Wardrobe Manager | Middle East

$$$ Exceptional D.O.E.

 

Our client wishes to employ an intelligent and immaculately presented Wardrobe Manager (male), who will be based in the Middle East, to provide a distinctive level of personal support, particularly while travelling internationally.

With oversight for a small team of support staff, including: valet(s), laundry staff, photographer and admin staff (who maintain data entries for inventories).

This role requires someone who has a real passion and dedication for their profession, a vocational approach to their work, and a desire to excel in what they do. Additionally, candidates must exhibit the ability to work at an incessant and sometimes break-neck speed; this role will certainly not suit anyone who is looking for a quiet life, or who has numerous personal or business commitments.

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JOB REFERENCE

#6365

SALARY

$$$ Exceptional D.O.E.

CURRENCY

USD

LOCATION

Middle East

POSITION

Wardrobe Manager (Male) | Middle East

START DATE

28-Feb-2019

ACCOMMODATION OFFERED

Yes

LOOKING FOR COUPLE

No

TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD

Titled Family, Professional / Philanthropist, Formal Household, Travelling

EXPERIENCE

10 - 15 years

LANGUAGE

English

DRIVING LICENCE

Yes

PREFER NON SMOKER

Yes

VALID DBS

Yes

Roles and Responsibilities

The Wardrobe Manager will take responsibility for:

  1. Organising for new collections, including couture, off-the-peg items and fabric swatches for made-to-measure suits, shirts, shoes and accessories to be presented to the client;
  2. Ordering new and replacement items, organising delivery and payment;
  3. Ensure that the appropriate and correct choice of: clothing; footwear; ceremonial attire and accessories; jewellery, including: watches & medals, are appropriate and perfectly aligned to, the diktats of: the destination and its climate; the mores of the country (being visited), and the client’s schedule;
  4. Ensuring items are correctly: laundered, dry-cleaned, pressed, steamed, repaired, and/or stored;
  5. The safe and correct transport of items between locations;
  6. Overseeing and maintaining perfect inventories of the wardrobe’s content, using IT systems, to ensure every item is tagged, logged, photographed and correctly described.

 

Working hand-in-hand with the client’s private office and personal team, The Wardrobe Manager is required to have an advanced understanding of Protocol and Etiquette so he can ensure his employer is always impeccably, elegantly and correctly dressed for every given occasion: be it business, official or a private family event. 

Finally, The Wardrobe Manager must have a unique and comprehensive knowledge of fashion, be able to advise on fashion trends, have and then maintain an enviable ‘black book’ of world-renowned suppliers and direct-dial contact with the world’s most revered designers, fashion-houses and Savile Row tailors, while also knowing in which workshops and factories the most exquisite fabrics, clothing and accessories are made.

Accommodation

Self Contained Accommodation and Hotels when travelling

Entry Requirements

Candidates must present:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in a comparable role and work environment;
  • Experience of working in: A Royal Household, and/or A Presidential or Ambassadorial Residence and/or a Forbes Top 100 Household and/or The Forces in a role looking after senior Top Brass and/or a fashion designer or buyer from a respected fashion house or deluxe fashion retail outlet;
  • Exceptional checkable references;
  • Absolute discretion;
  • A higher education, it would be advantageous if the education encompassed hospitality or fashion or tailoring;
  • Perfect spoken English;
  • A current and valid passport that provides freedom to travel globally (full support is provided with work and travel visa applications as they are required).

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