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Tennant Company Operations Supervisor, Material Handling in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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. Tennant Company is currenly seeking an Operations Supervisor for our Material Handling Department in our Minneapolis Manufacturing Plant. This role plans work, assigns work and trains employees. It has authority for hiring, termination, discipline and performance decisions. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: * Provide the necessary leadership to manage, coach and direct assigned teams to meet safety, quality, delivery, cost metrics * Manage the team s performance through evaluations, development, training, and promotions * Interview and select new talent * Hold team accountable through coaching and discipline. Motivate and reinforce good behavior through timely recognition. * Communicate and administer company and department policies, work practices and procedures in an effective manner. * Identify, troubleshoot and remove barriers to success by using a data driven problem solving approach to make fact based decisions. * Support, implement and sustain continuous improvement initiatives. * Operate power-industrial equipment REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION: * Bachelor s degree preferred * 3+ years of applicable job experience (ex. production, distribution, logistics) * Previous leadership/supervision experience * Experience with Lean System practices across multiple processes * Track record of ensuring equipment is properly maintained and preventative maintenance is performed in a timely manner * Experience in decision making and exercising sound judgement to plan and accomplish goals REQUIRED INTERPERSONAL & BEHAVIORAL SKILLS: * Effective communication skills with staff and peers from up and downstream processes * Identify continuous improvement initiatives * Ability to motivate engagement of a diverse group of employees and drive changes * Coach and mentor direct reports * Clear understanding of problem solving process and methods * Identify obstacles within department that may keep employees from being effective; takes action to address issues as they arise. * 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 * Ability to use sound judgment and discretion in dealing with highly confidential information * Ability to successfully handle and manage change * Ability to build and maintain positive relationships, both internally and externally; collaborating well cross-functionally * Ability to work within Microsoft Office Suite * Plans and holds the team accountable to daily tasks and departmental strategic goals * Appropriately receive constructive feedback from team members and leadership to continuously improve professionally. * Effective time management. REQUIRED PHYSICAL DEMANDS: * Must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or moved up to 25 pounds and occasionally


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