Padel X

We’re hiring! We are looking for someone to head our two new Vaasa centers

Padel X: connection, happiness and laughter

We value health & wellness and the time spent with our friends and family. Connection. Happiness. Laughter. To us, both exercise and padel represent these things. Iivari Lappalainen, co-founder & CEO, describes the Padel X story as follows: “Padel felt right from the moment I played it. Fun, social and easy to start. This was a sport that I could play with my mom, my spouse, or my friends alike. It felt like a sport that could make an impact on people’s lives & health. Something that could bring back “fun” to “exercise”.

Head of Padel X Vaasa (full-time, 37,5h/week, flexitime)

You are the heart and soul of our two centers. Sometimes the face as well. With the support of the CEO, you are responsible for the wellbeing and growth of the Padel X -family (community) as well as the bottom line of the centers. You will lead your team and cultivate the Padel X -culture.

Tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Recruit, train, and lead hourly workers while also developing the Padel X -culture within the team

  • Oversee customer experience from start to end and actively analyse feedback & develop our operations

  • Plan cafe & shop product selections, lead procurement and have bottom line ownership together with the CEO

  • Plan and execute events and marketing & PR-campaigns, especially in social media

  • Produce engaging content in the Padel X Vaasa social media accounts while answering comments and inquiries

  • Monitor and analyse court utilizations in the centers and have bottom line ownership together with the CEO

  • Be the face of our centers, service the community, and actively form meaningful relationships with its members

What we have to offer:

  • Give you a chance to play a significant role in connecting people, helping them discover the joy of exercise, and positively influencing their health & wellness

  • Provide you with an opportunity to grow as a head of a business unit under experienced and talented mentorship in an encouraging and relaxed environment where you matter, and people listen

  • Give you an opening to move up in a fast-growing start-up. For example, heading more centers, country-organizations, or HQ roles (e.g., CMO)

  • Provide you with an opportunity to go after your vision and take responsibility independently, yet supported

  • Provide you with an opportunity to enjoy the fruits of your labour in the form of annual bonuses

  • Extend you the opportunity to train freely in our strength & conditioning facilities as well as on the padel courts

What we are looking for:

  • You are ready to grow as the head of a business unit. No prior experience is required: “When you grow, we grow”

  • You are positive, open, curious and empathetic. You care about people, are interested in them, and ask questions

  • You care about health & wellness, and you are interested in learning more on the subject

  • You love to move, and exercise is a way-of-life for you

  • You are attentive and appreciate quality. Details matter to you

  • You can handle your numbers, and you are not afraid to solve problems

  • You can multitask, and you can get things done

  • You are a team player, and you care about the wellbeing of others

  • You are able to communicate in Finnish, Swedish and English, and are fluent in one of the languages

What’s next?

Do you feel like you belong? Terrific!

To apply, please:

  • Send email to

  • Add the position that you are applying to in the topic of the email (Head of Padel X Vaasa)

  • Attach to the email the following things:

    • CV

    • Cover letter / short intro video

    • Relevant degrees/certificates and report cards

    • Blogs / social media accounts that you manage, or other relevant content portfolios, if you have any

    • Desired start date and compensation

Apply soon! We’re filling up positions as soon as we find suitable candidates.

Padel X -company description

Padel X is a fast-growing exercise, health and wellness start-up founded in 2021. We believe in quality, family & community, the joy of exercise, and health & wellness. Padel X owners, employees and investors/advisors have decades of experience at the forefront of business, law, design and exercise, health & wellness.