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General Manager - Family Office - Lake Geneva region, Switzerland

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General Manager - Family Office - Lake Geneva region, Switzerland

General Manager - Family Office - Lake Geneva region, Switzerland

Leading family office with excellent and long-standing reputation both locally and globally. Offering the chance for a seasoned generalist to run a small but busy office.

Managing 4 direct reports, this is a broad and complete role where you will play a key part in the running of the business, human resources, real estate, finance as well as the management of the staff.  Responsibilities will include, but not limited to:
  • Oversee the client’s administrative staff and work with them to manage family’s administrative planning
  • Oversee talent management and development, contract negotiation, retention and termination etc as needed
  • Work with outside resources to implement payroll, insurance and benefits
  • Oversee work duties of employees including office and household staff, including the catering staff, as well as managing the staff scheduling for the year
  • Be directly responsible for quality control and handling delicate matters
  • Oversee client’s special requests
  • Coordinate IT needs of client family with global IT resources
  • Oversee all real estate matters in Switzerland, to including communicating with real estate brokers and professionals as needed to solve real estate issues as they arise. Ensure that files for real property are kept in an orderly manner and shared appropriately with other professionals
  • Dealing with all matters that are related to personal property and transport. Liaising with external parties in this respect as required such as banks, cantonal authorities and brokers
  • Oversee payment of all invoices in Swiss francs with the exception of those paid by the global firm
  • Coordinate invoices and respond to information requests with the global firm
  • Check local account balances as appropriate to make sure sufficient liquidity is on hand in Switzerland for bill payment and spending
  • Check credit card balances to ensure timely payment
  • Reconcile house and personal accounts of the client
  • Make payments for clients for all social security and insurance charges as well as the annual tax declaration for the clients

  • Proven track record of leading and motivating a small team within a small structure
  • Minimum 5-10 years' relevant experience in a similar position as a manager - for example from a family office, boutique asset manager or from the hospitality industry but not limited to
  • Solid financial and business experience with ability to understand some accounting, foreign exchange, tax and insurance concepts, payable systems and operating budgets as well as HR and real estate issues being very important areas as well
  • High level of discretion and confidentiality
  • The ability to have the emotional intelligence, patience and thoughtfulness as well as the sound business judgement in such a small and personal set-up
  • Excellent business acumen with proven problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated with a strong desire to deliver quality service, both internally and externally
  • Strong ability to coordinate and work with the client’s team of global professionals across multiple time zones
  • Highly competent with the ability to implement principal’s vision, strategy and objectives
  • Hands-on, sleeves rolled up approach not afraid to "get hands dirty"+ the flexibility to go the extra mile for the family
  • Mother-tongue French; fluent in English. German a strong plus
  • EU or Swiss passport holders due to work permit regulations
Contact:Mrs. Sally Trigues
Recruitment Consultant
Rue du Port 8
Tel.: 022 328 33 66
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