Pacific Brands has revealed plans to consolidate its New Zealand product management and operations teams and its Jockey division into a new unit based in Australia.

A spokesperson for the company told just-style that the move will encompass marketing, design, product and category support for the Jockey brand, which is based in Auckland, as well as the New Zealand product management and operations teams' responsibilities.

He said the functions will be housed at the company's Australian centre of excellence, which will ensure a "more co-ordinated approach to the whole underwear category involving all of our underwear brands".

Some 19 staff will be affected by the move, but he said that the company is working with staff to explore redeployment opportunities.

Pacific Brands recently booked an A$131.5m net loss for the financial year as it was hit by a series of impairment and restructuring costs.