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Sr FSQ Risk Manager - Southwest

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JOB TITLE: Sr. FSQ Risk Manager – Southwest US, must be Bi-lingual in Spanish

Classification: Exempt

Date: October 2020

About us:

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America’s leading retailers.

To match the signature style and passion of Target’s distinctive and beloved retail brand, Target Legal Affairs is a dynamic and deeply knowledgeable team of regulatory compliance and legal pros, each with valuable expertise from several disciplines. Whether specializing in government affairs, policy, risk management, regulatory compliance, ethics or employee and labor relations, this team advocates for Target and its business plans in communities across the nation and works across the entire company to provide internal clients with cohesive guidance. We help protect Target by applying our comprehensive understanding and interpretation of the laws that govern our stores, distribution centers and corporate locations. Here, you’ll enjoy working autonomously with a healthy work-life balance. Your passion for learning the business and building relationships with the senior leaders and key business partners that you support will be key to tackling the ever-changing legal challenges we face in a dynamic and fast-paced retail landscape. You’ll be challenged and gratified by a role with Target Legal Affairs. 

A role in Food Safety, Quality, & Regulatory (FSQR) means supporting processes that help Target succeed by consistently delivering safe, high quality and compliant food and beverages. It also includes any related project that supports Target FSQR’s purpose. As a Sr FSQ Risk Manager, you will leverage your knowledge, skills and expertise to lead FSQR processes for facilities located in Mexico, S. America, Central America, and in the U.S. You will:

  • Conduct audits resulting in facility approval or rejection and on-going performance monitoring of food vendor facilities, including FSQR program reviews through desk audits, on-site audits and other necessary regulatory and compliance activities

  • Support the commercialization of new products, continuous product improvement, and manage food safety and quality incidents

  • Solve complex technical problems or challenges and demonstrate sound judgment

  • Maintain accurate and current status of all vendor information in vendor database

  • Partner with vendors and Target technical team to review and approve product specification and label information

  • Develop and implement new programs and best practices for key technical programs

  • Ensure required local/regional resources are available for all FSQR activities with all issues escalated to Target HQ partners.

  • Ensure compliance with U.S. FDA (Food & Drug Administration), USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) regulations for imported foods, and regulations in country of manufacture.

  • Ensure compliance with all Target Standards and Corporate requirements

  • Provide food recall coverage and after hour food recall support, as needed

Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:

  • 4-8+ years of experience in Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory Compliance in retail, food service or a consumer-packaged food product manufacturing company

  • Manufacturing and supply chain auditing experience to conduct independent audits of facilities producing various food and beverage categories

  • B.S. in Food Science, Food Microbiology, or related discipline

  • Strong communication skills; fluent in verbal/written communication in English and Spanish

  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving skills

  • Must be comfortable working independently, with minimal oversight, setting own objectives and measuring against goals

  • Knowledge of FDA, USDA regulatory requirements

  • Knowledge of GFSI auditing standards, SQF, BRC and other audits

  • Capability to manage time and resources to execute projects and achieve goals, including travel budgets and shared workload management

  • Ability to address and resolve conflict & work effectively in a cross-functional team environment

  • Flexibility and availability to communicate during off-hours with teams in various time zones

  • Availability to travel up to 60% to support Mexico, Central America, South America and North America regions (and others as needed)


  • Experience working across national borders and with teams located in various global, remote working locations

  • Food & Beverage retail market knowledge of assigned geographic areas

  • Produce industry food safety or quality assurance experience

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) 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 Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.

Target will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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