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Associate Specialist

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10th June 2019

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Phillips is an international auction house, conducting sales of 20th Century and Contemporary Art, Design, Photographs, Modern & Contemporary Editions, Jewels and Watches. Phillips is currently seeking an ambitious and motivated individual to fill a full-time Associate Specialist position within our Photographs department.

Based in London, the primary focus of the position will be to lead the cataloguing of property for auctions, valuations and private sales and conduct research to determine authenticity, provenance, bibliography and exhibition history, liaising with outside experts where relevant, while cultivating networks among collectors, dealers, curators and others in order to develop and maintain best-in-class knowledge of the Photographs market and to support the department in sourcing and selling property.

In addition to this, the Associate Specialist will be responsible for supporting the department co-heads with business getting efforts by driving and handling the groundwork for department business getting trips, undertaking client research and assisting with client development tasks in collaboration with the global client development team, working with the department administrator to finalise a schedule for client visits and handling estimate requests.

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Business Manager, Finance

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31st May 2019

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Phillips is an international auction house, conducting sales of Contemporary Art, Photographs, Design, Modern & Contemporary Editions, Jewels and Watches. Phillips is currently seeking a highly organised, pro-active, numerate and motivated individual to fulfill a full-time Business Manager, Finance position.

Based in the heart of London, with travel to our other Phillips locations as required, the primary focus of the position will be to act as a business partner to the 20th Century and Contemporary Art, Photographs and Editions departments with the remit to realise commercial and financial objectives, ensuring success in driving and maximising growth and profitability across the Europe region. To achieve this, the Business Manager, Finance will report to the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Europe and work closely with the International Commercial Deals Manager and the legal team to ensure profitability and compliance of deals and transactions, ensuring that Company sale processes and procedures are effective and efficient, reviewing and implementing as necessary, in alignment with best practice.

This Business Manager, Finance will also be responsible for providing leadership, guidance and assistance to the departments, primarily to the 20th Century and Contemporary Art department, on logistical, financial and organisational tasks. The department’s London based Business Coordinator will have a dotted reporting line to the Business Manager, Finance, and both roles will lead the monthly Administrator meetings company-wide in Europe, maintaining an environment of solid administrative communication and organisational excellence and effective cost management throughout the sale process.
 

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