Join Us on the Road to Success!

RM Sotheby's offers challenging and rewarding careers to individuals ready to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, and team-oriented environment.

We are the largest collector car auction house globally, with over 130 employees across the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Europe. We sell over US$750 million annually in high-quality collector cars through both auctions and private sales around the world.

Our business has been fueled by a love of cars and a passion for producing results since 1979. Our vertically integrated range of services assists collector car enthusiasts with everything from restoration and private sales to auctions and estate planning. Our expert team of Car Specialists, international footprint, and focus on product quality and inventiveness of presentation provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. The following achievements demonstrate our reach in the collector car hobby and showcase the caliber of our world-class team and partnerships:

  • #1 auction house by total value of cars sold in the past five consecutive years (2014–2018)
  • #1 in number of cars sold with a value greater than US$1,000,000 in the past five consecutive years (2014–2018)
  • #1 in number of cars sold with a value greater than US$250,000 in the past five consecutive years (2014–2018)
  • The preferred auction house for Ferrari, Porsche, and Aston Martin
  • The official auction partner for Formula 1™
  • A truly global auction house with auctions across at least six U.S. states and four countries each year
  • More than US$150,000,000 sold via private sales in 2018

Professionalism, enthusiasm for vintage automobiles, and the flexibility to work as part of an international team are qualities that top our list of requirements. Resumés and inquiries are welcome. Please send your resumé and cover letter to jobs@rmsothebys.com or via postal mail to:

Human Resources
RM Sotheby's
One Classic Car Drive
Blenheim, ON  N0P 1A0
Canada

We thank all applicants for their interest in our company and will respond should an applicant’s qualifications match any current opportunities. Otherwise, we will maintain your application in our database for future consideration.


Current Openings

Catalogue Writer & Editor

Job Title: Catalogue Writer & Editor
Reports to: Managing Catalogue Editor
Job Type:
Full-time Permanent
Location:
Detroit, Michigan - USA

Position Summary

This is an outstanding full-time opportunity for an experienced automotive writer to join our world-class Research & Editorial department, which is responsible for cataloguing, researching, and writing about all the consignments we offer through our various selling channels. The ideal candidate for this position is obsessed with classic cars, skilled at copy-editing, and motivated by the investigative research process, all while being highly organized, methodical, curious, and resourceful. The Catalogue Writer & Editor will join us in our recently established office in Detroit, Michigan.

Responsibilities

  • Researching, writing, and cataloguing motor cars or any other lots on consignment
  • Assigning and editing of freelance catalogue copy
  • Cataloguing of private collections
  • Maintaining and improving the vehicle database
  • Assisting with market research for appraisals and other related tasks
  • Assisting the Administration, PR, Marketing, and Client Services departments with automotive knowledge
  • Other activities as assigned by the Managing Catalogue Editor

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in History, Arts, Literature/English or similar
  • At least three years of experience writing about classic cars in a professional capacity
  • Exceptional writing and copy-editing ability
  • Highly organized with a methodical approach to work
  • Ability to prioritize and manage conflicting demands
  • Demonstrated time management skills
  • High level of integrity and work ethic

Work Conditions

  • Office environment
  • Evening/weekend work during busy periods
  • Occasional overnight travel

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and one relevant writing sample to hr@rmsothebys.com, with the subject line indicating the position for which you are applying. Failure to submit a cover letter may result in disqualification from consideration. Please note that only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

RM Sotheby’s is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any hiring or employment practices. We will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with both Canadian and U.S. law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in completing the application and/or participating in the employment application process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Team at +1-519-352-4575 or at hr@rmsothebys.com.

Car Specialist

Job Title: Car Specialist
Reports to: Global Head of Auctions or Global Head of Private Sales
Job Type: Full-time Permanent
Location: 
We have offices in Canada (Chatham-Kent, ON), the United States (Detroit, MI; Los Angeles, CA; Auburn, IN; Stuart, FL; New York City, NY), and Europe (London, UK), and we welcome applicants who could work out of these offices or a remote office.

Position Summary

The role of Car Specialist at our company is mission critical, as our clients rely on the expertise, judgement, and honesty of our Car Specialist team. Each member of that team is fully committed to serving as a trusted advisor and providing the best client service in our industry. They must always maintain professionalism, tact, diplomacy, and sensitivity, and they must also possess a deep knowledge of and passion for the classic car hobby/industry. Applicants for this position will only be considered if they have demonstrable and proven collector car sales experience.

Responsibilities

  • Build lasting and trusted relationships with clients based on collector car expertise and quality advice
  • Be a trusted advisor to clients for buying and/or selling collector cars, at auction or privately
  • Help clients fulfill their passion, build/divest their collection, or make financial/portfolio decisions
  • Drive revenues through consignments for auctions, private sales, and/or online auction platform
  • Promote existing consignments, sales, and events to current or prospective clients
  • Generate and develop new clients by cold calling, networking, and following up on assigned leads
  • Research and communicate the history, provenance, and unique selling features of consignments
  • Keep up-to-date records on sales calls, client contacts, and details of meetings in a timely manner
  • Be a brand ambassador and represent RM Sotheby’s
  • Other activities as assigned by the Employer

Requirements

  • Deep and proven expertise in/knowledge of collector cars (beyond strong interest or passion)
  • Demonstrated and proven sales experience, preferably in collector cars
  • Degree or diploma in a business- or sales-related field desirable
  • Strong knowledge of sales principles, methods, practices, and techniques
  • Proven sales ability with capability to meet and surpass targets and goals
  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to prioritize and manage conflicting demands
  • Comfort with cold calls and/or developing new relationships
  • High level of integrity and work ethic
  • Valid driver's license with a clean driving abstract
  • Fluency in English is necessary, but the ability to communicate in other languages is a plus
  • Prior car sales experience at modern or classic car dealer will be given preference

Work Conditions

  • Commission-driven compensation
  • Office environment
  • Evening/weekend work during auctions and busy periods
  • Extensive and frequent travel

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to HR@rmsothebys.com, with the subject line indicating the position for which you are applying. Failure to submit a cover letter may result in disqualification from consideration. Please note that only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

RM Sotheby’s is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any hiring or employment practices. We will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with both Canadian and U.S. law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in completing the application and/or participating in the employment application process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Team at +1-519-352-4575 or at hr@rmsothebys.com.

Digital Product Manager

Job Title: Digital Product Manager
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer
Job Type: Full-time Permanent
Location: 
Detroit, MI or New York City, NY

Position Summary

This is an exciting opportunity to make a real impact on our organization. The Digital Project Manager will be responsible for developing, refining, and executing the company’s digital strategy, with a focus on revenue generation via digital auctions, in addition to streamlining existing processes by leveraging technology. The Digital Project Manager will work collaboratively with managers to drive digital initiatives across a number of departments and teams to enhance the company’s digital capabilities. This leader must have an appreciation for the impact that digital strategies have on our client service and be obsessed with using technology to enhance our clients’ experiences. The Digital Project Manager must be able to lead transformations effectively, with a strong bias for action, and be a thoughtful, creative thinker who gets things done. This is a new position and reports to the Chief Operating Officer.

Responsibilities

  • Develop an overarching digital strategy for the entire company, both internally and client-facing, and map the company’s digital capabilities to strategic priorities
  • Lead the strategic vision and serve as an inspiration for the rest of the organization to embrace resulting transformational efforts
  • Develop and/or enhance RM Sotheby’s digital auction platform to grow digital transactions
  • Enhance RM Sotheby’s digital marketing capabilities and improve accessibility to RM Sotheby’s services and offerings
  • Execute on the digital strategy by working closely with departmental managers and other executives, particularly the CMO and COO, to drive innovation in those areas’ use of digital technologies
  • Set and monitor key metrics and performance indicators for digital auctions and marketing
  • Ensure best practices/processes across all digital efforts by developing and maintaining plans and managing any allocated resources
  • Manage relationships with third-party digital partners, focusing on performance management against service agreements
  • Stay informed on new or emerging trends and technologies that provide clear benefits to the organization, business partners, or customers
  • Oversee project management for IT-related undertakings, including clear capture of business requirements, provision of functional deliverables, milestone planning, and project post-mortem reports
  • Identify and analyze information to give early warning of potential problems with technological systems and recommend corrective action

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Graduate Degree in computer science, computer information systems, software engineering, information technology, or similar field
  • Ten years of progressive experience, at least half of it in a managerial role; product management a plus
  • Strategic thinker
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams and digital transformations
  • Ability to converse and collaborate with multiple departments spanning multiple disciplines
  • Exceptional research, analytic, presentation, and communication skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to explain digital concepts and technologies to business leaders, as well as business concepts to technologists
  • Ability to develop, articulate, and sell a corporate digital roadmap and architecture along with the ability to listen, interpret, and action feedback received from disparate groups
  • Confident facilitator with the ability to negotiate and influence across the organization

Work Conditions

  • Office environment

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to HR@rmsothebys.com, with the subject line indicating the position for which you are applying. Failure to submit a cover letter may result in disqualification from consideration. Please note that only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

RM Sotheby’s is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any hiring or employment practices. We will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with both Canadian and U.S. law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in completing the application and/or participating in the employment application process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Team at +1-519-352-4575 or at hr@rmsothebys.com.

Project Coordinator/Administrator - Legal

Job Title: Project Coordinator/Administrator - Legal
Reports to: General Counsel
Job Type: Full-time Permanent
Location: 
Blenheim, ON

Position Summary

Our Legal Team is searching for a mature and reliable Corporate Project Coordinator / Administrator to contribute to the department’s efficiency and effectiveness. This position will work closely with the General Counsel on all corporate legal matters and will be responsible for staying on top of all projects and tasked with keeping the projects moving to completion.  The ideal candidate for this position is proactive, organized, professional, responsible, and conscientious. This position will be located at our head offices in Blenheim, Ontario, and will enjoy access to our onsite café and private gym.

Responsibilities

  • Work directly with General Counsel on all Corporate Legal matters and complete all tasks as assigned, which include but not limited to:
    • Drafting from precedent legal documents, including but not limited to, employment documents, immigration paperwork, policies, waivers, correspondence and other corporate documents
    • Dispute resolution projects ranging from Arbitration to Litigation
    • Secure and maintain licenses in multiple jurisdictions
    • Perform required due diligence for finance group
    • File and discharge liens and UCC financing statements
    • Risk management responsibilities including but not limited to: risk assessments, insurance, and inventory management
    • Department management
  • Drive continuous improvement of processes, policies, and procedures
  • Assist in the development of legal project management tools, resources and technologies including software, templates, checklists, databases and forms
  • Develop and present communications of legal project management successes for use in internal communications

Requirements

  • Post-secondary education in field of business, law or equivalent experience
  • Over 5 years of experience in a mid to senior level position within a corporate environment
  • Superior communication ability, both verbal and written
  • Ability to multi-task and work effectively in a team environment with all levels of management
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Proofreading skills would be a significant benefit

Work Conditions

  • Office environment
  • Evening/weekend work during busy periods

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to HR@rmsothebys.com, with the subject line indicating the position for which you are applying. Failure to submit a cover letter may result in disqualification from consideration. Please note that only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

RM Sotheby’s is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any hiring or employment practices. We will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with both Canadian and U.S. law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in completing the application and/or participating in the employment application process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Team at +1-519-352-4575 or at hr@rmsothebys.com.

Commercial Transactions Manager

Job Title: Commercial Transactions Manager
Reports to: General Counsel
Job Type: Full-time Permanent
Location: 
Blenheim, ON

Position Summary

Our Legal Team is searching for a mature and reliable Commercial Transactions Manager.  This position will work closely with General Counsel and will play a key role in our business in the creation and development of contracts execution. You will collaborate with multiple people within the organization and outside to ensure accuracy and proper lifecycle of each contract that leaves your desk.  The ideal candidate for this position is proactive, organized, professional, responsible, and conscientious. This position can be located at our head offices in Blenheim, Ontario, or in our Detroit, Michigan office.  In addition for qualified candidates remote working arrangements are negotiable.

Responsibilities

  • The successful candidate will manage and drive the contracts management aspects of all the details below effectively:
    • The candidate will be responsible for ensuring that all contracts entered by the company meets with their legal requirements and standards of compliance. The role also is responsible for the design of the contract and advice to Business Leaders in the organization.
    • Contracts (various: including formal, short form, and annual contracts)—Drafting, Evaluation, Negotiation and Execution, including Non-Disclosure Agreements, Biding Agreements, Sub-contracts, Consulting Agreements, Licensing Agreements, Master Agreements, among other transactional responsibilities.
  • Serve as the point of contact for Executive Level and Car Specialists on contractual matters.
  • Act as contractual “middleman” ensuring timely review and approval / reconciliation of variations.
  • Maintain contractual records and documentations and control of all contract correspondence, contractual changes, status and other.
  • Develop and implement procedures for contract management and administration. As appropriate, contribute to or influence company policies.
  • Work and manage related risk involved and coordinate contractual requirements.
  • Ensure that signed contracts are communicated to all relevant parties to provide contract visibility and awareness, interpretation to support implementation.
  • Handle on-going issues and changes.
  • Review Contract to determine the obligations, liabilities and risks; highlight risks. Consultation with General Counsel for appropriate review.
  • Work with Project Coordinator to develop correspondence as appropriate to request necessary changes and modifications to meet the requirements; assist in negotiations concerning changes.
  • Track contract changes/modifications.
  • Provide interpretation of contract language to support other departments.
  • Drive continuous improvement of processes, policies, and procedures.

Requirements

  • Post-secondary education in field of law, business or equivalent experience
  • Over 5 years of experience in contracts management
  • Superior communication ability, both verbal and written
  • Ability to multi-task and work effectively in a team environment with all levels of management
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Editing and Proofreading skills required

Work Conditions

  • Office environment
  • Evening/weekend work during busy periods

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to HR@rmsothebys.com, with the subject line indicating the position for which you are applying. Failure to submit a cover letter may result in disqualification from consideration. Please note that only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

RM Sotheby’s is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any hiring or employment practices. We will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with both Canadian and U.S. law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in completing the application and/or participating in the employment application process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Team at +1-519-352-4575 or at hr@rmsothebys.com.