Working at GANT – Meet our Head of HR DACH
Get to know Ferdese Bazih-Redzepi, our Head of HR DACH.
What is it really like to work at GANT and what recommendations does she have if you want to apply for a job at GANT?
How would you describe GANT as an employer?
We have a very strong connection to our employees and we always put our people first.
The voices of our employees are important to us and we listen to them. We know that we can only be strong, dynamic, and innovative by working as a team. That’s why we come together in a lean, interdisciplinary way to find solutions and ideas. We stay true to our motto: one team, one goal!
We put an emphasis on learning and constant development, as individuals and as an organization.
It is important to us that our employees are well-trained and easily can inform and develop themselves using modern digital tools.
We offer many career possibilities and the potential for growth both locally and globally.
And, last but not least, we are an incredibly exciting brand. We offer our employees a beautiful working environment as well as gorgeous, timeless products.
Tell us about the culture at GANT?
Our GANT culture is one of my biggest sources of motivation. This is best summed up in our credo: Never Stop Learning. We are hungry for knowledge, love trying new things and go beyond our comfort zone – time after time.
We keep motivating each other to think outside of the box, think big, and learn from our mistakes. We see the world as our classroom and put heart and soul into our work!
“We are hungry for knowledge, love trying new things and go beyond our comfort zone – time after time.”
What does a normal day look like for you?
A normal day? No day is like another – and that is exactly what I love about my job!
It could be anything from recruiting, recognizing and developing talents to working on strategies with my colleagues. I am also passionate about discussing things with employees and supporting them.
This together with maintaining trusting and steady personnel communication everyday, advancing employer marketing and, at the heart of it all, the people, with unexpected challenges and ideas – all of this makes my everyday work so exciting and fascinating.
“No day is like another – and that is exactly what I love about my job”
What is important when applying for a job at GANT?
We are looking for proactive people who bring passion to their job and strive to be the best version of themselves every day.
Be prepared and informed. Ground yourself in who you are, in your core values and know where you want to be going. Then you can respond flexibly and authentic to unusual questions.
Make sure to put a great effort into your application and motivate why you want to join GANT. This is your calling card and your door-opener. So pay attention to the layout and the content.
Be natural in your job interview – Come as you are!
Where is your DACH office located? And what roles exist in Germany?
Our office is in Holzwickede, close to the football city of Dortmund, right next to the airport.
We offer many different positions, including Sales Assistant, Store Manager, Area Manager for Retail and Wholesale, Sales Representative, Visual Merchandiser, Merchandise Planner, Marketing and PR, IT, HR and Finance.