JOIN US AS A Food Safety and Quality Assurance Scientist
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About This Opportunity
Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of a professional cross functional team supporting the commercialization of new products, continuous product improvement, and managing food safety and quality for Target Food and Beverage.
Support Food Safety & Quality Assurance (FSQA) needs of Target food business for commercialization of new products, continuous product improvement, and managing food safety and quality incidents.
Manage the qualification and on-going performance monitoring of food vendor facilities, including the review of vendor’s food safety and quality assurance systems through desk audit, on-site assessments and other necessary activities.
Provide expertise in the development of specification and process controls to ensure food safety and ongoing quality assurance of all finished goods
Analyze quality metrics, audit data, guest feedback, regulator and work group input. Highlight trends and potential opportunities, and provides continuous improvement recommendations to leadership.
Maintain and build expertise in product regulations, product safety best practices, local public health / food service regulations and industry best practices.
Assess and communicate food safety and quality assurance and/or regulatory guidance to internal and external partners.
Lead project teams to develop and implement new FSQA programs or continuous improvement initiatives. Collaborate and influence cross functionally to gain buy-in and support for FSQA programs and processes.
Ability to consistently perform in a fast-paced environment through leading and supporting multiple projects and initiatives.
Ability to travel up to 40% domestically and internationally.
B.S. in Food Science, Food Microbiology, or related discipline. Perishable experience
6+ years of experience in Food Safety and Quality Assurance with a strong focus in perishables and microbiological discipline.
Strong working knowledge of food safety and quality assurance principles, programs, and practices.
Detailed knowledge of successful implementation of GFSI standard at a food manufacturing facility.
Knowledge of FDA (including FSMA) and USDA regulatory requirements.
Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment. Capability to manage time and resources to execute projects and achieve goals.
Strong communication, analytical, and problem solving skills.