EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Romania
Region: Ilfov; Bucuresti; Bucuresti
Location of affected unit(s): Bucharest and Ilfov


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.91 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet
Group: sezamo

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 03-03-2022
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 03-03-2022
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2022
Planned Job Creation: 1000

Additional Information

Sezamo, a Czech online supermarket, will launch this spring in Romania. The company has announced the creation of around 1,000 jobs in the first year. It will start operations with 200 employees and will increase the team with another 800 after the launching.

More than half of the jobs currently listed are for positions such as driver-cum-couriers and pickers (order handlers). The other half are available in departments such as Finance, Customer Care, People and Culture, Marketing, Quality, Logistics, IT, Fulfilment Centre, Business Intelligence and in the Agile department which is responsible for studying customer behaviour and needs.

The company is part of the Czech Rohlik group, active in the Czech Republic (Rohlik.cz), Hungary (Kifli.hu), Austria (Gurkerl.at) and Germany (Knuspr.de). In 2022, Rohlik is launching in Romania, Italy and Spain under the sezamo brand. The company has achieved unicorn status in 2021. The group's turnover exceeded €300 million in 2020.