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Assistant Manager – Global Strategy Group

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Data Governance & Strategy Lead - Financial Services

Location: London

Service Line: MC Technology

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Senior Manager - Operating Strategy and Cost

Location: London

Service Line: Strategy

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Assistant Managers – Operations Strategy & Cost Specialist

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Assistant Manager, Deal Strategy & Value Creation

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Service Line: Transaction Services

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Assistant Manager – Global Strategy Group

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Strategy

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Service Line Information

The role of the Corporates Strategy Team (part of the Global Strategy Group) is to work with our clients to identify, structure and solve their most critical strategic issues. As part of a fast-paced and dynamic group, our consultants offer strategic advice on financial, business and operating models to our corporate clients.

Our propositions include:

• Growth Strategy – helping clients to design and implement growth strategies, including pricing, new product development and market entry
• Deals – advising clients on strategic investment choices including commercial due diligence
• Operating strategy & cost – supporting clients to identify, quantify, prioritise and deliver the changes required to align their operating model to their financial targets and strategic goals through approaches including zero basing, Private Equity Lens opportunity assessment ad operating model design

The main industry sectors we currently work across include:

• Aerospace & defence
• Energy & natural resources
• Healthcare & life sciences
• Consumer products
• Automotive

A significant and growing proportion of our work is delivered through working in teams drawn from across KPMG capabilities and service lines.

Job Description

The Role

For this Assistant Manager role we are seeking candidates that have the base skills ad interest to work across our propositions and sectors, and the role will involve:

• Work as part of a team to address complex market, strategic, operational and organisational issues.
• Plan and undertake primary and secondary research to develop insightful analysis for clients.
• Design and execute data intensive analysis to support development of evidence-based insights.
• Develop business cases and business plans underpinned by robust analysis in support of strategic initiatives.
• Manage engagement work-streams and analysis, taking responsibility for small teams when required.
• Contribute to the delivery and presentation of client deliverables.
• Work collaboratively with client staff and management, often working in joint teams at client sites, in the development and delivery of recommendations.
• Be involved in business development activity, showing initiative in building relationships with clients during engagements and while at client site.
• Contribute to thought leadership and knowledge management to support practice development.

The Person

To succeed in this role you will need to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

• High level of applied thinking and inquisitiveness.
• Strong numerical and analytical skills combined with sound commercial acumen.
• A pragmatic approach to analysis and problem solving, able to implement structure and conceptual models in complex client environments
• Ability to assess information to distil the key strategic insights and convey these clearly and succinctly, both orally and in written form.
• An ability to work both collaboratively and individually; be comfortable developing answers and solutions including when the client requirements are ambiguous or changing.
• Able to form excellent working relationships both within KPMG and with clients.
• Willingness to constructively query clients, peers and leaders.
• Flexibility to adapt to a variety of different engagement types, working hours and work environments and locations.
• Highest degree of personal and business integrity.
• Additional language skills would be a strong bonus.

Data Governance & Strategy Lead - Financial Services

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: MC Technology

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time



In KPMG's Management Consulting (MC) practice, we don't limit ourselves to either strategy or implementation. Instead, we deliver both - equally well. Indeed, it's this broad capability that's seen us accelerate to become a 1000-strong team over 5 years. Since our creation, we've developed in-depth knowledge of an incredibly broad spread of sectors.

The Data capability sits within the MC Technology Enablement and we leverage data technology to help our financial services clients achieve their business strategy and help deliver sustainable business benefits.

Job Description: Joining the fast growing KPMG’s Data team in financial services means you will join a talented team of exceptional data colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day.

The Role
• You will join a rapidly growing Data team in Management Consulting Financial Services and your role will encompass delivering high quality outputs across Client/Project, People and Practice work.
• You will bring SME experience in at least one of our pillars: Data architecture, Data management & governance, Data Migration and/or Data Insights/visualisation.

Client/Project:
• You will lead the design & deliver either overall solution architecture solutions, data governance frameworks, deliver data migration, and/or insights solutions
• You will communicate compelling and well thought out solutions to complex data challenges
People
• You will build relationships and actively seek out the local/global networks best experts to address client needs and build constructive working relationships across different teams, functions, countries or cultures
• You will take a leading role in the growth of the Data team and support the development of the other team members through coaching and mentoring
Practice development
• You will develop business cases for transformation programmes based on industry insight and providing the roadmap to ensure the achievement of the planned benefits
• You will work closely with leadership team to help build key propositions to go-to market
• You will raise the profile of our data services within the organisation, helping KPMG colleagues & clients understand the value of data as part of Connected Consulting

The Person
• Is able to identify opportunities, sell-on client work and make a significant contribution in supporting a market proposition and practice development
• Has experience of scoping and leading projects of upwards of £500k, clients and senior stakeholders. Able to develop sales pitches & proposals to explain the value of our services
• Has specialist knowledge and technical expertise in at least one of our data pillars:

1. Data & Systems Architecture: Experience in advising the operation and implementation of a cloud environment and understanding the impacts of implementing and operating on the cloud versus on premise. Proficient in data modelling, data integration and design data platforms to support advanced analytics and AI/ML capabilities
2. Data Management & Governance: Experience in advising FS firms in their data strategy from the design of data management & governance frameworks, data standards to delivering data lineage, data quality controls, data sourcing and profiling and MDM solutions
3. Data Migration: Experience in advising in data migration related issues from strategy and scoping through to implementation and ultimate Go-Live. Working with stakeholders to define delivery model based on resources, infrastructure landscape and SME availability
4. Data Insights/Visualisation: Develop clients’ vision for data analytics in their business and help them realise how they could increase profitability and reduce risk through better sourcing, ETL and provisioning of data and benefit from benefit from trending capabilities like Data Science/ ML, Data Mining and NLP, as well as next-gen capabilities such as Cognitive Services

• Thrives on challenges and solving problems and energised and passionate to drive data solutions through to completion
• Has great presentation & communication skills. Able to describe complex technical issues in a clear, non-technical way
• Has strong inter-personal skills in order to build and maintaining strong working relationships with clients & colleagues
• Anticipates the viewpoint of others, listens and addresses concerns, builds co-operative relationships and fosters an inclusive environment
• Provides on-going feedback, coaching and mentoring to support team development and career aspirations. Nurtures, trains & develops talent
• Proactively engages in cross-functional communications and sharing of information, building relationships across the UK and Global KPMG practice
• Has sector experience of Financial Services, with a strength in one or more of the following: Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, Investment Banking, Asset Management, Wealth Management, Life Insurance; General Insurance. Relevant related sector knowledge of core business functions across front to back office and relevant key regulations (e.g. IFRS9, IFRS17, CDD/KYC/AML, BSBS239, FATCA, Dodd Frank, FRTB, GDPR)
• Has skills any of these technologies will be advantageous: Hadoop, AWS, MS Azure, GoogleCloud, Collibra, Informatica, SAS, PowerBI, Qlik, Tableau, R, Python, Spark, Scala, Alteryx, Trillium, etc.

Senior Manager - Operating Strategy and Cost

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Strategy

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

The cost & operating model team work as part of the Corporates Strategy team (serving clients across aerospace & defence, health & life sciences, energy & natural resources, consumer products and automotive) helping our clients design, identify and deliver significant changes to their operating model and cost base in line with their strategic objectives. The majority of our work is performing in cross-KPMG teams, bringing together the combination of skills required to address our client’s issues and we frequently work in joint client – KPMG teams.



The Role

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Lead teams to address complex market, strategic, operational and organisational issues, with a focus on delivering strategic cost and operating model projects

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Plan and design financial and operational analyses to support development of insights and identify potential efficiency / structural change opportunities for clients

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Design changes to the clients operating model to support delivery of their strategic and cost objectives

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Develop business cases and implementation plans to underpin successful delivery

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Lead projects and take responsibility for all aspects of project and team management

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Participate in the delivery and presentation of client deliverables

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Work collaboratively with senior client staff and management, often working in joint teams in the development of and delivery of recommendations.

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Lead on business development opportunities, demonstrate ability to build on-going client relationships and an external network of contacts

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Lead thought leadership and knowledge management to support practice development



The Person

To succeed in this role you will need to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

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Experience in leading the delivery of cost and operating model projects most likely as a consultant. Knowledge and experience in deploying zero based approaches to cost management of particular interest

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Intellectual curiosity and an ability to work independently; be comfortable developing answers and solutions often when the client requirement remains unclear, or changes

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Goal driven - focused on helping the client to understand issues and resolve key questions; ability to drive through to an outcome and to gain stakeholder support in circumstances of complexity and ambiguity

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Strong numerical and analytical skills combined with sound commercial acumen

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Experience in managing and leading teams and providing on and off project coaching to team members

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Knowledge of and experience in business development process, including proposal development

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Personal drive to deliver results within tight deadlines

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A positive and collaborative attitude

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Ability to assess technical information, distil the key strategic insights and convey these clearly and confidently both orally and in written form to senior clients

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Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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Flexibility to adapt to a variety of different engagement types, working hours and work environments and locations

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Language skills would be a strong bonus



Assistant Managers – Operations Strategy & Cost Specialist

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Strategy

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Assistant Managers – Operations Strategy & Cost Specialist

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.

The Team

The role of the Corporates Strategy Team (part of the Global Strategy Group) is to work with our clients to identify, structure and solve their most critical strategic issues. As part of a fast-paced and dynamic group, our consultants offer strategic advice on financial, business and operating models to our corporate clients.

Our propositions include Growth Strategy, Deals, and Operating strategy & cost (including zero basing), primarily working across, the Aerospace & Defence, Energy & Natural Resources, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Consumer Products and Automotive industries.

The role and responsibilities

• Working as part of a team to address complex market, strategic, operational and organisational issues.
• Planning and undertaking primary and secondary research to develop insightful analysis for clients.
• Designing and executing data intensive analysis to support development of evidence-based insights.
• Developing business cases and business plans underpinned by robust analysis in support of strategic initiatives.
• Managing engagement work-streams and analysis, taking responsibility for small teams when required.
• Working collaboratively with client staff and management, often working in joint teams at client sites, in the development and delivery of recommendations.
• Being involved in business development activity, showing initiative in building relationships with clients during engagements and while at client site.

Qualifications / Skills / Experience

• Experience of working as a Strategy specialist for a Big 4 consultancy or equivalent
• Cross sector experience with a focus on Healthcare and Life Sciences (HCLS) and Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) sectors
• Experience in working with global clients including the Middle East and ASPAC regions
• Experience in delivering projects with a particular focus on Operations Strategy & Cost projects including zero basing
• Experience in leading small teams on client engagements and ability to independently manage and deliver complex workstreams
• Experience of business development, and identifying new opportunities to support clients
• Experience in working with cross-service network teams internally
• Experience in conducting expert interviews
• Experience in developing baselines and associated operational analysis for operations strategy & cost projects
• Significant experience in leveraging data and analytics tools such as Tableau, Alteryx, Quid and Macro VBAs to support client delivery on engagement
• Experience in presenting client output and insights through visualisation tools (Tableau, Power BI, etc)
• Experience in developing complex financial and commercial models to provide a forecasted financial outlook for the client

Opening Date: 07/02/2020
Closing Date: 06/03/2020
Competitive salary plus negotiable benefits
Multiple positions available’

Assistant Manager, Deal Strategy & Value Creation

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time




KPMG’s Advisory business, one of three major units within KPMG (along with Audit and Tax), generates approximately £1.95bn per year and has 11,000 employees in the UK alone. Deal Advisory represents approximately £400m of revenues for Advisory, and comprises a number of specialist teams including M&A, Restructuring, and Transaction Services.


Deal Advisory has an exciting opportunity to join the Deal Strategy and Value Creation team who are developing a new Integrated Value Delivery (IVD) proposition. This will provide our clients with a holistic, integrated portfolio of implementable value creation opportunities in deal situations, underpinned by advanced data science and industry insights, delivered in a deal-speed timeframe. This team is a cross functional (commercial, operational and digital), agile capability group that will help KPMG generate revenue from broader deal value creation opportunities

We are looking for an experienced deal strategy and value creation practitioner, with a spike in either commercial, operations or digital value creation to play a key role in building out the IVD proposition and delivering high-quality engagements for our Corporate and Private Equity clients.

Role and Responsibilities

Key responsibilities will involve:

Play a key role in delivering IVD engagements, leading multiple workstreams, from inception to completion, which will involve:

- Hypothesis generation, data request lists, client management, team management, delivery of high-quality output.
- Able to coach junior team on some elements of delivery including, deep analytics approaches, and starting to develop specific expertise in one of the core legs of commercial, operational or digital
- Sustain a reputation for delivery excellence in the marketplace and help grow/ build our brand
- Assist with business development activities through development of proposals, pitches and point of view documents, and work with team leadership to win mandates across Corporate and Private Equity clients
- Ability & willingness to travel when necessary
Key Skills


- Possess knowledge of Commercial and Operational Due Diligence and value creation methods, tools etc. and the ability to rapidly identify value creation opportunities for businesses in their market place, thinking innovatively to think beyond traditional ‘CDD and ODD’, and being able to perform analysis to support the hypotheses
- Building an understanding of the deal lifecycle (pre-deal, deal and post-deal) and the role KPMG can play within it, with proven understanding of project delivery, value identification and deal execution
- Technical and analytical skills with the proven ability to identify areas of potential value across the deal cycle, and develop an approach to assess each area
- Slide writing skills that provide impact, present ideas clearly in a convincing manner
- An ability to multi-task effectively and balance time
- Developing management skills, with an ability to coach junior team members to ‘think differently’ and produce high-quality output
Experience and background

- Proven experience in delivering high-quality value creation engagements in either private equity or corporates
- Commercial, Operational Due Diligence and/ or value creation engagements, working with both Private Equity and Corporations, is essential (ideally 3+ years of client-facing experience).
- Experience in top-tier or 2nd tier strategy consulting practice would be beneficial
- Development of high-impact proposals or point-of-view packs as part of the business development process
- Proven ability to work with other teams within a business to identify the most suitable combination of skills to deliver high-impact for clients




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