Regional Sales Manager – Pacific Rim

Our gallery is looking for a seasoned sales professional who can promote and manage the sale of fine works of BC’s top Indigenous artists to art enthusiasts, collectors, and galleries in the pacific rim region and build a sales/distribution network across the far east. We aim to open new markets in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan. If you have spent several years as a territory sales manager, cultivated a high-net worth client data base, have familiarity or experience with gallery sales or art sales, then you may be the right person to for this opportunity.
● Proven track record in supervisory sales capacity over a designated territory (country or region)
● Have access to a substantial data base of high-net worth clients (potential art collectors)
● Highly presentable in affluent venues and gatherings (art auctions, galleries, conventions, invitationals)
● Demonstrated track record of sales of high-end goods to overseas markets
● Experience in marketing to overseas markets and managing promotional campaigns (exhibitions)
● Must have post secondary education (college, institute, electives) in relevant areas (in Arts or Management of business development:
● Able and willing to travel independently to attend and present in art conventions in the market region
● knowledge of or familiarity with first nations art or history is preferred
● Be personable, presentable, and a committed team player
Description of Position:
● Manage sales and marketing operations outside of Canada
● customize promotional campaign to potential high net worth clients via suitable tools (online or via agents or an established network, as applicable
● Set up marketing protocols and strategies for the region
● Recruit and train local sales agents in the pacific rim region
● Attend and promote at regional art conferences
● Negotiate sales arrangements with local agents or galleries in the pacific rim region
● Arrange for translation of artistic/cultural descriptions to Mandarin and Cantonese
● Conduct market studies through local agencies in the pacific rim
● Manage arrangements for shipping of art from BC to clients or galleries in the Pacific Rim
● Coordinate all sales operations with our local Vancouver management and provide monthly reports of progress
Annual Salary: $72,800.00 [based on 40 hours per week]

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