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Manager - HR - Integration & Seperation

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax, Pensions & Legal, 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.

As a firm we help our clients navigate their biggest issues and opportunities. We aim to be universally recognised as a great place for great people to do their best work – a firm known for our collaborative and inclusive culture. And we will take pride in driving lasting, positive change in society.

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.

Our Deal Advisory group is focused on continually enhancing value for clients across the deal and economic cycle. Our teams comprise of specialists capable of helping clients right through from conceptual thinking of buying a business to turning their business around in times of difficulty.

HR M&A sits within the broader Integration & Separation (I&S) team in Deal Advisory. The I&S team focusses on all aspects of the Deal lifecycle advising on the operational enablement of large, global M&A programmes

The Role
In HR M&A we advise on all aspects relating to HR and change management on the deals process from HR due diligence through to deal execution. Our focus areas:

1) Employee experience: Shaping the employee experience strategy and executing an engagement program. This often is based on our unique digital engagement platform, to ensure that the workforce is engaged and key talent is retained in order to protect deal value
2) Organisational Design: Building and developing tailored organisational design, people strategy, operating models and driving synergies and value creation for integrations, carve-outs or JVs
3) Labour relations and compliance: Ensuring that labour and HR risks and obligations are understood and managed globally in order to deliver on the deal timelines and planned changes. We have one of the strongest experiences in workforce transition in the market and have advised on the transition of >150,000 employees across >80 countries
4) HR operations: HR Operations focuses on the integration of the HR function itself, from strategy, operating model, integration or separation of systems and processes including standing up/securing payroll on deals

Our I&S team culture and HR M&A ways of working are highly collaborative, open and high performing.

You will be leading the day to day running of engagements providing support to project leadership and junior team members on a variety of M&A projects from small transactions to global programmes from a people, HR and communications perspective

Client Delivery:
- Lead the HR workstream and effectively manage client relationships as well as those in the wider KPMG team (including junior team members)
- Leverage previous HR / consulting experience to provide practical advice and commercial solutions to client issues
- Contribute to and analyse deal related reports e.g. due diligence from a people or strategy perspective and communicate findings in simple and understandable way
- Provide analysis and insights on the people elements of the business including costings, headcount, processes, systems, HR contracts as well as any employment law risks or issues (e.g. TUPE)
- Advise and deliver the people / Deal strategy and build of organisational design structures including benchmarking insights for an integration or separation (carve outs)
- Advise on optimisation initiatives (e.g. synergy analysis) including the development of target operating models, understanding the current people landscape, defining transitional service agreements, developing detailed plans and supporting the implementation
- Advise on effective employee engagement, talent retention, culture and communication strategies
- Manage the HR PMO to provide structure and manage all risks, issues and interdependencies
- Ownership and accountability for high quality outputs and deliverables (in PowerPoint and Excel)
- Facilitate and lead client workshops and meetings, designing and building materials
People and Practice Development:
- Support the overall growth and profitability of the HR M&A team
- Proactively coaches/mentors junior team members (including Performance Manager responsibilities where relevant)
- Work collaboratively with the HR M&A team (UK and India) on a variety of practice development initiatives including creation of new digital assets, marketing and knowledge management
- Contribute to developing pitches, proposals and external market initiatives which help us to win new work as well as identifying new opportunities on existing engagements
- Networking with the wider Integration & Separation (I&S) and Deal Advisory practice
Risk & Governance:
- Acts as Engagement Manager for small and medium size projects including risk management, budget / WIP management and invoicing
- Proactively delivers Client independence (Sentinel), Client and Engagement acceptance activities (MSD), to manage the Firm's risk
- Consults proactively and appropriately with engagement team leadership in relation to engagement risk management, escalating where required

Experience Required
Essential:
- HR expertise in a transformational environment*
- Consulting experience*
- Deep understanding and specialism in areas such as people strategy, HR functional design, employee transfers, organisational design, leadership & talent, employee engagement and culture (not all required but experience in at least one essential)
- Experience of working in a fast paced environment
- Project management experience ideally from working on complex / large scale projects
- Experience of coaching teams and developing individuals
Desirable:
- Experience of working in an M&A environment*

*For our Managers we require candidates to have experience in at least 2 of these 3 areas

Skills Required
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to demonstrate personal impact, flexibility, drive and commitment
- Strong client relationship skills
- Commercial mindset and strong business acumen
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Collaborative and effective team player
- PowerPoint presentation skills
- Data analysis and problem solving skills
- Ability to work well under pressure with limited supervision
- Comfortable working in high intensity and ambiguous environments



M&A Assistant Manager - Technology

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Technology in M&A team at KPMG is a growing and dynamic team. We deal with all aspects of the technology function, from strategy, cloud, digital, technology spend, etc. We work with both acquirers and vendors on pre- and post-deal technology issues.

Our three key client proposition areas are:
1) Due diligence: Highlighting key risks and opportunities in the target’s technology environment in order to ensure that acquirers are aware of key issues that may impact valuation.
2) Integration: Planning pre and post deal to support the client to integrate the technology function and systems into the buyer’s organisation while enhancing value.
3) Separation: Supporting vendors to plan and deliver a credible, discrete standalone entity on Day 1 to the buyer with value preserved and business continuity ensured from a technology perspective including support to define and implement transitional service agreements.

You will deliver projects working closely alongside senior members of the team, who will provide guidance and insight in the deal environment. This will provide you with the opportunity to build your transactions knowledge and further develop your technology skills base.

Your responsibilities will include:

Due Diligence
Researching, writing, delivering, and reviewing technology related deal and transaction reports.
Analysing and data mapping to comment on the technology of the business including cost, products and systems and technology contracts.
Providing insights on technology aspects of the deal that are relevant to the client and readers of the technology due diligence reports and to be able to explain issues simply, highlighting the impact of technology on business strategy, operations and, ultimately, deal valuation.
Developing an understanding of technology benchmark and qualitative information to provide insights to clients to describe a typical technology function.
Contributing content for sections of reports/deliverables.

Integration & Separation
Advising on technology aspects of integration, separation (carve outs) and optimisation initiatives (e.g. synergy analysis) including the development of target operating models, understanding the current technology landscape, defining transitional service agreements, developing detailed plans, and supporting the implementation of such plans.
Support the technology workstream in integrations and separations within a larger team of Integration & Separation colleagues.
Identification or review of client synergies for technology within a larger team.

Wider team
When you are not working on a project, you will provide support to senior colleagues in a number of different aspects such as preparation of proposal materials, development of propositions etc.

Leadership & Management:
You will support the Manager on both small and large projects in a client facing role. You will be expected to support the management and performance development of junior team members as well as supporting the Manager and Associate Director in day to day project activities.

Stakeholder Interaction & challenges:
You will manage some clients directly and be the key point of contact on projects. You will also be expected to manage internal stakeholders, all the way up to Partner level.

Impact, Risk, Accountability & Governance:
You will be expected to support the Manager in managing project risks and engagement activities. You will also be expected to be involved in internal initiatives and practice development.

Experience

Essential
A good understanding of, or preferably a background in IT/technology, ideally in a M&A environment

Desirable
Desirable to have a technology specialism such as: technology strategy, applications, infrastructure, architecture, cyber security
Willingness to travel

Expertise / Technical role requirements
Programme management experience
Comfort with ambiguity, fluid consulting situations and a highly pressured environment which characterise transactions


Manager - Technology - M&A

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax, Pensions & Legal, 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.
As a firm we help our clients navigate their biggest issues and opportunities. We aim to be universally recognised as a great place for great people to do their best work – a firm known for our collaborative and inclusive culture. And we will take pride in driving lasting, positive change in society.
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.

The Role

The Technology in M&A team at KPMG is a growing and dynamic team. We deal with all aspects of the technology function, from strategy, cloud, digital, technology spend, etc. We work with both acquirers and vendors on pre- and post-deal technology issues.
Our three key client proposition areas are:
1) Due diligence: Highlighting key risks and opportunities in the target’s technology environment in order to ensure that acquirers are aware of key issues that may impact valuation.
2) Integration: Planning pre and post deal to support the client to integrate the technology function and systems into the buyer’s organisation while enhancing value.
3) Separation: Supporting vendors to plan and deliver a credible, discrete standalone entity on Day 1 to the buyer with value preserved and business continuity ensured from a technology perspective including support to define and implement transitional service agreements.

In this role, you will work on projects closely alongside senior members of the team, who will provide guidance and insight into the deal environment, enabling you to build your transactions knowledge and further develop your technology skills base.
Your responsibilities will include:
— Leading small to medium sized engagements and being the day to day support for clients on these engagements
Due Diligence
— Contributing to and reviewing technology related deal and transaction reports
— Analysing and data mapping to comment on the technology of the business including cost, products and systems and technology contracts
— Providing insights on technology aspects of the deal that are relevant to the client and readers of the technology due diligence reports and explaining issues simply, highlighting the impact of technology on business strategy, operations and, ultimately, deal valuation.
— Developing an understanding of technology benchmark and qualitative information to provide insights to clients to describe a typical technology function
— Contributing content for sections of reports/deliverables
Integration & Separation
— Advising on technology aspects of integration, separation (carve outs) and optimisation initiatives (e.g. synergy analysis) including the development of target operating models, understanding the current IT landscape, defining transitional service agreements, developing detailed plans, and supporting the implementation of such plans.
— Lead the technology workstream in integrations and separations within a larger team of Integration & Separation colleagues, working and supporting the client workstream leads to fulfil their workstream objectives
— Facilitation and leading key client workshops and meetings
— Identification or review of client synergies for technology within a larger team
Wider responsibilities
— Interacting with senior client stakeholders as well as internal stakeholders (KPMG Partners and Directors) and understand stakeholder management, external and internal
— Responsibility for ensuring engagement management protocols are followed and kept up to date including quality and risk management
— When you are not working on a project, you will provide support to senior colleagues in a number of different aspects such as preparation of proposal materials, development of propositions etc.
— You will also be aligned to an area of practice development to support the building out of new revenue streams or internal propositions

You will be responsible for managing small teams and workstreams on projects as well as developing junior team members skills and capabilities on internal initiatives and in client facing work. You will also take on performance management responsibilities for junior team members.
You will be the point of contact for key clients on projects and must be able to build strong relationships externally and internally. You will also be responsible for managing upwards for project leaders and will have to understand what requires escalation and when.
You will be responsible for managing risk on smaller projects and for taking the lead on engagement management.

The Person
— A good understanding of, or preferably a background in IT/technology, ideally in a M&A environment
— Technology specialism such as: IT strategy, applications, infrastructure, architecture, cyber security
— Programme management experience and track record of successful delivery of projects
— Fluency in a European language beneficial
— Comfort with ambiguity, fluid consulting situations and a highly pressured environment which characterise transactions
— Ability to work well under pressure, learn quickly and leverage skills in new situations
— Working within a team which includes both colleagues and client members of staff
— Leading and facilitation of client meetings and interviews
— Leading / working within a team which includes both colleagues and client members of staff
— Facilitation of and leading client workshops

Associate Director - Technology - M&A

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax, Pensions & Legal, 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.
As a firm we help our clients navigate their biggest issues and opportunities. We aim to be universally recognised as a great place for great people to do their best work – a firm known for our collaborative and inclusive culture. And we will take pride in driving lasting, positive change in society.
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.

The Role

The Technology in M&A team at KPMG is a growing and dynamic team. We deal with all aspects of the technology function, from strategy, cloud, digital, technology spend, etc. We work with both acquirers and vendors on pre- and post-deal technology issues.
Our three key client proposition areas are:

1) Due diligence: Highlighting key risks and opportunities in the target’s technology environment in order to ensure that acquirers are aware of key issues that may impact valuation.
2) Integration: Planning pre and post deal to support the client to integrate the technology function and systems into the buyer’s organisation while enhancing value.
3) Separation: Supporting vendors to plan and deliver a credible, discrete standalone entity on Day 1 to the buyer with value preserved and business continuity ensured from a technology perspective including support to define and implement transitional
service agreements.

Your responsibilities will include:
Client delivery:
— Prepare, plan and deliver M&A technology programmes and technology due diligence
— Leading and supporting our clients through technology programmes arising from acquisitions, divestitures, carve outs and other transactions
— Delivering and/or reviewing high quality, transaction reports and other M&A documentation including technology due diligence and Transitional Service Agreements
— Drawing on knowledge and experience to provide high quality and deep insights and recommendations to our clients
— Leading client meetings and interviews
— Interfacing with senior internal and external stakeholders both at clients and within KPMG
— Managing relationships with key C level executives at clients
Wider team:
— Supporting and contributing to the growth plans of our Technology in M&A business
— Coaching and mentoring junior members of the team
— Identifying and driving opportunities for wider KPMG as a result of work in transactions
— Owning engagement management including quality and risk management for the project
— When not working on projects, support the development of our propositions, business development and preparation and delivery of proposals to clients
— Developing additional revenue streams and new products for both clients and internal support
- You will be expected to lead complex technology engagement and lead large teams across these projects. You will also be responsible for developing team members and leading internal initiatives and practice development.
- You will be the point of contact for senior clients and for internal senior stakeholders such as Directors and Partners. You will need to manage a variety of internal and external stakeholders simultaneously.
- You will take responsibility for risk on projects and for engagement management. You will be accountable to Directors and Partners and expected to manage commercial aspects of projects.

The Person

Experience

— Significant experience in a consulting firm or industry of preparing and delivering technology programmes in a M&A environment including:
• Technology due diligence (buyside and sell side) – preparing, writing and reviewing
• Vendor assist
• Planning and execution of technology integrations and separations across technology, infrastructure, applications and data
• Development of technology organisation design including people, process, governance, service management, technology and contracts
• Design, negotiation and operation of technology related transitional services
— Deep technical expertise in at least one of the following areas:
• Technology infrastructure, including networks and data centres
• Cyber security
• Technology operating models, including organisation and supplier strategy
• Technology costs
• Technology strategy
• Cyber security
• Technology operating models, including organisation and supplier strategy
— Understanding of the deal lifecycle and the role of technology within it – starting from due diligence through to concluding transitional service agreements
— Programme management experience and track record of successful delivery of projects
— Experience of technology outsourcing, supplier management and procurement
— Bachelor's degree qualification
— Ability to travel at a significant level
— Fluency in a European language beneficial
— Professional qualification welcome

Skills
— Leading and facilitation of client meetings and interviews
— Respect for client and transaction confidentiality
— Leading a team which includes both colleagues and client members of staff
— Team management experience, including experience in the formulation of development and growth plans
— Excellent verbal and written communication skills including reporting
— Ability to learn quickly and leverage skills in new situations



Enterprise Architect

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: MC Technology

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


Enterprise Architect (Level B)

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
• 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:
1. Manage complex, multi-stakeholder advisory services for Insurance technology transformation
2. Contribute to developing our market growth in insurance technology advisory
3. Contribute to our wider capability group by developing services and people.

The Person
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.


ServiceNow Senior Solution Architect - Senior Manager(Internal Facing)

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: MC Technology

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Role

As a Senior ServiceNow Solution Architect you will be responsible for leading scoping, design, development and implementation activities across multiple projects on the KPMG UK ServiceNow roadmap to deliver world class ServiceNow based solutions. You must analyse new requirements and their correct technical implementation solutions using industry best practices. You will work closely with internal stakeholders, delivery leads, business analysts, developers and testers to guide the design through to implementation and beyond whilst ensuring KPMG risk and quality standards are adhered to. Your short to medium term focus will be ServiceNow implementation projects within KPMG UK, after which your focus will turn to client delivery.

Key aspects of the role are:
• Lead the technical delivery of a portfolio of complex projects based on the ServiceNow platform
• Define technical solutions (at an architectural and design level of detail)
• Provide senior technical leadership and mentoring to junior architects and offshore development teams.
• Deliver compelling solution demonstrations across the ServiceNow platform.
• Provide architectural oversight of the design and delivery of technical integrations between ServiceNow, KPMG IT and business services.
• Assist development teams in resolving complex technical issues through all stages of the project lifecycle.
• Continuous growth of knowledge around the ServiceNow platform through certifications, internal/external webinars, case studies, training, community and other resources.
• Ability to establish deep and lasting relationships with stakeholders and team members.
• Build constructive, working relationships with KPMG’s global network of ServiceNow resources.
• Contribute to the development of KPMG’s ServiceNow based product roadmap.
• Ensure the project delivery team complies with KPMG solution architecture standards and frameworks.
• Operate as a member of the wider KPMG community, sharing knowledge across functions and building your personal network within the firm.

The Person

Preferred experience:
• Proven experience in consulting / professional services and technical delivery
• A proven track record of delivering complex technology projects on the ServiceNow platform on time and on budget as a Solution Architect
• Experience of leading offshore development teams and working with engagement leads, project managers and business analysts to deliver enterprise wide ServiceNow solutions
• Certified ServiceNow System Administrator
• Certified Implementation Specialist in at least 3 product suites
• Certified in ITIL Foundation (v3 or v4)
• Strong expertise in scripting on the ServiceNow platform using JavaScript, CSS and Angular JS: Flows, Business Rules, Client Scripts, UI Actions, Widgets and UI Pages
• Deep understanding of the key technologies relevant to the ServiceNow integration solutions including: Integration Hub, SSO, Web Services, LDAP, JDBC, etc.
• Experience with delivering solutions in complex client environments
• Understanding of common business analysis techniques and approaches
• Experience of agile and traditional software and project methodologies
• Ability to author clear and comprehensive documentation
• Able to communicate with impact, in a way that is open, honest, consistent and clear to influence and align stakeholders around a proposed approach
• Strong negotiator, influencer and team player, used to managing multiple stakeholders in demanding time-critical situations.
• Strong drive and resilience to overcome challenges or setbacks to achieve your team/project goals
• Passionate about areas of expertise, managing your own development by learning continuously from experience and seeking out development opport

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