Inventory Control Manager

Pace is a leading international art gallery representing some of the most influential contemporary artists and estates from the past century. Since its founding by Arne Glimcher in 1960, Pace has developed a distinguished legacy as an artist-first gallery that mounts seminal historical and contemporary exhibitions. Under the current leadership of CEO Marc Glimcher, Pace continues to support its artists and share their visionary work with audiences worldwide by remaining at the forefront of innovation. Today, Pace has eight locations worldwide, including a European foothold in London and Geneva; two galleries in New York; Los Angeles; Palm Beach; Hong Kong; and Seoul, as well as offices in Beijing and Berlin.

The Inventory Control Manager (ICM) is responsible for art storage placement at Pace Gallery and its related locations and maintaining an effective and efficient storage strategy. The ICM focuses on ensuring that artwork is located at the proper Pace facility; and is responsible for moving and allocating inventory between locations as needed, in order to conform with agreed-upon strategy and budget. The ICM will work closely with the Warehouse, Registrar and Operations teams to provide strategic oversight and forecasts of insurance, security, maintenance, and preservation needs.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Ensure all Pace artwork inventory is located at the appropriate location when considering sellability, operational efficiency, insurance limits, climate control and overall cost management
  • Monitor current inventory/insurance variances, growth and stagnation of inventory or anticipated space constraints and report updates to Art Resources Senior Director and Head of Collections (switched wording)
  • Work collaboratively with Sales, Shipping, Registrars, Exhibitions and Art fairs to lead a strategic storage approach when dispersing Exhibition and AF works, as well as general inventory management
  • Actively manage storage at external non-Pace locations such as third-party shippers and warehouses to minimize storage needs and manage to budget limits
  • Communicate with the Sales and Artist Liaison teams regarding newly acquired artists’ storage volumes, and expectations
  • Develop and implement inventory control procedures and best practices for appropriate storage locations
  • Work closely with IT and Accounting teams to develop reporting and tracking methods that lead to achieving, or exceeding company financial goals
  • Partner with the Registrar team on the annual audit process
  • Manage billing and rebilling for all inventory locations, operate according to annual budget targets in accordance with our sold-work service policy
  • Provide accurate quarterly and year end physical inventory report, as well as leading summer inventory initiatives

What You’ll Bring:

  • B.A. Degree in Facilities Management, Supply Chain, Business Management, Operations or related field
  • Minimum 2+ years in a managerial position
  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience in a related position in the fine art, inventory, or equivalent fields
  • Extensive knowledge of packing, shipping, condition reporting and cataloguing high value artworks
  • Experience and knowledge of warehouse operations and inventory control
  • Knowledge of equipment safety standards
  • Experience managing operating and capital budgets
  • Must be extremely detailed oriented and organized
  • Be proactive to the situation at hand
  • Must possess a professional, positive work demeanor when interacting with varying levels of management, staff, vendors, and clients
  • An energetic upbeat team player who exercises diplomacy and creativity in their work and within their teams
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite/Outlook and inventory management platforms

Estimated compensation for this role is $60,000 - $90,000.

In addition to an active and progressive work environment, Pace Gallery offers a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement plans with a company match, flexible spending accounts and commuter benefits. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and offer a generous vacation policy.

Pace Gallery is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, Veteran status, or any other legally protected status.