Tennant Company TEAM LEAD in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tennant is a recognized leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions for industrial and commercial markets, with more than $820 million in annual 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 employees work to create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. Tennant is a company that cares about what it's doing, and the sustainability of its products, and works every day to develop new solutions that clean exceptionally well, but don't damage the environment. Employees of Tennant Company work with a spirit of Stewardship. Very simply, Stewardship is a filter for our actions and decision-making, as we strive to leave things in better condition than when we found them. Tennant is a recognized leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions for industrial and commercial markets, with more than $820 million in annual 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 employees work to create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. Tennant is a company that cares about what it's doing, and the sustainability of its products, and works every day to develop new solutions that clean exceptionally well, but don't damage the environment. Employees of Tennant Company work with a spirit of Stewardship. Very simply, Stewardship is a filter for our actions and decision-making, as we strive to leave things in better condition than when we found them. Tennant Company is currently seeking a Team Lead for the Material Handling on 1st shift. In this role you will provide direction, instructions and guidance to assigned functional area(s) and complete projects as assigned. This role also promotes a positive environment that fosters teamwork and ensures safe and efficient processes and procedures. GENERAL RESPONISIBILITIES: * 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 technical 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 and back-up cell captains as needed. * Trained in security and emergency response details. * Spend 90% of time on the floor and 10% of time behind the computer. * Work on shop floor as assigned. REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION: * Prefer a Bachelors or 2 year degree from an accredited institution. * Previous experience in a manufacturing environment. Tennant Company experience preferred. * Experience leading teams preferred. * Demonstrated leadership abilities and experience. REQUIRED INTERPERSONAL & BEHAVIORAL SKILLS: * 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 ca