Food Safety &
Quality Assurance Process Leader Ė Minneapolis, MN
Target - Target HQ
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Help drive sales by delivering exciting foods to our guests, when they want
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Job Description PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Responsible for executing the Food safety & Quality Assurance programs
and processes for Target Owned Brand non-perish food products. The primary
focus includes working with Owned Brand and category buying teams in the
review and approval of all prospective and current vendor manufacturing
facilities for food safety and quality assurance programs and practices,
quality management systems, and regulatory compliance. The primary objective
is to ensure that Owned Brand vendor manufacturing facilities are in
compliance with both Targetís and regulatory agency requirements for food
safety and product quality. The scope of responsibility includes the initial
review and approval of individual vendor manufacturing facilities through
first production product review and approval and product quality improvements
throughout the product lifecycle.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Review and approve all prospective Owned Brand Foods vendor manufacturing
facilities for production of Targetís food products.
Review and approve 3rd party vendor facility audits and corrective action
Review vendor HACCP plans and food safety programs to ensure compliance with
Conduct an on-site, food safety risk assessment.
Maintain information within the Owned Brand vendor facility database,
including production locations, item attributes, and required food safety
Work closely with the Buying team and Product Development team to ensure food
safety, product quality, and regulatory compliance standards and requirements
are being met throughout the Product Development & Design process.
Review and approve food product specifications for analytical,
microbiological, and physical attributes.
Review First Production run samples to ensure compliance to Target
specifications. Record and document results. Work with vendors to resolve
Continually manage and assess vendor performance and product quality.
Review and act on guest contact feedback and product quality audit results.
Identify quality trends which require corrective action; work with vendors
for prompt resolution.
Develop metrics to effectively communicate vendor performance in meeting
Target food safety and quality standards and requirements.
Identify opportunities for improving current food safety and quality
assurance programs and processes.
Internal: Works with Food Safety & Quality Assurance; Nutrition, Labeling
& Regulatory Compliance; Owned Brand Product Development; Owned Brand
Foods and Category Buying Teams; Legal; Store Food Operations; and Food
External: Works directly with Owned Brand Food vendors, external audit and
inspection services. Interacts with external trade and professional
associations to maintain food safety and regulatory compliance technical
This position reports to: Program Lead, Food Safety & Quality Assurance,
B.S. in Food Science, Food Microbiology or related discipline
5-7 years in food QA, food manufacturing or related experience with consumer
Technical and working knowledge of food safety, HACCP, food GMPs
Experienced and knowledgeable in several product categories or technical
Knowledge of regulatory agency requirements for the processing of consumer
Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (written and
Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a cross-functional team member
Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel,
Ability to travel as required
M.S. in Food Science, Food Microbiology or related discipline
Owned Brand Food Safety & QA or manufacturing experience
ASQ Quality Auditor Certification
Project management skills
See The Rewards 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. See a place of exciting challenges and rewards. See a place
where you'll feel empowered to do something brilliant. See a place filled
with creativity and unlimited opportunity. See a place where 'work' could
easily be called play. See yourself here. Target is an Equal Employment
Opportunity Employer and is a drug-free workplace.