Consignment Director of Fine Watches

Location: New York, NY
Date Posted: 06-26-2017
Are you an expert in vintage and modern timepieces? Then set your sights on a high-profile career in our prestigious environment! Heritage Auctions (HA.com) is #1 in the collectibles auction field and our auction categories include coinssportscomics,historicalmodern & contemporary artillustration artdecorative artsentertainment and music… and many more
 
We are seeking ambitious candidates who will bring their excellent reputation, business ethics, strong work ethic, organizational skills, and deep knowledge of timepieces to represent Heritage in our New York or Chicago office.
 
SUMMARY:
Responsible for obtaining consignments of fine timepieces including antique pocket watches, vintage wristwatches and high end modern watches
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Source quality consignments form private collectors, trade dealers and retailers
  • Supervise the vetting of condition and authenticate properties consigned
  • Create and proof read catalog descriptions and marketing materials
  • Market specific consignments to valued clients
  • Negotiate client terms
  • Review settlements and wires
  • Attend trade shows and conventions to obtain consignments and to develop strategic partnerships with clients
 
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
  • 5+ years of experience as a watch dealer and/or in a major auction house working environment with focus in watches and fine timepieces 
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Ability to multitask and pay great attention to detail
  • Must have a positive attitude with exceptional customer service skills
  • Public speaking talents are a plus!
  • Good writing skills 
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Individual must be able to work in a fast-paced team environment.
 
 
 
We are a non-smoking company and also require that all applicants submit to a drug screen and background check. 
 
Heritage Auctions welcomes and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, mature workers and persons with disabilities. EOE
 
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