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Senior Manager, Specialist & Expertise

At 1stDibs, it’s our mission to enrich lives with extraordinary design. As a marketplace for furniture, art, jewelry, and fashion, we are continuously invested in creating beautiful experiences for our users, and are currently seeking a Senior Manager to lead a team of subject matter experts and operational staff on the Art + Design Research and Sourcing teams. The ADR team’s vision is to continue to define, develop, adapt, and monitor/maintain the standards of artistry,, attribution, and listing quality of the site, while balancing 1stDibs’ core values with generally accepted art and design industry standards, and ensuring scalable/responsible practices that protect the 1stDibs community and its supply.

In this role, you will need exceptional communication skills, a commercial and process optimization mindset, and the ability to lead teams to achieve results. This role establishes and upholds the validation criteria for all new sellers, high value sales and the marketplace as a whole. Working collaboratively across the organization, you will steer the criteria for our quality and brand identity. Your work will provide our leadership team with insights on category, leading seller acquisition and review, and marketplace vetting.


What you’ll do:


  • Develop a deep understanding and familiarity of our supply verticals by overseeing the consistent and ongoing review of sellers to ensure our high marketplace standards are met
  • Lead the team in establishing strategy and identify objectives to align with business goals
  • Manage the operations of marketplace reviews for the team across all verticals (furniture, fine art, fashion, jewelry), including organizing and distributing workflows and processes, setting the frequency of recurring reviews, and reporting effectively to internal stakeholders on marketplace optimization
  • Serve as official cross-functional point of escalation for transactional vetting, seller inquiries, day-to-day team functions and process creation
  • Senior Manager will also serve as a point of contact  for external parties working with the team including foundations, designer and artist archives and will establish relationships with these institutions for on-going partnerships
  • Develop, schedule and conduct training presentations and identify opportunities to educate the company in art and design


What you’ll bring

  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience, background in auction houses or galleries with a commercial aspect preferred 
  • People manager with experience leading, coaching, and developing a team to build a high performance culture. Serve as an advocate for the Art and Design specialist team. 
  • Demonstrated success in building out processes to achieve supply goals 
  • Strong cross functional collaborator with  the ability to influence data-driven decision-making 
  • Experience  in a high growth environment and capability to lead change management 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, adept at  building relationships across all levels of the organization
  • Previous experience in a digital/e-commerce company preferred 


About 1stDibs

1stDibs is a leading online marketplace for connecting design lovers with highly coveted sellers and makers of vintage, antique, and contemporary furniture, home décor, art, fine jewelry, watches and fashion. 1stDibs is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.