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Shipping Associate, Marketplace
Shipping Associate, Marketplace
Post Date: 13 Jan 2023


About Sotheby’s
Established in 1744, Sotheby’s is the world’s premier destination for art and luxury. Synonymous with innovation, Sotheby’s promotes access, connoisseurship and preservation of fine art and rare objects through auctions, private sales and retail locations. Our trusted global marketplace is supported by a network of specialists spanning 40 countries and 50 categories, which include Contemporary Art, Modern and Impressionist Art, Old Masters, Chinese Works of Art, Jewelry, Watches, Wine and Spirits, and Interiors, among many others.THE ROLEThe Shipping Associate plays a critical role on the Warehouse Logistics team assisting the Logistics Manager to ensure an efficient inbound and outbound workflow of property end to end. He or she is responsible for processing intakes, condition checks, inventory flow, and outbound fulfillment (pick, pack and ship) ensuring that all relevant information about each object is accurately cross-referenced and tracked from the time of intake through release from our care and control, including safely and securely stored and maintained in our facility. The successful candidate will have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, maintain a high level of detail, communicate clearly, coordinate among team members effectively, and manage their time efficiently to hit overall objectives set.


  • Work cross-category with a variety of luxury objects and cross-functionally with inventory, supply chain, cataloguers, account management, and photography teams.
  • Review, photograph, and verify the condition and accuracy of important descriptive information to ensure proper intake and release of property by documenting and verifying logistical attributes, including piece count, pre-existing conditions, etc.
  • Coordinate inbound and outbound collections of property with Sotheby’s Supply Chain team, Sotheby’s clients collecting or dropping off in person, and third-party shipping companies.
  • Verify inbound/outbound paperwork is accurate and reflects scheduled property movements.
  • Act as liaison between departments with direction of property to the appropriate locations based on property lifecycle, for inventory, cataloging, photography, storage, collection, viewings or outbound shipping.
  • Maintain paperwork and records for audit purposes, reporting any discrepancies to the appropriate colleague.

Ideal Experience & Competencies

  • Fluent in English and Mandarin
  • Minimum 3 years of ecommerce warehouse management experience required (Luxury warehouse experience is a plus)
  • General overall knowledge of luxury objects (e.g. jewelry, watches, handbags, sneakers)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to handle property in a skillful and careful way with a good working knowledge of safety procedures
  • A team player who works well with other colleagues to complete tasks and activities
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to interact with a wide range of people
  • Superior organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks with speed and efficiency
  • Excellent time management skills in a fast-paced environment


Hong Kong

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