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Associate Food Safety & Quality Risk Manager(hybrid in Minneapolis)

Apply Now Location: 1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55403-2542; job id: R0000335447
job family: Food Safety & Compliance
schedule: Full time
The pay range is $54,800.00 - $98,600.00

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JOB TITLE: Associate Food Safety & Quality Risk Manager(Level 4)

Classification: Exempt

Date: May 2024

About us:

Working at Target means helping all families discover the joy of everyday life. We bring that vision to life through our values and culture. Learn more about Target here.

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 senior leaders and key business partners you support will be key to tackling ever-changing legal challenges 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. As an Associate FSQ Risk Manager, you will ensure that Target Owned Brand Food meets relevant regulations and internal Target standards for food safety and quality. You will have accountability for specific products and/or categories and will contribute to projects to advance processes and systems.

This is an entry-level risk manager position. Ideal candidates will have a general understanding of food safety and quality and some experience in the food or retail industry.

  • Complete initial approval and ongoing monitoring of food vendor facilities, including food safety program reviews through desk audits, onsite assessments, and other necessary activities

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

  • Review and approve product specification attributes related to food safety and quality for assigned products or categories

  • Collaborate with senior FSQ risk managers/colleagues, cross-functional teams, or vendors to resolve guest complaints or other product issues

  • Communicate FSQR guidance to cross-functional teams and other partners as needed

  • Contribute to the improvement of internal FSQR programs, processes, and systems through project participation

  • Develop and maintain FSQR knowledge for assigned product areas

  • Ensure the accuracy and completeness of food safety and quality documentation in appropriate systems

  • Develop relationships with internal and external partners through active engagement and effective communication

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

  • Model and promote a culture which champions Target’s values and FSQR compliance

  • Other responsibilities that support the FSQR team, as assigned

About You:

  • 1 – 2 years of food safety and quality experience in the food or retail industry

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Food Safety, Food Science, Microbiology, or a related field preferred

  • Works effectively in a cross-functional team environment

  • Able to assess situations and offer solutions for sustainable improvement

  • Comfortable with ambiguity, demonstrates a growth mindset

  • Able to interpret technical content and apply knowledge

  • Demonstrates collaboration and teamwork skills

  • Able to manage multiple tasks or projects and deliver consistently against timelines

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

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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