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Senior Jewellery Specialist

Posted: 30.08.2022
Contract Type: Full or Part-Time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Negotiable
Location: London, UK
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

An established London Auction house is looking for a Senior Jewellery Specialist to assist the head of department in the development and growth of the Jewellery & Watches department; working within the department and with the general valuations team to drive sales, whilst engaging new and existing buyers and consignors.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Business Getting

  • Securing consignments to increase turnover and income for the department and selling sales for the Jewellery & Watches Department. Sourcing new business through pro-active target marketing, cold calling, relationship making and building and maintaining existing client relationships.
  • Actively manage client relationships in order to enhance client loyalty and generate business; support key client activity in particular focusing on generating new networks of clients/collectors

Valuations

  • Perform valuations for auction, probate and insurance in association with the Professional Services Department
  • Prepare and deliver valuation proposals to secure consignments, providing valuations both offsite and within the auction house

Cataloguing

  • Research and write catalogue entries
  • Assist with the online catalogue production process and adhere to strict production deadlines

Viewing & Auction Day

  • Assist with the exhibition set up. Actively participate in all presale exhibitions and events, to cultivate bidders, promote and sell the sale. Develop, track and communicate client interest in lots; and execute bids at sale.
  • Undertake condition reports and extra image and video viewing requests
  • Viewing responsibilities helping clients at the exhibition; speaking to clients about the property

Department support

  • Provide support for the head of department
  • Mentor the junior members of the department, providing support and guidance on matters related to expertise and client relationships

Full or Part time considered.