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Lead FSQ Risk Manager

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Start date
Apr 4, 2023
Closing date
Apr 12, 2023

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Retail / Wholesale
Employment Status
Full Time

Job Details

Job Title: Lead FSQ Risk Manager

Classification: Exempt

Date: March 2023

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.

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 key 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 programs and processes that help Target succeed by consistently delivering safe, high quality, and compliant food and beverages.
As a Lead FSQ Risk Manager, you will build and maintain industry leading food safety, quality, and regulatory programs to manage risk for Target. You will also support Target's Food & Beverage strategy in collaboration with Field Compliance, Supply Chain. Target Properties, Risk and Compliance and Store Operations. You will help grow the Food & Beverage business and build winning solutions for Target guests.

  • Subject matter expertise in proactively managing food safety and quality internal/external risks while enabling business strategies and delivering guest needs
  • Working knowledge and proficiency in food safety and quality principles and practices and, FDA and USDA regulatory requirements
  • Design effective controls (e.g. preventive, detective, corrective) within operational processes and ensure alignment with business objectives
  • Anticipate and identify food safety and regulatory risks in Target's Supply Chain strategy and plan, develop, and execute to mitigate risks
  • Ensure pest management and cleaning/sanitation programs are designed and managed to comply with Target requirements and federal/local regulations
  • Evaluate opportunities and drive program improvements and simplification across the Supply Chain, reviewing operational key performance indicators, soliciting stakeholder feedback and leveraging audit trends
  • Establish strong relationships with key internal and expternal stakeholders to develop/maintain an integrated pest management system; as well as, effective cleaning & sanitation programs throughout Target's Supply Chain
  • Ensure vendor compliance to Target requirements with regard to food safety, quality and regulatory obligations and partner with stakeholders to hold vendor(s) accountable through approving, suspending, restricting or disqualifying as required.
  • Drive continuous improvement of FSQR programs, thinking strategically about what may be eliminated, reduced, or improved and working with stakeholders to implement changes
  • Provide strategic planning by conducting the analysis of current quality program(s) to implement roadmap development, sourcing and negotiation with vendors, and specifications/requirements development.
  • Lead cross-functional project teams to design, develop, and implement new programs, policies, and compliance standards in support of business directives
  • Collaborate with partners and provide technical direction related to food safety and quality to influence projects and initiatives
  • Pursue continuing education and represent Target externally with trade and professional organizations to foster and contribute to advancing global and national food safety systems
  • Model and promote a culture which champion Target's values, competeincies and FSQR compliance
  • Other responsibilities to support the FSQR team, as assigned

About you:
  • Minimum 8+ years of food safety and quality experience in the food manufacturing or retail industry
  • Bachelor's degree in Food Safety, Food Science, Quality Management, Microbiology, or a related field or equivalent experience
  • HACCP, PCQI certified or ability to achieve within 6 months of hire; food safety and quality auditing experience preferred
  • Experience working with contract vendors to achieve food safety, quality, and regulatory compliance for food and beverage products, including knowledge of USDA and FDA regulatory requirements
  • Understanding of compliance management systems and a strong ability to structure compliance programs according to maturity expectations including compliance documentation, identification and testing of key controls, and effective performance monitoring
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to leverage data to influence decisions, identify risks and improvement opportunities, and distill complex issues into actionable plans based on root cause remediation
  • Effective project management, strategic planning, and organizational skills while identifying process solutions, document end-to-end baseline processes and develop improvement plans through documented process maps
  • Ability to apply change principles and processes to effectively identify, manage, initiate, and influence adoption to change initiatives.Ability to lead through ambiguity, manage multiple tasks or projects and deliver consistently against timelines with minimal direction
  • Strong growth mindset and collaboration both internal and external partners at varying levels while valuing and actively seeking diverse perspectives and work styles Ability to lead or influence high-performing teams
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and self-motivation
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time

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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