The well-established tannery sells wet-blue hides, grains and splits to tanneries producing automotive, furniture, shoe and handbag leathers.

The position of Leather Technical Manager will become available in 2017 due to the retirement of the current, very experienced manager.

Potential applicants need to fill the following requirements:

  • Qualified leather technician having extensive, sound knowledge and experience in the art of tanning raw hides and skins to wet-blue and pickle.
  • Knowledge and experience in the retanning and finishing process.
  • Full understanding and experience in effluent management and controls.
  • Suitable qualifications backed up by a recognised institution.
  • Traceable references with a minimum of 5 years or more in a similar role.
  • The ability to work with customers alongside marketing in developing and costing of new products and processes.
  • Proactive in cost reduction strategies.
  • To be able to work with, motivate and manage a team.

The remuneration is negotiable. Relocation costs and housing assistance will be negotiated and provided to the successful candidate.

Please send comprehensive CV to:

Closing date for applicants: April 30, 2017.