Job Description

Job Title: Operations and Technical Manager
Job Location: New York


  • Develop, approve, and control the tanning process in order to ensure satisfactory quality standard and high consistency of the wet blue delivered to subcontractors
  • Coordinate seasonal developments with the marketing team
  • Ensure a proper handover of all the technical input and standards, specification of the product, and training the personnel in the subcontracting tannery for achieving the best and consistent quality of leather
  • Maintain chemical costing and technology file in order to investigate relevant improvement options, Chemical price, cost, and productivity
  • Oversee and ensure the quality inspection of the manufactured leathers is done in accordance with established standards (KPI’s)
  • Coordinate and monitor wet blue planning to ensure material needed is in place to fill contractor capacities
  • Ensure optimal utilization of the wet blue grades according to the leather types
  • Ensure the finished leather stock is maintained and properly stored/protected
  • Oversee communication with partners to ensure the division is properly represented
  • Assist the subcontracting tannery in all the technical and operational activities in order to maintain and continuously improve manufacturing KPI’s
  • Maintain inventory aging: Proper rotation, recoloring, and minimizing overages
  • Manage weekly activities to ensure shipments meet targeted period deliverables
  • Coordinate with shoe development and technical personnel to address technical queries
  • Work with VP of Leathers to maintain proper operating inventory levels, including the reporting of inventories to Finance department at the end of each Period
  • Coordinate with Customer Service to ensure proper processing of customer orders, an accurate backlog, and issuance of purchase orders to suppliers/subcontractors
  • Coordinate with Sales and Customer Service to ensure product development activities are planned that will support customer expectations
  • Perform duties consistent with the company’s AAP/EEO goals and policies
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Leather Technology, Chemical Processing, or other related field
  • Ten+ years of experience in leather processing with three to five years managing a tannery
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with effective presentation skills
  • Computer literate with experience in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Results driven, resilient to pressure, organized, and versatile

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree or diploma in Business Management

QBH#: 2172

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