14 December 2010

Merchandise Planner Opportunities - Fashion, Softgoods & Hardgoods

* Exciting Retail Opportunities, Working For Some Of Australia's Most Prominent Retailers
* Market Leading Salaries On Offer, Along With Great Bonus Packages
* Locations Spanning Melbourne & Sydney

Whether you are seeking a new challenge in a boutique business or your ideal next step is to join a large national retailer we will have a role to suit you.

Merchandise Planning Manager - Softgoods - Melbourne –Large Multiproduct Retailer is seeking an energetic Planning Manager who has excellent analytical skills and exceptional managerial skills. You will drive the planning and allocation functions forward to achieve departmental KPI’s.
Salary: $130k-$170k + super

Merchandise Planner - Electrical Portfolio - Melbourne - Its all about change!!! Our client is seeking a strong Planner who can come onboard at a very crucial time within the business. There are some large changes about to happen with this retailer and you could be part of it!
Salary $100 - $125k + super

Merchandise Planner – Menswear - Sydney –Growing discount retail business is seeking an experienced Merchandise Planner who has proven experience in planning volume driven product where value and quality matter.
Salary: $90k-$110k +super

Merchandise Planner - Large Successful Accessories Business - Sydney - Looking to join a company that offers structured, on the job training? Our client believes in investing time and money in developing their workforce, so with the chance to grow and develop further, this could be the role for you. One of Sydney's better in-house planning systems will make your job easier and more rewarding!
Salary $65- $100k + super + bonus

Womenswear Merchandise Planner – Melbourne – Are you ready to take on a challenge? Our client is seeking a Senior Planner to manage and develop a team of motivated individuals. Strategic, analytical and passionate about numbers....if that sounds like you, don’t delay, apply today!
Salary $90k - $110k + super + bonus

Merchandise Planner - Apparel - Melbourne – Our client is a household name among leading Australian retailers. You are looking to work for a dynamic, forward thinking company who embrace change. You have exceptional analytical skills and love working with numbers. Previous apparel experience essential.
Salary: $90k-$120k+ super + bonus

DDS Retail Giant, FMCG - Sydney – You will ideally have a passion for the fast paced world of DDS retail. With an understanding of planning ranges for high volume, discounted apparel, your skills could be a valuable asset to this great planning team.
Salary $100k - $125k + super

Merchandise Planner, Cosmetics - Melbourne – Growing National Retailer is seeking an experienced Merchandise Planner who has proven experience in the Merchandising Industry. You have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment. Cosmetic planning experience preferred.
Salary: $90k-$110k +super

Junior Merchandise Planner Handbags - Sydney – Our client is seeking to strengthen their planning team and you could be just the addition that they are looking for. They offer premium salary packages and all the benefits associated with working for one of Sydney's major retail chains!
Salary: $50k-$60k +super

Footwear Merchandise Planner, Well Established Retail Chain - Melbourne – An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Footwear Planner. With a proven track record incorporating lateral thinking and achieving fantastic results, this role could be your perfect fit! Don’t delay pick up the phone today!
Salary: $110k-$140k + super

Books Merchandise Planner – Melbourne – Looking to make a big impact on a department? This company want someone who isn't afraid to implement changes to benefit a portfolio. You will be given autonomy to trade your department. Books experience would be advantageous however not essential!
Salary $90k - $110k + super + bonus

Entertainment Merchandise Planner - Large Successful Retailer - Sydney - Looking to join a company that offers structured on the job training? Our client believes in investing time and money in developing their workforce, so with the chance to grow and develop further this could be the role for you.
Salary $80- $120k + super + bonus

Merchandise Planning, Well Established Retail Chain - Melbourne - General Merchandise – An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Apparel Planner with a proven track record in achieving sales, profit and stock targets. Don’t delay pick up the phone today!
Salary: $80k-$100k + super

Like to know more?

To submit your application, in strict confidence, please apply online using the appropriate link below or email:

Alternatively, for a confidential discussion call JIVARO Recruitment on:
+61 (2) 9267 9000

For a full list of our current vacancies please visit our website:

02 December 2010


Zara set to change Australian retail landscape:
Zara is confirmed to open in Sydney’s Westfield and Melbourne’s Bourke Street Mall in 2011. According to Nathan Clarke, National directors of retail at Colliers International Zara’s strategy is to open 30 retail stores of between 1200 and 1700 square meters. Zara has 1400 stores across 77 countries including US, UK, China and Russia.

Australians shopping for Christmas early online:
Australian are shopping early online according to online retailer DealsDirect.com.au. The company says females are leading the online shopping charge, with 67 per cent of online sales being made by women and only 33 percent being made by men. The online retailer says people in metropolitan areas are doing more online shopping than those in regional areas.

26 October 2010


Fantastic activewear company based in Sydney seeking a young and passionate Graphic Designer with web management skills! call us now: 02 9267 9000

20 October 2010

Do you want a new role for the New Year!

Contact us now to get things moving!

02 9267 9000

Current Planning and Allocation Opportunities


Call us today to discuss: 02 9267 9000

21 September 2010


Not sure what you are currently up to but we have a Junior Planning role within an accessories business based in Sydney that is paying around $60k plus super!
Please do advise if you would be keen to hear about this role... Or feel free to advise anyone you know that might be interested!
Thanks from the JIVARO team

15 September 2010

Current Opportunities

Fashion & Retail Opportunities in Australia
Please click on the below sectors to view current positions available.

06 September 2010


Please do keep an eye on our blog as we will upload new roles and industry info throughout the week.... for a full list of current vacancies please go to www.jivaro.com.au

17 August 2010

Entertainment Planner - Sydney

Entertainment Planner - Sydney

- Great Remuneration
- State Of The Art Offices
- Challenging and Rewarding Work Environment

This major retailer is in search of a Planner to play a key role in their continued growth and development in the retail sector. This role is considered to be pivotal in the success of their growing department. As a merchandise planner with a passion for strategic data analysis, a love of facts and figures and a keen 'can do, will do' attitude this company is looking for you! This role will require you to contribute to the growth and profitability of an established, high profile, leading Australian retailer. If you are up to the challenge, do not hesitate to join this innovative household name and be part of their long awaited future plans as they change the face of their business to lead the Australian market in their field! Experience within electronics and entertainment highly advantageous!

The responsibilities include:
  • Development of seasonal merchandise strategy
  • OTB Management
  • Inventory management
  • Achieving critical financial targets such as sales, stock turn and sell through
  • Creation and projection of planning strategies and theories that will enhance performance
  • Analysis of suppliers and critical assortment factors
To be successful for this role you will have:
  • 4+ years experience as planner
  • Range planning and forecasting experience
  • Experience in leading and managing a team
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills
  • Ability to develop relationships with people at all levels within the business
Our Clients offer exclusive working environments, career progression and excellent remuneration packages.

Like to know more? Call us NOW: 02 9267 9000

11 August 2010

Production / Patternmaker / QA Roles

We have a variety of exciting opportunities within some of Australia's leading retailers in Melbourne and Sydney... Highly technical individuals are needed... Production / Patternmaking and QA to name a few!!!

Production Coordinator - Melbourne
– A fast paced young and fresh womenswear label is seeking a dedicated Production Coordinator who has the ability to prioritize to meet all tight deadlines and provide high attention to detail. They are looking for someone who has proven experience working within women's apparel and who knows the ins and outs of the entire production process...
Salary: $45k - $55k + super

Patternmaker - Melbourne
– Growing Retailer is seeking experienced Gerber Patternmakers. An individual who is able to interpret design sketches to develop highly detailed patterns and product specifications ensuring style requirements are met of fit, garment construction, the quality, timelines and the image of the label.
Salary: $60k-$80k + super

Patternmaker - Melbourne
– Mainstream womenswear retailer is seeking a manual pattern maker who has previous experience working on couture womenswear. They are seeking somebody who can use their experience with high end womenswear to benefit the quality of their ranges.
Salary: $60k-$80k + super

QA – Fast Fashion Womenswear – Melbourne
–Do you have QA experience working in a fashion house.. A fast fashion house is seeking a QA Officer who has a strong understanding of the whole production process from garment construction, product engineering, pattern construction/technology to dealing with offshore factories. Do you have the ability to be part of a smooth running production process? Apply now!!
Salary $55 - $65k + super

Knitwear QA Officer – Apparel – Melbourne
–With an amazing eye for detail and a passion and in depth knowledge of knitwear!!! Are you one of the few people who genuinely understands the technical aspects behind knitwear QA.......
Salary $55 - $65k + super

30 June 2010


We currently have a range of hot new career options across: buying, planning, design and technical roles.
New listing to arrive soon - WATCH THIS SPACE!

13 January 2010


  • National Mutli Retailer
  • Sydney Based Head Office
  • $100k++


  • $$$ Excellent Salary Package
  • Excellent Training and Career Development
  • National Retailer with Fantastic Work Environment