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Associate Director - Mobility - Infrastructure Advisory Group

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Service Line: Corporate Finance

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Associate Director - Restructuring – Special Situations Group

Location: London

Service Line: Restructuring

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Assistant Manager Infratech, Infrastructure Advisory Group

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Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Pre-Sales Consultant

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Service Line: Exceptional Items

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Internal Communications Business Partner - 12 month Fixed Term Contrac

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SAP Technical Product Owner

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Associate Director - Mobility - Infrastructure Advisory Group

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Corporate Finance

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time



KPMG's Infrastructure and Government (I&G) strategy team wants the right candidate for their London-based team. The team needs professional, talented individuals who have a passion for identifying, creating and delivering innovative solutions for public and private sector clients.


The I&G Strategic Advisory Services (SAS) team works with government and industry on the biggest, most complex and pressing strategic, policy and programme implementation issues.

We are looking for someone with experience in the Future Mobility sector to focus on this growing area of our work. We define Future Mobility as the de-carbonisation, digitalisation, and personalisation of transport through electric and alternate drivetrains, connected and autonomous vehicles, and Mobility-as-a-Service. The resultant ‘perfect storm’ is impacting automotive, supply chain, energy, technology, infrastructure, funds, transport operators, regional authorities and Government. Things are changing faster than expected driven by rapid developments in technology, regulation, competition and consumer behaviour. Over the next 5 to 12 years the organisations that we work with will require significant advisory support: multi £m transformations,multi £m deals, customer and industry 4.0 advice, strategic roadmap development and portfolio delivery. KPMG is establishing itself at the forefront of this change, creating new relationships and unlocking significant benefits for transport systems and society. Depending on the flow of work within the team you may also be required to work in other I&G sectors.

As part of a fast paced and dynamic group, practitioners will have the opportunity to advise on strategic options, business cases and operating models to public sector, agency and corporate clients.

Typically the advice we provide can be categorised as:
– Regulatory and Policy Strategy & Design (including Trend analysis and “Futures” scenario development, Futures Impact Assessments, and Policy development)
– Business & Digital Strategy and Service Design (including. Corporate & Business strategy development, Market analysis, Product capability assessment and development roadmaps)
– Portfolio Investment Strategy & Management (including Project appraisal, Business case development (all levels inc. Green Book), Funding strategies (commercialisation / partnerships (inc. PPP’s))
– Commercial Strategy and Complex Delivery Vehicle Design (including Market development & evaluation, Commercial strategies and scheme design (inc. SPVs), Commercial scheme development (inc. complex bi- and multi-lateral negotiations))
– Innovation Strategy & Delivery (including. Innovation Strategy development
– Proof of Concept, Pilot & MVP development, Scaling strategy and implementation planning); and,
– Operating Model development and Delivery roadmap design
It is an exciting time to join our team as we are growing rapidly and working on some fascinating public issues – including: the rise of autonomous vehicles, growing regional trade, and the future of the probation service. The team blends this with support to the largest infrastructure operators and infrastructure programmes in the UK.

The Role

To be an effective Associate Director within the team, applicants will be expected to:
– Lead the design of standard / complex engagements
– Present and refine business models and data analysis solutions through discussions with management
– Lead complex storyboarding and shape the issue identification and overall problem solving approach to develop recommendations
– Finalise the preparation of client deliverables and identify the critical areas for debate
– Maintain a balanced pipeline of engagements and business development opportunities which align with the team business plan
– Actively develop their own knowledge and expertise in chosen proposition(s) and sector of choice
– Proactively develop thought leadership related to the future of mobility
– Identify on-sell / cross-sell opportunities
– Be comfortable handling ambiguity and changing client demands
– Complete and take responsibility for KPMG’s ‘Engagement Management’ procedures on all engagements
– Build and maintain a strong internal and external network
– Demonstrate high levels of drive, ambition, and able to lead work at high levels of intensity
– Be comfortable having a visible market presence, attending conferences to represent KPMG, network, identify leads, and further KPMG’s reputation in the industry
– Contribute to service line development for Future Mobility Services delivered by SAS
– Participate in team governance activities
– Contribute to the personal development of team members

Most project work is undertaken in engagement specific, multidisciplinary teams drawn from across KPMG. As such, appreciating and managing management responsibilities and reporting lines, which change over time, is critical.
An Associate Director would be expected to:
– Have responsibility for managing a number of (potentially concurrent) engagement specific teams (of varying size)
– Be an active participant in the SAS team, and identify, design and lead critical and complex practice development initiatives, coordinating other members of the team
– Inspire, motivate, coach and develop project team members and appraisees, and give constructive upwards feedback

An Associate Director would be expected to:
– Build deep client relationships and be seen as the ‘go to’ person and a trusted adviser by C-level executives.
– Undertake scoping and fee negotiation on standard engagements
– Proactively manage upwards communication with the Partner and Director group
– Take on roles, projects and practice development opportunities for the SAS team or the wider Infrastructure Advisory Group

The Person

Essential
— Considerable experience of leading complex strategy projects, in relevant sectors, with multi-disciplinary teams in a consulting or corporate environment (a strategy house, big 4 firm or central strategy / corporate development team of a large company)
— Track record of working closely with Government/Infrastructure clients to deliver high impact recommendations and having a detailed understanding of the value drivers within the relevant sectors
— Experience of managing or supporting high value business development activities with senior public and private sector stakeholders
— Examples illustrating their collaborative and transparent team approach, readily sharing knowledge with the team, working through silos and respectful of others’ views and opinions
Desirable
— Current UK security clearance to SC or above

Expertise and Skills
— Excellent English written and oral communication skills
— Strong numerical capabilities combined with sound commercial acumen
— Evidence of strong problem-solving and analytical capabilities
— Ability to review and assess large volumes of technical data and distil the key strategic insights
— Ability to evaluate complex challenges and deliver insightful recommendations that can be practically executed
— Able to adapt quickly in changing circumstances, be an active learner and build innovative solutions
— Structured thinking skills combined with creativity

Associate Director - Restructuring – Special Situations Group

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Restructuring

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



KPMG’s Special Situations Group is made up of approximately 85 people, led by a team of seven partners, who are looking to enhance the delivery capability in order to support the next phase of growth.


The team delivers a broad spectrum of restructuring work including lender and company side advisory through a period of distress and/or restructuring, as well as implementation support covering turnaround, transformation and liquidity (both working capital improvement and cash preservation for stressed and distressed situations).


Whilst the team is not aligned to specific sectors there are individuals with significant experience in certain sectors and specific functional and/or sector focus would be considered a benefit. Applicants however will be expected to work across all sectors and situations depending on client demand.


Role and Responsibilities


We are looking to recruit an Associate Director to join the team to support the future growth plans to support the broad turnaround, transformation and liquidity offerings.


The vacancy will be based in London, although applicants will be required to work in other UK, European or international based locations depending on client demand.


Key Responsibilities:


• Responsibility for delivery of client projects, taking the role as day to day contact on engagements.
• Able to build and maintain strong, trusted adviser relationships with senior management and mid-level executives and other key stakeholders.
• Manage teams of colleagues delivering engagements, ensuring effective delegation and multi-work stream delivery.
• Deliver engagements and projects to scope, time, quality and budget complying with KPMG engagement management practices.
• Communicate views and insights (both in writing and verbally) in an effective and compelling manner to clients and KPMG colleagues, able to adjust style to circumstances.
• Lead the design and development of client ready deliverables with minimal Director and Partner input.
• Work with Partners / Directors across the business development cycle, including development of proposals, client sales presentations and participation in client pitch presentations.
• Coach and develop team members (and client staff) and provide high quality developmental feedback.
• Develop insightful sector points of view on key strategic issues for your chosen sector(s) including leading or playing a key role in a sector campaigns as many SMs do, including attendance of pitches
• Identify, design and lead practice development initiatives, coordinating other members of the team.
• Appraise challenging & fast developing situations and look to develop innovative solutions and assess options for stakeholders.
• Significant involvement in business development activities, including developing pitches and proposals to win new work including participation in pitch presentations.


Qualifications & Skills


• Ability to communicate well across a range of operational and financial staff at all levels including Board Members and other Senior Executives.
• Ability to work innovatively and ‘self start’.
• Ability to motivate a team to deliver outstanding work.
• Desire to build wide advisory skill set and develop knowledge of all Restructuring offerings.
• Ability to leverage personal and firm wide networks to support lead generation.


Background & Experience


• Drive and enthusiasm.
• Strong commercial and business acumen.
• Demonstrable experience in leading multi-work stream advisory projects (successful candidates will need to demonstrate some experience in each of the turnaround, transformation and liquidity disciplines).
• Experience at advising and working alongside a range of stakeholders, including PE firms, Lenders, corporates and internal KPMG stakeholders ie. CST partners and sector leads.
• Experience of being involved in at least one sector campaign.

Assistant Manager Infratech, Infrastructure Advisory Group

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Corporate Finance

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time



The Role:

Infrastructure is evolving: assets are becoming smarter and better connected. The opportunities for exploiting technologies to drive value from infrastructure and assets have never been greater.

Our Infrastructure Advisory Group (IAG) advises major public and private sector infrastructure and asset-intensive organisations across all sectors, including Natural Resources, Energy, Power, Utilities, Transport, Oil and Gas, Defence, Health and Education. We are strengthening our Infratech capability to meet increasing demand from these organisations in support for how to use data, analytics and technology to unlock value from their assets and infrastructure.

This is a fast growing area offering exciting opportunities building upon a global capabilities in Infrastructure, Asset
Management and Data Analytics.

We are seeking an ambitious and innovative professional who is passionate about infrastructure and technology, with the skills and desire to combine the two to drive improvements for our clients.

You will be responsible for helping grow and deliver our Infratech business, working with client organisations and other
KPMG teams to develop our offerings and value propositions.

Responsibilities:

- Support the IAG Infratech
- Lead in developing our Infratech value propositions
- Deliver Infratech engagements
- Develop technology solutions for client challenges
- Work with KPMG’s global Infratech network to identify, develop and deploy appropriate tools and methodologies
- Work with KPMG’s technology and data analytics team to develop and deploy proof of concepts and solutions
- Use your analytical skills to bring new insights to clients
- Client facing role for engagement delivery, including analysis, presentation and workshop facilitation.
- Work with client teams to develop analytical proof of concepts.
- Support change management of client teams to embed solutions and supporting processes, training and upskilling client teams.
- Develop internal networks with other data, analytics and technology teams in KPMG
- The role will potentially have a material impact on the success of the Infratech offering and its growth within IAG.
- The role will be client facing and have direct impact on the reputation and perception of KPMG

Qualifications and Skills:

Essential:

- Experience working with data, analytics and technology to solve problems and drive business improvement
- Interest in infrastructure industry sectors
- Demonstrable experience of innovative thinking
Desirable:

- Experience of delivering projects within adisruptive sector, such as a technology startup
- Experience in consultancy / client facing assignments
- Experience of developingapplications to solve business problems
Experience and Background:

- Analytical background including numerate degree (or equivalent experience)
- Data science skillset, including coding experience in Python, R, or similar language
- Understanding of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques and their application to business problems
- Development in cloud-based environments
- Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
- Ability to bring complex data, analytics and technology concepts to life for non-specialist audiences
- Strong problem solving skills and analytical rigour

Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Pre-Sales Consultant

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Exceptional Items

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Dynamics365 Business Central Pre-Sales Consultant role is pivotal link between our pre-sales and post-sales delivery teams. As a product expert, you will take the lead technical role during the sales cycle of a new client engagement supporting the lead business development manager to win new business. This will include client workshops, product demonstrations, responding to RFP’s and proposal writing. You must be able to demonstrate the power of the Business Central solution by understanding the client’s needs and focusing on their specific business outcomes. Although pre-sales focused, the role also has delivery responsibilities, as it is expected that the consultant who has built trust and understanding with a prospect during the sales cycle, continue to work with the client to oversee the delivery of their IT programme. This is a dynamic and exciting opportunity to join a growing business practice within a market leading global firm that is KPMG Microsoft Business Solutions.

When required, the role includes UK wide travel and may involve occasional overseas travel due to the organisational structure of KPMG MBS and client requirements.

Responsibilities



- Provides Pre-sales support (Analysis/Demo preparation/Demo’s in Consultant Capacity);
- Ability to deliver clear and concise demonstrations of Business Central and its supporting suits focusing on the client’s specific business outcomes
- Input and where you have specialisms produce order of magnitude estimates based on the requirements you have gathered from clients / prospects
- Work with prospects to look to build Proof of Concept’s based on the information gathered and incorporate the development team into this process should the need arise
- Work with existing ISV’s to deliver the customer’s requirements as well as thinking outside Business Central and leverage supporting Microsoft stack to meet requirements
- To produces Functional Design Documents for the technical team should a development be required
- Coordinate and confidentially lead meetings and/or functional workshops (internal/external) and software configuration;
- Full comprehension of the C-Suite and ability to present to it;
- On-site analysis of customer functional requirements;
- Detailed documentation of customer requirements;
- Facilitates User Acceptance Testing;
- Conducts Training of customers;
- Provides Customer functional Support;
- Meet and exceed customer expectations of business knowledge, skills and behaviour;
- Identify business/project risk and mitigate or communicate with Project Manager as necessary;
- Work on own initiative and with minimal support needed;
- Communicate progress updates to relevant parties both formally and informally;
- In all activities, ensure timely completion of internal processes and mandatory training;
- To carry out additional duties as may occur from time to time as instructed and agreed by the practice management team;
- Represent KPMG in a professional and positive manner at all times;
Requirements:


Qualifications and Essential Skills



- Experience with Microsoft Dynamics Business Central (or NAV) for a minimum of 3 years;


- Experience and proven track record of knowledge and implementation of Dynamics NAV/Business Central Financials along with the supporting Modules Trade and logistics, Warehouse, Sales and Purchase, etc.
- A proven track record of successful implementation of a number of leading-edge technological solutions within large client companies, preferably across a number of business verticals;
- Experience especially in manufacturing, supply chain, print, or retail sectors will be considered an asset;
- Proven additional Dynamics Business Central, Azure and Powered Platform certifications will be considered as an asset.
- Experience of consultancy roles in software delivery;
- Experience in a delivery-orientated IT environment using an Agile methodology. Familiarity of Microsoft DevOps or Jira preferred
- Expert at writing user stories, with acceptance and test cases
- Business process mapping, modelling and documentation knowledge
- Adept at Business Requirement Analysis, and in planning and leading workshops with the client;
- Functional project documentation experience especially for work packages to be implemented by offshore teams;
- Experience in compiling pre-sales activities (data, environments, scenarios, demo scrips, POC development briefs, etc).
- Experience in delivering product to C-suite and responding to Q&A sessions using real world examples

Internal Communications Business Partner - 12 month Fixed Term Contrac

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: Corporate Affairs

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


KPMG Overview:

KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.
With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.


Job Description:

KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.
With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. This role sits within the Internal Communications (IC) team, part of the Corporate Communications department, itself part of the Corporate Affairs function.


Purpose:
This role reports into the job-sharing Joint Heads of Communications. You’ll be working with the Executive Board members responsible for Risk and Audit or Clients and Markets and their leadership teams. As a trusted advisor, you will be responsible for creating, agreeing, planning, executing and measuring all internal communications within an agreed Internal Communication strategy. As a senior manager, you will be part of the senior UK Internal Communications team and have a small team of your own.


Responsibilities:

- Being the Internal Communication business partner to the Executive Board members for Risk and Audit and their leadership teams and building trusted advisor relationships
- Accountable for creating, agreeing, planning, executing and measuring all internal communications within an agreed Internal Communication strategy, aligning it to the Corporate Communication and Corporate Affairs priorities
- Working with colleagues in the broader Internal Communications team to align messages across the firm and contributing to the wider forward-planning process of the team
- Bringing innovative and creative thinking to the table, working with designated leaders to introduce fresh approaches to delivering internal communications
- Working with senior leaders and their teams to help them improve dialogue and face-to-face communication within our client-facing teams
- Coaching and line-managing team members, while also working collaboratively with peers both within and without the Internal Communications team

The Person:

The successful role-holder will be someone who has both the gravitas to deal effectively with senior leaders of KPMG and the ability to deliver creative communications in a fast-moving environment. We’re looking for a senior player who is able to quickly build rapport with demanding stakeholders and can exercise sound judgment in their dealings with them. Resilient and flexible, the role-holder will be comfortable with complexity and operating at the most senior level in an organisation. He or she will also have a track record of managing and coaching less experienced internal communications professionals.


Skills required:

- Proactive ability to combine strategic thinking with a demonstrable track record of developing and delivering communication programs in a fast-moving environment
- Credible in stakeholder management, relationship-building and the ability to manage senior stakeholders as clients, without losing sight of the bigger pictureStrong sense of how to add true value as a communications professional, making a solid contribution to the success of the business
- Able to deal well with ambiguity, working adeptly with leaders to effectively articulate messages that may be sensitive, unclear or still evolving
- A sound understanding of professional services; experience within a comparable environment would be advantageous
- Excellent influencing and diplomatic skills
- Keen understanding of how internal communication adds value to an organisation
- Experience of advising risk or audit or client facing teams is desirable
- The ability to influence stakeholders about the value of good internal communication and act as an ambassador for Internal Communications/ Corporate Affairs
- A strong team player, who is used to working collaboratively and has solid experience as both a line manager and coach
- The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines in a fast changing environment
- High quality written and verbal communication skills in fluent English for all media


SAP Technical Product Owner

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: ITS

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Role Purpose
As a Senior Manager within the UK Firm, you will be responsible for the delivery of the strategic direction of the UK firms SAP platform from a technology perspective as well as ensuring the successful delivery of the BAU programme of application enhancements which will be driven by UK business requirements.

Role Responsibilities
• Establish the appropriate governance structure to manage and drive the Finance Technology platforms in conjunction with the business.
• Lead the relationship with the Business product owners, business customers and business leadership,
• Prioritise issues and have sufficient autonomy to make decisions
• Become a expert with deep content knowledge around the core Finance systems with the core platform being SAP and be able to communicate at various levels within the organisation to help drive required business outcomes
• Actively participate in Design Solution discussions and help provide input from a customer perspective
• Proactively identify features to be delivered based on voice of the customer and key business stakeholder discussions.
• Owns the technology vision, roadmap, and content presentations in respect of the platforms
• Demonstrate new functionality in release demonstrations, and be accountable for analysing functionality against the business direction.
• Lead and manage product management meetings with various vendors to represent the UK firm in the correct forums.
• Identify ways to improve processes so they are lean and efficient while meeting business delivery requirements and new Change requests.
• Identify ways to continually improve on the existing quality standards.
• Providing appropriate reporting around the Platforms, with regards to performance, Change Requests, SLA compliance and process improvement.
• Line management responsibilities for one or more of the supporting team including; objective setting; performance management; guidance and support; specific coaching when and where required

Knowledge, Skill & Qualifications
• Demonstrable Technical product knowledge with a key ability to help drive the future direction of the Finance platform, whilst maintaining the key focus on the business strategy and priorities.
• You must have demonstratable experience across the following IT platforms (SAP ECC 6.0 SAP BI)
• Ability to present on specific subjects to a large group of people (both internal and clients/ potential clients).
• Functional experience of SAP. This includes indepth understanding of SAP configuration, functionality and linkage to business processes.
• Experience of core ERP and / or business systems - including SAP
• Experience of using SAP data analysis tools.
• Experience in SAP business analysis and understanding of core financial business processes (procure to pay, record to report, order to cash etc within an SAP environment)
• A good understanding of technology platforms supporting the industry

• Ability to break down SAP technical data analysis into accessible business terms, which express clear opinions to all levels and are applied to the wider business environment.
• Ability to work positively with the full range of individuals and groups involved in the usage of the key platforms.
• Excellent Stakeholder management skills and experience at all levels.
• Provides an Outside-In, Customer-Driven, Design Thinking Perspective.
• Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with members of the various ITS teams.
• Excellent leadership and management skills.
• Being able to understand the wider objectives and Strategy of the Technology organisation


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