One Central Asian country has an abundance of leather hides, and there is a good market in China. But presently there is a lack of tanneries in the country, so most hides are exported half-tanned (the wet-blue stage). We now have the chance to buy (or rent) a leather tannery in country. With a reliable supply of finished leather we would also like to produce bags, jackets and eventually shoes. We are seeking a shoe manufacturing specialist to come for at least six months to help us price and purchase the required machinery, and to train staff in the process of shoe manufacturing.
Qualifications: Someone with considerable experience and training in the leather production process and/or in shoe manufacturing.
Minimum term: 6 months
WEC ref: 5760