iRiparo, the express mobile device repair service specialist and refurbished phones retailer, is seeking to recruit a General Manager for Romania to lead the expansion of the iRiparo store network nationwide, ensure the business scales successfully and sustainably, and position the brand appropriately in a competitive market.
Based in Romania and reporting to the Managing Director of E-Lifecycle Holdings, the General Manager will assume responsibility for the development, expansion, management and profitability of the business in accordance with the plan mandated by the Board of Directors, and the recruitment of a dedicated and committed team. The General Manager will develop and position the brand’s presence across Romania as a leading player in lifespan extension of mobile devices and a major contributor to ensuring greater sustainability in mobile technology use in order to reduce impact on climate change.
This is an invaluable opportunity for an experienced business professional with a propensity to successfully grow large-scale commercial activities, apply big picture thinking to unlocking value from the market, reach ambitious targets and drive innovation.
iRiparo, operated by E-Lifecycle Holdings, engages with people who can’t live without their phones, people looking to upgrade their mobile devices within a circular economy, and people who like to accessorise phones and live colourfully. iRiparo plans to take Romania by storm and open a network of stores in major cities in its first growth stage. iRiparo is already present in Italy, France, Spain, the United Kingdom and Germany with just under 400 stores.
E-Lifecycle Holdings is part of 1923 Investments plc, a diversified investment company focused on the pursuit of opportunities to acquire and grow companies to generate attractive returns and maximise value for stakeholders. 1923 Investments plc has a diverse portfolio of operating subsidiaries engaged in technology and retail. Its companies are located in Malta, Poland, Hungary and Germany. 1923 Investments plc is the investment arm of Hili Ventures Ltd.
The successful candidate will have 5 years’ experience in a senior role preferably with an international retail chain – however experience of any retail environment will be considered favourably. A track record in building businesses across markets will be considered as an asset. Fluency in Romanian and English, a strong entrepreneurial spirit, passion for leadership, analytical skills and hands-on attitude are essential.
Applicants should send a detailed CV with a covering letter to the Human Resources Team. Applications will be treated in the strictest confidence and will be acknowledged after the closing date.