THE ‘MIRACLE’ ROLE (OTE: $175,000 – $185,000+)

MIRACLE

Herbert Paul Brooks Jr. was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1937 and had a moderately successful career as a hockey player. However, once he hung up his skates and took a position behind the bench … his name would be etched into hockey history!

On February 22, 1980 … in Lake Placid, New York, the hockey team Brooks had pieced together from a patchwork of American college and other amateur players took to the ice in the semi-final game … against an all-star line up from the Soviet Union.

His group of underdogs pulled-off one of the most miraculous upsets in hockey history.
They defeated the USSR by a score of 4-3 … in what is commonly referred to as … ‘The Miracle on Ice’.

When the host of ABC’s Wide World of Sports, Jim McKay was asked to describe what viewers had just witnessed; he said … “That may be the greatest upset in sports history” … adding it was the equivalent of an all-star football team of Canadian college boys beating the Pittsburgh Steelers – (who had just won their fourth Super Bowl in six years)!

What does this have to do with Match and Fable’s latest role?
Not much … really!

That said … just as Brooks’ clear and competent leadership inspired these young men to accomplish the impossible … our client is looking for strong ‘leadership capacity’ in their next Director, Operations – (and … sprinkling in a few miracles … every now and then, wouldn’t hurt)!

SUMMARY:

This Director, Operations is ultimately responsible for the operation of 4 manufacturing plants (3 in Ontario and 1 in Quebec. Our client is looking for a ‘hands-on” leader … not an arm chair quarterback!

The mandate is simple:
Ensure all 4 Plants operate at maximum efficiency & productivity, while adhering to all laws, protection of employees’ safety and product safety.

POSITION:        DIRECTOR, OPERATIONS
REPORTS TO:   SENIOR DIRECTOR, OPERATIONS
OFFICE:             MISSISSAUGA
INDUSTRY:       MANUFACTURING

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide operational guidance to Plant Managers and staff – across 4 manufacturing facilities
  • Work with Plant Managers, Supervisors, Engineering and Suppliers to reduce operational cost, utilities and raw materials
  • Along with Plant Managers … determine goals for individual plants and monitor effectiveness
  • Conduct annual performance reviews with the Plant Managers and their supervising staff
  • Monitor daily operational systems and processes of plants versus efficiency goals (adjusting processes, as necessary)
  • Maintain active relationships with all Plant Department Heads … and review KPIs … ensuring goals are met
  • Search for areas of opportunity in reviewing results … to find “tweaks” in processes to bolster performance
  • Provide feedback on union actives and be fully involved in grievances when they reach arbitration

REQUIREMENTS

  • HIGHLY PREFERRED: Post-secondary Diploma or Degree in Engineering
  • MUST HAVE: 8+ years’ experience in Senior Management Operational capacity (must have led direct reports)
  • Experienced with Electrical Control Design and PLC software systems
  • Skilled in production, quality, labour management, employee relations, customer relations and finance
  • Proven experience in the ability in plant and process improvements
  • Exquisite time management / planning skills (to implement and complete projects)
  • Budget planning and maintaining
  • Proven experience formulating innovative solutions
  • Excellent communication skills and proven negotiating skills with suppliers and labour / unions
  • Working knowledge of Safety, Environmental and Quality Standards
  • Technical support for plant engineering and maintenance departments
  • Able to balance multiple projects simultaneously … and work under pressure to achieve project completion timelines
  • Ability to travel (not a heavy travel schedule) to all 4 Canadian plants … (and occasionally, to USA)
  • And finally … the ability (and desire) to ‘get the job done’ when extenuating circumstances inevitably arise.

REMUNERATION

BASE SALARY RANGE: $140,000 – $150,000
ON-TARGET MBO: $35,000 (can earn more, for over achievement)
ON-TARGET EARNINGS:
$175,000 – $185,000
OTHER: benefits + rrsp contribution + company vehicle package (Director Level)

WHAT NOW?

If you ‘tick the boxes’ with respect to the qualifications for this role … the ball is in your court. And … this is what happens next;

1 – Email your resume to Mark Krpan at; mkrpan@matchfable.com
2 – Ensure the subject line of your email reads; MIRACLE – 19J19MTCHFBL
3 – Based on the job description … please tell Mark specifically, what makes you a legitimate contender.

THE ‘KNOCKER-UPPER’ ROLE (OTE: $150,000 – $160,000)

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In 18th century Britain … alarm clocks were neither reliable … nor cheap!
Even so … people still had to make sure they woke up on-time to get to work!
So … what did they do?

Well … they did what all their neighbours were doing.
They hired a “knocker-upper” to rouse them from their slumber.

This individual would carry a baton and knock on clients’ doors.
If clients lived on higher floors … they’d use a long stick … (often made from bamboo) to reach their bedroom windows.
The “knocker-upper” wouldn’t leave a client’s window until they were certain their client had climbed out of bed.

In return, the knocker-up would be paid a few pence a week.
Talk about a lousy job!?!?

What does this have to do with Match and Fable’s latest role?
Well, nothing. Nothing at all.

This role is certainly not lousy … and the remuneration is a far cry from a few pence per week! Our client is looking for a senior, technical sales professional with experience selling into Tier 1 automotive.

POSITION:        SENIOR AUTOMATION SALES PROFESSIONAL
LOCATION:       BARRIE / NEWMARKET AREA
INDUSTRY:       AUTOMATION SYSTEMS
CALLING ON:  TIER 1 AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY (+ OTHER INDUSTRIES)

SUMMARY:

Our client is a World Class manufacturer of automation systems for industrial, commercial and service & assembly sectors. Their products and level of experience coupled with their focus on client satisfaction truly sets them apart.

They’re looking for an experienced and highly technical sales professional with experience selling automation & welding processes for manufacturing & production all types of businesses.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • New business acquisition and building a client base through regular sales calls
  • Pro-actively target Tier 1 automotive clients … to initiate long-term partnerships
  • Particular focus to expand client base … outside of automotive industry
  • Provide a consultative sales approach and respond to RFPs, RFIs and RFQs
  • Manage territory performance and identify & prioritize high potential sales opportunities
  • Mentor, coordinate and manage team of application engineers
  • Strat & BP initiatives, plan development & execution


REQUIREMENTS:

  • MUST HAVE: Engineering degree (Mechanical, Industrial or Mechatronics)
  • MUST HAVE: 10+ years of technical sales experience, selling automation
  • Experience responding to RFPs, RFIs and RFQs
  • Experience selling complex automation solutions … at senior levels
  • Experience leading a team of application engineers
  • NICE TO HAVE: Experience in pulp molding
  • NOTE: Client may consider candidates who have similar experience outside of Tier 1 Automotive.


REMUNERATION:

BASE SALARY: $110,000 – $120,000
ON-TARGET VARIABLE: $40,000 (uncapped)
ON-TARGET EARNINGS: $150,000 – $160,000
OTHER: car allowance + benefits

INTERESTED?  Then … there are 3 things we need from you;

1.  Please send your resume to Mark Krpan at mkrpan@matchfable.com.
2.  Ensure subject line of your email reads; THE KNOCKER-UPPER – 3A91-MTCHFBL
3.  In a short email … explain how your experience fits what we’ve outlined above.