OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
Develop the Watches auction business in Asian market and penetrate the company brand name into the Watches community by developing business, cataloguing and co-ordinating the sale and property.
(Duties include but are not limited to the following)
Proactively develop and expand business opportunities for watches consignments and bidding activities to meet operational, managerial, and financial objectives
Establish new business contacts while maintaining long-term relationships with clients, dealers, and collectors
Manage catalogue production process including cataloguing, photography, essay writing, lotting up and monitor and enforce all relevant deadlines
Coordinate with Marketing and PR to prepare interviews and other watch related articles
Assist and advise on business getting proposals, taking part in client discussions and presentations to win business
Participate in departmental hilling sessions (meetings to determine value, condition and marketability of property) and ensure proper maintenance of watch valuation records
Inspect watch conditions and valuate the properties to ensure the quality and authenticity fulfil the standards in Christie’s and the conditions of the watches are accurately stated
Provide professional advice to client’s watch-specific enquires
Assist in sale registration, phone bidding, and post-sale enquires
Analyse buyer activities and assist in developing auction and private sales strategies with the Head of Department and the Business Manager
Any other duties the Manager or the company request from time to time
A recognized university degree
At least 3 years of experience in watches- related industry
In-depth knowledge in watches
Articulate with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Proactive and sales-driven with a strategic mind-set
Independent and able to work with minimal supervision
Customer-oriented and confident in handling prestigious customers in a polite and professional manner
Strong organizational skills
Proficient in MS Office
Fluent in written and spoken English, Cantonese and Mandarin
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World’s Leading Auction House
Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie's has since conducted the greatest and most celebrated auctions through the centuries providing a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s offers over 450 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million.
Christie’s, the world's leading art business, had global auction and private sales. Our sales figures were driven by an increase in new buyers across all geographies coming to the market, including from growth markets such as China and through the Internet.
Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories.
Christie’s has a global presence with 53 offices in 32 countries and 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zurich, and Hong Kong. More recently, Christie’s has led in growth markets such as Russia, China, India and the Middle East, with successful sales, exhibitions and initiatives in Shanghai, Moscow, Baku, Beijing, Mumbai, Delhi, Jeddah, Abu Dhabi, Doha and Dubai.