Grow Your Future

Your potential is our job

We’re pleased you’re here. 

Now, let us introduce ourselves.


Who we are

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Nicola Crocco | Director

With an established reputation as an executive search and recruitment professional, I have spent over 15 years of my career working within Australia’s Consumer sector.  The spectrum of my experience covers specialist and emerging roles, functional heads, and General Managers through to C-level appointments across Retail, Wholesale eCommerce, FMCG and Services.

I am invested in the long-term ambitions of every person and business I partner with.  You will find that I approach these relationships with great care, commitment and persistence to achieve enduring outcomes for all. 

Have a look at what we do for further insight into the types of roles we recruit.

Lisa Canning | Director

For the past 20 years, I have been entrusted to build careers and teams across Australia’s Consumer sector.  I recruit the gamut of disciplinary roles found in the engine rooms of Retail, Wholesale, eCommerce, FMCG, and Services organisations of all sizes and stages of their evolution.

You will find I make a heavy investment into understanding the people and organisations I partner with and I combine this with an intrinsic commitment to treating people with respect and dignity to achieve the right results, in the right way.

Have a look at what we do for further insight into the types of roles we recruit.


The Talent Effect Story

We founded Talent Effect in May 2020 when we saw an overwhelming demand for a different type of recruitment agency; one that operates with nimbleness, empathy, connection and full accountability.  Talent Effect was born from our shared philosophy that connecting talent to the right career opportunities has lasting effects that ripple into people’s futures and the organisations they work for. 

Our butterfly logo is carefully chosen to represent our belief that small things can have large impacts.  It also reflects our belief in the potential of others and their ability to emerge as different versions of themselves when they are placed into the right environments.  The ‘talent effect’ is real, and we are privileged to play a part in making it happen.

At an economic time where the face of employment and work is changing, we see the opportunity for the combined force and maturity of our recruitment expertise coupled with our care for people to make a difference.

We are crystal clear about the vision, mission and values that underpin Talent Effect, because they encapsulate why and how we do what we do, every day - spoken from our hearts.


Our Vision | Our Why

We believe in the potential and dignity of people.


What we do

We search, source, engage, understand, and recruit the talent that will positively effect careers and companies, Australia-wide.  We take a long-term view to our approach, ensuring that every introduction we make is a good meeting of the minds, regardless of the outcome.

We specialise in the Consumer sector including Retail, Wholesale, eCommerce, FMCG and Services.  Our immersion in all facets of our sector allows us to stay at the cutting-edge of industry developments and trends.  With 35 years of combined experience talking to the talent that makes the Consumer sector in this country thrive, we know who’s who.  We also know who to ask to find the talent that we need to know about.

The roles we recruit mirror the organisational structures of our partners with a strong emphasis on evolving disciplinary areas such as Digital and eCommerce.


Digital & eCommerce

GM Digital

GM eCommerce

eCommerce Trading - including Product Information Management, CX/UX, Campaign Management

Digital Performance - including Digital Marketing, CRM, SEO, Paid, Social and Search, Loyalty, Customer Retention, EDM, Marketing Automation

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GM Marketing

Marketing Manager

Brand Manager

CRM Manager

Loyalty Manager

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GM Operations

State, Territory or Regional Manager

Area Manager

Senior Store Manager

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GM Merchandise


Category Manager

Product Development Manager

Product Manager

Assistant Buyer

Assistant Category Manager

Assistant Product Manager


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GM Planning

Merchandise Planner

Space Planner

Demand Planner

Allocation Analyst

Inventory Analyst


Human Resources & Learning

GM Human Resources

GM Learning and Development

Human Resources Manager or Business Partner

Learning and Development Consultant

Instructional Designer

Talent Acquisition Manager

Talent Acquisition Consultant

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Managing Director

General Manager

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Customer Officer