Recruitment: Experienced footwear leather technicians

Youngil Leather Co. Ltd. for its South Vietnam tannery
Published:  13 July, 2020

Youngil, one of the largest split leather tanneries, is looking for experienced footwear leather technicians for its retanning and finishing departments to strengthen its team at its growing full grain operation at its South Vietnam tannery, which services some of the largest athletics and leather goods brands in the world. 

Finishing Technician

Retanning Technician

The ideal candidate will draw on extensive experience in other world-class footwear upper leather tanneries and will have a high degree of autonomy with regard to overall management of the retanning/finishing tannery, therefore self-motivation and a willingness to take risks and face challenges are essential.

Key responsibilities and required qualifications:

• Ensures that tannery delivers quality standards in a consistent way, meeting customers’ and company expectations
• Initiative to recommend technical projects, product improvements or cost reductions
• Interact with chemical suppliers, to ensure that tannery is aware of latest technological innovation available in the international market
• Participates on the creation and development of new articles in line with directions provided by the business area
• Optimise production costs through a continuous improvements approach
• Plan and organise production schedules
• Modify systems to be environmentally friendly
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
• Creative problem solver who thrives when presented with a challenge
• Able to analyse problems and strategies for better solutions
• Flexible and able to multitask on several different aspects of a project or on multiple projects, prioritising and managing time efficiently
• Strict attention to detail
• Technical/Industrial/Leather school degree and certification with a minimum of ten years of experience as a finishing technician in a footwear tannery
• Proficient computer skills, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
• Excellent communicator: able to understand instructions and communicate effectively to his direct reports and extended team
• Promotes effective teamwork in the workplace

Candidates should send their CV and application letter by email to Federico Roth at or phone +549 11 3831 6972.