Expert New 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

We are looking for an Expert in New Jewellery to support our New Jewellery Team. 

As an Expert, you will be closely involved with evaluating and arranging lots submitted by our users. Using your expert knowledge and extensive commercial network, you will be responsible for creating attractive lot listings every week. You visit existing and potential new sellers. When started, you provide them with a great onboarding experience, supporting the submission process as well as providing guidance in generating the right quality.

Catawiki strives to keep user transactions as transparent and fair as possible, and your expertise and experience play a large part in maintaining this standard; you know better than anyone what items are of interest to our users. You will review lot titles, descriptions, and pictures, and provide users with an estimated value based on this information.

Your efforts result in exceptional auctions that bidders will find irresistible. We also expect you to keep your own auction interesting by working with our sales department, thereby drawing in new sellers and diversifying the selection of lots offered at your auction.

What you'll do

  • Be responsible for curating auctions on a weekly basis
  • Screen lots submitted by our users and use your expert knowledge to value them.
  • Understand and analyse KPIs and suggest possible strategies to fix underperformance or suggest strategies to grow
  • Leverage your extensive network to bring in new buyers and sellers
  • Liase with Account Managers to bring in new business and diversify the selection of lots offered in your auction
  • Work with our marketing team to generate an increase of potential seller and bidder attention for your category auctions
  • Liase with the Business Developers to bring in new key accounts and top sellers, that diversify the selection of lots offered in your auction.
  • Attend fairs and exhibitions, to meet existing sellers and new buyers.

What you’ll bring

    • Gemmology Diploma from one of the schools recognised by the FEEG, or GIA.
    • 5-10 years experience in the jewellery trade with knowledge in the manufacturing process and quality control.
    • Experience in appraising & assessing jewellery set with various precious stones.
    • Good grasp of market prices and good understanding of the various layers needed when curating a lot online.
    • Experience analysing and implementing data within your work, and utilising data for future growth and category improvements
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Good computer skills.
    • A network of potential sellers and experts in your field.
    • The diplomatic competence needed to act as mediator in disputes between users when needed.
    • You are a natural team player and thrive in a diverse environment
    • High command of a European language both verbal and written.
    • Fluent in English

Here’s what we can offer you

This is your chance to join our mission to fulfill people’s passions as part of a young and dynamic organization. You'll be part of an enthusiastic, highly motivated team of 800+ Catawikians.

Additionally, you can expect:

  • A challenging role in a diverse, international and fast-growing organisation with over 50 nationalities.
  • Regular fun activities both on and offline e.g summer parties, boat rides and regular team events.
  • Great secondary benefits including a holiday allowance and a fantastic pension plan paid for by Catawiki.
  • Hybrid ways of working between home and office. We offer remote and activity-based working, suited to the team and individual responsibilities
  • We care about our teams’ wellbeing and offer a holistic wellbeing programme including our Employee Assistance Programme offering clinical services, single-session therapy, wellness support and more.
  • Tailored learning and development opportunities to support your personal and professional growth;

We want to help you celebrate special occasions in life by:

  • Provide employees with a 100 EURO Catavoucher upon joining and 50 EURO birthday Catavouchers;
  • Extra days of annual leave for work anniversaries at 3, 5, 8 and 10 years;
  • Additional leave allowances for important life events such as moving, engagement & marriage;
  • Each year Catawikians get an additional day’s leave to Pursue their Passion!

Please note that our benefits offering changes depending on which country you are employed in. For our country-specific offering please ask your recruiter.

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 way of working

We have sensational offices in Amsterdam, Groningen, Paris and our newest office in Lisbon. Most of our employees are within commutable distance of one of our office locations and enjoy a hybrid work model. This means we expect you to be in the office 2 out of 5 days, roughly 40% of your working time, to collaborate and connect with each other. The exception is of course, if the job description specifically states that the role is 100% remote, as some experts and sales positions are.

Interested?

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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