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Head of Client Service Operations Americas 
Head of Client Service Operations Americas 
Post Date: 01 Feb 2024


The Head of Client Service Operations, Americas, oversees all aspects of transactional client services in the Americas, with a particular focus on our New York sale site, including Client Services, Bids and Post-Sale Services. This role will be responsible for managing all members of these teams on the ground, as well playing a strategic role to identify and implement efficiencies and improvements. This role will also help the global development and maintenance of an industry leading client experience program where outstanding service becomes a source of strategic competitive advantage. Phillips values a workforce with a wide variety of experiences, backgrounds and skills, so we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the qualifications.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee all aspects of Service Operations, developing analysis and strategies to continuously improve and ensure we are providing class-leading service to our clients, both external and internal.
  • Lead and have an in-depth understanding of Client Services, Bids and Post-Sale Services.
  • Work with specialist and other departments to understand their requirements and objectives and align these with the client facing experience.
  • Help develop, maintain and champion a leading client experience capability, ensuring that we pro-actively manage the client experience and continually seek areas for improvement. Be pro-active in identifying initiatives for change.
  • Oversee the relevant budgets and ensure we meet financial targets with strong financial discipline.
  • Stay up to date on developments in the industry and keep a close eye on competitor activity and initiatives.
  • Actively seek insights into client satisfaction and feedback as a source for continuous improvement.  
  • Build and manage a high performing team, be responsible for recruitment, hiring, and training of new employees.
  • Champion client service as a defining ethos in the organization, act as an ambassador identifying opportunities to infuse this into the company culture

Professional Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, required.
  • Auction House experience preferred.
  • 5+ years of proven experience in managing teams, implementing projects, and supporting culture change.
  • Demonstrated ability to reflect the image and standards of Phillips and with an exceptional standard of service.
  • Excellent client-relations and presentation skills including confidence, tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to work professionally and collaboratively with all areas within the business.
  • Demonstrated ability to pay close attention to service levels and attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written presentation skills and ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to work under pressure and prioritise to meet strict deadlines.
  • Fluent English is required; additional language skills are desirable.
  • Ability to work individually on own initiative as well as leading, motivating and managing a team.

Working Conditions

  • Work is primarily undertaken in our Park Avenue office and gallery.
  • May require local travel between gallery and warehouse locations.
  • Evening and weekend work as required.

Additional Info

  • The annual salary range for this position is $130,000-150,000.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Please use the subject header “Head of Client Service Operations, Americas”. Please be advised: due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and backgrounds best fit the needs of the open position.


New York, USA

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