services-left-retailTrak Recruiting has built extensive relationships with many of Australia’s major and most significant retailers and the executive teams that lead them. To be an authority in retail recruitment we recognise the need to understand the industry and actually be a contributing part of it. While our Executive business recruits senior roles through to CEO and board level, the focus of Trak Recruiting is all retail roles from $50,000 to $250,000. At times we are asked to recruit the entire “shop floor team” as a project which could also include casuals, and sales assistants.A summary of the titles we recruit includes:
Stores related roles – Multi-site Managers, (Regional, State, Area and National) Cluster Managers, Store Managers, 2IC’s, department Managers and Co-ordinators
Product related roles – Buyers, Category Managers, Merchandise Planners, Assistant buyers, Product Developers
Property related roles – Leasing, Maintenance & Facilities, Centre Management, Store Design, and Fit-out.
E-Commerce – Management, Digital Marketing, Creative, Graphic Designers
Head office roles – Loss Prevention, Marketing, Brand Managers, Accounting, IT, Supply Chain and Logistics.Geographically our focus is all major Australian cities as well as a number of regional locations. We also undertake assignments in New Zealand, Asia, Middle East, Europe and the UK.The style of retailer also varies and includes:


  • Department Stores
  • Fashion Stores
  • Landlords
  • Discount Variety Stores
  • Multichannel Retailers
  • Supermarkets
  • Specialty Stores
  • Public Companies and Private
  • Large Chains and Single Stores
  • Online and Pure Plays

Trak Executive Search


“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” –John Quincy Adams


“The quality of leadership, more than any other single factor, determines the success or failure of an organization.” –Fred Fiedler and Martin Chemers in Improving Leadership Effectiveness


Few areas of business have experienced such significant recent change – and from so many different angles – as the retail sector. Coupled with this, Retail is still very much a people business and therefore the importance of having the right leader who can engage and inspire is critical. Hiring a CEO, Director or an Executive team member requires not only understanding what is required for success now, but also an insight into the strengths and skills required as the business evolves.


Trak Executive Search focuses on senior roles including Director level through to C-suite such as CEO, CFO, COO, CMO, Managing Director, Head of Retail, Head of Product/Merchandise.


Interim Management and board level appointments are also services offered.


Remuneration tends to be from $300,000 upwards and may extend to multi-million packages. Because of the importance of identifying the right candidate rather than the best applicant a combination of mapping the market place, networking within the Trak community, researching individual results and achievements and then making a direct approach maximises the probability of a successful outcome.


Trak Executive Search is headed by Garry Connell who is an active participant in both Australian and International retail and fashion forums – including 8 years on the Westfield Global Study Tour, Australian Fashion Week, FGI (Fashion Group International), ARA Retail Awards, NRA Young Retailer of the Year, and the Australian Retail Leaders Forum – all of which arguably makes him the most connected Headhunter in the Australian retail scene. A specialist focus on retail, a natural enthusiasm to network and 30 years of recruitment experience provide Garry with a definite advantage over some of the larger generalist search firms who only skim the surface.


Recent Assignments Include:


  • Group CEO – International Retailer with 3 Australian Brands – $1 million plus
  • MD – Australian Fashion Company (300 stores) – $1 million plus package
  • GM Retail – $3billion turnover – $750+ package
  • Regional Manager, UK, Hong Kong, Japan & China – $500k
  • COO – Australian Fashion Group – $400k
  • Head of Product – Fashion Chain – $320k
  • Finance Director – International Consumer Goods Retailer, European Head Office – $300k

HR Consulting


Trak HR Consulting focus on practical and pragmatic ways we can apply HR expertise to your business to increase productivity, maximise people performance, reduce staff turnover costs and ensure positive commercial outcomes.


We increase the contribution people make to bottom line profitability as a HR partner who are subject matter experts in both HR and retail, rather than apply a one-size-fits-all consulting approach. We work with business leaders to identify and plan HR strategies and tactics aligned with your company’s overall strategic direction.


Leading our HR practice is Belinda McPhee, who has over 20 years experience in Human Resources and has held senior HR Director level positions for several leading International and Australian Retailers. Supporting her is a team of consultants at varying levels who also combine local and international retail and HR skills.


Trak HR Consulting offers a suite of specialist boutique HR solutions including outsourced HR services from Director to Administrator level to retail organisations.


We concentrate around the themes of:


  • Attraction, Engagement and Retention,
  • Performance Management and Compliance,
  • Leadership and Development,
  • Talent Management and Succession planning,
  • HR strategy for start ups and established businesses,
  • Project based HR such as Retention, Talent Management, Policy and Procedure development,
  • Coaching – Executive and strategic Human Resources coaching to develop individuals and teams


Our objective at Trak HR Consulting is to deliver positive financial outcomes by adding real dollars to your bottom line and delivering quantifiable ROI.


To learn more about how Trak HR Consulting can assist your business, please contact Belinda McPhee on 0417 239 458 or

Scarlett Recruitment


With the increased number of retailers looking to go vertical the demand for design, development and production staff has also risen. Recognising this shift and the importance, technical nature and skill level of these candidates Trak researched the recruitment leaders within this field and created a strategic alliance with Scarlett Recruitment. Founded by Gai Scarlett in 2001, the values, ethics, integrity, customer service levels, quality of staff and general approach to doing business mirrored that of the Trak group. Their reputation and success within the Australian fashion apparel & accessories sectors is unparalleled and their list of clients includes both well known established fashion houses as well as emerging designers and brands.


While Scarlett Recruitment focuses on a clientele that primarily operates in the B2B space selling product to retailers, they also supplement the Trak business with specialist candidates within design, development and production. The Scarlett Recruitment database also extends to a number of other specialist functions including graphic artists and designers, fabric buyers, production and manufacturing (such as spec techs and patternmakers), QC and QA, supply chain as well as all levels of sales/marketing such as brand management, account management and Sales Director roles. Recognising the importance of creativity and fresh ideas their candidate community and contacts comes from across Australia as well as the UK, Europe, USA & Asia.


Click here for more information on Scarlett Recruitment.