In the late 1800’s, the body of an unidentified woman was pulled from the Seine River, in France. The drowned woman’s face had a hint of a smile – very similar to the famous painting of the Mona Lisa.
In fact, the pathologist was so incredibly smitten by the woman’s face, he made a plaster cast of it.
This death mask became extremely popular in France and was sold across the country.
A year later, a toy manufacturer was asked to create a doll to be used as a CPR mannequin. Needing a face for the body, the toy manufacturer remembered the death mask he’d seen at his grandparents’ home.
And that is the story behind “Rescue Annie” – the face that has been ‘kissed’ millions upon millions of times!
PS: CPR, trainees are taught to ask “Annie, are you OK?” while practicing resuscitation techniques.
The chorus of Michael Jackson’s song, “’Smooth Criminal’ was, in fact, inspired by Rescue Annie!
What does this have to do with Match and Fable’s latest role? Nothing, really.
While you’re ‘here’, Jeanne Agius is looking for a Marketing Manager to join our client’s team.
POSITION: MARKETING MANAGER LOCATION: TORONTO (98% WFH) INDUSTRY: LOGISTICS
All activities related to conceptualizing & implementing market strategy and achieving targets
Develop marketing plan, strategies, tactics, and resources to achieve business objectives
Transform marketing function into a highly strategic asset
Manage creative personnel + marketing assets to deliver on-brand & consistent work products
Manage behavioural insights to support design, development, and implementation of messaging, services, and creative projects
Oversee and provide direction regarding market and competitor analysis
Support other business areas and programs for both acquisition and retention marketing
Provide leadership, direction, and management of the market research function
Create and manage a system to track, measure, and analyze performance
Ensure marketing communications are coordinated and support overall business objectives
Support + advise Executive Team in development of affiliations and partnership arrangements
Provide marketing expertise to company by developing + managing a capable marketing team
Collaborate and work closely with other C-suite executive team members
5+ years’ experience + a demonstrated track record of accomplishments in marketing and planning roles, managing multiple talent resources, communications channels, creative projects, and organizational systems
University Degree in Business, Marketing, or a related field
Administration and Management: Knowledge of business + management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, HR modelling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources
Communications and Media: Knowledge of media production, communication + dissemination techniques and methods
A creative thinker and proven leader with a track record of translating thinking into action plans and results
Leadership and people management skills with the ability to successfully inspire, lead and scale large teams within a fast-paced environment where continuous improvement is critical
DESIRED CANDIDATE PROFILE:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative attitude
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong management and leadership skills
Ability to create, implement, and monitor plans and budgets
Thorough understanding of methods used to market ideas, solutions, services, and products
In October 2013, a Chinese real estate developer, Tan Youhui offered a contract killer (Hitman #1) $280,000 to murder his competitor, Mr. Wei … who had recently filed a lawsuit against him.
Hitman #1 pocketed half the money and subcontracted the job to another killer (Hitman #2), for $140,000. Hitman #2 followed suit and offered a lesser amount to Hitman #3. Hitman #3 skimmed a chunk of that money for himself and offered even less to Hitman #4. Hitman #4 did the same, presenting Hitman #5 with a measly 5% of the original amount ($14,000).
Hitman #5 got cold feet and contacted Mr. Wei – offering to help him fake his death. The two men staged the murder and Hitman #5 sent the pictures to #4 who sent them to #3, and so on!
At the same time, Mr. Wei contacted the police who arrested all the hired guns, as well as the real estate developer. Tan was sentenced to 5 years and each of the hitmen received between 2 and 4 years of jail time.
What does this have to do with Match and Fable’s latest role? Nothing really.
That said, our client is looking for a General Manager for their Protective Services Division – in the Province of Quebec. And they’re looking for someone who will get ‘the job’ done! 😉
Our client is one of North America’s premiere security companies. They help their clients mitigate risk – allowing them to focus on their core service offering.
They’re looking for a General Manager to direct the company’s Protective Services Division – in Quebec.
The GM will lead 5 direct reports, cascading to a Field-Ops contingent of nearly 500 guards! The candidate we’re looking for must have experience in the security industry. We’re looking for someone with personality and a “roll-up your sleeves” attitude.
POSITION: GENERAL MANAGER (QUEBEC) INDUSTRY: PROTECTIVE SERVICES OFFICE: MONTREAL
Responsible for day-to-day management of company’s Quebec branches (Montreal + Quebec City)
Client relations for major logo clientele, new job startups, transitions of accounts, and employee relations
Regular contact with clients, proactive problem resolution, and oversight regarding daily client challenges
Oversee day-to-day operations of Quebec branches, specifically coaching, developing, and guiding the branch staff to perform effectively
Supervision of staff, ensuring company policies and procedures are in place, administer coaching and disciplinary actions, and provide support to branch staff in execution of their roles
P&L accountability for Protective Services division in Quebec
Ensure operational excellence and flawless execution in service delivery
Build relationships with front line staff and demonstrate a ‘hands-on’ approach
5+ years in a similar, leadership position … within the security industry
Client is willing to entertain Operations Managers / Service Managers / Area Managers or Client Services Managers who are ready to step into this role but haven’t had the opportunity with their current employer
Ability to inspire a team and build consensus to promote a common goal
Persuasive and able to adapt communication style to both audience and situation
Strong critical thinking and business acumen + a high level of confidentiality
Excellent time management & collaborative skills
BASE SALARY: $100,000 – $110,000 BONUS: 25% of base salary ON-TARGET EARNINGS: $125,000 – $137,500 OTHER: benefits + rrsp + car allowance
If you’re qualified for this role … the ball is in your court.
1: Email your resume to Paul Litschko at; firstname.lastname@example.org. 2: Ensure the subject line reads; 5 HITMEN – (15G22MTCHFBL) 3: Based on the job description … explain how you are a fit for this role.
On February 10, 1840, Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The ceremony took place at St. James Palace, marking the first marriage of a reigning English Queen since Queen Mary, in 1554.
English aristocrats were outraged – but you’ll be surprised by the source of that rage. Now, Victoria’s mother and Prince Albert’s father, happened to be brother and sister (making the couple first cousins) – but that wasn’t a big deal, at all!
The indignation was fueled by something more ominous – the bride’s audacity to wear a white wedding gown!
You see, royal wedding gowns were usually red, and the colour white symbolized mourning. Soon after, the white wedding gown gained increasing popularity.
Sidenote: Queen Victoria wasn’t the first royal to wear a white wedding dress – that claim falls to Princess Philippa of England, in 1406 (and Mary Queen of Scots, in 1558)!
What does this have to do with Match and Fable’s latest role? Nothing, really.
While you’re ‘here’, Jeanne Agius is looking for a Director, Digital Marketing to join our client’s Toronto team. The role will lead a mix of direct content creation, web development, social media, and promotional activities.
The position will be responsible for 2-3 direct reports and is a fully on-site role.
POSITION: DIRECTOR, DIGITAL MARKETING LOCATION: TORONTO, ONTARIO INDUSTRY: LUXURY DESIGN
Develop and manage the annual digital marketing strategy and plan
Ensure consistency across all brand touchpoints
Guide website feature development, website content, and merchandising across all brands
Strong understanding of digital development – including content and merchandising
Manage various platforms including social media + asset management tools
Define, prioritize, and implement new features and functionality across all digital assets
Optimize external digital platform performance – including Artsy + First Dibs
Identify + promote technologies to support digital growth and development
Manage SEO + SEM + Social Ads + AdWords
Format content for digital promotions including email + social advertising
Analyze + interpret data to measure impact and create reporting systems for brand + brand partnerships
Collaborate with partners to implement content including copywriting + photography + blog posts + video
Develop insights + strategies based on a deep understanding of our clients and competition, to drive business through web-based platforms
Work with sales and support teams, and internal creative team + externally with vendors, partners + clients
Lead digital marketing team (Performance Management + Coaching + Day-to-Day support
Implement Social Media strategy, ensuring alignment + consistency across platforms, including Instagram, Pinterest, Little Red Book, and WeChat
Consistent platform and content optimization
Undergraduate degree or diploma
5+ years of relevant experience
Portfolio of writing samples
Demonstrated knowledge of design industry + relationships with media
Conversant in UX/UI
Strong organization and planning + proven ability to lead a team + passion for design
French, German, Mandarin, or another second language, an asset
On August 11, 1953, Terry Gene Bollea was born in Augusta, Georgia. Years later, he met brothers, Jack and Jerry Brisco at a local gym. The brothers introduced Bollea to small circuit wrestling in Southeast USA.
Eventually, Terry caught the eye of Vince McMahon Sr., (owner of the World Wrestling Federation) and McMahon offered Bollea the opportunity to join the WWF.
At 6’ 8” and weighing 303 pounds, Bollea decided to assume the stage name – “Hulk Hogan”.
Hogan won his debut match against Andre the Giant and became an instant fan favourite of wrestling fans – across the globe.
In 1984, he defeated the Iron Sheik to win the championship belt and sky-rocketed to super-stardom!
“Hulkamania” dominated the pop culture scene for much of the decade!
What does this have to do with Match and Fable’s latest role? Well … nothing, really.
That said, Janna French is looking for a talented, Account Executive to run a little “Hulkamania” of their own … selling transportation solutions for our client, in Winnipeg!
1: Email your resume to Janna French at; email@example.com. 2: Ensure the subject line reads; HULKAMANIA – 11G22MTCHFBL. 3: Based on the job description … tell Janna specifically … why you’re a fit for this role.
The Venus Flytrap is a carnivorous plant, native to North and South Carolina. It grows to about 5 inches in diameter and each plant has about 6 stems with hinged leaves (that’s the trap).
This clever little plant lures insects with its red lining and sweet-smelling nectar.
When the insect lands inside its jaws, the plant doesn’t clamp down right away. Only when the plant senses a second movement does its jaw snap shut. And, on the insect’s third movement the Venus Flytrap will start to digest.
It takes between 5 and 12 days for the trap to re-open.
Sidenote: Only ~0.2% of flowering plants in the world are carnivorous (accounting for just over 600 species). Another sidenote: the Venus Flytrap can eat a tiny frog!
What does this have to do with Match and Fable’s latest role? Not much, really.
That said, while we’re talking about plants, Match and Fable would like to tell you about Paul Litschko’s latest mandate – a Plant Manager for our client, in Burlington!
POSITION: PLANT MANAGER LOCATION: BURLINGTON REPORTS TO: VP, OPERATIONS RESPONSIBILITIES:
As a member of the management team, the Plant Manager is responsible for planning + organizing + directing all manufacturing, maintenance, and warehouse activities.
Develop policies and procedures designed to improve safety + increase productivity + assure quality + reduce downtime + mitigate production discrepancies.
Improve processes to reduce overall costs and enhance client satisfaction, through strong leadership and decision-making skills – while boosting employee safety.
Bachelor’s degree in business management (or related field)
10 years of supervisory experience (leading a team in industrial manufacturing)
Familiarity with Lean manufacturing principles
Knowledge of materials management, purchasing, and quality systems
Strong background in workplace safety leadership
Organized and process driven
Experienced with driving accountability and execution
BASE SALARY: $110,000 – $120,000 OTHER: comprehensive benefits + rrsp + vacation + eap + education assistance program
Long ago, before the internet, television and radio, the single source of information for most people was the good old newspaper. And while we’ve all heard the saying “Extra! Extra! Read all about it” – most people don’t know how this phrase came into existence.
You see, newspapers were published daily. And, in order to be printed, there needed to be a deadline – so publishers could send it off to the presses.
As we all know, the world doesn’t turn based on publishing schedules. Often, major events (deaths of Presidents or declarations of war) occurred – post deadline.
As such, newspapers would publish an extra edition. Paperboys would shout the phrase on street corners to drum-up enthusiasm and ultimately – sell more papers!
What does this have to do with Match and Fable’s latest role? Nothing, really.
That said, Janna French has a great opportunity for a Logistics Coordinator in Edmonton or Calgary.
POSITION: LOGISTICS COORDINATOR LOCATION: CALGARY OR EDMONTON
Revenue generation via impeccable customer service patterning + front-line communications
Utilize a “hunter” mindset to effectively find both freight & carriers
Work with various departments, vendors + carriers to launch, optimize and deliver on existing client needs
Gain a thorough understanding of the Canadian & American FTL & Heavy Haul trucking marketplace
Build lasting partnerships with clients + act as a key ambassador of the organization
2+ years’ experience in Freight Logistics, 3PL, FL, LTL, Air, Ocean, Customs, Specialized + Over Dimensional
Motivated, well organized, able to work in high-pressure, ever-changing environments and effectively / collaborate with various vendors, carriers, departments
Strong analytical & problem-solving skill sets
Solid understanding of Canadian and USA geography, marketplace trends in the transportation industry
Effective communicative skill sets
Strong ability to source freight opportunities & match that freight to carriers
1: Email your resume to Janna French at; firstname.lastname@example.org. 2: Ensure the subject line reads; EXTRA EXTRA – (8G22MTCHFBL) 3: Based on the job description … explain how you are a fit for this role.
In 1986, wanted by police for 50 armed robberies, Valerio Viccei fled Italy, and arrived in London, England. The next year, he, and his accomplice, Parvez Latif walked into the KSDC and asked to rent a safe deposit box.
Once inside the vault, the men pulled out their pistols and overpowered the bank manager and his guards. They hung a ‘closed’ sign on the front door, while they ushered a few accomplices into the bank.
Ransacking the vault, the thieves fled with an estimated £60 million (nearly $200 million (USD) by today’s standards). Viccei then hopped on the next plane to South America – his riches in tow!
While in South America, Viccei began to yearn for the Ferrari Testarossa he had left behind in England. So, he made the decision to return to London and make arrangements to have his car shipped to his new home.
Needless to say – not the best idea he ever had. Upon returning to the UK, he was identified and arrested – and sentenced to 22 years in jail!
Long story short, he was deported to Italy in 1992 to serve the rest of his sentence. In April 2000, while on a day pass from prison, he met his demise – in a gunfight with police.
What does this have to do with Match and Fable’s latest role? Nothing really!
That said, while you’re here, if you’re a Senior Operations Leader in the transportation industry, in the GTA (or open to relocating there) … Janna French wants to speak with you!
POSITION: DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS REPORTS TO: VICE-PRESIDENT & GM LOCATION: BRAMPTON, ONTARIO RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop and grow team to ensure Operations Department remains efficient & effective
Manage ‘on-road’ challenges + ensure all appointments are met within designated timelines
Responsible for hiring + management of Operations staff
Participate in special projects
Conduct annual performance appraisals for management and operational staff
Equipment control, including planning equipment replacement and type to maximize profitability
Some travel across Canada, as required
Continuous assessment of company reports and results + departmental goals and objectives
After a decade as a cowboy, he claimed he spent two years studying alongside a Hopi medicine man in Arizona. During his “apprenticeship”, Stanley claimed he was introduced to the medicinal properties of snake oil.
Stanley began peddling his own version of Snake Oil Liniment at medicine shows across America.
A consummate showman, Stanley would stand before a crowd, kill a few snakes, and mix his potion … as mesmerized onlookers opened their wallets, paying 50 cents per bottle – (about $20 in 2022).
He claimed his cure-all treated virtually anything – from headaches to arthritis to sciatica! The “Rattlesnake King” eventually established production facilities in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Short story shorter, in 1917 federal investigators seized a shipment of Stanley’s concoction and found it to contain mineral oil, a fatty oil, red pepper and turpentine – and not even one single drop of snake oil!
Stanley was fined $20 for “misbranding” his product as a pain remedy and ‘slithered’ away into oblivion.
What does this have to do with Match and Fable’s latest role? Well, nothing really.
That said, now that we have your attention, we’d like to tell you about Match and Fable’s latest role. Mate Pavkovic is looking for a Patent Clerk in Toronto. (The role is based 70% WFH).
The Patent Clerk will coordinate both internally and externally for the patent application process by:
1. Preparing and executing clients’ instructions for patent application. 2. Informing and coordinating next steps in the application process.
The Patent Clerk will have experience in a high-volume setting, be able to execute clients’ directives and track clients’ applications in the CIPO, WIPO, and USPTO application systems.
The Patent Clerk will be familiar with Application Data Sheets, Power of Attorney, Information Disclosure, and Assignment documents.
Additionally, the Patent Clerk will need to coordinate meetings, organize the application process for clients and company partners, open and close client files, have experience in billing and keep track of client information.
POSITION: PATENT CLERK LOCATION: TORONTO
Prepare and file Canadian, PCT and US Applications (Convention Priority, Divisional & National Phase Entry) including Application Data Sheet, Power of Attorney, Information Disclosure Form, and Assignment Docs
Have experience with CIPO, WIPO, and USPTO electronic filing systems
Prepare office action responses to challenges that arise during prosecution of their patents
Process, review, report and help navigate the client through the prosecution documentation
Track and advise clients re: next steps, due dates, and execute the client’s instructions
Coordinate meetings, track e-files, open / close client files, maintain client contact information and billings
Advise internally about clients’ application process
3+ years’ experience in a similar role – in a high-volume work environment
Excellent collaboration skills + ability to work independently
Attention to detail and working knowledge of IP docketing and billing software
Proficient in Microsoft Suite of products
Excellent communication skills both written and spoken
SALARY: $80,000 – $85,000 OTHER: health benefits + rrsp + 70% work from home + 3 weeks’ vacation
INTERESTED & QUALIFIED?
1: Email your resume to Mate Pavkovic at; email@example.com. 2: Ensure the subject line reads; SNAKE OIL – 7G22MTCHFBL. 3: Based on the job description, tell Mate specifically, why you’re a fit for this role.
In August 1945, a group of spectators gathered in Buñol, Spain (pop. 9,000) to enjoy the annual “Giants & Big-Heads Parade”, in the Town Square.
At some point, the spectators decided to join in on the parade.
Long story short, one of the ‘official’ participant’s Big-Head fell off, and he flew into a rage. As there was a market stall of vegetables nearby, people started grabbing tomatoes and pelting each other with them, until local police stepped in.
The following year, several people took part in a pre-planned quarrel – bringing their own tomatoes from home. This marked the beginning to a yearly tradition that has grown to upwards of 40,000 participants!
‘La Tomatina’ has easily earned the distinction of the world’s largest food fight. The ‘fight’ begins at 10:00am and lasts for one hour. Approximately 150,000 tomatoes (88,000 pounds) are splattered.
PS: Surprisingly, the town of Buñol doesn’t even grow tomatoes!
What does this have to do with Match and Fable’s latest role? Well, nothing at all.
That said, while we have your attention, Match and Fable would like to tell you about Paul Litschko’s latest role. He is looking for a Health & Safety Coordinator for our Burlington-based client!
POSITION: HEALTH & SAFETY COORDINATOR LOCATION: BURLINGTON REPORTS TO: HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGER RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintain awareness of amendments to Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations, and make recommendations for their implementation
Assist in conducting risk analysis, hazard analysis, and physical demand analysis
Monitor adherence to company safety program by all employees, visitors, and contractors
Assist in planning, designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating safety programs