THE ‘HAPSBURG NAPKIN’ ROLE (OTE: $156,000 – $168,000)


Odds are, you’ve never heard of it.
Even so, it happens to be one of the world’s best kept secrets.

The Hapsburg Napkin’s origins trace back to the dining halls of Austro-Hungarian royalty.

Believe it or not … the instructions for the ‘royal act’ of folding the napkin are considered a top government secret in Austria!

And, while many have desperately tried to ‘crack the code’ … to date, no one has succeeded.

It’s believed, only two people in the world know the intricate directions … and they’ve sworn an oath to protect the mystery – at all costs!

There are no written instructions, anywhere. Go ahead … try and google it!
In fact, the secret is passed to a new individual only once death is imminent for one of the secret holders!

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

That said, Match and Fable’s latest mandate is for a HR Director who (by the very nature of the position) will be exposed to sensitive information and will very likely need to keep a few secrets of their own!



Our client is looking for a Director of HR to be based from their offices in Oakville.
The Director will manage 3 individuals; an HR Manager, an HR Generalist and an HR Coordinator.
We’re looking for a seasoned professional … with well-rounded experience.
Details are listed below … so, if you’ve got what we’re looking for … you know where to find us!


  • Act as a partner + consultant to with the management team – understanding the demands of the business
  • Partner with management to develop / implement HR strategies in support of business objectives
  • Support HR team and management with grievance management, contract interpretation / negotiation, resolving performance-related issues, conflict resolution and effective employment termination
  • Direct HR team + management + employees with respect to the application of HR policies and processes
  • Communicate organizational objectives & ensure dialogue planning & evaluations are properly completed
  • Participate in the annual Succession Planning and Compensation processes
  • Lead teams to address business opportunities or challenges (large projects, M&A’s and facility closures)


  • MUST HAVE: University Degree
  • NICE TO HAVE: Master’s Degree, CHRP + any other HR related designations or associations
  • MUST BE: Very well-versed in; Compensation + Recruitment + Organizational Effectiveness + Talent Development
  • Experience coaching and advising Senior Leaders
  • 10 – 15 years’ experience in HR with AT LEAST 5 years’ senior level, HR management experience
  • A confident personality … coupled with a high level of emotional intelligence
  • Strong knowledge of HR policies, procedures
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, SAP or HRIS system + advanced Excel skills
  • Strong leadership skills – ability to coach and mentor other HR professionals + share knowledge
  • Some local travel and approximately 6 – 8x / year to Quebec


BASE SALARY: $130,000 – $140,000
MBO: up to 20% ($26,000 – $28,000)
ON-TARGET EARNINGS: $156,000 – $168,000
OTHER: benefits + rrsp + vacation

INTERESTED?  Then 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 HAPSBURG NAPKIN – 2C20MTCHFBL
  3. In a short email … tell Mark how your experience fits the requirements of this role.



As the story goes, the world’s first restaurant opened in Paris, in 1765.
Mr. Boulanger … (a soup salesman, turned tavern keeper) opened its doors with a single-item on the menu – sheep’s feet simmered in white sauce!

Unlike other food-type businesses operating at the time, such as taverns (alcohol) and cafes (coffee) … his business focused on food. Naturally, the idea of ‘going out to eat’ was a foreign notion – as people had always eaten meals at home.

Here’s the real interesting part; Boulanger claimed his special dish would restore people’s health.
And … it just so happens, the French word for restore is, restaurer.
You can thank us later … but, now you know how the word ‘restaurant’ came to be!

By the way … a local food union sued Boulanger for infringing on their right to sell cooked food. The union ended up losing their case … and the years that followed saw restaurants pop up … all across the country.

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

That said, just yesterday … one of our favourite clients called Mark Vandyke to explain they’re in massive growth mode.  They need 5 (… yup, we just said, five) Restaurant Managers for their rapidly expanding operations.



Our client has been transformational in their approach to the hospitality industry.  With locations across North America, they’re always cutting-edge when it comes to providing the very best in terms of customer experience.

Match and Fable is proud to support their efforts as they continue to grow their team.


  • Handle day-to-day management of a restaurant
  • Provide leadership and instill pride among crewmembers
  • Establish and execute high standards of food quality and take steps to deliver great customer service
  • Manage staffing and scheduling needs
  • Administer management … and crewmember training


  • 3+ years’ experience in the hospitality or retail environment
  • Experience with P&L analysis
  • Ability to clear a background check
  • Capable of working flexible hours, days, shifts … including some holidays
  • Own reliable transportation


SALARY: $55,000
BONUS: $8,250 (paid quarterly)
OTHER: vacation + pension top up + great benefits program + other perks!

INTERESTED?  There are 3 things Mark Vandyke needs from you;

  1. Send your resume to Mark Vandyke at;
  2. Ensure the subject line of your email reads; SHEEP FEET – 18I91MTCHFBL
  3. In a short email … tell Mark how your experience fits what we’ve outlined above.

THE ‘SCRATCH’ ROLE (OTE: $75,000 – $86,000+)

The Scratch Role

In 1999, Bill Morgan, an Australian truck driver, was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident – and luckily … he survived! Unfortunately, he experienced an extreme, allergic reaction to the medication he was given … resulting in a massive heart attack!

Medical staff successfully revived Bill … but having been clinically dead for 14 minutes (and still lying in a coma) … doctors feared his brain damage would be too severe … and recommended he be removed from life support.

His family refused to “pull the plug” … and 12 days later, Bill woke up … feeling completely fine!

He quit driving trucks … found a new job … and asked his girlfriend to marry him – and she accepted.

Shortly thereafter … while at a local variety store … he purchased a scratch lottery ticket – and won a car!

A local TV station caught wind of Bill’s win (and given his incredible story) … decided to do a feature on him.

To re-enact the event … the TV crew asked Bill to buy and scratch another ticket … as they filmed.

As he was scratching the ticket, he stopped … looked at the camera and said … “I just won $250,000 … I’m not joking”!

And sure enough … he wasn’t!
Bill Morgan had just won the quarter million-dollar, grand prize!

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

That said … our CPG client is looking for a Key Account Manager to join their team … and if you have what they’re looking for … this may be your lucky day!



Our client has been in the office products space for more than 100 years … and they’re looking for a Key Account Manager to be responsible for sales targets for both existing and target accounts. (80% farming of existing clientele + 20% hunting of new clients).

Primary focus of the role is to increase sales, market share, and exposure of company’s brand.

Client is extremely interested in candidates who have relationships with companies including; Lowes, Home Depot, Costco, Acklands-Grainger and/or Fastenal.


  • Leverage sales resources to drive market intimacy and penetrate an existing account base
  • Strategically target new accounts to increase market share
  • Achieve annual sales targets and KPIs
  • Work with Marketing to develop sales promotions and introduce new products to market
  • Correspond with US counterparts to strategize and coordinate market strategy
  • Prepare and present retail planogram proposals and off-shelf promos
  • Manage account pricing and ensure timely delivery of solutions to client needs & requests
  • Ensure clients have current knowledge & digital tools to promote new products and programs and training
  • Travel to attending industry events + key client / target meetings (approximately 10 – 15%)


  • 3 – 7 years’ CPG sales experience (specifically … retail / mass market)
  • All the stuff that a CPG sales professional should know … and be good at!
  • Ability to travel (approximately 10 – 15% … and primarily to Western Canada)
  • Must have experience working in sales-driven, client–focused organizations
  • Excellent communication skills + solid presentation skills + proficiency in MS Office
  • Experience with Axapta (or similar ERP software) … a big plus


BASE SALARY: $70,000 – $80,000
BONUS: 8% (at target) + opportunity to exceed
ON-TARGET EARNINGS: $75,000 – $86,000
OTHER:car allowance + mileage + home office flex + RRSPs + excellent benefits

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

  1. Please send your resume to Zafreen Kassam at
  2. Ensure subject line of your email reads; SCRATCH –1D91-MTCHFBL
  3. In a short email … tell Zafreen how your experience fits what we’ve outlined above.
  4. Please include a link to your social media presence (LinkedIn etc …)