HODINKEE – Director, VIP- NY/Remote

Who We Are

HODINKEE is a fast-growing media brand and shop that makes watches accessible to everyone. Over the past decade, founder Ben Clymer has grown HODINKEE into a thriving company of creatives. Our team now consists of writers, editors, designers, photographers, podcasters, engineers, and so many other key players who cement HODINKEE’s position as the most trusted source for watch news and products. HODINKEE’s goal is to bring readers and consumers the best in wristwatches in a way that’s approachable, authentic, honest, and fun.

By joining our exceptional HODINKEE team, you can help transform the watch industry by delivering a unique, superior, and customer-first experience.

As Director, VIP, your primary responsibilities include leading and managing the VIP program, including a team of advisors to exceed expectations in sales performance and overall client experience. This role reports and partners directly with the EVP of VIP, Loyalty & Retail.

What You’ll Do

  • Lead, manage and develop a team of client advisors to achieve sales performance in line with company growth expectations.

  • Act as ambassador for the VIP program, developing and hosting appointments, bespoke engagement opportunities and experiences for our top clients to ensure client retention and new client acquisition. 

  • Partner with operations team to ensure tools, systems and training are aligned and executed to achieve the VIP strategy, team targets, and within budget.

  • Build and develop relationships with our top clients in meaningful way, approaching everything you do with a client-centric mindset.

  • Partner with service and finance to ensure alignment, execution and thought partnership in order to support a seamless customer journey.

  • Ensure an omni-channel experience across virtual and in-person sales, appointments, events, and in the retail space.

  • Report and present team performance progress, strengths, and opportunities regularly.

  • Travel for client appointments, events, and training as needed.

Who You Are

  • A strong people manager – driven, fair, balanced, compassionate and motivating

  • An expert in all things watches – strong product knowledge, market, and industry knowledge

  • A proven problem solver, able to be agile in an ever-changing, fast-paced environment

  • A values-driven team player – approachable, authentic, and honest

  • Able to work both autonomously, and in a cross-functional, highly collaborative environment

  • Able to manage time and organize projects with excellent attention to detail

  • Previous experience in luxury retail or relevant client experience field

  • Proven track record in achieving strong sales results

  • Proficiency with POS and CRM systems

HODINKEE provides a fast paced, dynamic culture where you can excel in your career while still maintaining a work life balance. Ideal candidates are comfortable navigating challenging forces in a fast-paced environment with significant change; employing only the most effective processes which will enable the organization to innovate and grow. 

At HODINKEE, diversity, inclusion & belonging are valued at our core, sparking, and enabling us to do good for our associates, customers, and communities. We nurture an environment that attracts and develops talent from all backgrounds and experiences and empower our associates to do great work by creating a culture that values diverse perspectives, fosters collaboration, and encourages innovative ideas – and are routinely recognized as one of the best companies to work. Successful employees at HODINKEE embraces new challenges, to generate new insights, drives high-impact results, motivates others, creates followership, and maintains a high bar for success, while fostering an environment of trust, collaboration, and accountability. 

HODINKEE is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

(Note: If you are invited to interview for a position with us and you require a reasonable accommodation during the interview process, please inform your recruiter that you will need a reasonable accommodation and identify the accommodation, if possible, when you are contacted to schedule an interview).

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