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Field Quality Manager, Meat

3255 Airport Rd Denton, Texas


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Field Quality Manager, Meat

Location: 3255 Airport Rd, DENTON, Texas, United States, 76207; job id: R0000302337
job family: Food Safety & Compliance
schedule: Full time
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The pay range is $67,600.00 - $121,700.00

Pay is based on several factors which vary based on position. These include labor markets and in some instances may include education, work experience and certifications. In addition to your pay, Target cares about and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family. Target offers eligible team members and their dependents comprehensive health benefits and programs, which may include medical, vision, dental, life insurance and more, to help you and your family take care of your whole selves. Other benefits for eligible team members include 401(k), employee discount, short term disability, long term disability, paid sick leave, paid national holidays, and paid vacation. Find competitive benefits from financial and education to well-being and beyond at


Classification: Exempt 

Date: September 2023                                     

About us:

As a Fortune 50 company with more than 400,000 team members worldwide, Target is an iconic brand and one of America's leading retailers.

Working at Target means the opportunity to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. Caring for our communities is woven into who we are, and we invest in the places we collectively live, work and play. We prioritize relationships, fuel and develop talent by creating growth opportunities, and succeed as one Target team. At our core, our purpose is ingrained in who we are, what we value, and how we work. It’s how we care, grow, and win together. 

To match the signature style and passion of Target’s distinctive retail brand, Target Legal Affairs is a dynamic and deeply knowledgeable team of experts. Whether specializing in law, government affairs, employee relations, risk, compliance, ethics, security or food safety, we use our expertise and influence to advocate for Target, support Target’s business and mitigate risk for the company. We work with both internal and external entities on key issues that affect Target’s ability to productively, ethically and securely conduct business. Through our understanding of Target’s business models and operations, we help facilitate Target’s growth, and provide guidance that leaders rely on to make appropriate, well-informed decisions. Simultaneously, we help protect the business by applying our comprehensive understanding of risk and the law on issues that impact our brand, guests, team members, stores, distribution centers and corporate locations.

Here, you’ll enjoy working autonomously with a healthy work-life balance. Your passion for learning the business, collaborating with others and building relationships with senior leaders and key business partners that you support will be essential to tackling the ever-changing legal and risk-based challenges we face in a dynamic and fast-paced retail environment.

A role in Food Safety means working in a crucial area that will support Target's efforts to identify, prioritize and minimize areas of food safety risk as well as proactively educate and equip team members by providing simplified tools, processes, and training. You will have a number of resources available to you as you leverage technology, metrics, reporting, and communication to monitor and drive compliance in this critical focus for Target. 

Primary Role: Focus will be inspecting meat and poultry items for Target. The role will oversee meatpacking facilities and work with suppliers to ensure Target's quality standards are met. The Team Member will also be responsible for forecasting issues, leading HQ partners through quality concerns, and helping mediate terms during challenging quality supply conditions. The role will also be accountable for FDC inspections and administer training to our broader Food Safety/QM teams. 

Primary Role: This role will communicate quality conditions to multiple business units using various formats.

Scorecard Reporting: During field inspections, the team member will conduct quality inspections and remediate vendor performance issues. The Team Member will work closely with a Sr. Data Analyst to submit quality alerts and messages that will assist the FDC inspectors.

Vendor and Merchandising Relations: Role will establish relations with vendors and suppliers: The Team Member will lead and coach vendors on packing to Target specifications and meeting food safety requirements. They will effectively communicate between the procurement team and vendors.

  • Inspect meat and seafood commodities for compliance with Target specifications

  • Provide direction to buyers to replace any rejected product 

  • Explore new and innovative products and packaging

  • Represent Target in vendor meetings to discuss quality and current/future commodity forecasts

  • Coach and train vendors to improve quality, create and track action plans in collaboration with buyers

  • Create and develop Meat Commodity training program that would be administered on-site and virtually

  • Train Target Team Members in Food Distribution Centers on Meat inspections and Meat best practices

  • Review vendor scorecards to drive improvements

  • Evaluate vendor facilities for compliance with Target's food safety requirements

  • Recommend specification changes based on current conditions

  • Strong negotiating skills to work with cross-functional teams

Job duties may change at any time due to business needs

About you: 

  • Availability to travel up to 50% of the time to various growing regions and distribution support

  • Knowledge of the USDA Imperial product specifications

  • Knowledge of US grade standards for Beef, Pork, and Poultry 

  • Able to work flexible hours with weekend coverage when needed

  • Ability to communicate in a complete, concise, accurate, timely, and professional manner both verbally and written

  • Comprehensive knowledge of USDA requirements

  • General understanding of Food Safety Requirements

  • Strong relationship building and management skills with vendors, suppliers, and HQ partners

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite applications.

  • HACCP Certified

  • Valid driver's license and personal vehicle- mileage reimbursement program 

  • Able to lift 50 lbs

  • Able to determine colors

  • Five or more years of experience as USDA inspector/grader, private meat inspection company, meat packer, or retail meat experience. Experience can be substituted for education.

  •  Advanced degree in Agriculture related field (preferred)

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Supply Chain Facility or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.

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