RM Sotheby's Careers

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

Professionalism, enthusiasm for vintage automobiles, and the flexibility to work as part of an international team are qualities that top our list of requirements. Resumes and inquiries are welcome. Please send your resume 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

Press Officer

Purpose: Effective public and media relations are a key part of RM Sotheby's integrated marketing communications mix. PR activities are focused on raising the profile of RM Sotheby's events/consignments in the marketplace through securing positive editorial coverage (print, digital, and broadcast). The Public Relations department is also responsible for corporate messaging and assists in delivering effective internal communications to all staff to ensure consistent messaging from all members of the team.

Primary Responsibilities: In support of the overall Public Relations strategy, the Press Officer will assist the Director of Public Relations in effectively implementing RM Sotheby's strategic media relations activities in order to promote the company's North American and European events. The Press Officer will also provide administrative support to the Director of Public Relations as required and work closely with the Marketing team.

  • With the guidance of the Director of PR, responding to media inquiries in a timely manner, including incoming photo requests
  • Developing and distributing effective press materials, including factsheets, alerts, bios, historic information, b-roll, and photography
  • Collating and compiling press kits for upcoming RM Sotheby's events, including the updating of corporate materials as required
  • Maintaining a digital archive of RM Sotheby's press coverage (media clippings)
  • Developing weekly media coverage reports and reports for individual auctions and consignments as requested
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of RM Sotheby's coordinated social media plan, including scheduling, writing, image selection, and monitoring
  • Maintaining RM Sotheby's media database and assisting with researching and compiling new media lists and targets
  • Maintaining the RM Sotheby's online media center and approvals process (posting of media releases, clippings photography and video content)
  • Developing onsite event materials, including internal schedules and photography briefings
  • Compiling media mailings lists
  • Assisting with outreach to trade/car club/regional print and digital outlets to secure positive editorial coverage with a focus on both pre and post-sale publicity
  • Assist with a broad range of media relations activities, including but not limited to arranging interviews, media tours, media hospitality and special press events, with onsite event support as required
  • Contributing PR material in support of marketing initiatives, including RM Sotheby's in-house corporate magazine
  • Liaising with the Creative team on PR department needs and coordinating projects
  • Oversee RM's community relations activities, including managing and responding to incoming sponsorship, donation and display requests
  • Other responsibilities/assignments as requested

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Assist with gathering key data to support media documents and proposals
  • Assist with the development of internal briefing materials, including key messages, Q&A, and Response to
  • Assist with corporate writing projects, including ghost writing

 Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications/Public Relations and/or internship/work experience in a media relations environment

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Outstanding written and verbal communications, including public speaking
  • Extremely high level of attention to detail
  • Excellent time management and organization; ability to juggle multiple tasks and re-prioritize as necessary
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills with the confidence to communicate with people at all levels of the organization
  • Experience managing corporate social media accounts
  • Creative, proactive, and adaptive
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong work ethic and team spirit
  • Ability to travel to the U.S. if required

Desired Qualities:

  • Additional language skills an asset (i.e., French, Italian, Spanish, German, Mandarin, and Japanese)
  • Collector/classic car knowledge is desirable

How to Apply:
Please send your resume to:
HR@rmsothebys.com
Attention: Meghan McGrail

Auction Administrator

Purpose: The Auction Administrator works to maintain, develop, and grow the network of RM clientele and to provide a positive experience for RM consignors and customers.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Accepts consignments from car specialists, sends out contracts, and enters information into CRM
  • Tracks and follows up on outstanding agreements with consignors/specialists
  • Assists with title issues and discrepancies
  • Reviews digital catalogue layouts with the Research department
  • Works with lineup to ensure that all vehicles are checked into the sale properly
  • Meets with consignors, answers any questions, and provides direction/support
  • Buyer settlement – provides Bills of Sale and payment instructions; schedules outbound shipping
  • Transfers titles to new owners and sends out to buyers
  • Assists with sending payments to the successful consignors

Experience:

  • Accounting education/experience is preferred
  • Pre-existing experience in the customer service industry

Knowledge/Skills:

  • University educated with superior communication ability, both verbal and written
  • Polite, tactful, and friendly attitude; effusive and engaging personality
  • Ability to multi-task and work effectively in a team environment with all levels of management
  • Keen attention to detail and immaculate organization skills
  • Must be able to work and travel within the U.S and Europe

Desired Qualities:

  • Additional language skills an asset (i.e., French, Italian, and German)
  • Collector/classic car knowledge is desirable

How to Apply:
Please send your resume to:
HR@rmsothebys.com
Attention: Rebecca Johnson

Media Buyer/Planner

Position Purpose: The Media Buyer/Planner is responsible for the development and execution of digital and traditional media objectives, strategies, plans, and tactics for RM Sotheby's. This individual is the primary point of contact between vendors and our strategy implementation team members. You will be responsible for negotiating, buying, and maintaining media schedules, ensuring that final buys deliver on the approved plan objective and strategy, provide recommendations on how competitive activities can be exploited to our advantage, and be responsible for ad sales for our corporate magazine.

Location
: Blenheim, Ontario – Canada
Reports to: Director of Marketing

Primary (day-to-day) Responsibilities:

• Responsible for day-to-day maintenance of paid and match inventory
• Effectively use relationship media tools to aid in plan development
• Assist in developing plan metrics; responsible for analyses and related reports pertaining to KPI
• Prepare, check, verify, and issue analyses, including ongoing maintenance
• Oversee the resolution of billing discrepancies
• Learn to manage and build client relationships (when at Senior level)
• Analyze media alternatives to recommend how to best allocate the advertising budget
• Manage day-to-day plan changes/maintenance of media plans
• Facilitate competitive analyses on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis
• Develop points of view on media opportunities
• Play a key role in the budget and billing process to ensure accuracy
• Write and maintain status and contact reports to ensure efficient workflow to meet deadlines

Secondary Responsibilities:

• Compile and analyze marketing and media data to support implementation decisions
• Search for unique sources of information to support non-traditional recommendations

Experience:

• Minimum 5 years as a Planning and/or Buying Assistant

Knowledge:

• Demonstrates understanding of media basics and concepts
• Proficient with Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.)
• Working knowledge of syndicated tools (Cision, Evaliant, Xpert, Comscore, PMB, etc.)
• Possess a desire to understand the broader media landscape and its impact on campaigns and strategies

Desired Qualities:

• Digitally savvy: personally uses digital and social media; demonstrates passion for emerging media; possesses knowledge of Google Analytics and Google Images; and has the ability to search and research specific topics
• Interest in video disciplines (traditional, online, digital, etc.)
• Interest in the automotive collecting hobby


How to Apply:
Please send your resume to:
HR@rmsothebys.com
Attention: Erica Reaume

Client Liaison – North America

Purpose: The role of Client Liaison is to ensure clients receive an exceptional level of service at all points of contact with RM Sotheby's. 

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide exceptional customer service to RM Sotheby's clientele
  • Work directly with assigned sales representatives to provide customer service to clients registering, consigning, and buying at all RM Sotheby's auctions, globally. This entails:
    • Helping to manage pre-sale outreach
    • Inputting catalogue requests, bidder registrations, seat requests, and RSVPs into the company's CRM system
    • Sending and collecting consignment packages, titles, and marketing fees for auction consignments and inputting into the company's CRM system
    • Helping to manage post-sale issues from both buying and selling clients
    • Acting as a point of contact to clients within the Private Treaty sector of the business
  • Act in a lead capacity for designated auctions for the Client Services team, which could include the following responsibilities:
    • Managing all incoming bidder registrations
    • Maintaining guest lists, seating charts, and host hotel blocks
    • Administrating data for all incoming consignments in the company CRM
    • Creating car consignment files, assessing titles, and proofing catalogues pre-sale
    • Assisting with post-sale invoicing
    • Reassigning titles (as necessary), sending buyers/ sellers packages, and assisting with receivables post-sale
  • Providing general office support as needed and required

 Experience

  • Candidate must be educated to university-degree level or above 

 Knowledge and Skills

  • High level of proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Working proficiency in other languages considered an asset
  • Previous experience in a similar role dealing with HNW individuals/luxury market would be advantageous

Desired Qualities:

  • Exceptional work ethic, attention to detail, and immaculate organizational skills
  • Must be able to travel freely around the globe
  • Polite, tactful, and friendly attitude; effusive and engaging personality
  • Ability to multi-task and work effectively in a team environment with all levels of management

How to Apply:
Please send your resume to:
HR@rmsothebys.com
Attention: Stephanie Jacklin

Client Liaison – Europe

Purpose: The role of Client Liaison is to ensure clients receive an exceptional level of service at all points of contact with RM Sotheby's. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide exceptional customer service to RM Sotheby's clientele
  • Work directly with assigned sales representatives to provide customer service to clients registering, consigning, and buying at all RM Sotheby's auctions, globally. This entails:
    • Helping to manage pre-sale outreach
    • Inputting catalogue requests, bidder registrations, seat requests, and RSVPs into the company's CRM system
    • Sending and collecting consignment packages, titles, and marketing fees for auction consignments and inputting into the company's CRM system
    • Helping to manage post-sale issues from both buying and selling clients
    • Acting as a point of contact to clients within the Private Treaty sector of the business
  • Act in a lead capacity for designated auctions for the Client Services team, which could include the following responsibilities:
    • Managing all incoming bidder registrations
    • Maintaining guest lists, seating charts, and host hotel blocks
    • Administrating data for all incoming consignments in the company CRM
    • Creating car consignment files, assessing titles, and proofing catalogues pre-sale
    • Assisting with post-sale invoicing
    • Reassigning titles (as necessary), sending buyers/sellers packages, and assisting with receivables post-sale
    • Providing general office support as needed and required

Experience

  • Candidate must be educated to university-degree level or above 

Knowledge and Skills

  • High level of proficiency in spoken and written English
  • A working proficiency in the German language is essential; Dutch would also be of great benefit
  • Previous experience in a similar role dealing with HNW individuals/luxury market would be advantageous

Desired Qualities:

  • Exceptional work ethic, attention to detail, and immaculate organizational skills
  • Must be able to travel freely around the globe
  • Polite, tactful, and friendly attitude; effusive and engaging personality
  • Ability to multi-task and work effectively in a team environment with all levels of management

How to Apply:
Please send your resume to:
HR@rmsothebys.com
Attention: Jack Little