Sotheby's is seeking a wine enthusiast to join our Hong Kong team as the Specialist, Wine. Reporting directly to the Head of Auction Sales, Wine, the Wine Specialist will assist with auction estimates, wine inspection, cataloguing, liaising with buyers and sellers.
He / she will further be required to attend wine events, secure profitable consignments for sale at auction and general administration on all levels and be a key contributor to the department.
Perform property inspection for auction wines at warehouse and on-site at client’s.
Maintain accurate records of warehouse inventory.
Provide a high level of customer service to buyers and sellers.
Cultivating your own client base of buyers and sellers across Asia.
Assist with sale administration.
Assist at wine auctions and related events.
Events management / participation - including client development and entertaining.
Assist in promoting all wine sales globally.
Assist in cross promoting other Asia departments sales.
Active promotion of retail and storage business.
Proficient base knowledge of wines and vintages relevant to the auction market
WSET Diploma preferred.
High level of attention to detail is a must to ensure accuracy, particularly with regard to data entry.
Excellent writing and organizational skills.
Professional and discreet client service skills.
Proficient in MS Word, Excel.
Requires a significant amount of physical work moving cases of wine in our warehouse and in private cellars.
Some travel required as needed.
Minimum of three years in the Auction or Fine Wine Industry.
Excellent communication skills ideally fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese