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Global Supply Manager- Total Cost

Tennant Company

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55422
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The Global Supply Manager for Total Cost will lead and manage the efforts for the analysis and action related to cost improvement for the Global Strategic Supply Team.  This role will be responsible for managing initiatives as well as performing end to end total cost analysis including supplier parts, transportation, mfg. labor and overhead, inventory and distribution costs.  This role will become the cost of goods sold and project management expert for the Tennant Global Strategic Supply team. 



  • The Global Supply Total Cost Manager will lead the team responsible for managing and tracking the cost improvement objectives, projects and results for Tennant Company to meet specified goals.
  • Lead a global team of project engineers with the purpose of driving and delivering total cost projects.
  • Oversee the execution of key cost reduction projects that utilize appropriate design tools and processes
  • Keep up to date on engineering techniques, processes and best practices
  • Utilize lean tools and processes for Total Cost Management project organization and reporting
  • Provide analysis and information regarding the total COGS (Cost of Goods Sold) Profit and Loss Statement line for each business unit / region
  • Develop and define Total Cost Management oversight (Executive) and working (steering) committees that drive the organization to achieve total cost savings goals. 
  • Develop and deliver total cost reports that provide in-depth information on end to end business costs including warranty and quality
  • Develop and maintain the Total Cost Calculation tool that is used to evaluate the cost effectiveness / validity of all Total Cost projects and initiatives.  Establish training modules and sessions to ensure proper usage.
  • Collaborate with customer facing functions to identify cost / margin challenged finished goods and purchased finished goods and provide path to improvement
  • Lead the Tennant Global Total Cost Team and host events that provide ideas / inputs to the Total Cost Management System Funnel
  • Manage the funnel stage gates and develop a mechanism that enables an on-going effort that continually adds ideas with the goal of maintaining 1.5 – 2x of Total Annual Savings goals
  • Provide calculated cost saving metrics for Global Supply and other relevant function bowling charts.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from ABET accredited institution with 4-6 years of related experience OR  Master’s Degree, with a minimum of 3 years of related experience
  • Project management skills/knowledge required
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred
  • CAD modeling skills (preferably Unigraphics, or Solidworks)
  • High degree of mechanical aptitude
  • Financial modeling and analysis
  • Experience in Manufacturing (desired)
  • MS Office, SAP or related ERP experience
  • Knowledge and exposure to the concepts of Material flow
  • Experience and knowledge working with regulatory issues, commodity markets, and currency
  • Lean / Toyota Production System (TPS) experience preferred




  • Results oriented with a strong focus on project management.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and support other functional areas including finance, legal, R&D, and Operations
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to be flexible and adjust to a changing work environment.
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships, both internally and externally, while maintaining a client service orientation.
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong business acumen and the ability to link initiatives to business results in terms of return on investment (ROI)
  • Ability to develop strategies relating to global total cost management
  • Emotional intelligence and ability to coach and mentor others in the department
  • Characterized by integrity and high professional standards.




Equal Opportunity Employer

Tennant Company is committed to being 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.

Employees of Tennant Company work with a spirit of Stewardship. Very simply, Stewardship is a filter for our actions and decisions, as we strive to leave things in better condition than when we found them. 

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