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Head of Jewellery UK & Europe, International Auction House

Posted: 14.12.2023
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Competitive Market Salary - Negotiable
Location: London, UK
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

On behalf of a leading international  Auction House we are working on a search for  Head of Jewellery – UK & Europe, who is ideally to be based in London.

Head of Jewellery – UK & Europe Responsibilities:

  • Implement department sales in line with the annual business plan budget.
  • Work with the Global Jewellery Director to develop and implement a plan for the Jewellery department to expand in the UK and Europe.
  • Develop and support the current staff across our London and Paris locations.
  • Increase the visibility of the Jewellery department across Europe.
  • Create and preserve connections with advisory institutions and professionals.
  • Maintain and support the continued development of a database of customers, including both buyers and sellers.
  • Contribute to and support the expansion of all the company’s businesses in the UK and Europe.
  • Achieve annual sales targets by serving as the primary business developer in the UK and Europe and organising appraisals and valuation events across the continent.
  • Maintaining vendor commission levels to meet budgetary needs.
  • Identify and develop closer relationships with high-level trade clients as well as potential UHNW individuals who currently have no business relationship with the company.
  • Stay up to date with competitors’ strategies to improve the Jewellery department’s position in the market.
  • Collaborate with the Marketing Department to create advertising and marketing campaigns to increase business.
  • Oversee the creation of sales catalogues for all teams in the UK and Europe.
  • Promote the Jewellery department with industry events and lectures.
  • Support with Jewellery exhibitions across Europe and Worldwide as needed.

Head of Jewellery – UK & Europe Requirements:

  • Track record of success in a similar role.
  • An established network of Jewellery clients.
  • Strong knowledge of auction processes.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant subject.
  • In-depth expertise in gemmology.
  • Bilingual.
  • Exceptional sales and pipeline management skills.
  • Strong market and trend awareness.
  • Time management, organisation, communication, and attention to detail.
  • Valid driver’s license and happy to travel regularly