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CONCUSSION TO CALCULUS ($100,000 – $120,000+)

On September 13, 2022, Jason Padgett, a 32-year-old furniture salesman from Tacoma, Washington was attacked outside of a bar and suffered a severe concussion. Following the assault, Padgett began experiencing vivid visualizations of complex mathematical patterns, (despite having no prior interest or expertise in mathematics). Intricate geometric shapes and fractal designs became a constant presence in his mind's eye, triggering him to delve into the study of mathematics. Despite his lack of any formal training, Padgett's newly acquired grasp of mathematical concepts and his ability to visualize complex ideas earned him recognition within the mathematical community. Padgett went on to become a celebrated mathematician and author, sharing his remarkable journey from a traumatic brain injury to mathematical marvel in his book "Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel." 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, providing educational support directly to clients and the sales team. This position requires a specialist, experienced with any of the following lines – packaging, corrugated, shrink wrap and/or stretch film. This individual will aggressively champion their line internally and externally! POSITION:      PRODUCT LINE MANAGER (PACKAGING & INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS) INDUSTRY:     PACKAGING & INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES OFFICE:          MISSISSAUGA OR MONTREAL



·       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, 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.



·       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.




·       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 is an asset).




SALARY: $80,000 – $100,000

ON-TARGET VARIABLE: $20,000 (with uncapped potential)

ON-TARGET EARNINGS: $100,000 – $120,000

OTHER: benefits + pension + vacation + hybrid office set-up

WHAT NOW? If you’re qualified for this role … the ball is in your court.


1: Email your resume to Jeanne Agius at;

2: Ensure the subject line reads; CONCUSSION TO CALCULUS (16E24MTCHFBL)

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


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