1+ months

Blending Manager

Kelly Services
Fort Worth, TX 76196
**Kelly is actively recruiting for Direct Hire Blending Manager for a Beverage company in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Area, TX.**

**Summary:** The Blending Manager is responsible for providing leadership to the blending organization.

**Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following** **.** **_Other duties may be assigned_** **.**

+ Manage/Develop blending team leads/supervisors, blending technicians, ingredient control supervisor and ingredient control technicians by providing direct reports with leadership, direction, and coaching to achieve work objectives and improve performance and skills.

+ Develop/Administer the Blending department's budget.

+ Oversee blending operations to ensure that testing of products and ingredients meet specifications as well as ensuring all documentation protocols are followed.

+ Manage the sanitation and maintenance of coolers, freezers, tank farms, blend rooms and ingredient storage locations.

+ Interpret data from routine and non-routine analyses to validate what ingredients/materials/finished products meet specifications and approve for shipment to Company plants. Coordinate and Analyze raw data for Process Capabilities.

+ Manage Service contracts and Troubleshooting/Setup for Equipment in collaboration with Engineering.

+ Interact with and inform suppliers, internal/external customers, and third-party auditors with regard to sample analysis, auditing processes, quality issues/resolutions.

+ Create and maintain SOPs for all aspects of Blending and Ingredient Control.

+ Verify and Maintain Ingredient inventory; Enforce F.E.F.O principles.

+ Adjust Blending and Kitting schedules to meet Production needs.

+ Arrange to be present for Blending and Kitting of new or difficult products.

+ Respond to calls/emails at all times possible if there is an issue or question relating to any Blending needs.

+ Create and maintain customer formulas in CBG format.

+ Food Defense Coordinator.

+ HACCP/Food Safety Coordinator.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

**Analytical** - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data;

**Design** - Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.

**Problem Solving** - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

**Project Management** - Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.

**Technical Skills** - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

**Customer Service** - Responds promptly to customer needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

**Interpersona** l - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

**Oral Communication** - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings.

**Team Work** - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed; Recognizes accomplishments of other team members.

**Written Communication** - Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

**Change Management** - Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.

**Delegation** - Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results

**Leadership** - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Inspires respect and trust; Accepts feedback from others; Provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates; Gives appropriate recognition to others; Displays passion and optimism

**Managing People** - Includes staff in planning decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products and services; Continually works to improve supervisory skills

**Business Acumen** - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.

**Cost Consciousness** - Works within approved budget; Conserves organizational resources.

**Diversity** - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment.

**Ethics** - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

**Organizational Support** - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

**Strategic Thinking** - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.

**Adaptability** - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

**Attendance/Punctuality** - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

**Dependability** - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

**Initiative** - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.

**Innovation** - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work;

**Judgment** - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

**Motivation** - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

**Planning/Organizing** - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.

**Professionalism** - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

**Quality** - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

**Quantity** - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity.

**Safety and Security** - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelors Degree; or seven years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

**Language Ability:**

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.

**Math Ability:**

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

**Reasoning Ability:**

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

**Computer Skills:**

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of intermediate computer skills and QA software.

**Certificates, Licenses or Technical Knowledge:**

Experience and advance knowledge of beverage laboratory equipment including automatic titrators, densitometers, HPLC, Experience with water treatment processes such as reverse osmosis, nano/ultra-filtration, and ion exchange.

**Supervisory Responsibilities:**

This job has supervisory responsibilities.

**Work Environment:**

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to work in wet, humid or outdoor conditions; near moving mechanical parts; with fumes or airborne particles; and vibration exposure.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

**Physical Demands:**

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Color vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk, stand, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell.

**If you feel you have the knowledge and expertise, apply today to connect with a Kelly professional who will work to enrich your life.**


**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (


Posted: 2022-04-22 Expires: 2022-06-23

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