Business Director
Old Masters, American, Prints, And Photos, Maternity Cover
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1,001-5,000 employees

Contemporary art & collectibles platform
Company Overview
Established in 1744, Sotheby’s is the world’s premier destination for art and luxury. Sotheby’s promotes access, connoisseurship and preservation of fine art and rare objects through auctions and buy-now channels including private sales, e-commerce and retail. Our trusted global marketplace is supported by an industry-leading technology platform and 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.
Consumer Goods

Company Stage


Total Funding





New York, New York

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

New York, NY, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Business & Strategy
Sales & Account Management
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 4+ years of professional experience in a business management, banking, financial or consulting role
  • Strong communication and relationship-building skills; ability to succinctly present to stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds
  • Prior deal or contract negotiation experience preferred
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, multi-tasker
  • Creative problem solver, energetic and persistent
  • Confident team player, capable of working well independently in ambiguous situations
  • Prior art experience is not required, but an interest or curiosity in art or other luxury objects is encouraged
  • Own the pipeline of business opportunities and deals to drive sales and accountability, in active collaboration with internal stakeholders
  • Lead, manage, and track all auction and private sale (as required) consignments and annual goals. Responsible for Pipeline presentation and discussion with CFO, Heads of Departments, Specialists, and RMs
  • Develop financial models (revenue and expense) to support consignments for all revenue streams; approve/escalate where appropriate
  • Prepare client facing deal communication and take a client facing role for commercial terms, when required
  • Serve as the first business point of contact for negotiations for consignments, vendors, consultants, or other third parties, including corresponding legal agreements with Legal team; with oversight from senior Business Management where appropriate
  • Lead annual budget planning and regular forecasting in partnership with Head of Sale, Head of Department, Finance, and other members of management; with oversight from senior Business Management where appropriate
  • Translate financial results and KPIs into operational recommendations to optimize the business
  • Manage all sale and department expenses; with oversight from senior Business Management where appropriate
  • Regularly review and develop plans for Sotheby's inventory, in partnership with Operations and Finance teams
  • Act in a client-facing capacity and as an internal conduit to troubleshoot escalated pre- and post- sale issues
  • Work with Pre and Post sale on Sale settlement to maintain a high-level oversight, Extended Payments approval and accountability and billing for non-standard transactions
  • Act as a strategic partner for senior management by reviewing competitive analysis, maintaining market share reporting, and analyzing trends in deal making
  • Research potential additional revenue streams and partner with key internal stakeholders to develop business plans
  • Work collaboratively to propose, manage, and implement efficiencies, integration, and adoption for new IT and digital improvements aligned to overall responsibilities