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Target Brands, Inc.

Vendor Food Safety and Quality Assurance Program Lead

Target Brands, Inc. - Minneapolis, MN

data-selector-name=jobdetails data-org-id=1118 data-job-id=7190229 data-google-job-id= data-apply-click-url=/job/ApplyClick>Vendor Food Safety and Quality Assurance Program LeadApply NowJob ID:FOO00005YDate posted:02/12/2018Location:HQ MN Minneapolis Downtown, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Description:JOIN US AS AVendor Food Safety and Quality Assurance Program LeadSimilar Industry Titles and Key Words: Food Safety, Quality Assurance, microbiologist, chemistry, biologyAbout This OpportunityTarget is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America’s leading retailers.Target is well known for its signature ability to build the very best teams, and we infuse our work with Target’s distinctive retail brand by continuously experimenting, evolving and innovating. With the chance to positively impact nearly 350,000 people worldwide in our stores, distribution centers and headquarters, you’ll be a strategic partner to both the leaders and the team members who elevate and nurture the Target guest experience. Our dynamic, passionate and responsive team comprises specialized people-professionals from several diverse disciplines. We operate behind the scenes to create a progressive culture of value, respect, reward and professional advancement.Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As aFood Safety and Quality Assurance Program Lead, you will…Design, develop, and implement Food Safety and Quality Assurance programs, policies, procedures, compliance standards, and performance metrics.Ensure vendor compliance to Target requirements with regard to food safety, quality and regulatory compliance. Partner with business team to hold vendor accountable through approving, suspending, restricting or disqualifying as required.Support Owned Brand Food growth by assisting with defining product specifications, playing a key role in the product review process, ensuring product conformity to defined specifications and managing the internal and vendor approval process.Lead the review of guest contact data and present the analyses and reports with vendor and partner with cross-functional team to drive continuous quality improvements projects.Drive product quality program execution by balancing resource constraints while being a champion for product quality.Lead multiple concurrent cross pyramid projects to development and implementation of processes, procedures and programs for product quality measurement and reporting. Work with stakeholders to define and measure complex business objectives.Develop and implement communication plans to share measurements and reporting to key stakeholders for correction action and issue resolution.Provide strategic planning by conducting the analysis of current quality program to influence roadmap development, sourcing and negotiation with vendors, and specification development.Represent Target Food Safety external with industry partners to foster and contribute to advancing food safety systems in forums such as certification programs, advocacy organizations, governmental agencies, trade organizations, etc.RequirementsBachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Quality Management, Microbiology, Chemistry or closely related field is required. Experience in retail and/or food manufacturing environments preferred. Master’s Degree preferred10 years’ experience in continuous improvement management with proven track record in leading best practices across company to include statistical process controls, lean practices, and six-sigma methodologiesDeep subject matter expertise in managing perishable food categories is requiredDesirable experience in facility auditing and team trainingEffective project management, communication and organizational skills are requiredStrong strategic planning, leadership, communication, organization and project management skillsStrong organization skills and self-motivation for excellenceWorking knowledge and proficiency of food safety and quality assurance principles, programs and practices and FDA and USDA regulatory requirementsDemonstrated ability to influence or lead high performing teamWorking knowledge of GFSI benchmarked standardsKnowledge of FDA and USDA regulatory requirements is requiredStrong leadership and demonstrated success in managing a teamSuccess working with multifunctional, global teamsExcellent interpersonal/communication/influencing/negotiation skills requiredAbility to travel up to 25% of the time

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Target Brands, Inc.


Vendor Food Safety and Quality Assurance Program Lead 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,; 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.