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US|Prod Dev Scientist-Contractor

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

Posted 22 days ago

Long Term Contract Opportunity!

Position:  Product Development Scientist
Location: Plano, TX 75024
Term: 12 Months Contract

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM

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 (Product Vision, TW, OKTA, and PDMS) and become an expert
  • Specification Writer will 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 ingredient questionnaire 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 or 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): 

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or Engineering
  • At least 1 year experience in the food industry
  • Excel/Word/MS Outlook - Microsoft product proficient
  • Ability to learn computer applications/programs quickly
  • Good communication skills – oral and written (e.g. communication on telephone, external and internal to the Company, managing with other support group functions, etc.)
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good organizational skills
  • Document control knowledge
  • Attention to detail
  • Works well in a team setting, working with QA/R&D/FS/Reg work team on other aspects of project
  • Self-motivated
  • Good math skills