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Manager Operational Turnaround

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Manager – Cyber – Operational Technology

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Service Line: Connected Technology

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Assistant Manager – Cyber – Operational Technology

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Senior Manager - Transformation Services, Wealth & Asset Management

Location: Watford

Service Line: Operational Transformation

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Manager - Finance Transformation (FS Insurance)

Location: London

Service Line: Financial Management

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Manager Operational Turnaround

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Strategy

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Summary

Our Managers bring about value to our clients by delivering quantifiable results at speed. They are adept at working hands-on to build organisational performance, culture and capability. They bring about value to KPMG by demonstrating commitment to our values and behaviours, taking accountability for their results and development, and by playing an active role in the development of the Operational Turnaround practice.
- Hands-on delivery one or more work-stream(s) working with Associate Managers, Analysts and client taskforce members in order to achieve specific time, cost, and quality deliverables
- Bring about lasting change through the delivery of quantifiable results and work in a hands-on way to engage with people and build organisational performance/capability
- Use the subject knowledge and analytical skills needed for such projects in order to support the execution of a short-term business diagnostics, which generate a business case for change and designs operational improvement programmes
Responsibilities

Managing Clients:
- Play an active role in strong client interactions, through preparation, disciplined thinking and clear communication
- Demonstrate the quality of work carried out to the client
- Influence and shape clients’ view of the KPMG Operational Turnaround practice throughout the engagement and maintain/improve our reputation in all client dealings
- Identify and highlight additional areas in which KPMG can add value to the client
Delivering Value:
- Select and use a diverse range of analytical techniques and implementation methodologies and tools to deliver assigned tasks and objectives on time/in full
- Autonomously manage and prioritise own work-streams, working largely unsupervised toward deadlines
- Ensure junior members of the KPMG team and client taskforce carry out actions on time/in full, and to high quality
- Keep the client and KPMG management informed of the project progress, anticipate problems and highlight and act to overcome potential obstacles and maintain quality/OTIF targetsOrganisational leadership:
- Transfer skills and knowledge to junior KPMG team members and client task force through coaching, mentoring, and training
- Feed intellectual capital created during projects back into the KPMG Turnaround and Transformation practice
- Be actively involved in at least one internal initiative in the Operational Turnaround team
- Proactively own your development and support the development of others’
Experience and Expertise
Essential
- Educated to at least Bachelor’s degree-level
- Fluency in English
- Demonstrable operational hands-on experience in a professional environment, either within a multinational or a consultancy organisation at a Manager level
- Good general in at least one of the following areas, e.g. Sales, Finance, Cash & Working Capital, Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Procurement, Lean Six SigmaDesirable
- Fluency in other languages (especially German, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Portuguese)
- Comfortable with a range of analytics platforms such as PowerBI, Tableau, Qlik Sense etc.
Skills / Competencies:
- Engage and build rapport with people from a wide range of backgrounds at all junior - middle management levels
- Build teams and implement through people
- Train and develop client management, taskforce members and KPMG team members
- Work effectively in teams
- Communicate well orally and in writing
- Generate enthusiasm and buy in to the solution thus using the client to implement
- Challenge and act in difficult situations to get positive result, identify potential blockers to progress and remove or avoid them before they become an issue and anticipate/prepare for pushback
- See value in contributions from different viewpoints
- Influence based on fact and generate enthusiasm
- Review progress against targets and change approach were needed
- Coach, constructively challenge, and thereby change the behaviour of team and task force members
- Quantify financial, service and behavioural opportunities and identify actions to release
- Rapidly identify key issues from a wide range of complex data, tell a story and quantify opportunities
- Be persistent and flexible in achieving greatest bottom-line impact towards a business goal
- Take the initiative (as a self-starter) to deal decisively with situations as they arise
- Generate solutions (people, systems, processes) to issues identified in client organisations

Assistant Manager - Operational Turnaround

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Strategy

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


KPMG Overview

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.

Capability/Service

Line Information:

We are a global practice specialising in operational turnaround and rapid performance improvement. We help leading companies worldwide achieve and sustain real gains across the top-line, bottom-line and the balance sheet. Our consultants immerse themselves in client operations, working side- by-side with people on the front lines of the business to connect their everyday actions with the company’s aspirations. We transfer our expertise to our clients, foster ownership for ongoing improvement, and build a fundamentally more capable organisation.

Our Turnaround practice works with many of the top 1000 companies in the world across a range of industries including Automotive, Aerospace, FMCG, Retail, Industrial Manufacturing, Chemicals, Industrial Manufacturing, Metals & Mining, Private Equity & Hedge Funds, Telecommunications and Utilities.

The Role

Summary of Role Purpose:

Our Assistant Managers bring about value to our clients by delivering quantifiable results at speed. They are adept at working hands-on to build organisational performance, culture and capability. They bring about value to KPMG by demonstrating commitment to our values and behaviours, taking accountability for their results and development, and by playing an active role in the development of the Operational Turnaround practice.

Description of the role:

Hands-on delivery of a work-stream working with other Associate Managers, Analysts and client taskforce members in order to achieve specific time, cost, and quality deliverables

Bring about lasting change through the delivery of quantifiable results and work in a hands-on way to engage with people and build organisational performance/capability.

Use the subject knowledge and analytical skills needed for such projects in order to support the execution of a short-term business diagnostics, which generate a business case for change and designs operational improvement programmes

Role responsibilities:

Managing Clients:


Play an active role in strong client interactions, through preparation, disciplined thinking and clear communication


Demonstrate the quality of work carried out to the client


Influence and shape clients’ view of the KPMG Operational Turnaround practice throughout the engagement and maintain/improve our reputation in all client dealings


Identify and highlight additional areas in which KPMG can add value to the client


Delivering Value:


Select and use a diverse range of analytical techniques and implementation methodologies and tools to deliver assigned tasks and objectives on time/in full


Autonomously manage and prioritise own activities, working largely unsupervised toward deadlines and carrying out actions on time/in full, and to high quality


Keep the client and KPMG management informed of the project progress, anticipate problems and highlight and act to overcome potential obstacles and maintain quality/OTIF targets


Organisational leadership:


Transfer skills and knowledge to other KPMG team members and client task force through coaching, mentoring, and training


Feed intellectual capital created during projects back into the KPMG Turnaround and Transformation practice


Be actively involved in at least one internal initiative in the Operational Turnaround team


Proactively own your development



The Person

Experience and Expertise

Essential


Educated to at least Bachelor’s degree-level


Fluency in English


Demonstrable operational hands-on experience at Assistant Manager level or equivalent in a professional environment, either within a multinational or a consultancy organisation


Good general know-how in at least one of the following areas, e.g. Sales, Finance, Cash & Working Capital, Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Procurement, Lean Six Sigma


Desirable

Fluency in other languages (especially German, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Portuguese)

Comfortable with a range of analytics platforms such as PowerBI, Tableau, Qlik Sense etc.

Skills / Competencies:


Engage and build rapport with people from a wide range of backgrounds at all junior - middle management levels


Build teams and implement through people


Train and develop client management, taskforce members and KPMG team members


Work effectively in teams


Communicate well orally and in writing


Generate enthusiasm and buy in to the solution thus using the client to implement


Challenge and act in difficult situations to get positive result, identify potential blockers to progress and remove or avoid them before they become an issue and anticipate/prepare for pushback


See value in contributions from different viewpoints


Influence based on fact and generate enthusiasm


Review progress against targets and change approach were needed


Coach, constructively challenge, and thereby change the behaviour of team and task force members


Quantify financial, service and behavioural opportunities and identify actions to release


Rapidly identify key issues from a wide range of complex data, tell a story and quantify opportunities


Be persistent and flexible in achieving greatest bottom-line impact towards a business goal


Take the initiative (as a self-starter) to deal decisively with situations as they arise


Implement solutions (people, systems, processes) to issues identified in client organisations



Manager – Cyber – Operational Technology

Location: London

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Role
Using a wide variety of technical and sector-specific skills, KPMG's Risk Consulting group proactively helps clients increase profits whilst reducing reputational, operational, financial and other risks. We are experienced in managing diverse issues including cyber resilience, digital technology risk, privacy, designing and implementing risk frameworks and modelling, implementing cyber risk controls corporate governance, cyber due diligence, deriving value from contracts and much more.

We have a fast-growing team and our engagements often take place in an international context which requires us to provide services across the globe, often in close cooperation with other KPMG offices.
Our services are of both an assurance and advisory nature and include: Cyber Security and Resilience Assessments and Benchmarking, Review, Design and Implementation of Secure and Resilient Business and IT Solutions, Review, Design and Implementation of Complex Privacy Solutions, GDPR, IT Security and Risk Management, Cyber in the External Audit, Cyber Internal Audit, Cyber Due Diligence and Independent Project Assurance.

This role requires previous experience in delivery of Operational Technology Security, with excellent knowledge of digital technology for cyber solutions and cyber risk and controls experience. The ability and credibility to advise our clients to select, design and implement complex solutions within our domains is essential. The successful candidate will be involved in delivery across all our key Corporates clients.

Roles and Responsibilities:
You will be managing the delivery of challenging, complex client engagements for our clients by:
- Proactive management and delivery of large, complex client engagements to ensure the following are carried out:
o Design and approach of services meet client needs
o Scoping and production of deliverables
o Project and financial management
o Review of team deliverables for quality and risk purposes
o Liaising with clients on delivery and implementation issues
- Pro-actively identifying and progressing business opportunities for the long term benefit of both the client and KPMG as well as managing sales activities such as proposal writing and leading client presentations.
- Demonstrating an understanding of KPMG’s broader offerings to enable identification of business opportunities
- Developing constructive client relationships, both inside and outside of KPMG.
- Role modelling risk and engagement management practices
- Monitor and uphold high quality of service and products to clients (internal and external)
- Upholding KPMG’s values by acting with integrity.

Experience and Skills:
A combination of the following:
• Proven experience of successfully delivering Operational Technology services (including implementations, creating business cases and roadmaps, assurance reviews and maturity assessments) to medium/large, multi-national clients.
• Experience in certain key sectors - Corporates.
• Delivered or involved in a number of operational technology and cyber risk management engagements which have included a technology workstream and implementation.
• Experience in transformation and business change programmes.
• Advising clients that operate digital technology solutions on business risks, regulations, controls, benefits, solution fit and typical challenges.
• Functional experience of digital technology solutions (Powered solutions, Cloud Security and Resilience, Risk and Controls Management, Audit Management would be a plus).
• Functional experience of cyber security in digital technology
• Functional experience of risk and controls
• Knowledge and experience of cyber, business and technology resilience
• Familiarity with regulatory compliance models and standards
• Proven communication and presentation skills.
• Proven experience of successfully delivering digital technology risk services.
• “Big 4” professional services or dynamic IT consultancy environment experience.

Qualifications:
• Cyber security qualification e.g. CISSP / CISM (required)
• Information Security auditing qualification e.g. CISA (desirable)
• Degree or Masters qualification in Cyber, Information Security or IT management (desirable)
• Project management qualification e.g. Prince II, MSP or PMI (desirable)


Assistant Manager – Cyber – Operational Technology

Location: London

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Role
Using a wide variety of technical and sector-specific skills, KPMG's Risk Consulting group proactively helps clients increase profits whilst reducing reputational, operational, financial and other risks. We are experienced in managing diverse issues including cyber resilience, digital technology risk, privacy, designing and implementing risk frameworks and modelling, implementing cyber risk controls corporate governance, cyber due diligence, deriving value from contracts and much more.

We have a fast-growing team and our engagements often take place in an international context which requires us to provide services across the globe, often in close cooperation with other KPMG offices.
Our services are of both an assurance and advisory nature and include: Cyber Security and Resilience Assessments and Benchmarking, Review, Design and Implementation of Secure and Resilient Business and IT Solutions, Review, Design and Implementation of Complex Privacy Solutions, GDPR, IT Security and Risk Management, Cyber in the External Audit, Cyber Internal Audit, Cyber Due Diligence and Independent Project Assurance.

This role requires previous experience in delivery of Operational Technology Security, with excellent knowledge of digital technology for cyber solutions and cyber risk and controls experience. The ability and credibility to advise our clients to select, design and implement complex solutions within our domains is essential. The successful candidate will be involved in delivery across all our key Corporates clients.

Roles and Responsibilities:
You will be supporting the management and delivery of challenging, complex client engagements for our clients by:
• Understanding their business challenges and threats that they face.
• Supporting the development of strategy, roadmaps and implementation plans for OT Security
• Analysing and defining sector-specific risk-based controls for OT Security
• Helping to manage packages of work within larger programmes of delivery.
• Work in a team and follow KPMG methodologies to deliver excellent cyber risk and regulatory services
• Supporting business development activities and client proposals.
• Coaching and developing team members through sharing of experience and knowledge. A working knowledge of cyber security regulation, standards and methodologies.
• Upholding KPMG’s values by acting with integrity.

Experience and Skills:
A combination of the following:
• Proven experience of successfully delivering Operational Technology services (including implementations, creating business cases and roadmaps, assurance reviews and maturity assessments) to medium/large, multi-national clients.
• Experience in certain key sectors - Corporates.
• Delivered or involved in a number of operational technology and cyber risk management engagements which have included a technology workstream and implementation.
• Experience in transformation and business change programmes.
• Advising clients that operate digital technology solutions on business risks, regulations, controls, benefits, solution fit and typical challenges.
• Functional experience of digital technology solutions (Powered solutions, Cloud Security and Resilience, Risk and Controls Management, Audit Management would be a plus).
• Functional experience of cyber security in digital technology
• Functional experience of risk and controls
• Knowledge and experience of cyber, business and technology resilience
• Familiarity with regulatory compliance models and standards
• Proven communication and presentation skills.
• Proven experience of successfully delivering digital technology risk services.
• “Big 4” professional services or dynamic IT consultancy environment experience.

Qualifications:
• Cyber security qualification e.g. CISSP / CISM (required)
• Information Security auditing qualification e.g. CISA (desirable)
• Degree or Masters qualification in Cyber, Information Security or IT management (desirable)
• Project management qualification e.g. Prince II, MSP or PMI (desirable)


Senior Manager - Transformation Services, Wealth & Asset Management

Location: Watford

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Operational Transformation

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



The Team

In the UK, the Asset Management industry is growing strongly and is facing high levels of change. The professional services market is sizeable and will continue to grow, and the Asset Management and Private Equity practice is a successful and growing segment of FS and a Global Strategic Priority for the firm. Following approval from the Global Board for investment in the AM and PE sectors to grow substantially over the next 3-4 years, there are plans to grow the UK AM business to over £300m. Consulting is the highest growth capability in Asset Management and Private Equity with plans to grow the AM Consulting business to £40m over the next 3 years. In order to sustain success and support the growth ambition, investment in the Wealth and Asset Management Consulting team is required. By investing in new and existing talent, we will be better placed to go to market and identify and land opportunities to achieve this growth, gain market share and contribute higher revenues to the UK firm.
Business-wide transformation, specifically operations and technology driven change is a key growth area for KPMG. The Asset Management industry is a technology laggard and our clients will need to transform their businesses and operating models to remain relevant as the industry faces increasing levels of disruption, which creates opportunities for KPMG.

We are keen to recruit talented people who have the energy and drive to succeed in a dynamic and challenging environment and who have a passion for delivering excellent service and building strong relationships.

The team works in an agile and flexible manner, with plenty of opportunities to develop new skills and gain new knowledge. We are keen to support and develop our people to enable them to be the best they can be.

We believe we are market leaders in promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and want to encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures.

Take a look at our website with the link below to see “What Makes Us Different”
http://www.kpmg.com/UK/en/about/WhatMakesUsDifferent/Diversity/Pages/default.aspx

The Role

You will be a Senior Manager within our Wealth and Asset Management Consulting Business and will be helping both grow our business and ensure our teams deliver high quality advice to clients. You should expect to be involved in a wide range of challenging client engagements across the traditional Asset Management space working on projects related to strategy, process improvement, operating model design, RFP, vendor selection and in particular ESG, which is regarded as a key growth area for the business. As a Senior Manager you will be expected to lead the delivery of client projects, manage engagements and be the day to day KPMG contact for client and KPMG teams. It is also expected that you will lead and manage junior resources and KPMG teams as part of project delivery.
As a Senior Manager you will also be expected to support the Director and Partner Team with business development activities such as proposals, pitches and development of the consulting propositions such as ESG. As a Senior Manager you will be expected to lead on proposals and RFP responses with the support of other members of the team.
In addition to supporting the build out of the client proposition for ESG and other offerings, you will also be expected to support the development of the practice in a broader sense, such as through the development and nurturing of junior talent, training, internal communications and contribution to the positive culture and supportive working environment.
If you are able to help our clients seize the opportunities that exist in the Wealth & Asset Management Sector and are keen to contribute to an exciting, supportive and positive team with fantastic internal sponsorship and visibility, then this could be a perfect role for you!

Responsibilities

Management and delivery of challenging, complex client engagements to ensure quality and value to our clients by:
• Understanding the industry context, their business challenges, the opportunities and the threats our clients face
• Helping clients navigate the increasingly complex operations, technology and data landscape including vendors in the market
• Supporting with the definition of new operating models, business models and processes to optimise the business
• Coaching and developing team members through sharing of experience and knowledge, as well as managing the performance and development of other team members
• Building and managing multiple client relationships and often managing concurrent engagements and business development activity
• Project managing engagements to deliver high quality work in a timely manner to include scoping / financial management (budgeting) / engagement and risk management / production and review of deliverables.
• Fee generation through actively identifying and progressing business development opportunities, as well as managing sales activities such as proposal development and client presentations.
• Contributing to practice management, e.g. knowledge sharing, training, proposition development, and knowledge management.
• Contributing to the development of our thought-leadership content and associated Marketing Campaigns
• Upholding KPMG’s values by acting with integrity
The Person
We expect that you will have:
• Significant number of years of professional experience in either consulting or asset management
• Strong experience in project delivery, transformation and business change from within a fund manager, a fund administrator or another management consultancy
• Good understanding of the operational and technological challenges associated with asset management
• An interest in ESG is strongly preferable with direct experience in ESG within asset management advantageous
• A track record within the Wealth & Asset Management industry with a sound understanding of the industry trends, key themes and challenges
• Proven expertise in Project Management and delivery of projects on time, within scope and of high quality
• Proven ability to analyse problems, identify core issues and recommend appropriate solutions
• Proven ability to lead work at sustained levels of high intensity and inspire drive and confidence in others.
• Proven ability in taking appropriate action after monitoring/reviewing the progress and performance of others
• Excellent communication skills (both written and oral), negotiation and project management skills
• An ability to develop and manage excellent relationships both internally and with clients at a senior level
• A genuine interest and desire to work in the asset management sector and a strong desire to develop knowledge and skill sets in sustainable finance
• An ability to contribute to a positive, inclusive and supportive working environment which respects and recognises all members of the team

Qualifications
• Industry qualifications preferred (e.g. CFA, IMC, CAIA)

Manager - Finance Transformation (FS Insurance)

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Financial Management

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team


The KPMG Finance Transformation capability within our FS Consulting business specialises in delivering large scale Finance function transformation initiatives and supporting CFOs on a wide range of issues. Over the last few years, we have established a reputation as the leading provider of top-quality consulting and technology delivery services in the Insurance sector. Our teams are recognised by our clients for the depth of industry and functional expertise they bring combined with our practical and innovative technology capabilities. As a result of our strategy and strong pipeline of exciting projects, we are looking to grow our Finance Data & Systems capability. We are looking for candidates who brings a combination of technology skills and business acumen, possesses the ambition and potential to become future leaders of our Insurance Finance Transformation consulting business. This is an exciting time to be part of growing business.


The Role


The KPMG Finance Transformation team is looking to grow our capability for IFRS 17 Data & Systems implementation and testing. As part of this, we are looking for a technology delivery manager who is able fulfil the following responsibilities:


Client Delivery:

• Manage IFRS 17 technology design, implementation and testing engagements
• Accountable for the successful delivery of engagement deliverables and client outcomes
• Provide structure and direction to the delivery of engagement activities.
• Build positive and collaborative relationships with senior client stakeholders
• Facilitate collaborative and fulfilling working environments for the client and KPMG staff on engagements


Business Development:

• Support Partners / Directors / Senior Managers to create business development and sales opportunities for the firm in IFRS 17 data & systems implementations
• Lead technology based assets in the area of IFRS 17 testing and support partners / Directors / Senior Managers in bringing them to the market
• Contribute to the development of response for proposals (RFPs) to client opportunities
• Seek to cross-sell and bring opportunities to other part of the firm where appropriate


People management & talent development:

• Support senior management with internal operational management responsibilities for the team
• Lead practice development initiatives and provide guidance to junior members of the team on these initiatives
• Lead and/or contribute to formal training, knowledge sharing, networking activities for the team
• Act as informal career development mentors and coaches for junior members of the team


The Person


Successful candidate should have excellent Finance Data & Systems expertise and delivery experience, as well as knowledge of Insurance Financial & Actuarial reporting processes.

We are looking at candidates who can demonstrate the following skills:

• IFRS 17 data and systems impacts assessment and requirements definition

• IFRS 17 Contractual Service Margin (CSM) solution design

• IFRS 17 solution test delivery management on IFRS 17 programmes
• Insurance Finance Reporting Processes

• IFRS 17 and Finance Transformation technology solution development and delivery management
• Ability to translate and communicate technical information and data to Finance and Actuarial stakeholders

• Ability to translate Finance and Actuarial requirements into design specifications for technology solution build
• Technical subject matter expertise in one or more of the following areas (not an exhaustive list):
- Insurance (Life & GI) Finance systems architectures
- Data architecture & integration
- IFRS 17 Calculation engines
- Structured & Unstructured data management approaches
- MS Azure SQL Server, SSIS, Data Factory and MS PowerBI, Qliksense
- Insurance Finance Data Model



Experience

We are looking at candidates who can demonstrate the following relevant experience:

• 5 years+ Insurance Finance Transformation consulting and technology implementation experience

• IFRS 17 data & systems implementation and test delivery experience

• Experience in managing diverse teams, working remotely across international locations

• Experience in designing and building IFRS 17 data and systems technology solutions
• Experience in overseeing the software development cycle of technology assets such as agile development, unit testing and release management




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