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Job: Estate Manager, Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles, CA 10016 United States
?A lovely Russian family based in a countryside estate between Geneva and Lausanne, in Switzerland, is looking for an experienced Estate Manager for their 2 properties (in Switzerland and France).
This is a live-out role.
Advanced accounting skills including budgeting and financial reporting.
Ability to control costs and to constantly assess and reduce unnecessary costs.
Management skills including communication, analytics, staff management and administration.
Ability to create and maintain an accountability culture across an organization.
Ability to manage common contracts, working with lawyers and employment agencies.
Ability to organize transportation and travel logistics.
Duties and Responsibilities
Overall responsibility for managing 2 properties with hotel services and standards, each with its own staff:
A countryside estate in Switzerland (between Geneva & Lausanne)
A coastal home in southern France
Preparation of, and controlling, an annual budget to be approved by the owners.
The targets of the budget must be controlled together with the costs.
A system of evidence must be maintained to support all expenditures
Strict reporting standards to be followed.
Control the efficient use of labour and financial resources.
Organize regular transportation and travel (foreign and domestic), including responsibility for detailed planning and execution of trips.
Ensure the safety and security of the properties and their residents.
Safeguard the legal title to the estate and all related assets.
Organize and control special capital projects from time to time.
Salary: Negotiable depending on results of the interview and expectations of the candidate.
Contract: Permanent, full time (5-6 days/ week, flexible hours).
Proven success in demonstrating the required skills listed above.
Proven experience (5+ years) of successfully managing properties, including teams of staff. Long-term experience in a similar position with not more than one family is preferred, with reference to the Job Description below.
Professional administrator who manages through the use of training and the development of KPIs to regularly control staff, costs and operations. Strict financial discipline is also necessary.
Languages: Fluent French (must), Fluent English (must), German/Italian/Russian (bonus).
Loyal, honest and discrete person with highly efficient organizational skills.
Has a good current knowledge of the Geneva area with a strong network of local suppliers and vendors (food, building and maintenance, household staff, etc.).
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