Chief Executive Officer


Summary: The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), working out of Winnipeg, will be responsible for the performance of the organization, the success of its operations, and strategic planning. The CEO must focus on the ongoing improvement of the CPIC business model to ensure maximum productivity and revenue. Externally, the CEO shall establish key long-term relationships with business partners to enhance the organizations profitability and market position. This individual will also provide financial leadership by managing budgets and monitoring long-term strategic fiscal plans. Reporting to the Board of Directors, this role regularly collaborates with various business partners at our corporate office.


  • University degree in Business or combination of relevant education; MBA designation is preferred;
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Business Management; Certification and/or experience in Property Management is an asset;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage key relationships, business partners/ventures, government agencies, etc.;
  • General knowledge of commercial real estate including a broad understanding of finance, leasing, legal, and marketing, construction, and the tenant relations requirements of managing property;
  • Able to identify key issues; creatively and strategically overcome internal and external challenges or obstacles;
  • Strong knowledge of fiscal management and responsibility, business finance, capital funding, contracts, and partnerships;
  • Sound understanding of risk management;
  • High level of integrity, confidentially, and accountability;
  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills;
  • Must possess a clear and comprehensive understanding of Indigenous culture combined with extensive experience working with Indigenous communities/people;
  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills;
  • Experience creating and managing budgets for a large, distributed organization;
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills using positive leadership models.


  • Accountable for the achievement of financial targets through monitoring and taking action on driving key results;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of how to drive results and acts quickly to assess direction of the business as needed;
  • Develops, communicates, and executes Quarterly & Annual business action plans to the Board of Directors;
  • Develop and implement both short and long-term tactical and strategic plans in accordance with business goals and objectives;
  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors to develop strategic plans for all aspects of the organization;
  • Provide leadership for strategic business development and key corporate planning issues on major business decisions;
  • Oversee project budgets, forecasts, and long-term financial plans; ensure corporate adherence to annual budgets;
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with municipal, state/provincial, and federal government agencies, as well as professional organizations such as consultancy firms and auditors;
  • Establish and maintain key relationships with strategic business partners;
  • Ensure proper reporting structure and communication between all business units;
  • Keep the Board of Directors informed about business activities, potential threats, opportunities, and recommended actions;
  •  Monitor departmental performance against goals to ensure that progress is being made, and that corrective action is taken if necessary;
  • Monitor legislation, regulations, policies, and procedures applicable to company operations;
  • Set clear performance standards and hold people accountable;
  • Support the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of all Business ventures;
  • Be a strong brand ambassador and build connections within the company and the communities in which we do business.

How to Apply:

If your background matches the qualifications listed above and are looking for an opportunity in a growing First Nations owned and operated business please submit your resume in confidence to by February 12, 2021. Preference will be given to First Nations candidates who self-declare. Please note that only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

Chief Peguis Investment Corporation is mandated by Peguis First Nation to pursue investments that will truly benefit the community by providing investment income, capacity building, employment opportunities, both on and off reserve, and community involvement.


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