Chief Operating Officer - Upcoming Global Auction House - Dubai

Dubai Permanent
  • Luxury business building an auction house from scratch
  • Leadership role scaling the business

About Our Client

A multinational corporation aiming to establish an auction house within the current year, aspiring to rival renowned industry giants on a global scale.

Job Description

Reporting to the CEO, this person will be responsible for;

  • Identify new business opportunities and partnerships that align with the strategic objectives including exploration of new markets, development of innovative services and expansion of the client base.

  • Oversee and manage all operational functions, including auction operations, logistics, client services, ensuring the establishment and maintenance of efficient and effective processes to support the company's day-to-day activities. Foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and accountability. Actively mentor and develop team members to enhance their skills and capabilities in line with organizational objectives.

  • Collaborate closely with the CFO to effectively manage the company's financial performance, encompassing budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting and the identification of opportunities for both cost optimisation and revenue generation.

  • Proactively monitor potential risks to the business and develop comprehensive contingency plans to address them effectively.

  • Solicit and integrate feedback from clients and stakeholders to identify areas for improvement, implementing enhancements accordingly to maintain client satisfaction.

  • Establish KPIs to monitor and track the company's operational performance, providing regular reports and updates to the executive team and board of directors to facilitate informed decision-making and strategic planning.

The Successful Applicant

To be considered for this role, candidates must possess the following qualifications:

  • Proven leadership experience within an established auction house.
  • Extensive network and strong relationships within the luxury sector.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) on a global scale.
  • Proficiency in leading large-scale teams and operations, including both physical and online auction formats, with a comprehensive understanding of the associated challenges.
  • Willing to relocate to Dubai

What's on Offer

Competitive package and benefits.

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