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Wine Specialist

Posted: 13.12.2022
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Dependent on Experience
Location: South East UK
Tenure: Permanent, UK
Job description:

On behalf of a leading auction house we are looking for an experienced Wine Specialist to join the team. This is a busy role that would involve, business development, cataloguing and valuing collections and playing a key role in the day to day running of the department. Responsibilities will include:-

  • Develop business contacts and strategic opportunities, including developing auction and private sales strategies
  • Identify and maintain relationships with all clients in the consignments and sale of wine and spirits
  • Analyse and respond to incoming written, phone and photo enquiries to determine sale potential
  • Conduct valuations both on-site and in clients homes/ premises
  • Work alone and with colleagues to determine provenance, value, condition, and marketability of property
  • Write and prepare catalogues
  • Coordinate pre-sale exhibition set-up
  • Work with colleagues to market the sale
  • Participate on sale day – auctioneering skills welcome, but not necessary
  • Participate in the full after-sales review

The successful candidates will ideally have auction house experience, but some one from retail or the trade would be considered.