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Food Safety & Quality Assurance Specialist Job – Minneapolis, MN

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Date: Nov 4, 2011

Location: Minneapolis, MN, US

Food Safety & Quality Assurance Specialist(Job Number: FOO00002T)


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

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.

Partners with Canada business team and HQ FSQA to manage Food Safety & Quality Assurance needs of Target Owned Brands Foods sold in Canada by supporting the commercialization of new products, continuous product improvement, and managing food safety and quality incidents.

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

- Manage initial approval and on-going performance monitoring of vendor facilities, including food safety 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 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 Canada food safety issues and regulations. Asses and communicate the potential impact to Target and develop risk mitigation plans if needed.
- Provide support for implementing food recall/withdrawals activities as well as communication with Target business partners, leadership and regulatory agencies and records maintenance.


- B.S. in Food Science, Food Microbiology, or related discipline.
- 2-8 years experience in Food Safety and Quality Assurance in food service or a consumer packaged food product manufacturing
- Working knowledge of food safety and quality assurance principles, programs and practices and food manufacturing operations.
- Knowledge of CFIA, other provincial and federal Canadian regulatory requirements.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment to manage time and resources to execute projects and achieve goals.
- Strong communication, analytical and problem solving 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®.

Primary Location
: United States-Minnesota-Minneapolis


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis
Job Segments: Compliance, Food Safety, Food Science, Food Service, Hospitality, Information Systems, Law, Legal, Microbiology, QA, Quality, Quality Assurance, Safety, Science, Service, Technology

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