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Area Maintenance Executive - France 

Acting as part of the senior overseas management team

Based:                      Courchevel, Le Praz, France with regular travel to PW’s 3 French Resorts of Meribel, Courchevel, Val d’Isere

Term:                         Contract - Proposed Start 22nd October 2018 (TBC) - in Alps

Holiday:                      25 days per annum pro rata (based on contract length 12.5 days - no more than 3 consecutive work days) 

Other Benefits:          Seasonal Ski Pass

                                    Emergency Accident Insurance

                                    Return Travel

                                    Seasonal Accommodation in France by way of own room in shared apartment

Salary:                        £Highly Competitive

Reporting To:            Nikos Vekios, Operations Director (UK based)

Role Overview

The main responsibilities of the role fall across Property Maintenance, Vehicle Maintenance & Logistics Coordination. The overall purpose of the role is to ensure that the properties such as our chalets in Courchevel and appliances, across our 3 French Resorts are in good working order at all times, that Vehicles are being looked after and well maintained by the local teams and that the 3 Resorts are sufficiently stocked with necessary consumable supplies as well as PW inventory items and that stock management processes are adhered to throughout.

Pre & Early Season 

  • Administrative, Logistical and Operational tasks necessary for season preparation
  • Working with the Area Manager, Properties & Supplier Manager and Product Executive on the organisation of relevant contracts & paperwork, store-room management and property preparation, overseeing any chalet improvements agreed with property owners & assisting with any pre-season maintenance plans (with the help of our Properties & Suppliers Manager)
  • During setup, define (and agree with the Operations team on) individual chalet supplies/ inventory items (non-consumable) needed and source (either internally from Bourg store or purchasing on the ground). Prepare allocations
  • Manage any additional set-up period requests from chalets/resorts
  • Contributing in Resort Teams’ Training, as necessary

Property Maintenance 

  • Working closely with the 3 resort teams, you will ensure all properties and appliances are fully operational and in good working order
  • Chalet Maintenance and Day to Day Property Management including Fixtures/Fittings, Replacement Orders, Purchasing etc. (with the help of our Properties & Suppliers Manager)
  • The above will find you visiting each resort 1-2 times a week (or as often as workload demands) undertaking plumbing, basic electrical and carpentry work and general repairs/ maintenance
  • Working with the local teams in ensuring any other, ‘small’ day-to-day repairs are dealt with in an efficient and timely manner by the local teams, minimising inconvenience caused to guests
  • Ensuring H&S practices are followed across all properties across the 3 Resorts. Collating & overseeing weekly Safety reports from Resorts
  • Ensuring local teams do all regular Jacuzzi chemical checks and that the Jacuzzis are well look after
  • Liaising with local tradesmen and PW suppliers, regarding routine checks/tasks and ad hoc maintenance, as necessary


  • Complete control of the PW Central Warehouse in Bourg, St. Maurice, where all Resort stores replenish from. This will involve stock-taking and record keeping tasks
  • Overseeing start of season stocks and chalet allocations, following up with resort teams throughout the season to ensure stocks are at sufficient levels
  • Collect deliveries from suppliers and allocate supplies to Resorts, ensuring accurate records are kept for successful re-ordering. Ensuring that accurate store room stock takes and the appropriate record keeping is adhered to by the resort teams, ensuring minimal wastage and sufficient stocks at the same time
  • Coordinate chalet supplies (non-consumable) requests from and distribution to resorts (e.g. kitchenware, glassware, snow clearing equipment, shower gels, etc.)
  • Managing the supply chain of centrally ordered and delivered consumables such as wine & champagne, toiletries, etc. Receive weekly stock sheets, identify needs for re-ordering, placing orders, confirm received orders, etc.
  • Facilitate end of season stores' closure and ensure these are all fully inventorised


  • Managing the company fleet of vehicles; ensuring maintenance, upkeep and that the vans themselves are well looked after, secure and clean, as well as being kitted out with all the relevant safety equipment
  • Ensuring driving duties (Piste Shuttles, Transfers etc.) are conductd across resorts with the utmost care, attention and safety, often under challenging weather conditions.
  • Administering and overseeing any vehicle damages, accidents & repairs, with the help of your Area Manager
  • The above tasks will involve regular Safety & Other checks that will need to take place across the resorts. This will involve administration and record-keeping tasks and will find you directly managing drivers across the 3 French Resorts
  • With the help of your Area Manager, overseeing Transfer day logistics and movements, being in hand for emergencies and support to other drivers
  • Conducting Airport Transfers on Changeover days, as necessary

End of Season

  • Ensuring all Powder White stock is returned to relevant store-rooms and accounted for
  • Support the Overseas Operations Team to ensure smooth closing down of all resorts
  • Coordinate vehicle repairs etc.

Office hours during the season are flexible however they will tend to be based on 8.00-11.00am & 4.00-7.00pm on 6 days of the week. Due to the nature of your role, you will be out on the road a lot when dealing with maintenance, central storage, logistics and deliveries to resorts etc.

This role is currently intended on a contract basis between October 2018 & April 2019, however there is every chance it could progress to a career building permanent role based on performance and potential growth of The Company.

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