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Sr Risk Manager Compliance & Food Safety - Birmingham, AL 35242


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Job Title: Sr Risk Manager, Compliance & Food Safety

Classification: Exempt

Date: February 2022

About Us:

As a Fortune 50 company with more than 350,000 team members worldwide, Target is an iconic brand and one of America's leading retailers.

Working at Target means the opportunity to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. Caring for our communities is woven into who we are, and we invest in the places we collectively live, work and play. We prioritize relationships, fuel and develop talent by creating growth opportunities, and succeed as one Target team. At our core, our purpose is ingrained in who we are, what we value, and how we work. Itís how we care, grow, and win together.

To match the signature style and passion of Targetís distinctive retail brand, Target Legal Affairs is a dynamic and deeply knowledgeable team of experts. Whether specializing in law, government affairs, employee relations, risk, compliance, ethics, security or food safety, we use our expertise and influence to advocate for Target, support Targetís business and mitigate risk for the company. We work with both internal and external entities on key issues that affect Targetís ability to productively, ethically and securely conduct business. Through our understanding of Targetís business models and operations, we help facilitate Targetís growth, and provide guidance that leaders rely on to make appropriate, well-informed decisions. Simultaneously, we help protect the business by applying our comprehensive understanding of risk and the law on issues that impact our brand, guests, team members, stores, distribution centers and corporate locations.

Here, youíll enjoy working autonomously with a healthy work-life balance. Your passion for learning the business, collaborating with others and building relationships with senior leaders and key business partners that you support will be essential to tackling the ever-changing legal and risk-based challenges we face in a dynamic and fast-paced retail environment.

A role in Food Safety and compliance means working in a critical area that will support Targetís efforts to identify, prioritize and minimize areas of risk as well as proactively educate and equip team members by providing simplified tools, processes and training. You will have a number of resources available to you as you leverage technology, metrics, reporting and communication to monitor and drive compliance in this critical area.

As a Sr Risk Manager, Compliance & Food Safety you will:

  • Serve as a subject matter expert and consultative partner for stores on efforts tied to Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance; Drive a culture of compliance across stores, leading store execution against routine and other priority issues including but not limited to: new hire and team member training, store team assessments, food safety incident remediation, regulatory and safety inspections, pricing initiatives, emergency and pandemic response, and Hazardous Waste disposal
  • Establish trusted client relationships with the Food & Beverage and stores field leaders, as well as store teams to monitor, audit, and lead compliance issues at a local, state and federal level; serve as initial point of contact and role model for store team members by addressing and troubleshooting store questions, assisting in the development of remediation plans, coaching against issues identified by stores, headquarters (HQ) and field leaders
  • Oversee food safety & compliance strategies by identifying and driving priority issues and holding store teams accountable via training and coaching, regular reviews of metric and trend reporting, and managing escalations and awareness for field leadership as appropriate; travel to stores within assigned region to verify adherence to policies, measure remediation effectiveness, and/or train and implement new processes or programs
  • Collaborate with key partners at HQ to develop metrics, reporting, workload prioritization practices, and for support in addressing program gaps, training requirements and/or vendor management; establish a process to influence District and Store leaders by regularly sharing risk data, dashboards and metrics ensuring leaders have the information necessary to drive successful food safety and compliance programs
  • Support store level inspections by tracking and resolving non-emergency findings and information requests from agencies, following up on issues identified in an inspection, and verifying that store teams have adequate recordkeeping, process documentation, and escalation procedures; establish a process to effectively document, report, and prevent findings
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding and interpretation of the laws that govern our stores; serve as subject matter expert on the specific laws and requirements affecting assigned stores and establish effective partnerships with local regulatory inspectors
  • Consistently demonstrate behaviors aligned to Targetís values of Inclusivity, Connection, and Drive
  • Other duties as assigned

Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs

About You:

  • Bachelorís degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience within grocery, food service, and/or compliance; project or process management experience within these functions preferred
  • Proficiency in Food Safety practices, familiarity with FDA Model Food Code, and/or CP-FS, REHS certifications preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to facilitate meetings, resolve conflict, build consensus, establish rapport and collaborate effectively across departments and externally
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to leverage data to influence decisions, identify risks and improvement opportunities, and distill complex issues into actionable plans
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to create transparency and confidence and influence across all levels of Target Team Members
  • Ability to adapt, prioritize and successfully manage multiple tasks or projects in response to ambiguous, changing or competing priorities
  • Ability to work autonomously and manage multiple projects simultaneously, maintaining appropriate prioritization and ensuring adherence to deadlines
  • Ability to apply discretion and sensitivity while working with confidential information
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Working Environment:

  • Position requires a flexible work schedule to accommodate business needs, which may include non-traditional work hours, overnight travel and/or weekend availability
  • Ability to travel up to 75%

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.



4616 Highway 280, Birmingham, AL 35242


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