Cree Development Corporation, CEO

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  • Post Date: September 27, 2022
Job Description

Career Opportunity: Cree Development Corporation, CEO

Organization: Cree Development Corporation

Location: Chisasibi

Salary Grade: Executive Salary Scale

Status: Permanent

Cree Development Corporation
The Mission of the CDC is to drive Cree economic development via investment, both within and outside Eeyou Istchee, for the benefit of all Crees. The CDC acts as investment and holding company, not as
an operational company and invests in several sectors, such as mining, forestry, renewable energy, and infrastructure.

More specifically, the CDC:
• Invests in any undertakings in order to create, maintain or protect jobs for the Crees.
• Promotes the training of Crees in economic matters and enables them to increase their influence in the economic development of their Territory and of Québec.
• Stimulates the economy of the Crees by making strategic investments for the benefit of Cree enterprises and Cree workers.
• Promotes the development of Cree enterprises by inviting local governments, communities, associations, and partnerships to co-invest in funds that the CDC may create for specific or general purposes.
• Offers financial products (e.g. loans, bonds, securities, grants, loan guarantees).
• Makes loans or grants for the carrying out of social or community development projects.
• Manages funds, assets, programs or activities at the request of the Cree Nation Government, or the provincial or federal governments.

The CDC is currently recruiting for the position of CEO.

Core Functions
Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the President / Chief Executive Officer leads the CDC and shall supervise, administer and manage the business and affairs of the Corporation, subject to the
By-law and applicable legislation. As the leading face of the CDC, the incumbent is accountable for integrating the Board’s decisions into the operations of the company as well as for the overall results
and success of the CDC.

Functional Responsibilities:
Strategic and Planning Responsibilities
• Develop and execute the overall business strategy and operations management, including highlevel decisions about operational policies.
• Develop short and long-term objectives and strategies with the Board of Directors.
• Scan the environment and identify opportunities for growth and investment in line with the overall purpose of the Corporation.
• Oversee future planning for operations.
• Provide direction and decision making for high-level business changes or initiatives and oversee the implementation of those changes within the company.
• Direct strategy towards the profitable growth of the CDC with Chief Investment Officer.
• Monitor the operational performance of the CDC’s activities, department and team; identify issues before they occur and find innovative solutions.
• Provide reports to the Board of Directors regarding the status of activities. Operations Responsibilities
• Build and lead the senior executive team.
• Model and set the company’s culture, values, and behavior.
• Create an environment that promotes strong performance and positive morale.
• Measure the performance and efficiency of employees.
• Play major role in human resources decisions.
• Manage company compliance with laws and regulations.
• Seek efficiencies across the organization.

External Relations Responsibilities
• Effectively articulate the CDC’s mission and vision internally and externally.
• Represent the company to major stakeholders, partners, professional associations, and governments.
• Participate in negotiation, implementation and follow up on all contracts and agreements.
• Position the company’s brand image in a positive manner.
• Build a strong network of relationships with various key stakeholders within Quebec and Cree Nation.

Financial responsibilities
• Accountable for the CDC’s general financial health.
• Evaluate and determine the bottom line (projected EBITDA, cash flow, net income for the future).
• Work with the Chief Financial Officer to develop and set overall budget and ensure proper coordination and control of budget and finances.
• Work towards the maximization of wealth of the Corporation and value for shareholders.

Education and certification
• Bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration or related field.
• Master’s degree or MBA an asset.

Experience & Skills
• Ten to fifteen years of relevant experience in a senior management position.
• Knowledge of profit and loss, general finance and budgeting.
• Understanding of the economic development opportunities within Eeyou Istchee.
• Ability to build consensus and relationships among internal and external stakeholders.
• Experience with corporate governance.
• Proven negotiation skills.
• Proven skills to positively influence as well as coach others.
• Ability to understand new issues quickly and make wise decisions.
• Ability to inspire confidence and create trust.
• Ability to work under pressure, plan workload effectively and delegate.
• Understanding of and experience in human resources and personnel management.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

• Fluency in French and English.
• Fluency in Cree is an asset.

Additional Requirements
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.

The Cree Nation Government may, at its discretion, waive any or all of the aforementioned requirements if a suitable candidate who is a JBNQA beneficiary accepts to follow a training plan
determined by the Cree Nation Government as a condition of employment.

Application Period
From September 23rd 2022 to October 13th 2022

Your application must be sent by email to