Senior Expert - New Jewellery, Diamonds & Gemstones

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

The Senior Expert 2 in Jewellery & Precious Stones role is recognised for his/her exceptional expertise in the field and his/her outsized commercial network. 

He/She contributes significantly to driving profitable growth with high impact for the category and beyond. He/She is a master in commercial and curation management thanks to the long-standing experience and can act as the core engine behind the successful development of the category business.   

The Senior Expert 2 can build strong working relationships with the team through guidance, coaching, feedback, best practice sharing and support. He / She does not have managerial responsibilities, is a member of the category team and reports to the Category Manager. 

What you’ll do

  • Build a strong commercial network within the existing and new sellers’ base active on Catawiki
  • Leverage the understanding of seller needs and Catawiki commercial incentive schemes to create win-win solutions
  • Provide quality assurance of auctions, by maintaining high standards of curation especially within the exclusive range of the category
  • Elevate the team's curation by sharing exceptional expertise
  • Leverage expertise through sharing knowledge at cross-departmental level
  • Pro-actively propose improvements to quality guidelines, RP management strategies and other processes, and support the team in the effective implementation
  • Monitor supply levels versus budget and recommending solutions where applicable.
  • Contribute to the category commercial strategy in reaching weekly and quarterly budgets
  • Encourage an inclusive environment by engaging and motivating the team

What you’ll bring

  • Minimum 10+ years experience in a Jewellery & Precious Stones industry
  • High specialisation in Diamonds (both Colourless and Natural Fancy Colured) is a must
  • Long-standing experience in Buying & Selling Jewellery & Precious Stones
  • Solid understanding of ‘trade’ practices and commercial dynamics at International level
  • Exceptional expertise in the field developed over the years of professional experience in combination with formal education: gemmology degree, from a well-recognised International Institute is required (eg. GIA, HRD, IGI).
  • Deep knowledge of laboratory reports standards
  • Confidence in handling challenging commercial dynamics and negotiations aimed at optimising inventories and maximising the category growth
  • Deep knowledge of trade prices in order to comfortably assess, discuss or object (if needed) the quality of objects submitted with the team and with external partners (Sellers)
  • Working in a target-driven environment
  • Willingness to work remotely in a fully digital-based environment
  • Customer-oriented approach
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

Where you'll be

This role can be based in The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Spain, France, Portugal or the UK with a work from home arrangement.

Here’s what we can offer you

This is your chance to join our mission to fulfil people’s passions, as part of a young and dynamic organisation. 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:
    • providing 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.


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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

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