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Sr. FSQR Scientist - Compliance & Labeling (FT Remote or Hybrid)

Apply Now Location: 1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55403-2542; job id: R0000255055
job family: Food Safety & Compliance
schedule: Full time

Job Title: Sr. FSQR Scientist - Compliance & Labeling

Classification: Exempt

Date: October 2022

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,fueland 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 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 will enjoy working autonomously with a healthy work-life balance. Your passion for learning the business and building relationships with senior leaders and the business partners you support will be key to tackling ever-changing legal challenges in a dynamic and fast-paced retail landscape. You will be challenged and gratified by a role with Target Legal Affairs.

Food Safety, Quality, & Regulatory (FSQR) means supporting processes that help Target succeed by consistently delivering compliant food and beverages. As a Senior FSQR Scientist - Compliance & Labeling, you will ensure Target Owned Brand Food labeling meets relevant regulations and internal Target standards for select product categories. You will collaborate with internal and external partners throughout the product development process from strategy to commercialization. You also will be responsible for leading regulatory, nutrition, and labeling programs and projects.

  • Manage risk for Target through partnership with vendors to develop compliant labeling, while supporting business and guest needs

  • Ensure vendor FSQR compliance with Target requirements and regulations. Review and approve product specification and labeling information (e.g., product naming, ingredients, nutrition, allergens, claims, and graphics), packaging proofs/key-lines, and online content for assigned products or categories

  • Guide and influence Target Owned Brand Food product development, packaging, and claims through collaboration with internal and external partners

  • Collaborate with internal and external colleagues to interpret regulations and technical information to develop solutions for ambiguous situations

  • Monitor and evaluate pending labeling regulations and industry developments to determine potential impact to Target and develop relevant action plans

  • Lead the development of labeling and claims guidance, standards, and processes for emerging and undefined areas, in partnership with legal and key stakeholders

  • Contribute regulatory and nutrition expertise to health & wellness initiatives and communications

  • Identify opportunities and work with colleagues to improve internal labeling programs, processes, and systems

  • Represent Target externally, including participation in trade and professional associations, as needed

  • Model and promote Target’s culture and values

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

About you:

  • 5+ years of labeling, regulatory, or product development experience in the food or pet food industry

  • U.S. food or pet food labeling experience required; Food manufacturer or pet food manufacturer experience preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Nutrition, or a related discipline, or equivalent work experience 

  • Experience reviewing and approving ingredient and product specifications, labeling, artwork/packaging for consumer-packaged foods

  • Regulatory expertise, including experience interpreting and applying food labeling regulations to claims and products

  • Experience in influencing business or project strategies to align with regulations and FSQR requirements

  • Proven ability to lead and manage cross-functional projects, leading to sustainable results

  • Comfortable with ambiguity and demonstrates a growth mindset

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

  • Seeks out knowledge and information to drive positive change

  • Values diverse perspectives and work styles

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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

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 $65,600 to $118,100.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 benefitsfrom financial and education to well-being and beyond.

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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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