THE ‘MAN OF STEEL’ GENERAL MANAGER ROLE (OTE: $160,000 – $200,000+)

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Did you know Superman was actually co-created by a Canadian?

In 1933 … (along with his high school friend – Jerry Siegel) … Joe Shuster (a Toronto-born artist) created the character, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Other Canadian connections to the Superman empire include the premise that the Daily Planet was based on the Toronto Star … and the city of Metropolis was inspired by Toronto’s skyline.

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

That said … on this mandate … Danielle Giannattasio is looking for a ‘Man of Steel’ (could definitely be a ‘Woman of Steel’, as well) …  for our steel fabrication client, located in the Hamilton / Niagara Region.

POSITION:                GENERAL MANAGER
REPORTS TO:           EXECUTIVE TEAM
TERRITORY:             HAMILTON / NIAGARA REGION
INDUSTRY:                STEEL FABRICATION

SUMMARY:

The General Manager will be tasked with overhauling business operations with a hands-on approach.

They will use their industry knowledge and ‘know how’ to grow the business’ 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 utilize creative strategies to get ahead of the game … and take charge of 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!


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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


REQUIREMENTS: 

  • MUST HAVE: Experience (in a leadership role) 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


REMUNERATION:

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


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

  1. Please send your resume to Danielle Giannattasio at dgiannattasio@matchfable.com.
  2. Ensure the subject line of your email reads THE ‘MAN OF STEEL’ ROLE – 8L71MTCHFBL
  3. In a short email … please tell Danielle how your experience fits what we’ve outlined above.

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THE ‘OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS’ ROLE (OTE: $82,500+)

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Growing up in my neighborhood, there came a time … usually around the age of 10, when you longed to graduate from being looked at as a little kid … to having what we considered to be the ultimate ‘street cred’.

That rite of passage was none other than … ‘Nicky-Nicky 9 Doors’!

‘Nicky-Nicky 9 Doors’ (also known as … ‘Ding-Dong-Ditch’) had 4 simple rules;

RULE #1:
It had to ‘go down’ on a Saturday night … and only after dark.
(If you had to be home “when the street lights came on” … you effectively disqualified yourself).

RULE #2:
You couldn’t just knock on the screen door … it had to be the ‘real’ door!
(Having to open the screen door wasted precious seconds … elevating the odds of getting caught).

RULE #3:
You had to knock 3 times and clearly say the word ‘steamboat’ in between knocks.
(A combination of ringing the doorbell while knocking would elevate you to legend status)!

RULE #4:
You couldn’t pick the house … that was decided for you, and the house usually fell into one of three categories;

It was the house everyone thought was ‘haunted’ … the house with two ferocious pit bulls or, … God forbid … Mr. Watson’s place!
(For the record … no one actually knew Mr. Watson’s real life story but the stories we’d heard as kids would paralyze you simply by having to walk by his house … much less having to make the trip to his porch)!

So … what does this have to do with my latest role? Nothing really.
That said … if you think about it … ‘Nicky-Nicky 9 Doors’ was my initiation into the world of cold-calling.

SUMMARY:

My client is a well-known brand … famous for developing wonderful sales professionals.
You’d be hard pressed to find a better organization to launch your sales career in the right direction.

If you’re tired of 100% commissioned sales roles or plying your trade in a dead end industry … you should consider this … ‘opportunity knocking’.

My client is looking for sales professionals with 1 to 2 years of hunter-type sales experience. They are also open to entertaining Inside Sales professionals, looking to step out from behind the desk and take on an Outside Sales position.

POSITION: SALES EXECUTIVE
REPORTING TO: REGIONAL SALES MANAGER
5 OPEN TERRITORIES: TORONTO, HAMILTON, SCARBOROUGH, LONDON, WINDSOR


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for building a client base through regular, territory sales calls
  • Prospect a geographic territory, targeting potential clients to initiate long-term partnerships
  • This role is 90% hunting and 10% farming
  • Provide consultative sales approach – creating value for both the client and the organization
  • Manage territory performance targets, while maintaining client satisfaction and overall results
  • Identify and prioritize high potential sales opportunities

REQUIREMENTS:

  • MUST HAVE: Post-secondary education
  • PREFERENCE FOR: 1-2 years of B2B sales experience
  • IF YOU ARE AWESOME: will consider 6 months of ‘hunting-type’ sales experience
  • The desire to immerse yourself and absorb the world-class sales training you will receive


REMUNERATION:

BASE SALARY: $47,500
ON-TARGET VARIABLE AT 100% OF PLAN: $35,000 (uncapped)
ON-TARGET EARNINGS: $82,500 (uncapped)
OTHER: RRSP + benefits + car allowance + gas card + cell allowance

WHAT NOW?

If you’re qualified for this role … the proverbial ball is in your court.
This is what happens next;

1st – I need you to email your resume to me at; mkrpan@matchfable.com.

2nd – Ensure the subject line reads; THE ‘OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS’ ROLE – (#21.D.71-HHK)

3rd – I beg you to please, please, please not send me a previously prepared, generic email … where you simply change the “Dear Insert Name” portion.

4th – This one is critical! Based on my job description … tell me specifically what makes you a legitimate contender.

MY BLOG: www.headhunterkrpan.blog
MY WEBSITE: www.matchfable.com