Upper Making Supervisor

Minimum ?10th standard

Minimum 3-4 years of relevant work experience

The tasks a Supervisor and Foreman, Shoemaking is expected to perform include:

Supervising and guiding workers engaged in manufacture of footwear and their components

Studying designs and sketches of shoes or other types of footwear to be made

Selecting right type of leather, canvass and other raw materials,

Setting machines and assembly line, distributing work according to system of manufacture and conducting operations to ensure correct use of men and materials

Checking components at various stages of production

Arranging regular flow of materials for line assembly work and getting snags removed as noticed

Ensuring correct production and getting batches checked by Examiner

Maintaining production log, material and other accounts and serving as a liaison between the workers and management

Proficient in identifying the finished leather, its thickness

Knowledge of all the machineries and its functions

Knowledge of machinery used for production

Proficient in handling machinery and materials

Well versed in handling equipment and its operating procedures


Good mathematical skills

Skilled in design and pattern making

Knowledge of sequence of operation

Knowledge of cost reduction methods

Knowledge of procedures to increase of productivity

Will be updated

An eye for detail

Accuracy in work

Manual dexterity

Good hand eye coordination skills

Basic estimation and numerical skills

Good supervising skills

Pleasant personality

People management skills

It needs one to be on their toes

Need to handle a team

Local travelling is not necessary

Contractual jobs are not available Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Factories usually work for 6 days a week for 8 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory

May have to work in shifts

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

The job is listed as hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards include damage to skin, respiratory problems, asthma, etc.

Health hazards include exposure to chemicals, dyes, etc.

For freshers - INR 6000 to INR7 ,000 per monthFor candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - INR 8,000 to INR 9,000 per month(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Current Trend and Future Growth of Leather Sector in India

The leather industry in India produces approx.?1055 billion worth of leather in various forms. Out of this,?661 billion (62%) is consumed domestically and the remaining is exported (37%). This share of consumption and export is estimated to change and in 2020 India will account for?1.4 trillion (59.1%) worth of domestic consumption and earn?673 billion (40.9%) worth from exports.

Organized retail is expected to grow at a CAGR of 25% to reach USD200 Billion by 2020.

Demand growth for leather goods is expected from footwear, bags, purses, furniture etc. all driven by the Indian consumption boom. Penetration of export markets is expected to rise in the wake of increased sourcing by global retail majors and luxury brands. Key segments for human resource development in the industry include finished leather, leather footwear and leather goods.

India is the second largest global maker of footwear after China, accounting for 13% of global footwear production of 16 billion pairs. India produces 2065 million pairs of footwear, of which about 115 million pairs are exported. The major production centres in India are Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Mumbai, Kanpur, Kolkata, etc.

The sector currently employs over 3.09 million employees and is slated to employ more than 6.8 million employees by 2022. This implies additional creation of approx.3.7 million jobs in the nine-year period. The leather footwear segment currently employs 0.78 million people and is expected to employ 1.44 million people by 2020. This will result in an incremental growth of around 0.66 million jobs. All these factors will result in more job opportunities for candidates applying in this sector across India.

Leather footwear manufacturing companies across India

Leather footwear manufacturing companies across India

Will be updated

Footwear Design & Development Institute, Noida

Central Footwear Training Institute, Chennai & Agra

Government Leather Technology College, Kolkata


Net Services India Pvt Ltd

IL&FS Skills Development Corporation Ltd Indian Institute of Leather Products (IILP) KILT, Karnataka

Central Institute of Vocational Education

Mirams Training Services India Pvt Ltd