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Quality Engineer or Technical Analyst - Soft Home

Target Brands, Inc. - Minneapolis, MN

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Minneapolis

MN

Date:

10/10/2017

2017-10-10

2017-11-08

Job Code:

1007602

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Quality Engineer or Technical Analyst - Soft Home(Job Number:BRA000C2O)

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A QUALITY ENGINEER OR TECHNICAL ANALYST - SOFT HOME

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About This Opportunity

Deliver quality and safe product to our stores by executing Target’s quality assurance requirements throughout the entire product life cycle process

You will participate in the planning and execution of Target’s Product Safety & Quality Assurance programs and processes to ensure all owned brand products meet the high quality and safety expectations of the Target guest including providing support to our overseas partners to insure quality & production functions meet department standards & interface with both internal & external partners to advise on product quality assurance policy, procedures & validation.

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. Take the lead as you…

Execute day-to-day Headquarters and Field support to ensure execution of owned brand quality assurance processes and product program objectives are met.

Assess, facilitate and resolve quality, safety and regulatory issues quickly and accurately.

Provide technical insight, guidance and review to 3rd party test labs for development of product testing protocols needed to fulfill all safety & regulatory requirements as well as Target quality, performance and reliability requirements.

Coordinate disposition of product test reports and ensure appropriate follow up with internal and external customers including grouping “like” product for testing, product testing issue resolution, over-rides (technical judgment calls) and release for shipment.

Provide appropriate technical direction and guidance to Target team members, as well as external vendor partners

Act as a technical liaison between or PSQA Field team, vendor partners and their agents and merchants, product managers, designers, etc.

Support Product Design & Development as the subject matter expert in quality design & control, manufacturability and manufacturing & factory execution and quality assurance.

Factory Evaluations, Product Inspections and Pre-Production Planning, AQL/RQL, sampling plans—workmanship and measurement, Defect Classification Lists (DCL), product testing and packaging regulatory requirements

Centralize processes and act as a primary contact for field operations, merchants and sourcing personnel for departments of responsibility

Perform and oversee failure analysis of products going through safety and recall investigation.

Develop category expertise to become the “go to” person for quality questions concerning assigned categories. Own Best Method content for these categories.

Proactive involvement of the QA team in product development/negotiations including milestone measurements on the calendar to assure proper insertion of QA process.

Lead special projects, quality initiatives, large scale and/or complicated product / process resolution. Will collaborate with internal & external partners such as Merchandising, Sourcing , Product Design, Negotiations, Field teams

Execute day-to-day Headquarters and Field support to ensure execution of owned brand quality assurance processes and product program objectives are met.

Assess, facilitate and resolve quality, safety and regulatory issues quickly and accurately.

Provide technical insight, guidance and review to 3rd party test labs for development of product testing protocols needed to fulfill all safety & regulatory requirements as well as Target quality, performance and reliability requirements.

Requirements

Softlines / Soft Home: Minimum 4 years education in Garment Manufacturing (or applicable Technical Major) at technical college/university or 5 years verified technical experience of manufacturing experience within Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Garment construction & fit.

Experience in manufacturing and/or product development field a plus

Technical understanding of raw materials characteristics, manufacturing processes, and realistic product use for categories assigned.

Strong project management and multi-tasking skills.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a variety of professionals, backgrounds and cultures.

Understanding of QA processes

Knowledge of industry standards such as ISO, ASTM, ANSI, BIFMA, and BSI

Knowledge of Corrective Action Plans and Manufacturing Control Plans

Hold vendors accountable through CAPA communication and issue escalation

Working knowledge of applying the Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs), statutes, legislations, regulations and industry standards (ie. ASTM) into a retail program

Strong problem solving skills and ability to communicate process and outcome

Ability to simplify complex information

Deliver cross-functional communication/tough messages

Collaborative focus and ability to work successfully across functional areas

Ability to work autonomously while providing relevant updates to stakeholders

Ability to use critical thinking skills in all aspects of responsbility

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United States-Minnesota-Minneapolis

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Quality Engineer or Technical Analyst - Soft Home Target Brands, Inc. - Minneapolis, MN, United States

   

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Company Profile:
Target Corporation operates general merchandise stores in the United States and Canada. It offers household essentials, including pharmacy, beauty, personal care, baby care, cleaning, and paper products; music, movies, books, computer software, sporting goods, and toys, as well as electronics that consist of video game hardware and software; apparel and accessories, such as apparel for women, men, boys, girls, toddlers, infants, and newborns, as well as intimate apparel, jewelry, accessories, and shoes.Further, it provides general merchandise through its Website, Target.com; and branded proprietary Target Debit Card and Target Credit Card. As of April 2, 2014, the company had 1,924 stores, including 1,797 in the United States and 127 in Canada. Target Corporation was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.