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ANNIE, ARE YOU OK? ($80,000+)


In the late 1800’s, the body of an unidentified woman was pulled from the Seine River, in France.

The drowned woman’s face had a hint of a smile – reminiscent of the famous painting of the Mona Lisa.


The pathologist was so incredibly smitten by the woman’s face, he made a plaster cast of it.

This ‘death mask’ became extremely popular in France and was sold across the country.


A year later, a toy manufacturer was asked to create a doll, to be used as a CPR mannequin.

Needing a face for the body, the toy manufacturer remembered the death mask he’d seen at his grandparents’ home.


And that is the story behind “Rescue Annie” – the face that has been ‘kissed’ millions upon millions of times!


Interesting fact: CPR, trainees are taught to ask “Annie, are you OK?” while practicing resuscitation techniques.

Another interesting fact: The chorus of Michael Jackson’s, ’Smooth Criminal’ was inspired by Rescue Annie!

What does this have to do with Match and Fable’s latest role? Absolutely nothing. That said, while we have your attention, Match and Fable’s Jeanne Agius is looking for a Product Line Manager in Mississauga or Montreal.

SUMMARY: Our client is a leading provider of high-quality paper, packaging, and graphic supplies. Reporting to the Canadian Marketing Manager, the Industrial & Packaging Product Manager is an active participant in the sales cycle from end-to-end, and provides educational support directly to clients, inside and outside sales staff. POSITION: PRODUCT MANAGER (PACKAGING & INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS) INDUSTRY: PACKAGING & INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES OFFICE: MISSISSAUGA OR MONTREAL

RESPONSIBILITIES:


· Product management – ongoing review of product line and evaluation of competitive status, (marketing mix 4Ps).

· Sourcing – evaluate existing product manufacturers for quality, cost, performance, competitiveness, training, etc.

· Identify new product opportunities and customer segments to maintain business growth.

· Joint sales calls and follow up with sales team, present new products, and programs to customers, plus required next steps. Travel in Eastern Canada, as required.

· Provide on-going in-depth market, industry, and competitive analysis.

· Recommend appropriate pricing strategies for new and existing products, including sales incentives and commissions, while maintaining an awareness of corporate revenue and profitability goals.

· Participate in the strategic preparation of proposals, quotations, and transactional price contracts.

· Write clear + innovative + compelling sales and marketing documents, annual product plan, overall staff training requirements, client feedback, monthly reports, product line inventory performance, social media posts, etc.

· Help develop marketing materials to support sales launch of new or slow-moving products, including client and staff training, as required.

· Regular interaction with operations team and supply chain partners.

· Manage/champion special projects as/when they arise.

REQUIREMENTS:


· 3+ years of experience in Industrial or Packaging sales; previous marketing experience, preferred.

· Post-secondary education.

· Ability to handle diverse responsibilities + work effectively in a fast-paced environment.


DESIRED CANDIDATE PROFILE:


· Strong analytical skills + acute attention to details.

· Superior communication and interpersonal skills.

· Adept at strategic planning, creativity and problem solving.

· Passionate about driving the business and winning.

· Well organized and professional in manner and appearance.

· Strong training skills and not interested in routine work.

· Ability to effectively communicate – written and spoken – (bilingual would be an asset).


REMUNERATION:


SALARY: $80,000 BONUS POTENTIAL: 10%

ON-TARGET EARNINGS: $88,000

OTHER: benefits + pension + vacation WHAT NOW? If you’re qualified for this role … the ball is in your court.


1: Email your resume to Jeanne Agius at; jagius@matchfable.com.

2: Ensure the subject line reads; ANNIE ARE YOU OK? – (12G23MTCHFBL)

3: Based on the job description … explain how you are a fit for this role.

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