Req/Posting Title

Food Safety Business Partner Minneapolis, MN

Operating Division

Target HQ

Division/Business Unit

Merchandising / Buying / Planning

Position Location

Minneapolis, MN



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Job Description

The Food Safety Business Partner trains, coaches and follows up with store teams and field leaders to deliver improved food safety results while establishing food safety cultures within our stores.

The Food Safety Business Partner will accomplish his or her core roles by:



  • Creates a culture and awareness of Food Safety in our stores
  • Coaches and trains store teams on food safety best practices and create a culture of awareness and execution
  • Reviews red food safety focus store visit list with Field Leadership (GML, FBP) and determines plans of action
  • Conducts routine store visits to coach, train and assess stores as well as identify process gaps
  • Effectively communicates meaningful feedback to leadership teams (including HQ partners)
  • Leverages reporting results to identify and address group/market opportunities


  • Trains and coaches the team to deliver safe and fresh food to the guest all day, every day


  • Models exceptional guest service (CIHYFS)
  • Builds internal and external partnerships and responds to issues/concerns in a quick and effective manner.


  • Ensures team follows all cleaning, sanitation, personal hygiene and uniform standards
  • Ensure department salesfloor and backrooms are clean and organized
  • Ensure the teams execute accurate labeling that mitigate allergen and legal risks


  • Leads a regulatory and compliance culture that mitigates legal risk
  • Coaches, trains and follows up on execution of Country of Origin Labeling (COOL)
  • Trains and coaches teams to use tools and processes for optimum food safety standards


  • Analyzes store food safety assessment scores to determine the most impactful store visit list
  • Visit Red Food Safety Focus Stores; confirm audit assessment results & evaluate the extent of the Food Safety opportunity
  • Review individual store action plan with STL to ensure action will be take and results improved
  • Perform follow up visits and evaluations to validate progress
  • Escalate on going concerns to Regional Food Safety Managers and Field Leadership where progress is not being made
  • Partner with Regional Food Safety Managers to resolve any regulatory issues or concerns
  • Assists with any new or remodel store Food Safety needs

Reporting and Working Relationships

Reports to Regional Food Safety Manager. Works closely with field leadership (DTL, GML, FBP), store leadership and HQ partners.

Job Requirements



  • College degree or equivalent experience (blend of college and leadership experience totaling four years).
  • CP-FS (Certified Professional of Food Safety) -- must pass required certification test in order to complete learning period.

Leadership Must spend more than 50% of time on leadership activities, rather than hourly tasks


  • Energy courageous; strong drive for action, excels in a fast-paced environment; uses a high level of leadership to get the job done; demonstrates accountability and courage.
  • Enthusiasm - ability to motivate and inspire others; challenges team members to ensure that every team member contributes. Communicates effectively; maximizes relationships; builds trust and manages performance.
  • Execution Spends most of the time on leadership activities, rather than hourly tasks; prioritizes tasks and responsibilities; focuses on the most important things; ensures that best practices are followed; engages in creative thinking; gets things done.
  • Excellence - delivers great results; provides a superior Target brand experience for guests and team members.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated strategic planning and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills relating to guest and team member interaction.
  • Strong interpersonal, organization, conflict management, administration, reasoning and decision making skills.
  • Able to delegate responsibility effectively and provide clear oral directions to others.
  • Strong cognitive skills, including problem analysis, decision making, financial and quantitative analysis.
  • Demonstrated strong training skills

Job Knowledge

  • Cheerful and helpful attitude toward guests and other team members; demonstrates Fast, Fun & Friendly.
  • Working knowledge of Target store food processes.
  • Able to read instructions, reports and information on computer screens and to key information on computer and RF unit keyboards.



  • Flexible work schedule (e.g., nights, weekends, holidays, long hours) and regular attendance necessary.
  • Able to travel to stores in area of influence.

Desired Requirements

  • Prior Target experience
  • Target Food Experience
  • Reasonable relocatability expected for career development.
  • College degree.

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.


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