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Food Safety & Quality Assurance Program Manager - Target


Similar Industry Titles and Key Words: Food safety, quality assurance, regulatory compliance, food GMP, audit, USDA & FDA

About This Opportunity 
Join a team that's committed to innovation and passionate about serving our guests. Develop trend-right, high-quality, owned-brand food products for our Archer Farms®, Market Pantry®, Sutton & Dodge®, choxie® and Wine Cube® brands.

Responsible for the safety and quality of Target brand food products through development, implementation and maintenance of Target's Food Safety and Product Quality systems. Partner with business teams to identify and qualify vendors and manufacturing facilities for Target Owned Brand Foods production. Work with vendor facilities to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations and additional Target standards in order to provide Target with safe and high quality products. Manage product safety and quality throughout product lifecycle to continuously enhance product quality and the Guest experience.

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As a Food Safety & Quality Assurance Program Manager, you'll take the lead as you…

·     Manage initial approval and on-going performance monitoring of vendor facilities, including food safety and quality program reviews through desk audit, on-site assessments.

·     Ensure the accuracy and completeness of compliance documentation in all appropriate information systems.

·     Manage follow up and resolution process for consumer complaints as well as other safety/quality issues.

·     Lead and manage key technical programs and be "Subject Matter Expert" on food safety and quality programs. Provide technical training as required.

·     Actively stay abreast of current and emerging food safety developments and regulations. Asses and communicate the potential impact to Target and develop risk mitigation plans if needed.

·     Actively participate and represent Target with external trade and professional associations to maintain food safety, product quality management, and technical regulatory compliance expertise


·     B.S. in Food Science, Food Microbiology or related discipline; M.S. in any of these disciplines or MBA desired

·     5+ years experience in a Quality Assurance leadership or management in food service or a consumer packaged food product manufacturing

·     Working knowledge and proficiency of food safety and quality assurance principles, programs, food manufacturing operations and practices and FDA and USDA regulatory requirements

·     Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment

·     Strong communication, analytical and problem solving skills

·     Strong planning, organizational and implementation skills

·     Ability to manage and develop talent

Eligible team members will receive one of the best earnings packages anywhere, including competitive pay, all-around insurance coverage, 401(k), flexible scheduling, training and development and many other perks and benefits. Target is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is a drug-free workplace.

About Target® 
Expect the Best. At Target, we have a vision: to become the best - the best culture and brand, the best place for growth and the company with the best reputation. We offer an inclusive, collaborative and energetic work environment that rewards those who perform. We deliver engaging, innovative and on-trend experiences for our team members and our guests. We invest in our team members' futures by developing leaders and providing a breadth of opportunities for professional development. It takes the best to become the best, and we are committed to building a team that does the right thing for our guests, shareholders, team members and communities.

Minneapolis-based Target Corporation serves guests at stores nationwide and at Target is committed to providing a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to unique and highly differentiated products at affordable prices. Since 1946, the corporation has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs like Take Charge of Education®.

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