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Associate Director - Head of Technology Enabled Procurement

Location: London

Service Line: Financial Management

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Technology Risk Assistant Manager - Financial Services

Location: London

Service Line: RC Technology

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Associate Director - Technology - M&A

Location: London

Service Line: Transaction Services

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Manager - Technology - M&A

Location: London

Service Line: Transaction Services

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Software Developer - Legal Technology

Location: Manchester

Service Line: Legal Services

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Technology Sector M&A Assistant Manager

Location: London

Service Line: Transaction Services

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Associate Director - Head of Technology Enabled Procurement

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Financial Management

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



The Team:

The use of cloud-based technologies continues at pace and we continue to see that most Procurement transformation programmes demand technology support, and every successful Procurement technology programme involves some ground-breaking activity.

At KPMG’s highly successful Management Consulting practice, we’re working with Financial Services clients to help them understand how technology can drive business performance. As such, we’re looking for outstanding procurement technologists to join us, grow with us, and develop our Procurement Technology delivery capability, driving our strategy through large-scale Procurement Cloud Technology transformation. Part of a developing team in Financial Services that will become our ‘go to’ for Procurement Technology, you will play a key role in the growing of our propositions to sell and deliver large programmes. At its core, this is a real opportunity to build our technology delivery team and influence within a fast-growing business area. To join us, therefore, you’ll need to be inquisitive and have a strong, informed point of view. Of course, this will need to be balanced with an unwavering client focus. You’ll have excellent listening skills, and a proven track record of helping Financial Services clients reach their desired outcomes. We’re looking for self-starters, those with gravitas, credibility, and the natural ability to encourage confidence and empower change. On the technical side, you’ll need a thorough understanding of Procurement Technology solutions including but not limited to Coupa, Ivalua, Basware and/or SAP Ariba.

The Person:

We are looking for a Senior Manager with a proven track record of selling, procurement technology projects. In particular we are looking for individuals who have led procurement technology strategy programmes, software selection projects and Source-to-Pay implementations.

We are seeking a talented individual with experience of Procurement Cloud implementation. This is a high-profile role within the team, requiring a balance of business development, practice leadership and client delivery. The role reports into the Director of Powered Procurement.

Essential Experience:

• Understand demand, identify and unlock client opportunities for Powered Procurement in Financial Services by providing the technology expertise to build compelling market propositions
• A deep knowledge of the current procurement technology market
• The ability to build strong relationships at senior levels (c-suite), and a strong existing network
• Experience designing, selecting, supporting and implementing multiple solutions
• The ability to communicate compelling and well thought out solutions to complex problems
• Strong people management skills, with an ability to coach and develop others

Key Skills:

• Sales and Business Development
• Leadership and relationship building
• A Technology professional with a proven track record of successful delivery of technology solutions in a consulting environment
• Facilitation and conflict resolution
• Persuasive power to communicate with a variety of partners in the organisation
• Excellent People Leadership
• Strong network in Financial Services Procurement
• Drive and resilience
• Presentation skills
• A track record of client delivery, innovation and procurement transformation using Cloud solutions, at large FTSE/blue chip organisations
• Other core consulting skills, including planning and delivering workshops, structured interviewing, process mapping, data gathering and analysis

Location:

UK based. Depending on Client location you will be required to travel and work away from home for periods of time (UK, Europe and internationally), so will need to be willing to demonstrate flexibility.





Technology Risk Assistant Manager - Financial Services

Location: London

Capability: Risk Consulting

Service line: RC Technology

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

Within the FS Technology Risk team, our work involves providing advisory, assurance and IT Internal Audit services to clients on their IT systems and processes. Our focus is on IT risk management, IT controls testing, IT project assurance, GRC, Emerging Tech and the Technology and Data aspects of regulation. This work is delivered through stand-alone assignments, large scale consulting projects and as part of internal audit engagements.

The Role

Responsibilities:

• Managing delivery of IT Internal Audit services in the Financial Services Sector.
• Taking responsibility for the overall output from client engagements including scoping, financial management, risk management, managing delivery risk, production, quality and review of deliverables.
• Building and maintaining excellent relationships across a range of clients and prospects including senior leadership.
• Actively identifying and progressing business development opportunities and supporting the team with sales activities such as proposal writing and assisting with client presentations.
• Participating in service line development, reporting to the service line leader on progress of development, sales and delivery.
• Developing internal networks and maintaining excellent relationships with colleagues across KPMG, in particular in the wider IT Advisory practice.
• Coaching, mentoring and developing team members, both on and off engagements (e.g. setting goals and appraising performance), and contributing to practice management (e.g. training and knowledge sharing).

The Person

Experience and Background :

• Proven experience of successfully delivering IT internal audits to, or within, medium to large multi-national clients with complex IT environments and applications.
• Experience in identifying and assessing complex IT risks and controls, to relate them to the wider business environment and to express opinions clearly.
• Strong project management skills including being able to manage multiple assignments simultaneously, to manage teams effectively, and to deliver projects on time and to budget.
• Able to add value to assignments through an analytical approach to work, and adept at challenging existing processes to identify and implement smarter ways of working.
• Able to develop excellent client and internal relationships at all levels of seniority.
• Proficient at creating and delivering captivating presentations to audiences comprising groups of clients, prospects and/or internal staff.
• Excellent team player as well as able to deliver engagements independently
• Experience of auditing application controls for a range of business processes within a Financial Services environment, cyber audits, infrastructure testing, data management and experience in auditing emerging technologies such as AI & Machine Learning, cloud.
• Professional services experience (big 4 or similar FS IT Internal Audit industry experience).
Degree qualification.
• CISA or equivalent auditing qualification preferred

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



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

Software Developer - Legal Technology

Location: Manchester

Capability: Tax

Service line: Legal Services

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team

In Legal Technology we help KPMG Law build digital products that empower our Lawyers and serve their clients — all with people,
business and technology in mind.
We are human-centred technology advocates, analysts, designers and engineers. Whether we're creating new products or helping our legal team differentiate in a competitive market, people in Legal Technology are creators at heart.

Our Technology
Our core competency is cutting-edge technologies (JavaScript, ReactJS, HTML5 and Python) and building on the Thomson Reuters HighQ platform.

The Role

You will be part of our Legal Technology team working across KPMG’s multidisciplinary teams which include lawyers, subject matter experts and other software engineering teams.
We welcome developers with experience in other stacks who are happy to bring their experiences on board.
As a member of the team, you’ll be expected to keep up to date with the tech field.
You are expected to have experience and develop your technical skills within the following areas:
• JavaScript;
• React;
• HTML;
• Python; and
• Software testing, performance optimisation and maintenance
Role behaviours
As a Legal Technology developer, you will be expected to:
• Work in small to medium agile teams and lead on sub-projects
• Demonstrate evidence of excellent agile practices
• Demonstrate evidence of disciplined approach to secure code development
• Show effective self-organisation skills
• Be able to mentor junior team members and advise peers
• Actively collaborate with team members from all capabilities
Day to day job tasks
• Create or design workable prototypes
• Create specification and design of system components to meet defined requirements
• Implement user requirements and software designs for a system component
• Maintain and support services
• Identify, explore and implement improvements to services or system components
• Integrate and test components, systems and their interfaces
• Ensure the quality of your implemented solutions (e.g. by testing, code reviews, automated scans)
• Help your technical lead manage deployment pipelines, or implement and manage the deployment pipeline for your system component
• Document your solutions

*The role can be based from Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham or London*




Technology Sector M&A Assistant Manager

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Technology Sector M&A Assistant Manager - London

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 to reviewing technology spend.

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 IT function and systems into the Buyer’s organisation whilst enhancing value.

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 an IT perspective including support to define and implement transitional service agreements.

Roles and Responsibilities:
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
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 IT contracts
Providing insights on IT aspects of the deal that are relevant to the client and readers of the IT 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 IT benchmark and qualitative information to provide insights to clients to describe a typical IT 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.
Support the IT workstream in integrations and separations within a larger team of Integration & Separation colleagues
Identification or review of client synergies for IT 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.





Qualifications and Experience:

To have experience within an IT specialism such as: IT strategy, applications, infrastructure, architecture, cyber security.
Recent experience within IT/technology in a M&A environment.
Recent program management experience.
Recent experience of delivering and reviewing technology related deal and transaction reports.
Recent experience of analysing and data mapping to comment on the technology of the business including cost, products and systems and IT contracts.
Recent experience advising on technology aspects of integration, separation (carve outs) and optimisation initiatives.


Opening date: 02/10/20
Closing date: 29/10/20
Competitive salary plus negotiable bonus and benefits.





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