Category Lead, Pre-owned & Brand Jewellery

Who we are

A piece of the moon, a complete dinosaur skeleton, the Pope's hat, the world's smallest book - at Catawiki, we come across exceptional objects such as these every day. 

Catawiki is the leading online marketplace to buy and sell special objects. We offer over 75,000 special objects in auction every week — each reviewed and selected by one of Catawiki’s hundreds of in-house experts specialised in Art, Design, Jewellery, Fashion, Classic Cars, Collectables and many more.

We've sold 10 million unique items to date and it’s our mission to become the world’s most popular auction destination for special objects.

We’re an innovative, pioneering and fast-growing scale-up. If you think you can make a difference to our team, go ahead and apply.

About the role

As a Category Lead for our Pre-owned & Brand Jewellery Category, you take care of the coordination of daily operations concerning the auctions within the Category. Your goal is to make the team of (remotely located) experts work in the most efficient, scalable and consistent way possible and achieve the targets of this category.

What you’ll do

  • Ensuring and optimising operational excellence of the auctions
  • Consistency in the application of the quality guidelines, setting up & updating guidelines
  • Taking the lead in growing the professional seller share & internationalisation of our seller base within our category together with the sales department and our expert group
  • Day-to-day coordination of the auctions: managing auction timelines, lot specifics, standard replies and screening lot distribution across the team
  • Managing a close collaboration of our category with colleagues in Customer Support to secure delighting our customers
  • Supporting the Category Manager in analysing and explaining current performance results & setting up strategy
  • Supporting the Category Manager in optimizing partnerships with external partners

What you’ll bring

  • If you want to become our new Category Lead you will be likely to have:
  • Strong organizational & operational skills
  • Great analytical skills and an affinity for using data to inform decision making
  • Affinity with pre-owned Jewellery, including Vintage & Antique Jewellery, second-hand modern Jewellery and Brand Jewellery from major brands (Cartier, Tiffany, Pomellato etc.)
  • A true team player, with excellent intercultural communication skills to achieve good collaboration with the category manager, the team, other departments and external partners
  • Proactive attitude and a tendency to spot opportunities in improving processes, partnerships, and collaborations both
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English is a must, any additional languages are a nice to have
  • Demonstrable knowledge of and experience with computers and computer programs
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Given the rapid development and growth of the team, an interest or experience in people management would be considered a plus

Where you'll be

This role is based in Europe with a work from home arrangement.

Here’s what we can offer you

This is your chance to become part of a fast but sustainable growing tech company! You will have an exciting role in a young, fast-growing, dynamic & international organisation. You'll be part of an enthusiastic, highly motivated team of 800+ international Catawikians; you'll have big responsibilities and can really create something. Additionally you can expect:

  • Working with a top notch team acting on a champions league level in a super complex dynamic environment; you will learn a lot!
  • A diverse and international team with over 50 different nationalities.
  • A great office located in the heart of Amsterdam with an easy-going atmosphere.
  • Our entrepreneurial environment encourages everyone to take initiative and experiment with new ideas. You’ll actively contribute to the growth of the Catawiki platform.
  • Tailor-made trainings to facilitate your personal and professional growth
  • The fun part! Our Activity Committee plans everything from ‘CataFooty’ to International Food Festivals, Friday Drinks, Board Game Nights, Pub Quizzes and Boot Camps!
  • And there’s more! Paid holidays, holiday allowance and a fantastic pension plan paid for by Catawiki.

Our commitment to you 

Catawiki’s eclectic team represents an international and intergenerational mix of people from different professional and cultural backgrounds. We foster an inclusive and queer-friendly work environment, committed to making every Catawikian feel welcomed and empowered. Whatever your story, we encourage you to bring your unique perspective to the table.

Catawiki stands with Ukraine and encourages people displaced by the current conflict to apply. In addition to the several initiatives we’ve launched, we’re open to ideas on ways we can continue to support the humanitarian effort.

Our offices and new way of working

We’ve embraced an activity-based way of working, meaning our team can choose how they split their work week between home and the office, in line with our remote framework and guidelines. In locations where we have physical offices, most employees enjoy two days at the office to connect and collaborate with each other.

Our experts and sales staff in local markets work 100% remotely – in most cases from home. Some key positions are hired remotely, while we also offer relocation services for colleagues needing to be closer to the office.


Apply directly with an English CV and cover letter by submitting your information at the bottom of this page. By submitting your application you agree to Catawiki’s Applicant Privacy Policy.

If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Flexible Working

We’re continually incorporating hybrid elements, while employees choose how they split their work between the office and home.

Excellent benefits
Our benefits are designed to ensure every Catawikian is energised, focused and thriving.
Recognition programme

We strive to be an employer where your impact is meaningful, visible and rewarded.

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