Senior Product Regulatory Compliance Specialist
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: June 9, 2021
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
Tennant's Global Product Regulatory Affairs team is looking for
a Sr. Product Regulatory Compliance Specialist to develop and drive
company-wide global product compliance programs and
Develop, implement and coordinate compliance with federal,
state, local and international regulatory requirements
Contribute to the development and implementation of the vision,
long-term strategies and annual plan objectives for the Product
Regulatory Compliance team.
Track, monitor, interpret and analyze new & existing product
laws and regulations that impact a global manufacturing and sales
Develop and drive effective methods to respond to the various
relevant compliance regulations, striving for global
cross-functional alignment, and achieving key goals defined by
annual plan objectives.
Represent Tennant on national and international industry
associations and standards technical committees as well as North
American industry committees and on international standards
committees to track new requirements and drive industry
- Provide regulatory compliance awareness, education and guidance
to the various Tennant regulatory compliance stakeholders on how to
interpret, understand and comply with the regulations.
Major Areas of Accountabilty
Provide training and support to the product marketing and
engineering development groups to enable product compliance with
all relevant regulations, such as machine safety (Machinery
Directive, EMC), RoHS, REACH, WEEE, engine emissions, dust
emissions, ECO labeling, Conflict Minerals, and Supply Chain
- Actively participate as Tennant's representative on various
industry groups and standards committees for cleaning equipment or
related industries. to create and influence regulatory and/or
safety-related standards directly applicable to Tennant's
interests, such as:
International Electro-technical Committee (IEC)
American Association of Cleaning Equipment manufactures
Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI)
Administer the Product Risk Assessment process within Tennant's
Product Safety Counsel (PSC), and keep current all infrastructure
used by the product development groups to ensure approval by the
PSC. Additionally, offer this methodology to Minneapolis based
teams when risk assessments are required (custom specials, service,
Support Tennant's business units to ensure that products meet
compliance requirements throughout the product lifecycle, avoiding
stop-sale exposures and non-compliance penalties in the markets we
Respond to external customer or other requests related to
Tennant's product regulatory compliance status on specific issues
or matters, mainly in support of Product Management, Customer
Service, and Strategic Accounts.
Build and maintain relationships with key authorized test
agencies and other organizations such as Intertek, UL, CSA,
Maintain the global Product Regulatory Affairs Access database
by identifying, seeking interpretation of, and evaluating proposed,
new and amended product, product-related, and safety laws, rules,
regulations, and standards that impact the business, its
subsidiaries and supply-chain partners.
Conduct product regulatory compliance audits of internal
business units and external supply-chain partners.
Ensure that regulatory requirements are considered and
incorporated as necessary into new product design processes,
development programs and trade practices.
- Prepare and submit applications and other required filings with
governmental or regulatory agencies or bodies, as needed.
Minimum Qualifications & Expectations
Bachelor's degree in business management and/or administration,
engineering, regulatory compliance, environmental studies, or
related field, or JD from an accredited law school.
3+ years' experience in a product-based environment in
regulatory affairs, product compliance & approvals or related areas
such as corporate risk & compliance, quality assurance or research
Experience in proactive, global product regulatory compliance,
standards development, product safety & risk management,
engineering design or product management or auditing in a
manufacturing environment, preferably within the surface cleaning
equipment or off-road heavy equipment industries.
Versed in regulatory compliance analysis and application
regarding engine emissions, product content for hazardous
substances, supply-chain transparency, EMC, vibrations, radio
frequency, agency compliance (UL, CE, PSE, etc.), noise, vibration,
product safety, etc.
Technical and practical knowledge of international regulatory
systems and processes, as well as standards committees and their
associated function and activities. Experience with product safety
compliance testing is a plus.
Ability to investigate and define strategies to ensure
cost-effective, efficient, low-risk project execution
Travel may be required, domestic and international
Knowledge building including comprehending complex issues
quickly, ability to do effective research & succinct analysis, and
an inquisitive mind to go below the surface of product and
- Global Business & Manufacturing savvy along with a passion for
training and education for internal and external stakeholders
Begin your journey with us. Let's reinvent how the world
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.
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