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A Bit About Us

Gant is a premium lifestyle brand combining American casualwear with European elegance. The company’s values are based on its authentic American East Cost heritage, dating back to the launch of the brand in 1949. Since then the brand has been further developed, taking influence from Europe, and is now a truly global brand.

Gant offers full ranges of clothing for men, women and children. In addition, Gant branded watches, footwear, eyewear and fragrance and home furnishings are designed and marketed by licensees. At present there are 18 Gant stores in the UK. Our lifestyle products are sold at other retail locations, including Harrods, Selfridges, selected branches of John Lewis and House of Fraser, as well as major independent stores throughout the UK.

We are always very keen to hear from enthusiastic, motivated people with a passion for retail and fashion. Opportunities come up in our retail stores, brand corners and head office from time to time, so if there is nothing on our vacancy list that is right for you at the moment, please just send us your CV and we will keep it on file. Email us at recruitment.uk@gant.com.


UK IT Manager - Head Office

GANT is an international lifestyle brand with its roots in the American east coast where it was founded in 1949. Today Gant is sold in 60 countries with over 600 stores and more than 4000 point of sales. In 2006 GANT was quoted on the Stockholm stock exchange, and in 2008 the company was de-listed and bought by Maus Frères – a private Swiss holding company.

The UK subsidiary, GANT UK Limited, successfully operates both a wholesale and a retail business, the latter through an estate of 18 stores and a trading website.

A highly visible role within GANT UK Limited, located at our head office in Basil Street, Knightsbridge has become available. This role reports directly to the Finance Director and has responsibility over one additional IT member of staff. As the IT Manager at GANT UK you will be responsible for day-to-day operation of IT systems and in addition will be responsible for managing significant UK projects which support the GANT Global IT strategy.

As the IT Manager for GANT UK you are responsible for developing and ensuring the smooth and effective running of all IT operations and the benefits that it delivers to the business. You are expected to lead, develop and optimise the work at GANT UK and work cooperatively with other GANT subsidiaries and partners globally.

Core Responsibilities

  • Management and continuous improvement of day-to-day operations
  • Manage IT initiatives and projects, including the UK implementation of key Global IT initiatives such as the development of a new retail system
  • Manage outsourced contracts and services in a cost-effective and efficient manner, within agreed
  • Developing IT and systems as a partner to the business rather than as a pure support function

Experience and Knowledge

  • Minimum 5 years of IT experience in a senior position
  • Significant experience in a multi-site consumer business, preferably fashion retail, and of retail and/or wholesale systems
  • Experience of warehousing and distribution processes and systems
  • Prior knowledge of e-commerce and in-store IT systems an advantage
  • Previous experience of taking ownership of and guiding the IT operations of a business, including budget responsibility
  • Understanding of the area of wider IT services, such as communications, networks, PCI etc
  • Preferable knowledge and understanding of frameworks for IT governance e.g. ITIL, PM 3 or Cobit
  • Education level, preferred university degree in the area of system management.

Personal Characteristics

  • You must have strong IT and business competence with an enterprise architecture perspective
  • A focus on execution and delivery; a practical and pragmatic approach to solving real business problems
  • The ability to work collaboratively with other parts of the business, to be a true business partner
  • Strong communication skills. English is the company language.
  • Entrepreneurial and a flair for thinking innovatively, balanced with an awareness of the wider Global strategy and initiatives
  • Ability to build excellent working relationships both internal and external to the company

UK E-Commerce Sales Manager - Head Office

As the UK E-Commerce Sales Manager, you will be responsible for leading the UK E-Commerce team within the UK and Ireland. You will also be responsible for driving sales, increasing customers and achieving targets within the UK and Ireland.

Deputy Store Manager - Bristol

You will be responsible for assisting in the management of our Bristol store while reflecting the vision and goals associated with Gant UK and the Gant Brand. You will need to be able to meet management objectives while adhering to company Policies and Procedures and ensure that sales targets are achieved and where possible exceeded. Your excellent customer service skills will ensure you can generate sales and increase units/transactions and average spend. You need good VM skills to enable you to display merchandise in a commercial manner and in line with commercial standards. You must have a passion for retail and preferably have worked for a premium brand. You will be enthusiastic, pro-active and act as a role model for your team, ensuring everyone represents the brand in the way they dress and assist customers.

Deputy Store Manager - Hatfield Outlet Store

You will be responsible for assisting in the management of our Hatfield Outlet store while reflecting the vision and goals associated with Gant UK and the Gant Brand. You will need to be able to meet management objectives while adhering to company Policies and Procedures and ensure that sales targets are achieved and where possible exceeded. Your excellent customer service skills will ensure you can generate sales and increase units/transactions and average spend. You need good VM skills to enable you to display merchandise in a commercial manner and in line with commercial standards. You must have a passion for retail and preferably have worked for a premium brand. You will be enthusiastic, pro-active and act as a role model for your team, ensuring everyone represents the brand in the way they dress and assist customers.

Store Manager - Cambridge

You will be responsible for the management of our Cambridge store while reflecting the vision and goals associated with Gant UK and the Gant Brand. You will need to be able to meet management objectives while adhering to company Policies and Procedures and ensure that sales targets are achieved and where possible exceeded. Your excellent customer service skills will ensure you can generate sales and increase units/transactions and average spend. You need good VM skills to enable you to display merchandise in a commercial manner and in line with commercial standards. You must have a passion for retail and preferably have worked for a premium brand. You will be enthusiastic, pro-active and act as a role model for your team, ensuring everyone represents the brand in the way they dress and assist customers.

Gant Brand Consultant - Fenwicks Brent Cross

You will be responsible for running the Gant corner in the Fenwicks Brent Cross department store ensuring that sales targets are achieved and where possible exceeded. Your excellent customer service skills will ensure you can generate sales and increase units/transactions and average spend. You need good VM skills to enable you to display merchandise in a commercial manner and to the highest standards. You should be commercially astute and able to provide detailed weekly reports to Head of Retail & Brand. You need to be self motivated, pro-active, enthusiastic about retail and able to represent the brand through wearing the current season's clothes.

Gant Brand Consultant - Fenwicks York

You will be responsible for running the Gant corner in the Fenwicks York department store ensuring that sales targets are achieved and where possible exceeded. Your excellent customer service skills will ensure you can generate sales and increase units/transactions and average spend. You need good VM skills to enable you to display merchandise in a commercial manner and to the highest standards. You should be commercially astute and able to provide detailed weekly reports to Head of Retail & Brand. You need to be self motivated, pro-active, enthusiastic about retail and able to represent the brand through wearing the current season's clothes.

Store Manager - Gant Store, Guildford

You will be responsible for the management of our Guildford store while reflecting the vision and goals associated with Gant UK and the Gant Brand. You will need to be able to meet management objectives while adhering to company Policies and Procedures and ensure that sales targets are achieved and where possible exceeded. Your excellent customer service skills will ensure you can generate sales and increase units/transactions and average spend. You need good VM skills to enable you to display merchandise in a commercial manner and in line with commercial standards. You must have a passion for retail and preferably have worked for a premium brand. You will be enthusiastic, pro-active and act as a role model for your team, ensuring everyone represents the brand in the way they dress and assist customers.

Gant Brand Consultant - John Lewis, Southampton

You will be responsible for running the Gant corner in the John Lewis, Southampton department store ensuring that sales targets are achieved and where possible exceeded. Your excellent customer service skills will ensure you can generate sales and increase units/transactions and average spend. You need good VM skills to enable you to display merchandise in a commercial manner and to the highest standards. You should be commercially astute and able to provide detailed weekly reports to Head of Retail & Brand. You need to be self motivated, pro-active, enthusiastic about retail and able to represent the brand through wearing the current season's clothes.

Gant Brand Consultant - House of Fraser, Edinburgh

You will be responsible for running the Gant corner in the House of Fraser, Edinburgh department store ensuring that sales targets are achieved and where possible exceeded. Your excellent customer service skills will ensure you can generate sales and increase units/transactions and average spend. You need good VM skills to enable you to display merchandise in a commercial manner and to the highest standards. You should be commercially astute and able to provide detailed weekly reports to Head of Retail & Brand. You need to be self motivated, pro-active, enthusiastic about retail and able to represent the brand through wearing the current season's clothes.