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Director, Climate Risk & Decarbonisation Strategy

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Associate Director - Deal Strategy & Value Creation

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Manager - Deal Strategy and Value Creation

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Assistant Manager – National Security – Strategy and Operations

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Deal Strategy and Value Creation Assistant Manager

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Assistant Manager - Deal Strategy

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Are you looking for an exciting career in a growing team within KPMG?

Do you want to work in a lively and energetic environment where you will have the opportunity to advise on some of the biggest structural shifts the energy market has ever seen, with the decarbonisation agenda at its core.

If you’d like to apply your skills to solving problems for clients ranging from small tech start-ups to international energy incumbents across the sector, then consider joining us in our growing Energy & Natural Resources (ENR) Deal Strategy practice.

Led by Wafa Jafri and Amy Marshall, our team includes experienced utility professionals, bankers, strategists and engineers, to ensure an exemplary output for our clients.

We are offering a unique opportunity to gain experience of the energy sector in a multi-functional team working across a range of policy, strategic, commercial and transactional mandates. In addition to this, you will be aspire to become an energy sector expert who can support other KPMG functions such as M&A, TS, Restructuring and Valuations, so the ability to be collaborative is key.

The successful candidate will work across multiple engagements and functions at any given time, driving the ENR Deal Advisory practice through high quality deliverables. We require someone who naturally takes on responsibility and accountability for key deliverables within projects.

The ideal candidate will be able to provide direction for our Associates and Analysts whilst at the same time demonstrating the mentality to challenge senior members of the team when appropriate to do so.

Responsibilities:

- Managing and delivering on Energy Deal Strategy engagements.
- Support on the delivery of multiple small to medium size projects or work streams simultaneously.
- Researching market intelligence and sector knowledge.
- Supporting on proposals for new business opportunities in the Energy sector.
- Ownership of analysis and slides for multiple propositions and client engagements.
- Present analysis at client meetings.
- Manage E grades in the team as well as KGS
- Collect and monitor costs on projects as well as conducting risk procedures.
- Attend some client meetings to support senior members of the team with actions and meeting notes.
The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate the following:

- Passion for the Energy sector.
- Proactive, inquisitive, energetic and a desire to learn.
- Demonstrable ability to deliver high quality work.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Excellent attention to detail with an ability to contribute toward high quality presentations and analysis.
- Strong quantitative and Excel.

Director, Climate Risk & Decarbonisation Strategy

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Director

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


Climate Risk and Decarbonisation Strategy
Are you looking for an exciting career at the cutting edge of KPMG’s response to the global agenda on climate change?

Do you want to work in a lively and energetic environment where you will have the opportunity to shape a brand new proposition and advise on some of the biggest structural shifts the world has ever seen with a range of FTSE clients?

If so, then consider joining us in KPMG’s newly established Climate Risk & Decarbonisation Strategy team. Led by Simon Weaver and Bridget Beals, the Climate Risk and Decarbonisation Strategy team has been formed to help our clients respond to the immense challenges posed by climate change, assisting them to identify and quantify climate risks to their business to meet regulatory, investor and stakeholder demands; analyse and assess the range of mitigation and adaptation strategies available to them to mitigate the risks; implement the strategies; and, finally, embed the risk, strategy, targets and governance into financial reporting, helping to pave the way to a low carbon economy.

We have a vision for every Board to consider climate change in their Enterprise Risk Management. So far, we have focused on FTSE250 Boards with really positive results – we are already responding to several RFPs and are having bilateral conversations with respect to scopes of work with 5 other major listed corporates. This is hugely encouraging as we pursue our ambition of delivering £140m of profit with purpose for KPMG by 2025.

The successful candidates will work across multiple engagements managing the delivery of key outputs relating to the different facets of our proposition and shaping our future propositions.

We are looking for hires who can provide the perfect combination of passion, dynamism, enthusiasm, capability, accountability, and above all the ability to be a great team player.

We require strategy, climate change and risk expertise across the grade profiles. We will select and optimal mix of talent to allow the team to share skills to build capability, but ensure that team members have the ability to grow and build their careers within the Climate Risk and Decarbonisation Strategy team as we capitalise on the immense opportunities we are faced with.

Responsibilities

Key responsibilities of the role include managing and actively originating Climate Risk and Decarbonisation Strategy engagements by:

- Helping lead business development initiatives including targeting key C-Suite level individuals, proposing KPMG's services and closing opportunities
- Acting as the primary team interface with various levels of client executives up to and including C-Suite Level
- Managing the delivery of project deliverables and advising persuasively, earning the position of a trusted advisor
- Developing the team culture and inspiring and empowering team members to be the best
- Participating in the professional development of KPMG Climate Risk and Decarbonisation team members and assist with the recruiting and training of new staff
- Any other duties commensurate with the role.
Please send your CV with a cover letter of no more than 2 pages explaining:
1. Why you want to work in Climate Risk & Decarbonisation Strategy
2. The skills you would bring to the team and why you think they are important for the team to have
3. Anything else you think is relevant to your application

Associate Director - Deal Strategy & Value Creation

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time



The Team


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 deep spike in any of commercial, operations or digital value creation to play a key role in building this team by leading both the i) internal capability build-out as well as ii) leading day-today delivery of projects and setting up post-deal opportunities for other areas of the firm (I&S, Consulting) to deliver. All Associate Directors are expected to play an active role in both internal activities and deliver IVD mandates.

Role and Responsibilities

Key responsibilities will involve:

Internal capability build-out (25% of time)
- Key contributor to the development of the IVD proposition, focusing on commercial and / or operational value creation opportunities and building out new propositions (excluding digital)
- Training of junior staff to be able to rapidly identify and structure ‘investment thesis’ ready value creation upsides for target deals (including material development and workshops)
- Play an integral role in recruitment (internal and external) of junior team members (including interviewing, representation at external relevant events etc.)
- Assist with building library of value creation ‘tiles’ specific to UK market, interacting with internal and external experts
- Help IVD build origination pipeline:
o Build internal relationships, through networking, with other KPMG teams to ensure relevant stakeholders are aware of and understand IVD proposition
o Build external marketing suite to re-educate market on KPMG offering; working closely with the team’s leadership to shape go-to-market capability, and help launch the IVD offering in the market
- Assist with thought leadership activity for the team

Client facing Origination and Delivery role (75% of time)

- Manage IVD engagements, operating as a delivery day-to-day lead for end-to-end IVD engagements and act as a key client-facing member of the team
o Be able to articulate sector specific hypotheses to drive value creation potential
o Manage the project from inception to completion, including project risk set-up, hypothesis generation, data request lists, client management, team management, delivery of high-quality output.
o Able to coach junior team on all elements of delivery including storyboarding, deep analytics approaches, and specific expertise in one of the core legs of commercial, operational or digital
o Bringing cutting edge thinking to clients to ensure rapid and insightful value creation delivery; leading innovation in core expertise area
o Sustain a reputation for delivery excellence in the marketplace and help grow/ build our brand
- Manage relationships with clients and investment professionals at Private Equity firms. Interfacing with internal and external stakeholders both at clients and within KPMG
- 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 deep knowledge of Commercial and Operational Due Diligence and value creation methods, tools etc. and the ability to identify value creation opportunities for businesses in their market place, thinking innovatively to think beyond traditional ‘CDD and ODD’
- 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
- Able to set-up ‘post-deal’ implementation storylines/ process to handover to other teams in KPMG
- Technical and analytical skills concerning the deal cycle and ability to identify areas of potential value across the deal cycle
- High-quality presentation skills with impact, competent in presenting ideas clearly, convincingly to influence senior stakeholders and possessing personal presence, with the ability to earn trust and respect
- An ability to multi-task effectively and balance time between project deliver, proposition development, coaching / training, and business development support effectively
- Proven management of teams, developing talent, developing and delivery of training materials
- Experience of delivery of high-quality client deliverables, demonstrating the value identified, and delivered, for clients

Experience and background

- Extensive experience in delivering high-quality value creation engagements in either private equity or corporates
- Commercial, Operational Due Diligence and/ or value creation engagements, with demonstrable experience across the deal lifecycle, working with both Private Equity and Corporations, is essential. Note, FDD experience will be less relevant for this role
- Programme management experience and track record of successful delivery of projects. Minimum of 30 delivered engagements in commercial (including strategy), operational or digital value creation ideally across a number of sectors (Consumer, HLS, Industrial, Technology etc.)
- Experience in top-tier or 2nd tier strategy consulting practice would be beneficial
- Proven ability to grow, develop and manage teams of deal strategy and value creation practitioners that are able to successfully manage and complete multiple projects at once
- Experience of developing new client propositions (ideally utilising new technology for origination, analysis/ delivery), developing and delivering of training and development for team members
- 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


Manager - Deal Strategy and Value Creation

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time



The Team


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:
o Hypothesis generation, data request lists, client management, team management, delivery of high-quality output.
o Able to coach junior team on all elements of delivery including storyboarding, deep analytics approaches, and specific expertise in one of the core legs of commercial, operational or digital
o Sustain a reputation for delivery excellence in the marketplace and help grow/ build our brand
- Assist with internal capability build out, which includes; proposition development, recruitment, training, go-to-market strategy development, internal stakeholder management
- 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
- 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
- Strong slide writing skills that provide impact, present ideas clearly in a convincing manner
- An ability to multi-task effectively and balance time
- Proven 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 Note, FDD experience will be less relevant for this role
- Experience in top-tier or 2nd tier strategy consulting practice would be beneficial
- Proven ability to manage teams of deal strategy and value creation practitioners that are able to successfully manage and complete multiple projects at once
- 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





Assistant Manager – National Security – Strategy and Operations

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Operational Transformation

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Defence Consulting Strategy

Strategy and Operations are integral parts of KPMG’s Defence Consulting practice. The team advise senior clients from both government and industry on large, complex and critical strategic issues that impact their organisations. We work in multi-disciplinary teams to design and implement strategies covering a number of different areas including digital transformation, financial and commercial management, data and analytics, workforce transformation and operational delivery.

It is an exciting time to join our Defence Consulting team. We have an ambitious growth agenda, that is driven by our unique propositions and the strength of our client relationships. You will be joining a bright, talented group of individuals who are passionate both about their work and about having fun both inside and outside work.

National Security

The National Security sector is one of KPMG’s key priority sectors, designated for high growth over the next three years. In order to deliver our exciting growth plans, KPMG are recruiting experienced, market-focused consultants to join this team.

The team are seeking Assistant Managers to deliver Strategy and Operations activities on National Security engagements and to support KPMG’s growth in this market.

Due to the nature of the work, it is essential for applicants to hold current 'National Security Vetting’ aligned to a National Security organisation.


The Opportunity

We are seeking talented individuals with experience delivering insight-led improvements in the National Security market, who can develop points of view and evidence that challenge conventional thinking and help reshape our clients’ organisations.

You will join an established and highly successful National Security practice, with the opportunity to leverage our leading strategy propositions and latest technologies, to deliver value to our clients and grow our business.

Key Responsibilities

As an Assistant Manager in our team, we will expect you to:

- Contribute to the delivery of workstreams or projects in a disciplined way, managing and escalating key risks and issues where required.
- Contribute to project planning and shaping, including plans, timelines, project management and resource allocations.
- Develop clear, concise and accurate advice that helps senior leaders understand complex business issues and influences their decision-making.
- Work closely with client teams and management to develop and deliver key strategies.
- Contribute to the development of National Security credentials and proposals where required.
- Build and manage relationships with clients on a daily basis.
- Leverage your expertise and network to identify new business opportunities and contribute to the development of key value propositions in the National Security Market.
- Take a lead in thought leadership, knowledge sharing and developing relevant skills within our team.
- Supervise and develop less experienced team members whilst delivering key deliverables on time.
Skills, Qualifications and Experience Required

You will have proven experience delivering strategic change underpinned by robust evidence and analysis, including:

- Experience delivering strategic initiatives that change an organisation’s business or operating model to address underperformance, changing market trends or digital disruption with demonstrable results.
- Experience designing and delivering operating model changes, such as changes to an organisation’s structure or governance model, or the redesign of core business processes.
- Experience designing and executing financial analyses to support key investment decisions and identify opportunities for cost saving and efficiencies.
- Experience developing business cases and business plans, underpinned by robust financial analysis in support of strategic initiatives.
- Proven ability to undertake primary and secondary research to help clients assess the impact of different strategies on their organisations.
- The ability to leverage deep sector knowledge and experience to contextualise solutions to National Security clients within short timeframes.
- The ability to develop strong relationships with clients and influence decision-making.

Deal Strategy and Value Creation Assistant Manager

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Team Overview
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:
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
KPMG’s values:
KPMG prides itself on its values, which are imperative for any candidate to demonstrate:
We lead by example: At all levels we act in a way that exemplifies what we expect of each other and our member firms' clients.
We work together: We bring out the best in each other and create strong and successful work relationships.
We respect the individual: We respect people for who they are and for their knowledge, skills and experience as individuals and team members.
We seek the facts and provide insight: By challenging assumptions and pursuing facts, we strengthen our reputation as trusted and objective business advisers.
We are open and honest in our communication: We share information, insight and advice frequently and constructively and manage tough situations with courage and candour.
We are committed to our communities: We act as responsible corporate citizens by broadening our skills, experience and perspectives through work in our communities and protecting the environment.
Above all, we act with integrity: We are constantly striving to uphold the highest professional standards, provide sound advice and rigorously maintain our independence.

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