Import Export Compliance Analyst 1

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. 


The Import/Export Compliance Analyst will ensure Tennant’s adherence to U.S. and international export laws and regulations as it relates to the importation and exportation of Tennant goods and technology.  Responsible for daily North American import/export operations (US, Canada & Mexico).  Resolution of any issues impacting the movement of Tennant goods across international borders.  




  • Administer the embargoed country, restricted party screening and export controlled shipment processes
  • Resolve daily inquiries from Intl Customer Service regarding US export shipments
  • Monitor daily operations of Mexican importations with designated customs brokers and resolve border issues
  • Monitor daily operations of Canadian importations (non-resident importer of record program)
  • Assign country of origin for US, China, Australia & Japan Tennant manufactured items (i.e. machines, parts, etc.)
  • Support International Customer Service with non-SAP export transactions
  • Review the administration of ACE system used for US export clearances
  • Create US free trade agreement certificates of origin for international customers. 
  • Act as a resource for International Customer Service on compliance issues. 
  • Support accuracy and integrity of global compliance data within SAP and with 3rd Party global product databases (e.g. customs brokers)
  • Maintain written policies and procedures related to import/export operation procedures
  • Export / import documentation preparation
  • Provide support with customs compliance projects as needed




  • Bachelor’s Degree preferably in business, logistics and/or transportation operations
  • One to Two years’ experience with international import/export operations
  • Excel proficiency
  • ERP system experience (SAP preferred)
  • ACE system experience preferred
  • Trade Management software experience (Integration Point preferred)
  • Knowledge of Free Trade Agreements
  • Knowledge of international transportation
  • Knowledge of tariff classifications




  • Ability to problem-solve.
  • Ability to concentrate on tasks, make decisions and work calmly and effectively in a high-pressure, deadline oriented environment.
  • Willingness to be flexible with time and adjust to a changing work environment.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships, both internally and externally, while maintaining a client service orientation.
  • Consistent attendance either onsite or remotely as needed by the business.
  • 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 interact with various functional groups within Tennant
  • Strong analytical, organization and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member


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.

Tennant Company
Full time
Golden Valley, Minnesota 55422, US