Careers

There are currently openings for the following positions:

  • Finance and Administrative Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Technical 3D Designer
  • Client Relationship Executive
  • Part-time Retail Executive
  • Business Development Intern

Interested candidates who wish to apply for any of the positions stated can email an updated copy of their resumes to careers@chooyilin.com

   

Finance & Administrative Manager

The company has grown rapidly in 2016-2017 and is looking at another round of expansion in 2018. With this in mind, we are looking for a Finance Manager to support our growth.

The company supports flexi-time, flexi-place work arrangements; perfect for someone who prefers to be measured against output instead of input.

About you

  • A Finance and Administrative Manager with at least 5 years’ experience
  • Experience working in a small, fast-growing company or start up
  • Strong financial analytical skills
  • Needs to have strong technical knowledge of accounting and systems
  • Commercial decision-making experience a bonus

For more details on the responsibilities of this role, click here. Please email your detailed CV with recent photograph, stating your expected salary.

 

Product Manager

This portfolio exists to ensure that the company’s product development and innovation needs are met. This is crucial given that design is the heart of what we do, and we pride ourselves in constantly pushing the boundaries of what jade and fine jewellery can do. The summary of the job scope is as follows:
 
  • To develop and execute product development from start to finish with design team. 
  • To work with the various portfolios: production, merchandising, marketing to ensure that the product is line with all the stakeholders’, internal and external, needs. 
  • To be the client-facing person and project manager for all bespoke projects. 
  • To build and maintain good relationships with artisan communities to ensure product development and innovation needs are met. This may entail regular travelling to meet with our artisans in their countries. 
Requirements
  • A deep love of fine jewellery; 
  • The ability to grasp jewellery manufacturing techniques. No prior manufacturing experience needed but it will definitely be a plus; 
  • Desire to constantly innovate and push boundaries, but acknowledging that there’s a lot of blood, tears and sweat that comes with it. 
  • An excellent project manager, juggling balls in the air whilst watching the time; 
  • A very good verbal communicator; 
  • Strong Photoshop skills, with Illustrator being a plus. 

 

Technical 3D Designer

This portfolio exists to ensure that the company’s product development and innovation needs are met. This is crucial given that design is the heart of what we do, and we pride ourselves in constantly pushing the boundaries of what jade and fine jewellery can do. The summary of the job scope is as follows:

  • To assist in executing 3D modelling from start to finish with 3D designer
  • To create jewellery prototype samples for design development 
  • To prepare all technical specification drawings and compile design documentations for the design team
  • To create, organize and maintain a catalog of 3D files in house
  • Involvement in developing and creating new product designs
  • Operate and maintain in-house 3D printing equipment

Requirements

  • A deep love of fine jewellery;
  • Proficiency in 3D Design Cad and simulation is compulsory: Rhino3D, GemMatrix, Zbrush, AutoCad etc.
  • Graduate from Product Design or Technical Design background is a plus.
  • Experience working in Photoshop and illustrator, and the ability to hand render is preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail in a fast paced, deadline driven environment
  • Team player with strong communication skills
  • Exceptional time management skills and accountability

 

Client Relationship Executive

(Women of Choo Yilin Leadership Discovery Programme)

Responsibilities

The Client Relationship folk at Choo Yilin are essentially consultants to our clients. Their role is to build trust and respect quickly amongst our clients, and this entails the following skill sets:

  • Being product experts in fine jewellery manufacturing and gemstones (This will be taught).
  • The ability to have meaningful, sophisticated conversations with our clients. Our clients are thought leaders in their own right: they are partners in law firms, medical doctors, academics, publishing editors and C-Suite executives. The level of servicing and consultation, in order to build trust and respect, needs to be of a very high level.
  • Having a huge amount of empathy and integrity because trust is crucial in this relationship.

What really happens on a day to day basis?

There are essentially a few components to this portfolio –

  • High level servicing – There will be clients who will be seeking your assurance on the products that they are thinking of purchasing or have already purchased. It will be incumbent upon you to ensure that they feel that their needs are well taken care of. This is why product knowledge is extremely important, and this is also why empathy and integrity is also key. We need to make sure that promises we make are kept.
  • Pitching, Presentations and Negotiations – The majority of our jewellery that we sell are heirloom pieces that are for emotionally important events. The average transaction of each invoice range is easily mid-four digits, with a good minority of them in the five-digit range. You can imagine the level of sophistication and skill one needs in the areas of pitching and presentations in order for trust and respect to be built.
  • Being the face of Choo Yilin – Two years after opening our first store in heritage-centric neighbourhood Joo Chiat, we have officially opened our new flagship boutique on 8th July 2016, at Mandarin Gallery, one of Singapore's premier luxury shopping destinations. This expansion in the heart of Orchard Road is a herald of the brand's success and reinforced our position as a luxury brand. With this however, comes the traditional retail hours of 11am – 9pm, where our Client Relationship Executives will need to roll up their sleeves and be the face of Choo Yilin to new-to-brand walk-in clients.

The Perks

The Client Relationship Executive role has a very large training component that is tied up with the Women of Choo Yilin Leadership Discovery Programme. Selected candidates will be offered the chance to be part of this leadership mentorship. In a nutshell, some of the key perks you will enjoy include:

  •  Access to a rich network of thought leaders who have created significant impact in their fields -- medicine, law, publishing, entrepreneurship etc.
  • A detailed two-year career progression roadmap, which will include leadership mentorship and access to training resources to help you become a better version of yourself, both personally and professionally.
  • Very progressive work culture.

For more details on the Women of Choo Yilin Leadership Discovery Programme, check out the information deck here and press release here.

Requirements

 We want people who have huge amounts of empathy and integrity, married with the often-add odds characteristics of drive and ambition. We know these combination of character traits are rare, but we realized that these are characteristics that are crucial to be effective in this portfolio.

Other character traits we are looking for:

  • People who are highly communicative and articulate. The portfolio demands require it.
  • People who are deeply empathetic and care deeply for the brand’s success.
  • People with high levels of initiative and responsibility.
  • People who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, and who understands the need to answer work calls/messages on the fly and on weekends.
  • Meticulous people who love to fix systems when things aren’t right
  • A diploma/degree from any discipline. We also realized that prior experience in Sales or Client Management is not necessary – so if you’re a fresh graduate please feel free to get in touch with us.

Please email a one-page self-introduction as well as your detailed CV with recent photograph, stating your expected salary.

 

Part-Time Retail Executive

Responsibilities
  • Supporting the Client Relationship Manager/Executives in the operations of the Mandarin Gallery Boutique.
  • Negotiating and closing high value sales.
  • Advising clients on all their stylist and fine jewellery needs.
  • Building and strengthening relationships with the clients.

Requirements

  • A good sense of aesthetics and a love for jewellery.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills supporting both a team environment and customer service.
  • Strong attention to details and good with numbers.
  • Experience in Luxury Retail would be an added advantage.
  • Able to work on weekends and retail hours, up to a total of 25-30 hours a week.

What we offer

  • High hourly basic salary.
  • Attractive commission bonus scheme.
  • An amazing team of colleagues who are all driven by personal and professional growth and will be the best set of peer mentors you will find.
  • Comprehensive products and sales training will be provided, where you will learn the technical know-how of fine jewellery manufacturing, a valuable and interesting skill set.
Please email your detailed CV with recent photograph, stating your expected salary and available work hours.

 

Business Development Intern

Responsibilities

  • Assist in preparations for events and pop ups (a range of duties such as stock QC, set-up and tear down)
  • Driving revenue during pop up and events
  • Proactively collating customer feedback (focus here likely to be more on existing customers)
  • Gathering intel on customer base, growing knowledge of each demographic and their specific needs (to touch on existing customer base, but to focus on new-to-brand customers)
  • Collating sales data post-events to aid in analysis
  • Generating sales from post-event leads
  • Building and cultivating relationships with VIP customers through awareness of each VIP’s personal quirks, aesthetic style and shopping preference
Please email your detailed CV with recent photograph, stating your expected salary and available work hours.