Managers Vacancies

Live-In or Live Out Executive Housekeeper ~ Paris

An experienced English/French-speaking Executive Housekeeper is required to take over the running of a large residence in central Paris. This role offers accommodation comprising of own room and meals within the staff quarters of the property. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Complete oversight of the property including housekeeping department

  • Managing vendors

  • Keeping up to date schedules of maintenance

  • Purchasing/stock control

  • Managing a small staff of maids/cleaners, gardeners and other maintenance personnel

  • Maintaining clear communication with the Director’s office at all time.

Candidates must be eligible to work in France and the successful applicant will travel to New York for specialist training to learn Principal’s preferences, special details and logistics of the position. This is ideally a live-in position that will require a flexible approach and availability during the times that the Principal and family are in residence. 

Previous experience in the private service industry is preferred however consideration can be given candidates who have had an extensive career in the hotel/hospitality industry.

Salary: TBD (CDI)

Start date: ASAP

Villa Manager ~ Bora-Bora ~ French Polynesia POSITION NOW FILLED

An exceptional opportunity for an experienced Property Manager who would like to relocate to French Polynesia. This client is seeking a manager who can provide an excellent personalized services to owners and guests. The villa is in a secluded part of the island of Bora-Bora and this role would suit a candidate who enjoys living in a relatively secluded environment. This is a ‘live-in’ position in a fully furnished staff house which is shared with one other staff member all year round. Part of the villa manager’s duties will be to pick up and drop off all the permanent staff for their working hours in the villa, so it is important that the villa manager has a license to drive a dinghy. All permanent staff/extra staff will stay in the staff house during any villa rental periods.

Villa Manager duties:

  • Work with all departments (housekeeping, food services, etc..) to ensure services meet the guests’ needs

  • Inspect and arrange property maintenance to consistently keep the villa to the highest standards

  • Supervise and train household staff where necessary

  • Oversee contractors

  • Oversee household purchases

  • Stock control

  • Organize dinner parties and events

  • Anticipate guests’ needs by learning their preferences, allergies, dislikes etc

  • Assess and restock food and drinks

  • Coordinate the service of food and drinks for guests

  • Run errands for guests when necessary

  • Keep up to date on all policies on safety and hygiene

  • Maintain a positive, productive, relationship with employers and employees

  • Collect receivable accounts and handle operating expenses

  • Drive dinghy to pick up and drop off daily staff

Skills and Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a similar villa management role or 5 Star resort or as a chief steward/ess on superyachts

  • Be fully fluent in both English and French

  • Have a dinghy/tender driving license (or can speedily acquire one).

  • General skills in electricity, plumbing and minor repairs

  • Staff management and leadership experience

  • Knowledge and ability to train others in silver service, fine wines etc

  • Accounting and budgeting

  • Keen eye for detail

  • Full understanding of financial aspects of property management

  • Competency in Microsoft Office and relevant database and software

  • Strong communication, FOH and presentation skills

  • Excellent time management skills

Salary: US$5k per month + accommodation and food. Potential for performance-based annual bonus.

Start date: Feb/March ‘21

Please note: Applicants for positions based in France MUST have a current working visa/carte de sejour or be the holder of an EU passport

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