Executive search


We have extensive industry knowledge and experience within Food and Non-Food FMCG industries – food, drink, consumer goods, health, beauty and household general merchandise. 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 FMCG community and have developed deep market knowledge to support you in placing key executive appointments and building high performing teams which have a critical impact on your organisation's results.

Our reputation is built on many years of supplying high quality candidates to leading businesses worldwide – we know the incredible impact the right person can make to an organisation. 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 FMCG 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.

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.


Recent Executive appointments include:

  • CEO – Global Food and Beverage brand - $580k ++
  • CEO/MD – Wholesale House of Brands - $600k ++
  • CEO – Global Food and Beverage brand - $550k ++
  • CEO – Global Retailer - $960k ++
  • MD Australasia – Health and beauty retailer - $450k ++
  • GM of Planning – Hardware Retailer - $450k ++
  • GM of Product/Merchandise – eCommerce Retailer- $350k ++
  • GM of Brand – Homewares House of Brands - $380k ++
  • CMO - Multi Branded FMCG - $490k ++
  • CXO – Beauty & Cosmetics - $300k ++
  • NED – Listed ASX Retailer


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 key to both my personal career development as well as support for my business recruitment needs. I can always depend on them to place me in roles that are suitable to my skills and cultural fit. The team are always professional, honest with their feedback and easy to work with. I have been partnering with the JIVARO team for over 10 years and highly recommend them to anyone who is searching for their dream job or recruiting talent for their business.

    Gena Allaf, Chief Xperience Officer, L’Occitane