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Business Manager – American Art, Latin American Art and Prints & Multiples
Business Manager - American Art, Latin American Art and Prints & Multiples
Post Date: 30 May 2022


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 & Respect. 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

To partner with the Regional Managing Director (RMD) for the Impressionist & Modern Art cluster to realize department objectives and to drive profitability. The Business Manager is responsible for supporting the RMD in staff management, financial, strategic and executional management of the various sale seasons across all sale channels for American Art, Latin American Art and Prints & Multiples

Specific duties & responsibilities will include but are not limited to

Auction and Online  – American Art, Latin American Art,  Prints & Multiples

  • Supervise and manage department specialists as follows:
  • Manage cross-departmental sale initiatives
  • Manage all deadlines and communication as related to sale season
  • Oversee and approve terms and consignment agreements for American Art, Latin American Art, Prints & Multiples
  • Support RMD for all War Room preparation
  • Support RMD to provide necessary information to Finance Business Partner for financial reporting (ie., forecast, budgeting, sale p&l)
  • Oversee marketing and tours with HSM

The Candidate

  • Master’s degree in Business Management or equivalent field preferred; or an undergraduate degree with at least 4-6 years of related work experience
  • Supervisory and management experience required
  • Demonstrated proactive, collaborate approach
  • Be able to effectively lead and develop a team and build strong working relationships across departments and across sites
  • Exceptional client service skills including strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong Project management skills including ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage multiple processes
  • Strong ability to monitor task progress and ensure consistency in approach
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-up skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including superior written and spoken communication.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across multiple groups and sites
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • Ability to creatively problem solve
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong knowledge of JDE, COS Media Library
  • Strong knowledge of Excel, Outlook and Presentation software

​The Benefits

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision care plans for employees and dependents (On average, Christie’s pays 80% of total premiums)
  • 401(k) Savings Plan – Christie’s provides a matching contribution up to 5% (subject to IRS limits)
  • 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 100% Paid Family Leave up to 16 weeks.
  • Fitness Reimbursement Program: reimbursement of eligible fitness fees and memberships up to $600 per year
  • Annual Discretionary 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 –  up to 10 days of back-up Child or Elder Care through Bright Horizons
  • CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Day- Each employee receives one paid day per year to dedicate their time to a charity of their choice.
  • Perks and Discounts through Zo and Plum Benefits   


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