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Food Safety & Quality Assurance Specialist Job


Date: Feb 4, 2011

Location: Minneapolis, MN, US

JOIN US AS A Food Safety & Quality Assurance Specialist

Similar Industry Titles and Key Words: food safety, quality assurance, regulatory, FSQA, USDA, FDA

About This Opportunity

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of a professional cross functional team.

As a Food Safety & Quality Assurance Specialist, you'll take the lead as you…

- Conduct a documented food safety risk assessment on all prospective Owned Brand vendor facilities manufacturing products for Target.
- Evaluate and approve product specifications for non-perishable/perishable food items
- Ensure accuracy and maintain current status of all vendor manufacturing facility information in the database
- Advise Test Kitchen and Owned Brand and Category Buying Teams on approval status of vendor facilities and communicate clearly any potential impact to pending projects.
- Maintain monthly metrics reports and provide status reports on product and vendor projects.
- Identify and develop a plan in partnership with vendors to reduce guest complaints.
- Support food safety and quality assurance key initiatives and activities.


- B.S. degree in Food Science, Microbiology, Public Health or related disciplines.
- 3-5 years in food quality assurance, manufacturing or related experience with consumer packaged foods/products.
- Technical and working knowledge of food safety, GMPs, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in cross-functional team environment
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Strong planning, organizational and implementation skills
- Strong communication skills


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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