THE “SECRET RECIPE” ROLE ($80,000 – $90,000)

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For years, Harland Sanders carried the formula to his fried chicken tucked carefully away in the safest place he could think of … his head. And, he kept the recipe for the spice mixture … in his car’s glove compartment!

Today, that recipe is safely locked away in a vault in Louisville, Kentucky.
Even now, only a handful of people know the full details of the multi-million-dollar formula and it’s protected by some elaborate security precautions.

For instance, one vendor blends part of the formula while another blends the rest – neither has the complete recipe!

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

That said, we’re on the hunt for an IT Systems Administrator with a proven recipe for taking care of “all things IT related” for one of our clients based in mid-town Toronto.

POSITION:             IT SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR
REPORTS TO:        MANAGER, IT
LOCATION:            TORONTO, ONTARIO (MID-TOWN)

SUMMARY

Our client’s head office is located in Toronto’s Yonge and Davisville area. This position will provide IT technical support to approximately 100 employees – across Canada. The successful candidate will ensure the company’s computer network runs smoothly. The role requires an individual who is very comfortable with “all things IT”.

Over and above the technical requirements of this position … our client is looking for someone with top-shelf people skills and the ability to “dumb-down” technical matters for employees who use technology but don’t necessarily understand how it all comes together!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide technical support to end users – across Canada … (in person or over the phone)
  • Maintain in-house computer software, hardware, servers (Windows & Linux) and VoIP
  • Troubleshoot and document issues with in-house software, hardware and servers
  • Report findings, pertaining to tasks, issues, tickets and overall health of the infrastructure to Manager, IT
  • Identify software/hardware requirements of users and deal with vendors for IT related purchases
  • Virtual server deployment with HyperV /VMware, and cloud deployment with AWS / Azure

REQUIREMENTS 

  • MUST HAVE: Fantastic people skills and sound technical knowledge
  • MUST HAVE: Approximately 5 years of experience … (will consider less if you’re a “Whiz Kid”!
  • MUST HAVE: Experience with ticketing system (like RT or Zendesk)
  • NICE TO HAVE: Bilingual (English / French)
  • Ability to travel nationally, as required.
  • Functional understanding of networking, setting up peripherals, maintenance and repair
  • Ability to write technical documents, Script Powershell, Linux Bash.
  • Active Directory system administration experience, preferred
  • Network hardware management, patching, running console commands, Cisco ASA/IOS/Meraki, preferred.

 REMUNERATION

SALARY: $80,000 – $90,000
VACATION: 15 days

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

  1. Send your resume to Zafreen Kassam at zkassam@matchfable.com.
  2. Ensure subject line of email reads; SECRET RECIPE – 11J91-MTCHFBL
  3. In a short email … tell Zafreen how your experience stacks up for this role.

THE ‘IRON LADY’ ROLE (OTE: $168,000 – $180,000)

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Margaret Hilda Roberts grew up in an apartment above her family’s grocery store in Grantham, England.
A stellar student, she would eventually earn a degree in Chemistry from Oxford University.
Margaret briefly entered the world of politics … and then chose to study law, graduating in 1953.

Margaret (now Thatcher) eventually returned to politics … and became Secretary of State for Education and Science.
9 years later, she would become Britain’s first lady Prime Minister – a position she held until 1990.

A staunch conservative, Thatcher tackled delicate issues including Britain’s recession, massive privatization and the Falklands War of 1982. Remarkably, she survived an assassination attempt by the IRA in 1984!

Along with her ally, US President, Ronald Reagan … “The Iron Lady” played a key role in the weakening of Soviet Communism and the subsequent collapse of the soviet structure. It’s been said … Thatcher was more popular with the Russian people than she was in her very own country!

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

That said, in the spirit of The Iron Lady herself … our client is looking for an HR dynamo who knows a lot about a lot … and can contribute to their organization in a substantial way!

POSITION:        DIRECTOR, HR (EASTERN CANADA)
REPORTS TO:   SENIOR DIRECTOR, HR
OFFICE:             CONCORD / VAUGHAN AREA
INDUSTRY:       INDUSTRIAL
LOCATION:      MONTREAL OR TORONTO BASED (with travel)

SUMMARY:

Our client is looking for a bilingual Director of Human Resources for Eastern Canada.
The successful candidate can be based from offices in Toronto or Montreal.
This is a senior role which demands a seasoned professional with a laundry list of experience.

We’ve listed the most important ones below. Check it out … and if you’re a fit – you know where to find us!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Act as business partner with management teams to understand business from operational perspective
  • Partner with management to develop / implement HR strategies in support of business objectives
  • Support HR teams and management with grievance management, contract interpretation / negotiation, resolving performance-related issues, conflict resolution and effective employment termination
  • Direct HR teams + management + employees re; employment laws & regulations, Employment Standards and Human Rights legislation … as well as the application of HR policies, processes and activities
  • Oversee Disability Management and recruitment
  • 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

REQUIREMENTS

  • MUST HAVE: University Degree
  • MUST HAVE: Perfectly bilingual (English and French)
  • NICE TO HAVE: Master’s Degree, CHRP + any other HR related designations or associations
  • 10+ years’ experience with broad-based, HR generalist & HR management experience
  • A confident personality … coupled with a high level of emotional intelligence
  • Robust knowledge of Unionized Collective Agreements & Disability Management (WSIB, CSST, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of HR policies, procedures + fundamentals of Employment Law + Labour Relations
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, SAP or HRIS system + advanced Excel skills
  • Solid technical HR expertise (employee / labour relations, disability management, compensation, benefits, organization development, talent acquisition / development)
  • Strong leadership skills – ability to coach and mentor other HR professionals + share knowledge
  • Based on location of successful candidate … ability to travel between Quebec and Ontario, as required

REMUNERATION

BASE SALARY: $140,000 – $150,000
MBO: up to 20% ($28,000 – $30,000)
ON-TARGET EARNINGS: $168,000 – $180,000
OTHER: office flexibility + benefits + rrsp


QUALIFED?  Then there are 3 things we need from you;

  1. Please send your resume to Mark Krpan at mkrpan@matchfable.com.
  2. Ensure the subject line of your email reads; IRON LADY – 5L91MTCHFBL
  3. In a short email … please tell Mark how your experience fits the requirements of this role.

THE “KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID” ROLE: ($65,000 – $90,000)

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Kelly Johnson was born in Ishpeming … a remote mining town in Michigan.
At 13 years of age … he won a prize for his first aircraft design.
Years later … he’d earn a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

In his professional career … Johnson became the Lead Engineer at the Lockheed Skunk Works, where he was instrumental in helping create the Lockheed U-2, Lockheed SR-71 … and Blackbird spy planes – among others!

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

That said, Mr. Johnson is also credited with coining the term … “keep it simple stupid” – a design principle based on the premise, most systems work best … when kept as simple as possible.

And, this is exactly what our client is looking for!
They need a Solutions Architect with the skills to assess the complexity of IT environments and formulate pragmatic solutions.

POSITION:             SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT
REPORTS TO:        SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT MANAGER
LOCATION:            MARKHAM, ONTARIO
INDUSTRY:             IT SOLUTIONS

SUMMARY

Our client, an IT solutions provider, has asked Zafreen Kassam to find them a Solutions Architect to join them in Toronto. The right person will work with Client Relations + Onboarding Teams to evaluate environments and devise suitable solutions.

The Solutions Architect will conduct ‘deep dives’ into networks to determine users’ workflows and the technical components of their existing environment. You will build “the calc sheet”, write complete Project Guides, present discoveries and propose optimum solutions. You will act as a senior resource for the Onboarding Team, lead meetings, discuss findings and results with all levels of internal and external stakeholders.

This role requires an understanding of deployment technologies and methodologies, as well as research capabilities for improving the project process. The Solutions Architect role, will be required to develop strong relationships with colleagues and among internal departments.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with clients – to conduct assessments (scope out projects)
  • Build clients onboarding projects across the region – conducting technical assessments, conduct risks and constraints, lead meetings with internal and external resources
  • Attend project related meetings with all stakeholders – kick off meetings, develop project plans and communicate deliverables
  • Be the senior technical resource – point of contact for advanced level issues; advisor for project plans
  • Work with Project Managers to oversee projects
  • Enforce policies and procedures + improve project execution and efficiency


REQUIREMENTS
 

  • MUST HAVE: Microsoft Certified Professional Designation
  • MUST HAVE: 5+ years of experience as Senior IT or Solutions Architect
  • MUST HAVE: Understanding of Microsoft range of technologies + products, primarily server 2012+ based
  • MUST HAVE: Understanding of HYPER-V & VMWare technology
  • MUST HAVE: Knowledge of Office 365 – online / cloud
  • Knowledge of Microsoft licensing (you don’t need to be an expert at this … just know how it works!)


REMUNERATION

BASE SALARY: $65,000 – $90,000
VACATION: 15 days + 5 Flex Days
OTHER: benefits + phone allowance + rrsp contribution

QUALIFIED?  If so … there are 3 things we need from you;

  1. Send your resume to Zafreen Kassam at zkassam@matchfable.com
  2. Ensure subject line of email reads; KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID – 16J91-MTCHFBL
  3. In a short email … tell Zafreen why you should be considered for this position.

THE ‘SUPERNOVA’ ROLE (OTE: $162,500)

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The word ‘supernova’ is an astronomical term for the super explosion of a star.
That explosion is unimaginably bright.
In fact, sometimes … it’s brighter than the entire galaxy, itself!

Truth is … supernova explosions are extremely, extremely rare.
So much so … that the last documented supernova in our galaxy (the Milky Way) …  happened more than 400 years ago.

The term ‘nova’ is also used to describe the explosion of a star … but a supernova has way more energy!

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

That said … Match and Fable is on the prowl for a Director of Culinary for one of our clients.
And, at the riskof being a bit blunt … a ‘nova’ level Director simply won’t cut it.
Because we’re looking for a ‘supernova’ – period!

POSITION:             CULINARY DIRECTOR
REPORTS TO:        VICE-PRESIDENT
LOCATION:            GTA WEST
INDUSTRY:            HOSPITALITY

SUMMARY

The Culinary Director role is a critically strategic position for our client. The position demands a truly innovative leader who will create menus and standards … leading to exemplary dining experiences across all of the company’s establishments.

This individual will lead and train local culinary teams to provide exceptional dining experiences at all of the organization’s locations via a variety of innovative systems. Collaboration with the company’s world class chef partners will give this ‘supernova’ the opportunity to work with the ‘best in the business’ in the marketplace.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop culinary plans with short and long-term goals ensuring superior levels of guest satisfaction
  • Enhance food quality levels by establishing standards while collaborating on diverse menus to satisfy specific regional preferences
  • Provide culinary and service expertise, as well as operational support to site level culinary and service teams
  • Research, test and introduce new and improved products to enhance the dining experience
  • Establish menus and products in line with food cost projections, operational feasibility, quality standards and guest satisfaction

REQUIREMENTS

  • 5+ years’ experience at a Director level role with a $20MM+ organization
  • Highly developed culinary expertise and principles … including a variety of ethnic/regional cuisines
  • Solid leadership experience in world-class, full-service restaurant environments
  • Experience with high-quality, fresh-food, quick service restaurant environments
  • Demonstrated expertise in food costing, menu planning, inventory management and procurement
  • A guest-driven mentality … with a focus on quality, service and the overall dining experience

REMUNERATION

BASE SALARY: $125,000
BONUS: $37,500 (paid quarterly)
ON-TRGET EARNINGS:
$162,500
OTHER:
vacation +, pension top up + great benefits program + other, sweet perks!

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

  1. Send your resume to Mark Vandyke at; mvandyke@matchfable.com.
  2. Ensure subject line of your email reads; SUPERNOVA – 18I91 – MTCHFBL
  3. In a short email … please tell Mark how your experience fits what we’ve outlined above.

THE ‘HENRY ZIEGLAND’ ROLE (OTE: $107,500)

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As the story goes … in 1883, Henry Ziegland of Honey Grove, Texas broke off his engagement to Miss Maysie Tichnor. Understandably devastated … the young lady committed suicide. When Maysie’s brother heard the tragic news, he travelled to Ziegland’s farm … pulled out a pistol, shot Henry … and then shot himself!

However, Ziegland did not die! The bullet only grazed his face … and lodged itself into a nearby tree.

Some 20 years later, as Ziegland was chopping down a tree … he found the axe he was using couldn’t do the job! So … Henry bored a few holes into the tree and placed a small amount of dynamite into the holes.  To be careful … he stepped about 50 feet away … and set off the explosion.

The bullet … (which had lodged itself into that same tree, 20 years earlier), was blown out of the tree … striking Ziegland in his left temple – and killing him, instantly!

So … what does this have to do with Match and Fable’s latest role?
Nothing, really.

That said, this story (or hoax) speaks to an incredible coincidence. And, speaking of coincidences … if you happen to be a fit for our latest role … it’s a fantastic coincidence you happened across this posting!

SUMMARY:

Our client’s organization is a well-known brand … famous for developing top-shelf sales professionals.

You’d be hard pressed to find a better organization to launch your sales career in the right direction.

Are you tired of 100% commission sales roles … or plying your trade in a dead-end industry?

Match and Fable’s Sabrina Galli is looking for a sales professional with as little as 6 month to 1 year of hunter-type, B2B sales experience.

Our client will consider, accomplished Inside Sales professionals, looking to step out from behind the desk … and take on an Outside Sales position.

POSITION:        SALES EXECUTIVE
REPORTS TO:   REGIONAL SALES MANAGER
TERRITORY:     RICHMOND HILL

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
  • MUST HAVE: The desire to learn from the best and put in the effort to succeed
  • Minimum 6 months of sales experience (B2B … not B2C)


REMUNERATION:

BASE SALARY: $47,500
ON-TARGET VARIABLE: $60,000 (that’s no typo!)
ON-TARGET EARNINGS: $107,500 (uncapped)
OTHER: rrsp + benefits + car allowance + gas card + cell allowance

INTERESTED?

  1. Email your resume to Sabrina Galli at; sgalli@matchfable.com.
  2. Ensure subject line reads; HENRY ZIEGLAND (RICHMOND HILL) 13I91
  3. Based on the description above … please tell Sabrina what makes you a legitimate contender.

THE ‘JAMES DEAN’ ROLE (OTE: $107,500)

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James Byron Dean was born in Indiana on February 8, 1931.
He would go on to become an actor and pop-culture icon.

In September 1955, while driving his sports car … Dean was killed in a horrific car accident.
His car was towed to a garage … where the engine slipped out … shattering a mechanic’s legs.
A doctor purchased the engine and placed into his race car. Shortly after … he was killed in a race.
In that same race, another driver (who had Dean’s driveshaft fitted into his car) … was also killed.
When Dean’s Porsche was eventually repaired … the garage it was serviced in, was gutted by a fire.
The car was eventually put on display in Sacramento, where it fell off its mount – breaking a teenager’s hip.
In Oregon, the trailer the car was mounted on slipped from its tow bar … smashing through a storefront.
And, in 1959 … the car inexplicably broke into 11 pieces … while resting on steel supports.

So … what does this have to do with Match and Fable’s latest role?
Nothing, really.

That said, while this story may speak to curse or coincidence … if you happen to be a fit for Match and Fable’s latest role … we think it’s a wonderful coincidence that you happened across this posting!

SUMMARY:

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

Are you tired of 100% commission sales roles … or plying your trade in a dead-end industry? If so … this is opportunity knocking.

Match and Fable’s Sabrina Galli is looking for a sales professional with as little as 6 month to 1 year of hunter-type, B2B sales experience.

Our client will consider, accomplished Inside Sales professionals, looking to step out from behind the desk … and take on an Outside Sales position.

POSITION:        SALES EXECUTIVE
REPORTS TO:   REGIONAL SALES MANAGER
TERRITORY:     SCARBOROUGH

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
  • MUST HAVE: The desire to learn from the best and put in the effort to succeed
  • Minimum 6 months of sales experience (B2B … not B2C)

REMUNERATION:

BASE SALARY: $47,500
ON-TARGET VARIABLE: $60,000 (that’s no typo!)
ON-TARGET EARNINGS: $107,500 (uncapped)
OTHER: rrsp + benefits + car allowance + gas card + cell allowance

INTERESTED?

  1. Email your resume to Sabrina Galli at; sgalli@matchfable.com.
  2. Ensure subject line reads; JAMES DEAN (SCARBOROUGH) 13I91
  3. Based on the description above … please tell Sabrina what makes you a legitimate contender.