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.

OPERATION MINCEMEAT (OTE: $58,000 – $63,000)

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In 1943, as World War II was in full effect … Allied Forces were formulating a plan to attack Sicily.

To increase their odds of success, they decided to try and dupe the Nazis into believing they were, in fact heading towards Greece and Sardinia.

They took the body of a gentleman, named Glyndwr Michael … (who had died from ingesting rat poison) and planted fake, ‘top-secret’ papers in his pockets. These papers detailed the Allied Forces’ plan to attack Greece and Sardinia.

And, to make things appear even more legit … they also planted a photo of a fake girlfriend in, for good measure!

They placed the corpse into the water and let it float to an area near Spain where a Nazi agent came across it.

The plan worked perfectly … and Sicily was liberated far more quickly than anticipated … with fewer casualties than expected.

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

That said … just as the Allied Forces’ operation was a resounding success … Match and Fable’s newest client is looking for an individual who can deliver operational success of their own!

POSITION:                OPERATIONS MANAGER
REPORTS TO:           GENERAL MANAGER
LOCATION:               MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO
INDUSTRY:               CABINET MANUFACTURING

SUMMARY:

The Operations Manager will organize and coordinate operations administration and procedures to ensure organizational effectiveness. The Ops Manager will be responsible for developing communication protocols, streamlining operations procedures, inventory control, customer service staff supervision and task delegation.

Our client is looking for a true professional with the ability to wear multiple hats! You must be experienced in handling a wide range of operations and executive support related tasks and able to work independently. You must be ultra-organized, flexible and enjoy the business operations challenges of supporting a diverse team.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Drive continuous improvement in processes and designs including creating/managing/implementing best practices across Canada – in a distribution operations environment
  • Develop and coach direct reports and warehouse teams to achieve goals and objectives
  • Ensure proper maintenance of building, (Safety, Security & Quality), while mindful of budget
  • Manage relationships with vendors, service providers & landlord – managing contracts & negotiations
  • Effectively manage client expectations
  • Manage office services … ensuring warehouse operations and procedures are optimally organized, correspondences are controlled, filing systems are designed, and supply requisitions are approved
  • Establish historical reference for office by outlining procedures for protection, retention, record disposal, retrieval and staff transfers
  • Perform review and analysis of special projects and keep management informed
  • Participate in the planning and execution of company events
  • Allocate resources to enable successful task performance
  • Prepare operational reports and schedules – ensuring efficiency
  • Runs stock reports (for product availability) and implement policies for stock purchase orders
  • Partner with HR Admin to maintain office & warehouse policies
  • Warehouse management & Health and Safety Management


REQUIREMENTS:

  • MUST HAVE: 3 to 7 years’ experience managing Operations and staff
  • MUST HAVE: Ability to make decisions on the spot
  • MUST HAVE: Ability to understand technical documents – product dimensions and installation kits
  • MUST HAVE: Ability to work as a team member, motivating and coaching
  • NICE TO HAVE: Warehouse Experience + Forklift license
  • NICE TO HAVE: Customer Service experience – handling client queries and complaints


REMUNERATION:

BASE SALARY: $58,000 – $63,000
OTHER: 100% medical benefits + RRSP match + 3 weeks’ vacation

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

  1. Send your resume to Zafreen Kassam at zkassam@matchfable.com.
  2. Ensure subject line of your email reads; MINCEMEAT – MTCHFBL27C91
  3. In a short email … please tell Zafreen how your experience fits what we’ve outlined above.