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Director Product Safety & Quality Assurance (full time remote or hybrid)

Apply Now Location: 1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55403-2542; job id: R0000211515
job family: Product Quality Assurance
schedule: Full time

Director Product Safety & Quality Assurance

About us:

As a Fortune 50 company with more than 350,000 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.

PRIMARY FUNCTION

Provide team and category management of the Product Safety and Quality Assurance teams, providing strategy and guidance for Target oversight on Owned and National Brand product.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Develop and lead engineers and nontechnical team members (NE through Level 7) for categories supported Ability to communicate quality direction, policy, procedures and departmental objectives throughout the organization and hold the team accountable for executing to these standards Provide feedback on job performance Coach team on appropriate communication style/methodology Foster an inclusive environment that promotes a high level of team engagement Develop team strategy to leverage technical expertise align resources to business priorities Navigate product withdrawal, recalls and regulatory inquiries Advocate for product quality, safety & compliance throughout the enterprise Champion, lead and support enterprise level projects that implement key strategies and solutions Understand PSQA core foundations to hold team accountable to the execution of the PSQA program Strategic influence of PSQA’s program to support Target’s goals Develop team’s category and technical expertise Knowledge of quality and manufacturing principles Develop strong partnerships internally and externally to drive strategy and outcomes

JOB REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor degree in technical or business discipline with appropriate experience

  • 10+ years experience in industry; includes retail compliance, quality management, product or manufacturing industry equivalent.

  • Shows potential to lead a team

  • Knowledge of quality control/assurance processes and tools

  • Knowledge of raw materials characteristics and manufacturing processes

  • Ability to translate strategy to execution

  • Proficient in applying the Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs), statutes, legislations, regulations and industry standards

  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to communicate process and outcome

  • Ability to simplify complex information

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work autonomously

  • History of driving strategic initiatives

DESIRED REQUIREMENTS:

  • Has led an enterprise project

  • Skilled at influencing

  • Factory experience

  • Collaborate and develop cross functional initiatives

  • Experience in continues improvement

  • Expertise in manufacturing

  • End to end understanding of Target's global and domestic supply chain

This position may be considered for a Full-Time Remote or Hybrid work arrangement based on Target’s needs.  A Hybrid work arrangement means the team members core role will be a blend of virtual and onsite at a Target location.A Full-Time Remote work arrangement means the team member works full-time from home or an alternate location that’s not a Target location, does not have a desk at their primary HQ work location and may travel to HQ up to 4 times a year.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada residents is ($119,500-$215,100). Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, Target cares about and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family. Find competitive benefits from financial and education to well-being and beyond.

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.

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