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Food Product Specification Specialist in Aurora, IL at OSI Group

Date Posted: 2/22/2019

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    Aurora, IL
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Job Description


The product specification specialist will support in developing and maintaining the OSI internal product specification and manufacturing instructions, manage the customer specification provided by customer, generate product technical data sheets to provide the necessary information to customers, as well as collect and analyze ingredient specifications in ensuring OSI is compliant to food regulations and customer specific requirements. Product specification specialist will communicate with R&D, operation, sales, and ingredient suppliers to ensure achieving the single source of truth objective. Good communication skills is a must as heavy internal and external customer interface is needed.


(i.e., Policies, procedures, etc. for which you are responsible.)

  • Assist in developing the OSI production specification and manufacturing instruction database.
  • Review production and product information for accuracy.
  • Audit production plants to assure the product specification database is accurate.
  • Generate OSI product technical data sheets that are provided to customers.
  • Manage customer specifications that are provided by customers.  
  • Assist in developing ingredient material database.
  • Work with QA, maintaining ingredient material database which includes information on nutrition, GMO status, labeling, allergens and export compliant status.
  • Support in regulatory projects such as creating ingredient statements, nutritional panels, submitting USDA applications and reviewing retail labeling.
  • Provide support in R&D projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or related field of study.  
  • Minimum 2-4 years of experience in regulatory and nutrition with a USDA or FDA food manufacturer.  
  • Knowledge of and experience using FDA and USDA food regulations, specifications, and ingredient databases.
  • Strong problem solving, organization, and time management skills.
  • Detail oriented.  
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally.
  • Ability to handle complexity, multiple projects and work under tight timelines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others to bring projects to completion.

OSI believes all persons have the right to be treated with dignity and respect. It is the policy of OSI  to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, national origin, gender, race, color, religion, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment based on merit, qualifications and business needs. OSI participates in the E-Verify program.