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Senior Manager - Functional Solutions Architect

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Service Line: Operational Transformation

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Senior Enterprise Architect

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Service Line: Solutions & Digital

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Enterprise Architect - Manager

Location: London

Service Line: Connected Technology

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Service Line: Connected Technology

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Tax Technology & Innovation Director

Location: Glasgow

Service Line: Tax Central

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Enterprise Integration Architect

Location: London

Service Line: Solutions & Digital

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Senior Manager - Functional Solutions Architect

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Operational Transformation

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


Role summary:

We are seeking a talented individual with experience of Supply Chain Cloud implementations and detailed working knowledge of Supply Chain software in the key process areas of Forecast to Plan, Schedule to Produce and Store to Fulfil, with one of the following providers - Oracle, Blue Yonder (JDA) or SAP.

While predominantly focusing on ensuring successful delivery of our programmes you will play an important role in several key areas, including:
• Supply Chain Solution Architectures – Driving our client’s solution strategy to meet their business, technology and regulatory requirements
• Sales Support – Providing your experience and knowledge into the sales cycle ensuring our clients are set up for success
• Practice Development – Ensuring that the team continues to deliver value to our clients through understanding leading practice developments, potential disruptors to the market in the shape of new technologies and helping to ensure the team are sufficiently equipped to support our clients

Key accountabilities: Clients
• Providing expert consultancy to assist clients in defining their overall technology strategy, designs and delivery programmes whilst effectively managing the commercial impacts of decisions
• Defining the Baseline and Target states alongside the migration steps from one to the other
• Providing security, compliance, governance and other key viewpoints to the client
• Supporting clients with their Infrastructure and provisioning strategies
• Be the main point of contact for any Supply Chain functional design, configuration or business process issues or escalations and strategies
• Evaluating architecture options and making recommendations in the light of technical, delivery and commercial factors
• Translating business and technical requirements into complete architecture designs
• Architecting solutions including integration middleware, database & data warehouse, front-end technology & framework, infrastructure considerations.
• Ensuring the proposed design is fit-for-purpose and delivers / aligns with the clients desired KPI’s
• Delivering technology strategy, roadmaps and delivery blueprints for the technology design
• Proactively supporting the sales teams to provide expertise in bids to help clients to get more out of their existing Digital channels, identifying best of breed technologies and services based on client needs.

Key accountabilities: Quality
• Manages scope and delivers timely and quality deliverables.
• Communicates risk and issues early to Leaders as appropriate.
• Contribute towards creating innovative and repeatable solutions which strengthen business performance and differentiate KPMG from our competition.
• Executes projects to a level that meet members firm’s Quality standards within a commercial context.
• Contributes to the internal Quality Assurance review process which ensures that the solutions and recommendations provided to our clients is in line with leading practice
• Holds review (s) on completion of projects to identify lessons learned and enhance future quality and commercial planning.
• Inputs into creation of innovative and repeatable solutions which strengthen business performance and differentiate KPMG from our competition
• Follow KPMG Powered implementation methodology for all clients and tailor to meet each client’s unique business needs.
• Lead all aspects of the technical implementation activities for ensuring that each of the technical elements within each project phase is delivered on time and to standard (including: Functional Design, Technical build, UAT Testing, SIT Testing, Training, Move-to–Production and Cutover, Hypercare)

Key accountabilities: People
• Manages project resources to ensure that client deliverables are delivered to the highest possible standard
• Contribute to the inclusive culture at KPMG ensuring that all colleagues can bring themselves to work
• Ensures team accurately charge time to Engagement codes to see true value of work delivered and to recognize individual / team effort.
• Meets deadlines throughout the Performance cycle both for personal development and appraisees ensuring quality feedback is requested, goals are set and monitored, providing feedback on engagement reviews
• Identifies development needs of team and provides coaching, mentoring and stretch assignments to attract, develop and retain our most talented colleagues.
• Work well in both individual and team settings both on and off client site
• Effectively supports and manages underperformance, in line with local guidance and policies
• Takes action to ensure wellbeing matters are properly handled and resolved by demonstrating empathy and awareness of team.
• Forge strong partnerships with clients and colleagues, particularly across the broader Powered Enterprise team, both in UK and in remote delivery centers
• Ensures team accurately charge time to Engagement codes to see true value of work delivered and to recognize individual/team effort.
• Actively shares knowledge with other KPMG colleagues / teams and contributes to the development of knowledge resources.
• Manages onboarding of new starters, including buddy responsibilities
• Pro-actively engages in the development culture at KPMG, i.e. willing to seek and provide constructive feedback to help the growth of themselves and the team around them.

The Person
• A passionate and committed leader with experience of developing and running delivery teams. Able to inspire a group of KPMG professionals and 3rd party partners to deliver for our clients
• A Supply Chain Technology professional with a proven track record of successful design and delivery of large scale, complex technology solutions ideally in a consulting environment
• An experienced Solutions Architect with experience of design of Supply Chain solutions in either Oracle or SAP
• A detailed working knowledge of Supply Chain software in the key process areas of Forecast to Plan, Schedule to Produce and Store to Fulfil, particularly with Oracle and SAP
• A track record of client delivery, innovation and transformation using Cloud solutions, at large FTSE/blue chip organisations
• Knowledge of the external Cloud technology delivery market and the latest trends in the industry
• Excellent people leadership

Senior Enterprise Architect

Location: London

Capability: Solutions & Digital

Service line: Solutions & Digital

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Role

The role of the Senior Enterprise Architect is to help the Firm deliver its business strategy through technology. They must therefore translate the business strategy into the equivalent technology strategy; challenge the business strategy based on emerging and future technology trends; help business Capabilities to design and govern their technology roadmap, i.e. a portfolio of technology transformation projects that deliver the business and technology strategies; influence business and technology stakeholders to adopt the right technology solutions; and escalate risks, issues and critical dependencies to the appropriate leaders as required to ensure the successful delivery of the strategy. The Senior Enterprise Architect will also be expected to lead a team of architects to deliver the strategy.
You will be required to maintain your core knowledge of wider technology trends and the KPMG technology ecosystem; build roadmaps and solutions; and govern relevant technology choices within the Firm.

Responsibilities

- Maintain a high level of technical knowledge incl. current, emerging and future technology market trends and their impact on the busines
- Develop and maintain expert knowledge of KPMG’s technology ecosystem, incl. the main applications and technologies that support one or more KPMG Capabilities, e.g. Tax, Audit, etc.
- Develop and maintain expert knowledge of at least one technology-specific domain, e.g. infrastructure, data, security, etc. including the main applications and technologies that interact with this domain
- If required, provide advice to and/or seek to learn from other Member Firms, client teams and/or clients that are seeking to implement or improve their use of specific technologies and/or methods
Roadmaps & solutions
- Work with Capability CTOs, and business and technical SMEs to develop technology roadmaps for one or more KPMG Capabilities
- Ensure that Capability roadmaps are aligned to the relevant business strategy, and coherent with those of other Capabilities and technology domain roadmaps
- Work with Capability CTOs, technical SMEs and specific projects to analyse and translate business requirements into technical requirements, ensuring that these are feasible
- Ensure that Solution Architects produce designs that are fit for purpose, adhere to relevant standards and patterns, leverage reusable components, and are coherent with wider KPMG technology domains
- Contribute to the selection of specific technologies
- Influence business and technology stakeholders to adopt the right technology solutions
- Support the design and implementation of operating models that improve the design and delivery of successful technology deployments
- Escalate risks, issues and critical dependencies to the appropriate leaders as required to ensure the successful delivery of the strategy

Technology Governance

- Help to establish, and participate in, the technology assurance process, building reference models and ensuring that standards, patterns and reusable components are enforced
- Ensure that legacy technology is decommissioned to manage and reduce technical debt
- Support the selection and implementation of enterprise architecture tools that help to accelerate and govern technology initiatives

Key Skills & Experience

Essential

- Expert knowledge of at least two technology domains, incl. Collaboration & Experience; Automation; Data Science & AI; Data; Integration; Infrastructure / Cloud; Security; and DevSecOps
- Good knowledge of at least 2-3 other domains
- Good knowledge of EA governance incl. steps required, e.g. Info Sec approval, conceptual and solution architecture reviews, security assessments, pen tests, code reviews and service acceptance criteria
- Good understanding of technical debt, incl. its causes, how to measure it, and remedial actions incl. decommissioning
- Experience of leading a team of architects
- Substantial experience in Enterprise and Solution Architecture roles, with at least 8 years as an EA
- Qualified in ITIL and TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework)
- Experience of working with Agile SDLC (Software Development Lifecycle Management) methods
- Understanding of common business analysis techniques and approaches
- Excellent stakeholder management skills
- Able to explain technical concepts to a non-technical audience in a way that is relevant, easy to consume and compelling
- A high level of general, technical knowledge incl. current, emerging and future technology market trends and their impact on business
- Good knowledge of Business Architecture, incl. business and technology strategies, operating models, process models, business and technology capability models and taxonomies
- Good understanding of project management concepts, incl. Gantt charts/plans, risks, assumptions and dependencies, etc.
- Good oral and written communication skills
- Good interpersonal and leadership skills
- Ability to leverage networks in KPMG, e.g. to tap into additional expertise if required
- Comfortable working with ambiguity at the beginning of projects, with ability to provide clarity of direction despite this.

Enterprise Architect - Manager

Location: London

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time




The Team
KPMG’s Insurance Technology Enablement practice helps Insurance clients transform the way their technology enables their business strategy and long-term strategic goals. We provide advisory and transformation capabilities to enable our clients to pivot their businesses in the advent of new technology and against the backdrop of unparalleled business disruption. The practice capabilities focus on:
• Technology advisory
• IT Strategy
• Enterprise Architecture
• Systems Integration

We are growing our team to meet an ever-increasing demand for our market leading services and are seeking your relevant expertise and experience to join us.
Joining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.

The Role
Enterprise Architect Manager

Building global relationships and actively seeking out the global networks best experts to address client needs
Communicating compelling and well thought out solutions to complex problems
Building constructive working relationships across different teams, functions, countries or cultures
Develop and own mid to senior level executive relationships with clients.
Develop and own market facing propositions, to drive revenue development for the practice.

You will have three key areas of responsibility:
Manage complex, multi-stakeholder advisory services for Insurance technology transformation
Contribute to developing our market growth in insurance technology advisory
Contribute to our wider capability group by developing services and people.

You are required to have experience and/or accreditation for Enterprise, Technical & Business Architecture, to perform the following activities:
Client Delivery
Deliver high quality advisory services which bring insight to complex technology problems.
Delivery high quality transformation services to support client enterprise strategies
Determine the enterprise architecture standards and principles and align with the business architecture principles to ensure technology solution enables business benefit.
Determine the migration and end state architecture principles and document in a comprehensive Enterprise Architecture solution document.
Provide high level integration design principles for integration with legacy applications.
Determine key data architecture principles for the new applications and ensure consistency with legacy integration applications.
Excellent stakeholder management across business and technology

Market Development:
Work with colleagues to identify and translate potential demand into new engagements.
Understand business problems and identify commercial opportunities for us. Develop and own market facing propositions
Proactively drive client relationships within the market, understanding insurance company needs and how KPMG can bring our services to support them.

Capability Development:
Performance Manage other members of the team, to develop their careers and support the continued development of a vibrant and exciting team culture.
Be a key part of the Insurance Technology Leadership team, developing our go to market capability.
Collaborate with colleagues to maximise and share our knowledge and experience.
Be a steward of KPMG values throughout our internal practice and when leading client engagements.



Enterprise Architect

Location: London

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


Grade: C
Job Title: Manager – Enterprise Architect Corporates
Region: London
Service Line: Connected Technology
Service Line Information:

KPMG’s Enterprise Architecture practice is a leading independent advisor for Technology Architecture professional services. We help CIOs, CTOs and their management teams transform their businesses and IT services.

Our clients have to develop robust and executable strategies that have to account for the continual development of technology, with current focus being on Digital disruption, exploitation of cloud technologies and progression towards continuous IT.

We help these organisations understand and evaluate their strategic options, build business cases, design the roadmaps and then continually optimise. We also have deeply skilled architects to support this journey and make the path robust.

We are growing our Technology Architecture team to respond to the increasing demand and in particular we are seeking technologists with strategy and/or architecture backgrounds and experience in Enterprise Architecture within the Corporate sector.


Job Description: Joining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.

The Role

• Leading engagements; delivering to time, cost and quality either alone or within a team.
• You will lead the delivery of high quality strategy and technology architecture work.
• Good communication skills and client-facing stakeholder management experience.
• Industry awareness of enterprise architecture methodologies, e.g. TOGAF, approaches to delivering enterprise solutions and market trends.
• An understanding of enterprise architecture principles.
• Experience of applying architecture principles to application, data and / or infrastructure components as part of an overall enterprise architecture.
• Leading and contributing to proposals and sales activity.
• Contributing to the development of a vibrant technology capability.


The Person

• Experience of enterprise architecture in a corporate sector.
• A natural interest in technology, being passionate about the benefits that technology can bring.
• High energy levels, coupled with a desire to deliver to a high standard in a suitable timeframe.
• Experience of providing several of the following: Technical reviews and assessments, IT audits, technical roadmaps, architecture and solution designs, IT sourcing, IT strategy.
• Practical experience in large scale, enterprise wide, complex transformations.
• Experience of using EA tooling


At KPMG, your long-term future is every bit as important to us as it is to you. That's why our aim is to give you experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Whether it's great training and development, mobility opportunities or corporate responsibility volunteering activities - you'll gain a wealth of experiences on which to build a rewarding career. We're a firm that encourages you to be yourself, values your contribution, and inspires you to act as a role model, always focused on doing the right thing for each other, our clients and our communities.

While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a balanced lifestyle. We offer part time roles with flexible working arrangements which could include, annualised hours, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days etc. We are happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest and, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly.

KPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss with your recruitment contact any reasonable adjustments to our Recruitment Process that you may require.

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We pride ourselves on being a place where your individuality is valued; you can be yourself and still achieve your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results to our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG by viewing our Policy.

KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy.

Tax Technology & Innovation Director

Location: Glasgow

Capability: Tax

Service line: Tax Central

Experience level: Director

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Tax Technology & Innovation (‘TT&I’) Director role offers the candidate the opportunity to apply their tax and accounting skills in a unique way, working as part of our rapidly growing TT&I team. You will be part of a team that will be at the forefront of changing an entire industry, helping our clients adapt and make the most of technological advances to help them better manage their tax obligations.

The role will be the link between technology and the tax business. You will work closely with the Partner & Director group across all tax service lines to design technology solutions for our clients and drive business development for our technology.

Together with the tax business, you will develop the tax technology go to market strategy, take the engagement lead role on the design and delivery of client specific technology solutions based on KPMG’s tax technology capabilities and shape the technology element of KPMG’s response to proposals for tax services.

Working closely with senior stakeholders in the team and the wider tax business, you will help drive forward KPMG’s tax technology strategy, and be a key part of the development and growth of an exciting new and innovative team.

You will have


Strong educational background or high level of relevant equivalent experience

Experience leading complex, high-profile tax transformation and technology projects

Accounting or tax qualifications or equivalent experience

Demonstrable interest in/background in technology

Ability to generate and progress leads to sales for large, global clients and as part of complex multi-disciplinary proposals


Ability to define team vision and strategy, with a desire to significantly increase market share


A highly motivated mindset, with the ability to engage and lead a team on a variety of high profile internal and external projects, delivering to agreed deadlines and budgets even under pressure


Excellent problem-solving skills, remaining resilient and calm in a crisis



Ability to build and execute strong internal and external relationships


Ability to manage multiple stakeholders across multiple projects, often with conflicting objectives



Ability to work autonomously with the confidence to make your own decisions


Effective judgement – knowing when to consult and doing this in a timely manner


Excellent organisational, time management, delegation and review skills, with a results driven mentality


Excellent people and performance / talent management skills


Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Advanced user knowledge of Microsoft software and packages, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.



You may have


Experience with ERP systems or tax software

Understanding of cloud technology delivery and other relevant, leading-edge technologies


Understanding of UX/UI/design


Knowledge of agile project methodology.


In this role you will




- Take the engagement lead role on the delivery of complex, high profile tax transformation and technology projects;


- Build and maintain excellent internal relationships with the wider global firm and external client relationships with senior staff;



- Work closely with Partners and Directors within the tax business to build awareness of the KPMG's tax technology internally and externally and generate client leads

Together with the tax business, design client specific technology solutions based on KPMG’s tax technology capabilities and shape the technology element of KPMG’s response to proposals for tax services;

Work with tax Partners and Directors to originate technology opportunities by leading client meetings and technology demonstrations;


Lead the business development process for large technology opportunities progressing leads to sales and taking responsibility for contract negotiation and agreement.


Provide technical consulting to external clients and internal project teams, guiding them to an appropriate technical or process solution based on their business requirements, overseeing delivery of the project to agreed scope/budget


Develop delivery models and take new propositions to market


Work with the tax business to identify opportunities to create technology enabled services based on KPMG's tax technology capabilities


Build and maintain excellent internal and external client relationships

Input into ongoing reviews of technology product roadmaps and strategy to ensure internal and external client feedback is reflected

Performance manage junior staff.



Enterprise Integration Architect

Location: London

Capability: Solutions & Digital

Service line: Solutions & Digital

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The role of the Integration Architect is to develop the UK Firm’s integration technology strategy and translate this into a roadmap that determines our investment priorities and transformation portfolio. The integration strategy needs to promote a seamless, end-to-end customer and employee experience by enabling the efficient creation and modification of effective and reusable integration components.


In particular, the strategy should promote the use of modern, Cloud-based technologies; support typical integration use cases; create an operating model that satisfies the demands of the business for integration design, development, testing and release; and establish an integration catalogue that supports the reuse of new technologies, whilst targeting legacy integrations for decommissioning. The Integration Architect should also help to execute and govern the strategy, by helping solution architects and projects to design solutions that are fit for purpose and conform to our standards and patterns.


Key Repsonsibilities
You will need to maintain your core knowledge of integration platforms, wider technology trends and the KPMG technology ecosystem; build integration roadmaps and solutions; and govern relevant technology choices within the Firm.


Core knowledge
- Strong Azure Integration Services knowledge. This includes Logic Apps, Service Bus, Event Grid, API Management, Azure Vault, Gateway, Azure Functions, Azure DevOps and GitHub
- Maintain a high level of technical knowledge incl. current, emerging and future technology market trends and their impact on the business
- Develop and maintain expert knowledge of KPMG’s technology ecosystem, incl. the main applications and technologies that interact with integration technologies
- If required, provide advice to and/or seek to learn from other Member Firms, client teams and/or clients that are seeking to implement or improve their use of Integration technologies

Roadmaps & solutions
- Build and maintain the integration technology roadmap and architecture for KPMG assets, working with Capability CTOs, and business and technical SMEs where relevant
- Ensure that Capability roadmaps are aligned to the integration strategy, and coherent with those of other Capabilities and technology domain roadmaps
- Work with Capability CTOs, technical SMEs and specific projects to analyse and translate business requirements into technical requirements, ensuring that these are feasible
- Ensure that Solution Architects produce designs that are fit for purpose, adhere to relevant standards and patterns, leverage reusable components, and are coherent with wider KPMG technology domains
- Contribute to the selection of specific integration technologies
- Influence business and technology stakeholders to adopt the right technology solutions
- Support the design and implementation of operating models that improve the design and delivery of successful integration deployments
- Escalate risks, issues and critical dependencies to the appropriate leaders as required to ensure the successful delivery of the strategy

Technology governance
- Help to establish, and participate in, the technology assurance process, building reference models and ensuring that standards, patterns and reusable components are enforced
- Ensure that legacy technology is decommissioned to manage and reduce technical debt
- Support the selection and implementation of enterprise architecture tools that help to accelerate and govern technology initiatives

Knowledge, skills, and experience required


Essential (Integration)
- Expert knowledge of Azure Integration Services and other Cloud-based integration platforms, e.g. AWS Integration Services, MuleSoft, Dell Boomi, Informatica
- Good knowledge of integration and data architectures e.g. API management, service buses, adapters, ETL operations and batch transfers, integration and data models, etc.
- Extensive experience in Integration platform implementation with a minimum 6 years acting as technical lead
- Is able to chair and run an architecture design authority for Integration
- Design of complex Integration patterns and reusable components, e.g. based on SSO, JSON, SOAP, XML, SAML, SSL, Web Services, LDAP, JDBC, ODBC, REST, SCP (Secure Copy Protocol) and SFTP

Essential (Other)
- Experience of working with Agile SDLC (Software Development Lifecycle Management) methods - this must include DevOps and CI/CD.
- Understanding of common business analysis techniques and approaches
- Able to explain technical concepts to a non-technical audience in a way that is relevant, easy to consume and compelling
- A high level of general, technical knowledge incl. current, emerging and future technology market trends and their impact on business
- Good understanding of project management concepts, incl. Gantt charts/plans, risks, assumptions and dependencies, etc.
- Good oral and written communication skills
- Good interpersonal and leadership skills
- Ability to leverage networks in KPMG, e.g. to tap into additional expertise if required
- Comfortable working with ambiguity at the beginning of projects, with ability to provide clarity of direction despite this

Desirable
- Good knowledge of ServiceNow IntegrationHub and IBM on-prem ESB (Enterprise Service Bus)
- Experience of leading offshore teams
- Practical understanding of GDPR and ISO 27001
- Qualified in ITIL and TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework)
- Bachelor’s degree


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