Executive search


With over 15 years of supplying quality people to leading names in retail worldwide, we know the incredible impact the right person can make to an organisation. We specialise in senior roles including Director level through to C-Suite such as CEO, COO, CFO, CMO, CIO, CTO, CDO, CXO, Managing Director, Non-Executive Director and General Manager appointments. We’re in constant contact with the retail community and support you in placing key executive appointments and building high performing teams which have a critical impact on your organisation's results.

Our Executive team of recruiters is led by Chantelle James who has extensive experience in Executive positions and in the appointment of Senior Executive roles, locally and in the UK. Chantelle has 20+ years’ experience within Director, General Manager and Merchandise as well as Executive Retail Recruitment.

We have a strong talent pool of both international and local candidates allowing us to have the capability to promptly recruit for any role for any size of retail business. We offer both Executive Search and traditional Executive Recruitment methods to ensure we attract the highest calibre of talent.

We immerse ourselves in your organisation to truly understand your needs and frame each role to accurately represent the role and your business. Every assignment is tailored to your needs and we use a varied range of techniques in sourcing the best industry talent. This ensures we attract the most qualified, talented and perfectly matched candidates who understand your offering from the start.

Recent Executive appointments include:

  • CEO – eCommerce Retailer - $590k ++
  • CEO/MD – Wholesale House of Brands - $600k ++
  • CEO – Retail House of Brands - $620k ++
  • CEO – Global Retailer - $960k ++
  • MD Australasia – Health and beauty retailer - $450k ++
  • GM/MD – Luxury Apparel Retailer - $700k ++
  • GM of Planning – Volume Department Store - $350k ++
  • GM of Product/Merchandise – eCommerce Retailer- $350k ++
  • GM of Brand – Homewares House of Brands - $380k ++
  • CMO - Multi Branded FMCG - $490k ++
  • NED – Listed ASX Retailer
  • CFO - Niche Luxury business - $350k ++
  • GM of Merchandise and Marketing – FMCG - $350k ++
  • CTO of Multi Branded - $400++
  • CTO of Global General Goods Retailer $350++

Our consultative approach and ability to understand your businesses’ needs has earned us a reputation for placing exceptional candidates.

Contact: Chantelle James, Director
Email: chantelle@jivaro.com.au
Mobile: 0417 678 076


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  • JIVARO has been a significant partner in the turnaround of our business by providing quality candidates, while maintaining sensitivity around confidentiality. The team at JIVARO, led by Chantelle, have an in-depth understanding of our business needs, while keeping in mind the importance of culture-fit. JIVARO makes the recruitment process easy with thoughtful communication and expert industry knowledge.

    Brendan Santamaria, CEO, Seafolly

  • I have been partnering with JIVARO for over ten years, and they have always provided my businesses with excellent service in the areas of recruitment and executive search. Chantelle and her team at JIVARO are considered one of our few business partners that have consistently gone above and beyond, always shown great flexibility and agility, and continued to deliver outstanding outcomes for the business. They are experts in all aspects of Retail & Digital recruitment, at both Management and Executive levels. I can confidently recommend JIVARO as solid and reliable business partners, and experts in their field.

    Daniel Bracken, Chief Executive Officer, Michael Hill