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Specification Writer

  • Location: Plano, Texas, 75024
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 6 months ago

  • Job Ref: 185951
Exciting 12+ months contract in Plano, TX for a Specification Writer. Would be responsible for updating ingredient and formula specifications for food manufacturing company. Specifications would be updated to global standard, reviewed internally by discipline approvers, and aligned with supplier. Would facilitate this process and ensure specifications meet standards and documentation properly filed.
Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
  • Support legacy specification upgrade project from spec readiness to supplier commercial qualification approval.
  • Learn and understand ingredient/supplier/third party/formula standards.
  • Train in new specification system and understand the interaction between the suite of applications and become an expert.
  • Interact with Product Developer to compile key data to write specification according to guidelines.
  • Create new ingredient, formula, sub-formula, and semi-finished formula in spec system.
  • Compare prior specification data to migrated specification data to ensure accuracy of migration.
  • Serve as point of contact with supplier to gather information and data needed to build specification.
  • Manage PQQ process with Suppliers and complete timely follow-up to keep the process moving to completion.
  • Interact with and provide support to all disciplines to ensure complete and accurate specification including Product Development, Food Safety, Regulatory, Quality, Procurement, and Supplier Quality Assurance.
  • Manage ingredient and formula workflow launches & routes.
  • Support Commercialization Qualification plan follow-up with supplier and ensure appropriate disciplines review data when received.
  • Support maintenance of specifications on-going including parameter adjustments, adding new supplier sites, etc.
Is this a good fit (Requirements):
  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science.
  • 1+ year experience in the food industry
  • Proficient in Microsoft product (Excel/Word/MS Outlook)
  • Ability to learn computer applications/programs quickly.
  • Good communication skills – oral and written (e.g. communication on telephone, external and internal to PepsiCo, managing with other support group functions, etc.).
  • Document control knowledge.
  • Works well in a team setting, working with QA/R&D/FS/Reg work team on other aspects of project.
  • Good math skills.
If this sounds like the perfect fit, Apply Today!