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ROLEBrand Manager
Location
Melbourne
Salary/Type
$80K + Super
Permanent / Full Time
Join an Australian-owned licensing company as their new Brand Manager! Our client started in the industry over 20 years ago, and now has a diverse range of hard goods, apparel and accessories across 50+ licenses.

This role will lead the entire product development cycle from concept to completion, ensuring compliance with all contractual obligations across various brands, including product specifications and royalties.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Advocate for and manage the brand and product portfolio to fulfill contract requirements.
  • Conduct sales analysis and develop brand forecasts.
  • Perform distribution analysis and create annual marketing and brand strategies.
  • Execute market research and analysis, and plan and manage product launches.
  • Prepare and deliver reports and presentations, including retail pitch decks and marketing updates for brand stakeholders.
  • Assist in creating retail planograms for presentations.
  • Handle AP21 tasks, including product setup, pricing, and managing purchase and production orders.
  • Maintain website content, ensuring consistency in product images and descriptions.
  • Attach and manage product specifications, shipping marks, and retailer-specific information in purchase orders, liaising with procurement.
  • Develop creative briefs and prioritise creative tasks.
  • Coordinate with a wide range of stakeholders, including licensors, agencies, suppliers, and internal departments.
  • Manage direct reports, ensuring their continuous development and support.
About You:
  • Qualification in Marketing, Merchandising or Business.
  • Experience in commercial development of hard goods, apparel, homewares, or gifting categories.
  • 3-5 years of experience in similar roles- sales experience is an advantage.
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Capable of working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Strong people management skills and excellent attention to detail.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Persuasive with strong negotiation skills.
  • Team player with a collaborative mindset.
  • Proficient in using PC software, including Apparel 21, Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Self-starter capable of working independently.
 To find out more about this role, please apply now or email your CV to jayne@jivaro.com.au
ROLEBrand Merchandise Manager
Location
Melbourne
Salary/Type
Permanent / Full Time
Are you a seasoned Merchandise Manager with a passion for fashion and a knack for strategic planning? We are seeking a dynamic individual to join our team as a Brand Merchandise Manager. In this role, you will play a pivotal part in shaping our brand's success through effective stock management, strategic merchandise planning, and optimizing our e-commerce platform. If you're ready to bring your expertise to a fast-paced, collaborative environment and drive growth in a dynamic fashion brand, we want to hear from you.

Benefits:
  • Competitive Compensation: Receive a competitive salary package aligned with industry standards.
  • Career Growth: Access opportunities for professional development and advancement within our dynamic fashion brand.
  • Employee Discounts: Enjoy generous discounts on our latest fashion collections, promoting personal style and savings.
  • Work-Life Balance: Benefit from flexible scheduling options and a supportive work environment that prioritizes well-being.
  • Health & Wellness Benefits: Access comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage to support your health and vitality.
Responsibilities:
  • Oversee inbound stock management processes, ensuring timely receipt of stock into the Distribution Center and accurate processing of purchase orders.
  • Collaborate with the leadership team to develop strategic merchandise plans, including trade and tactical calendars, to inform budgeting decisions.
  • Utilize sales forecasting tools to plan sales, gross profit, and stock levels, providing regular reports on missed trade opportunities.
  • Optimize e-commerce merchandising strategies to maximize stock return and enhance user experience, leading analytics efforts to drive market share growth.
  • Manage inventory requirements for major campaign launches, implementing timely refill/replenishment strategies and identifying opportunities for investment and reduction.
Must have requirements:
  • Proven experience in merchandise management within the fashion or retail industry.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel for data analysis and reporting.
  • Strong strategic thinking and ability to develop and execute merchandise plans.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
If you are seeking to take the next step in your Merchandising career or would like to discuss the role confidentially please reach out to Jasmine Yan jasmineyan@jivaro.com.au.
ROLEBuyers Assistant
Location
Sydney
Salary/Type
Contract or Temp
Reporting to the Buying Director, you will be involved in the journey of products, from conception to store. 

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with suppliers, ensuring timely responses to queries and concerns.
  • Raise and manage PO's. 
  • Provide assistance in sourcing and evaluating products under your category. 
  • Assist in building ranges with your Buying Director.
  • Be an expert with the Buying Directors product areas and supplier base.
  • Assist in problem solving and product delivery/process issues.
  • Manage administrative duties.
  • Ensure the efficient flow of correspondence and information, both incoming and outgoing, with external and internal parties. 
  • Provide and prepare necessary information required for sampling of relevant supply submissions. 
Requirements: 
  • Demonstrated experience in a Buying Assistant (or similar) role.
  • Reporting and analysis experience.
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • A proactive and self-motivated attitude.
  • University degree or equivalent 
Benefits:
  • WFH Flexibility 
  • Huge opportunities for career growth and development
  • Join one of the leading FMCG, global companies
  • Competitive salary
  • Employee discounts
Please note, this is a 18 month fixed term contract, likely to go permanent.
Must have full Australian working rights (Permanent Residency or Citizenship).  

If you are seeking to take the next step in your career or would like to discuss the role confidentially please reach out to Toni Prentice at toniprentice@jivaro.con.au.

Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
For a full list of our current vacancies please visit our website:
www.jivaro.com.au
ROLECategory Manager - FMCG
Location
Sydney
Salary/Type
Permanent / Full Time
We are looking to speak to talented Category Managers / Buyers with FMCG category experience as we have several opportunities within a leading FMCG business. If you have managed the below responsibilities then please do not hesitate to reach out:

Job tasks and responsibilities

Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
  • Margins/Margin growth in respective categories
  • Other category management indicators eg. basket size, AWOP, average spend per store visit
  • Purchasing strategy and projects delivered as per agreed timelines
  • Product availability is delivered as per business plan
  • Product range(s) for which role is responsible meet Company benchmarks
  • Test results and customer satisfaction
  • Close collaboration with the interfaces of the department and interfaces of each national company through constant analysis of product range and competition
  • Supporting the other buyers by organising national purchase negotiations, annual reviews and contract negotiations
  • Creation and assessment of analyses on the basis of business indicators
  • Contributing to the development of new products
  • Continuous inspection and optimisation of product range formulae by competitor benchmarking
  • Visiting trade fairs, observing and analysing market research data, trends  
Skills and experience
You will have:
  • Excellent international trend knowledge and ability to translate to Australian market
  • Experience liaising with suppliers (local and offshore)
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Work with a sense of urgency and ability to cope with meeting deadlines
  • Prioritization & organization skills
  • Initiative!
  • Must be computer literate in Word, Excel & Outlook
ROLECategory Manager - FMCG
Location
Sydney
Salary/Type
Permanent / Full Time
We are looking to speak to talented Category Managers / Buyers with FMCG category experience as we have several opportunities within a leading FMCG business. If you have managed the below responsibilities then please do not hesitate to reach out:

Job tasks and responsibilities

Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
  • Margins/Margin growth in respective categories
  • Other category management indicators eg. basket size, AWOP, average spend per store visit
  • Purchasing strategy and projects delivered as per agreed timelines
  • Product availability is delivered as per business plan
  • Product range(s) for which role is responsible meet Company benchmarks
  • Test results and customer satisfaction
  • Close collaboration with the interfaces of the department and interfaces of each national company through constant analysis of product range and competition
  • Supporting the other buyers by organising national purchase negotiations, annual reviews and contract negotiations
  • Creation and assessment of analyses on the basis of business indicators
  • Contributing to the development of new products
  • Continuous inspection and optimisation of product range formulae by competitor benchmarking
  • Visiting trade fairs, observing and analysing market research data, trends  
Skills and experience
You will have:
  • Excellent international trend knowledge and ability to translate to Australian market
  • Experience liaising with suppliers (local and offshore)
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Work with a sense of urgency and ability to cope with meeting deadlines
  • Prioritization & organization skills
  • Initiative!
  • Must be computer literate in Word, Excel & Outlook
ROLEGlobal Content Manager
Location
Sydney
Salary/Type
Permanent / Full Time
Partnering with Freelancers, Internal Creatives, Agencies and key internal stakeholders, the Global Content Manager will play a multi-faceted role, whereby he/she will be part creator of assets and content (art direct, content design, model casting, editing); part strategist, building our brand image and positioning; and part brand custodian, proactively guarding all branded content to ensure assets are on-brand and aligned with our overall business direction.
  
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Lead and manage all aspects of the production process, including pre-production, production, and post-production phases.
  • Provide production oversight for content creation across key brand channels (web, social, in-store) to ensure they meet strategic brand milestones and are in line with objectives and scope.
  • Develop the Image shot list OR guide designers in creating the shot-list for production. Including: mood boards, compositional concepts, lighting, art direction, prop lists and casting brief
  • Develop the video treatments, scripts, and shot list/storyboard, select music options, and define motion graphic treatment (if required).
  • Brief and manage external Freelancers, Internal Creatives, Agencies.
  • Be the brand custodian, ensure that the visual identity & brand voice remains consistent.
  • Be the creative lead at each stage of the marketing funnel
  • Deliver brand content that can be replicable/ adaptable across Global Markets.
  • Integrate content pillars, where relevant, across all consumer touchpoints
  • Partner closely with the Community Team to ensure Global Social channels are reflective of our content strategy and brand communications.
Interested? You should be! Apply today or reach out for a confidential chat!
E: Taylorjacobs@jivaro.com.au
ROLEProduct Assistant
Location
Melbourne
Salary/Type
$60K + Super
Permanent / Full Time
Join an Australian-owned leading licensing company as their new Product Assistant. Our client started in the industry over 20 years ago, and now has a diverse range of hard goods, apparel and accessories across 50+ licenses.

As a Product Assistant, you'll facilitate smooth communication between our client, suppliers and licensors, ensuring products adhere to critical path timelines.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the administration of submissions and approvals for licensed merchandise.
  • Maintain and update product development trackers
  • Ensure timely uploading and maintenance of product images and data on the online portal.
  • Prepare and send merchandise development samples for review by brand owners and retailers.
  • Communicate licensor comments, revisions, and feedback to internal stakeholders effectively.
  • Coordinate with a diverse range of stakeholders, including licensors, agencies, suppliers, and various internal departments.
  • Manage tasks in AP21, including product setup, pricing, purchase orders, and production orders.
  • Maintain website product images and descriptions, ensuring consistency.
  • Handle PO attachments, including product specifications, shipping marks, and retailer-specific information, in coordination with procurement.
  • Perform ad-hoc administrative tasks.
About You:
  • Tertiary qualification in Marketing, Merchandising, Business or other relevant field.
  • 1-2 years of experience in development, marketing or brand management processes in product-driven business.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Capability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in PC applications, including Apparel 21, Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Friendly and approachable demeanor and a positive attitude.
  • Self-motivated and capable of working independently.
To find out more about this role, apply now or email your CV to jayne@jivaro.com.au
ROLEProduct Manager
Location
Sydney
Salary/Type
Up to $110k base + super + bonus
Permanent / Full Time
Reporting to the Senior Product Manager, our client is seeking a Product Manager to activate and execute 360 marketing plans across their Fragrance category to achieve sales, growth & profit targets and increase market share within Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) in alignment with the company branding guidelines.
  
Key responsibilities include:
  • Reviewing global product marketing plans and formulating the go-to-market category strategy & launch calendar for ANZ in collaboration with Marketing Director and the wider marketing team
  • Leading the novelty and promotional forecasting & planning process, including formulating launch forecasts aligned to the overall marketing strategy
  • Collaborating with Demand Planning & Inventory Management teams to optimise ongoing basic forecasts, managing phase out and discontinuation plans to minimise excess & obsolescence and to maximise forecast accuracy
  • Working closely with Logistics & Regional Teams to monitor, flag and communicate to all key stakeholders the level of supply and potential delays of new products, novelty & basic POSM material (such as samples, gifts & testers)
  • Partnering with Merchandising team for POSM planning in alignment with novelty new launch plans
  • Responsible for internal coordination, and closely collaborating & communicating with cross functional teams (marketing, retail, VM, e-business, training, supply & customer service) to ensure best in class execution and driving optimum results for the category
  • Preparing weekly and monthly reporting to monitor & track category sales results, and formulating recommendations for future launches & icon franchise growth
  • Collaborating with Marketing Director for compilation of Budget and Revisions files and participating actively in the budgeting process
  • Monitoring category spends, by line, monthly and re-forecasting YTG spends accordingly in order to meet the full year profit target
  
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Extensive experience preferably obtained in beauty industry - Fragrance is ideal, but not essential. 
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, including demonstrated ability in analysing large data sets and reporting
  • Strong work ethic, sense of urgency, and openness to learning
  • Strong organisational skills with proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and accurately
  • Proficiency in Outlook and Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Exceptional grooming that reflects the luxury brand image
  • Willing and able to travel interstate and overseas
  
If this sounds like you, apply now - or send through your CV to zalioulton@jivaro.com.au

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