Head of IT Operation

Stockholm (Län)
den 3 januari 2019
den 31 januari 2019

Head of IT Operation

Are you an innovative and structured mind, ready to be a part of building the foundation of our GANT digital journey?

You then have an excellent opportunity to join our Stockholm based Global IT Team. You will work in an environment driven by passion, innovation and authenticity in the world of Original American Sportswear.

About the team

GANT is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Head of IT Operation to join the Global IT organization located at GANT HQ in Stockholm. This role will report directly to the Global IT Director and will be a part of the GANT IT team. You will be expected to lead, develop and optimize the work within GANT and cooperate across GANT’s subsidiaries and partners globally, through set goals and objectives.

This role plays a leading part within GANT and is responsible for proactively manage the centralized IT services across GANT and its subsidiaries in SE, UK, FR, US, DE, A, CH, Benelux and Portugal. You will be responsible for managing the day-to-day IT operations globally, managing our technical operation together with our external suppliers, and be part of setting our future IT strategy.


  • Manage day-to-day IT technical operations globally
  • Oversee and lead our Operational technical/support team across our subsidiaries.
  • Operational responsibility globally (no HR responsibility)
  • Be the technical lead across GANT external IT suppliers
  • Technically lead our IT infrastructure initiatives globally
  • Establish/improve operational systems landscape to enable GANT

IT Strategy and overall Business objectives

  • Implement and support GANT global IT strategy

Your skills

  • Minimum 5 years IT Operations Management experience
  • Experience from system management or system ownership
  • Strong expertise in servers and infrastructure operations (DNS, Firewall, proxy, VPN etc.) both in on-premise and cloud environments (GCP, AWS, Azure etc.)
  • Expertise in digital workplace (Laptops, printers, G-Suite, etc.)
  • Preferable knowledge and understanding of frameworks for IT governance e.g. ITIL
  • Knowledge from ecommerce, wholesale/retail systems is an advantage
  • Education level, preferred university degree in the area of system management
  • You need to be fluent in spoken and written English and Swedish

 Bonus points and Personal Characteristics

  • Able to translate business demands to IT requirements on a level where system developer and IT Infrastructure technicians can meet up with workable IT services meeting business demands
  • You have strong IT & business competence with an enterprise architecture perspective
  • A focus on execution and delivery; a practical and pragmatic approach to solving real business problems
  • Strong communication skills. English is the company language.
  • Entrepreneurial and a flair for thinking innovatively
  • Ability to build excellent working relationships both internal and external with suppliers, consultants and partners.
  • Programming skills, preferable PHP development
  • Passion or interest for lifestyle fashion and retail is an advantage 

Please apply with your CV and a cover letter by January 31st 2019. Get to know us by following Lifeatgant.

GANT is a lifestyle brand committed to creating a community that lives by and embraces our values of being authentic, where we stay true to our beliefs, respect each other and remain accountable; being innovative, where we hold our heritage close to heart when striving for new ideas; and being passionate, where we live and represent the brand we love while working together toward the same goal.

GANT is the original American lifestyle brand with European sophistication, offering premium clothing, accessories and home furnishings for men, women and kids. Born in 1949 on the campuses of the American East Coast universities and raised in Europe, GANT enjoys a global presence in over 70 markets, 750 stores and 4,000 selected retailers. Please visit gant.com for more information.

Privacy Policy

Why do we have a Privacy Policy?

It is important for GANT to protect your personal privacy. Therefore, we strive to always protect your personal information in the best possible way and comply with applicable data protection rules. Through this privacy policy, we would like to inform you about how your personal data is processed by GANT.

Who is responsible for your personal information?  

GANT AB/GANT Holding AB/GANT Sweden AB, corporate identity number 556276-7995/556747-3581/556297-7735 (also referred to as “we”, “us” and “our”), at Tullvaktsvägen 9, 115 56 Stockholm, is responsible for the processing of your personal data (controller).

Personal data we process about you

Personal data that you have provided to us

You will provide us with some information about yourself when applying for a job at GANT, signing contract with us and when integrating with us in any other way (for example via our HR department). You may also provide us with information for other reasons. Example of such information is:





Personal identification number

Contact information (such as email address, phone number & address)

CV & Personal letter

Unstructured data gained when applying to the position/at the interview

We also collect information when you apply for a job within GANT. GANT processes information about relevant for the recruitment process, your previous employments and references from previous employers.

Legal basis for processing your personal data

GANT bases the processing of your personal data on a number of legal basis.  These are described in this section and more detailed under section 10.

Most of the processing of personal data that is gathered during a recruitment we carry out is based on a legitimate interest.

In some cases, GANT may have a legal obligation to process your personal information. This applies, for example, for appealing against any decisions made during your recruitment process and according to the Discrimination Act.

Please note: If you do not submit your personal information to us, we will not be able to fulfill our agreement or fulfill our commitments in relation to you.

Who can access your personal data?

Your personal data is for some purposes shared with parties who process personal data on our behalf, so-called processors. We will provide your personal information to the following;

Suppliers of IT systems and its subsuppliers in development and support. These companies provide services, technical solutions and platforms for GANT.

We also transfer your personal data to independent controllers:

Other companies within the GANT group. Since GANT is an international company, some of your personal data is disclosed to companies in the GANT Group which operate in other countries such as Sweden, Germany, UK, France, Benelux and Switzerland;

Transfer of personal data to third countries

We always strive to process your data within the EU / EEA. However, the data may in some situations be transferred to, and processed in, non-EU / EEA countries by a company within the GANT group or by another supplier or subcontractor. As GANT is determined to always protect your data, GANT will take all reasonable legal, technical and organizational measures to ensure that your data is handled securely and with an adequate level of protection comparable to and at the same level as the protection offered in EU / EEA.

For how long is your personal data retained?

We will never process your personal data for a longer period than permitted by applicable law, regulation, practice or government decision. For example, data may be stored longer if required by the Discrimination Act.

For further information, see section 10.

Your rights

In accordance with current data protection laws, you have the right to access information about what personal data we are processing about you and the right to request a correction of your personal information.

You have the right to rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to have incomplete personal data completed.

Under certain conditions, for example if the processing is no longer necessary for the stated purposes or if you withdraw your consent, you have the right to request that we erase your personal data. In some cases, you also have the right to request that we restrict our processing of your personal data.

You also have the right, under certain circumstances, to obtain the personal data that relates to you, as provided to us, in a structured, widely used and machine-readable format and may transfer them to another controller.

You are entitled to revoke all or part of a given consent for processing personal data at any time with effect from the date of withdrawal, unless further processing is required by law.

All communication and all actions taken by GANT in connection with your rights are provided free of charge. GANT reserves the right, in the case of clearly unfounded or unreasonable requests, to either make a reasonable fee covering the administrative costs of providing the information or taking the requested action or refusing to respond to the request.

If you have any complaints regarding our processing of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Swedish Data Inspection Authority or other competent supervisory authority that supervises GANT’s handling of personal data.

Contact information

If you want to execute your rights or contact us regarding processing of your personal data, you can do so by contacting GANT on info@gant.com.

This information about the treatment of personal data was determined by GANT AB/GANT Holding AB/GANT Sweden AB on the 10 April 2018.

Section 10: Summary over the data we process about you, why and for how long






Personal identification number

Contact information (such as email address, phone number & address)

CV & Personal letter

References from previous employers

Unstructured data gained when applying to the position/at the interview

Purpose, legal basis and retention period:

We must handle all information until the position has been filled to be able to evaluate recruits and appoint a person to a role at GANT. This is based on legitimate interest and is necessary to meet our and your legitimate interest in appointing a person to a role at GANT.

We also store some information so that you can appeal against decisions made during your recruitment process. This is based on the legal obligation of the Discrimination Act and is therefore stored for two years after the position has been filled.

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