THE ‘ROPE-A-DOPE’ ROLE (OTE: $110,000 – $121,000)


On October 30, 1974 in Kinshasa, Zaire … 60,000 spectators gathered to watch George Foreman (the undefeated world heavyweight champion) and Muhammad Ali (the former champion) square off against one another … in what is widely considered the greatest sporting event of the 20th century.

The historic boxing event … dubbed “The Rumble in the Jungle” had Ali pegged as a 4-1 underdog.

Facing a physically superior competitor … Ali recognized he had little chance of victory if he tried to trade blows with Foreman. As such, he had a secret plan … and as the second round commenced … Ali put his never before seen “Rope-a-Dope” plan into action.

Leaning back on the ropes and covering his head, Ali allowed Foreman to punch at his arms and his body. Weathering a storm of punches … Ali would deliver a flurry of strategic shots, once George had grown tired.

Foreman didn’t realize the amount of energy he was expending while landing largely ineffective strikes.

And … as the 8th round was winding down … Ali delivered a final flurry of punches to an energy-depleted Foreman … sending the exhausted champion to the canvas!

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

That said, while our client isn’t looking for a prized pugilist … they are looking for an individual who can deliver expertise, strategy and creativity to their organization in the capacity of a National Manager, Logistics.



The National Manager, Logistics will optimize the organization’s transportation network by leveraging existing infrastructure + alternative modes of transportation to meet client commitments and provide optimum service. Collaborating with Operations and Sales … the focus will be to improve service levels by identifying efficiencies.


  • Analyze transportation service offerings (on both client and vendor sides) in to increase efficiencies
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to develop plans to address gaps in service, cost and market rates
  • Develop transportation team via training and implementation of best practices
  • Collaborate with internal departments to review inbound costs and advise on strategies to reduce costs
  • Identify alternative inbound schedules and loading procedures to improve efficiency of receiving activities
  • Conduct meetings with stakeholders to review receiving costs, metrics and trends
  • Review delivery schedules, order availability and client commitments … and propose appropriate solutions
  • Analyze company’s delivery service offering + customer inputs + individual carrier performance
  • Monitor transportation services + costs … to identify trends and highlight areas of improvement
  • Develop dynamic costing model to assign transportation costs to specific accounts to evaluate profitability
  • Negotiate freight rates + services with carriers + review existing service + manage relations with suppliers
  • Prepare feasibility studies for product distribution
  • Analyze purchasing of the company’s private truck and automobile fleets
  • Ensure procedures are in place for transportation conditions … ie; temperature, humidity, lighting controls, sanitation, to maintain quality and safe distribution of company’s products, (as per GUI-0069 Guidelines for Temperature Control of Drug Products during Storage and Transportation)


  • MUST HAVE: 10 to 15 years’ experience in transportation / logistics industry
  • MUST HAVE: 5 years’ experience in a management capacity
  • MUST HAVE: Post-secondary education + a professional designation CITT
  • Extensive experience dealing with transportation service providers for all modes of transportation within Canada including; couriers, common carriers, dedicated carriers, air carriers … and rail
  • Experience in cross-border shipping + strong planning skills + MS Excel + knowledge of AS400


BASE SALARY: $100,000 – $110,000
MBO: up to 10%
ON-TARGET EARNINGS: $110,000 – $121,000
OTHER: benefits + rrsp

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

  1. Send your resume to Zafreen Kassam at
  2. Ensure subject line of your email reads; ROPE-A-DOPE – 1A91MTCHFBL
  3. In a short email … please tell Zafreen how your experience fits what we’ve outlined above.