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The Company:
A Private Household – Dubai 

The Role:
Provides personal support to the Owner/s to ensure smooth running of all family and household affairs, including managing properties and operations to the highest quality, personal administrative support, event management, travel arrangements and taking ownership for all private requests to support the Owner/s.

Major Responsibilities:
Property & Household Management (worldwide)
•    Manages property projects, main point of contact for all household items; including managing suppliers, liaising with interior designers, managing household works/repairs.
•    Liaises with insurance brokers to ensure policies are up to date and provide comprehensive coverage.
•    Manages staff, all HR issues, salary payment, arranging visas, vacations etc.
•    Maintains a rota for household staff and schedule of work needed.
•    Maintains an extensive fine artwork & wine inventory.
Private Assistance/Administrative Responsibilities
•    Manages private appointments for family and friends.
•    Makes private orders and purchases on request as and when required.
•    Manages diary and scheduling appointments accordingly.
•    Manages private birthdays and gift listing including assisting with Christmas gifts.
•    Manages annual custom Christmas card, organise distribution & maintain accurate Christmas list information.
•    Manages Art collection, insurance and all correspondence with shipments, damages etc.
•    Manages all paperwork for auctions and bidding proceedings.
•    Manages wine collections and purchases.
Travel Management
•    Provides private support to the Owner/s on all travel bookings, including family and friends travel arrangements on both commercial airlines and private charters.
•    Sources holiday options for Owner/s and family travel plans.
•    Coordinates visa applications for family and friends.
•     Builds and maintains working relationships with external travel providers. Be available to travel with family on trips as and when required (not often).
Event Management
•    Provides assistance in planning and executing parties at residences to include sourcing and coordinating caterers, site inspections, logistics, and entertainment.
•    Sources venues, booking restaurants, networking, building and maintaining relationships with external contacts.
Finance Responsibilities
•    Manages payment of household bills & expenses.
•    Achieves cost effective solutions and negotiating reasonable pricing.
•    Manages Private Office Expenses, managing petty cash and staff budgets.

Qualification & Desired Skills:
•    Bachelor degree in a commercial or business discipline
•    5 to 7 years’ experience with strong secretarial / Support position background
•    Sufficient UAE private experience supporting a high profile individual
•    Flawless English written and spoken skills 
•    The ability to travel when required 
•    Be oncall 24hours a day 

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