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IT Sourcing Assistant Manager

Location: London

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Role
- Builds and develops positive constructive relationships inside and outside KPMG
- Assessing problems from multiple angles to ensure all relevant issues are considered when making decisions
- Proactively driving forward new and creative ideas which benefit the clientYou will join a great team and take a proactive role in delivering engagements to senior staff within our clients. You will have the opportunity to provide advice across the technology sourcing and IT transformation lifecycle from sourcing strategy, operating model development, procurement and transition, to post deal services and contract value assurance.

Typical client delivery work will include the following activities:
- Supporting the development of proposed operating models, sourcing strategies, roadmaps, implementation plans and robust business cases for the functional areas of IT and transformational change programmes leveraging current and upcoming technologies
- Assisting clients through the supplier selection process from initial supplier engagement through to negotiation and contract signature.
- Supporting the development of planned future service scope and establishing the service delivery governance framework for future state operations.
- Supporting the client through the technical, service and IT operating model transformation process. Taking on key roles overseeing and managing transformation and transition activities.
- Supporting the definition and assistance with post-contract vendor governance activities including the design of the retained organisation and transition to new ways of working.The Person
- Takes time to learn about other people and their experiences and how to apply this learning
- Shares experiences with others to assistant their learning and understanding
- Demonstrates curiosity and open mindedness to new ideas approaches and perspectives
- Actively engages with others in order to address their views/concerns
- Sector experience is less relevant, although experience within Corporates would be preferred, and we are specifically interested in meeting you if you have the IT sourcing skill set and capabilities (across the sourcing life-cycle) and with the following backgrounds:
- Industry: sourcing or operating model experience, working within a FTSE 250 organisation or large public sector organisation
- Service provider: experience in a client facing role within service provider environment, typical roles might include Technology Sales, Service Delivery Manager, Transition Manager, Solution Manager.
- Consultancy: client facing experience from within IT/sourcing/Service ManagementEssential
- A demonstrable knowledge of the content of outsourcing contracts, best practice in this area and the process for negotiating a sourcing contract.
- A demonstrable knowledge of how technology sourcing and operating models need to adapt as a result of the impact of recent technology changes such as, but not restricted to, Cloud, Agile or Automation
- Good foundation and understanding of the IT Function of a large organisation.
Desirable
- ITIL v3 and/or Prince 2 (or similar) accredited
- Operating model and process design

IT Sourcing Manager

Location: London

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Role
As a manager within our IT Sourcing and Outsourcing capability you will help our clients exploit their supply chains to effect high value technology transformation in support of their broader business transformation agendas.

As an experienced sourcing professional you will be able to operate across multiple disciplines with experience of some or all of the following - finance, commercial and technology delivery. You will be confident in speaking the language of each and understanding the priorities, challenges, constraints and opportunities of all.

In this role you will;

o Assist clients to understand how technology providers, systems integrators and service partners can deliver the capabilities required to effect and assure transformation;
o Assist clients to build and implement sourcing strategies and underpinning supplier strategies to effect broader technology and business strategy;
o Assist clients to develop go to market strategies to identify and secure the capabilities required to implement their strategy;
o Deliver exceptional quality supplier engagement to solicit proposals and solutions;
o Act as a broker between client stakeholders to define and create consensus of requirements for strategies and specific transactions;
o Bring expert knowledge of suppliers and commercial constructs to assist clients and their legal advisors in the negotiation of robust operationally deliverable contracts;
o Assist clients with the transition of services to an inbound supplier and provide the expertise to help the client assure post contract value realisation

Domain Skills and Experience

You will have experience in supporting the delivery of sourcing strategies and transactions within one or more of the following technology domains;

o Application Hosting –
o you will have knowledge of hyperscale public cloud service providers and how their catalogues can be leveraged to deliver value to the client.
o You will understand and have experience of the complexity of cloud adoption and migration and be able to represent this as risk transfer to an eco-system of delivery partners.
o You will understand and have experience of the commercial constructs of cloud provision and have understand the structure of commercial ‘wrapper’ deals to secure discounts at scale.
o You will understand and have experience of the challenges of delivering legacy hosting services economically in a declining volume format and be able to articulate approaches that can minimise commercial risk to the client.
o You will understand and have experience of sourcing and establishing the services for delivery of cloud controls and engineering capabilities such that clients can securely and reliably consume public cloud

o System Integration
o You will have experience of defining and sourcing work packages to develop and / or deploy core business applications;
o You will understand and be able to demonstrate your experience of the programmatic requirements for delivery of complex integration programmes using both waterfall and agile delivery methods;
o You will have experience and an understanding of the risk profile of material transformation programmes and be able to demonstrate knowledge of the methods for transferring risk to the supply chain and managing that risk in delivery;
o You will have experience and an understanding of different commercial models encompassing resource, output and outcome based approaches;

o Digital Workplace
o You will have experience of sourcing the services that enable organisations to transform to highly automated, self service digital work-place environments;
o You will understand the service constructs and operating models necessary to manage a modern work-place environment
o You will have experience of some of the following aspects of digital work place services - sourcing device supply, device management, field services, service desk and associated automation / AI based technologies, collaboration technologies and the integration if IT with facilities management functions
o You will be able to demonstrate that you understand the economics and use cases for the application of different client formats and BYOD.
o You understand how to build the value case for investment in digital workplace
o You will have a credible perspective on the evolution of the digital workplace in a post pandemic context

General Skills and Experience
You will have significant and demonstrable experience in the following;

o Influencing and advising senior IT delivery and sourcing stakeholders
o Defining and managing projects or material workstreams relating to sourcing process encompassing market tender and single source techniques
o Defining commercial and operational / technical requirements in your domain of experience – leveraging the detailed technical expertise of a broader organisation
o Evaluation and selection methods
o Project as applied to a sourcing project or programme
o Agile sourcing methods
o Pricing constructs
o Market analysis and vendor knowledge

The Person
You will have experience working in complex IT environments and your specific area of domain expertise.

You may have a back-ground in delivery, the scoping and selling of complex IT solutions in a sell side organisation or in a strategic sourcing function working closely with technology delivery functions.

You will be able to build lasting and productive client relationships that can be maintained over a span measured in years.

You will be able to identify and anticipate client needs and work with our Partners and Directors to scope solutions to meet these as well as supporting the delivery of those solutions.

IT Sourcing Senior Manager

Location: London

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Role
As a senior manager within our IT Sourcing and Outsourcing capability you will help our clients exploit their supply chains to effect high value technology transformation in support of their broader business transformation agendas.

As an experienced sourcing professional, you will be able to operate across finance, commercial and technology delivery disciplines confidently speaking the language of each and understanding the priorities, challenges, constraints and opportunities of all.

In this role you will;

o Assist clients to understand how technology providers, systems integrators and service partners can deliver the capabilities required to effect and assure transformation;
o Assist clients to build and implement sourcing strategies and underpinning supplier strategies to effect broader technology and business strategy;
o Assist clients to develop go to market strategies to identify and secure the capabilities required to implement their strategy;
o Deliver exceptional quality supplier engagement to solicit proposals and solutions;
o Act as a broker between client stakeholders to define and create consensus of requirements for strategies and specific transactions;
o Bring expert knowledge of suppliers and commercial constructs to assist clients and their legal advisors in the negotiation of robust operationally deliverable contracts;
o Assist clients with the transition of services to an inbound supplier and provide the expertise to help the client assure post contract value realisation

Domain Skills and Experience

You will have extensive experience in delivery of sourcing strategies and transactions within one or more of the following technology domains;

o Application Hosting –
o you will have deep knowledge of hyperscale public cloud service providers and how their catalogues can be leveraged to deliver value to the client.
o You will understand and have experience of the complexity of cloud adoption and migration and be able to represent this as risk transfer to an eco-system of delivery partners.
o You will understand and have experience of the commercial constructs of cloud provision and have experience of negotiating commercial ‘wrapper’ deals to secure discounts at scale.
o You will understand and have experience of the challenges of delivering legacy hosting services economically in a declining volume format and be able to demonstrate approaches that can minimise commercial risk to the client.
o You will understand and have experience of sourcing and establishing the services for delivery of cloud controls and engineering capabilities such that clients can securely and reliably consume public cloud.

o System Integration
o You will have broad experience of defining and sourcing work packages to develop and / or deploy core business applications;
o You will understand and be able to demonstrate your experience of the programmatic requirements for delivery of complex integration programmes using both waterfall and agile delivery methods;
o You will have experience and a strong understanding of the risk profile of material transformation programmes and be able to demonstrate deep knowledge of the methods for transferring risk to the supply chain and managing that risk in delivery;
o You will have experience and a strong understanding of different commercial models encompassing resource, output and outcome based approaches;

o Digital Workplace
o You will have broad experience of sourcing the services that enable organisations to transform to highly automated, self service digital work-place environments;
o You will understand the service constructs and operating models necessary to manage a modern work-place environment
o You will have experience of sourcing device supply, device management, field services, service desk and associated automation / AI based technologies, collaboration technologies and the integration if IT with facilities management functions
o You will be able to demonstrate that you understand and have experience of the economics and uses cases for the application of different client formats and BYOD.
o You have experience of building the value case for investment in digital workplace
o You will have a fully developed and supportable perspective on the evolution of the digital workplace in a post pandemic context

General Skills and Experience
You will have significant and demonstrable experience in the following;

o Influencing and advising C-level stakeholders and their direct reports
o Defining and managing sourcing process encompassing market tender and single source techniques
o Defining commercial and operational / technical requirements in your domain of experience – leveraging the detailed technical expertise of a broader organisation
o Evaluation and selection methods
o Project / programme management skills, as applied to a sourcing project or programme
o Agile sourcing methods
o Pricing constructs
o Market analysis and vendor knowledge

The Person
You will have experience working in complex IT environments and your specific area of domain expertise.

You may have a back-ground in delivery, the scoping and selling of complex IT solutions in a sell side organisation or in a strategic sourcing function working closely with technology delivery functions.

You will be able to build lasting and productive client relationships that can be maintained over a span measured in years.

You will be able to identify and anticipate client needs and scope solutions to meet these as well as deliver those solutions.

IT Risk & Controls - Assistant Manager

Location: London

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

The Financial Services Technology Risk Consulting team is focused on providing consultancy, advice and assurance on our clients' technology risks and controls. The market is evolving at pace and innovating, whilst embracing the digital age.
We are expanding our team to advise clients on emerging and legacy technology risks and controls due to the ever-increasing challenges that clients are faced with. We deliver our work through consulting projects, focused on risk and control assurance, supporting teams across the 1st, 2nd and 3rd lines of defence. One area of growth is Risk Assurance and specifically the opportunity to provide support to our clients in relation to their IT General Controls e.g. SOx)

KPMG are growing their FS Emerging Technology Risk team to meet an ever-increasing demand for our market leading services and are seeking IT management consultants with relevant expertise and experience. We are looking for an individual that has a passion for technology and has experience of working in or assessing cloud environments to help be part of a dynamic and growing team.

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

• Builds and develops positive constructive relationships inside and outside KPMG
• Assessing problems from multiple angles to ensure all relevant issues are considered when making decisions
• Proactively driving forward new and creative ideas which benefit the client
• Deliver technology risk consulting projects in Financial Services leading teams and working independently providing client-side advice
• Deliver technology risk control testing and transformation projects, providing support on advice to first and second lines of defence on operating models, frameworks, taxonomy, risk and control services
• Deliver client services on IT control testing, cloud technology and other technology risk related projects.
• Take responsibility for client liaison and relationship
• Take responsibility for delivering projects and engagements.
• Quality assure testing undertaken offshore or by junior members of staff
• Identify revenue-generating opportunities and support business development activities such as proposal writing, pitch presentations
• Develop relationships with FS clients (CIO, Head of Technology Risk, CRO, Head of Information Security, COO)

The Person

• A collaborative team player who can bring others with them.
• A self-starter with a can does attitude.
• Someone who is looking for an exciting and dynamic challenge, with an appetite and ambition to progress.
• Recognises the importance of continuous self and team development and actively strives to achieve this.
• Seeks to understand other motivations
• Takes time to learn about other people and their experiences and how to apply this learning
• Demonstrates curiosity and open mindedness to new ideas approaches and perspectives
• Actively engages with others in order to address their views/concerns

Qualifications and Skills
• Proven experience of successfully delivering large IT risk and control projects or audit engagements either within a Big 4 firm or a large Financial Services Institution
• Recognised accounting / auditing (eg CISA) / risk qualification
• Experience in an IT risk and control / audit environment especially in relation to 404.
• Knowledge and experience of the cloud would be ideal, but not essential.
• Degree/masters qualification in IT

Experience and Background
• Experience of managing IT Risk and Control projects or audits in the FS sector with experience of working in teams
• Experience of managing business and IT stakeholders from across the business and all levels of seniority
• Ability to identify and assess complex IT risks and controls, to relate them to the wider business environment and to express opinions clearly to all levels
• Strong understanding of FS sector – business processes / products / keys risks
• A good understanding of technology platforms
• Good knowledge of different operating systems, databases, networking, security concepts and technologies from an IT risk and controls perspective
• Ability to play an active role in the business development process
• Strong analytical skills and ability to adapt to changing circumstances
• Demonstrate professional scepticism - proven track record of compliance with quality standards and an ability to balance an efficient and compliant audit
• An aptitude for embracing and adapting to new technology
• Ability to work flexibly in terms of working hours to accommodate tight timelines and manage well under pressure



IT Sourcing Manager

Location: London

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Role
- Developing lasting client relationships and actively building a network and range of experience to help address client needs
- Provide compelling and well thought out solutions to our clients’ sourcing challengesYou will join a great team and take a proactive role in delivering engagements to senior staff within our clients. You will have the opportunity to provide advice across the Technology sourcing and IT transformation lifecycle from sourcing strategy, operating model development, procurement and transition, in to post deal services and contract value assurance.

Typical client delivery work will include the following activities:
- Leading the development of proposed operating models, sourcing strategies, roadmaps, implementation plans and robust business cases for the functional areas of IT and transformational change programmes
- Assisting clients through the supplier selection process through to procurement and contract signature.
- Leading the development of planned service scope, service levels and establishing the contract and service delivery governance framework for future state operations.
- Supporting the client through the service transition and IT operating model transformation process. Taking on key roles overseeing and managing transformation and transition activities.
- Leading post-contract governance activities including the design of the retained organisation and transition to new ways of working.
- Conducting value assurance reviews of existing service agreements
The Person
- Anticipates the viewpoint of others, listens and addresses concerns
- Builds co-operative relationships and fosters an environment in which everyone’s opinion is valued
- Provides on-going feedback, coaching and mentoring that supports individuals development needs and career aspirations
- Proactively engages in cross-functional communications and sharing of information.This role is based within our Corporates sector however, sector experience is less relevant and we are specifically interested in meeting you if you have the IT sourcing skill-set and capabilities (across the sourcing life-cycle) and with the following backgrounds:
- Industry: sourcing or procurement experience, working in a FTSE 250 organisation.
- Service provider: experience in a service provider environment, typical roles might include Service Delivery Manager, Transition Manager, Solution Manager.
- Consultancy: experience in IT/Sourcing/Service Management.
Essential
- A demonstrable knowledge of the content of outsourcing contracts, best practice in this area and the process for negotiating a sourcing contract.
- A demonstrable knowledge of how technology sourcing and operating models need to adapt as a result of the impact of recent technology changes such as, but not restricted to, Cloud, Agile or Automation
- Experience of system selection, primarily ERP or finance systems.
- Good foundation and understanding of the IT Function of a large organisation.
Desirable
- Sound knowledge of one or more of the following services is desirable:
- Infrastructure cloud wrapper
- Hybrid technology / IT skills
- Digital workplace
- Networks and NGN
- DevOps AM
- Operating model and process design

IT Strategy & Effectiveness Manager

Location: London

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team
KPMG’s CIO Advisory practice helps clients transform the way that CIOs and their management teams manage and deliver IT services to their customers. We help our clients to understand and exploit the constantly changing technology ecosystem to deliver value, agility and efficiency. In collaboration with other specialists across KPMG, we support our clients through digital transformation and enable them to transform their business through technology-enabled change.

Our CIO Advisory practice is organised into the following capability teams:
Tech Strategy & Effectiveness
Tech Architecture
IT Sourcing
IT Service Management

Within CIO Advisory we deliver collaborative team engagements, working together across these capabilities to help our clients get the best from their IT services. 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.

The Role
Developing lasting client relationships and actively building a network and range of experience to help address client needs
Providing compelling and well thought out solutions to problems of moderate complexity
You will work with KPMG colleagues, client teams and with C Level client resources to:
Bring a technology perspective to a broad range of client issues, demonstrating how technology can be used to address problems and realise opportunities
Manage the development and delivery of IT operating models that enable clients to get the most from their technology organisation
Develop digital and technology strategies alongside client teams
Provide credible advice to clients on how to operate IT in the most effective manner
Collaborate across our other CIO Advisory capabilities (IT Sourcing, Tech Architecture and Service Management) to improve and transform IT services for our clients
Work with other teams across KPMG to provide support to clients as they undergo digital transformation

You will work within the Tech Strategy & Effectiveness capability group and with the wider KPMG firm to:
Identify emerging trends in the market and develop products and services that KPMG can leverage within our client base.
Support the growth of our Tech Strategy & Effectiveness capability through developing and supporting our people.
Contribute to innovative thought leadership on technology topics including digital transformation, technology strategy, digital operating models and delivering more effective and efficient technology services.
Champion how Tech Strategy & Effectiveness can help our clients deliver more effectively and achieve their digital and technology ambitions.
You will work as part of an engagement team in a leading capacity to deliver high quality products and outcomes to our clients and identify further opportunities to support them for the wider KPMG firm.

The Person
Anticipates the viewpoint of others, listens and addresses concerns
Builds co-operative relationships and fosters an environment in which everyone’s opinion is valued
Provides on-going feedback, coaching and mentoring that supports individuals’ development needs and career aspirations
Proactively engages in cross-functional communications and sharing of information.

Essential
Experience in at least 2 of the below:
Developing technology strategies in complex environments, with a focus on leveraging digital and emerging technologies
IT operating model design and implementation (Target Operating Model)
IT cost optimisation and efficiency
Digital transformation at scale
Agile delivery methodologies, particularly at scale in large organisations
Tenacious, passionate and thorough in approach and style; able to adjust communication styles from C level to junior level
Self-sufficient, with leadership experience managing teams and delivering technology programmes / projects

Desirable
Consulting experience with large organisations - ideally Financial Services
A passion for emerging technology and driving business value
Experienced in new technology delivery and ways of working (for example Agile, DevOps)



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