Job title: General Manager for International VIP Estate
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Private Household & Estate
Salary type: Annual
Salary from: GBP £150,000.00
Salary to: negotiable
Location: Middle East
Job published: 25/07/2023
Job ID: 32948

Job Description



  • EUR 8,000-10,000 pcm TAX FREE | Full relocation + package benefits | TAX FREE
  • Middle East
  • Live-in | Separate Private Accommodation provided
  • Permanent Contract
  • Female candidates only due to cultural reasons


The Chace People team is currently seeking exceptional candidates for the position of General Manager / Estate Manager for our VVIP client in the Middle EastThis is an all-encompassing general management position to oversee all operations across the estate and its properties. There will be around 6 HoDs reporting into the GM across; Housekeeping, F&B, Kitchens, Maintenance, Front of House and Back of House. You will be responsible for approximately 200 employees.


Below is a brief overview of the Job Description and the desired qualifications we seek:


General Operations


  • Supervising and coordinating all maintenance, repairs, and renovations for buildings and estate grounds.
  • Ensuring that each department or unit delivers services of the highest quality to both the family and guests.
  • Overseeing daily operations and ensuring adherence to relevant policies and procedures.
  • Conducting regular inspections of properties and facilities to maintain order and efficiency.
  • Collaborating with all Heads of Department to ensure smooth and effective property operations.


Purchasing and Contract Negotiation


  • Taking charge of vendor relations and contract negotiation for furnishings, and technical maintenance, while ensuring optimal value for the employer.
  • Assessing and addressing operational purchasing needs based on requirements.
  • Engaging with external companies and contractors for various tasks and property-related projects.
  • Reviewing all contracts with service providers and ensuring compliance with standard procedures when third parties are hired to offer products or services.


Employee Supervision and Recruitment


  • Developing key performance goals and managing the performance of the employees.
  • Assist first-line managers to achieve their goals and also ensure that all teams within a unit are functioning well.
  • Ensuring that communication between departments is ongoing and utilized to maintain an environment of continuous improvement.




  • Develop and execute strategies to ensure the smooth daily operations, which will involve the creation and implementation of clear logistic and daily SOPs.
  • Evaluate and improve operations while developing new solutions to meet and exceed the principal's expectations.


The ideal General Manager will possess strong organizational, negotiation, and leadership skills to effectively manage the properties and contribute to their ongoing success. Preferably with experience in real estate, project management or similar, and 5* hotel experience.


This role could suit a small family relocating, with separate private accommodation offered as part of the package. Female candidates can only be considered due to cultural reasons.


More details of this highly confidential opportunity will be discussed upon successful application.