HOUSE MANAGER FOR BEL AIR PROPERTY, MUST HAVE 10 YRS MINIMUM EXP!

House Manager
California, Los Angeles
Posted 3 years ago

Our client is seeking a dedicated and flexible House Manager for a 14,000 SQ FT Bel Air residence.

Bel Air based, we are looking for an energetic and dynamic House Manager. You must be flexible and willing to adapt to frequent changes in your days and hours. A minimum of ten years’ experience as a hands-on House/Property Manager for a private home with an ability to juggle in a busy, fast-paced environment.  This is a rewarding job for a self-starter who likes to be kept busy and values good service.

  • Accuracy is very important including in all written communications and a high level of numeracy with the ability to work with numbers.
  • Well-presented and discreet, excellent standards are expected at all times in this semi-formal household with exceptionally high standards.
  • Longevity in all previous roles is non-negotiable along with very good written and verbal references for all previous positions.
  • You must be dog friendly as the couple have three large, energetic dogs.
  • Top organizational, multitasking and time management skills are needed in this fast-paced job where you need a natural instinct for efficient scheduling and granular detail.
  • A sense of humor is a plus but a professional quiet and discreet demeanor are top priorities.
  • A safe driver with clean driving license is essential.
  • US permanent residency non-negotiable.

Working with a friendly team of seven staff, your duties will include the below, but are not exhaustive:

  • Managing a household staff of up to 7 people including a constantly evolving, often last-minute change of rota and weekly payroll.
  • Recruiting, training and motivating staff including part-time employees such a chefs and waiting staff.
  • Ensuring the property is kept exceptionally clean and tidy and ready for visitors at all time. A meticulous eye for detail is required.
  • Looking after high value assets including art, furniture, cars & objects making sure regular maintenance is scheduled in. You are expected to be hands on and to roll your sleeves up as needed for errands.
  • You will identify and report on works and repairs needed within the residence, including faulty AV and IT equipment etc and schedule in appointments.  It is important you have good, strong relationships with local contractors as you will be coordinating visits with a wide range of suppliers including maintenance and security.  You will be a first point of contact for security so it is essential they are able to reach you at all times in an emergency.
  • Organizing deep cleans and any works needed when Principals are not in residence to minimize disruption.
  • Dealing with utility companies.
  • Shopping, arranging high volume of deliveries and transportation, bookings and ad hoc errands as required.
  • Keeping accurate accounts of expenditure and submitting receipts and Excel accounts of expenses monthly.
  • Good IT literacy including Excel, Word, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, internet searches etc.  Excellent logical filing abilities and a naturally tidy, organized mind.
  • Regular reporting to the Principals and Chief of Staff on staff performance, budgeting and property maintenance issues.

Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm (with some overtime as needed), when the residence is not occupied, and on call 24/7 when Principals are in residence for a maximum of 4 months a year over a few visits.

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The Hotel Bel-Air is a stunning property in the middle of Bel Air: https://www.visitcalifornia.com/experience/hotel-bel-air/

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