resources or a related field; Master’s degree in Human Resources/Industrial Relations preferred.

Minimum of 7 years of relevant human resources experience; must have strong experience supporting Operations functions (Hourly/Non-Exempt and Exempt).

Experience in a lean environment preferred.

Previous experience developing recruitment strategies and pro-actively sourcing both Exempt and Hourly/Non-Exempt positions.

Previous experience with successful resolution of employee relations issues.

Ability to lead projects.

Previous experience providing HR partnership to senior leadership.

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Tennant Company (Tennant) is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that create a cleaner, safer world. The...