Butler, House Manager
Posted 4 months ago


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly trained and experienced Butler/House Manager to look after the residence of the Chairman of a leading investment company in Shanghai.
The household consists of the Principal and his parents, who reside there about 40% of the time, plus the Principal’s wife and two young children (aged 4 and 9), who only reside during holidays, as they are based abroad for the children’s education. On very rare occasions, you might be required to travel with the family, but the job is primarily to be based in the Shanghai residence. They also keep a small dog.
The residence is a house of 2000 sq. m., over 3 floors, with 5 bedrooms, 2 kitchens a house-bar, family cinema and gym and a 5000 sq. m. garden with outdoor swimming pool. A household staff is employed, including 4 gardeners, 2 cooks, 3 housekeepers, 4 nannies, a steward, and a maintenance person. Additionally, there are drivers employed by the Chairman’s company, who look after the vehicles.
The Butler/House Manager will be expected to oversee and manage the household staff and delegate tasks to them, so that the cleaning, laundry & garment care, procurement of foodstuffs and other household items, cooking, serving and laying up, gardening and maintenance are performed to a high standard. You would be responsible for front of house, meeting and greeting visitors, arranging banquets, receptions etc., maintenance of household equipment and managing the wine-cellar and cigars.
It is essential that you are fluent in Mandarin, so you are able to communicate effectively with local suppliers and contractors, as well as the other staff. The quality of your skills and experience in butling and household management are the paramount concern.
It would be advantageous if you are also a driver and could undertake occasional chauffeuring duties, but drivers are employed, so this is not essential – a driver can be made available to assist in any errands you might need to make.
You would be expected to work 6 days per week, with one day off. The principal is away 60% of the time, so there is flexibility according to his schedule.
It is proposed that you would be accommodated within the house, in your own en-suite room, however, if preferred a separate apartment can be provided, subject to negotiation on the remuneration package. An attractive and competitive salary package is on offer to the right candidate, according to experience. Employment to commence ASAP. (HU3124)
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Job Features

Job CategoryFull time, Live in
Dutiesexperienced butler, house manager, oversee a team of staff, front of house, manage wine cellar, driver, Mandarin speaker essential
SalaryCompetitive Salary
Job RefHU3124

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