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1stdibs is world's leading online marketplace for the most beautiful things on earth.
New York City - Astor Place    Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2018
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We at 1stdibs are looking to hire a part-timeGallery Coordinator for our soon-to-be-launched Flagship Gallery of the future. This role will be focused on delivering world-class service to our distinguished Trade buyers as well as supporting this small but dynamic team in all aspects of a successful Gallery, particularly selling high-end furniture, accessories, & art.

This location will showcase more than 50 of 1stdibs most exciting sellers & foster deeper relationships with the Trade, their clients, & our seller community. Being one of our first hires, you will have the opportunity to help shape the future of this integrated, omnichannel experience that connects the Gallery & our website.

As a luxury sales Coordinator, you will bring 1-3 years of elevated, high-touch, luxury sales experiences that emphasize an upscale client experience. You are someone who enjoys a collaborative sales environment & prides themselves in forming & leveraging relationships, whether with customers or internal stakeholders to benefit the business. To be successful in this role, you should be comfortable with change, have a can-do attitude, the ability to multi-task, high emotional intelligence, & strong critical thinking.

What youll do

  • Act as a brand ambassador for 1stdibs & our Trade partners & act as a subject-matter expert on our products & the industry
  • Meet & exceed sales & service metrics using relationship selling techniques & consistently work towards fostering a shared book of clients, ensuring a high-touch transition & strategic contact post-sale
  • Provide outstanding customer service that goes above & beyond the call of duty
  • Partner with all internal teams in executing in-store events, sales, & showings
  • Own all pre-sale (inventory, quotes, etc.) & post-sale procedures (such as shipment tracking, returns, etc.)
  • Act as our eyes & ears on the Gallery floor & relay customer requests, trends & complaints so we can gather the data required to best serve our customers
  • Per the directives of the Manager & Keyholder, assist with any & all operational, logistical, merchandising & housekeeping tasks in order for optimized performance - including load in/out of stock & picking & packing sold items
  • Adhere to all policies & procedures regarding selling, servicing, safety & operations

What youll bring

  • Minimum of 1 to 3 years of retail experience in luxury arts, interiors/furniture or design-focused business
  • This role will be 18 - 25 hours a week (weekdays only)
  • A functional knowledge of the retail industry & the luxury sector as well as interest in high-end design
  • Understanding of when & how to engage with buyers based on where they are in the sales lifecycle; excellent instincts & proven ability in closing the deal & developing repeat clientele
  • A relentless passion for providing the highest level of service & a willingness to go above & beyond in order to ensure a magical customer experience
  • A passion for continued learning & feedback & a desire to grow with the company
  • Excellent verbal, written, organizational & interpersonal communication skills & the ability to thrive in a team environment
  • A sense of personal style, polished appearance, refined taste & a discerning eye for luxury
  • Ability to routinely move objects weighing more than 25 lbs & to understand safety requirements
  • Ability to maneuver effectively around the gallery floor, stock room & office
    Position entails prolonged standing, twisting, stooping, kneeling, squatting, bending & climbing

This role will follow 1stdibs Gallery hours which will be between 9:30 am - 6:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Ability to work select evenings & weekends for events is required. PLEASE NOTE: This is a part-time position.

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,, Shutterfly, & Twitter.

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

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