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1stdibs // online marketplace for beautiful things
 
New York City    Posted: Thursday, June 10, 2021
 
   
 
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The Specialist Department at 1stDibs is looking to expand its team of internal experts. As a Specialist, Jewelry & Watches on the Art + Design Research team, you will be part of a team hailing from some of the worlds premier galleries, auction houses, & museums. An ideal candidate is passionate about design, art, jewelry, & fashion history coupled with a strong knowledge of industry trends & the current market for vintage, antique, & contemporary pieces. 

An ideal candidate is a strong communicator who has the ability to navigate delicate conversations with an international seller population. We are looking for a methodical thinker with the ability to compromise while delivering business first outcomes.

What youll do

  • Consult on the supply strategy for the rapidly growing antique, vintage & contemporary jewelry marketplace
  • Review all seller applications & leads to join the site using industry expertise, knowledge of seller reputation, & market trends, including writing & adapting seller leads review guidelines. 
  • Develop a deep understanding & familiarity of the jewelry supply, including consistent & ongoing review of sellers to ensure high marketplace standards are met
  • Provide buyer assistance on post-sale questions & concerns while reviewing pieces to mitigate risk on high value transactions
  • Be an educational resource by presenting on topics related to your area of expertise
  • Work with the Manager of team on strategic & risk-based approaches to reviews & inventory guidelines for the jewelry category 
  • Advise & be a cross-functional partner on greater company initiatives, including but not limited to, product development, seller onboarding, marketing & merchandising campaigns, as well as providing insights & data for press requests
  • Field & advise, as a public facing-presence, on questions from trade & VIP client sales team, seller community, & buyers, including by providing sourcing support to our internal sales teams for high potential clientele
  • Research, develop, & present weekly, monthly, & as needed trends reporting for internal cross-functional groups, including but not limited to, weekly experts picks, monthly industry trends reports, insights to industry as needed for special projects, & others.
  • Develop a network of external experts in the field to cover internal expertise gaps, e.g., watches

What youll bring

  • 7-10+ years of professional experience working in the luxury jewelry sector.
  • In-depth knowledge of best practices for cataloging luxury estate jewelry as well as trends & current practices of the jewelry industry as a whole, including a need to have your finger on the pulse of market happenings
  • Experience with contemporary, trend, & demi-fine jewelry with ideas on how to expand the 1stDibs marketplace for these two categories
  • Bachelors Degree in relevant studies, Masters preferred
  • Strong research skills & the ability to conduct historical research for vintage & antique items 
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills, & a demonstrated ability to form relationships with clients & peers
  • Ability to work in a fast paced & ever-changing environment
  • Preferred but not required - ISA, AAA certification, experience with jewelry appraising, gemological certification
  • Familiarity with CRM platforms such as Salesforce

1stDibs is the worlds largest online luxury marketplace for rare & desirable objects. It has become the go-to source for the world's leading interior designers & consumers to find antiques, furniture, jewelry, vintage fashion & fine art.

Backed by Benchmark Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Index Ventures, Spark Capital & Alibaba, 1stDibs is a unique blend of expert curators & seasoned Internet executives from companies including eBay, Gilt, Google, FreshDirect, Mlb.com, Shutterfly, & Twitter.

1stDibs is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity & we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

1stDibs is actively hiring and, in response to COVID-19, conducting all interviews & onboarding virtually. Any new or current team members will be temporarily working remotely until our offices reopen, at which point all employees are expected & required to return physically to the New York office.

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the hiring team following submission of your application.

 
 
 
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