THE ‘3 DOLLAR PISTOL’ ROLE (OTE: $140,000 – $155,000+)


Not a term heard often these days … unless you hang around Match and Fable’s offices!
One of it’s meanings refers to something being ‘hot’ … as in, attractive or desirable.
For example, “Match and Fable is hotter than a 3-dollar pistol”!

But, where did the term originate?
Well, back in the mid-1800’s … gun manufacturers like; Remington, Smith & Wesson and Winchester were selling a boat load of pistols.

As is often the case … counterfeiters saw an opportunity to capitalize … and make a quick buck.

To keep their pistol prices super low … their manufacturing processes and standards were naturally, extremely shoddy. Mismatched parts resulted in misaligned chambers and barrels … causing a slew of problems when fired! In fact, in some cases … these pistols would actually explode in the shooter’s hand!

What does this have to do with Match and Fable’s latest role?
Well … not much.
That said … this role is “hotter than a 3-dollar pistol” … and won’t last long!

SCOPE:                    ONTARIO


Reporting to the Director of Sales, the Ontario Sales Manager (OSM) will direct and manage a B2B sales team to support strategic and financial objectives, increase profitably, diversify the client base … and build and maintain relationships with both key clientele and vendors.


  • In conjunction with the Executive Team, the OSM will assist in strategic planning and execution of sales and marketing initiatives to integrate sustainable growth within existing and emerging markets
  • Mentor, coach and develop the B2B sales group to perfect their selling skills and achieve targets
  • Set clear objectives … remove legitimate roadblocks … and lead the charge!
  • Analyze sales activity and determine action plans to capitalize on opportunities and increase profitability
  • Establish targets for the team … based on company margin objectives and develop strategy to achieve
  • Prioritize and direct daily, weekly and monthly objectives, including sales activities, to ensure execution
  • Develop positive relationships with all levels, both client and vendor sides


  • 5+ years in a B2B sales management / leadership role
  • An additional 5+ years of sales experience (in progressive roles)
  • A ‘fresh’ perspective to smartly challenge conventional operating procedures
  • Genuinely smart … with a desire to work in a results-oriented, client-centric environment
  • Strong leadership skills … a coach and motivator who can build relationships resulting in performance
  • Experience with SAP would be a great advantage


BASE SALARY: $120,000 – $130,000
ON-TARGET MBO: $20,000 – $25,000 (stretch target to $40,000 – $50,000)
ON-TARGET EARNINGS: $140,000 – $155,000
OTHER: car allowance + home office flex (after first 3 months) + benefits

INTERESTED?  There are 3 things we’ll need from you;

1. Please send your resume to Mark Krpan at
2. Ensure the subject line of your email reads; THE ‘3 DOLLAR PISTOL’ ROLE-2K81
3. In a short (but juicy) email … please tell Mark how your experience fits what we’ve outlined above.

THE ‘BREAK THE BANK’ ROLE (OTE: $92,000 – $105,000+)


In 1986 … Valerio Viccei fled Italy (as he was wanted for committing 50 armed robberies) and arrived in London England.

The following year, he and 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 ushering a few more 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 proceeded to hop on a plane headed for South America … with his riches in tow!

While in South America, Viccei began to pine over the Ferrari Testarossa he had left behind in England and decided to return and make arrangements to ship it to his new home.

Needless to say … not the best idea he ever had.

Upon returning to the UK, he was identified … captured … arrested … and sentenced to 22 years in jail!

Long story short … he was deported to Italy in 1992 to serve out the rest of his sentence.

In April 2000 … while on a day pass from prison … he was killed in a gunfight with police.

What does this have to do with Match and Fable’s latest role?
Not a single thing!

That said … since we have your attention … check out the Senior Operations Manager role we’re working on!

INDUSTRY:               SUPPLY CHAIN / 3PL


Our client is a North American warehousing and logistics organization. They work with all kinds of manufacturing companies and even become their retail arm for some clients!
They’re looking for a Senior Operations Manager who can deliver on a vision of change management.

This person will analyze the current operational state of the business and introduce process improvements across the Operation.  They will lead continuous improvement initiatives and help identify / implement SOP’s within Receiving, Warehousing, Distribution, Materials Management and Finished Goods Inventory.

Based from offices in London, Ontario … the SOM will lead a team of 12 individuals.

This is both a people management AND a change management role.

We’re looking for a tactical candidate who loves a new challenge and has the ability to both manage change AND change resistance; someone with a vision to define a future state of Operations and help lead and implement those changes!


  • Analyze current state of operations and introduce process improvements – across the board
  • Process mapping, new design layouts, labour standards, material planning, etc.)
  • Build, implement and maintain SOP’s and best practices throughout the Operation
  • Ensure Health & Safety, compliance and regulatory requirements are being met


  • MUST HAVE: 10 years of Operations Management experience
  • MUST HAVE: P&L experience; ability to lead with financial savvy; understanding of how Operational metrics tie-in to financial results
  • MUST HAVE: A proven ability to introduce and upgrade warehouse process and technology
  • BIG PLUS: Previous experience in a 3PL environment as well as Inventory Analysis (dead stock, shadow inventory, capacity planning, process flow, etc…)
  • BIG PLUS: Designations in supply chain logistics and/or Lean, Six Sigma
  • BIG PLUS: The ideal candidate may have a network of other high-performing talent to potentially bring over to the business


BASE SALARY: $80,000 – $90,000
ON-TARGET VARIABLE: $12,000 – $15,000
ON-TARGET EARNINGS: $92,000 – $105,000
OTHER: benefits + vacation + ‘family first’ culture

INTERESTED?  Then there are 4 things we need from you;

  1. Please send your resume to Sabrina Galli at
  2. Ensure the subject line of your email reads THE ‘BREAK THE BANK’ ROLE – MCHFBL11D81
  3. In a short email … please tell Sabrina how your experience fits what we’ve outlined above.
  4. Please include a link to your social media presence (LinkedIn etc …)


We used to think the term ‘honcho’ originated from the Spanish language.
Turns out … it doesn’t.

And get this … it actually comes from the Japanese word, ‘hancho’ meaning ‘group leader’!

What does this have to do with Match and Fable’s latest role?
A lot, actually!

Match and Fable is looking for a Head Honcho for one of our steel fabrication clients, located in the Hamilton / Niagara Region.

To be honest … they probably won’t be cool with calling you ‘The Head Honcho’ … so you’ll have to settle for … Divisional President.



The Divisional President call the shots!
And the mandate is to overhaul business operations via a hands-on approach.

You will use your industry knowledge to grow the company’s ability to take on projects from start to finish.

In an industry often dictated by the economy, our client is looking for a leader who isn’t afraid to implement creative strategies to get ahead of the game … and truly lead the market!

We’re looking for someone with;

  1. An intimate understanding of the steel fabrication business.
  2. The capacity to be engaged in all parts of the business … (not an arm chair quarterback)!
  3. The leadership experience to generate improvements across the business – soup to nuts!


  • Work with executive management, suppliers and union reps to leverage growth opportunities
  • Manage P&L and apply business acumen to decisions (Depreciation, ROI, Cash Flow, A/R, A/P)
  • Direct sales efforts to assist in account development and development of new markets
  • Review reports and take action to evaluate activities, costs, operations, budgets and forecasts
  • Negotiate pricing and issues with vendors
  • Maintain facility layout to promote safety, security, and productivity while leveraging space
  • Establish processes; 1:1’s, Team Calls, KPIs and determine how to best grow the business
  • Evaluate performance of personnel, develop goals … and provide formal and informal feedback
  • Promote an environment of empowerment, respect … and genuine accountability


  • MUST HAVE: Leadership experience within a steel fabrication environment
  • MUST HAVE: Understanding of project costing and estimation, purchasing of project materials and subcontract services and experience in contract negotiations and review of contract terms and conditions
  • MUST HAVE: Knowledge of union contracts and negotiations


BASE SALARY: $130,000 – $150,000
MBO POTENTIAL: $30,000 – $50,000 (UNCAPPED and tied to business performance)
ON-TARGET POTENTIAL: $160,000 – $200,000+
OTHER: benefits

There are 3 things we need from you;

  1. Please send your resume to Mark Krpan at
  2. Ensure the subject line of your email reads THE ‘HEAD HONCHO’ ROLE – 1D81MTCHFBL
  3. In a short email … please tell Mark how your experience fits what we’ve outlined above.