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FESQA Scientist

Minneapolis, MN
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FESQA Scientist(Job Number:FOO00005T)


JOIN US AS A Food Safety and Quality Assurance Scientist

Similar Industry Titles and Key Words: food safety, quality assurance, regulatory, HACCP, USDA, FDA, FSMA


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.


Primary Location: United States-Minnesota-Minneapolis
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