Senior Human Resources Generalist at Tennant Company

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Location: Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Job Description:

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.

Come join the HR team at Tennant Company. As a Senior HR Generalist for the North America Business Unit, you will support our Field Sales & Service organization. In this role, you will support a widely dispersed employee base and provide guidance and counsel to leaders on everything from employee relations, performance management, training, and HR compliance. This role will also partner with HR colleagues globally to provide a comprehensive picture to leaders of these groups. In addition, this role will be responsible for a variety of project work with opportunities to engage more broadly across the business unit. If you are a self-starter, who enjoys working independently while also collaborating with a small team to build relationships, add value and elevate the HR strategic offering, then this is the role for you.


  • Develop a high level of business knowledge and a strong partnership with employees and managers.

  • Provide strong customer service regarding employee-related matters.

  • Manage employee relations proactively by recommending employee relations practices to establish and maintain a positive employer-employee relationship.

  • Partner with Talent Acquisition to be highly involved in the recruitment process for open roles including interviewing, sourcing strategy development, and onboarding.

  • Facilitate the annual performance management process to include goal setting, mid-year check-ins, annual appraisals, and compensation planning.

  • Support the organization on employee development to include training, development plans, and career pathing.

  • Partner with Compensation to ensure market competitiveness and support global mobility.

  • Facilitate, with an external partner, work authorization requirements including visa transfers, and perms per business need.

  • Facilitate timely communication withinthe organization regarding organizational changes, staff changes, and other important topics.

  • Support & lead DE&I activities across the North America Business Unit.

  • Lead projects related to process improvement.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Human Resources or related field

  • Minimum 5years of Human Resources Generalist experience

    • Exposure to some or all of the main HR disciplines including talent acquisition, performance management, organizational development, compensation, benefits, HRIS, and employee relations

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Experience with policies, handbooks, and other compliance areas desired

  • PHR or SPHR certification preferred

  • Strong business acumen, ability to build strong relationships with internal customers

  • Knowledge and understanding of Federal, State, and Local legislation regarding employment and labor laws

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to handle highly sensitive information

Begin your journey with us. Let's reinvent how the world cleans.

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, creed, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other basis protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.