Associate Product Manager - Current Products
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 Associate Product Manager - Current Products is responsible for growing the customer satisfaction, market share, revenue and margin of the Industrial product group for the current product portfolio. Additional responsibilities:
  • Developing competitive assessments and identifying opportunities to attack competitors and win market share.
  • Generating recommendations on pricing updates based upon competitive intelligence and customer value and implementing and communicating these.
  • Tracking Tennant’s customer satisfaction and leading programs to improve customer satisfaction globally.
  • Leading minor product enhancement programs with the current products engineering team and launching these to the market.
  • Promoting custom solutions to global sales to develop awareness of these solutions to win incremental business.
  • Partnering with supply chain & current products engineering to improve product quality & reduce costs.
  • Creating and updating sales tools to help the global sales sell against the competition.
  • Developing programs to help Tennant manage the full product lifecycle – including trade-in programs and recycling and sustainability initiatives.
  • Assisting the product managers with product launch execution.
  • Providing sales support on pre-sales issues for issues that are escalated into product management.
  • Communicating product related information to the field.
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/AA

Required Skills
  • Collaboration and partnering with cross functional stakeholders
  • Data analysis – ability to dig into data and understand ‘the story’ behind the data
  • Entrepreneurial – ability to initiate new and creative programs and get them off of the ground
  • Demonstrated results-orientation focus
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Required Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or business is desired
  • A desire for post-secondary degree in Marketing/Business/MBA is preferred
  • 3-5 years of professional work experience
  • Willingness to travel domestically – up to 10% of the time
  • Cross-functional team experience and leadership
  • Successful track record for problem solving, idea generation and program execution

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