Prod Development Scientist

Adecco is currently assisting a local client in their search to fill a Product Development Scientist position in Plano, TX! Apply now if you meet the qualifications listed below!


Type:                  Fulltime (40 hours / week) contract

Length:              6 months+

Pay:                    $27.00/ HR Based on Experience

Shift/Hours:     8A – 5P


Responsibilities for this Product Development Scientist position include but are not limited to:

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.
  • Spec Writer facilitates this process and ensure specifications meet standards and documentation properly filed.
  • 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, VCS, 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 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.

    Qualifications for this Product Development Scientist position:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Food Science
  • 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 stakeholders, 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

    Why work for Adecco?

  • Weekly pay
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Skills Training
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision benefits

    IMPORTANT: This Product Development Scientist job is being recruited for by Adecco’s National Recruitment Center, not your local Adecco Branch Office. To be considered for this position, you must use the “Apply with Adecco” button to submit your resume.

    The Adecco Group is a global leader in HR services. Our group connects over 700,000 associates with our business clients each day through our 6,600 offices in over 70 countries and territories around the world. We offer employment opportunities at any stage in your professional career. Contact us today to discuss available contract and direct hire positions. Adecco Group provides one of the most comprehensive benefits packages in the industry to contract workers to include Holiday, 401(k), Insurance Benefit Plans


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