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Associate Specialist, Watches Department

Job Purpose

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.

Key Responsibilities/Tasks: (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 watches 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 wine 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

 Qualification Requirements:

  • 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 

 

Closing Date: Sunday October 15th, 2017

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