- Project management
- Quality management
- HR sourcing
- Communication skills
- Quality control
Hardlines and Home, Product Engineer Quality Assurance
QUALITY ENGINEER: Home Fragrance, Pets and Pillowfort
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.
The retail landscape is changing – fast – and Target is evolving along with it. When we created our brand promise of “Expect More. Pay Less.” it paved the way for Target to infuse affordable fashion into our assortment and deliver an outstanding experience for our guests. We are pioneers of innovation with our owned brands and unique partnerships from Archer Farms and A New Day, to Made to Matter and Altuzarra. Today, Target continues to be committed to bringing our guests what they want, when they want it, where they want to shop – in our over 1,800 stores, mobile, online and the retail channels of the future.
This position will focus on home fragrance, pets and the Pillowfort brand.
This position is responsible for delivering quality and safe product to our stores by executing Target’s quality assurance requirements throughout the entire product life cycle process. Assure Vendors deliver safe and quality owned brand products to Target’s Omni-channel Guest by proactively planning, managing and executing Target’s compliance and quality assurance initiatives.
Responsible to assure the quality, safety and integrity for all owned brand products. Validate regulatory compliance for and issue compliance documentation for a subset of owned and non-owned brand products. Execute and maintain global policy & procedures creation, modification and implementation for headquarters and field processes to meet compliance and quality requirements.
Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As a Product Safety Quality Assurance Engineer, you'll take the lead as you…
Establish oneself as a product performance expert within the cross functional team with a solid understanding of manufacturing, testing and industry trends for the current assortment and future expansion
Drive the quality assurance program requirements for the categories assigned as the product and strategy evolve into new capabilities or Target expands into other product types
Utilize knowledge of manufacturing, quality principles and intended product use to represent the quality voice in the category’s strategy
Proactive involvement in product development and sourcing to influence decisions and mitigate risk
Develop quality oversight direction based on product, material and placement risk
Lead, assess and resolve product testing failures and inspection issues by working proactively with vendor, factory, global Quality Assurance (QA) team to assure timely and appropriate closure
Proactively develop a guest data strategy for the category and drive issues to resolution with long term corrections
Develop and assess testing protocols to assure protocols incorporate regulatory requirements, industry standard alignment and the design’s intent
Lead safety & regulatory product investigation issues with the Product Investigations Recall (PIR) team
Support global QA and sourcing teams with risk mitigation during production exit strategies for non-compliant factories
Effectively communicate quality direction, policy and procedure throughout the organization, vendors, and factories
Be an advocate for data driven results within the organization to justify actions taken and measurable results
Bachelor degree in Engineering (electrical, mechanical, material, industrial, multi-discipline etc.)
0-5 years of experience working in quality or other engineering field or equivalent experience
Ability to read, interpret and implement industry standards (i.e. UL standards)
Knowledge of quality control/assurance processes and procedures
Excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
Excellent project management skills
Collaborative focus and ability to work successfully across functional areas.
Respects, appreciates and values diverse voices and approaches
Committed to creating equitable experiences and fostering an inclusive team
Able to read and interpret statutes and legislations into PSQA compliance and quality program.
Knowledge of CFR’s, which contains all of the process and technical details necessary to comply with regulations, certification, and due care, which gives Target the expertise necessary to ensure that vendors’ documents meet the law.
Knowledge of Quality Management Systems and experience implementing the discipline
Experience in retail merchandise operations or support (Buying, Sourcing, QA, Design etc.)
Member of industry QA organizations and certifications.
This position may be eligible to be virtual based (also known as full-time remote) or could be ‘Flex for your Day’, a hybrid model where the team member has some flexibility to choose how and where they work to maximize their productivity and well-being, based on Target’s needs. Most of Target's HQ team members work ‘Flex for Your Day’ with a blend of virtual work and onsite at a Target HQ location. Team members work with their leader to determine how the role, team, partners and business determines the flexibility. For team members who work virtual based, they enter into a work arrangement that means the team member works full-time from home or a non-Target location, and do not have a workstation at their assigned HQ location, but may travel to a HQ site up to 4 times a year.
**A virtual based work arrangement is strictly prohibited for candidates residing in the following 16 states: AL, AR, DE, FL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MS, MO, NC, OK, PA, SC, TN, VA. If you are hired and are working remotely from one of the states listed above you may be subject to corrective action up to and including termination.
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.