Chief Information and Technology Officer

Posted: 02/14/2021

Our client, Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI), is seeking its next Chief Information and Technology Officer (CITO). Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the executive team, the CITO will drive organizational transformation through the strategic use of technology while ensuring the efficient delivery of IT services. The CITO will provide strategic leadership to the IT services, enterprise support, architecture, business transformation and information security functions ensuring they support high quality, effective, accessible delivery of automobile insurance and driver and vehicle licensing services to Manitobans. The CITO will promote and guide the management of information as a strategic business asset and lead technology adoption and integration as a key component of the business transformation. The CITO will also guide the development and implementation of a long-term technology, information management, technical and business architecture strategy, to ensure corporate-wide alignment of information systems, the successful execution of corporate strategic initiatives, and the creation and adaptation of technological platforms to improve customer, partner and employee experience. The Chief Information and Technology Officer is a key contributor to the overall success of the MPI organization and requires strong leadership skills and the ability to develop and maintain an environment aligned with the organization’s key values. The successful candidate for this position will have an advanced degree in business, computer science, information systems or a related discipline complemented with a minimum of 15 years senior experience in digital transformation, information technology management, project management, business improvement and innovation. Senior experience in the insurance or financial services industry would be an asset. A strong understanding of information technology management, including hardware and software, and of enterprise application and data architecture principles and associated tools, technologies and methods is necessary. Extensive experience and a proven track record of successfully leading concurrent, large corporate-wide project implementations and managing large, multiple and cross functional teams is required. Significant financial expertise is required to oversee the proper stewardship of MPI’s technology investments. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of identifying innovative technology solutions to enhance customer experience, streamline processes and maximize the use of data and information; driving rapid business transformation. This experience will be enhanced by strong research and analysis capabilities and the ability to synthesize complex data and communicate ideas and information in a concise and straight forward manner. Candidates inspired by the opportunities and challenges of leading a major IT and business transformation in a well-established progressive organization, in a fast-paced rapidly evolving industry, and who have the leadership ability to create the environment conducive to innovation, service excellence, adaptability and results achievement will want to explore this rare opportunity. Please submit your resume in confidence to Lillian Wong, Senior Manager, MNP at Lillian.Wong@mnp.ca by March 12, 2021. A copy of the full position profile is available at https://www.mnp.ca/en/services/consulting/executive-recruiting/career-opportunities/chief-information-and-technology-officer.