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The Company

Christie’s, the world’s largest Art Business, is an incredibly exciting & enriching place to start or continue your career. Whether you work within one of our Specialist Art Departments or in our more Operational focused teams, we are all working together with one common goal in mind: to continue the success of this 250 year old company, steeped in history, bringing constant innovation whilst not forgetting our age old values; Passionate Expertise, Exceptional Client Service, Teamwork, Integrity, Business Judgement & Innovation. Colleagues across all departments are truly passionate about what they do and it is constantly inspiring to work with industry leaders across all segments of the business.     

The Role

This role is responsible for understanding and assisting with the execution of all bidding channels with an emphasis on telephone bids.  This person will serve as primary point of contact for telephone bids, both internally and externally. Duties to be performed in full compliance with department standards, including teamwork, high level of client service, accuracy, attendance and punctuality.

Specific duties & responsibilities will include but are not limited to
  • Process telephone bids received via fax, email and specialist departments 
  • Represent initial stage of credit authorization and gather and monitor AML compliance information.
  • Master Christie’s systems (E-mail, COS, JDE, Live Bid Management and telephone bid application)
  • Accurately enter all bids into telephone bidding system 
  • Allocate bids, accommodating special requests (i.e. languages) 
  • Collaborate with specialists and business managers to schedule adequate number of staff members for each sale
  • Maintain a working knowledge of colleagues who are trained telephone bidders and any language availabilities 
  • Assist in the training course and subsequent scheduling of all new telephone bidders, being sure to preserve all pertinent distribution lists
  • Assist manager with investigation of post-sale discrepancies
  • Communicate with specialist departments to ensure proper auction procedure as well as relevant pre and post-sale data
  • Perform all activities according to Christie’s Client Service Standards
  • Assist in monitoring department inboxes, as well as fax and phone line
  • Other duties as assigned by Manager
The Candidate
  • Excellent ability to remain calm and focused under pressure
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent work experience
  • Proficiency with numbers - reading, writing, hearing
  • Willingness to comply with department and company standards of client service
  • Excellent ability to multi-task and prioritize, demonstrating excellent organizational skills
  • Strong follow-up skills with attention to detail
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of E-mail, Spreadsheet, and Word Processing software (Microsoft Office preferred)
  • Ability to learn Christie’s systems including email, Client Management System, JDE, Live Bid Management, telephone bid application and website features
  • Strong teamwork abilities
  • Reliable attendance and punctuality
  • Flexible work hours (i.e. 7:30 am start time on sale days, some Saturday sales, some late evenings, some Sunday prep for occasional Monday sales)
  • Second language a plus
The Benefits
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision care plans for employees and dependents (Generally Christie’s pays 80% of total premiums)
  • 401k Savings Plan - Christie’s matches dollar for dollar on the first 5% an employee elects to contribute
  • Life Insurance - 3x base salary up to $400k (100% paid by Christie’s)
  • Disability Insurance (100% paid by Christie’s)
  • Generous time-off and leave policies; including 6 weeks paid Parental/Child Bonding Leave
  • Robust Wellness Program
    • Onsite weekly yoga class
    • Discounted or subsidized Gym Memberships to Equinox, NYSC & NYHRC 
  • Annual Performance Bonus plan
  • Commuter Benefits - Pre-tax money towards your daily commute with a Christie’s contribution of $21 per month
  • Back Up Child & Elder Care - Each employee receives up to 10 days of back-up Child or Elder Care through Bright Horizons 
  • ‘Art & Soul’ – Each employee receives one paid day per year to dedicate their time to a charity of their choice
For further details on Christie’s generous benefits offerings, please visit (ID:Christies, Password, Wellness)
*Christie’s reserves the right to change company benefits at any time

Closing date:
Wednesday, September 27th

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