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


Chief Financial Officer

Job Title: Chief Financial Officer
Reports to: President
Job Type:
Full-time Permanent
Location:
Detroit, Michigan or Blenheim, Ontario - Canada

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced financial executive to join our growing team as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The CFO will work closely with the President on managing the company’s finance activities, driving strategic growth, and contributing to and evaluating ideas and initiatives designed to advance the company’s mission to be a trusted advisor, market maker, and financier to automobile collectors globally.

Primary responsibilities of the CFO include planning, implementation, managing, and running of all the finance activities of RM Sotheby’s globally, including business planning, budgeting, balance sheet management, and deal negotiations.

The ideal candidate is an experienced CFO in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, deal-oriented environment and is ethical, knowledgeable, nimble, and creative. Further, the ideal candidate has demonstrated track record of cultivating and effectively leading a global team.

 

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, direction, and management of the finance and accounting team
  • Provide strategic recommendations to the President and members of the executive management team as an active participant in shaping the future of the company
  • Manage and oversee the processes for financial forecasting, budgets, and all financial reporting
  • Manage the company’s balance sheet to optimize the company’s capital structure while maintaining financial flexibility
  • Participate as a member of the executive team by collaborating on business planning, policies, procedures, conformance, and compliance
  • Continuously monitor interest rates and relevant foreign exchange rates and work to both capitalize on opportunities and mitigate risk


Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or economics
  • MBA and/or CPA highly desirable
  • At least 10 years of experience in finance/accounting and managing a team
  • Preference for candidates with experience in highly transactional/deal-oriented businesses, auctions, and/or service industry catering to high-net-worth individuals
  • Experience in a senior financial management role, partnering with executive staff to develop and implement creative financial management strategies
  • Exceptional business and analytical acumen along with excellent analytical, organizational, and abstract reasoning skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and written
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, team management skills, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to obtain work permit/visa in the U.S. and Canada

 

Work Conditions

  • Office environment
  • Overnight travel required on a regular basis, including overseas travel

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to HR@rmsothebys.com with the subject line "CFO." Failure to submit a cover letter may result in disqualification from consideration. Please note that only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

RM Sotheby’s is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any hiring or employment practices. We will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with both Canadian and U.S. law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in completing the application and/or participating in the employment application process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Team at +1-519-352-4575 or at hr@rmsothebys.com.

Financial Accountant

Job Title: Financial Accountant
Department: Accounting
Reports to
: Director of Finance
Job Type: Full-time Permanent
Location: Blenheim, Ontario - Canada (Corporate Office)

The Financial Accountant, under the direction of the Director of Finance, will primarily be responsible for budgets and reporting, working in concert with departmental managers to collect information and build various financial tools, as well as supporting the Accounting department as a whole in their daily activities as needed. The Financial Accountant will possess a degree and an accounting designation or will be committed to working toward their accounting designation.

Competencies:

  • Accountability – takes ownership of personal workload
  • Attention to Detail – attends to details and pursues quality in the accomplishment of tasks, regardless of the volume of duties encountered
  • Communication – expresses and transmits information with consistency and clarity
  • Cooperation – works with others to prevent conflict and share resources to encourage symbiotic relationships within the organization
  • Judgement – ability to use sound reasoning when faced with various issues; has the ability to make quick, effective decisions
  • Organization – able to create or maintain processes to ensure all relevant information or tools are easily accessible
  • Professionalism – demonstrates professional standards of conduct when governing interactions between individuals in a business environment
  • Time Management – balances a myriad of tasks; prioritizes duties as needed
Job Duties:
  • Own the development of the annual budgets; prepare budgets by establishing schedules; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data; recommending plans
  • Achieve budget objectives by scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions
  • Provide financial projections by coordinating budget/forecast preparation; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial information; advising departments on the collection and analysis of data
  • Forecast cash requirements and obligations
  • Assist in the development of long-range financial plans and continuously analyze operating financial results
  • Prepare monthly statements by collecting data; analyzing and investigating variances; summarizing data, information, and trends
  • Review monthly financial operating results for the business and auctions, identifying key trends, variances, and areas of improved performance
  • Prepare special reports by studying variances; preparing budgets; developing forecasts; collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
  • Respond to financial inquiries by gathering, analyzing, summarizing, and interpreting data
  • Provide status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data
  • Perform ad hoc analyses and forecasts for internal management team and external clients
  • Develop and maintain financial models to support management decision-making related to revenue analysis, profit margin analysis, new business development, auction analysis, profitability of new opportunities, and capital investments
  • Provide information and assistance to management regarding expenditures, purchases, and other costs of doing business
  • Provide guidance to accountants and RM's Accounting department on financial modeling, data extraction techniques, budgetary considerations, and recommend best practices on pulling and refining data
  • Define financial requirements for new services and features
  • Comply with state and federal tax filing requirements by studying regulations
  • Complete audit work papers and memoranda by documenting audit tests and findings
  • Support annual audit by providing information and answers to auditors
  • Other activities as assigned by Employer
Job Requirements:
  • Possess or be working toward accounting designation
  • Ability to analyze and present numerical data in tables, spreadsheets, and forms
  • Knowledge of accepted accounting rules, practices, tax laws, and reporting requirements
  • Ability to read, understand, and calculate financial figures such as discounts, interest rates, proportions, percentages, and taxes
  • Meticulous with numbers
  • Ability to prioritize and manage conflicting demands
  • High level of integrity and excellent work ethic
  • Ability to work individually as well as part of a team
Work Conditions:
  • Working in an office environment
  • Repetitive work
  • Extended periods of sitting
  • Operation of desktop computer and peripherals
Compensation:
  • Salary level will be commensurate with experience

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to HR@rmsothebys.com with the subject line "Financial Accountant." Failure to submit a cover letter may result in disqualification from consideration. Please note that only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

RM Sotheby's is committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in concert with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. As such, RM Sotheby's will make accommodations available to applicants with disabilities upon request during the recruitment process.

 

Corporate/Commercial Lawyer

Job Title: Corporate/Commercial Lawyer
Job Type:
Full-time Permanent
Location:
Detroit, Michigan or Blenheim, Ontario - Canada

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced attorney to join our legal team. Our in-house attorney will work closely with the executive team on managing the company’s growth with emphasis on transaction execution and legal risk management.

 

The ideal candidate is an experienced legal professional who has thrived in fast-paced, entrepreneurial, deal-oriented environments and is ethical, knowledgeable, nimble, and creative. Further, the ideal candidate has an entrepreneurial and global mindset with genuine interest in working in a fast-paced, highly transactional environment.

 

Responsibilities

  • Serve as a key lawyer/legal adviser on all major business transactions
  • Draft, review, negotiate, and administer legal and transactional documentation
  • Analyze and identify legal risks and implications
  • Lead in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures, and programs and provide continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters
  • Advise on legal aspects of the company’s financing, including assessing and advising on current and future business structures and legal entities
  • Liaise with external legal counsel and/or specialists
  • Handle ad hoc assignments
  • Keep management informed of all new laws and regulations that may have implications for the company


Requirements

  • Law degree from an accredited law school (JD, LLB, or LLM)
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience as a Corporate Lawyer in private practice or in-house
  • Licensed by the Law Society of Ontario to practice law as a lawyer in Ontario or licensed to practice law as a lawyer in Michigan
  • Licensed by the Law Society of Ontario to practice law as a lawyer in Ontario
  • At least 3 years of post-call experience drafting and negotiating agreements; exposure to asset-based transactions (e.g. real estate, aviation, automobile, etc.) or financial sectors will be of particular interest
  • Outstanding judgment and ability to think critically and deal with complex, cross-border issues
  • Excellent communication, research, and drafting skills, including the capacity to communicate with business partners
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, transaction-oriented environment with ability to perform under pressure, meet deadlines, and handle multiple sometimes conflicting priorities
  • Ability to develop innovative and practical approach to legal issues in support of strategic business goals
  • Ability to obtain work permit/visa in the U.S. and Canada

Work Conditions

  • Office environment
  • Light overnight and/or international travel may be required from time to time

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to HR@rmsothebys.com with the subject line "Corporate/Commercial lawyer"." Failure to submit a cover letter may result in disqualification from consideration. Please note that only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

RM Sotheby’s is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any hiring or employment practices. We will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with both Canadian and U.S. law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in completing the application and/or participating in the employment application process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Team at +1-519-352-4575 or at hr@rmsothebys.com.



Marketing Coordinator

Job Title: Marketing Coordinator
Reports to: Director of Marketing
Job Type:
Full-time Permanent
Location:
Blenheim, Ontario - Canada


This is an exciting opportunity to become part of our dynamic marketing team. The Marketing Coordinator will assist with the day-to-day execution of the company’s marketing plans while upholding the integrity of the brand guidelines of the RM Group of Companies. Our Marketing Coordinator will collaborate with key players on our marketing team to make sure that each project gets the resources and attention it needs to be successful. The Marketing Coordinator will also be responsible for communicating with other departments within the company to keep marketing campaigns on track. This position will be located at our head offices in Blenheim, Ontario, and will enjoy access to our onsite restaurant/cafeteria and private gym.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the development, production, and distribution of promotional and collateral materials including direct mail advertising; digital marketing; onsite event design; event sponsorship and all associated marketing collateral; and proposals and other sales tools as requested by sales team
  • Assists in the strategic direction and scheduling of marketing activities
  • Writes, designs, and maintains select content for corporate website
  • Produces weekly analytics reports for marketing performance
  • Analyzes marketing programs and adjusts strategy and tactics to increase effectiveness
  • Undertakes daily administrative tasks to ensure the functionality and coordination of the department’s activities
  • Coordinates multiple projects between the Marketing and Creative departments
  • Creates and tracks marketing activities in CRM
  • Secures appropriate approvals from senior management to provide final approval on all marketing projects
  • Liaises between other departments and reports on projects required
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Marketing

 Competencies

  • Excellent time management and planning skills
  • Superior communication ability, both in writing and in person
  • Able to meet multiple project deadlines
  • Very good attention to detail
  • Creative and enthusiastic
  • Ability to work well under pressure and handle multiple conflicting priorities in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Ability to work independently and effectively as a member of a team

 Requirements

  • Post-secondary education in Marketing, Business, or related area
  • Minimum three years of experience in a professional marketing environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Power Point, Word, Excel, Outlook etc.)
  • Proficient in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop Elements
  • Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Knowledge of Google AdWords, analytics, and keyword marketing
  • Design background beneficial; automotive interest is a plus

 Work Conditions

  • Office environment
  • Occasional evening/weekend work during busy periods

 Compensation

  • Salary level will be commensurate with experience

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to HR@rmsothebys.com, with the subject line “Marketing Coordinator”. Failure to submit a cover letter may result in disqualification from consideration. Please note that only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

RM Sotheby’s is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any hiring or employment practices. We will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with both Canadian and U.S. law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in completing the application and/or participating in the employment application process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Team at +1-519-352-4575 or at hr@rmsothebys.com.



Editor & Proofreader

Job Title: Editor
Reports to: Director of Marketing
Job Type:
Full-time Permanent
Location:
Blenheim, Ontario - Canada

In this critical position, the Editor & Proofreader reviews all marketing material and other corporate communications to ensure that all documents are flawless and embody the world-class standard associated with our luxury brand. The Editor & Proofreader must intuitively grasp the corporate tone of our brand and work to elevate all external materials to align with this tone as well as our exacting standards. As such, the full gamut of editorial support is needed in this position, from meticulous proofreading to intelligent copy-editing. The ideal candidate for this position is an organized, meticulous, and conscientious perfectionist. This position will be located at our head offices in Blenheim, Ontario, and will enjoy access to our onsite café and private gym.

 

Responsibilities

  • Proofreads all marketing content, from digital advertising to printed marketing to catalogue content
  • Proofreads non-marketing material such as legal documents and contracts
  • Coordinates outsourcing translation services, acting as the main point of contact for translators when working on multi-lingual marketing materials and catalogues
  • Coordinates the necessary approvals in later stages of catalogue publication
  • Coordinates the project management, proofreading, and editing of corporate magazine
  • Maintains corporate style guide, working closely with the Research Department to account for classic car industry norms and idiosyncrasies
  • Assists with the writing and copy-editing of marketing content
  • Publishes content on corporate website


Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in English, History, Journalism, Business, Marketing, or related discipline
  • Excellent written communication and reading comprehension
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Impeccable understanding of the English language—grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence construction, etc.
  • Ability to read, understand, and implement style guides, particularly the Chicago Manual of Style and Oxford Style Guide

Work Conditions

  • Office environment
  • Evening/weekend work during busy periods

 

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to HR@rmsothebys.com, with the subject line indicating the position for which you are applying. Failure to submit a cover letter may result in disqualification from consideration. Please note that only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

RM Sotheby’s is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any hiring or employment practices. We will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with both Canadian and U.S. law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in completing the application and/or participating in the employment application process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Team at +1-519-352-4575 or at hr@rmsothebys.com.