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Valuation Manager, Handbags

Company: The RealReal
Location: Newport Beach
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

The RealReal is the world's largest online marketplace for authenticated, resale luxury goods. Through our work, we are committed to contributing to a sustainable future, both for fashion and for our employees. Authenticity is a core component of our business; we value it in our products and we celebrate it across our teams by encouraging every TRR employee to bring their REAL authentic selves to work each day. We're hiring, and we'd love for you to join our dynamic team! What You Get To Do Every Day

  • Facilitate all Valuation appointments, working with clients to provide a relaxed non-contentious experience that educates them on the value of their items in our marketplace
  • Conduct real-time valuations and authentication for fashion items, using a wide array of industry specific tools
  • Provide pre-consignment pricing services to consignors and sales team members per direction of Luxury Consignment Office
  • Maintain strong understanding of pricing trends and the sell thru velocity of fashion items in our marketplace by working with the Pricing and Authentication teams
  • Accountable for the sell thru and velocity of product they have priced personally
  • Accountable for the conversion rate of appointments to consignments
  • Work with Store Manager to understand customer needs and stay current with in-store operations
  • Handle all other requests as necessary to support the Luxury Consignment Office and Retail Store as determined by Senior Manager, Valuations Team What You Bring To The Role
    • 3-5 years experience in buying, designing, planning or merchandising; Handbags
    • Knowledge of luxury handbags in the primary or secondary market
    • Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university
    • 5+ years experience understanding and delivering values for fashion items
    • 2-5 years experience working in the luxury space in a customer facing role
    • Team player able to work effectively and collaboratively across all departments to meet goals and deadlines
    • Proven experience building a profitable business in Women's category
    • Strong management and team building experience
    • Ability to remain flexible and change strategies as business needs dictate
    • Passion for delivering a luxury experience each and every day
    • Available to work retail-hours and weekends based on needs of the Luxury Consignment Office
    • Open to regional travel per sister office needs and local satellite events
    • Fashion identification experience along with pricing expertise
    • Polished, professional presentation skills
    • A high degree of business acumen, sophistication, and the ability to quickly establish trust with consignors
    • Ability to handle multiple complex, time sensitive situations while remaining calm, cool and collected
    • Effective communicator (both verbal and written)
    • Demonstrates the skill and willingness to take initiative and to pro-actively anticipate organizational needs including the ability to meet external and internal deadlines as required.
    • Ability to foresee potential obstacles well in advance of campaign launch dates and to problem solve in order to ensure proper execution of Valuation office processes The expected salary range for this role is $70,786.00-$85,170.00. To determine starting pay we carefully consider a variety of factors, including primary work location and an evaluation of a candidate's skills, experience, market demands, and internal parity. Additionally, salary is just one component of TRR's total rewards package. Depending on role, employees may also be eligible for a bonus program, incentive pay and benefits. GHR7863 #LI-ES30 #LI-OnsiteThe RealReal is the world's largest online marketplace for authenticated, resale luxury goods, with more than 30 million members. With a rigorous authentication process overseen by experts, The RealReal provides a safe and reliable platform for consumers to buy and sell their luxury items. We have hundreds of in-house gemologists, horologists and brand authenticators who inspect thousands of items each day. As a sustainable company, we give new life to pieces by thousands of brands across numerous categories-including women's and men's fashion, fine jewelry and watches, art and home-in support of the circular economy. We make selling effortless with free virtual appointments, in-home pickup, drop-off and direct shipping. We do all of the work for consignors, including authenticating, using AI and machine learning to determine optimal pricing, photographing and listing their items, as well as handling shipping and customer service. At our 13 retail locations, including our twelve shoppable stores, customers can sell, meet with our experts and receive free valuations.
      The RealReal is committed to providing an equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or Veteran status. We will consider qualified applicants for a position regardless of arrest or conviction records. At TRR, People Come First. That's why diversity and inclusion are vital to our priorities as an equal opportunity employer. You can read about our Diversity Equity and Inclusion program here .

      Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Keywords: The RealReal, Newport Beach , Valuation Manager, Handbags, Executive , Newport Beach, California

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