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With more than 150 years of experience and a presence in more than 40 countries, MetLife leads the global transformation of the insurance industry. United by purpose and with different perspectives, we are a collaborative community of more than 40,000 collaborators around the world, committed to building a more secure future for all our key audiences: collaborators, customers, shareholders and the communities we serve.

At MetLife we are committed to promoting diversity among employees, through non-discriminatory treatment based on race, gender expression/identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, nationality, marital status, disabilities, physical or economic condition. , HIV and pregnancy tests are not done as a requirement for entry, permanence or promotion and there is equal employment opportunities.

We are looking for a new CIO to join the MetLife Colombia team

This role is responsible for the development and execution of the Colombia IT strategy, engaging with in-country managers (business and functions) as focal point for IT, partnering with regional tech leaders and coordinating overall cross tower activities, holding accountability for the end-to-end IT services in Colombia operations.

What will you do in this role…

  • Leads the in-country Application Development team ensuring the right level of service delivery. Coordinates all IT towers to ensure a seamless service.
  • Represents IT in the country manager´s local management committee. Acts as the local business deputy in IT forums, especially with the different IT towers.
  • Ensures local implementation of global IT operational model. Drives the implementation and sustainability of the Agile Delivery Model in Colombia.
  • Assures the implementation and execution of global methodologies, processes and IT standards.
  • Coordinates the management of talent locally deployed, procuring the deployment of the right talent in the right place in the overall local IT organization.
  • Recommends the right sourcing (service outsourcing, consultants or employees) to cover the specific local talent needs.
  • Responsible for the preparation and execution of Colombia IT budget being accountable in front of CFO and Country Manager.

To contribute to your success, it is important that…

  • Bachelor’s or Masters Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field. MBA preferred.
  • 10+ years of broad IT experience, including application development, architecture, risk management, operations and engineering.Background in financial services industry or insurance operations.
  • 5+ years of experience managing teams
  • Extensive knowledge of software development life cycle, infrastructure products and services and IT portfolio and program management.
  • Executive level technical and customer service management experience.
  • Extensive business acumen with broad range of exposure to business units.
  • Relevant knowledge of agile methodologies (SAFe is preferred).
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and project management skills as well as understanding insurance business operations, financial analysis and business research, development and planning
  • High leadership skills, integrity, and trustworthiness; Driven, highly motivated, confident, and assertive.
  • Superior customer relationship, communications and presentation skills.
  • Impactful capacity to lead talent through motivational leadership practices. Strong drive to lead and work in remote/hybrid collaborative work environments.
  • Negotiation: Demonstrates strong skills that produce positive outcomes for concerned parties.
  • Conflict Resolution: Demonstrates appropriate interpersonal skills to resolve conflict.
  • English & Spanish language proficiency.

Are you excited to bring your unique experience and skills to a diverse team of talented people? If you are looking for personal growth and an opportunity to make an impact, we invite you to apply for the CIO.

Join MetLife and let's discover everything we can build together!

Benefits We Offer

Our benefits are designed to care for your holistic well-being with programs for physical and mental health, financial wellness, and support for families. We offer health care coverage for you and your family, insurance discounts for home, car, and pet protection, as well as parental leave. We also provide premium gym membership for you and your direct relatives, volunteer time off, discounts with specific universities, flexible Fridays, connectivity reimbursement, and much more!
About MetLife

Recognized on Fortune magazine's list of the 2023 "World's Most Admired Companies", MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies; providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to individual and institutional customers. With operations in more than 40 markets, we hold leading positions in the United States, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Our purpose is simple - to help our colleagues, customers, communities, and the world at large create a more confident future. United by purpose and guided by empathy, we’re inspired to transform the next century in financial services. At MetLife, it’s #AllTogetherPossible. Join us!
At MetLife, we are committed to fostering diversity among employees, through non-discriminatory treatment for reasons of gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, nationality, marital status, disability, physical or economic condition, HIV and embarrassment as a requirement for entry, permanence or ascension and there is equal employment opportunities.