CAREERS AT SAFFRONART

ABOUT THE COMPANY:

Founded in 2000 by Minal and Dinesh Vazirani, Saffronart is a leading international auction house, and India’s most reputed, with over 300 auctions to its credit. Its flagship gallery is in Mumbai, with offices in New Delhi, London and New York. At the forefront of selling Indian art, Saffronart has, over the last two decades, held online and live auctions, exhibitions, and Dialogues in Art, working with collectors, gallerists and artists to develop a strong market for art and aesthetics. Its focus is to bring transparency to the auction process, and provide easy access and information to collectors around the world. Saffronart’s services go beyond auctions to include private sales, appraisals and valuations for clients. Saffronart has set several global benchmarks for online auctions, and was the subject of a case study at Harvard Business School in 2005.

Saffronart is looking for new talent to join our in-house departments across our offices. These departments include Client Relations, Technology, Logistics, Operations, Accounting, Editorial, Marketing and Design. Our team comprises seasoned experts in several fields, many of whom have been with Saffronart since its inception and witnessed their careers grow and evolve along with the company.

If you would like to build a career at Saffronart, please email us at careers@saffronart.com with a cover letter and your curriculum vitae.

SENIOR MANAGER | LOGISTICS AND OPERATIONS
Company: Saffronart
Location: Mumbai


Role:
Saffronart is looking to hire a Senior Manager for its Logistics and Operations team, based out of the Mumbai office.

Key Responsibilities:
• Extensive planning and shipping of consignments.
• Managing auction projects (online and live auctions).
• Handling domestic and international exhibition shipments.
• Coordinating with third party carriers for smooth functioning of shipments.
• Handling all export and import paperwork for smooth functioning of daily logistics, including filing and completion of all exports documentation and order fulfilment.
• Organising transportation of consignments within India and internationally. This includes working with outsourced packers to ensure that the consignments are packed properly, insured and shipped in a timely manner.
• Managing inventory module and stock reconciliation on a regular basis.
• Working within deadlines to ensure smooth transportation of consignments to clients and for events.
• Staying regularly informed and knowledgeable on details pertaining to the structure of taxes and duties in various countries, and updating the teams regarding the same.
• Optimising shipping and packing costs and maintaining and analysing monthly reports on expenditure v/s profits.
• Also developing and maintaining a smooth working relationship with all government organisations involved in the export and import of paintings (customs, RBI, etc.)
• Handling stay risk and transit insurance and working with all teams to ensure a smooth process for the same.
• Develop appropriate supply chain strategy to maximize customer satisfaction at the lowest possible cost

Qualification and experience:
• Graduate in a bachelor’s degree; a Diploma/Degree in Logistic and Supply Chain Management is an advantage
• Minimum 6-8 years of experience in a logistics company; experience working on art-based logistics is ideal
• Excellent communication skills, including fluency in English and Hindi

Art Cataloguer
Location: Mumbai and Delhi

As a cataloguer, you will be responsible for cataloguing artworks and other objects. You will identify and enter data in Saffronart’s ERP system in the required format and conduct relevant research. We are looking for University graduates with a background in Art. Prior full or part-time experience working in an art gallery or museum is desirable, though not essential. The job will also require liaising with other Saffronart offices on administrative and inventory matters.

Core Requirements:
• Knowledge of art and art materials. A background in Indian art, either by academic training or by experience.
• Determine appropriate treatments for artworks and highlight issues
• Excellent organisation skills and detail orientation
• Should be a team player and co-ordinate with the auction specialist and the team across all categories to complete tasks within deadlines, and improve the cataloguing process
• The ability to re-organize deadlines according to the highest priority
• A willingness to adjust and adapt to new rules
• Good interpersonal and communication skills (written and spoken English)
• Good computer skills, including MS Excel and MS PowerPoint
• Excellent attitude and willingness to take on any task
• Attending to clients and phone calls, responding to queries, and taking on any additional tasks as and when required.